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 …

Fr. Tim Away on Extended Holiday…

As part of the extended holidays given to me when I celebrated my 25th Anniversary of Ordination to Priesthood, I will be leaving Sunday evening for one months’ vacation. I will be travelling to Argentina for five days before embarking on a 22-day Antarctica Cruise with Holland America Lines where I will act as priest chaplain offering daily mass for those on board and for the staff. Until my return on Tuesday, February 25, I entrust the administration of the parish to our capable associate pastor, Fr. Mauricio Sanjines.

He will be assisted each weekend by one of our familiar weekend homilists, Fathers Bill Burns, Edwin Gonsalves and Scott Birchall. Fr. Martin Pereira will offer mass each Thursday morning during my absence.

Thank you to Fr. Mauricio, Caroline and Carol for keeping the parish in good working order until my return!

Little Rock Bible Study – The Gospel of Matthew begins on Thursday, January 30…

This year (Year A in the liturgical cycle) we primarily read the Gospel of Matthew at Sunday mass. This gospel provides a bridge from the Jewish world awaiting a Messiah to the emerging Christian world of Jesus and his followers. This Gospel introduces us to Jesus as the Master Teacher whose words of instruction are captured in large teaching sections. The first five lessons of the series take us from the birth of Jesus through much of his public teaching life, to the first prediction of his passion. This second part of the study reveals a growing tension as Jesus ministers around Jerusalem, is arrested, is crucified, and rises to new life. Revealed as Emmanuel (God with us) at the start of the Gospel, Jesus will promise his continuing presence as the disciples are commissioned at the close of the Gospel.

This is an excellent introduction to bible study for those who have not yet attended one of our Little Rock Bible Studies! We begin this ten-week Thursday evening bible study on Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall…registration is $30 per participant. All are welcome!

Humanitarian Relief – Australian Fires…

As you are aware, in recent weeks, hundreds of forest fires in Australia have killed dozens, destroyed thousands of homes and threatened many local species with extinction. At present, more than 10 million hectares of bush, forest and parks in the country have been impacted. Funds channeled through our Australian St. Vincent de Paul Society partners will provide:

Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:

2020 Parish Envelopes/Pre-Authorized Giving/2019 Financial Report…

Thanks to all who have picked up your 2020 envelopes and use them faithfully each Sunday. Envelopes are available in the foyer near the office. Please remember to mark your name and address on the first few envelopes you use in this New Year so that we may issue you a tax receipt.

I invite each family to consider the option of Pre-Authorized Giving this year. It is a very convenient way to make your weekly offering. The PAG registration form can be found in the foyer of the church or on our website and can be returned (along with void cheque) to the office directly or by dropping it into next Sunday’s Offertory basket. On behalf of our Property and Finance Committee, we thank parishioners for their continued support of our parish. A member of the Committee will be presenting the parish Annual Financial Report on the weekend of February 1/2, 2020.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Ministry Thank You

On behalf of all of the members of the Society of St Vincent de Paul ministry, we extend a heartfelt Thank You for your outpouring of generosity to assist our neighbours-in-need during our 2019 Christmas Gift Card drive, as well as your support of the Annual Collection.

As of December 31, 2019, through gift card donations and monies, we received $23,708. This allowed us to assist over 110 families and 399 individual family members at Christmas. Without your help, there may have been no Christmas for many of them. We also received $24,261 through our Annual Collection receipts which will help to support our neighbours-in-need this year. In fact, your overall contributions during our drives exceeded our 2018 thresholds by 15% which is amazing. Blessings to all of you!

Evening of Reflection Thank You – Thanks to everyone who attended and donated toiletries to the St. Bernard’s residents. A big thank you to the Knights of Columbus and the CWL who served the refreshments and delicious Molinaro’s lasagna and salad dinner, and who stayed to clean-up after the event!

Mass for the Anointing of the Sick Thank You – A sincere Thank You to our Pastoral Care Ministry under the direction of Anita Gonsalves, for their presence and participation at Mass for the Anointing of the Sick.

Coffee Sunday Ministry Thank You to everyone who hosted, served and cleaned-up after the weekend masses. New members are always welcome. Contact the parish office or Caroline@st-ignatius-loyola.com .

Friars’ Student Writing Contest 2020 – It’s time again for the Friar’s Student Writing Award. Students 14 – 18 years old are invited to write a 500-word essay on the theme for the Week of Prayer for Christina Unity. The theme is: “They showed us unusual kindness”. Please see the poster on the bulletin board outside the parish office or visit: www.catholicregister.org/writingaward . The deadline is February 17, 2020.

CWL Toronto Diocesan Council St. Michael’s Scholarship offers $3000 to any female student applying to St. Michael’s College, U of T as her first college choice. Applications are available through the school guidance counselor or Linda Quinn, 905-820-6856, parish CWL Education Chair. The closing date is May 31, 2020.

Church Bulletin Advertising - Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in April 2020 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Please call Liturgical Publication at 905-624-4422.

Ladies, Mark Your Calendars for “Brunch at Tiffany’s” on Saturday, February 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the parish hall. You will not want to miss this event! More details in next weekend’s bulletin…

Catholic Women’s League: Thank you to our parishioners!

The CWL members of St. Ignatius Loyola thank all the parishioners who have supported our fund-raising events over the past year. With the funds raised in 2019 we were able to donate to a number of organizations at home and abroad. The recipients included:

Without your support none of this would have been possible!

Welcome to St. Ignatius Loyola Parish – St. Ignatius Loyola parish is noted for its warmth and hospitality. We would like you to know that we are happy to have you here with us. Please take a few minutes to introduce yourself to the Parish Team either during week or after any weekend mass.

Parish Registration – If you are new to our parish or if you have never registered, please fill out a registration form located on the table outside of the parish office. If your children attend one of our parish elementary schools or Loyola High School, you are not automatically registered in the parish. Also, if you are recently married or an adult no longer living with your parents, we kindly ask that you also register as a parishioner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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