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

The Church is closed until further notice.


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Daily & Sunday Livestreamed Masses

Join on our Facebook page 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.

Friday, April 3rd | 5:30 PM Mass

From the Pastor

30 March 2020

Dear Parishioners,

The month of March is supposed to go out like a lamb. Instead, it rages as a roaring lion of illness, anxiety, and fear.  News reports, calls with families and friends directly affected by the coronavirus, and near-term health forecasts are unnerving. What astounds me in this season of crisis is the strength and resolve among all of you. Many have expressed how important their faith is or has become. Offers to help those who may be confined to their homes come to me on a daily basis. Prayers for one another are streaming from all sides.

Tentative planning for a return to normalcy is beginning to break through this darkness like the early harbingers of Spring breaking though the hardened earth of Winter. Young shoots of hope are appearing and beginning to take hold. Having trust in the good things the Lord has in store for us is a beacon of hope in the stormy sea that is swirling around us. Let us respond in a deafening chorus of “YES, WE DO!” in answer to the question Jesus asked his disciples who huddled in fear on the deck of a tempest-tossed boat “Do you have faith in me?”

And now for some news from the parish. The parish priests are in good health and using telephones and computers to keep in touch with parishioners, families, and friends. We join our Jesuit brothers on 83rd Street for our meals. We are 18 strong. What is unimaginable to some is that we are preparing the meals, cleaning the common areas of the residence, and carrying on the work of our ministries as best we can. As for me, let’s just say I have been very busy these past few weeks. I have been able to juggle all sorts of unforeseen chores because of the generous help of the parish staff.

Our livestreamed Masses have been extremely well received. This past Sunday’s Mass was viewed live by more than 550 households. Many more have been viewing the Masses after they have been posted on the parish website. The Easter Triduum will be livestreamed from the Lady Chapel. Please note the following times: Holy Thursday, April 9th, 7:30 PM; Good Friday, April 10th, 7:30 PM; Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 11th, 7:30 PM; and Easter Sunday, April 12th, 11:00 AM.

I earnestly ask for your prayers for those in our parish family who are ill with the coronavirus, including staff members, teachers, family members of our students, and fellow parishioners. May they be comforted by our prayers and the loving protection of Our Blessed Mother.

My final word is another request. I ask that you keep in mind the financial needs of the parish and remember to make your regular contributions or to contribute for the first time. You may make your contribution through the GIVING link of the parish website. You may also contribute by sending a check through the mail.  We can only do what we have been able to do during this stressful time because of your financial support and prayers. Thank you for your generosity!

May the strength of our faith and the resilience of our fortitude carry us through these days of trial and suffering as we wait “in joyful hope” for a new life to come that was made certain for all time by the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The brightness of Easter Sunday glistens on the horizon.

Know that I keep each one of you in my heart and in my grateful prayers. Let us pray for the brave women and men who are tending to the medical needs of those who are now in hospitals, clinics, and temporary medical facilities.

God bless you!

Sincerely in the Lord,
Fr. Yesalonia

At-Home Prayer Resources

While we may not be able to gather together physically as a parish community for the moment, we can gather together in prayer.

In the interim, resources for online Masses and guided prayer experiences can be found on our At-Home Prayer page.

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