Sunday: 9am and 11am
Weekdays: MTWF 8:00am
Holy Days: Please See Bulletin
Confession: Saturday: 3:30pm-4:45pm; Sunday 9:45am-10:45am, and by appointment
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FROM OUR PASTOR: December 30, 2018:
The Second Vatican Council was prophetic in many ways. The Council fathers saw the growing materialism of the 20th century, the breaking down of families, increased number of divorces, decline in morals, and a devaluing of the sacred institution of marriage. In response to these cultural reovlutions, the Council Fathers added the Feast of the Holy Family to the Liturgical Calendar to be celebrated the Sunday after Christmas, that we might celebrate the dignity of the family, as Our Savior Himself was born as a member of a family. Saint John Paul II, who was present as a bishop at the Second Vatican Council never tired of reminding the Church that the future of humanity depends on marriage and the family. Saint John Paul wrote a wonderful document on the family called Familiaris Consortio, in which he wrote: “At a moment of history in which the family is the object of numerous forces that seek to destroy it or in some way to deform it… the Church perceives in a more urgent and compelling way her mission of proclaiming to all people the plan of God for marriage and the family.” And within this document, he gave four tasks for the family, so that families may become what God made them to be. One, the persons of the family must always seek to grow in communion with one another. Husbands and wives, parents and children must seek to deepen the bonds of love that join them. Two, St. John Paul called upon families to be at the service of life. He encouraged spouses to be generous in bringing new life into the world, as well as being diligent in raising those children in the faith. Three, he called upon families to contribute to society. Families should foster deep bonds of communion with other families, and work to ensure the protection of families through political means. Finally, he called upon families to share in the life and mission of the Church. Families should come together for the Sacraments of course, but also join together for prayer, scripture study, faith study, charitable works and evangelization. May the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph strengthen and sanctify all of your families, aiding you in loving God and loving one another, for the glory of God and salvation of souls. -
A CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR YOU!
We are excited to announce that our parish has subscribed to a dynamic new online platform called FORMED. Every parishioner will have 24/7 access to the best Catholic content on any device, including your computer, smartphone and tablet with internet access. With FORMED you’ll find video programs that explain the Catholic faith, explore the deepest meaning of marriage, receive Bible studies on a variety of topics and includes inspiring audio talks. And you’ll find presenters like Dr. Tim Gray, Dr. Scott Hahn, Bishop Robert Barron and a lot more. They’re all part of our parish subscription. It truly is the Catholic faith - on demand. Here’s how easy it is to get FORMED: Go www.SIOA.formed.org. You should see the registration box for parishioners. Now set up a username and a password. Now you are all set to use all the great programs on FORMED.org anytime by simply logging in. If you have any questions please contact Fr. Estabrook at the Parish Office.
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.
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
Parish Administrative Assistant
Music Director, Organist
Athletic and Activity Director
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.