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Weekdays: MTWF 8:00am
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Confession: Saturday: 4:15pm-4:45pm
Pope Francis We are called to mercy
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FROM OUR PASTOR : September 2, 2018
Our Parish Picnic last Sunday at Lakewood Park on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie was a summer event that was enjoyed by all. Good food along with wonderful company in a unique outdoor environment along with nice weather made it a great day. Thank you to everyone who contributed a side dish, dessert or more to the picnic. And a big thanks to our Parish Council and other helpers who did all of the behind the scenes work for the picnic. Our Parish Council president, Mary Hanigosky took charge once again in providing for the picnic. All of the other council member deserve our thanks too – Brian McGraw, Jim and Julie Strunk, Bill Woods and Sister Dianne who helps especially with the purchases for the picnic. I hope that we will continue this tradition of a Parish Picnic next year too.
This month we will have our Annual Stewardship Retreat on Friday night September 21 and continuing on Saturday, September 22 until 2 pm. This year’s retreat will be on the second pillar of a stewardship way of life – PRAYER. We have been emphasizing prayer all year since our Stewardship Renewal in October of last year. Fr. Tim O’Connor, pastor of St Joseph parish in Amherst, and pastor of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish in South Amherst will be our retreat leader. The retreat is open to all parish members and school staff as well. If you would like to attend, or, for more information, please call Cara Gallagher in the Parish House office at 216-251-0300. There is no charge for the retreat and we will have dinner together on Friday along with breakfast and lunch being provided on Saturday.
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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