Mother’s Day Diaper Drive

St. Ignatius Mother’s Day Service Project April 26th – May 12th 2B Choices for Women Baby Items & Diaper Drive St. Ignatius is collecting baby items for 2B Choices for Women for a few weeks leading up to Mother’s Day. 2B needs diapers (newborn to size 4), baby clothes (preemie...

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Saint of the Month: Servant of God Emil Kapaun

Servant of God Emil Kapaun was a priest, chaplain, prisoner of war, and a war hero. Emil was born to Czech immigrants Enos and Elizabeth Kapaun in 1916 in the farming town of Pilsen, Kansas. They were a devout Catholic family, and Emil and his brother learned their prayers in...

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Wisdom of the Saints about the Sacraments (part 2)

“[Christ] is in the Father by reason of His divine nature, we are in Him by reason of His human birth, and He is in us through the mystery of the sacraments.” St. Hilary of Poitiers (4th century, Doctor of the Church) “When Adam sleeps, Eve is formed from his...

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Perpetual Adoration: April 26th Update

Thanks to all who have signed up for a weekly adoration hour! We are excited to announce that in only six weeks since beginning sign-ups, Mobile area Catholics already have an adoration calendar that is over half full for the proposed Chapel on the grounds of St. Ignatius!!! What a...

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“And the Two Shall Become One Flesh”

Fr. Bry Shields, Pastor Marriage is a mission! Every husband and wife have a mission in the world: to have an exclusive and permanent love for each other and to bring forth children and nurture them in the most basic and indispensable setting — the family. Christians share not only...

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Spring School Update from Mrs. Miller

Mrs. Tori Miller, School Principal The bleakness of the winter has come and gone and Spring is in the air on the campus of St. Ignatius Catholic School. Students are presently taking the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) standardized testing in grades 2-8.  These test results are used as...

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Wisdom of the Saints about the Cross (part 3)

“We proclaim the Crucified and the devils quake. So don’t be ashamed of the cross of Christ. Openly seal it on your forehead that the devils may behold the royal sign and flee trembling far away. Make the sign of the cross when you eat or drink, when you sit,...

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Saint of the Month: St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen

St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen was a lawyer, a religious order priest, a missionary, and a martyr for the Catholic Faith during the Counter-Reformation. Mark Rey was born in 1577 at Sigmaringen, Prussia, located in modern-day southwestern Germany. His father, Johannes, was burgomaster, the position roughly the equivalent to mayor. Mark...

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Wisdom of the Saints about spiritual warfare (part 3)

“God has desired that in spiritual combat we might fight rather with prayers than with our own strength.” St. Augustine of Hippo (4th-5th centuries, Doctor of the Church) “When a prayer, like a ray of the sun, arises from our tongue and comes forth from our mouth, our mind is...

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