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Confessions Prior to Christmas
In addition to Saturday December 18 from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. we will hold our Advent Day of Confessions on Tuesday December 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with at least 2 priests available at all times. We will also hear confessions on Thursday December 23 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please note that there are no confessions on Saturday December 25 or Saturday January 1.
St. Vincent de Paul Society Thank You!
Thank you for your generous support of the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Annual Collection (your donation is used to fund outreach throughout 2022), or also through your donations of Walmart gift cards to the St. Vincent de Paul (for Christmas outreach). Special St. Vincent de Paul envelopes for both the annual collection and Christmas outreach are in the foyer of the church, and donations may be mailed into the church or dropped off when the church is open for mass or for private prayer before December 31, 2021...or you can now also make both donations on-line through our SSVP link on the parish website under Outreach Ministries or at https://Canadahelps.org/en/dn/53987. Please provide name and address when donating more than $20 for purposes of tax receipting.
Christmas and New Year’s Masses: Please book via Eventbrite
We look forward to celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Masses with you, and because of our social distancing and limited seating in church and hall I invite you to register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/st-ignatius-loyola-church-miss-christmas-new-years-masses-202122-tickets-224057230207
Christmas, Holy Family, New Years, Epiphany Mass Schedule
Friday December 24 Christmas Eve Masses reserved via Eventbrite
3:00 pm., 4:30 p.m. (will be livestreamed), 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Saturday December 25 Christmas Day Masses reserved via Eventbrite
7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. (will be livestreamed), 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 Noon
Sunday December 26 Feast of the Holy Family Masses First Come First Seated
(No Need to book via Eventbrite)
Regular Sunday Schedule 7:45 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 Noon
Please note there is no anticipated mass at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday December 25
Friday December 31 and Saturday January 1 Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Masses reserved via Eventbrite (Day of Obligation in Canada)
Friday 5:00 pm., Saturday 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 Noon
(No 7:45 a.m. mass on January 1)
Sunday January 2 Solemnity of the Epiphany of our Lord First Come First Seated
(No Need to book via Eventbrite)
Regular Sunday Schedule 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and Noon
Please note there is no anticipated mass at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday January 1
Archdiocesan Survey on Synodality
Pope Francis has launched the Synod on Synodality: a two-year global process of listening to the faithful that will help the Church reflect on how we can do God’s will in the world today. The comments of the faithful will ultimately be discussed at a meeting of the bishops in the Vatican in 2023. You are encouraged to watch a video featuring Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, explaining the synod and inviting all Catholics to participate: https://bit.ly/SynodalityVideo .
To learn more about the Synod on Synodality and to share your thoughts, please visit: https://www.archtoronto.org/synodality.
Sacrament of Confirmation 2022
We already held our registration meetings for Confirmation 2022 and preparation classes begin the 2nd week of January, and so any Grade 7 students who missed the registration may visit our parish website home page under the Sacramental Preparation tab for the registration materials as well as information about our afterschool RCIC program (for students not in our parish schools). A final opportunity to register will take place in the church on Thursday January 6 with registration and meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. Any older youth or adults wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in May 2022 are asked to contact Fr. John as soon as possible.
ShareLife Final Results/Thank You!
Thank you all for your generous support of this year’s ShareLife campaign. We collected $243,600 exceeding our parish goal of $234,600. Special thanks to the parishioner who helped us to reach our goal by matching the last $9,000 of donations, which in turn was matched by a donor at the Archdiocesan level!
I am delighted to announce that Olga Calderon will be our new Parish Secretary/Receptionist and will start working with Carol Dewar in early January before Carol’s planned retirement later that month. Olga and her husband Jorge are parishioners, and Olga worked in our parish office as a weekend receptionist from 2016-2018 before accepting a position as Office Administrator at St. Mary’s Parish in Brampton, ON. Welcome back to our parish team Olga!
Weekend Parish Secretary/Receptionist Needed
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish is seeking a part-time Parish Secretary/Receptionist to work on weekends with pastor, other parish staff and parish volunteers to provide a welcoming environment to those who visit or contact our parish community, as well as being responsible to assist the parish secretary with duties relating to the parish office.
Those wishing to be considered should submit their resume and cover letter in MS Word or PDF format to Fr. Timothy K. Hanley, Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday December 31, 2021. We thank all applicants, however, only respondents selected for an interview will be contacted.
2022 Offertory Envelopes/Pre-Authorized Giving
Thank you for your continued support of our parish during these challenging times, especially through your use of offertory envelopes and/or Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG). Offertory envelopes for 2022 are now available in the parish hall and have been pre-assigned and sorted alphabetically by last name. Please observe social distancing in picking up your envelopes before or after mass.
Thank you for picking up your offertory envelopes as soon as possible!
If you are not currently registered in the parish and wish to use Offertory envelopes, please fill out the parish registration form on the table in the foyer and return it to the parish office and we will notify you when your new 2022 offertory envelopes are ready for pick up.
I thank those who are currently using the option of Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG) here at the parish and remind them to pick up a set of 2022 envelopes for the special collection envelopes are not part of PAG. To register for PAG please complete the forms located in each foyer of the church or the electronic version found here.
Livestream of Sunday 9:00 a.m. Mass
For those not comfortable or able to return to mass quite yet we continue to encourage you to view the livestream of our Sunday 9 a.m. Mass via our new parish website: https://stignatiusloyolami.archtoronto.org
Your Financial Support is Appreciated
Thank you once again for your generosity and support of our parish community and ShareLife as we return to church, especially by placing your envelope in the offertory basket before mass or mailing in your donations, or donating via Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG forms available through parish website) or by credit card, or single or monthly donations through the “Donate now” button at www.archtoronto.org or through our parish website www.stignatiusloyolami.archtoronto.org.