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St. Ignatius Loyola
Worship
Daily & Weekend Mass

Daily Mass (Monday to Saturday)
8:30 AM

Church

Weekend Mass
Saturday: 5:30 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:15 AM, 12:30 PM, and 5:30 PM
Church
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 https://ignatius.nyc/mass-reservations or call (212) 288-3588 to reserve your space. Registration closes every Saturday at Noon. 
Letter to My Grandchildren
by Parishioner Joseph J. Sullivan, Jr.

Dear Parishioners,

On September 11, 2005, the fourth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our country, the Pastor, Fr. Blaszczak, asked one of our parishioners to pen the weekly Bulletin Essay. Joe Sullivan is the parishioner’s name, and in his essay, he recounted how the tragic events of 9/11 touched his family personally—his son-in-law, Richard Fraser, worked in the South Tower and never came home.
 
In the final paragraph of the essay, speaking for himself and his wife Barbara, Joe wrote, “Our faith has sustained us, and I might add, so has the faith, Christian and otherwise, of so many friends, neighbors and in some cases, total strangers. Regardless of how bad things appear, true faith is knowing that there is a better life, and those who suffered here will never suffer again. That is what I believe.”
 
Fast forward to two weeks ago. Joe sent me an email in which he expressed his appreciation for the live-streamed Masses we have been celebrating since March. Attached to the email was a letter he wrote on Fathers’ Day to his grandchildren. Joe thought I might like to read it. The letter began with this title: “MY FATHER: Miscellaneous Thoughts about the Subjugation of Black Americans.”
Read Joe Sullivan's Letter
We have the privilege at St. Ignatius of welcoming many visitors and new parishioners. We especially welcome those of you who may be thinking about becoming Catholic. If you feel attracted to the Catholic faith, we want you to know about a program at the parish beginning in the Fall.

A group will meet here during the year 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 those 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 church@saintignatiusloyola.org.
A Short Word: Podcast
On the Confederate Statues
 
Confederate statues are coming down. We now have an opportunity to create new symbols that inspire reconciliation and transformation. In this episode, Pastoral Associate Brian Pinter explores some spiritual and emotional currents moving through this moment.
Listen now
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 yesaloniad@saintignatiusloyola.org.
 
— 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 in late July.

If you would like to be included in this directory, please send the following information to Erin at picke@saintignatiusloyola.org by Saturday, July 18th.

  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
In this week's episode, our cantor Philip Anderson shows us how to grow that summertime garden favorite—English peas. 
Upcoming Events
ISJ Racial Justice Book & Film Club

Thursday, July 16th at 6:30 PM

This month on Zoom, Ignatian Social Justice will be reading and discussing Rev. Bryan Massingale's book, Racial Justice and the Catholic Church, which examines the history of racism in the United States from the Civil War to the present and discusses the teaching efforts of the Catholic Church to put a stop to racism and promote reconciliation and justice. 

To sign-up and receive the Zoom link, email socialjustice@saintignatiusloyola.org.
 
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Wednesday, July 22nd 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 svdpmembership980@gmail.com 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.

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

To participate, email sheetzm@saintignatiusloyola.org.
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.

Connections
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.
Jesuit Parish Advocacy Day by 
Pastoral Associate Jean Santopatre

 
On Tuesday, June 23, hundreds of Jesuit parishes across the United States came together virtually to unite as a people of faith, inspired by Catholic Social Teaching and Ignatian Spirituality to virtually call on Congress to enact humane migration policies in the United States and beyond.
 
Representatives from St. Ignatius Loyola, St. Francis Xavier and the Maryland and New England Province of the Society of Jesuit Social Ministries, in New York City, had virtual meetings with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's and Senator Chuck Schumer’s offices to discuss DACA and to issues related to detention at the border and to end asylum at the border in light of COVID-19.
Read the full essay
Weekly Wisdom
In his Monday, July 6th homily, Fr. Yesalonia invites us to reflect on the life of martyr St. Maria Goretti as he poses this question, "Where do we place our trust? Do we look forward to holding the hand of God as we walk through life or do we feel as if we can go it alone?"
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 haleym@saintignatiusloyola.org 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.

Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco attending Sunday Mass at St. Ignatius on November 23, 1958.⁣
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