St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church

Weekend Masses:

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. followed by praying of the Rosary, Vigil 5 p.m.,
Sunday: 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. 12 Noon

Weekday Masses:

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotions - after the Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Mass
First Friday: 7p.m. followed by Holy Hour
Saturday: 9 a.m.

Reconciliation:

Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Other times upon request

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

 

From the Desk of Fr. Tim …

Baptisms During Mass this Weekend…

While the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord was moved to Monday, January 8 this year, we continue our annual tradition of baptizing children at the masses this weekend as follows:

Saturday 5:00 p.m.:
Shawn Lloyd Danao Dolores, son of Orlando Dolores and Clarissa Danao
Ryan Anthony Pacheco, son of Steven Pacheco and Michelle Louise Flynn
Sunday 9:00 a.m.:
Cayden Leo Farmer, son of John Robert Farmer and Melissa Nicole Pavan
Evan William Chuen Cheong, son of Eric Chuen Cheong and Win Dang
Sunday 10:30 a.m.:
Olivia Maria Fong, daughter of Eric Fong and Tina Nguyen
Marcus Flynn Piascik, son of Tomasz Peter Piascik and Christina Maria Heikkila
Sunday 12 Noon:
Luke Joseph George Brito, son of Matthew Brito and Rena Zimmer
Johanna Zurielle Vinagrera Smedes, daughter of Terence Smedes and Ziane Vinagrera

Special thanks to the members of our Baptismal Preparation Team who assist us throughout the year at our monthly Baptismal Preparation meetings and during each Baptismal Liturgy.

If you are interested in baptism for your own children, please begin the process by contacting Fr. Charles after Mass or through the parish office. Adult baptism for a member of your family (through the RCIA process) may also be discussed with Fr. Charles, 905-820-1444 ext. 22.

104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees- Sunday, January 14, 2018…

The theme announced by His Holiness Pope Francis for the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees is “Welcoming, Protecting, Promoting and Integrating Migrants and Refugees.” Please click on the following link to see Pope Francis’ entire message: http://bit.ly/WorldDayofMigrantsandRefugees. In his message, Pope Francis reminds us that “every stranger who knocks at our door is an opportunity for an encounter with Jesus Christ, who identifies with the welcomed and rejected strangers of every age…”

A special Mass commemorating the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Chaldean Catholic Cathedral, located at 2 High Meadow Place in North York. Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick will be the homilist for this Liturgy. A reception will follow the mass and all are welcome to attend.

2018 Parish Envelopes/ Pre-Authorized Giving/ 2017 Financial Report…

Thanks to all who have picked up their 2018 envelopes and use them faithfully each Sunday. Offertory envelopes are in the foyer near the office. Please remember to mark your name and address on the first few envelopes/use an address label when you begin a new box this year. We appreciate your support of the parish.

I invite each family to consider the option of Pre-Authorized Giving for the new year. The PAG registration form can be found in the foyer of the church and can be returned (along with void cheque) to the office directly or by dropping it into next Sunday’s Offertory basket!

Thanks to all on behalf of our Property and Finance Council who will be making their Annual Financial Report to the parish on the weekend of February 3/4, 2018.

Confirmation Preparation Programme Begins!

Our preparation programme continues with a first Preparation Class on either Monday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. OR Wednesday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Attendance mandatory for all candidates!

Any older youth or adults wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in May 2018 are asked to contact Fr. Charles as soon as possible.

An Evening with Fr. Ed Keays…

Next Thursday, January 18 women and men are invited to an Evening of Reflection with Fr. Ed Keays, Chaplain of Good Shepherd Refuge. We will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a glass or wine or beer and pasta dinner, dessert and coffee, followed by a talk by Fr. Ed and time for questions and answers. Tickets are $15 each available through the parish office. Please plan to bring a donation of a pair of socks or new men’s underwear with you for the men of the Good Shepherd Refuge.

Little Rock Bible Study - The Word of God at Vatican II…

Did you ever wonder how the Bible became such an essential part of being a Catholic in our Day? Dei Verbum—The Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation - remains one of the foundational teachings of the Second Vatican Council. Vatican II gave rise to a new generation of Catholics who were eager to delve into the Scriptures, to study and pray with them, and to live boldly in response to the truth they discovered there.

We begin this five-week Thursday evening bible study with a special introduction on Thursday January 25 by our associate pastor Fr. Charles Egbulefu, CCE, whose doctoral thesis touches upon Vatican II and Dei Verbum, and its foundational and life-giving teaching that shapes our Catholic understanding of Scripture and Tradition. Along the way, especially in Lessons Two and Three, you will also work with select Scripture passages to further your appreciation of Scripture, for the church’s encouragement since the council stresses that “access to sacred scripture ought to be widely available to the Christian faithful” (Dei Verbum 22).

Please join us on Thursday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall…registration is $20 per participant.

 

 

 

 

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