Update 3/17/2020 All Masses are Suspended, Plus More Info.
Effective Wednesday, March 18, all Masses are suspended in the Archdiocese. Perpetual Adoration is suspended and the chapel is closed. The church will be open for private prayer from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Please pray for us during these uncertain times.
In accordance with the statement from Archbishop Rodi, there will be minimal staff at St. Ignatius.
Please refrain from visiting the rectory but please feel free to call the church office for any reason. You should also call the office if you need to speak with a priest.
Update 3/16 Message From Fr. Shields
March 16, 2020
Each day, we pray the prayer which Jesus taught us, concluding with this petition: "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil" Certainly these words have special meaning for us now as we as a nation seek to address the challenge of COVID-19, the new virus threatening our population.
Here at St. Ignatius, we want to do our part to cooperate with measures designed to prevent the spread of this virus. As you know, our school will close on Wednesday, March 18, at 12 noon, and Mrs. Miller has sent out information to parents regarding plans for continued instruction during the term of this closure. As a parish, we are following the guidelines issued by Archbishop Rodi for the celebration of the liturgy. All masses will continue as regularly scheduled -please see our website for the protocol being followed for participation in mass. Please note also that the Archbishop has dispensed any Catholics who are concerned for their health from the obligation to attend mass on Sundays.
We have also reviewed all parish activities other than mass to determine which ones should be cancelled. While we do not wish to shut down parish life, we want to err on the side of caution, and avoid any gatherings which may endanger the health of the community. Following this letter is a list of parish meetings which will be cancelled, as well as those which will continue as scheduled.
During this national effort to prevent the spread of the corona virus, let us pray for our nation, and for people throughout the world, that we may be spared from suffering and death. Let us pray also for relief and aid for those suffering from the effects of the isolation and idleness resulting from the closures being observed. Each day at mass, we will continue to pray the Divine Praises, with the special intention of protection from the corona virus and all other diseases. I would ask that each parishioner also pray daily that perfect prayer our Lord bequeathed to us, concluding with the fervent petition that the Lord would deliver us from every evil.
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Bry Shields
St. Ignatius Meetings - Status and Cancellations
Canceled or Postponed Meetings
All Masses are suspended
Scheduled Confessions are suspended (Confessions by appointment only, call the office to set an appointment)
Men of St. Joseph, morning and evening
Daughters of Mary, morning and evening
Children's Liturgy of the Word
2:15 p.m. Stations of the Cross
Girls on the Run
All activities in the gym
Duc in Altum
All CYO Activities
Usher Meeting, March 19
Altar Server training, March 29
Loyola Club, April 1
Fish Fry, April 3
Food packing project, April 3
1st Communion retreat April 22
Lifesavers Rosary on Friday mornings
Religious Education Eucharistic Adoration and Confessions, March 22
Religious Ed Seder Supper, April 5.
Rosary after Mass
Stations of the Cross
Backpack Ministry will pack backpacks this week but will not meet again until school resumes.
Meetings that will continue
The church will be open for private prayer from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
All other campus activities are suspended.