Upcoming Events

Children’s Choir: Winter-Spring 2017 Schedule

Download the Winter-Spring 2017 Children’s Choir Schedule

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Location: Church

The church will be open for exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and private adoration.

Scheduling Note

Hope Rises: Ignite Teen Reflection Series
Location: Parish Lounge

Lent is a journey of hope in the midst of our lives. You’re invited to an opportunity to reflect on your personal journey, pray as a community, and put your hope into action.

To register, visit https://goo.gl/forms/t51MR13PlBVKbD0p1


IYA Lenten Reflection Group
Location: Faber Lounge

Every Sunday through April 9th in the Faber Lounge

A reflection group for young adults to share experiences about their relationship with God and gratefully and openly listen to one another.

To register, visit https://goo.gl/forms/36MTWyecwROZax9A3

Lenten Food Drive
Location: Parish House

It is estimated that 1.5 million New Yorkers rely on soup kitchens and food pantries. Food insecurity is an on-going struggle for many families and individuals.

Throughout Lent, SVdP will be accepting donations of food for the Community Pantry at the Church of St. Gregory the Great.

The items requested each week are listed below

Week 2 (March 12–18)
rice and canned beans

Week 3 (March 19–25)
cereals and canned fruits

Week 4 (March 26–April 1)
tuna fish and canned vegetables

Week 5 (April 2–5)
soups and rice

Donations can be brought to the Parish House.

Thank you for remembering those in need this Lenten Season.

Heralds of Hope: A Morning & Afternoon of Prayer and Reflection
Time: Saturday, March 25 at 9:00 am
Location: Wallace Hall

Saturday, March 25th, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM in Wallace Hall

A morning and afternoon of prayer and reflection on our parish’s Lenten theme.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Register online at http://tinyurl.com/March2017Heralds

Sponsored by LME and open to all members of the parish.

Organ Recital: K. Scott Warren
Time: Sunday, March 26 at 3:00 pm
Location: Church

The N.P. Mander organ—at 5,000 pipes, 30 tons and 45 feet high—is the largest tracker-action pipe organ in the New York metropolitan area. This massive, kingly instrument bellows beneath the massive vaults at St. Ignatius Loyola. All N.P. Mander Organ Recitals feature large-screen projection, offering the audience a rare view of the organist at work.

Since 2011, Director of Music Ministries K. Scott Warren has led a dynamic music team consisting of over 150 individuals, professional and volunteer, in providing music at approximately 400 liturgies annually.

He is the principal conductor of the 18-voice professional Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola, which sings a demanding schedule of services throughout the year, with repertoire spanning Gregorian chant to 21st-century masterpieces. The choir, along with the Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola, form the backbone of the parish’s critically acclaimed concert series, Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, whose recent performances have been lauded by the New York Times as “stirring ;positively thrilling” and “broad, wide-ranging, and powerful”. In addition to the vast choral spectrum presented at St. Ignatius, Mr. Warren presides over the four manual, 91-rank N. P. Mander Organ, the largest mechanical action organ in the New York metro area, and an instrument of international stature.

Tickets: $20

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.showclix.com/event/organ-recital-scott-warren

Fasting in the Faiths: Interfaith Dialogue
Time: Thursday, March 30 at 5:30 pm
Location: Wallace Hall

What is fasting and why do we do it? Ignatian Social Justice and Ignatian Young Adults invite you to an evening of interfaith dialogue where we explore the practice of fasting in the Roman Catholic and Islamic tradition.

Imam Chernor S. Jalloh of The Islamic Cultural Center of New York & Rev. Michael Hilbert of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola participate in a panel discussion, followed by dinner and group discussion questions.

To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fasting-in-the-faiths-interfaith-dialogue-tickets-32894593615

Celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
Time: Saturday, April 01 at 5:30 pm
Location: Church

All parishioners are invited to attend the Celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick during the 5:30 PM Vigil Mass on Saturday, April 1st. This liturgy is designed so that the community can support our brothers and sisters who face the trials of illness or aging.

During the course of the Mass, all those who feel the need of healing and strength because of illness, physical weakness or spiritual distress will be invited to come forward to receive the Sacrament of Anointing.

Stations of the Cross for Families
Time: Sunday, April 02 at 12:15 pm
Location: Church

Stations of the Cross for Families

Click here to view a detailing of the Way of the Cross for Children. 

Stations are places where people wait while they are traveling from one place to another. A school-bus stop is like a station. People wait at subway stations or bus stations. Church stations are also places where people take time to think about Jesus as he went to die on a cross. They are Stations of the Cross and show us how much Jesus loved us. Praying the Stations of the Cross is a Lenten tradition.

We invite families to join us in the Church where we will walk the Stations of the Cross together, led by Carly-Anne Gannon, Director of Religious Education. At each Station we will stop and listen to a short reading and say a prayer.

Please join us and begin making the Stations of the Cross an annual Lenten observance for you and your family.

Sunday Social
Time: Sunday, April 02 at 8:30 pm
Location: Wallace Hall

The Sunday Socials take place generally twice a month. They are held in Wallace Hall at 8:30 PM, following the 7:30 PM Mass.

They are hosted by the Ignatian Young Adults for those in their 20’s and 30’s. We look forward to seeing you there!

To receive updates on IYA events and other opportunities, you can follow us on Facebook at “Ignatian Young Adults (NYC)”

Caritas Concert: Wine & Song
Time: Wednesday, April 05 at 7:00 pm
Location: Wallace Hall

Wendy Baker, soprano
Tami Petty, soprano
Sara Murphy, mezzo-soprano
Michael Sheetz, piano

Held in the intimate Wallace Hall, Caritas Concerts are warm, enjoyable evenings of food, wine, friendship and great music. Caritas is the Latin word for “charity,” and as the name suggests, all proceeds from these benefit concerts are given directly to charities that address social justice concerns.

Wine and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 PM, Music at 7:00 PM.

Wendy, Tami, Sara and Michael present an evening of opera, song, Broadway, operetta and folk music woven together for your delight.

Benefiting Jesuit Refugee Service
This concert will benefit JESUIT REFUGEE SERVICE, an international Catholic organization with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support of an international office in Rome.

JRS programs are found in 50 countries, providing assistance to: refugees in camps and cities, individuals displaced within their own countries, asylum seekers in cities, and to those held in detention centers. The main areas of work are in the field of education, emergency assistance, healthcare, livelihood activities and social services.

To purchase tickets, visit https://www.showclix.com/event/caritas-concert-wine-and-song

Stations of the Cross for the Parish Community
Time: Wednesday, April 12 at 7:30 pm
Location: Church

Stations of the Cross for the Parish Community

Holy Thursday
Time: Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 pm
Location: Church

Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Presider: Rev. Thomas H. Feely, S.J.

This Mass commemorates the Passover meal that Jesus shared with his apostles on the night before his death.  At that meal the Lord instituted the Eucharist for our continual nourishment and washed the feet of his disciples as a sign to us of the call to service and humility.

The church will be closed during the morning for set-up and rehearsal. During this time the Lady Chapel will remain open. The church will re-open from 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

The fonts will be emptied after the Holy Thursday liturgy and filled again at the end of the Easter Vigil Service. This is in preparation for the blessing of new water during the Easter Vigil.

Good Friday Evening
Time: Friday, April 14 at 7:00 pm
Location: Church

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Presider: Rev. Michael P. Hilbert, S.J.

The Church’s Liturgy for Good Friday is the starkest of all liturgies during the year.  It includes the chanting of the Passion of Our Lord according to John, the Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion.

Easter Vigil
Time: Saturday, April 15 at 8:00 pm
Location: Church

Rev. Dennis J. Yesalonia, S.J., Presider

The Easter Vigil begins at 8:00 PM. The doors will open at 7:30 PM.

The Easter Vigil liturgy is the most beautiful liturgy in the Roman Catholic Church.

Celebrated on Holy Saturday after sunset, the Vigil Mass is regarded as the most important Mass of the liturgical year. It is replete with ancient and dramatic features that are unique to this worship service. Adults who have never been baptized are baptized at this liturgy. Baptized Christians of other denominations are received into the Church through the sacraments of Confirmation and first Eucharist. Baptized Roman Catholics who have never had religious instruction are confirmed and receive their first Eucharist. 

Because it is so rich with detail, the Vigil Mass usually lasts about three hours. 

Because the Vigil begins in complete darkness, no latecomers will be admitted into the Church until the end of the “Exultet.” Please be on time.

Easter Sunday
Time: Sunday, April 16
Location: Church

Mass times on Easter Sunday:
7:30 AM - Organ/Cantor
9:00 AM - Organ/Cantor
10:30 AM - Organ/Cantor/Choirs/Brass
10:30 AM (Wallace Hall Family Mass) - Piano/Choirs
Noon (Solemn Mass) - Organ/Cantor/Choirs/Brass

Please note: There will be no 7:30 PM Mass on Easter Sunday.

Chanticleer: Washing of the Water
Time: Sunday, April 30 at 4:00 pm
Location: Church

“River, River carry me on,” the repeated plea in Peter Gabriel’s song “The Washing of the Water,” evokes the symbolic power of flowing water to cleanse, redeem and restore, extolled by composers since music began. Washing of the Water will feature music of spiritual intensity by Palestrina, Gibbons, Tomkins, Cardoso, Victoria, Bryars, Gabriel, Simon & Cohen.

Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer celebrates its 39th season in 2016-17. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for their “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition.

Since Chanticleer began releasing recordings in 1981, the group has sold well over a million albums and won two GRAMMY® awards. Chanticleer’s recordings are distributed by Chanticleer Records, Naxos, ArkivMusic, Amazon, and iTunes among others.

Tickets: $35 – $85
To purchase tickets, visit https://www.showclix.com/event/chanticleer-washing-of-the-water

Haydn’s The Creation
Time: Wednesday, May 24 at 7:00 pm
Location: Church

Danya Katok, soprano
Matthew Anderson, tenor
Jeremy Galyon, bass

Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, conductor

Performed in English, Franz Joseph Haydn’s beloved oratorio depicts the creation of the world as told in the Book of Genesis and John Milton’s Paradise Lost.

Tickets: $25.00-$80.00

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.showclix.com/event/haydn-creation