As a faith community in the Ignatian Jesuit tradition, we are especially mindful of our neighbors in need. We both practice hands-on charity and care for the sick and needy and advocacy against unjust structures in our society which oppress the poor and militate for war. In all of our outreach activities we collaborate with other Christian Churches and non-Christian Religious Congregations on the upper East Side of Manhattan and beyond.
News & Announcements
Advent Food Drive
Final Week! Donations accepted through December 21st
Many New Yorkers depend upon food pantries to ensure that their families will not go hungry.
Throughout the first three weeks of Advent, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be accepting donations of food for the Community Food Pantry at the Church of St. Gregory the Great.
Donation Schedule:From December 15th to December 21st
• canned vegetables, cereal, or oatmeal
Donations can be brought to the Narthex on Sundays or to the Parish House during the week.
Thank you for remembering those in need.
Christmas and New Year’s Mass Schedule
Click here to view the Christmas and New Year’s Mass schedule, including musical selections that will played during services.
We hope you will join us as we welcome the birth of the Christ child.
St. Ignatius in the News
Play the video below to view a clip from the December 1st edition of NBC Nightly News featuring comments from Fr. Jim Martin, S.J., on the topic “Is Pope Francis Revitalizing Catholic Congregants?”
Making All Things New: Summary Report and Phase II
Over the last several months, we asked parishioners to participate in an assessment of the parish as part of the Archdiocesan pastoral planning initiative Making All Things New.
Through a survey and a series of town hall meetings, we asked you to give an honest evaluation of the health of St. Ignatius Loyola. Your thoughts and comments were most helpful and indicated a very high level of satisfaction in and pride of our parish.
To view a summary of the survey findings, click through the PowerPoint presentation below.
As we move into Phase II of the assessment, we will begin meeting with neighboring parishes to exchange information from our respective parish assessments and discuss how we can collaborate better in the future, including the precise structural form of this collaboration.
Click here to view a PDF that discusses this next phase of the assessment process in greater detail.
As we begin this important Phase with our neighboring parishes, we ask for your continued prayers.
Have you donated to the Annual Appeal?
The Annual Appeal is the parish’s most important financial appeal of the year. Funds from this collection are an important part of maintaining our annual expenses.
Our goal is $600,000 and at present the total stands at $236,596. We are deeply grateful for the donations that have come in and for those that continue to arrive daily.
If you have not yet made a contribution and are considering your year-end charitable giving, we encourage you to include the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola. Click here to be directed to our online donation page.
Thank you and God bless you!