Upcoming Events

A Virtual Training Event: Learn to Survey and Care for Our Urban Street Trees
Time: Wednesday, September 16
Location: Online

TREES MAKE OUR CITY SO MUCH MORE LIVABLE! They remove air pollutants that can trigger respiratory illnesses, reduce stormwater run-off, cool us during the summer, and provide shelter and food for birds and other wildlife. Especially important now, they also offset climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions that cause warming.

Each year, new street trees requested by residents are planted at eligible locations within the City-owned public right-of-way.

Training Sessions
PART 1: Forester’s Overview - Wednesday, September 16, 2020 • 7:00 – 7:45 PM
PART 2: Street Tree Mapping - Wednesday, September 23, 2020 • 7:00 – 7:45 PM

In these two 45-minute training webinars you will learn:
 The tree species planted and the work of NYC foresters
 Why we plant and need to protect our trees
 How to survey our trees for storm damage, disease, and pests
 Rules of Thumb for careful reporting, care, and maintenance
 Using the Tree Mapping Tool and becoming a Super Steward

After attending the trainings, all are encouraged to survey the trees in your neighborhood in a small team with family members or friends. Students and scouts who complete the 2-part training and conduct a survey can earn:
 Community Service Credits
 Merit Badge Credits for scouts in Forestry or Sustainability

All welcome to join this event!

To Register, please send an email to Terry at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
Subject: Street Trees

Questions? Call Terry at (917) 916-1496

Organized by The Scouts of Blessed Sacrament Parish & the Care for Creation Ministry

Catholic Social Teaching and the Common Good
Time: Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 pm
Location: Zoom

Our presentations and discussions, facilitated by Pastoral Associate Brian Pinter, will explore how the resources of the Catholic moral, spiritual, and theological tradition can guide us toward working for the common good in this time of crisis and division. Meetings will take place on Zoom.

UPCOMING MEETING DATES: Thursdays, September 17th, October 1st, 8th, and 15th

For more information and to receive the Zoom link, email Brian Pinter at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Livestream Concert: The Vierne Project: Honoring Louis Vierne’s Sesquicentennial
Time: Sunday, September 20 at 3:00 pm
Location: Facebook Live

For The Vierne Project, organist Eric Plutz will perform the complete organ symphonies of Louis Vierne, honoring the Sesquicentennial of the composer’s birth.

Eric Plutz is University Organist at Princeton University, where his responsibilities include playing for weekly services at the Chapel, Academic Ceremonies, and solo concerts, as well as accompanying the Chapel Choir in services and concerts.

For more information, click here.

Emmaus Bereavement Support Group
Time: Wednesday, September 23
Location: 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 an experienced facilitator.

To register, email the Emmaus Bereavement Support Group at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call the Parish House at (212) 288-3588 and leave your name and telephone number with the receptionist.

Panel Discussion | Our Stories: Being Black, LGBT and Catholic
Time: Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 pm
Location: Wallace Hall & Zoom

Four members of the Church of St. Charles Borromeo in East Harlem on 141st Street will share their personal stories of being Black LGBT Catholics.
If you have been wondering how you could become actively anti-racist and more aware of the issues raised by Black Lives Matter, this panel is for you.
Come hear about the real lived experiences of your brothers and sisters of color. All are most welcome.

You can take part either in-person in Wallace Hall (registration required) or through Zoom.

To register for the in-person event, please click here. Please note: Seating in Wallace Hall is limited to no more than 50 people and masks are required.

To join the event on Zoom, please click here.

Friends of the Poor | Virtual Walk
Time: Saturday, September 26
Location: Virtual

Join St. Ignatius’ St. Lawrence O’Toole conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for this year’s virtual Friends of the Poor Walk on Saturday, September 26th.

To join in this virtual walk, visit https://www.fopwalk.org/walkerregistration/?teamid=2632&teamname=Saint%20Lawrence%20O%20Toole%20Conference&eventid=2487

Note: Please choose St. Lawrence O’Toole (at Saint Ignatius Loyola Parish) as the Beneficiary.

Generational Healing | Brian Pinter
Time: Monday, September 28 at 7:00 pm
Location: Zoom

Our faith tradition teaches us to honor our parents, yet for many, this can be complicated by a difficult family history. Through cooperation with God’s transforming grace, we can break cycles of dysfunctional family behavioral patterns. Our discussion will explore ways we can undertake generational healing.
Brian B. Pinter, Pastoral Associate, will facilitate.  

Presented by Boomers & Beyond.

Direct link to the Zoom session: Link

Meeting Christ in Prayer
Time: Tuesday, September 29
Location: Zoom

Morning Sessions
Tuesdays, September 29th – November 18th, from 9:30 – 11:00 AM

Evening Sessions
Wednesdays, September 30th – November 18th, from 7:00 – 8:30 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 on Zoom.

In the words of our retreatants:

“For me, Meeting Christ in Prayer has allowed me to be open to Christ’s presence in my life, and recognize His joy in my soul with constancy, even when my mind or heart may feel in conflict with this state.”

“Even after several years of studying the Bible I was able to uncover new layers to readings I had read several times. Meditating on these familiar readings also brought the scenes to life in a new and exciting way whenever I encountered them in a Mass or while praying “

“Meeting Christ in Prayer has created a stillness inside myself that allows me to hear His whisper, and feel His embrace, which supports me to manifest without hesitation that which He has woven into the tapestry of life around me. “

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 and receive the Zoom link, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). The deadline is Sunday, September 27th.

SVdP Meeting: Zoom
Time: Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 pm
Location: On Zoom

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been an active ministry at Saint Ignatius Loyola since 1865. SVdP has continued serving our neighbors in need through several wars, the Great Depression, and the September 11th attacks. In the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown, we have continued our mission to serve those in need.

Our meetings begin with a prayer and spiritual reflection, followed by an agenda of items geared toward service toward the Poor. We also build and grow in friendship by sharing updates and happenings in our lives. Please consider joining us as we serve our neighbors in need.

SVdP meets biweekly (year-round) on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM via Zoom. Meeting attendees can choose to participate online via smartphone/computer or via telephone.

Please e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for login information.

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