Sunday: 9am and 11am
Holy Days: Please See Bulletin
Confession: Saturday: 4:15pm-4:45pm
Pope Francis We are called to mercy
What's Coming Up
17TH ANNUAL SAINT IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH
JULY 26, 2017
Please click the following link for the Flyer and the Registration Form. We hope to see you there.
GALA PICTURES Parishioner and Parish Photographer Jim Metrisin has put together an online link that enables you to see how much fun everyone had at our 8th Annual Founders’ Day Gala, last Saturday, March 11th. Visit the website: https://metrisinphoto.shootproof.com/church, click on “Open Gallery,” enter the password faith, then again click on “Open Gallery.” If you would like to purchase any of the pictures, there is a link to do that as well. For any additional information, please contact Jim at his photography studio, 216-621-1938.As always Jim, we thank you so much for all that you do, photographing each and every event that we sponsor for Saint Ignatius of Antioch!
Gettysburg, PA & Washington, D.C. Tour
September 12-15, 2017
Plans are underway for an escorted tour to Gettysburg, PA and Washington, D.C.
Sites will include Flight 93 Memorial, tour of the Gettysburg National Park, and in Washington, visits to the Lincoln, FDR, MLK, Jefferson, WWII, Vietnam, Korean and Holocaust Memorials. We will also visit and tour the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (with Mass), the Capitol Building and Arlington National Cemetery.
The trip includes a Deluxe Motor Coach, 3 night hotel stays with breakfasts, dinners (Carmines, Gordon Biersch and Dobbins House), most lunches and all attractions.
An informational meeting covering itinerary, costs, and tour details will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:00PM in the school cafeteria. Parishioner Rich Wild will be your tour guide. Reservations will be limited to the first 40 people, so plan on joining us for a fun and educational trip!
FREE VIDEOS No kidding!
We now have free (isn't that just one of your favorite words??) access to all the Symbolon videos online.
Touch here to go to the Symbolon website. At the top of the page, touch the text "Parishioner Registration". You will be asked for our parish code -- it's 160761. Enter that number in the box -- on the next screen, create an account for yourself -- then pick which video you want to watch!
Lower Church Proposed Renovations
In the early days of our Parish, Mass was held in the basement of the church while the upstairs was still under construction. In the 1950's weekly Sunday Mass attendees were so great in number that services were held simultaneously in both the upstairs and the downstairs church .
Our Parish needs evolved over the years and the basement became a catch-all for storage. You would find Christmas decorations and church pews, statutes and candlesticks, pieces and parts from the Church festivals and oddities of all kinds.
In the 1980's a section of the basement was partitioned off to store items for our Food Pantry.
Recently crews have been working to eliminate the clutter , organize the valuables and reclaim the basement for usable space.
The following is the Final Rendering of the renovations planned for the lower church. You will be hearing more on this project and how it is being funded, in the near future.
Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage
Touch here, and you will see the full text of three press releases concerning the Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision from (1)Bp. Lennon and also from (2)the Ohio Bishops and then from (3)the entire USCCB.
Here is an excerpt from the national statement:
It is profoundly immoral and unjust for the government to declare that two people of the same sex can constitute a marriage.
The unique meaning of marriage as the union of one man and one woman is inscribed in our bodies as male and female. The protection of this meaning is a critical dimension of the “integral ecology” that Pope Francis has called us to promote. Mandating marriage redefinition across the country is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us, especially children. The law has a duty to support every child's basic right to be raised, where possible, by his or her married mother and father in a stable home.
Jesus Christ, with great love, taught unambiguously that from the beginning marriage is the lifelong union of one man and one woman. As Catholic bishops, we follow our Lord and will continue to teach and to act according to this truth.
I encourage Catholics to move forward with faith, hope, and love: faith in the unchanging truth about marriage, rooted in the immutable nature of the human person and confirmed by divine revelation; hope that these truths will once again prevail in our society, not only by their logic, but by their great beauty and manifest service to the common good; and love for all our neighbors, even those who hate us or would punish us for our faith and moral convictions.
Visit us now on video!
Beautiful video from Thai Life Insurance (of all places!)
Here is a second video from Thai Life Insurance. A powerful statement of love and other-ness and even the way that one life supports another.