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 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

 

From the Desk of Fr. Tim …

Humanitarian Relief – Famine in Africa…

The Archdiocese of Toronto joins the CCCB and faith communities across Canada in launching a joint appeal, entitled Pray-Give-Speak Out, in response to the desperate food crisis in South Sudan, Yemen, Nigeria and Somalia. The United Nations has confirmed that South Sudan has 100,000 people living in famine conditions. Reports suggest a total of 20 million people are on the brink of starvation in the region. A declaration of famine has not been made by UN agencies since July 2011 when some 260,000 people died in Somalia – half of them children under the age of five. The world must not let those horrors be repeated.

The joint appeal aims to engage the faithful in three ways:

Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:

We offer our prayers for the victims of this humanitarian crisis. Thank you for your support of those in desperate need!

Canada Day Mass – Saturday, July 1 at 9:00 a.m.

Please join us in celebrating the 150th Anniversary of our beloved country Canada on Saturday, July 1 at 9:00 a.m. All are welcome!

First Friday Mass and Holy Hour in July and August…

In July and August we will not offer First Friday evening mass. Holy Hour will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. immediately following the 9:00 a.m. morning mass on both Friday, July 7 and Friday, August 4.

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

During July and August this mass will not be offered except on the First Saturday of July (July 1- Canada Day) and the First Saturday of August (August 5), resuming on the first Saturday of September (September 2).

Summer Office Hours- July and August…

Our parish office will remain open Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Saturdays we will be open 12:00 Noon until 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Thank You for Remembering to Support St. Ignatius Loyola during the summer months...

We appreciate receiving your weekly offertory envelopes before/after your summer vacation. You may also wish to consider using our PAG (Pre-Authorized Giving) program as an option for regular support of our parish community. Please obtain a brochure through the parish office. Have a safe holiday!

Congratulations Fr. Francis Salasiar, CSC!

Congratulations and blessings to our former associate pastor Fr. Francis who has been appointed Pastor of St. Raphael’s Parish in Burlington, ON. All parishioners are most welcome to help him celebrate his installation as pastor on Sunday, July 23 at the 11:00 a.m. mass at St. Raphael’s Parish (4072 New St, Burlington, ON L7L 1S9), with reception to follow in the parish hall.

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.

St. Joseph Statue in Hall Foyer/Memorare of St. Joseph…

Thank you for your favourable comments about our new statue of St. Joseph, patron of Canada, the universal church and all of our families. Here is a suggestion for prayer through the intercession of St. Joseph: Remember, O most chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary, that never was it known that any who implored your help and sought your intercession were left unassisted. Full of confidence in your power, I fly unto you, and beg your protection. Despise not, O foster-father of the Redeemer, my humble supplication but in your bounty hear and answer me. Amen.

ShareLife 2017: Living the Gospel by helping youth to rebuild their lives…

Seventeen-year-old Emily arrived at Sancta Maria earlier this year having previously spent time at Whitby Shores. Her biggest surprise is the warmth and calm acceptance she feels here at her new “home”. Having grown up in a home with no father, Emily spent a great deal of time in conflict with her mom, which caused a great deal of anxiety. She eventually ended up in a Toronto clinic at sixteen, and soon discovered that the lack of acceptance did nothing to build up her self-esteem. At Sancta Maria House, Emily has gained her independence and improved her confidence in cooking skills. As well, she has developed her job search skills, having applied for several positions with hopes to start a job soon. ShareLife supported Sancta Maria House has provided life-transforming services for young women in need for over 40 years in the Greater Toronto Area.

Thank you for your contributions to this year’s campaign – we are especially grateful for the contributions made by our parish schools: Loyola Catholic Secondary $2,300, St. Clare $1,067, All Saints$1,000 and St. Mark $912. We have now gratefully received $203,000 towards our parish goal of $225,000!

Please make a sacrificial gift to ShareLife by July 31, 2017 through our parish offertory, or at www.sharelife.org

Ministry of Hospitality…

We hope that you enjoy being greeted by team members these past few weeks at weekend masses. This ministry was created in response to Cardinal Collins’ Pastoral Plan asking each parish to offer everyone an experience of welcome, hospitality and accessibility. Our entire parish community is called to serve as the face and hands of Christ, welcoming the “stranger in our midst” to a warm and loving family of faith.

We continue to appreciate our Ushers who arrange for the offertory and collection, as well as handing out bulletins after each mass.

If you are interested in joining the Hospitality Ministry please contact Caroline at the parish office, If you are interested in joining our Hospitality Team please leave a message for Caroline Borcsok at the parish office or speak to one of the priests after mass, indicating your preferred mass time. or speak to one of the priests after mass, indicating your preferred mass time.

Pastoral References for Catholic Teacher Applicants…

If you or one of your children is currently studying to become a teacher in our Catholic schools, part of the Board’s application process includes a letter of reference from your pastor. If you are from this parish and intend to ask for a reference letter, please note that you will have to be attending Mass here regularly before such a recommendation will be given. If the teacher candidate is currently attending Teacher’s College and intends to use St. Ignatius Loyola parish to request the pastoral reference and they are away at school, they will be required to obtain a letter from the pastor of the parish where they are attending while away at school.

Upcoming Summer Events…

*Missionary Co-Op Speaker & Collection: On the weekend of July 8/9 we welcome back Fr. John Egbulefu CCE, uncle of Fr. Charles Egbulefu CCE, and founder of the Congregation of Christ the Emmanuel in Nigeria to speak to us about the need for support in forming seminarians and priests for work in Nigeria, Rome (and now here in the Toronto Archdiocese!). The Mission Co-op collection on July 15/16 will assist the Emmanuelite community.

*Guest Homilist: On the weekend of July 15/16, we welcome Fr. Patrick Ezimora CCE, as our guest homilist. Fr. Patrick is accompanying Fr. John on his visit to Canada.

*Parish Feast Day Celebration- Monday, July 31: Please plan to join us as we celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola on Monday, July 31 at our 9:00 a.m. mass, followed by a reception in our parish hall.

*Annual Collection for Catholic Missions in Canada: weekend of August 12/13 at each mass

*Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed at Assumption Cemetery: Wednesday, August 16 at 7:00 p.m. Bishop John Boissonneau, Auxiliary Bishop for the Western Pastoral Region, is the presider and homilist.

 

 

 

 

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