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St. Ignatius Loyola
24 July 2020
Dear Friend of St. Ignatius
It is my responsibility as Pastor to keep you informed of the financial condition of the parish. Each Fall an Annual Report is published that details the expenses and revenues of the parish. In the two most recent reports (2018-2019) I commented on a decrease in the income from the Offertory collection and Annual Fund. This year’s report will show a significant, and alarming, reduction in parish income. Our expenses have remained relatively constant because we have had no lay-offs of any employee and have had to incur substantial unanticipated expenditures related to the health and safety measures related to the coronavirus. In addition, there was the unanticipated capital cost in setting up the capability to livestream Masses from the Lady Chapel. [I write “unanticipated,” but add “providential!”]
Your help is urgently needed to cover the operational expenses of the parish. While church reserves provide something of a cushion to soften the blow of an operating deficit, they are not unlimited. I encourage you to use your weekly Offertory envelopes and deposit them in the collection boxes in the church or drop them in the mail. Better yet, you have the option to make a recurring contribution through your credit card or bank account by clicking here.
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Daily & Weekend Mass

Daily Mass (Monday to Saturday)
8:30 AM


Weekend Mass
Saturday: 5:30 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:15 AM, 12:30 PM, and 5:30 PM
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.

Reservations are required for our weekend liturgies. 

Visit or call (212) 288-3588 to reserve your space. Registration closes every Saturday at Noon. 
In this On Faith video, Associate Pastor Fr. Michael Hilbert, SJ, shares his insights about the power of faith in turbulent times.
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 beginning in the Fall. 

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

Upcoming Events
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Wednesday, August 5th at 7 PM

SVdP meets biweekly (year-round) on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM via Zoom. Meeting attendees can choose to participate online via smartphone/computer or via telephone.
Meetings begin with a prayer and spiritual reflection, followed by an agenda of items geared toward service toward the Poor. We also build and grow in friendship by sharing updates and happenings in our lives. Please consider joining us as we serve our neighbors in need.

To participate, email for login information.
Sunday Morning Sing-In

Sundays at 9:45 AM 
Join us on Zoom as we sing our hearts out during this sing-in of hymns and psalms (Mics off, please!). Singers of all ages are welcome.

July 26th & August 2nd, 9th, 23rd, and 30th.

To participate, email
Social Distancing Socials

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
at 6 PM

Join us for an hour of lighthearted conversation on Zoom.

Grab your beverage of choice and gather virtually with friends both old and new.

To participate, click here to sign-up.

We thought you might enjoy this flashback to an incredible night of music, when the music of John Coltrane reverberated through the arches of our church. The Imani Winds, the Harlem String Quartet, and a jazz trio joined forces under the direction of composer and horn player Jeff Scott. The results were absolutely thrilling!
Welcome Back, Fr. Mark Hallinan!

Dear Friend of St. Ignatius,

It is a great blessing to return to St. Ignatius Loyola Church. This is where I first fell in love with parish ministry way back in 1995 when I was first ordained a priest. What I find so fulfilling and enriching in parish ministry is the diversity of persons with whom you interact and the daily need to break open the Word of God; to discover the riches of scripture anew each day.

Since I left St. Ignatius Loyola, I have served as coordinator of social justice ministries for the then New York Province of the Society of Jesus. This was a great opportunity for me to be involved in work on affordable housing, labor rights, socially responsible investing, and matters relating to juvenile justice.

I was then called to be pastor of two churches on Staten Island with a primarily Hispanic, immigrant population. During my tenure, we went from three worship sites to one without serious disruption to the community of faith. I was deeply edified by the Anglo community’s embrace of their immigrant brothers and sisters who exhibited a rich faith in the face of discrimination, workplace injustices and, for some, the daily threat of deportation.
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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.
Children's Choirs

The St. Ignatius Loyola Children’s Choir program is auditioning 1st through 8th graders for next season. We begin in September with online training.

Choristers participate in our liturgies and concerts, serve their parish and community, and enjoy the company of children from nearby schools. No previous experience is necessary.

Please contact Maureen Haley, Director of Children’s Choirs, at to inquire about audition procedures and rehearsal times. Auditions for next season
which begins in an online format in Septemberare ongoing throughout the summer.

To learn more about the Children's Choirs, click here.

In episode 4 of his (literally) groundbreaking video series, our cantor Philip Anderson teaches us the fine art of harvesting garlic.
If you are a small business owner or professional who is trying to navigate through the economic turmoil of the loss of business due to the pandemic, you may wish to consider joining a group of parishioners confronting the same circumstances. A member of the parish has offered to take on the responsibility of coordinating such a group and hosting Zoom meetings. If interested, please email me at
— Fr. Yesalonia

St. Ignatius Loyola supports our parishioners' small businesses!

We know that many small businesses are hurting and we want to help. We will be publishing an online directory of parishioner-owned small businesses.

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

  1. Your name and contact information (your contact information will not be published)
  2. Type of business (e.g. hair salon or Italian restaurant)
  3. Name of your business
  4. Address of your business
  5. Website, if applicable
Parishioner Chatline

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 
from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Call (914) 418-4004 to connect one-on-one with a fellow parishioner for lighthearted conversation and fellowship.
Mass Telephone Line

To hear a recording of each day's Mass, call (646) 849-7277.

If you can't join us for our livestream Mass, listen to Mass on a dedicated telephone line. The 5:30 PM Mass is available beginning at 6:30 PM each day (Monday to Friday); the 11:00 AM Sunday Mass is available at Noon.
Weekly Wisdom
In his Thursday, July 16th homily, Fr. O'Connell shares Jesus' invitation to us: "'Come to me and I will give you rest.' [Jesus] did not promise a painless life but a life filled with purpose. Will we accept his invitation? Will we go to him? Will we come to him? Will we let him bear our burdens? Let us resolve to go and accept Jesus' invitation. Let us resolve to go and share his way to the father." 
The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Rome is a prominent apostolate of the Society of Jesus. The church is significantly supported through the contributions of visitors and tourists. There has been a substantial decrease in revenue to support the operations of the church due to the pandemic. As a sign of solidarity with our sister parish in Rome, please consider a contribution for its maintenance and religious services.

For information on how to make a donation, please click here to download the PDF.
The Archdiocese of New York takes stewardship of your donations seriously.

If you have knowledge of or reason to suspect misconduct, please report your concerns via a toll-free hotline at 877-820-0541 or on the internet at Both are available 24 hours per day.
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