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An Easter People
by Skye Christina Angioletti, RCIA Team Member & Parishioner
 
Cheerfully donning an assortment of colorful masks, a dynamic group of adults gather in Wallace Hall each week to learn about the Catholic Faith through the RCIA process. Serving on the RCIA Team and helping to shepherd the future church is an honor. This year, against the backdrop of the pandemic, it has been especially meaningful.  
 
This intrepid troop inspires me with their faithful attendance amidst a pandemic that simply won’t quit. This group is undeterred.  Despite the face coverings, they speak. Despite the distance, they connect. They want to know Jesus. They study the scriptures, share their reflections, and ask thoughtful questions. Every time, Jesus shows up. Every time, I am in awe. Their witness is a testament to hope, Jesus, and the Catholic Church.
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Worship
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Church
Tuesday Evenings of Lent, through March 30th

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed at 6:00 PM. The church will be open for private adoration until shortly before 8:00 PM when the Blessed Sacrament will be reposed and the church will close.

Weekend Mass Schedule | February 28th

Saturday
5:30 PM: Fr. Yesalonia

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

Livestream Mass
 
Our 5:30 PM Daily Mass and 11 AM Sunday Solemn Mass are now celebrated in the Church. These Masses 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.

There will be a Family Mass consisting of Wallace Hall music on Palm Sunday, March 28 at 4 PM in the Church.
 
The Mass may be attended in person or via livestream. We are creating a photo montage of children’s hands, palms
close ups and with their faceswith music by the Wallace Hall Choir, “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy.” We invite you to send a few photos of your children so they can see their friends via livestream.
 
For families that will attend in person, contact Jean Santopatre at the email address below if your child would like to be a reader at Mass. Looking forward to creating a “Wallace Hall Family Mass” with you all!
 
Please email photos by FEBRUARY 28 to Jean Santopatre, Family Ministry Pastoral Associate, at santopatrej@saintignatiusloyola.org.
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 Thursday, February 18th homily, Fr. Hallinan invites us to regard the season of Lent as "a privileged opportunity to look at the overall direction of our lives. When we look at our lives, honestly and truthfully, are we choosing that which will deepen the life of God within us?"
Lent begins with ashes - an ancient symbol of grieving.  This week's episode The Ashes of Lent: Part 1 explores how this season creates a container for us to do our grief work - an indispensable task of the spiritual journey. We begin with this question - what do I need to grieve over?
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Painting and Patriotism 
Wednesday, February 24th at 7 PM on Zoom

Presented by Fr. Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J.
 
Beset by a world-wide, deadly pathogen, suffering from severe economic distress, painfully aware of our heritage of racial injustice, and alarmed by divisions in our nation, we Americans need new reasons for patriotism. But not just any patriotism. A critical, socially aware, and committed patriotism.

Join Fr. Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J., in visiting American paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art to find light for what such a patriotism might be like.

To register, click here.
Falling into Grace
Thursdays, February 25th to March 25th, at 7 PM on Zoom
 
Lent invites us to prepare for resurrection by allowing God’s grace to redeem and transform our broken, wounded places. The presentations and discussions will explore how we find grace in struggle and suffering, meditation practices that prepare the heart to receive grace, biblical stories of grace, letting go images of God that no longer serve us, and how we cooperate with grace. Brian B. Pinter, Pastoral Associate, will present and facilitate the discussion.
 
To register, email brianbpinter@gmail.com.
Celebrating Women of St. Ignatius: 
Past | Present | Future
 
Women of St. Ignatius! Come and be photographed for our March 11th Parish celebration! FINAL CHANCE!
 
Almost 130 of you have already been photographed. Which is great—but we want more!
 
This isn’t just for parish ministers. It’s for all of you, because all of you live your faith in your homes, your jobs, your communities! You are moms who pass on our faith, women who pray for the sick, teachers who show patience to your students, nurses and doctors who bring healing, salespersons who serve even cranky customers with respect—it’s not possible to name all the ways you live your faith, day-to-day.
 
 We want you ALL to be photographed AND THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE! Our pastor and staff and all those who benefit from your life of faith and service and your fellow parishioners—both men and women—want to celebrate you and all our women. You are our faith, alive today, in our world.
 
Don’t let a false sense of modesty keep you away! And don’t let COVID! We will be taking photos in the large space of Wallace Hall in a safe way, wearing masks (except for the actual photo, of course) and keeping a social distance.
 
PLEASE COME TO ONE OF OUR PHOTO SHOOTS! THERE WON'T BE ANY MORE AFTER THESE! We will be taking photos on Sunday, February 21st from 1-5 PM, and on Wednesday, February 24th from 1-6 PM. To make an appointment, access the celebratingwomen2021@gmail.com address, provide your name, phone number and preferred email address, and pick one of these dates. We’ll then arrange with you a convenient time. Then just show up in Wallace Hall—it’s as simple as that.
 
All photos will be black and white and be from the bust upward, so you can dress comfortably.
 
We want every woman in our parish to be a part of this great moment of celebration! DON’T MISS IT!
Parish Men's Faith Group: The Men of Lent
Tuesday, March 16th at 7 PM on Zoom
 
Presentations and discussions will explore the men we encounter in the Sunday Lenten lectionary readings. Themes will include how we can serve as beacons of faith in a chaotic world, how God works through our flaws and wounds, learning to discern the voice of the inner prophet, and saying yes to God’s invitation to vulnerability and surrender. 
 
The March 16th meeting will focus on Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Jesus.
 
Brian B. Pinter, Pastoral Associate, will present and facilitate the discussion.

To RSVP, email simensgroup@aol.com
Lenten Food Drive
 
During Lentfrom Saturday, March 13th to Tuesday, March 28ththe Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be accepting donations of food for the Church of the Ascension.

Click here to view drop-off dates and requested donation items.
Upcoming Events
For more information on any of our upcoming programs, please click the event title.
Sunday Morning Sing-In
Sundays at 9:45 AM on Zoom
Tuesday Night Book Group: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Tuesdays, through March 30th at 7 PM on Zoom
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Virtual Blood Drive
Beginning Monday, March 1st, through Sunday, March 21st 
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Wednesday, March 3rd at 7 PM on Zoom
Laetare Lecture: New Voices. New Talent. Time for New Roles for Women in the Church?
Thursday, March 11th at 7 PM. In Church & Livestreamed. 
LGBT Catholics & Friends
Thursday, March 18th at 7 PM on Zoom

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

We will soon have the capability to livestream Sunday Mass from Church. Additionally, monitors 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.
Support Your Parish Through Your Online Shopping
 
We are thrilled to announce the debut of our online store, featuring an assortment of St. Ignatius Loyola branded merchandise. Now selling handcrafted pottery mugs, water bottles, a canvas shopping tote, a baseball cap, and reusable cloth face masks. All of these items are now available for ordering. 100% of proceeds benefit the parish.
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