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St. Ignatius Loyola
18 September 2020
Dear Friend of St. Ignatius
The lazy days of summer are over. As in years past a new rhythm has taken hold of the parish after Labor Day. The obvious difference this year is the manner in which the various ministries of the parish are resuming their activities. The past few months have taught us how to rely more and more on electronic modes of gathering together and communicating. Just think of it, a year ago, “ZOOM” was something many of us associated with cartoon bubble comments or children at play with Tonka trucks or miniature model cars as they revved their engines.  Now it is a way of life, especially for our students.
 I am happy to report that we had very successful openings of our grammar school on September 10th and our preschool on September 14th.  The summer months were spent getting ready for their return to significantly redesigned classrooms and play areas that conformed to, and in many instances exceeded, the health and safety guidelines published by the Archdiocese of New York, the State of New York, and the CDC. Safeguarding as much as is reasonably possible the health of students, faculty, and administrators has become equally as important as the educational instructions students receive. I am very grateful to our Head of School, Mary Larkin, and her team. They worked tirelessly during the summer months to create safe environments at both schools. I am also deeply appreciative of our extraordinary teachers who have adapted to the new normal of teaching.
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Weekly Wisdom
In his Tuesday, September 15th homily, Fr. Hilbert reminds us that Mary is not only the mother of Jesus but she is also our mother. And, just as we should cry with Mary as she stands at the foot of the cross, we must remember the other mothers in the world who are suffering. "As we see all of these mothers, all of the mothers that have mourned, who have wept, whose tears have fallen on a dry, cold world in these months, we should be ashamed if we don't cry as well." 
Moving Beyond Codependency

In this week's episodePastoral Associate Brian Pinter explores "Moving Beyond Codependency." 

When relationships are characterized by codependence, "the giver" feels a sense of responsibility for "the taker's" emotions, behaviors, and choices. In codependency, the stress of the situation dictates responses, rather than the inner voice of truth and wisdom. We briefly explore some signs that might be invitations to healing and self-knowledge.
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Freedom From or Freedom For?
by Fr. Mark Hallinan, SJ, Associate Pastor  

As we mark “Freedom Sunday”, Sarah Tintle will be sharing with you important information regarding the millions of persons in the world today who are not free and how each of us can be instruments through whom they might be liberated from their captivity. As Americans, we speak frequently of our freedom; emphasizing what we are set free from. As Christians, we often fail to realize that it is more important for us to focus on what we are set free for. In focusing on what we are set free for, we come to understand the nature of the authentic freedom which is God’s gift to us.
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If you've been to St. Ignatius recently, you may have heard the clanging of hammers and the rumble of drills. That is because work on the 84th Street passenger elevatorthe centerpiece of our Capital Campaignhas resumed. 

Recently, David and Patti Hogan, co-chairs of the Capital Campaign Committee, visited the construction site and spoke with Director of Development Erin Pick about what St. Ignatius means to them and why this project is vital to dismantling the barriers to access for parishioners and visitors with mobility issues.

To read an essay from the Hogans discussing the Capital Campaign, please click here.
Upcoming Events
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Wednesday, September 30th at 7 PM on Zoom

For more information and to register, please click here.
Catholic Social Teaching and the Common Good

Thursday, October 1st, 8th & 15th at 7 PM on Zoom

Facilitated by Pastoral Associate Brian Pinter

For more information and to register, please click here.
The Vierne Project: Honoring Louis Vierne’s Sesquicentennial

Sunday, September 20th at 3 PM on Facebook Live

For more information, please click here.
Emmaus Bereavement Support Group 

Beginning Wednesday, September 23rd at 7 PM in the Parish House
For more information and to register, please click here.
Panel Discussion | Our Stories: Being Black, LGBT, and Catholic
Thursday, September 24th at 7 PM in Wallace Hall & on Zoom

Presented by LGBT Catholics & Friends
For more information and to register, please click here.
Friends of the Poor Virtual Walk
Saturday, September 26th

Sponsored by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul 

For more information and to register, please click here.
Generational Healing 
Monday, September 28th at 7 PM on Zoom

Facilitated by Pastoral Associate Brian Pinter 

Presented by Boomers & Beyond

For more information and Zoom link, please click here.
Meeting Christ in Prayer

Morning Sessions
Tuesdays, September 29th – November 18th, from 9:30 – 11:00 AM

Evening Sessions
Wednesdays, September 30th – November 18th, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM

For more information and to register, please click here

To read an essay from a parishioner detailing their Meeting Christ in Prayer experience, please click here.
Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 4th, following the 11 AM Mass
Outside the Parish House

For more information, please click here
Boomers & Beyond | Sunday Brunch in Central Park
Sunday, October 18th at 1:00 PM
Meeting at East 79th Street & Fifth Avenue

For more information and to register, please click here
Sunday Morning Sing-In

Sundays at 9:45 AM on Zoom
For more information and to register, please click here.
Social Distancing Socials

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 6 PM on Zoom

For more information and to register, please click here.

A Freedom Sunday Reflection by Sarah Tintle, Freedom Partner Coordinator at the International Justice Mission-New York City

On May 24, 2020, The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development began promoting the Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year, or the Anniversary year of Laudato Si. If you are anything like me, this celebration came and went without notice, as I was trying to wrap my head around my new reality of homeschooling, virtual work, and quarantine. But missing that deadline was a mistake, because Laudato Si speaks deeply and clearly into our current reality in a myriad of ways.

Today I would like to focus on the second goal outlined in the work: Response to the Cry of the Poor | Defence of human life from conception to death and all forms of life on Earth, with special attention to vulnerable groups such as indigenous communities, migrants, children at risk through slavery, etc.
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Tomorrow — Sunday, September 20th  at 3 PM, Eric Plutz, Organist at Princeton University, will present a recital on our renowned N.P. Mander organ. Please join us on our Facebook page for the livestream!
Daily & Weekend Mass

Daily Mass
Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM & 12:10 PM

Monday to Saturday: 8:30 AM

Weekend Mass
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)
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.

12:10 PM Mass Canceled on Thursday, September 24th 

Due to an event being held in the Church, the Thursday, September 24th, 12:10 PM Mass has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Return to Former Weekend Mass Schedule

Beginning Saturday, September 26th, we will return to our former weekend Mass schedule. Masses will be at 5:30 PM on Saturday, and on Sunday at 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11 AM, and 7:30 PM. The livestreamed Sunday Mass at 11 AM will continue.

There will be no need to register to attend any of the weekend Masses.

Weekend Mass Schedule | September 26th

5:30 PM: Fr. Yesalonia

8:00 AM: Fr. Amiot
9:30 AM: Fr. Bergen
11:00 AM Solemn: Fr. Hilbert
11:00 AM (Livestream only): Fr. Yesalonia
7:30 PM: Fr. Hilbert

Through Sunday, September 20th, reservations are required for our weekend liturgies. 

Visit to register online. Online registration closes every Saturday at 12 PM Noon.

To register after Noon Saturday, call the Parish House at (212) 288-3588 to reserve your space.  
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

On Sunday, June 7th, Fr. Yesalonia announced an ambitious expansion of our livestream capabilities at the parish.

By the fall, we will have the capability to livestream Sunday Mass from Church. Additionally, screens 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.

Next weekend, we will take the Annual Seminary Appeal collection, in support of St. Joseph's Seminary.

We thank you in advance for your generosity.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul's Christmas Angel project, a beloved tradition where SIL parishioners purchase gifts for a sister parish in need, will be happening this Advent. The program will have a different look and feel this year. 
If you are interested in participating, please click here to complete the form. The deadline is Sunday, September 20th.

Full details will be announced in early October.
Thank you for your generous participation!
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.
Do you have a friend, family member, or a loved one who is considering becoming Catholic? We want you to know about a program at the parish. 

During this program, interested individuals have the opportunity 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 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
A Virtual Training Event: Learn to Survey and Care for Our Urban Street Trees 

Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM

For information and to register, click here.
Breathing Together: Global Ignatian Prayer Vigil

Friday, September 25th at 8 PM Eastern

A global prayer event for our wounded earth, for social justice, and for unity in faith, all in the tradition of Ignatius of Loyola.

For more information, please click here.
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At-Home Prayer Resources
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