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

Thursday, December 19
9:30 - 11:30 a.m., 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., and from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

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.

Christmas and New Year's Schedule

Christmas Eve: Tuesday December 24
4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Christmas Day: Wednesday December 25
9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 Noon
(no 7:45 a.m. mass on Christmas Day)

New Year’s Eve: Tuesday December 31 at 5:00 p.m.

New Year’s Day: Wednesday January 1st
10:30 a.m. and 12:00 Noon
(no 7:45 a.m. or 9 a.m. masses)

 

From the Desk of Fr. Tim …

Office and Sacristy Renovation Blessing…

I am delighted to bless our new offices, meeting rooms and sacristy at the beginning of each mass this weekend. We thank all of you for your patience during this extended construction period, with special thanks to Chico Bolivar, our caretaker, and all the parish staff for their extra efforts during these past six months. We are very happy with the work done by the general contractor GQ Home Improvements (owned by our parishioner, Greg Quiaoit) and would recommend him to your family for your own home improvements.

As announced last weekend, we are happy to name our boardroom (the pastor’s former office space) as the Monsignor Joseph Shiels Room in honour of our former pastor who served here for 21 years (1992-2013) and who still lives in our parish. This space can seat up to12 people around the conference table. We also have an adjacent small meeting room that can accommodate up to eight people.

We invite you to drop by the new sacristy, meeting rooms and parish office after mass today.

Advent 2019…

Advent is a season of joyful preparation for the coming of Christ, but the joy lies in knowing that God will clear away all the obstacles we ourselves have made to his coming into our lives in full. We begin therefore in a spirit of repentance as we “await with joyful hope the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ”. In that spirit, I offer the following suggestions for celebrating Advent:

Confirmation Preparation Programme Begins!

At all masses this weekend, we are praying for our Grade 7 Confirmation candidates as they present their Commitment Forms to the parish community. Their preparation programme continues with their first Preparation Class on either Monday, January 13 at 7:00 p.m. OR Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. Attendance is mandatory for all candidates!

Grade 7 students who missed the Registration Meeting last week are asked to bring their registration form, baptismal certificate copy and $20 offering to the church office ASAP. They should plan to attend the Registration Make-up Meeting with their parents and sponsor on Saturday, January 11 at 2:00 p.m. in the church. After this date NO further registrations will be accepted for the 2019/2020 Confirmation.

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.

Maturing Adults Ministry Launch & Advent Seniors Mass…

We are pleased to announce that our parish will be developing a Ministry with Maturing Adults 50+ in the new year. This ministry is for both women and men that are pre-retired and newly retired, the more seasoned retired and the elders among us. Please join us this Tuesday, December 10 at 9:00 a.m. for the Advent Seniors Mass followed by a reception in the parish hall with refreshments and more info about this Ministry.

2020 Offertory Envelopes/Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG)…

Thank you for your continued weekly support of our parish through use of Sunday Offertory Envelopes (our 2020 envelopes are now ready for pick up in both foyers of the church), or through our Pre-Authorized Giving Programme, which 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. Registration forms for new parishioners (including PAG application) are in the foyer of the church.

Family of Faith Update…

We continue to be grateful for the generosity of our parishioners here at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, whose contributions of almost $1.5 million in donations and pledges to the campaign have helped to provide resources for parishes, investments in youth ministry and campus chaplaincy programs and restoration work at St. Michael’s Cathedral. We will retain our share of $575,000 of these funds here at the parish level to offset the cost of our 2015 parking expansion/Glen Erin Drive access project- which has had such a positive effect on our weekend mass parking problem. As of June 30, 2019, through your generosity we have now received $1,221,000 in pledges of which the parish has retained $430,000. We would be especially grateful that you complete your existing pledge amounts as 75% of each dollar collected remains here in the parish.

Pledge amounts given through cheque, credit card or donation of securities prior to December 31, 2019 will receive a 2019 tax receipt directly from the Family of Faith campaign office. If you wish to make any additional payments on your pledges prior to year-end, they too will receive a tax receipt for 2019. Just a reminder to make cheques payable to Family of Faith Campaign and mail them by December 31 directly to: Family of Faith Donation Processing Centre, 1155 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4T 1W2. Pre—addressed envelopes are available through the parish office. Thank you for your continued generosity!

Christmas and New Year’s Mass Schedule 2019/2020

Christmas Eve: Tuesday December 24 at 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Christmas Day: Wednesday December 25 at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 Noon (no 7:45 a.m. mass on Christmas Day)

New Year’s Eve: Tuesday December 31 at 5:00 p.m.

New Year’s Day: Wednesday January 1st at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 Noon (no 7:45 a.m. or 9 a.m. masses)

Feast of the Holy Family, December 28/29…

Our priests and deacon will be very happy to offer individual Family blessings following the final hymn of the Mass, asking the blessing of the Holy Family upon the lives of our families in the coming year…please plan to take part!

Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers, Ministers of Hospitality…

Please sign up for Christmas and New Year’s Ministries in the sacristy today after mass. Please note that we will have an Altar Servers Rehearsal on Saturday, December 21 at 11:00 a.m. in the church.

Children’s Dramatization of the Gospel…

Calling all young families…please consider having your children participate in our Children’s Dramatization of the Nativity at our Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m. Mass in the Church…one rehearsal only…taking place on Saturday, December 21 at 1:30 p.m.!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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