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.
First Friday 7p.m. followed by Holy Hour

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.

Christmas and New Year Schedule

Christmas Eve: 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm (No 9:00am or Midnight Mass this year)

Christmas Day: 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00 Noon (No 7:45am Mass)

New Year's Eve: 5:00pm

New Year's Day: 7:45am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00 Noon

Family Blessings: On the weekend of December 31/January 1 our priest and deacons 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!

Calling all young families… consider having your children participate in our Children’s Dramatization of the Nativity at our Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m. Mass - 1 rehearsal - Saturday, December 17 at 1:30 p.m. in the church.

Altar Servers/Eucharistic Ministers... Please sign up for CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S MINISTRIES in the sacristy today after mass. Altar Servers Rehearsal will be on Saturday, December 17 at 11:00 a.m. in the church.

 

From the Desk of Fr. Tim …

Youth Bake Sale after Each Mass Next Weekend, December 10/11…

Please help the Youth Group raise money for Dr. Simone’s charity, “Canadian Food for Children” by donating your homemade baked goods and goodies and by purchasing the freshly baked goods prepared by the Youth Group in the parish kitchen. You may drop off your donations on Saturday, December 10 anytime after 1:00 p.m. or at the mass that you normally attend. Your support would be greatly appreciated!

Advent 2016…

The word Advent means “arrival” or “approach.” For thousands of years, humanity waited for the Messiah who would come to redeem us and restore our relationship with God; the books of the Hebrew Bible sing with yearning for this event. Catholics connect the coming of Christ as a baby in Bethlehem to Christ’s second coming, so we experience that yearning both as a commemoration of a past event and in anticipation of a future one. Advent is a time for us to recognize our spiritual longing for God and to be drawn into an ever-deepening relationship with him. Advent is a season of:

*Joyful expectation       *Prayerful penance      *Spiritual preparation

I offer the following Suggestions for Celebrating Advent:

Confirmation Preparation Programme Begins!

The Sacrament of Confirmation is offered to the Grade 7 students in our parish schools where they received their Confirmation Registration forms. The Registration/Enrollment Evening will take place on either Tuesday, December 6 OR Wednesday, December 7 in the parish hall – Registration 6:30 pm, Meeting 7:00 pm. Candidates, parents/guardians, and sponsors are also asked to attend.

Grades 7 students attending Public/Private School should pick up registration materials in the parish office and attend one of the registration meetings. RCIC classes for those not enrolled in our Catholic schools will begin in late January on Thursday afternoons from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the chapel area of the church.

Any older youth or adults wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in May 2017 are asked to contact Fr. Charles as soon as possible, (905) 820 – 1444 ext. 23.

Thank You…

Catholic Women’s League Wine and Cheese Reception…

Our membership is growing at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish! We will celebrate the formal installation of our new CWL executive at Mass on Thursday, December 8 (Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception) at 7:00 p.m. followed by a CWL Wine & Cheese reception in the parish hall. All are welcome to attend, especially our members and also those ladies still considering membership in the League for 2017.

 

 

 

 

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