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Daily Advent Reflection: December 15th

The Christ child comes, like every other child, to give the world a message. What message have I come to give?” — Anthony de Mello, S.J.

One of the key messages of the Advent season is always the message of hope. For Christians, hope has a distinctive theological meaning. It is not a synonym for wish or expectation, as in “I hope the rain stops” or “I hope to see you soon”. Hope transcends any particular desire I may have. This is because Christian hope is based on God and on what God can do, and not based on any dream of my own. Someone once said that our calling as Christians is to be full of hope but free of our own expectations. Hope can survive the death of any particular expectation. One of the best descriptions of hope I know was given by Teilhard de Chardin, the French Jesuit theologian and scientist. “This is my faith”, he wrote in one of his letters. “The future will always be more beautiful than the past.” He could say that because Christian hope is based on God, and not on anything less. And God has the final word on the future.
—Rev. William J. Bergen, S.J., Senior Priest

 

 

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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.


 

 

 

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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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Church of St. Ignatius Loyola is now on Facebook!
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Upcoming Events
at St. Ignatius

Christmas and New Year Mass Schedule
View our Christmas and New Year Mass Schedule

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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