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Daily Advent Reflection: December 17th

In this season of Advent, we are called to expand the horizons of our hearts, to be amazed by the life which presents itself each day with newness. We must learn to not depend on our own certainties, on our own established strategies, because the Lord comes at a time that we do not imagine. He comes to bring us into a more beautiful and grand dimension.”
— Pope Francis

Whenever I think of the Annunciation, I think of Mary’s surprise. How could she not have been surprised by the Angel Gabriel, who announces the Good News of the birth of Jesus? But I wonder: What did it look like? Did it happen precisely as recounted in Luke’s Gospel? (It’s possible that she passed along the sequence of events to the early church.) Or was it a mystical experience that could only be communicated through this story? However it transpired, Mary was surely surprised. God had amazing things in store for her. All that remained was for her to say yes. Can we say yes to the “God of surprises”? Can we allow God to usher us into, as Pope Francis says, “a more beautiful and grand dimension”? All that remains for us is—like Mary—to listen, to trust and to say yes.
— Rev. James Martin, S.J., Assisting Priest



Hospitality Ministers Needed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses

The Hospitality Ministry is in urgent need of hospitality minsters for our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses.

If you are interested and available to serve, we invite you to sign-up at https://secure.rotundasoftware.com/l/enrollment/StIgnatiusLoyolaNYC.

To view our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass schedule, click here.




Christmas and New Year Mass Schedule
Click here to view our full Christmas and New Year’s Mass schedule, which includes the listing of music being sung at the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses.

Copies are also available in the Narthex and the Parish House.



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Christmas and New Year Mass Schedule
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Advent Lectio Divina
Sunday, December 3rd, 10th & 17th
Facilitated by Brian Pinter

SVdP Advent Food Drive
Through Sunday, December 17th
To benefit the Church of the Ascension

Sun., Dec. 17, 12:00 pm
Annual Wallace Hall Christmas Pageant
Immediately following the 11:00 AM Family Mass

Sun., Dec. 17, 3:00 pm
Love’s Pure Light – Annual Christmas Concert
Tickets now available.

Tue., Dec. 19, 7:00 pm
St. Joseph: Spiritual Role Model for Men
Sponsored by the Parish Men's Faith Group

Sun., Jan. 14, 3:00 pm
N.P. Mander Organ Recital: Simon Johnson
Tickets are now available.

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