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Unbridled Hope by Jean Santopatre, Pastoral Associate
November 22, 1963. Every year on this day, I remember those “Four Days that Shocked the World.” Our young President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, at 12:30 PM.  President Kennedy represented the spirit of unbridled hope, that we, as Americans, could tackle the social injustices of racism to build a kinder, gentler world of love and possibilities.
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In this week's episode, Pastoral Associate Brian Pinter poses an important question: "Why Do I Feel Tired All The Time?!" Many "energy vampires" are now at play in our lives - mask-wearing, toxic politics, and a sense that we are "wandering in the desert." All this creates a chemistry that devours a great deal of emotional and spiritual energy, leaving us feeling exhausted.  We name a few of these realities, as well as ways we can enhance our self-care.

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Weekend Mass Schedule | November 29th


5:30 PM: Fr. Hallinan

8:00 AM: Fr. Bergen
9:30 AM: Fr. Yesalonia
11:00 AM Solemn: Fr. Hilbert
11:00 AM Livestream: Fr. Hallinan
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.

Thanksgiving Day | Parish House & Mass Schedule
The Parish House will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th in observance of Thanksgiving. On Thursday, one Mass will be celebrated at 9 AM in the Church. On Friday, one Mass will be celebrated in the Church at 8:30 AM.
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Mass Reservations
Phone and online (link) registration for our Thursday, December 24th Christmas Eve Masses and Friday, December 25th Christmas Day Masses will open Monday, November 23rd.
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve Masses: 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM, and 8 PM
Christmas Day Masses: 8 AM, 10 AM, and 12 Noon 
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
Society of St. Vincent de Paul volunteers will be at the Parish House on the following dates to accept wrapped and labeled gifts from parishioners who signed up to participate in this year's Christmas Angel Project:
Saturday, November 28th, December 5th & December 12th: 5 PM to 7 PM
Sunday, November 29th, December 6th & December 13th: 9 AM to 1 PM & 6 PM to 8 PM
Volunteers from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be at the Parish House on the following dates to accept new, unwrapped toys or games for our Annual Toy Drive, which benefits the children from the St. Mary of the Assumption & Our Lady of Mt. Carmel–St. Benedict on Staten Island:
Saturday, December 5th & December 12th: 5 PM to 7 PM
Sunday, December 6th & December 13th: 9 AM to 1 PM & 6 PM to 8 PM
Weekly Wisdom
In his Thursday, November 12th homily, Fr. Hallinan urges us to cast aside whatever prejudices and preconceptions we may hold and recognize that "[a]ll persons have an inherent worth, dignity, and value. And, so, we have to look at our lives to see whether we, in fact, are the persons of mercy and forgiveness we are called to be. Do we foster reconciliation or are sometimes instruments of division? Do we recognize that persons can change and encourage that change?"

The Amazing Race 2020 in Central Park
Saturday, November 28th at 12:00 PM

Can’t travel to be with your family this Thanksgiving? Or does your family need encouragement to get off the couch and burn some calories after the big meal? Come join your parish family for some holiday fun! 

Part race, part scavenger hunt, this year it will be a socially distanced event held in Central Park. It’s open to all parishioners and friends, adults and children, and it’s a chance for us all to be together safely and share some fun after so many months of isolation and stress. Come with your team, or be assigned to teams that day.

Price: $10 for adults/$5 for children ages 5-18/Free for children under age 5

Register individually or as teams at

Sponsored by LGBT Catholics & Friends, Family Ministry, Ignatian Young Adults & Ignatian Social Justice

Upcoming Events
For more information on any of our upcoming programs, please click the event title.
Tuesday Night Book Group | Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Tuesday, November 24th at 7 PM on Zoom
Meeting Christ in Prayer: Holy Listening
Tuesdays, beginning December 1st through December 22nd at 7 PM on Zoom
Angels - Agents of Transformation | Presented by Brian Pinter
Thursdays, beginning December 3rd through December 17th at 7 PM on Zoom
Mass in Italian | The Vigil of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Monday, December 7th at 7 PM in the Church
Mary, Symbol of "Yes!" | Presented by Brian Pinter | Sponsored by Boomers & Beyond
Monday, December 7th at 7 PM on Zoom
IYA Advent Meetings: Discussion, Reflection and Examen Around Advent Readings by James Martin, S.J., Fr. Richard Rohr, Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor, and Dorothy Day
Tuesday, December 8th & Thursday, December 17th at 7 PM on Zoom 
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Wednesday, December 9th at 7 PM on Zoom
Sunday Morning Sing-In
Sundays at 9:45 AM on Zoom

Social Distancing Socials
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 6 PM on Zoom
Celebrating Women at St. Ignatius: Past, Present, Future

SAVE THE DATE—March 11, 2021
Recently, we announced that on March 11, 2021, our parish is having a special event to celebrate all of the women of the parish for their service to our parish family.
The evening will have two parts: first, we will be honoring four women who have given decades of extraordinary service to our parish. We will keep their names secret for now. Second, we will be giving our parish a unique chance to “meet” our women and “hear” their voices. How? We will be displaying their photos and sharing their reflections.

COME AND BE PHOTOGRAPHED—November 22 & December 2, 2020
Women of St. Ignatius! Come and be photographed! Click here for more information.
In anticipation of Christ the King Sunday, we offer the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola and the Parish Community Choir singing tomorrow's opening hymn, Crown him with many crowns.
You may have recently received an email from WeShare on behalf of St. Ignatius Loyola. It was sent without the Pastor’s authorization. We do not participate in this program of the Archdiocese of New York. Please use the online giving platform that is officially sponsored by the parish. You may access it here.
Planning for End-of-Year Charitable Giving

As you plan for the end of the calendar year charitable giving, we remind you of the following (click the link for more information on each option):
CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act tax benefits
Donating Appreciated Securities
Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)
Please consult your legal or financial advisor for guidance on your specific situation.

If you have any questions, please contact Fernando Castro, Treasurer, at or Erin Pick, Director of Development, at

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.
Announcing the SIL NY Water Bottle Collection  
These 24 oz. bottles are 100% American made with 100% Recyclable, US-sourced Aluminum. BPA-Free, Lifetime Guarantee (NOT dishwasher safe). Available in blue, black, and steelhead grey.

They make excellent stocking stuffers! 

Please note: This product will start shipping the week of December 14th.
Visit the SIL Online Store
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
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
Virtual Book of Remembrance

During the month of November, we remember our loved ones who have died. We have set-up an online Book of Remembrance, where individuals are invited to submit the names of deceased loved ones (click here). The book will remain open until the end of this month.
It was truly a November to remember when Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco attended Sunday Mass at St. Ignatius on November 23, 1958.⁣
November has been designated as National Donor Sabbath by the organization LiveOnNY, the federally designated organ procurement organization for New York City, and is dedicated to elevating the power of faith-based communities to bring hope to those waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant.

Here in New York, there are nearly 10,000 children and adults on the organ transplant waiting list. These are our family, friends, neighbors, and fellow parishioners and they need our help. Being a registered organ donor gives us the opportunity to provide our vulnerable brothers and sisters with a second chance at life.

For more information on what you can do to help, please visit
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