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We are Not Alone by K. Scott Warren, Director of Music Ministries

The New Creed [was] adopted by the United Church of Canada in 1968. The first lines were on my mind a few days ago, so I decided to look it up to recall the rest of it. 

Even during the turbulence that defined the late 1960’s, no one could have imagined the world as it is today, yet these words comfort and challenge as much now as then.  As we face global health, economic, and political crises, it helps to remember that indeed, we are not alone. I recall my mother dropping me off at school when I was very young. Her last words as I tumbled out of the car were, “Remember whose child you are.” She wasn’t talking about herself. 

We remember who we are, and whose we are, that we belong to God and each other.

Read the full essay
In this week's episode Look Who's Laughing Now - On Schadenfreude and Delectatio Morosa, Pastoral Associate Brian Pinter explores the personal shadow. Events unfolding in our national politics have created an opportunity to face an aspect of personal shadow.  With God's grace, we can respond with charity and compassion, truth, and justice.
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On the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, Fr. Dennis Yesalonia, S.J., Fr. Michael Hilbert, S.J. and Fr. Mark Hallinan, S.J., blessed St. Ignatius Loyola parishioners’ animals. This year about 25 dogs and cats were blessed after the planting of the new parish butterfly bush.  
The butterfly bush was planted as a symbol of St. Ignatius Loyola’s commitment to the Season of Creation and Laudato Si that Pope Francis calls us to participate in every year. This year is the season of “Jubilee for the Earth”- a time for redemption and restoration. Jean Santopatre, Pastoral Associate for Ignatian Social Justice introduced the Season of Creation, Nick Naccari, an ISJ member, read the prayer by Pope Francis, and Fr. Dennis Yesalonia blessed the butterfly bush.
Upcoming Events
For more information on any of our upcoming programs, please click the event title.
LME Day of Recollection: Guardians of Life and Earth with Contemplation and Care
Saturday, October 17th, from 9:00 AM to Noon on Zoom
Boomers & Beyond | Sunday Brunch in Central Park
Sunday, October 18th at 1:00 PM
Meeting at East 79th Street & Fifth Avenue
Jesuit Friends & Alumni Sunday | Virtual Mass
Saturday, October 24th & Sunday, October 25th
Virtual Interfaith Memorial Prayer Service
Wednesday, October 28th at 7:30 PM
St. Ignatius Loyola Facebook page and YouTube channel
Virtual Interparish Film Discussion
Thursday, October 29th at 6:30 PM on Zoom
Reading Course: On Resurrection and Eternal Life | Led by Fr. Bergen
Saturday, November 7th to Saturday, December 19th at 10:30 AM in the Parish House
Sunday Morning Sing-In
Sundays at 9:45 AM on Zoom
Social Distancing Socials
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 6 PM on Zoom
Weekly Wisdom
In his Thursday, October 1st homily, Fr. Hallinan counsels us that "all is gained for us" if we live "in faithfulness to those values of compassion, generosity, mercy, forgiveness, service, selflessness. Living in faithfulness to those valueswe root ourselves in God and God is with us. And, if we are rooted in God and God is with us, then we can be at peace no matter the world does to us."

Weekend Mass Schedule | October 17th

5:30 PM: Fr. Hallinan

8:00 AM: Fr. Hilbert
9:30 AM: Fr. Bergen
11:00 AM Solemn: Fr. Yesalonia
11:00 AM Livestream: Fr. Hallinan
7:30 PM: Fr. Yesalonia

Livestream Mass

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.

Daily Mass | Columbus Day: Monday, October 12th

If you plan on worshiping with us on Columbus Day, please note that our Mass schedule for that day will be different: One Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 AM in the Church, and there will be no 5:30 PM livestream Mass.
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
Our pastor Fr. Yesalonia shares the providential origins of the stained glass windows in the Kelly Loggiawhich were not originally a part of our Capital Campaign projectand how they came to find a home at St. Ignatius Loyola.

On Sunday, June 7th, Fr. Yesalonia announced an ambitious expansion of our livestream capabilities at the parish.

By this 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.
A year and a half ago we were thrilled to host internationally renowned concert organist, Stephen Tharp, here at St. Ignatius. One of our favorite moments of this thrilling concert was the very end of Jean Langlais' (1907-1991) stunning work, "Les Rameaux". Stephen recorded it as a preview, and we're happy to present it here!
Religious Education
Registration is open for the 2020-2021 session of our Interparish Religious Education Program (IREP). IREP is an on-going formation process for Kindergarten to 8th-grade students.

To register, click here
Registration is open for the 2020-2021 session of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CotGS). CotGS is a program of religious formation for children ages 3, 4, and 5-years-old. 

To register, click here.
Announcing St. Ignatius Loyola cloth masks are now available on our web store at

Support your parish with your purchase!
Do you have a friend, family member, or a loved one who is considering becoming Catholic? Encourage them to reach out to us to inquire about our parish program designed to initiate adults into the Catholic faith.

For more information about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), call M. Fullam at 212-288-3588 or email us at
An Ignatian Guide to Civic Engagement

The Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States invites us to reflect on how our faith and Ignatian values might guide our pursuit of the common good in the public square.

For more information and to download a copy of the guide, please click here.
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