St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church

Christmas and New Year's Mass Schedule

Fourth Sunday of Advent- December 23/24 - Regular schedule for Saturday evening and Sunday masses
Christmas Eve: Sunday, December 24 at 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. (No Midnight Mass)
Christmas Day: Monday, December 25 at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 12:00 Noon (No 7:45 a.m. mass)
New Year’s Eve: Sunday, December 31 at 5:00 p.m.
New Year’s Day: Monday, January 1 at 10:30 a.m. & 12:00 Noon (no 7:45 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. masses)
Feast of the Holy Family: December 30/31 - Regular Schedule for Saturday 5:00 p.m. and Sunday masses. Our priests and deacon will be happy to offer individual Family blessings following the final hymn of the Mass, asking the blessing of the Holy Family upon the lives of our families in the coming year. Please plan to take part!
Altar Server/Eucharistic Ministers.... Please sign up for Christmas and New Year’s Ministries in the sacristy today after mass. The Altar Server’s Rehearsal will be on Saturday, December 23 at 11:00 a.m. in the church.
Children’s Dramatization of the Gospel… Calling all young families…Please consider having your children participate in our Children’s Dramatization of the Nativity at the Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m. Mass…one rehearsal only…Saturday, December 23 at 1:30 p.m. in the church. No sign-up required.

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 …

Youth Bake Sale after All Masses This Weekend!

The Youth Group has been baking in the parish kitchen and would appreciate you stopping by the Bake Sale to purchase some goodies! Also, your donations of homemade baked goods would still be appreciated. Kindly drop them off in time for the start of the 12:00 Noon mass on December 10 in the parish hall.

The Youth Group is raising money for Dr. Simone’s charity, “Canadian Food for Children”. They will be visiting the warehouse on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 as part of their outreach and social justice learning.

Advent 2017…

Advent is a season of joyful preparation for the coming of Christ, but the joy lies in knowing that God will clear away all the obstacles we ourselves have made to his coming into our lives in full. We begin therefore in a spirit of repentance as we “await with joyful hope the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ”. In that spirit, I offer the following suggestions for celebrating Advent:

Day of Confessions: Thursday, December14…

This coming week is the Archdiocesan Week of Confessions in preparation for Christmas. Priests will be available on Thursday, December 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, including the days and times of confessions that day at other parishes, please visit: www.archtoronto.org/confession/ . Fr. Tim and Fr. Charles will also be available to hear confessions on Saturday, December 16 and Saturday, December 23 between 4:00 - 4:30 p.m., as well as Tuesday, December 19 and Wednesday, December 21 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Confirmation Preparation Program Begins!

At each mass on the next two Sundays of Advent we will be praying for our Grade 7 Confirmation candidates as they present their Commitment Forms to the parish community. Their preparation program continues with a first Preparation Class on either Monday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. OR Wednesday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. Attendance is mandatory for all candidates!

Grade 7 students who did not attend the Registration meeting are asked to bring their registration form, baptismal certificate copy and $20 (parish schools) or $45 (RCIC) offering to the church office asap, and to plan on attending a special Registration Make-up Meeting with their parents and sponsor on Saturday, January 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the church. Any older youth or adults wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in May 2018 are asked to contact Fr. Charles as soon as possible.

Advent Senior’s Mass – Tuesday, December 19…

Please join us at the 9:00 a.m. mass on Tuesday, December 19 for a special Advent Senior’s Mass. The St. Clare School Choir will be singing at the mass and then share the gift of music in the parish hall during the coffee/tea and cookies reception. Everyone is welcome!

Offertory Envelopes/PAG for 2018…

Thank you for your continued weekly support of our parish through use of Sunday Offertory Envelopes (our 2018 envelopes are now ready for pick up in the foyer near the parish office), or through our Pre-Authorized Giving Programme, which allows families and individuals to specify a monthly donation amount to the parish, and to have this amount directly withdrawn from their bank account through a pre-authorized debit. Registration forms for new parishioners (including PAG application) are available in the foyer of the church.

Family of Faith Update…

We continue to be grateful for the generosity of our parishioners here at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, whose contributions of $1.5 million in donations and pledges to the campaign have helped to provide resources for parishes, investments in youth ministry and campus chaplaincy programs and restoration work at St. Michael’s Cathedral. We will retain our share of $645,000 of these funds here at the parish level to offset the cost of our 2015 parking expansion/Glen Erin Drive access project which has had such a positive effect on our weekend mass parking problem. As of June 30, 2017, we have received $211,178 of this amount through your generosity!

Pledge amounts given through cheque, credit card or donation of securities prior to December 31 will receive a 2017 tax receipt directly from the Family of Faith campaign office. If you wish to make any additional payments on your pledges prior to year-end, they too will receive a tax receipt for 2017. Just a reminder to make cheques payable to Family of Faith Campaign, and mail them by December 31 directly to: Family of Faith Donation Processing Centre, 1155 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4T 1W2. Pre—addressed envelopes are available through the parish office. Thank you for your continued generosity!

 

 

 

 

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