St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church

Lent Schedule

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.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotions - after the Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Mass
First Friday: 7p.m. followed by Holy Hour
Saturday: 9 a.m.

Friday Evening Mass: 7:00p.m.
Followed by the Station of the Cross

Reconciliation:

Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 10:00a.m., 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Other times upon request

Lenten Day of Confession: Thursday, April 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

 

From the Desk of Fr. Tim …

Welcome and Thank You, Fr. Lester Mendonca…

We welcome Fr. Lester Mendonca back to the parish this weekend as our homilist and wish to thank him for his ministry here over the years! Fr. Lester has completed his service to the Canadian Military in Ottawa and will be returning to his Diocese in the Middle East after a year of sabbatical outside Canada. Our prayers and blessings accompany you Fr. Lester!

ShareLife Campaign 2019…Living the Gospel…a Message from Cardinal Collins

This weekend marks the beginning of our annual ShareLife Campaign. The campaign theme is “Living the Gospel” which reminds us that our support of ShareLife agencies helps to bring the message of the Gospel to life in our community and around the world.

“As we begin our ShareLife campaign, we are encouraged to live the Gospel in all we do. How do we demonstrate that in our community? Living the Gospel may mean helping single mothers to care for these newborn children, or being available to families facing difficulties, or welcoming refugee families to our community. For 43 years, countless individuals have experienced the compassionate care offered by our agencies. Please support our annual Archdiocesan appeal during this Lenten season!” – Cardinal Thomas Collins

Our parish goal is $215,000 and with your generosity I know that we can achieve it! Over the next few weeks, you will hear more about how ShareLife agencies make an impact in the lives of those who need our help the most. Our own permanent diaconate candidate Rob Sansone will speak to us next weekend, March 23/24, about how ShareLife supports the Permanent Diaconate Programme at St. Augustine’s Seminary and many other worthy agencies and groups.

As we approach our first collection weekend on March 30/31, please reflect on your ability to contribute to our parish campaign this year.

Solemnity of St. Joseph, Patron of Families and of Canada…

Please join us on Tuesday, March 19 at 9:00 a.m. as we celebrate with Solemnity this Feast Day Mass and ask for the continued intercession of St. Joseph upon our lives, our families, our country & the Universal Church.

Cardinal Thomas Collins’ Pastoral Letter for Lent 2019…

Cardinal Collins has prepared a Pastoral Letter for Lent 2019 offering tangible reflections on how we can use this most holy time of year as a period of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. His Eminence also invites us to become more engaged in the efforts of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and in almsgiving to ShareLife.

A copy of the letter is available at both doors today. A video version of the letter is available online by visiting: www.archtoronto.org .

For your consideration during Lent 2019…

Parish Retreat 2019: A Lenten walk with The Little Mandate: on April 1, 2, 3 at 7:00 p.m.….

We welcome Fr. Kieran Kilcommons from Madonna House to our parish to preach on the weekend of March 30/31 and to lead our Parish Lenten Retreat in reflection on The Little Mandate, a scripture-based poem written by the foundress of Madonna House Catherine Doherty. It has been a spiritual guide for Madonna House members and associates for many years.

The Little Mandate

Arise – go! Sell all you possess. Give it directly, personally to the poor. Take up My cross (their cross) and follow Me, going to the poor, being poor, being one of them, one of Me.
Little – be always little! Be simple, poor, childlike. Preach the Gospel with your life – without compromise!
Listen to the Spirit. He will lead you. Do little things exceedingly well for love of Me.
Love…love…love, never counting the cost. Go into the marketplace and stay with Me.
Pray, fast. Pray always, fast. Be hidden. Be a light to your neighbour’s feet.
Go without fears into the depths of men’s hearts. I shall be with you. Pray always. I will be your rest.

Join us on…

Monday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m.… Arise-Go: Called by the Father to be a pilgrim
Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m.…Take up my cross - their Cross: Journeying with Christ, in Christ, for Christ
Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m.…Listen to the Spirit: The Spirit shows us the Way

Pauline Books and Media/St. Jude’s Cupboard/Coffee Sunday…

Mark in your calendars the weekend of March 30/31, as we offer books, DVD’s and gifts for Easter, First Communion and Confirmation from Pauline Books and Media, and our own St. Jude’s Cupboard in the parish hall. Coffee, tea & cookies will also be available as you gather with your fellow parishioners for Coffee Sunday.

Reconciliation in Our Parish Schools…

During these Lenten weekdays we are visiting each of our parish schools (including Loyola Catholic Secondary School) to offer all our students from Grades 3 to 12 an opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please keep them in your prayers, and why not consider going to confession yourselves during this season of Lent!

 

 

 

 

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