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St. Ignatius Loyola
Meeting Christ in Prayer Before and During Covid-19
Paul’s First Epistle to the Thessalonians instructs those of the faith to “encourage one another and build one another up.” In my several years as a journeyman through various Christian denominations, I can attest that I have never seen a better application of this than what I experienced at the Meeting Christ in Prayer retreat.  I most passionately recommend Meeting Christ in Prayer to all believers, regardless of how deep you are in your faith or wherever you may be in your walk with Jesus Christ. 
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Weekend Mass Schedule | February 7th

5:30 PM: Fr. Hallinan

8:00 AM: Fr. O'Keefe
9:30 AM: Fr. Bergen
11:00 AM Solemn (Livestream & Church): Fr. Yesalonia
7:30 PM: Fr. Yesalonia

Livestream Mass
Our 5:30 PM Daily Mass and 11 AM Sunday Solemn Mass are now celebrated in the Church. These Masses can be attended in-person or viewed via livestream on YouTube and Facebook

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.

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
Weekly Wisdom
In his Wednesday, January 27th homily, Fr. Bergen posits this question: "How do we receive God's word when it comes to us?" While we may, at times, "maintain a convenient deafness to God's word and God's attempt to get through to us," God never stops trying to reach us.
Upcoming Food Drives

Feeding Our Neighbors: Archdiocesan-Wide Food Campaign
The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola will be participating in the Feeding Our Neighbors food drive scheduled from Sunday, January 31st through Tuesday, February 9th. Donations will go to the Church of the Ascension on the Upper West Side.
Click here to view drop-off dates and requested donation items.
Lenten Food Drive
During Lent
from Saturday, March 13th to Tuesday, March 28ththe Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be accepting donations of food for the Church of the Ascension.
Click here to view drop-off dates and requested donation items.
Upcoming Events
For more information on any of our upcoming programs, please click the event title.
Tuesday Night Book Group: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Tuesdays, through March 30th at 7 PM on Zoom
Emmaus Bereavement Support Group
Beginning Tuesday, February 2nd at 7 PM in the Parish House
Meeting Christ in Prayer
Beginning Wednesday, February 3rd at 7 PM on Zoom
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Wednesday, February 3rd at 7 PM on Zoom
LGBT Catholics & Friends
Thursday, February 18th at 7 PM on Zoom
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Virtual Blood Drive
Beginning Monday, March 1st, through Sunday, March 21st 
Sunday Morning Sing-In
Sundays at 9:45 AM on Zoom
Social Distancing Socials
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 6 PM on Zoom

Webinar: Catholic Women in Global Health: Mothers and Children

Monday, February 8th at 7 PM on Zoom
Many of the most at-risk mothers and children in the developing world live in rural settings with limited access to even basic health care. CMMB (Catholic Medical Mission Board) works with community health workers, village health committees, local clinics, and hospitals to ensure that care is delivered to families living where the road ends. Engaging community members in this process has proved especially critical during the pandemic when seeking health care might itself be a source of risk. Finding ways to reduce the risk of Coronavirus spreading while still promoting the most basic health services that each year prevent the deaths of thousands of women and children around the world has created an unprecedented challenge. Community-based approaches are valuable and the strengthening of clinics and hospitals is still a necessary component of life-saving solutions.

Jana I. Cuggino, Head of Strategy and Marketing, KPMG Healthcare and Life Sciences
Mary Beth Powers, President and CEO, Catholic Medical Mission Board
Darnelle Bernier, Vice President, Medical Donations Program, CMMB
Dr. Claudia Llanten M.D., Senior Maternal and Child Health Care Specialist, CMMB

To register, click here.
The Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) website recently profiled parishioner Laura de Boisblanc, highlighting her work as a volunteer at Cathedral High School. Laura is also a member of our Ignatian Social Justice ministry, with a particular interest in racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Click here to read the profile.

To learn more about the work of the IVC, click here.
In last Sunday's Gospel, Jesus tells Simon to follow him. Later on, he will say to him, "You are Peter (meaning rock), and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it." Here is the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola, singing these words in a short setting of Tu es Petrus, by French composer, Theodore Dubois (1837-1924).

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.
Support Your Parish Through Your Online Shopping
We are thrilled to announce the debut of our online store, featuring an assortment of St. Ignatius Loyola branded merchandise. Now selling handcrafted pottery mugs, water bottles, a canvas shopping tote, a baseball cap, and reusable cloth face masks. All of these items are now available for ordering. 100% of proceeds benefit the parish.
Visit the SIL Online Store
Environmental Justice is Racial Justice
Sunday, February 7th at 3 PM on Zoom
This webinar will explore the health impacts of land-use policies that allow polluting facilities and industries to be disproportionately located in low-income black and brown neighborhoods, what these communities are doing in response, and how people of faith can be allies. Presented by The St. Francis Xavier Environment Ministry.
To register, please click here.

What’s on the Menu? The Impact of Our Food Choices on the Health of the Earth  

Sunday, February 14th at 3 PM on Zoom

Julie Sinistore, Ph.D., a Sr. Project Director on the Sustainability, Energy, and Climate Change team at the engineering consulting firm WSP will examine the impact of food choices from production through consumption and provide information based on scientific research to help answer these questions and dispel myths about food and sustainability. Presented by The Croton Holy Name of Mary Care for Creation Ministry.

To join the Zoom presentation, click here.

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