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
SPRING ORGAN CONCERT POSTPONED Due to circumstances beyond our control, the concert on Sunday, April 29th at 3PM, The Sounds of the Easter Season & Spring Time Organ Fever! has been postponed. As further information becomes available, it will be published in the bulletin.
GARDEN CLUB NEWS The Saint Ignatius of Antioch Garden Club will be mulching flower beds on the parish grounds at 9AM on Saturday, May 5th. We could really use your help moving and spreading 35 yards of much throughout the grounds. Please bring a shovel, rake, and a pair of work gloves, and meet in the Parish House Courtyard at 9AM. Please consider helping us, many hands make light work! Then on Sunday, May 6th, join us for our next pancake breakfast following the morning Masses. Breakfasts are still only $5!
April 22, 2018, From Our Pastor:
Initial reports from our Annual Catholic Charities appeal show that our parish, so far, has 141 donors who pledged $25,194.00 to this year’s appeal. Over half the amount of the pledges has already been paid. Our goal for this year is $31,022.00. We have reached 81.21% of our goal in pledges. Thank you to everyone who has made a pledge already. If you have not yet pledged to this year’s Catholic Charities appeal you still have time to do so. A secondary mailing is going out this week to invite anyone who has not yet pledged, to make a pledge. We have so much to be grateful to God for. Please be generous in considering a pledge to Catholic Charities for those who need our support.
Over the next few weeks our parish will be audited by the Diocesan Finance Office. This audit is part of the regular cycle of parishes being audited every three years. Our last audit was in the Fall of 2013, so we are overdue for an audit. The parish audits help all parishes to sharpen their stewardship of money by putting into practice the best practices for the handling and accounting of money.
Keep in mind that we will have our annual May Crowning on Sunday, May 6th at 2:00PM in the church. After the May Crowning we will have refreshments in the McIntyre Center.
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.