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
FROM OUR PASTOR April 1, 2018
Happy Easter to all of you on this first day of April. Thank you for coming here to worship with us as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. It is great to see faith alive in the hearts of so many people this Easter Day. At the Easter Vigil this weekend we welcomed new members into the church from our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults formation that began last September. We also welcomed two youngsters of catechetical age who received Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist at the Vigil. During the Easter Season we will celebrate First Holy Communion for several children. Those celebrations will take place at various Masses in the Easter Season as the children celebrate their First Communion on a convenient date with their family.
Several young adults from our parish will be confirmed by Bishop Perez at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist on the Saturday Mass of Pentecost. We will also celebrate various infant baptisms throughout the Easter Season as well. Our faith in Jesus Christ is the most treasured gift among the many gifts that God gives us.
The Sacraments of the church celebrate our faith in a special way during the 50 days of the Easter Season. Mark your calendars now for Sunday, May 6th at 2:00PM when we celebrate our annual May Crowning. May is a month dedicated to Our Blessed Mother. Join the members of the Legion of Mary on that afternoon for the May Crowning ceremony and then join with us after the ceremony for some refreshments and conviviality.
SAINT IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH 2018 SPRING CONCERT SERIES
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.
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.
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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.