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St. Ignatius Loyola
Abide in My Love
 The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins on January 18th, the traditional Feast of the Chair of St. Peter (in 1962 its celebration was moved to February 22nd), and concludes on January 25th, the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. The theme for this year’s observance is taken from the 15th chapter of the Gospel According to St. John: “Abide in my love…you shall bear much fruit.”
All those who profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior share the desire to cooperate with God’s grace and join in the mission of establishing God’s kingdom on earth. And yet throughout the centuries, Christians have been at odds with one another on a whole host of matters, from fundamental issues of doctrine to arcane issues of ritual. Wars have been fought and lives lost to preserve a flawed sense of what it means to be a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ. At the intersection of flawed reasoning and human frailty, the name Christian has been used to sow division and incite conflict.
Read the full essay

Weekend Mass Schedule | January 24th

5:30 PM: Fr. Bergen

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

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.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day | Parish House & Mass Schedule
The Parish House will be closed on Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. One Mass will be celebrated in the Church at 8:30 AM. There will be no 5:30 PM livestreamed Mass.
Saturday Confessions Venue Change
Beginning January 23rd, 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 Friday, January 8th homily, Fr. Hilbert invites us to "to stop measuring our failures from a wounded self-love, a wounded self-absorption." Instead, we should "measure our need through the eyes of Christ," to be "self-giving... not self-serving."
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
Sunday Morning Sing-In
Returns Sunday, January 17th at 9:45 AM on Zoom
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Wednesday, January 20th 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 Virtual Blood Drive
Beginning Monday, March 1st, through Sunday, March 21st 
Social Distancing Socials
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 6 PM on Zoom
At the beginning of the pandemic, Roo and Scott recorded this prayer. It is particularly timely now at this crucial juncture in our nation's history.

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

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.

While More Than A Book Club is on hiatus, let's keep reading until we meet again.

The current selection is Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrella fictionalized account of the life of William Shakespeare's son, who died at the age of 11 in 1596.
Any comments or questions, contact

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.
Stop Danskammer Film Premiere
Featuring a Q&A/Discussion with Filmmakers, Featured Speakers & Community Leaders

Tuesday, January 19th at 6:00 PM on Zoom

Stop Danskammer is a short documentary set in Newburgh, NY, which shows how environmental and racial justice are two sides of the same coin. 

On one side, we meet local activists working hard to keep a fracked gas power plant from opening in their city. On the other, we learn that dangerous projects like this are often built in communities of color, where developers believe the residents are least likely to defend themselves from the air and water pollution that the projects cause. But the community of Newburgh refuses to conform to these expectations, and are standing up to say "Stop Danskammer!"

For more information and to RSVP, please click here.
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
Submit a Prayer Request
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