A church with a mission in the city

Welcome

Welcome to St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church. You are welcome here! 

As a Christian community, we are committed to play our part in bringing Jesus Christ to our neighborhood and to each person.  With humility and with wonder, we believe what St. Paul said, "It is God who is at work in us, giving us the will and the power to achieve his purpose."

Please let us know how we can help.

 

 

LIVE STREAM MASS

1) Click on the Above Picture which will link you to our Facebook Page

2) Scroll down to the Video of the Mass

3) You may wish to download the worship aid in order to follow along with the hymns

Click HERE for Social Distance Protocols

St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Parish

My Damascus Road: Q&A: Anointing the Sick & Confession

During Quarantine/Social Distancing, Confession continues to be available BY APPOINTMENT and from 3:00-4:00pm on Saturdays on the Church Steps.

Mass Times

Saturday Evening Vigil: 5pm
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

Miraculous Medal Novena: every Wednesday after 8am Mass

Rosary: every Friday before 8am Mass

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Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:00pm

Staff

Click Here for the video of our Palm Sunday Taizé Prayer Service.

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SHARE-A-MEAL

There will be a Share-A-Meal on Wednesday, May 20 at 5:30 pm. The meal will be for carryout only. We will serve a simple meal at this time. You can pick up a to-go order in the church parking lot. We appreciate your patience and All are welcome!

 

11th Annual Founders’ Day Gala

We are pleased to announce a new date for the Gala ~   

Join us on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 6 pm.     

 Looking forward to celebrating with you!

50/50 Drawing

Congratulations to Dr. George Cody, lucky winner of our Founders' Day Celebration 50/50 Raffle.

 

Eucharistic Adoration

 

Faith Formation

Adult faith formation ministry must engage the particular needs and interests of the adults in each local community. It will do so in a way that is accessible to adults and relates to their life experiences, helping them to form a Christian conscience and to live their lives in the world as faithful disciples of Jesus.               

Amazon Smile

Did you know you can support St. Ignatius of Antioch at no additional cost when you shop  Amazon at smile.amazon.com? Remember to visit smile.amazon.com and select St. Ignatius of Antioch as your charity of choice. Then shop Amazon for all your other items they will donate 0.05% of your purchase to us! You shop Amazon gives back.

 

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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 softbound 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  

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.

 

 

Thank you to all who have continued to support the parish during this time of Quarantine by sending in your offertory envelopes, donations, and online-giving. St. Ignatius depends upon your generosity. Especially with the suspension of public masses, your financial support is needed as utility, insurance, and maintenance bills and salaries still need to be paid. 

Feel free to drop off your envelope at the parish office throughout the week, to mail in your envelopes, or to sign-up for online giving here: https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/1629. You can utilize online giving for a one-time gift or a weekly donation, which you can cancel at any time. Feel free to call the parish office if you would like assistance in setting-up online giving.

-Father Estabrook

PARISH HOUSE OFFICE HOURS

The Parish Office will reopen on Tuesday, May 26, and resume regular hours 8 am to 4 pm. The staff will be periodically checking the voicemail throughout this time. There will be a staff member in the office on Tuesday and Thursday from 11 am to 1 pm. If you need to drop anything off please do it during these times. We appreciate your patience.

Catholic bishops extend suspension of publicly celebrated Masses/liturgies through May 29

The Catholic Conference of Ohio, comprised of Catholic bishops throughout the state, is supporting Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s April 27 plan to begin phasing in a planned reopening of the state, even as his executive stay-at-home order -- announced in March as the coronavirus health crisis worsened -- remains in place. The plan calls for a gradual return to work and daily activities.

Out of deep concern for the common good as well as the physical and spiritual well-being of all the people of Ohio, the bishops’ conference once again said it will cooperate with the governor and to support and abide by the multi-phased approach to returning to work and eventual public gathering in large groups.

As a result, the bishops extended the temporary suspension of all publicly celebrated Masses/liturgies until May 29, with the hope of publicly celebrating together the solemnity of Pentecost on the weekend of May 30-31.

Each of the Ohio bishops once again is dispensing the Catholic faithful who live in their respective dioceses and all other Catholics currently in their territories from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass during this time. The bishops asked for the cooperation and adherence of all the faithful to the governor’s directives during this period.

DeWine’s plan to gradually resume work and daily activity indicates that compliance with the previously announced restrictions has helped curb the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, the bishops said.

“We thank you for and admire the patience, cooperation and understanding you have already shown during this COVID-19 pandemic,” the bishops said in a statement issued on April 28. “We realize the frustration, sadness, and loss the faithful felt not to be able to gather personally to celebrate the Paschal mysteries during the sacred triduum and each Sunday. During this time of sacrifice and longing, we have joined our prayers and hearts to yours, trusting that God will see us through this pandemic and reunite us at the Eucharistic feast. Out of deep concern for the common good as well as the physical and spiritual well-being of all the people of Ohio, the Catholic bishops of Ohio have agreed once again to cooperate with the governor, and to support and abide by the multi-phased approach to returning to work and eventual public gathering in large groups.”

The bishops said they will be working with their pastoral teams “to consider reasonable, gradual and responsible initiatives for welcoming back the faithful in time to Sunday Mass, initiatives which will renew our love for the holy Eucharist and the sacrament of reconciliation, and which will help us to restore Catholic life and invite others to share that life after the pandemic. We encourage individual dioceses and their respective pastors and parishioners to begin to work to establish plans which respect social distancing and other requirements for the safety of our people.”

They said the decision was not taken lightly. “We recognize the sacrifice we are called to make being physically distanced from the holy Eucharist and from one another. We remain grateful for your understanding and prayerful support. As your bishops, we continue to encourage you to keep holy the Lord’s Day by participating in Sunday Mass by way of radio broadcast or televised or livestreamed options and making a spiritual communion.”

The bishops also reminded the faithful of the plenary indulgences offered by the Church. “We encourage all the faithful to turn to the Church’s treasury of prayer, praying as a family or individually the Liturgy of the Hours, rosary, divine mercy chaplet, and Stations of the Cross, etc.,” they said.

“Together we continue to pray for all who are suffering from COVID-19, for all health care workers and first responders, for all the deceased and their families, and for an easing of the anxiety and tension caused by this pandemic. Relying on the Motherly care of Our Lady, Health of the Sick, we unite our sufferings to those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and we trust in the glorious hope of his Resurrection,” they added.

The Roman Catholic Bishops of Ohio

Though public Masses have been suspended through May 29, Father Estabrook continues to offer private masses for all of the intentions in our Mass intention book and for the health of our parish family, friends, and alumni.