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St. Ignatius Loyola
Finding God in Paradox by Brian Pinter, Pastoral Associate
The feast of the Epiphany invites us to seek God in unforeseen, unexpected places; in paradox rather than logic. The Magi, quite reasonably, assume that they will find the newborn “king of the Jews” in the palace of King Herod. Yet the Divine GPS leads them to a cave in Bethlehem - a stabling place for animals, their feed, and smelly dung! If you and I were planning the arrival of God’s messiah, I’m sure we would not create such an absurd tableau, but as God declares, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor my ways your ways” (Isaiah 55:8).
Read the full essay

Weekend Mass Schedule | January 10th

5:30 PM: Fr. Hallinan

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

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.

Feast of the Epiphany
Wednesday, January 6th
On Wednesday, January 6th at 7:00 PM in the Church, Fr. Hilbert will celebrate a Mass in Italian for the Feast of the Epiphany. Fr. Angelo Plodari, CS, Pastor of Our Lady of Pompeii Church in the West Village, will concelebrate.

Knowledge of the Italian language is not required!

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 Monday, December 28th homily, Fr. Hallinan urges us "[a]s Catholic Christians [to] be more vocal in calling out our leadership on all levels of government to recognize we have twin crises in our country right now: the coronavirus crisis... and the corresponding economic crisis. These twin crises affect people's lives. They can actually be life-threatening."
Upcoming Events
For more information on any of our upcoming programs, please click the event title.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Wednesday, January 6th at 7 PM on Zoom
Sunday Morning Sing-In
Returns Sunday, January 17th at 9:45 AM 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
Social Distancing Socials
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 6 PM on Zoom
Planning for End-of-Year Charitable Giving

As you plan for the end of the calendar year charitable giving, we remind you of the following (click the link for more information on each option):
CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act tax benefits
Donating Appreciated Securities
Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)
Please consult your legal or financial advisor for guidance on your specific situation.

If you have any questions, please contact Fernando Castro, Treasurer, at or Erin Pick, Director of Development, at

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, 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.

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.
The elegant simplicity of Appalachian carol 'I wonder as I wander' speaks directly to our souls this year. Soprano Wendy Baker sang it beautifully at one of our Saturday evening Masses during the Advent season and happened to record it on her phone. Here it is!
We extend our thanks to all our contributors for your generous support of our music ministry through your donations to the Advent and Christmas Music Fund.

To see a full list of this year's contributors, 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
The New York-based Come to Believe (CTB) Network is seeking candidates for its Administrative Assistant and Communications Officer positions. 

Administrative Assistant/CTB Network
CTB’s Administrative Assistant will support CTB’s President/CEO with the following:
  • Managing large group email communications on behalf of CTB.
  • Preparing donor acknowledgments and other correspondence as needed.
  • Calendar management as needed.
  • Maintaining office supplies.
  • Making travel arrangements as needed.
Learn more about us at Must be comfortable in a startup environment. This position can be flexible and compensation will be negotiated based on experience and hours required. 

Communications Officer/CTB Network
1. Maintain/update/design website
2. Execute press releases, social media posts, and all other communications from CTB
3. Position CTB as a source for thought leadership; create media opportunities for CTB to describe mission, students, successes, expansion, etc.
4. Author and design CTB materials—brochures; PowerPoints; collateral materials

Learn more about us at Must be comfortable in a startup environment. This position can be flexible and compensation will be negotiated based on experience and hours required. 

Applicants may submit qualifications to Susan Conniff at

About the Come to Believe Network
The Come to Believe Network was formed to provide higher education institutions with a low-cost, high-yield, two-year college model that is inclusive and accessible to students who are often underrepresented at selective colleges and universities.
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