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Children’s Choir: Winter/Spring 2015

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Ignatian Spirituality: Ignatian 40s Speaker Series
Location: Parish Lounge

Ignatian 40s invites all parishioners to its Third Annual Speaker Series. Led by the pastoral staff of St. Ignatius and external speakers, the goal of the series is to provide parishioners with opportunities to improve their knowledge of their faith and practice it daily, to enable them to see God in all things, and to increase their awareness of the history of the Catholic Church.

Sunday, April 19th
Paul VI’s Letter on the Development of Peoples
Presenter: Fr. Ugo Nacciarone, S.J.
Former Associate Pastor, Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

Sunday, May 3rd
The Joy of the Gospel – Evangelii Gaudium by Pope Francis
Presenter: George Horton
NY Director of the Department Social and Community Development, Catholic Charities

Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to register.

All parishioners are welcome

Archdiocesan Day of Reconciliation
Time: Monday, March 30
Location: Church

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available from 3:00 PM to 6:45 PM.

The Parish Lenten Reconciliation Service will begin at 7:00 PM. Many priests will be available for Confession.

“Quiet Wednesdays” - Daily Lenten Masses - Week 6
Time: Wednesday, April 01
Location: Church

February 25th, March 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th & April 1st

The Daily Masses on the Wednesdays of Lent will offer a few moments to reflect quietly upon the readings of the day (in lieu of a homily).

Stations of the Cross for the Parish Community
Time: Wednesday, April 01 at 7:30 pm
Location: Church

Stations of the Cross for the Parish Community

Holy Thursday
Time: Thursday, April 02 at 7:00 pm
Location: Church

Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Presider: Rev. Thomas 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.

Three Hours Devotion
Time: Friday, April 03
Location: Church

Good Friday, April 3rd, from Noon to 3:00 PM

The Seven Last Words of Christ

A traditional Christian devotion
commemorating our Savior’s death,
centered around the “seven last words”
spoken by Jesus from the cross.

1st Word: “Father, forgive them”
Brother Dennis Gunn, CFC
Iona College, New Rochelle

2nd Word: “Today you will be with me in paradise” 
Rev. Glenn Miller
Vice President, SpiriTrust Lutheran Social Services, York, Pennsylvania

3rd Word: “Woman, behold your Son”
Rev. Michael P. Hilbert, S.J.
Associate Pastor, St. Ignatius Loyola Church
4th Word: “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” 
Rev. W. Alan Briceland, S.J.
Chaplain, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Elmhurst, New York
5th Word: “I thirst”
Carly-Anne Gannon
Director of Religious Education, St. Ignatius Loyola Church

6th Word: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”   
Reverend Susan E. Hill
Associate Rector, Church of the Holy Apostles, New York
7th Word: “It is finished”
Sister Mary Lanning, SFCC
Founder, Yes!Solutions, New York

Participating Musicians and Choirs

K. Scott Warren, Robert Reuter, Michael Sheetz, Philip Anderson

Members of the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola
Canticum Sacrum   Parish Community Choir   Wallace Hall Choir

St. Ignatius Loyola Children’s Choirs, Maureen Haley, Director
Sara Murphy, soloist

with Omega Dance Company

The Church will be closed until 11:30 AM on Friday morning as it is prepared for the Three Hours Devotion. During this time the Lady Chapel will remain open.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered immediately following the Three Hours Devotion in the church.

Good Friday Evening
Time: Friday, April 03 at 7:00 pm
Location: Church

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Presider: Rev. Michael 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 04 at 8:00 pm
Location: Church

Rev. George M. Witt, 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 05
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.

IGNITE! Teen Ministry
Time: Saturday, April 18 at 6:30 pm
Location: Lady Chapel

As a parish-based youth ministry rooted in Ignatian spirituality and Catholic tradition, IGNITE! will offer a forum through which high school students and their families may find a deeper relationship with God and each other. Guided by God, we hope to facilitate a ministry through which the young church will engage socially, spiritually, and in service to others.

IGNITE! meetings will be held every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month.

All teens (13–19 years old) are welcome!

Registration for each session is encouraged but not required.

For more information and/or to register, contact Carly-Anne Gannon, Director of Religious Education, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Choral Concert - Bach B Minor Mass
Time: Wednesday, May 06 at 7:00 pm
Location: Church

Elisa Singer, soprano
Kate Maroney, mezzo-soprano
Heather Petrie, contralto
John Tiranno, tenor
Timothy Krol, baritone
Enrico Lagasca, bass

Tickets: $25-80

Tickets and information: http://smssconcerts.org/site/concerts/upcoming-concerts/eventdetail/107/-/choral-concert-bach-s-b-minor-mass

Rejoice in the Lord! A Music Ministry Celebration
Time: Sunday, May 17 at 3:00 pm
Location: Church

Free will offering. No tickets necessary.

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