St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church

Weekend Masses:

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. followed by praying of the Rosary, Vigil 5 p.m.,
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
First Friday: 7p.m. followed by Holy Hour
Saturday: 9 a.m.

Reconciliation:

Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Other times upon request

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

 

From the Desk of Fr. Tim …

ShareLife 2018: Living the Gospel by providing for those in need

“Without you, ShareLife could not fulfill its mission to Live the Gospel by providing for those in need. Together we are making a real difference! My prayer is that we may continue to respond to God's love by going forth from ourselves to seek the good of others.” —Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto.

Thank you for your contributions thus far to this year’s campaign. We are especially grateful for the contributions made by our parish schools: Loyola Catholic Secondary $2,919, St. Clare $1,000, All Saints $607 and St. Mark $782. We have now gratefully received $180,000 towards our parish goal of $227,500!

Please consider a gift to ShareLife by July 31, 2018 as every dollar donated makes a difference in people’s lives. Donations may be given through our parish offertory, or at www.sharelife.org .

Donation from the Sisters of St. Joseph Morrow Park Convent…

For 175 years, the Sisters of St. Joseph have been present in our Archdiocese whether it be in our hospitals (St. Michael’s, St. Joseph’s, Providence Centre), our high schools (St. Joseph’s Islington, St. Joseph College School, St. Joseph Morrow Park), in many elementary schools and in other ministries. Many of you may have either been born or educated in one of their hospitals or schools!

In 2010, the Sisters sold their large Morrow Park motherhouse (Bayview south of Steeles) and moved to a smaller facility in Toronto (2 O’Connor Drive). At that time, as Pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish, Aurora, I was planning a new church and gratefully received the donation of the Corpus of Christ from the beautiful Morrow Park Chapel. The unique Corpus of Christ measures just over 10 feet in height and was specially commissioned by the Sisters for the building of the chapel in 1961. It is handcrafted entirely of white pear wood.

The parish in Aurora is now renovating its current church and cannot fit the Corpus of Christ into the new sanctuary. The Sisters of St. Joseph were also assisted in their founding in France by a Jesuit priest (Fr. Jean-Pierre Médaille, sj. & the Sisters at Morrow Park have always had a Jesuit priest offer daily mass, so I felt it would be appropriate to accept the donation of the Corpus of Christ for integration into this church named after the founder of the Jesuits, St. Ignatius Loyola. In this way this heritage piece remains in use in our Archdiocese.

As a result, we will be moving the image of the Resurrected Christ to the back wall of the church (below the large circular window) and placing the Corpus of Christ (with a new donated cross in maple wood) behind the altar. We are pleased that this large Cross and Corpus fits beautifully into our space! At each door of the church today, you will find a photo image of how this Cross and Corpus will look in our sanctuary. To quote Pope Francis:

The cross is not simply a decoration, much less a fashion accessory, but is, instead, a religious sign to contemplate and comprehend. In the image of Jesus Crucified is revealed the mystery of the death of the Son of God as supreme act of love” -Pope Francis, March 18, 2018

We thank the Sisters of St. Joseph and look forward to welcoming their current leadership team to our parish this fall when we formally bless the new Cross and Corpus of Christ.

New Weekend Secretary-receptionist Needed…

On behalf of the parish, I wish to thank Olga Calderon for her dedication and hard work as a weekend secretary receptionist over the last number of years. She is now working full-time at St. Mary’s Parish in Brampton and has therefore asked to step back from her weekend ministry.

We are looking for a mature individual to work in our office on alternate weekends (Saturday and Sunday) as well as occasional evening hours. Excellent interpersonal skills, a clear spirit of hospitality and enthusiasm and strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) is required. Please forward your resume to Fr. Tim or Carol Dewar if you are interested in applying for this position. Application deadline is Monday June 25, 2018.

Canada Day Weekend… Please join us in celebrating the 151st Anniversary of our beloved country Canada at all our weekend masses on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1.

Liturgy of the Word with Children Noon Mass …

We thank the Liturgy of the Word with Children Coordinators John So, his wife Annie Chan and their daughters Evangeline, Elizabeth and Emmanuelle, who have for many years facilitated the program at the 12:00 Noon Mass. There have been many children who have learned about God’s love and the Catholic Church from their experience at the 12:00 Noon sessions. Again, on behalf of the parish, we thank all of you for your dedication and service to the Liturgy of the Word with Children Program.

Beginning in mid-September, the Liturgy of the Word with Children Program will resume at both the 10:30 am and the 12:00 Noon masses. We invite our retired teachers to consider leading this established program at the 12:00 Noon mass. The content and materials are provided, and a rotating schedule gives you the flexibility to participate as you are able. Please speak with Fr. Tim or leave your contact info in the parish office.

First Friday Mass and Holy Hour in July and August…

During July and August, we will not be offering our First Friday 7:00 p.m. evening mass. On Friday, July 6 and Friday, August 3, a Holy Hour will be celebrated following our 9 a.m. morning mass from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. Morning Mass and Rosary/Saturday Office Hours…

The Saturday 9:00 a.m. morning Mass and Rosary will not be offered in July and August. Our parish office will be open on Saturdays from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s regular office hours and morning masses will resume on Saturday, September 1.

80th Birthday Congratulations, Msgr. Joseph Shiels!

Congratulations and blessings to our former pastor, Msgr. Joseph Shiels who will be celebrating his 80th birthday in early August. Please join us for a celebration in his honour on Thursday, August 9 beginning with Mass at 7:00 p.m. and followed by a reception. No need to RSVP…just come and celebrate with Msgr. Joe!

Upcoming Summer Events…

Ministry of Hospitality Thank You

Thanks to the Hospitality Ministry members who have been welcoming parishioners and visitors to our wonderful parish at Sunday masses. The team will be taking a break during July and August. If you are interested in joining this Ministry beginning in September, please contact Caroline Borcsok at the parish office, caroline@st-ignatius-loyola.com or speak to one of the priests after mass, indicating your preferred mass time.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) …

The St. Ignatius Loyola RCIA program will take place once a week in the evening beginning in September. If you are interested in becoming a Catholic or at least journeying along in the process of becoming a full initiated member of the Catholic faith, please speak with Fr. Tim or Fr. Charles, (905) 820 -1444.

Thank You for Remembering to Support St. Ignatius Loyola Church During the Summer Months…

Whether you chose to drop off your extra envelopes before/after your summer vacation or you chose to use our PAG (Pre-Authorized Giving), please know that your regular support of our parish community is greatly appreciated! Please contact the parish office for more info about any of these options. Have a safe holiday!

Youth in grades 7 – 12 are invited to the Year End Party in the parish hall on Monday, June 25 from 7– 8:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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