St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church

Weekend Masses:

Saturday 9:00 a.m., 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

LENT:

Friday 7:00 p.m. Mass
Friday 7:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross

Reconciliation:

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

LENT:

Saturday Morning 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Saturday Afternoon 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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 …

Living Mercy in the Jubilee Year of Mercy…

As Catholics we take up the Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving every year. These practices help us to remember the merciful love and compassion that God our Father shows all people. Jesus is the “face” of the Father’s mercy, Jesus of Nazareth, Pope Francis writes in Misericordiae Vultus, the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, is the “face” of the Father’s mercy—he reveals the mercy of God by his words, actions, and person.

We follow Jesus’ example when we open ourselves to the Father’s mercy by looking “sincerely” into the eyes of our brothers and sisters, including those “who are denied their dignity.” How have you experienced the Father’s mercy in your own life? How might Jesus be calling you to look “sincerely” into the eyes of those who are denied their dignity? Mercy is “the beating heart of the Gospel” Pope Francis writes: “It is absolutely essential for the Church and for the credibility of her message that she herself live and testify to mercy.” Mercy, he says, is “the beating heart of the Gospel” (Misericordiae Vultus).

To live mercy, we must rediscover both the spiritual works of mercy (counsel the doubtful, instruct the ignorant, admonish sinners, comfort the afflicted, forgive offences, bear patiently those who do us ill, and pray for the living and the dead), and the corporal works of mercy (feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger, heal the sick, visit the imprisoned, and bury the dead).

Which spiritual works of mercy might Christ be calling you to practice? Which corporal works of mercy? To reflect further on this topic, I invite you to join us for “Merciful like the Father”, two Lenten evenings on the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. Together, we will explore how best to live out of the mercy of Christ through the Spiritual Works of Mercy on Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. presenter Fr. Edward Curtis and the Corporal Works of Mercy on Wednesday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. presenters Fr. Ed Keays and Fr. Tim Hanley.

Lent 2016 at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish…

Men’s Night - Tuesday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m...

Men of the parish mark your calendars for our Men’s Night on Tuesday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m. for a pasta dinner evening followed by our guest speaker Deacon Greg DeMarchi. Deacon Greg will speak on the topic “Tomorrow’s Church”, inviting us to respond as men to the action of the Holy Spirit: always moving to bring the kingdom of God to fuller reality. In so doing, change happens and as members of the Body of Christ, we need to be prepared so we can co-operate with the Holy Spirit fully and without reservation.

Thank You…2015 Tax Receipts Available…

I wish to express my thanks to all for your continued and generous financial support of our Offertory, Special Collections and Family of Faith Campaign during the past year. Tax receipts for the year 2015 are available in the foyer of the church. These receipts include Offertory, ShareLife and Special Collections. I wish to make special note of your generous response to Project Hope - our fund for refugee families here in the parish and in the Archdiocese of Toronto.. Please note that the St. Vincent de Paul Society donations are receipted separately again this year. If you have made a 2015 donation to the Family of Faith campaign please note that your tax receipt will be sent to you directly by the Family of Faith campaign office in February. The financial report to the parish will be given later this month.

Family of Faith Campaign Reaches $1.4 Million… Thank You for Your Generosity!

As we conclude our Family of Faith campaign here at the parish I wish to thank all those whose donations have contributed to the success of the campaign- we have now raised over $1.4 million, $590,000 of which will remain in the parish to offset the estimated $800,000 cost of the parking lot expansion and Glen Erin access project.

Thank you to the families who are still praying about their donation - please send your completed pledge forms to the parish office as soon as possible so that we can update our campaign records.

A very special thanks is also due to our Campaign Executive: Chair: Tom Pippy (Campaign Chair); Verena Mayhew (Campaign Secretary), Michael & Nancy Furlong, John & Kay Conway, Steve & Marci Buhagiar (Major Gift Phase), Yvette Dionne, Fred & Anna Leon (Advanced Gift Phase), Michael Genova, Claudina Mannick–Jennings (Special Gift Phase), Caroline Borcsok, Kathy Kastelic (Recruitment and Volunteer Co-ordinators), and to the many telephone volunteers who assisted the campaign with hundreds of calls to fellow parishioners…thank you all!

 

 

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