St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church

Weekend Masses:

Sunday 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. 12 Noon

Weekday Masses:

Monday-Friday 9 a.m.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotions - after the Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Mass
Friday 7:00 p.m. followed by Station of the Cross
Saturday 9 a.m.

Reconciliation:

Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Other times upon request

Lenten Day of Confession
Thursday, March 30

  • 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Holy Week Schedule 2017

Palm Sunday Masses April 8/9
Saturday: 5:00p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 Noon

Holy Week Daily Masses
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.

Holy Week Confessions
Saturday, April 8: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11: 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 12: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Holy Thursday April 13
No 9:00a.m. mass
Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7:30 p.m. and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight.
To celebrate our parish ministries, we will wash the feet of 12 ministry representatives.

Good Friday April 14
11:00 a.m.: Children's Celebration of the Passion
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.: The Passion of the Lord
7:00 p.m.: Stations of the Cross dramatized by the Youth Ministry

Holy Saturday April 15
No 9:00 a.m. Mass and No 5:00 p.m. Mass
11:00 a.m.: Blessing of the Easter Food (Parish Hall)

8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Saturday April 15
The Easter Vigil is the most important Eucharist celebration of the year. It celebrates our faith in the Resurrection, the cornerstone of our belief. The liturgy begins with the Blessing of the Fire, the Service of the Light, the Exultet, the Sacred Word, the R.C.I. A. Sacraments of Initiation & renewal of our Baptismal Promises.

Easter Sunday April 16
Masses: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12:00 Noon
Easter Sunday Masses include the renewal of our Baptismal Promises which is the reaffirmation of our faith.

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

 

From the Desk of Fr. Tim …

Ministry of Hospitality - New!

I am thankful for the atmosphere of welcome and hospitality that has long existed at St. Ignatius Loyola parish. Recent studies tell us that what Catholics want from their parishes is to feel welcomed and to feel that they are part of a worshipping community. The Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan also identifies the Ministry of Hospitality as a major priority for Catholics.

Our Parish Pastoral Advisory Team has discerned the needs of our parish community and has recommended that we invite interested parishioners- individuals and families - to form a new Ministry of Hospitality, greeting parishioners and visitors at each weekend mass beginning with Holy Week and throughout the upcoming Easter season. This ministry would not replace our capable ushers who will continue to organize the offertory gifts, offertory collection and handout bulletins at the end of each mass.

The parish Hospitality Ministry will take St. Andre Bessette, famously known as the founder of St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal, as its model. Brother Andre’s ministry of hospitality is one that is worthy of our attention: opening the doors to welcome the stranger, valuing the disenfranchised, and bringing comfort and hope to all enter his doors. Just as Brother Andre met and greeted pilgrims as they arrived at his door, we are called to model hospitality and welcome here at St. Ignatius Loyola parish.

If you would like to be part of this new ministry for our Palm Sunday or Easter Sunday masses, please contact Caroline Borcsok at the parish office. If you cannot help at Easter, but are interested in this ministry, we invite you to attend our Ministry of Hospitality Workshop on Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 a.m.-12 Noon. Please let Caroline know that you are attending…for through this ministry, we like Brother Andre can become a conduit for God’s love, healing and mercy.

Lenten Parish Mission – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m…

This weekend we welcome Fr. Ben St. Croix, CC. to our parish as he leads the Lenten Parish Mission on the evenings of Monday March 27, 28 and 29 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the church.

The theme for the mission is “Behold, I make all things new!" (Rev 21:5). During three evening sessions, Fr. Ben will speak on various topics including knowing the love of God, surrender and knowing His will in our lives, the gift of faith, the importance of community, the new evangelization, and how you are called to be part of it. Come and discover, or rediscover, the love God has for you personally, and the beautiful plan He has for your life! Please bring a friend! We look forward to seeing you there.

Archdiocesan Day of Confessions: Thursday, March 30

The Lenten Day of Confessions will take place in parishes across the Archdiocese on March 26-April 1. Visit www.archtoronto.org/confession for confession time listings and other resources. Here at St. Ignatius Loyola we invite you to join us on Thursday, March 30: 9:30-11:30 a.m., 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (2 priests available) and from 7:00 -8:30 p.m. (4 priests available). If you cannot join us on March 30, please join us on Saturdays in Lent for Confession after the morning mass from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. or in the afternoon from 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Parish Pilgrimage to the Quebec Shrines…

Join your fellow parishioners on a Pilgrimage to the Quebec Shrines on Friday, June 9 – Sunday, June 11 to many of the most beautiful and historic places of worship and spirituality including St. Joseph’s Oratory, Our Lady of the Cape Shrine, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica and St. Anne de Beaupre Basilica. The cost is $300 per pilgrim based on double occupancy. Please note that we only have a few spaces left. Registration is on a “first come – first served” basis with a $100 deposit due by April 19 with your registration form. We will be accepting names for the “Wait List”. Information/Registration flyers are available in the parish office, 905-820-1444.

Reconciliation in Our Parish Schools

During these Lenten weekdays we are visiting each of our parish schools (including Loyola Catholic Secondary School) to offer all of our students from Grades 3 to 12 an opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please keep them in your prayers!

ShareLife 2017 “Living the Gospel” locally and around the world…

How do we “Live the Gospel” toward others when our daily lives are so busy? For some it is volunteering at a soup kitchen, or it may be caring for an elderly relative. If we do not have the time to actively participate, we can support the many ShareLife funded agencies within our community that bring the hands of Christ to those in need. Our annual appeal provides resources to 42 agencies for programs and services.

Next Sunday we will welcome Deacon Stephen Helferty from St. Augustine’s Seminary as our homilist and guest speaker. Next Sunday is also ShareLife Sunday. If you have given in past years, I thank you and invite your support again this year. If ShareLife has not been part of your charitable giving in the past, I ask you to read carefully the letter from the Cardinal and the brochure outlining the needs of each of our agencies (at the doors of the church for those who did not receive it by mail), and prayerfully consider a donation to this year’s campaign. Over the next week, consider your ability to “Live the Gospel” by helping those who are vulnerable and in need, and make a contribution to ShareLife. Please give generously.

Lent 2017 at St. Ignatius Loyola...

 

 

 

 

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