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St. Ignatius Loyola
Angels, Agents of Transformation
by Brian Pinter, Pastoral Associate

While the angelic might appear dramatically, most of us will be invited to receive these messengers in subtle, quiet ways. We will be touched by angels through others who enter our lives at just the right moment with guidance and wisdom. Perhaps there will be a dream that gives us clarity and new direction through arresting symbolism. The angelic might communicate through synchronicities: when we seem to encounter a certain theme, word, or image recurring everywhere, we sense that it is all more than coincidence. Deep intuitions that are impossible to ignore also serve to guide, warn, and teach us as well.
Read the full essay
Reconciliation Monday
Monday, December 21st
Confessions will be heard in the Church from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM & 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Weekend Mass Schedule | December 20th

5:30 PM: Fr. Hallinan

8:00 AM: Fr. Hilbert
9:30 AM: Fr. Bergen
11:00 AM Solemn (Livestream & Church): Fr. Yesalonia
7:30 PM: Fr. Yesalonia

Livestream Mass
Our 5:30 PM Daily Mass is now celebrated in the Church. The Mass can be attended in-person or viewed via livestream on YouTube and Facebook

Daily Mass (Monday to Friday)
5:30 PM

Sunday Mass
11 AM 

Join us on YouTube (click here to subscribe) and Facebook (stignatiusnyc) for our Daily and Sunday livestream Masses.

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Mass Reservations
Phone and online registration for our Thursday, December 24th Christmas Eve Masses and Friday, December 25th Christmas Day Masses is now open.

To register online, click here.
Please note: Reservations are no longer being accepted for our 4 PM Mass on December 24th.

Registration is required.

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve Masses: 2 PM, 4 PM (with Omega Dance Company), 6 PM, and 8 PM | 5:30 PM (online/prerecorded)
Christmas Day Masses: 8 AM, 10 AM, and 12 Noon | 11:00 AM (online/prerecorded)
Please Support Your Parish

Your generous financial support of our parish is more important than ever. Please make a donation today to help sustain the substantial operational costs of St. Ignatius Loyola.
To contribute, please click here
Weekly Wisdom
In his Monday, December 7th homily, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Fr. Hilbert sees a country that is in great need of Mary's prayers of intercession. "For we want a nation that cares about the poor and the suffering. A nation that does not run away from the body of Christ when it is in agony. We want a nation that thinks about others, not only itself. That cares for people, especially those in need. We want a nation that values the important things."
Society of St. Vincent de Paul volunteers will be in the Kelly Loggia of Wallace Hall on the following dates to accept wrapped and labeled gifts from parishioners who signed up to participate in this year's Christmas Angel Project:
Saturday, December 12th: 5 PM to 7 PM
Sunday, December 13th: 9 AM to 1 PM & 6 PM to 8 PM
Volunteers from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be in the Kelly Loggia of Wallace Hall on the following dates to accept new, unwrapped toys or games for our Annual Toy Drive, which benefits the children from the St. Mary of the Assumption & Our Lady of Mt. Carmel–St. Benedict on Staten Island:
Saturday, December 12th: 5 PM to 7 PM
Sunday, December 13th: 9 AM to 1 PM & 6 PM to 8 PM
Upcoming Events
For more information on any of our upcoming programs, please click the event title.
Parish Men’s Faith Group | The Men of Advent and Christmas
Tuesday, December 15th at 7:00 PM on Zoom
Tuesday Night Book Group | Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Tuesday, December 15th at 7 PM on Zoom
Angels - Agents of Transformation | Presented by Brian Pinter
Thursdays, through December 17th at 7 PM on Zoom
Family Ministry Christmas Carol Sing-Along
Saturday, December 19th at 4 PM on Zoom
Christmas Carol “Sing-In-Along”
Sunday, December 20th at 6 PM on Zoom
Meeting Christ in Prayer: Holy Listening
Tuesdays, through December 22nd at 7 PM on Zoom
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Wednesday, December 23rd at 7 PM on Zoom
Sunday Morning Sing-In
Sundays at 9:45 AM on Zoom
Social Distancing Socials
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 6 PM on Zoom
More Than A Book Club is temporarily suspended.

Until we meet again, let's keep reading.  

The current selection is: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende.
Any comments or questions, contact
Our cantor, Philip Anderson, sings a little music for Advent under the cedar trees at Strawcutter Farm.
Music is a beloved tradition in our liturgies here at St. Ignatius. Through the many challenges of this year, we have redoubled our efforts to keep this tradition of music in our Masses, available to all online, and in person. 

Please help us continue to serve the parish through the vital ministry of music. In these times, your support is needed more than ever.

Click here to contribute.
Planning for End-of-Year Charitable Giving

As you plan for the end of the calendar year charitable giving, we remind you of the following (click the link for more information on each option):
CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act tax benefits
Donating Appreciated Securities
Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)
Please consult your legal or financial advisor for guidance on your specific situation.

If you have any questions, please contact Fernando Castro, Treasurer, at or Erin Pick, Director of Development, at

This summer, Fr. Yesalonia announced an ambitious expansion of our livestream capabilities at the parish.

By winter, we will have the capability to livestream Sunday Mass from Church. Additionally, screens will be installed in the Church and so that pre-recorded music can be broadcast into the Church during services.

Eventually, services and events will be livestreamed from the Lady Chapel, the Church, and Wallace Hall.

To support this important initiative, please click here.

Your support of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola is more important than ever.
To make a contribution, text GIVE to 1-855-939-3919.
Announcing the SIL NY Water Bottle Collection  
These 24 oz. bottles are 100% American made with 100% Recyclable, US-sourced Aluminum. BPA-Free, Lifetime Guarantee (NOT dishwasher safe). Available in blue, black, and steelhead grey.

They make excellent stocking stuffers!
Visit the SIL Online Store
Small Business Directory for Parishioner-Owned Small Businesses

We know that many small businesses are hurting and we want to help. That's why we created this online directory of parishioner-owned small businesses: Directory

If you would like to be included in this directory, please send the following information to Erin at

- Your name and contact information (your contact information will not be published)
- Type of business (e.g. hair salon or Italian restaurant)
- Name of your business
- Address of your business
- Website, if applicable
Submit a Prayer Request
At-Home Prayer Resources
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