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Welcome to the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, a Roman Catholic parish ministering to the Manhattan community since 1851.

Parish Mission Statement
The love of Christ impels us to welcome all,
to worship joyfully and pray fervently,
to walk together with those in need,
and to reverence God in the wonder of Creation.

News & Announcements

Church Open for Prayer and Reflection

Beginning Sunday, May 31, 2020, the church will be open daily for private prayer between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

From the Pastor

22 May 2020

Dear Parishioners,

Yesterday, the Feast of the Ascension, Cardinal Dolan announced the phased opening of churches in the Archdiocese of New York. This is very encouraging and welcome news. However, it is tempered by the reality that we are still several weeks away from resuming a regular Mass schedule. In the meantime, I am happy to inform you that the church will be open for private prayer on a daily basis from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM as of the Feast of Pentecost, Sunday, 31 May 2020. It is the first important step for us to prepare ourselves for the phased approach the Archdiocese is taking to open churches for the sacraments and the celebration of daily and Sunday Mass.

In his news conference announcing the opening of churches the Cardinal emphasized the importance of being prudent and judicious in the manner in which churches will be opened for worship. The need to satisfy the spiritual needs of the faithful must also take into account their health and safety. To that end the Archdiocese has published guidelines that all parishes of the Archdiocese must follow in opening a church for sacramental purposes. I ask that you read these guidelines to familiarize yourself with the safety precautions we will be taking as we enter each phase of the re-opening of the church. It will become readily evident that there are radical changes to how we will gather as a worshipping community for the foreseeable future.

Upon the recommendation of the Cardinal to pastors I have invited several members of the parish to participate in a Reopening Task Force. It will be their charge to review the archdiocesan guidelines and recommend how they are to be implemented here at the parish. I am grateful to Danielle Klyap, Rose Di Martino, Ben Denihan, Dr. Ray Pastore, and Bob Cisternino (Director of Facilities) for their willingness to serve on this committee.

I feel obliged to highlight something that will be a great disappointment to many of you. The Cardinal has suspended the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further notice. When Sunday Masses resume those who are at a higher risk for COVID-19 (i.e., those who are older than 65 or who have underlying health conditions) are urged NOT to come to church for Mass. Also, those who feel in any way sick or who are worried about attendance should not enter the church.

May the Lord keep us healthy and safe, and may we find comfort in the loving protection of Our Blessed Mother.

God bless you!

Sincerely in the Lord,
Fr. Yesalonia

From the Archdiocese of New York

Dear Member of the Family of the Archdiocese,

It is undeniable that one of the most difficult aspects of the ongoing crisis caused by Covid-19 continues to be the temporary suspension of public Masses and sacraments. Although there are livestreamed Masses available through the parishes of the archdiocese, we all eagerly await the return of in-person practice of our faith.

For the past number of weeks, several priests of the Archdiocese of New York, members of the curia and I have been discussing with each other and consulting with medical experts on the best way to reopen our churches. Today, we held a press conference to introduce these guidelines for a safe and gradual reopening of our churches.

I’d like to share that video with you, here:

 

In addition, here are the documents detailing our safety procedures (click here to download the Executive Summary and the Guidelines for Sacramental Celebrations, so that you can familiarize yourself with the precautions that will allow us to work with state and local officials to bring the Mass and sacraments back to the Catholic community in a responsible and expeditious manner.

Thank you for your patience and your faith as we work together to reopen our churches.

Faithfully in Christ,

Reverend Monsignor Joseph P. LaMorte, VG
Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia

Daily & Sunday Livestreamed Masses

Join us on our Facebook page and our YouTube channel for Daily and Sunday Masses, streamed live from our Lady Chapel.

Daily Masses will be celebrated Monday to Friday at 5:30 PM.

Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM.

We hope you can join us as we worship together as a virtual community.

Sunday, May 24th | 11:00 AM Mass

Upcoming Events
at St. Ignatius

Your Parish, @ Home: Social Distancing Socials
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 6 PM

Mass Telephone Line
To hear a recording of each day's Mass, call (646) 849-7277.

Sun., May. 31, 7:00 pm
Meeting Christ in Prayer: Holy Listening
Four Weekly Sessions Beginning Sunday, May 31st at 7 PM

Sun., Jun. 07, 12:15 pm
God So Loves the World…How Do We Love?
A free Zoom children's sacred dance workshop

Tue., Jun. 16, 7:00 pm
Zoom: Parish Women’s Faith Group

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