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St. Ignatius Loyola
Brothers and Sisters All by Sr. Kathryn King, FSP 

Pope Francis launched his new agenda for a post-pandemic world on October 3rd, with the release of a new encyclical on human fraternity. He signed “Fratelli Tutti,” his third encyclical, at the tomb of St Francis of Assisi, just prior to today’s Feast of St. Francis, October 4th. This new encyclical advances the previous one, “Laudato Si,” which celebrates its fifth anniversary. “Laudato Si” begins with the words “Praise be to You, my Lord, with all your creatures, especially Sir Brother Sun…" from the Canticle of Creation, a poem written in the Umbrian dialect of Italian in 1224, by St. Francis of Assisi. This poem-prayer summarizes the core spiritual and theological vision of the saint.
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Weekly Wisdom
In his Monday, September 28th homily, Fr. Hilbert invites us to not lose sight of "[t]he message of Jesus, [which] is clear—today, and all of this week, and always: humility, gentleness, and service."
Upcoming Events
For more information on any of our upcoming programs, please click the event title.
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 4th, following the 11 AM Mass
Outside the Parish House
Season of Creation | Butterfly Bush Planting
Sunday, October 4th, following the Blessing of the Animals
Outside the Parish House
Catholic Social Teaching and the Common Good
Thursday, October 8th & 15th at 7 PM on Zoom
A Faith & Blue Event | Officer Anthony Nuccio Presentation on Phone & Email Scams
Friday, October 9th at 5 PM on Zoom 
An Evening of Joy, Humor and Laughter with Fr. James Martin, SJ
Thursday, October 15th at 7:30 PM on Zoom
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
Sunday Morning Sing-In
Sundays at 9:45 AM on Zoom
Social Distancing Socials
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 6 PM on Zoom
On a sunny day two years ago, our friends Monica Ellis and Jeff Scott got together for a little jam on the Park Avenue median. The tune is called Afro Blue, and it's by legendary Cuban percussionist and bandleader, Mongo Santamaria.
Last week, two members of our LGBT Catholics & Friends ministry, along with four members of the Church of St. Charles Borromeo in East Harlem, joined us in Wallace Hall to share their stories as part of the panel discussion, Our Stories: Being Black, LGBT, and Catholic. They shared their stories not only with a socially distanced audience of 43 in Wallace Hall but also with 42 viewers who were watching the program via Zoom. (Photo credit: Lou Csabay)
Worship

Weekend Mass Schedule | October 10th

Saturday
5:30 PM: Fr. Bergen

Sunday
8:00 AM: Fr. Yesalonia
9:30 AM: Fr. Amiot
11:00 AM Solemn: Fr. Hallinan
11:00 AM (Livestream only): Fr. Bergen
7:30 PM: Fr. Hallinan

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.

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
For more information on our Capital Campaign, please click here

Every Tuesday at 6 PM, parishioners are invited to join with our Ignatian Social Justice members to support the Black Lives Matter movement on the front steps of St. Ignatius Loyola.

Pictured from L-R: (back) Terry Quinn, Dolores Troy Quinn, (front) Laura De Boisblanc and John De Boisblanc

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul's Christmas Angel project, a beloved tradition where SIL parishioners purchase gifts for a sister parish in need, will be happening this Advent. The program will have a different look and feel this year. 
 
If you are interested in participating, please click here to complete the form. 

Full details will be announced in early October.
 
Thank you for your generous participation!
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.
Do you have a friend, family member, or a loved one who is considering becoming Catholic? We want you to know about a program at the parish. 

During this program, interested individuals have the opportunity to inquire into the Catholic faith, to come to know Jesus through the Gospels, to pray, and to prepare for the Easter Sacraments. This process is also open to Catholic adults who have not received the Sacraments of First Communion or Confirmation.
 
For more information about this process, which is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), call M. Fullam at 212-288-3588 or email church@saintignatiusloyola.org.
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