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Hunger is Not Just A Third-World Problem
How can there be hunger in the United States when we know that there is a surfeit of food in our fields, in our feedlots, and in our stores? Hunger is the hidden scandal of our nation and all of us must reflect prayerfully on what we can do to bring this scandal to an end.

Why are people hungry in ‘normal’ times in America, that is, times when there is no pandemic raging, when the economy is strong, and natural disasters are not wreaking havoc in more than one part of the country?
Read the full essay
Upcoming Events
For more information on any of our upcoming programs, please click the event title.
Boomers & Beyond | Sunday Brunch in Central Park
Sunday, October 18th at 1:00 PM
Meeting at East 79th Street & Fifth Avenue
Parish Men's Faith Group | "Clothe Yourselves With Compassion": Channeling Compassion for a Wounded World
Tuesday, October 20th at 7 PM on Zoom
Parish Women's Faith Group
Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00 PM on Zoom
Jesuit Friends & Alumni Sunday | Virtual Mass
Saturday, October 24th & Sunday, October 25th
Virtual Interfaith Memorial Prayer Service | Hosted by the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
Wednesday, October 28th at 7:30 PM
St. Ignatius Loyola Facebook page and YouTube channel
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Wednesday, October 28th at 7 PM on Zoom
Virtual Interparish Film Discussion
Thursday, October 29th at 6:30 PM on Zoom
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving Food Drive
Saturday, October 31st to Sunday, November 8th 
Just Faith Workshop
Alternate Thursdays Beginning November 5th 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
For the month of October, Pope Francis asks us to pray for The Laity’s Mission in the Church: "We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church."

Weekend Mass Schedule | October 24th

5:30 PM: Fr. Yesalonia

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

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
Join us on our Facebook page (link) and YouTube channel (link) as we unite with area faith communities to mourn the lives lost during the Coronavirus pandemic.

For more information, please click here.
Weekly Wisdom
In his Wednesday, October 14th homily, Fr. Yesalonia urges us, in choosing which path to walk alongwhether it is the one that is lit by "love, joy, peace, and patience" or the one that is guided by self-interestto eschew the middle of the road. We must, instead, "make a fuller commitment" and "[l]et our consciences guide us to ways in which manifest the light and the glory of God."

For more information on our Capital Campaign, 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.
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.
Which came first: the chicken or the egg? While you ponder that question, we invite you to watch the latest episode from our resident Gentleman Farmer Philip Anderson. 
St. Ignatius Loyola Cloth Masks

Support your parish through your shopping. SIL logoed masks are now for sale here

Your purchase will support the parish. 
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
During the early days of the pandemic when the church was closed, our cantor, Philip Anderson, recorded this spontaneous, beautiful rendition of How Can I Keep From Singing. It's one of our favorite hymns, and the message is as timely now as it was last spring.
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
Election 2020: Catholic Conscience, the Candidates, and the Common Good
Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00 PM
Hosted by 
The New York/Northern New Jersey/Long Island region of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps

Suggested donation: $100

For more information, please click here.
Submit a Prayer Request
At-Home Prayer Resources
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