Sunday: 9am and 11am
Weekdays: MTWF 8:00am
Holy Days: Please See Bulletin
Confession: Saturday: 4:15pm-4:45pm
Pope Francis We are called to mercy
What's Coming Up
FROM OUR PASTOR: August 5, 2018
This week’s highlighted CD is “The Seven Pillars of Catholic Spirituality”. Have you ever felt disillusioned about your faith and filled with doubt? Matthew Kelly will take you on the adventure of a lifetime designed to help revitalize your spiritual life. Bold, practical, and inspiring, he will help you rediscover the true meaning of life as expressed in the seven pillars of authentic Catholic spirituality. One of the most popular talks for many years now, this CD is sure to stir your soul and invigorate your spiritual life. All of the CD’s in our media rack are available for an offering of $1. The media rack is located in the entrance area alongside the parking lot.
Bishop Perez sent us information from The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities regarding the forthcoming Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life (each Friday from Aug 3 – September 28). The bishops invite the faithful to join a movement of prayer and sacrifice for the protection of life, marriage, and religious liberty in our country. Serious threats to each of these have raised unprecedented challenges to the Church and the nation. When confronted with challenges, our Lord calls us to sacrifice and pray. You can receive more information on the USCCB website at www.usccb.org/pray. Thank you for your donations from last weekend to the Assumptionist Fathers missions. Fr. Alex Castro was very grateful for our generosity in support of the missions. The collection was a little over $1,200.00
And don’t forget that our Annual Parish Picnic is coming up on the last Sunday of August, August 26th at Lakewood Park.
THE SECOND GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
Come join us Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. starting June 7th for THE SECOND GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD, a 10 week DVD series. Father Michael Gaitley presents a story that encompasses the history of Poland and how it plays a crucial role in Divine Mercy, the life of St. Pope John Paul II and the role that Marian Consecration can play in your life. This is more than a historical re-telling of the Great Mercy Pope. He includes Sister Faustina, Maximillian Kolbe and Mother Teresa of Calcutta to name a few. The program serves as a compass for all who desire to bear witness to the mercy of God, focused on Christ and formed by Mary. This program is hosted by the Alpha Team and will meet in the Parish House Basement.
New Recycling Bin !!!
RIVER VALLEY PAPER COMPANY Saint Ignatius of Antioch Church and School have partnered with River Valley Paper Company to help with our recycling needs. Items accepted in our bin are magazines, catalogs, newspapers, office papers, notebooks, wrapping paper, holiday cards, paper bags, mail, junk mail, hard and soft bound books, phonebooks and bagged, shredded paper. Items not accepted are styrofoam, plastic, aluminum, glass, metal and trash. Your participation in our recycling efforts not only conserves landfill space, it raises funds for Saint Ignatius as well. Acceptable Items for recycling
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.
A word from Fr. Barron Prevalence of Abortion
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