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-Saturday 9 a.m.
First Friday 7 p.m. followed by Holy Hour

Reconciliation:

Saturday 4 p.m.-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 …

Thank You…

…for the great response to last weekend’s pre-Mass rehearsal of the new setting for the Gloria to be sung at each mass on Sundays and Solemnities. This new setting (Mass of Christ our Saviour by Dan Schutte) is much easier to sing than the version we had been using here at the parish over the last 3 years since the change in wording of English in the Mass. We are also using this version at all parish weekend masses (except the 7:45 a.m. quiet mass). Thank you for singing along with not only the chorus, but the text of the Gloria as well.

…to our choirs and cantors whose primary role in the mass each Sunday is not to perform for us, but to lead each us in the congregational singing of not only the Gloria and the parts of the mass (Responsorial Psalm, Gospel Acclamation, Holy Holy, Memorial Acclamation, Lamb of God), but also to encourage us to sing the hymns as well!

…for those who have indicated an interest in renewing our Parish Refugee Sponsorship Committee… Last year, the individual we had planned to sponsor joined with other family members to be sponsored by another group, and so I would like to move forward in sponsoring a new family….but we need your assistance! Please contact me if you are able to offer your assistance with this important ministry.

…to the 160 women who attended our Women’s Evening of Reflection last Thursday evening to hear Dr. Josephine Lombardi give an inspiring talk about Knowing Perfect Love. Special thanks to Caroline Borcsok who organized the evening, and to the Knights of Columbus who did a great job serving the meal and cleaning up afterward. A special Thank you to all of the ladies who brought a small gift for Vita Centre (a ShareLife funded agency) which supports, educates and counsels pregnant and parenting youth. The wonderful generosity of this parish was clearly evident by the 3 banquet sized tables full of your donations!

…to Ms. Shannon Hensman, Principal of St. Clare School for her years of devoted service to the school and parish community. Ms. Hensman will retire this week after 35 years of service to the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.

Little Rock Bible Study…

The Acts of the Apostles began last Thursday and continues this Thursday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m. The Acts of the Apostles, read extensively at mass in the Easter season, tells the story of the spread of the Gospel and the growth of the early church from its beginnings at Pentecost, following the ascension of Jesus. The Holy Spirit empowers the preaching of Peter, Paul, and the other disciples to take the faith from Jerusalem, to Judea, throughout Samaria and ultimately to the ends of the earth. It records the conversion of Paul and the momentous decision of the early church to welcome Gentiles as well as Jews into the church. Acts is the second volume of the literary work begun in the Gospel According to Luke. An offering of $20 is asked for this 10 week bible study - new participants are especially welcome!

2015 Parish Envelopes/Pre-Authorized Giving/2014 Financial Report…

Thanks to all who have picked up your 2015 envelopes and use them faithfully each Sunday- envelopes for pick up are in the south foyer near the office. Please remember to mark your name and address on the first few envelopes you use in this New Year…we appreciate your support!

I invite each family to consider the option of Pre-Authorized Giving for the New Year. 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!

Thanks to all on behalf of our Finance Council- who will be making their annual financial report to the parish on the weekend of January 31/February 1, 2015.

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