Upcoming Events

Christmas and New Year’s Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve | Tuesday, December 24th

4:00 PM Family Mass
Rev. Philip G. Judge, S.J., Presider      
Doors open at 3:15 PM                                
Prelude begins at 3:45 PM

6:00 PM Family Mass II
Rev. Michael P. Hilbert, S.J., Presider      
Doors open at 5:15 PM                                
Prelude begins at 5:45 PM

8:00 PM Vigil Mass
Rev. William J. Bergen, S.J., Presider            
Doors open at 7:30 PM                                
Prelude begins at 7:45 PM

Midnight Mass
Rev. Dennis J. Yesalonia, S.J., Presider              
Doors open at 10:45 PM                                          
Prelude begins at 11:15 PM


Christmas Day | Wednesday, December 25th

9:30 AM Mass
Rev. Damian A. O’Connell, S.J., Presider

11:00 AM Solemn Mass
Rev. Dennis J. Yesalonia, S.J., Presider


New Year’s Eve | Tuesday, December 31st
Masses at 8:30 AM in the Lady Chapel & 5:30 PM in the Church


New Year’s Day | Wednesday, January 1st
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
One Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM in the Church

Children’s Choir: 2019-2020 Schedule

Download the 2019-2020 Children’s Choir Schedule

SVdP Annual Toy Drive
Location: Parish House

Through Sunday, December 15th, please bring new, unwrapped toys or games for boys and girls between the ages of 6–12 to the Parish House.

Thank you for your generosity!

Christmas Angel Project

To benefit the Church of the Immaculate Conception (14th Street) and the Church of the Annunciation (Convent Avenue)

Through Sunday, December 15th, participants will be able to select up to three Angel cards from one of the tables that will be placed in the Narthex and Wallace Hall.

Cards will also be available at the Parish House while the supply lasts.

Gifts must be returned to the Parish House no later than Sunday, December 9th.

Welcoming the Divine Child
Time: Wednesday, December 04 at 7:00 pm

Within each of us is an inner child, a part that remains immature and unconsciously clings to past hurts and wounds. Our presentations and conversations will explore how we can allow the grace of Christ’s birth to heal and transform our hearts.

Sessions will include short presentations by Brian B. Pinter, Pastoral Associate, Q & A, prayer, and quiet time for reflection.

Annual Wallace Hall Christmas Pageant
Time: Sunday, December 15 at 12:00 pm
Location: Wallace Hall


We hope that your family will join us in this celebration of our Lord’s birth. There is a role for everyone!

To participate, visit https://www.stignatiusloyola.org/index.php/outreach/family_ministry/2019_wallace_hall_christmas_pageant_registration.

Two rehearsals are required:
Sunday, December 9th at noon in Wallace Hall &
Sunday, December 16th at 9:30 AM in Wallace Hall

Questions? Email Mary Jo Ward at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Star of Wonder – Annual Christmas Concert
Time: Sunday, December 15 at 3:00 pm
Location: Church

Christmas is our favorite time of year, when we accompany your holiday season with joy and tranquility in music old, new, and familiar.

In our most popular concert year after year, raise your voice with the Choirs and Orchestra in traditional carols and a thundering “Hallelujah Chorus” sing-along. Over 100 musicians deliver the heart-warming melodies of Christmas.

Tickets: $30–$78

For more information and tickets, visit https://ignatius.nyc/cs-event/star-of-wonder-december-15/

Parish Men’s Faith Group: Divine GPS
Time: Tuesday, December 17 at 7:00 pm
Location: Parish House

Our prayer and discussion will explore the opening genealogy of Matthew’s Gospel, a text that relates how God works through deeply flawed men (and some extraordinary women!) to bring about salvation, despite their many “wrong turns.”

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

Ignatian Social Justice
Time: Wednesday, December 18 at 7:00 pm
Location: Parish Lounge


Ignatian Social Justice is a ministry of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola made up of parishioners committed to:
(1) raising awareness of current Catholic social teaching; and
(2) advocating for social justice on timely and underappreciated issues.

The volunteer group embraces the responsibility to inform, engage, and mobilize parishioners to promote social justice in our local community. The ministry divides its time between advocacy and promoting awareness through a dialog with local leaders on social justice issues. The ministry is especially committed to pursuing issues and perspectives that would not otherwise be apparent to St. Ignatius parishioners.

All are welcome.

Star of Wonder – Annual Christmas Concert
Time: Sunday, December 22 at 3:00 pm
Location: Church

Christmas is our favorite time of year, when we accompany your holiday season with joy and tranquility in music old, new, and familiar.

In our most popular concert year after year, raise your voice with the Choirs and Orchestra in traditional carols and a thundering “Hallelujah Chorus” sing-along. Over 100 musicians deliver the heart-warming melodies of Christmas.

Tickets: $30–$78

For more information and tickets, visit https://ignatius.nyc/cs-event/star-of-wonder-december-22/

An Overview of Sacred Music: From Beginnings to Today
Time: Saturday, January 18 at 9:15 am
Location: Wallace Hall

Dr. Jennifer Pascual will present an overview of sacred music of the Church, including different styles and forms from the early beginnings of sacred music to the practices of today. The morning presentation will cover the early beginnings of sacred music up until Vatican II, touching on forms such as Gregorian Chant & Polyphony and briefly discussing sacred music through the major musical periods—Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods, including the Caecilian movement. Sacred musical works by men and women composers will be discussed and how they can be utilized in modern-day liturgies.

The afternoon presentation will cover sacred music as practiced today, church documents pertaining to sacred music, and styles and forms such as hymnody, contemporary music and ritual music.

The sign-in table will open at 8:00 AM and a Continental breakfast will be served. The program will commence at 9:15. The retreat will be followed by a prayer service from 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM.

To register, visit tinyurl.com/lme-winter-2020.

Yale Schola Cantorum: Christ is Born
Time: Saturday, January 25 at 2:00 pm
Location: Church

The astonishing Yale Schola Cantorum returns to the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola with a program to celebrate Epiphany.

Featuring works by Tallis, Poulenc, Howells, Bax, and Tavener.

Italy “Unplugged”
Time: Wednesday, February 26 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/

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/

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.