Upcoming Events

Ash Wednesday
Time: Wednesday, February 10
Location: Church

Masses at 8:30AM, 12:10PM, 5:30PM (organ/cantor), and 7:30PM (organ/cantor/choirs). Ashes are distributed during the Mass, just after the homily.

During the Season of Lent, the Church urges the Faithful to reflect a spirit of penance in their daily life through performing acts of fast and abstinence.

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence.

Fridays in Lent are days of abstinence.

Fasting requires that only one full meal be taken per day. Two other smaller meals may be taken during the day to maintain physical strength, but these two meals together should not equal a full meal in quantity. Fasting obliges all those who have reached the age of 18 and continues to oblige until age 59. Those not specifically obliged to fast are encouraged to join in the discipline of fasting to the extent that they are able.

Abstinence prohibits individuals from eating meat on a particular day. Abstinence obliges all those who have reached the age of 14 and continues to oblige throughout their entire life. Those not specifically obliged to abstain from eating meat are encouraged to join in this discipline to the extent that they are able.

Lenten Food Drive
Location: Parish House

It is estimated that 1.5 million New Yorkers rely on soup kitchens and food pantries. Food insecurity is an on-going struggle for many families and individuals.

Throughout Lent, SVdP will be accepting donations of food for the Community Pantry at the Church of St. Gregory the Great.

The items requested each week are listed below

Week 1 (February 14th – 20th)
rice and beans

Week 2 (February 21st – 27th)
canned vegetables, canned stews and hash

Week 3 (February 28th – March 5th)
pasta and tomato sauce

Week 4 (March 6th – 12th)
tuna fish and soups, Chef Boyardee meals

Week 5 (March 13th – 16th)
cereals (oatmeal), canned fruits

Donations can be brought to the Parish House.

Thank you for remembering those in need this Lenten Season.

Emmaus Bereavement Support Group
Time: Tuesday, February 16
Location: Parish Lounge

February 9th, from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM.

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 experienced facilitators. Registration is required.

For information and/or to register, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or leave your name and phone number at the Parish House.

Jesus: His Life and Message
Time: Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 pm
Location: New Classroom – Wallace Hall (Rear)

Our presentation and discussions will explore the ministry and message of Jesus in light of current biblical scholarship.

Topics to be considered will include Jesus’ early years, the influence of John the Baptist on Jesus, Jesus as both prophet and wisdom teacher, his teaching on the Kingdom of God, his parables and miracles, and the challenges which Jesus presents to the churches today. 
About the Presenter:
Brian Pinter is the former Chaplain and Teacher of Theology at Regis High School. He is currently the Education Associate and Bible scholar-in-residence at Christ Church United Methodist. Mr. Pinter holds degrees in theology and religion from St. Joseph’s and Fordham Universities.

Space is limited. Early registration is recommended.

To register, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Celebration of the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
Time: Saturday, February 20 at 12:10 pm
Location: Church

his liturgy is designed so that the community can support those members who face the suffering of illness or aging. 

All those who are chronically or acutely ill, elderly, disabled, facing surgery, or who are afflicted with any other condition of physical, mental, or spiritual suffering are invited to participate.

All parishioners are invited to attend.

The Ignatian Way Lenten Dinner
Time: Saturday, February 20
Location: Wallace Hall

Won’t you join us as we begin the Lenten Season by sharing a meal and reflecting on the road we will travel together this Lent?

Dinner will consist of meatless lasagna, salad, and beverages.

Can you contribute a dessert?
A limited number will be accepted. Please let us know when you RSVP.

To RSVP, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call the Parish House at (212) 288-3588 by Wednesday, February 17th.

Space is limited.

Organ Recital: K. Scott Warren
Time: Sunday, February 21 at 3:00 pm
Location: Church

Join Director of Music Ministries K. Scott Warren for an afternoon of music.

The N.P. Mander organ—at 5,000 pipes, 30 tons and 45 feet high—is the largest tracker-action pipe organ in the New York metropolitan area. This massive, kingly instrument bellows beneath the massive vaults at St. Ignatius Loyola. All N.P. Mander Organ Recitals feature large-screen projection, offering the audience a rare view of the organist at work.

Tickets: $20
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Ignatian Young Adult Lenten Reflection Group
Location: Parish Lounge

A reflection group for young adults in their 20’s and 30’s who can commit to regularly attending to share experiences about our relationship with God and gratefully and openly listen to one another. We will be reflecting on Lent with the Saints: Daily Reflections by Fr. Greg Friedman, O.F.M.

The group will meet each Sunday during Lent (February 21 - March 13) at 6:00 PM in Hoefner Lounge.

If you are interested in participating, visit http://goo.gl/forms/IjfkvZbIPT by Sunday, February 14th.

Copies of the book can be purchased on Amazon.com. Please bring the book to the first meeting.

Sunday Social
Time: Sunday, February 21 at 8:30 pm
Location: Wallace Hall

The Sunday Socials take place generally twice a month. They are held in Wallace Hall at 8:30 PM, following the 7:30 PM Mass.

They are hosted by the Ignatian Young Adults for those in their 20’s and 30’s. We look forward to seeing you there!

To receive updates on IYA events and other opportunities, you can follow us on Facebook at “Ignatian Young Adults (NYC)”

The Jesuits and the Popes: A Historical Sketch of Their Relationship — Good Times and Bad Times
Time: Monday, February 22 at 7:00 pm
Location: Wallace Hall

The Jesuits have had close relationships with the papacy from the earliest days until now with the pontificate of Pope Francis. Those relationships have taken many forms, not all of them happy. Fr. John O’Malley, S.J., will speak about his new book on the subject,
The Jesuits and the Popes, to be published in the fall.

About the Presenter
Rev. John O’Malley, S.J., is University Professor in the Theology Department at Georgetown University and author of The First Jesuits,
What Happened at Vatican II,
and The Jesuits: A History from Ignatius to the Present.

Seniors Winter Luncheon
Time: Saturday, February 27 at 1:00 pm
Location: Wallace Hall

Seniors of the parish and neighboring community are invited to attend.

To RSVP, call the Parish House at (212) 288-3588 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with your full name by Monday, February 22nd.

Celebrating the Spiritual Gifts and Tasks of Those 55+
Time: Monday, February 29 at 10:00 am
Location: Meeting Room

Those who are 55+, our Elder Sages, bring distinctive gifts to the world — wisdom, perspective, compassion, and an embracive way of being. 

Our series will provide an opportunity for those 55+ to explore the spiritual tasks of this stage of life and how we can share our wisdom with upcoming generations. 

Our gatherings will focus on a renewed vision of this stage for the 21st century Church, contemplative practices for Elder Sages, forgiveness, and a spirituality for the later years of life. Meetings will also offer opportunity for prayer and small group sharing.

Register at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 212-288-3588.

Registration is required.

Choral Concert: Passion – Stabat Mater
Time: Thursday, March 17 at 7:00 pm
Location: Church

Ohio native Frank Ferko’s stunning, emotionally gripping Stabat Mater for unaccompanied choir and soprano soloist graces our PASSION concert, held annually just before Palm Sunday. The New York City premiere of William Culverhouse’s poignant Requiem for choir and harp forms the beginning of this Lenten journey.

Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, music director
Victoria Drake, harp

FERKO Stabat Mater

Tickets: $25-80
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What Next? Retreat
Time: Friday, April 15
Location: Mariandale Retreat Center

• Explore the transitions that define who we are
• Take time away to reflect with other Catholic young adults
• Consider how faith can carry you through these transitions

Join young adults in their 20’s and 30’s in exploring the transitions of life through the lens of the Paschal Mystery. Learn how Ignatian spirituality and the Jesuit way can help you make better decisions and deepen your relationship with God. Reconnect with a vibrant community of young adults to nurture your faith.

For more information and to register visit http://www.charis.nyc or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 

Cost: $260/person ($235/person before February 14th)
Registration fees are non-refundable after April 1. Cancellations made through April 1 will receive a 50% refund.

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