St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church

Weekend Masses:

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. and Rosary
Saturday: 5:00 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

Reconciliation:

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

Office Hours:

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

 

From the Desk of Fr. Tim …

The Shepherds’ Trust Collection…

As members of our Catholic community, we regularly benefit from the tireless service of our priests. They have been instruments in living out a “faith in action.” Called by God and ordained to care for His people, our priests serve our families, in churches, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, missions and on the streets. The Shepherds’ Trust supports our priests to help them live their retirement years with dignity.

The 2019 Shepherds’ Trust collection will take place in all parishes in the Archdiocese this weekend, November 16/17. Envelopes and Newsletters were distributed last weekend and we have more available in the parish office if you did not receive a copy.

This trust fund is a tangible way to care for those who cared for us and to give thanks for the blessings we have received through them. On behalf of our retired priests, especially our former pastor Msgr. Joseph Shiels, I thank you for your generosity in supporting this year’s collection, and for remembering The Shepherds’ Trust in your will.

Parish Family Pasta Dinner, Saturday, November 23…

Thank you to five of our best Italian cooks in the parish who have again volunteered to make their home-made Italian sauce for our authentic and delicious Italian dinner event on Saturday, November 23 taking place after the 5:00 p.m. Mass. In addition to the penne pasta, we will have fresh salad, buns and dessert with coffee/tea and punch. There will also be a cash bar. Special guest entertainers will regale us with Italian songs and melodies.

Our thanks to the Knights of Columbus who will serve the dinner and organize the evening. Tickets are $15 for Adults and $6 for Children 12 & under and are available in the parish office. Please buy your tickets early as this event always sells out and we cannot accommodate walk-ins.

St Vincent de Paul Society: Christmas Gifts for Neighbours in Need

Our parish St. Vincent de Paul Society will again be providing Christmas gift cards to families-in-need within our community. Awareness of maintaining each person’s dignity is always our priority and providing gift cards has allowed families to have more flexibility in what they offer as a Christmas meal, or what gift may be most suitable for their children. Please consider assisting our neighbouring families-in-need this year by purchasing gift cards from Walmart, No Frills or Food Basics, or by issuing a cheque payable to: Society of Saint Vincent de Paul noting that it is as a Christmas gift.

These can be dropped off to our SSVP Christmas elves before and after masses on November 23/24 and November 30/December 1. Our goal this year is to able to assist over 100 families in our community.

Tax receipts will be issued for annual donations to SSVP greater than $20. God’s blessings to each of you for your ongoing generosity and support during the year through your poor-box donations and most especially during this Christmas season.

2019 Confirmation Preparation Programme…

Grade 7 students in our parish schools have received their Confirmation Registration forms at school and are invited to the Registration Meeting on either Tuesday, December 3 or Wednesday, December 4 in the parish hall. Registration will take place at 6:30 p.m. and the Meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. Candidates, parents/guardians, and sponsors are asked to attend with their completed registration forms.

For those in Grade 7 who are not attending our parish Catholic schools (i.e., Public School students, Private School students), are invited to pick up Registration Package at the parish office as soon as possible. Classes for those not enrolled in our parish Catholic schools will begin in late January on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Any older youth or adults wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in May 2020 are asked to contact Fr. Mauricio as soon as possible, 905-820-1444.

Sacrament of Reconciliation…

The Grade 2 students in our parish schools and the RCIC Program will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Wednesday, November 27 at 7:00 p.m. Students have already registered for the Sacrament.

2020 Offertory Envelopes/Pre-Authorized Giving…

Offertory envelopes for 2020 are available for pick up in the vestibule. Please write your first and last name and address (or an address label) on the first three envelopes. Your new envelope number will be recorded so there is no need to search for your 2019 envelope box.

If you are not currently registered in the parish and wish to use Offertory envelopes, please fill out the parish registration form on the table (noting the envelope number you have taken) and return the form to the parish office.

I thank those who are currently using the option of Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG) here at the parish and remind them to pick up a set of 2020 envelopes for the special collection envelopes are not part of PAG. I myself use PAG and would strongly encourage this practice for others, especially for those who are away from the parish on a seasonal basis. Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG) allows families and individuals to specify a monthly donation amount to the parish, and to have this amount directly withdrawn from their bank account through a pre-authorized debit. PAG sign up brochures are available next to the 2020 Offertory envelopes…thank you for giving PAG your consideration and support!

Sunday Missals 2020…

The 2020 Sunday Missal in both the adult version and the children’s version (suitable for children in Grades 1-6) is available through the parish office at a cost of $5.00 each.

Advent + Christmas Fair: November 30/December 1…

Please join us in the parish hall after each mass on the weekend of November 30/December 1…

EDGE Ministry - Our next meeting is Monday, November 18 in the parish hall. The topic is Dignity - An EDGE Night on the Ninth Commandment. There’s always a social so bring a friend!

FORGED Young Adult Ministry - FORGED will be hosting a special event at Merciful Redeemer Church on Wednesday, November 27 at 7:00 p.m. called All4Him, a Christian worship bank, and Ben Turland, a speaker from CCO. The event is FREE and open to everyone including young adults, teens and the young at heart.

Catholic Women’s League – General Meeting this Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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