St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church

Weekend Masses:

Saturday 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.

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 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

 

From the Desk of Fr. Tim …

As I begin my third year of ministry among you I want you to know how happy I am to be your pastor, and together with our pastoral team look forward to another year of ministry with and for you in this great parish community!

Last fall I assembled a small group of parishioners- a Parish Pastoral Planning Committee, to help in the implementation The Pastoral Plan of the Archdiocese of Toronto (see www.archtoronto.org/pastoral) here at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish. One of the key elements in this implementation is the development of a parish mission statement to reflect the life of our parish:

St. Ignatius Loyola Parish is a welcoming and diverse Roman Catholic community of faith that, through celebration of our many gifts and talents, strives to build our lives in the image of Christ. We do so through our commitment to loving service of one another and of our broader community, all "for the greater glory of God."

You will hear more about this statement in the coming weeks and months as we seek in the words of our patron St. Ignatius Loyola to do all “for the greater glory of God.”

Over the summer we not only welcomed our new associate pastor Fr. Charles Egbulefu C.C.E. to our parish community, but also two parishioners who have joined our parish staff: Graciela Tello, our new cook in the rectory, and Alonso Bolivar, our new parish custodian. In addition we welcome Mark Linsao to our parish community as our new Folk Choir director at the Sunday 10:30 a.m. mass.

We will have a chance to formally welcome all of them into our midst as we host our first Coffee Sunday of the season on the weekend of September 19/20 after each of the weekend masses.

Special thanks to all for your generosity these past months to…

*ShareLife 2015

We thank all who generously donated to this year’s ShareLife campaign - just over $217,000 was raised here in our parish. While this did not meet our parish goal of $228,000, we did come very close! May God bless you for your generosity!

*Catholic Missions in Canada/ Scarboro Foreign Mission Shared Collection

Thank you to all who contributed $5,780 to support these Canadian mission outreach organizations in the collection of August 15/16, 2015.

First Friday Mass, Holy Hour and Multiple Intentions Masses…

Our First Friday 7:00 p.m. Mass and Holy Hour (resuming this Friday, September 4) and Saturday 9:00 am Morning Mass and Rosary (resuming on Saturday, September 5) will again be opportunities for us to accept Multiple Mass Intentions each month September to June. The suggested donation for each intention is $10.

I hope that these twice-monthly Multiple Intention Masses will be convenient for those who are unable to come to our weekday morning masses, yet wish to commemorate a loved one whose death anniversary occurs during that month, or a special intention that they may wish to have remembered. Again, we will accept bookings for dates up to 15 months in the future. Please visit the parish office to book announced, unannounced or multiple intention masses.

Our SATURDAY 9 a.m. MORNING MASS AND ROSARY has resumed now that September has begun…please join us! We are also back to REGULAR SATURDAY OFFICE HOURS (9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

First Reconciliation and First Communion Registration Meeting for Grade 2 Parents/Guardians and Children… will be held on Wednesday October 7 at 7 p.m. in the Church. Registration forms will be distributed through our three parish schools in the second week of September and will also be available at the parish office (for those not attending our schools).

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process or a course that begins in late September for adults who are not baptized, or those who are baptized in another faith and wish to explore becoming Catholic. For more information or to enroll please speak to Fr. Charles or Fr. Tim after mass or contact them through the parish office at (905) 820-1444.

Update from the Property and Finance Committee…

As announced last weekend our Interior Lighting Project is now complete. Our new LED system is not only much more energy efficient, but has greatly improved the illumination of the centre section of the church and sanctuary.

As you can see our Parking Expansion and Renovation Project is moving ahead according to schedule. Phase I (existing and new parking west and south of parish hall as well as Glen Erin Drive access) is to be completed by Friday September 25. As part of that phase the existing west parking lot behind the church hall is now closed. Phase II (existing parking east and south of church) is scheduled to begin on Monday September 28 and will be completed by Wednesday October 14.

Finally, we have tendered a contract for the Replacement of Flat Roofs (above our parish hall and kitchen, vestibule, sacristy and offices) to take place later this fall. These roofs, now 28 years old, were severely affected by last winter’s storms and thaws and will not make it through another winter. We will keep you posted as to the timing of his project!

 

 

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