Upcoming Events

Children’s Choir: 2019-2020 Schedule

Download the 2019-2020 Children’s Choir Schedule

Emmaus Bereavement Support Group
Time: Tuesday, January 28
Location: Parish Lounge

Begins Tuesday, January 28th at 7:00 PM in the Parish House

A six-session support group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one.

The sessions, both educational and supportive, are run by experienced facilitators.

For information and/or to register, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call the Parish House at (212) 288-3588 and leave your name and phone number with the receptionist.

SVDP Shelter Information Session
Time: Wednesday, January 29 at 6:30 pm
Location: Wallace Hall


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will once again be sponsoring a women’s shelter every other weekend in Wallace Hall from November through April.

Orientation begins with a Safe Environment video at 6:30 PM, followed at 7:00 PM by an overview of procedures for Stay Over (adults only) and Set-Up volunteers (Eighth Graders or older. Note: There will always be at least 2 adults present).

New and experienced volunteers are invited to join us and learn more about this ministry to the homeless.

For more information, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Saturday Night Liturgy
Time: Saturday, February 01 at 7:00 pm
Location: Parish House

Join us Saturday, February 1st at 7 PM for our next “Saturday Night Liturgy”!

Enter through the Parish House to meet in the Lady Chapel for a youth-only Mass (no parents please) followed by a social until 9 PM.

We will get in the spirit for the upcoming Super Bowl with some friendly team competitions! The different competitions will require brains, building, and brawn, so people of all talents are needed!

Please RSVP (include parent phone number) by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) OR by filling out the RSVP form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBGGkg1_-Ow_qG3DBCyBOr7NBtLeoDJQmyTpAkDXxWDMPjfw/viewform?usp=sf_link.

SVdP Meeting
Time: Wednesday, February 05 at 7:00 pm
Location: Parish House

Regularly scheduled meetings combine spiritual readings and reflections with the plans for the projects and programs we offer. We always welcome new members.

We meet every other Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM at the Parish House. Come join us!

The Human Trafficking Crisis: In Manhattan and Beyond
Time: Thursday, February 06 at 7:00 pm
Location: Wallace Hall

Please join Ignatian Social Justice to learn more about the local and global impact of the scourge
of human trafficking.

Experts with unique perspectives on this issue will share their expertise about this form of modern-day slavery, both here in New York and on an international stage. Sarah Tintle, St. Ignatius Loyola, Haejin Shim, International Justice Mission, and Chris Muller, Restore NYC and a LifeWay Network representative will discuss the nature of this widely unrecognized problem and how we may get involved to help.

Prayer Service |  Be transformed:  “Behold I make all things new.”
Time: Monday, February 10 at 7:00 pm
Location: Loyola Chapel

All parishioners are invited to join with members of the LGBT Catholic and Friends ministry for this prayer service, as they reflect on God’s power to transform the broken parts of one’s life into strength and wisdom. There will be opportunity for everyone present to offer their personal petitions.

An informal gathering will follow the service.

Meeting Christ in Prayer
Time: Tuesday, February 11
Location: Parish House

Winter Dates
• Tuesday Mornings, February 11th – April 1st*, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
*Closing Mass: Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00 PM

• Wednesday Evenings, February 12th – April 1st, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Closing Mass: Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00 PM

Meeting Christ in Prayer is an interactive 8-week guided prayer experience for small groups. Based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, it introduces participants to various ways of praying and provides an opportunity to support one another through faith sharing.

Who is this program for?
Adults who want to renew their Christian faith or enrich their prayer life.

Meeting Christ in Prayer is for you if you:
• have little or no experience in praying with others;
• are hungry for a deeper spiritual life;
• are actively seeking to learn more about your faith;
• are seeking spiritual renewal;
• are seeking to form regular prayer habits or seeking new ones;
• desire the support of your Christian community; or
• want to be aware of God’s presence in your daily life.

What does it offer?
Meeting Christ in Prayer offers you the opportunity to take part in a retreat within your daily life, during which you will be asked to commit to 20 to 30 minutes of daily prayer and reflection exercises.

You will be supported throughout the retreat with eight weekly small-group meetings that will include group prayer, guided meditation, faith sharing and reflection; and an overview of prayer exercises that will be practiced during the week.

As part of a small trust-filled community and through prayer, shared experiences and explorations of faith, you will deepen your connection with our Creator as you discern the many graces that you receive from God in your daily life.

Meeting Christ in Prayer can inspire a profound sense of mission that invites you to a new level of discipleship.

Cost: A sliding scale of $30-$50, which covers all materials. A good faith offering is appreciated.

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

Ladybug Fund: Wine & Chocolate Celebration
Time: Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 pm
Location: Petaluma Restaurant | 1356 First Avenue (at 73rd Street)

About The Ladybug Fund
The Ladybug Fund was established in 2007 by former Preschool Parents Gene and Myong Caiafa in memory of Gene’s sister, Christine Caiafa Guarino. Christine generously went above and beyond her calling as a teacher to provide extra for her students; she was a person who believed in “paying it forward.” Unfortunately, in 2005, Christine passed away after a three-year battle with brain cancer. She was 31 years old.

To capture Christine’s beautiful spirit, the Caiafas created The Ladybug Fund at Saint Ignatius Loyola Preschool, where all three of their boys attended the school. This unique scholarship is dedicated to furthering the education of the teachers at the preschool.

Cost: $80 per person (includes food, wine & dessert). To purchase tickets, click here. 

For more information, contact Myong Caiafa at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

SVdP Meeting
Time: Wednesday, February 19 at 7:00 pm
Location: Parish House

Regularly scheduled meetings combine spiritual readings and reflections with the plans for the projects and programs we offer.

We always welcome new members. We meet every other Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM at the Parish House. Come join us!

More Than A Book Club - February Selection Book Discussion
Time: Thursday, February 20 at 2:00 pm
Location: Parish Lounge

January Selection: Educated by Tara Westover

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent.

When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.


To RSVP for the book discussion, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Caring for the Caregiver
Time: Saturday, February 22 at 9:30 am
Location: Parish Lounge

Many people today provide care for elderly or ill family members - one of the most spiritually, emotionally, and physically challenging experiences we endure. However, who cares for the caregiver? Without self-care, we run a high risk of burn-out.

Our presentations will seek to name the challenges of care-giving and explore ways we can create space to care for ourselves. This program will include talks by Brian Pinter, pastoral associate, quiet time, prayer, and discussion.

Lunch will be provided.

Cost: $25 free will offering. 

To RSVP, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Space is limited.

Italy “Unplugged”
Time: Tuesday, February 25 at 8:00 pm

Featuring
Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, conductor

Italian music excels at the grand and the intimate alike. Amidst a rich tapestry of musical styles and textures, we find the maestri Rossini and Verdi, masters of opera and other large forms, returning to the unaccompanied choir. Anchored by one of the great masses of Palestrina, the first half of this concert explores a seldom-encountered side of Rossini and Verdi with two sumptuous motets by each composer. We complete the evening with Ildebrando Pizetti’s luminous Requiem, composed in the early 1920’s.

Program
Rossini: Cantemus Domino
Rossini: O salutaris hostia
Palestrina: Missa Sine Nomine a 6
Verdi: Ave Maria & Lauda alla Vergine Maria (from Quattro pezzi sacri)

Intermission

Pizzetti: Requiem

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://ignatius.nyc/cs-event/italy-unplugged/

Retreat | Retreat for People Who Don’t Pray (Much)
Time: Friday, March 06
Location: Jogues Retreat Center, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY

Location: Jogues Retreat Center, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY (north of West Point).

The retreat will begin with dinner on Friday, and end with lunch on Sunday.

Facilitator: Fr. Michael Hilbert, S.J.

Maximum 10 persons

Cost per person: $150

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

Cocktail Benefit: My Prayer is a Song
Time: Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 pm
Location: Wallace Hall

Featuring
Bruce Rameker, vocalist
Michael Sheetz, piano

Music, wine, food, and friendship for social justice

St. Augustine said, “He who sings prays twice.” Prayers are twofold in this evening of sung prayers from every time and place, ranging from chant to spirituals to songs of the living composers here at St. Ignatius, from Schubert’s Ave Maria to unlikely selections by Marc Blitzstein and Meredith Monk. Longtime parishioner and cantor Bruce Rameker uses both baritone and countertenor ranges and picks from a lifetime’s collection of prayer-songs, demonstrating that there’s more than one way to pray.

Composers include Hildegard von Bingen, Schubert, Brahms, Poulenc, Ravel, Ives, Copland, Vaughan Williams, Roger Gillen, Scott Warren, Roosevelt Credit, and Bobby Reuter.

100% of your ticket cost goes directly to The Ali Forney Center in Harlem, NY, the largest agency dedicated to protecting LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://ignatius.nyc/cs-event/my-prayer-is-a-song/

Organ Recital: Chelsea Chen
Time: Sunday, April 05 at 3:00 pm
Location: Church

With playing described as “stunning” and possessing “lovely lyrical grandeur” (Los Angeles Times), Chelsea Chen has electrified audiences throughout the United States and Asia.

A Fulbright scholar and graduate of Juilliard and Yale University, she has performed to great acclaim at many important venues including Singapore’s Esplanade, Hong Kong’s Cultural Centre, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, and Los Angeles’ Disney Hall.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://ignatius.nyc/cs-event/organ-recital-chelsea-chen/

Tallis Scholars: The Field of the Cloth of Gold
Time: Sunday, April 19 at 4:00 pm
Location: Church

Through their award-winning recordings and in over 2,200 concerts, Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars have done more than any other group to establish the sacred vocal music of the Renaissance as one of the great repertoires of Western classical music. Among their many awards and accolades, the group was voted into Gramophone magazine’s Hall of Fame in 2013 and has twice received Diapason magazine’s Diapason d’Or de l’Année.

Program
Between the 7th and 24th June 1520, in fields near Calais, there took place one of the most spectacular political summit meetings of all time. Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France met to seal a treaty of friendship between their two warring countries, with no expense spared. Everything was carefully prepared to make the surface seem smooth, yet everything had an undercurrent of the most intense rivalry, from the negotiations of high state, to the wrestling, the food, the jousting – and the music.

The two Chapels Royal were of course in attendance, and of course they tried to out-sing each other. As luck would have it the two choirs were led by two exceptional composers of the period, composers to whom the Tallis Scholars have devoted individual recordings: Jean Mouton on the French side, and William Cornysh on the English.

Mouton: Nesciens mater
Cornysh: Ave Maria, mater dei
Mouton: Ave Maria, virgo serena
Mouton: Ave Maria, benedicta tu
Fawkyner: Gaude rosa sine spina
Mouton: “Kyrie” and “Agnus dei” from the Missa Dictes moy toutes vos pensées
Mouton: Salva nos
Cornysh: Ah Robin
Cornysh: Woefully arrayed
Cornysh: Magnificat

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://ignatius.nyc/cs-event/tallis-scholars/

Retreat | “Choose Life, That You May Live” (Dt. 30:19)
Time: Friday, April 24
Location: Jogues Retreat Center, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY (north of West Point).

Location: Jogues Retreat Center, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY (north of West Point).

The retreat will begin with dinner on Friday, and end with lunch on Sunday.

Sponsors: LGBT Catholics and Friends

Maximum 20 persons

Cost per person: $150

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

Organ Recital: Isabelle Demers
Time: Wednesday, May 06 at 7:00 pm
Location: Church

Concert organist Isabelle Demers started “Demers Fever” with her performance at the 2010 International Congress of Organ Builders – a fever that remains unabated to this day. Her recital program on May 6 will feature French composers, with J.S. Bach’s Komm, Heiliger Geist, BWV 651, Maurice Duruflé’s ethereal Veni Creator, Op. 4, and Louis Vierne’s monumental Sixth Symphony for Organ.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://ignatius.nyc/cs-event/organ-recital-isabelle-demers/

Verdi Requiem
Time: Wednesday, May 13 at 8:00 pm
Location: Church

Featuring
Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, conductor

We close our 31st season triumphantly with sensory overload in the form of Verdi’s Requiem, which is scored for four soloists, double choir, large orchestra, and offstage instrumental forces. At once consoling and utterly terrifying, this massive testament of spiritual gravitas premiered on May 22, 1874 at another San Marco, this one in Milan. It is fitting that this music will once again find a home within the grand Italian Baroque architecture of St. Ignatius Loyola.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://ignatius.nyc/cs-event/verdi-requiem/

Sing & Celebrate
Time: Sunday, May 17 at 3:00 pm
Location: Church

Featuring
St. Ignatius Loyola Children’s Choirs
Wallace Hall Choir and Orchestra
Canticum Sacrum
Maureen Haley, conductor
Michael Sheetz, conductor
Special musical guests

This spirit-filled concert celebrates our parish’s diverse and dynamic music ministry. Pop, country, gospel, and contemporary choral classical music will feature the talented members of our community, in a broad embrace of fellowship and art.