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St. Ignatius Loyola
New Wines in Fresh Wineskins
by Fr. Michael Hilbert, SJ, Associate Pastor 

The parish staff spent the morning of January 20th in prayer and sharing, led by Father Jim Martin, S.J., a familiar and wise guide. We prayed over the images of the new piece of cloth on an old garment, and the new wine in fresh wineskins. The gathering was virtual but the prayer was actual.

In preparation for the morning of reflection, we read Pope Francis’ recent book, Let Us Dream. That text has been the inspiration for our ongoing apostolic planning as we slowly and haltingly emerge from the crisis that has been our challenge—and our grace—these past twelve months.

The Holy Father describes what happens in a crisis this way: “In a crisis, our functionalism is shaken loose and we have to revise and modify our roles and habits in order to emerge from the crisis as better people. A crisis always demands that our whole self be present; you can’t retreat, pull back into old ways and roles” (page 3). New wines in fresh wineskins.
Read the full essay

Weekend Mass Schedule | January 31st

5:30 PM: Fr. Yesalonia

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

Livestream Mass
Our 5:30 PM Daily Mass is now celebrated in the Church. The Mass 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.

Saturday Confessions Venue Change
Beginning this weekend, Confessions will be heard in the Gonzaga Meeting Room of the Parish House on Saturdays from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. The Lady Chapel will be closed for renovations for several weeks.
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 Tuesday, January 12th homily, Fr. Yesalonia counsels us not to lose sight of the "extraordinary... power of Jesus Christ. [For] our belief in him will bring us to places, to people, to experiences that will bring forth the glory of God by the ways in which we will witness to our faith." 
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
LME Day of Recollection: The Overlooked Ecologies of Laudato Sí | Presented by Fr. Thomas Feely, SJ
Saturday, January 30th, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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
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
Celebrating Women: Past Present Future
Women of St. Ignatius! Come and be photographed for our March 11th celebration!
Almost 75 of you have already been photographed. Which is great—but we want to double that!
All of you are “ministers” of our parish—no matter how small you think your contribution is. Moms who pass on our faith, women who pray for the sick, women lectors and Eucharistic ministers, women catechists, women who pray as part of the St. Ignatius faith community, women ushers—it’s not possible to name all the ways you live your faith. We want you ALL to be photographed, not because you are looking for recognition. But because our pastor and staff and all those who benefit from your life of faith and service and your fellow parishioners—both men and women—believe strongly that it’s only right and just.
Don’t let a false sense of modesty keep you away! And don’t let COVID! We will be taking photos in the large space of Wallace Hall in a safe way, wearing masks (except for the actual photo, of course) and keeping a social distance.

PLEASE COME TO ONE OF OUR PHOTO SHOOTS! We will be taking photos on Saturday, January 23rd from 9 AM-12 PM and 1 PM-4 PM, and on Sunday, January 24th from 1 PM-5 PM. Click here for more information.

Webinar: “At Work I’m In Charge, In Church I’m Invisible”

Tuesday, January 26th at 7:00 PM on Zoom

Part of the 2021 Lecture Series
Catholic Women: Agents of Peace and Trust in the Church and in the World”

As Catholics and Americans, we face many challenges as we look to the future. Within the church, we struggle with a loss of confidence by many of the faithful, including our own family members and colleagues. The Coronavirus pandemic has further strained the church and other institutions that were formerly a source of stability, such as our health care system and even the stability of our democracy.  We have assembled a panel of Catholic women physicians and scientists who will share how their faith has informed their professional development and their response to these challenges, and the solutions they envision for the future.

To register, click here.

Moderator: Dr. Paula Olsiewski, Ph.D., Contributing Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
Dr. Maria Jasin, Ph.D., Researcher, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 
Dr. Mary Brady, MD, FACS, Surgeon, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Sarah Lilly, MD, Internal Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital

As we reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and on the events of this week, cantor Heather Petrie and organist K. Scott Warren offer Lift Every Voice and Sing, commonly known as the African-American National Anthem. Let this be our prayer as we pledge to walk together with our sisters and brothers of all races and backgrounds.

Please help the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola reach its goal of being completely barrier-free and contribute to the Your Parish, Your Home Capital Campaign!

The signature feature of the Capital Campaign project—the passenger elevator that will take visitors from East 84th Street up into the Church and down into Wallace Hall—is nearing completion and we need your help to bring it home.

Please support the Your Parish, Your Home capital campaign so that all the buildings of our parish and the activities that take place within them are accessible to everyone. 

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
Amanda Gorman, the nation's first Youth Poet Laureate and the youngest inaugural poet in American history, delivers "The Hill We Climb" at the inauguration of President Joseph Biden.
Event Series: International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking 

Monday, February 8th

Florida's St. Thomas University School of Law is hosting a series of virtual events honoring the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking: PART I: Prayer Service for Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM EST, and PART II: Survivor Perspectives: Informing Our Work Against Human Trafficking, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST. For more information and to register, please click here.
The Archdiocese of New York takes stewardship of your donations seriously. If you have knowledge of or reason to suspect misconduct, please report your concerns via a toll-free hotline at 877-820-0541 or on the internet at Both are available 24 hours per day.
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