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
THE SECOND GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
Come join us Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. starting June 7th for THE SECOND GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD, a 10 week DVD series. Father Michael Gaitley presents a story that encompasses the history of Poland and how it plays a crucial role in Divine Mercy, the life of St. Pope John Paul II and the role that Marian Consecration can play in your life. This is more than a historical re-telling of the Great Mercy Pope. He includes Sister Faustina, Maximillian Kolbe and Mother Teresa of Calcutta to name a few. The program serves as a compass for all who desire to bear witness to the mercy of God, focused on Christ and formed by Mary. This program is hosted by the Alpha Team and will meet in the Parish House Basement.
FROM OUR PASTOR May 27, 2018:
Some members of the class of 1985 came by last Saturday to search for a time capsule that some members of the class recall from their time of graduation 33 years ago. They searched with a metal detector in the front of the school near the Principal’s office and could not detect anything. They dug up a chunk of concrete, but that was about it. The mystery will continue, I presume. If anyone knows anything about a time capsule, please let me know
Last Sunday we celebrated the 115th commencement of our school with the class of 2018. Congratulations to the twenty-four graduates. Last year at the commencement one of the parents let a balloon slip out of her hands and that balloon did not come down until February this year. See if you can find the balloon that slipped out of someone’s hands this year. It is a smaller balloon than the one from last year and I bet that it comes down sooner than February of 2019.
Bishop Perez has approved the repaving of the parking lot and this work is scheduled to begin sometime during the first full week of June, one week from now. We don’t know the exact date that the project will begin because that date depends on the weather in June. The parking lot will be shut down for two days during the repaving work. I can hardly wait for this project to be completed because I think that it will tremendously enhance the appearance of our parish grounds.
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.