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News & Announcements
Summer Mass Schedule Changes
Our summer Daily Mass Schedule runs through Friday, September 4th.
During this time the 12:10 PM Daily Mass is discontinued, and both the 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM Masses are celebrated in the Lady Chapel.
Music: Nancianne Parrella to Retire
Dear Parish Family,
You may know that our beloved Associate Organist, Nancianne Parrella, has been on medical leave for the last six months. I’m happy to report that she is doing well, and you will be pleased to know that her beautiful playing will grace our Masses this weekend.
However, it is with a heavy heart that I relay to you that after intensive consultation with her family, Nancianne has decided to retire from her position here at St. Ignatius effective July 31, 2015. Three factors play into this decision: First, Nanci resides full-time in Cincinnati, in close proximity to one of her daughters, and has been flying in every weekend to be with us. The physical demands of travel on that scale are obvious. She will be able to spend less time on airplanes, and more time with her family. Second, Nanci has had two major surgeries in the last few months, and although her recovery has gone quite well, she is cognizant of the difficulty of maintaining her current schedule. Finally, the generosity of the Archdiocese has made it possible for her to retire with a good measure of security, and I am personally grateful on her behalf.
Nanci’s career is by no means over. She will be in New York City several times over the coming season playing concerts and recitals, one of which will be a recital she and I will share next spring. There is also a rich and vibrant musical scene in Cincinnati to which she will be able to lend her considerable wisdom and experience.
This fall (date TBD) we will gather to celebrate her 22 years at St. Ignatius, her appointment as our Organist Emeritus, and a milestone birthday (I’ll leave it to her to tell you which one!). I’ll keep you in the loop!
— K. Scott Warren, Director of Music Ministries
Papal Encyclical on Ecology 2015: Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home
On Thursday, June 18th, Pope Francis released his encyclical on ecology, addressed to “every person on the planet.”
Opening with the words “Laudato Si, mi’ Signore” (“Praise be to you, my Lord”) from St. Francis of Assisi’s The Canticle of Brother Sun, this encyclical calls for the acknowledgement of the pressing environmental challenges the world faces and to join him in setting forth on a new course of action that embraces our collective responsibility to care for and protect God’s creation.
Click here to read Pope Francis’ encyclical.