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
Message from Fr. Estabrook regarding new Sacrament of Confession schedules:
The season of Advent challenges us to open our hearts more fully to the gift of Christ’s love. One of the ways Jesus desires to enter our life is through the Sacrament of Confession. Starting next week, I will be making more time for the Sacrament of Confession. Confessions will be available from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Saturday, and between the two Sunday morning Masses, 10 am to 10:45 am. I am also happy to arrange for confessions throughout the week. Feel free to contact me by phone or email to set up an appointment. Also, the parishes of Blessed Trinity, St. Ignatius of Antioch, St. Mark, St. Mel, and St. Vincent de Paul are coming together again for the annual Advent Communal Penance Service on Tuesday, December 11 at 7 pm at St. Mel Church. Priests from respective parishes will be available for individual confessions during this service.
ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL - SVDP Attention bakers and consumers of bakery! The Saint Ignatius of Antioch Society of SVdP conference will host a Christmas Bake Sale after Masses on December 15 & 16. The bake sale will take place in the gathering space in church. If you can donate bakery, please bring it before mass. All monetary donations collected from the sale will be used to help those in need in our neighborhood. For more information, please contact Dolly Vigneulle at 440.336.6803 or Jane Thill at 440.779.0403.
ALTAR & ROSARY GUILD CHRISTMAS PROGRAM The St. Ignatius Altar & Rosary Guild Christmas Program will be held on Thursday, December 20 at 6:30pm in the school cafeteria. Charlie and Joe Sikora will be entertaining us with their guitars for a nice Christmas musical program. Desserts and beverages will be provided. All are most welcome. For more information, call Rosemary Keating at 440.734.4573 or Dolly Vigneulle at 440.336.6803
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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