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Our Savior Lives! Alleluia, Alleluia 
by Fr. Dennis Yesalonia, S.J., Pastor
 

Today we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is this reality that anchors our faith. Without it, we would have succumbed to the depths of despair this past year as we tried to avoid and eradicate the sinister tentacles of Covid-19. The anguish of darkness has been forever dispelled by the radiant light of hope that conquered death itself. We walk in this light whenever, by word or deed, we proclaim our belief in Jesus Christ and embrace each day as a gift from God. We rejoice and are glad that Our Savior lives.

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Worship
Holy Saturday & Easter Sunday Livestreaming Schedule

While reservations for our in-person Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday may be closed, you can still worship us virtually on Holy Saturday at 7:30 PM and Easter Sunday at Noon.

All of our Masses may be found on our Facebook page at stignatiusnyc and on our YouTube channel at ChurchofStIgnatiusLoyolaNYC

Weekend Mass Schedule
| April 11th |

Saturday
5:30 PM: Fr. Bergen

Sunday
8:00 AM: Fr. Hilbert
9:30 AM: Fr. Yesalonia
11:00 AM Solemn (Livestream & Church): Fr. Hallinan
7:30 PM: Fr. Hallinan

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.


Mass Telephone Line
 
To hear a recording of each day's Mass, call (646) 849-7277.
Holy Saturday Confession Schedule
Holy Saturday, April 3rd
 
Confessions will be heard from 4 PM to 5:30 PM in the Parish House.
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
In his Tuesday, March 30th homily, Fr. Yesalonia invites us, as we await the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday, "to use this time well, reflecting on what we believe and how our lives reflect what we believe." 
In Gratitude: A Gift for Generations to Come 

On this Easter weekend, we are absolutely thrilled to announce that the Lady Chapel restoration is almost complete.

We are grateful to the Riley Family for so generously underwriting this historic project. Jim and Ellen Riley, and their four adult daughters Brigid, Shannon, Kerry-Lynn, and Courtney have been a part of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola for a decade and it holds a very special place in their hearts. Jim and Ellen's four grandchildren were baptized at St. Ignatius and their daughter Courtney was married here in September of 2019. Two of their grandchildren attended the St. Ignatius Loyola Day Nursery. 

The story of how this gift came about is beautiful. When the Church shut down last March, the parish began livestreaming Mass from the Lady Chapel at 5:30 P.M. each day. This jewel-like space dedicated to Our Lady, Mother of the Church became the spiritual centerpiece of the parish. Thousands of people worshiped with us, virtually, for the next several months. This set off a spark, inspiring the Riley’s to take a closer look at the Chapel. In discussions with Fr. Yesalonia and architect Michael Doyle, Principal of Acheson Doyle Partners Architects and parishioner at St. Ignatius, it became clear that visitors may be unaware of the Chapel beyond an imposing wooden door. The project was guided by the Riley’s wishes to honor the Blessed Virgin, to make the space more physically accessible and to properly restore the historical elements of the chapel.
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Lady Chapel Restoration Update

As the Lady Chapel project enters the home stretch, we take another look behind the scenes, this time we focus on two of the major features of the restoration: the metal strapwork doors and the revitalized center panel of the reredos.
Column 1: A closer look at the center panel of the reredos; the Lady Chapel as seen through the Narthex-side gate
Column 2: Conservator Ismael Checo and his associate, Pancracio Almonte
Column 3: The new railings leading into the Lady Chapel; a full-length view of the Parish House-side door
Webinar: Journeying with Vulnerable Youth
from Homelessness to Hope and Healing

Monday, April 19th at 7 PM on Zoom

The third webinar in our 2021 lecture series “Catholic Women: Agents of Peace and Trust”

Almost 12 million children in our nation are currently living in poverty. Sadly, approximately 4.2 million young people under the age of 24 experience homelessness. This webinar will draw upon the many years of experience of women leaders from both the Harlem Children’s Zone and Covenant House, two large non-profit organizations whose goal is to achieve positive outcomes for young people by journeying with them from traumatic experiences to hope and healing.

The panelists will discuss the challenges that these young people face including how the pandemic has exacerbated already existing disparities. We will explore together how each of us can play a part in supporting the most vulnerable among God’s children to fulfill their great promise.

PANELISTS
  • Sr. Nancy Downing, CND | Executive Director, Covenant House
  • Professor Anne Williams-Isom | James R. Dumpson Chair in Child Welfare, Fordham University; former CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone

To register, click here.

Upcoming Events
For more information on any of our upcoming programs, please click the event title.
Sunday Morning Sing-In
Sundays at 9:45 AM on Zoom
Tuesday Night Book Group: CONVERSION: Spiritual Insights Into An Essential Encounter with God by Fr. Donald Haggerty
Tuesdays, through May 11th at 7 PM on Zoom 
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Wednesday, April 14th at 7 PM on Zoom
LGBT Catholics and Friends
Thursday, April 15th at 7 PM on Zoom
Among the symbols of Easter, water has long been one of the most poignant. It gives life, it takes life, it is representative of the subconscious. At the Solemn Vigil of Easter, the Choir of St. Ignatius sings of water, in G.P. de Palestrina's 16th-century motet, Sicut cervus (Like as the hart pants for the water, so my soul longs after thee, O Lord). Water cradles us in the womb, cleanses us at baptism, nourishes our bodies daily, and coaxes the earth back to life after a long winter. Water helps us recall the wonder of God's provision for us day after day. Give thanks and rejoice!
How Do Catholics Read the Bible?
Thursdays, from April 15th to May 6th at 7 PM on Zoom
 
While many Americans approach scripture from a literalist perspective, the Catholic tradition embraces much richer methods of interpretation. Our class meetings will examine both contemporary and traditional ways of reading Scripture. Above all, we will reflect on how our church hears the Word and responds under the Spirit's guidance.  

Brian B. Pinter, Pastoral Associate, will present. 

To RSVP, email brianbpinter@gmail.com.
A Morning of Reflection
Saturday, April 24th, 9 AM to 12:30 PM, on Zoom
 
This day of virtual reflection will focus on environmental sustainability in the context of Laudato Si'. Speaker Dr. Erin Lothes is a theologian at St. Elizabeth University in Morristown, New Jersey, and author of the book Inspired Sustainability: Planting Seeds for Action (Orbis Books, 2016). This virtual program will include presentations by Dr. Lothes and opportunities for small group faith-sharing.

To register, click here.
Column 1: The original windows in Wallace Hall have been reinstalled (top); new stained glass windows are on site and being prepped for installation (bottom)
Column 2: The elevator has been installed and awaits city inspection
Capital Campaign: The Final Stretch
 
April marks the third and final year of our capital campaign that is making the Church, Wallace Hall, Parish House, and Grammar School safer and accessible. We are inches away from reaching our goal of $7.5 million.

Over 910 parish households have made a contribution to this historic project. Please join them and in making history. All new gifts to the campaign will be matched dollar for dollar until Sunday, April 18th

To contribute to the Your Parish, Your Home Capital Campaign, please click here.

Last summer, Fr. Yesalonia announced an ambitious expansion of our livestream capabilities at the parish.

We will soon have the capability to livestream Sunday Mass from Church. Additionally, monitors will be installed in the Church and so that pre-recorded music can be broadcast into the Church during services.

Eventually, services and events will be livestreamed from the Lady Chapel, the Church, and Wallace Hall.

To support this important initiative, 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.
We extend warm congratulations to our RCIA Catechumens and Candidates who celebrated their entrance into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.

To view the full list of the Elect, Catechumens, and Candidates, click here.
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