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
Passion Sunday 25 March
5 PM Vigil ( Saturday 24 March)
Palm Sunday 9 AM and 11 AM
Solemn Blessing and Procession with Palms
Holy Thursday 29 March
Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Good Friday 30 March
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Holy Saturday 31 March
Blessing of Food in Church
The Easter Vigil
Service of Light
Service of the Word
Easter Sunday 1 April
Renewal of Baptismal Promises
9 AM and 11 AM Mass
FROM OUR PASTOR March 14,2018
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Each Wednesday morning after the 8:00AM Mass we recite the Perpetual Novena in honor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. When you look to the left side of our sanctuary in the church you will see a large frieze running up the wall. The frieze depicts an apparition of the Blessed Mother to Saint Catherine Laboure, giving her the Miraculous Medal. The depiction of Mary on the side altar is also a depiction of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Evidently the Miraculous Medal novena was a part of our parish’s devotions in the past, and a number of parishioners have asked that we start up the novena again. Join us after Mass on Wednesday mornings, or you can join in the novena prayers at home or online.
Our 9th annual Founders Day Gala was a most enjoyable and successful event last Saturday evening at LaCenter in Westlake. Part of the celebration was in honoring Tony Grego as this year’s recipient of the Antioch Chalice award. Tony gave a marvelous talk about his life, faith, and love for our parish of Saint Ignatius of Antioch. I want to thank Sister Dianne for supervising another tremendous task of putting together the Gala. Thank you to the Gala Board members: Greg Binford, Marcia Rocco Ciryak, Carolyn Lewis Cocchiarale, Pat Costello, Julie Donnelly, Lisa Flynn, Bonnie Foy, Anne Hetson, Beth Jones, Ryan Jones, Peggy Keenan, Sister Allan Kenzig, Sue Costello Madden, Mary McGraw, Mary Ellen Riley, Larry Strak and Irene Szczepaniak. Another thank you to the Gala night volunteers: Dave Ciryak, Sonja and Bob Clark, Julie Donnelly, Emily Holtel-Hoag and Mike Hoag, BJ Johnson, Ryan Jones, Colin and Linda Robinson, Jim Madden, Mary Ellen Madden, Diane Villegas and Donna Woods. The Board works diligently throughout the year in preparing for the Gala. Thank you again for a job very well done!
SAINT IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH 2018 SPRING CONCERT SERIES
The Baldwin Wallace Men’s and Women’s Chorus present: A Concert at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church Sunday, March 18th at 4:00 PM Admission is by Free Will Offering Frank Bianchi and Jordan Saul, Conducting Michelle Massouh Makhlouf, Accompanying Jason R. Lewis, Director of Music & Organist, St. Ignatius Featuring varied styles of music for spirituals, new arrangements of folk songs to classic chorus repertoire, the 140+ voices of the combined BW Men’s Chorus and BW Women’s Chorus will offer an invigorating concert that honors both our local and global communities.
ORGAN CONCERT Sunday, April 29th at 3:00 PM
Sounds of the Easter Season & Spring Time Organ Fever! Concert given by Lynn Frey-Steward, CAGO, MM, Director of Music & Organist, St. Sebastian, Akron Admission is by Free Will Offering; Reception to follow in the back of church.
“The Pilgrim Way of Ignatius of Loyola” is a 4-part introduction to the life and teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Join us this Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30PM for our first presentation, “What Happens When You Encounter Christ?” Our presenter, Bob Linton, is a member of St. Ladislas Church in Westlake, a husband, father, and trial lawyer, who became certified as a Spiritual Director through the Ignatius Spirituality Institute at John Carroll University. Bob helps direct retreats for the St. Ignatius High School community and guides men individually in the Spiritual Exercises. He also leads retreats for homeless men in recovery through the Ignatius Spirituality Project. Bob has a special interest in Ignatius Spirituality and the 12 steps.
See Calendar of Events for other topics and presenters on Tuesdays during Lent.
FOUNDERS’ DAY GALA!!!!
Our 9th Annual Founders’ Day Gala will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at LaCentre, 25777 Detroit Rd., in Westlake. We are happily accepting donations for our Silent Auction. We are in need of wine for our wine pull, and new this year, craft beer donations for our beer pull! Gift certificates from area restaurants, shops and services are always welcome. Did you receive a Christmas gift that wasn’t quite perfect for you? Please consider re-gifting it to the Gala, we bet it would be perfect for that! We are also looking for any holiday gift baskets that you won’t be using. Baskets and items may be dropped off at the Parish Office during normal business hours. As always, we thank you for your generosity!
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.