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St. Ignatius Loyola
From the Pastor
26 June 2020
Friend of St. Ignatius,
The final countdown has begun for us to return to our weekday and weekend Mass schedule. Are you ready to return?
If you have not already done so, I encourage you to view the video posted on the homepage of the parish website, the latest e-newsletter, Facebook, or Instagram. It is important for you to be familiar with all the new procedures that you will be expected to follow from the moment you enter the church until you leave. All the procedures depicted in the video will be implemented for all Sunday Masses, including the Vigil Mass on Saturday evening. There will be slight modifications to the procedures for the 8:30 AM weekday Masses.
If you wish to take along with you a cheat sheet so you can anticipate what to expect, I will highlight for you the most important things for you to keep in mind as you prepare to attend Mass.
Read the full letter
Daily & Weekend Mass

Daily Mass (Monday to Saturday) at 8:30 AM

Weekend Mass
(Beginning Saturday, July 4th)
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 at 5:30 PM &
Sunday Mass at 11 AM 

Join us on YouTube (click here to subscribe) and Facebook (stignatiusnyc) for our Daily and Sunday livestream Masses.

This video outlines the health and safety guidelines that are and will continue to be in place, as well as orienting you to the new norms for entering and leaving the church, and for receiving communion.

We would also like to extend our wholehearted thanks to the volunteers who participated in the filming of this video. 
Dear Parishioners,
It has come to my attention that parishioners are receiving email messages under my name, either asking for a favor or requesting that the recipient send money to the individual posing as me. However, please be aware these messages are fraudulent and are not from me. I only communicate via my parish email address ( and I do not sign-off as Rev. Yesalonia. If you receive one of these messages, please do not respond and immediately block the sender on your email account.

⁠— Fr. Yesalonia
A Short Word: Podcast
The Shadow Knows | Part 3:
American Shadow

In this episode, Pastoral Associate Brian Pinter explores the American collective shadow. What are the uncomfortable truths about ourselves as a nation that we ignore, deny, and repress? If we are going to be a truly great country, we will work to integrate our shadow—a difficult and humbling task, but sure to be transformative and healing.
Listen now
Philip Anderson: Gentleman Farmer
In this week's installment, we head into the kitchen with our cantor Philip Anderson as he whips up a pesto sauce using his homegrown garlic scapes. 
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.

Do you feel hopeful? Maybe not every moment of every day, but in general? I think we can all agree that the knowledge that things are getting better lifts us up, even while our days have all blurred together. Even while we miss being with our friends and family; while we try to banish the fear that we or someone we love will get sick; while we worry about our financial future.

This piece Bizakodó: Hopeful (performed here by the Children's Choirs in May 2018)
 first appears in a music collection published in 1921. Later, the composer, Lajos Bárdos, sang it to soothe his children while they sheltered in the cellar of their apartment building in Budapest. There were no Zoom calls and no emails from family, friends, or colleagues. The year was 1945, and Nazi-occupied Budapest was under siege. One of the Bárdos children remembers others joining in the singing, creating what must have been a powerful moment of hope and solidarity in a dangerous time. Let us be lifted up by HOPE as well!

— Maureen Haley, Director of Children's Choirs 

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 Wednesday, June 25th homily, Fr. O'Connell invites us to listen closely. "The voice of Jesus echoes down 2000 years. He also speaks to our time but is he heard? Is he heard with the systemic problem of our inability to hear?... Much more recently, Yogi Berra is reported to have said, 'The future is not what it used to be.' It will certainly not be what it could and should be if the voice of Jesus is not and acted upon."
Upcoming Events
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!). Led by Michael Sheetz (Music Associate & Director of the Wallace Hall Choir and Orchestra). Singers of all ages are welcome.


July 12th and 26th & August 2nd, 9th, 23rd, and 30th.

To participate, email
Social Distancing Socials

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
at 6 PM

Join us as we gather virtually for an hour of lighthearted conversation on Zoom.

On Monday, June 29th, join us as Antonio del Rosario takes us back into the kitchen for a lively hour of cooking and conversation. 

To participate, click here.

THANK YOU! Thank you for so generously responding to Fr. Yesalonia’s emergency appeal.

These gifts will help to subsidize the considerable operational costs of the Parish.  A big thanks to all of you who have signed up for regular online giving.

As you can see, some of our youngest parishioners send their thanks as well.

At-Home Prayer Resources
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