Upcoming Events

Children’s Choir: Winter-Spring 2017 Schedule

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Meeting Christ in Prayer
Location: Parish House


Spring Dates
• Tuesday Mornings, February 7th – March 29th*, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
• Wednesday Evenings, February 8th – March 29th*, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

*Note: Both sessions will conclude at the evening meeting on Wednesday, March 29th. 

MEETING CHRIST IN PRAYER is an interactive 8-week guided prayer experience for small groups. Based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, it introduces participants to various ways of praying and provides an opportunity to support one another through faith sharing..

Who can participate? 
Meeting Christ in Prayer is suitable for:
• People with little or no experience in praying
• People who are hungry for a deeper spiritual life
• People seeking spiritual renewal or a deeper experience of their faith
• People looking to form regular prayer habits or try new ways of praying
• People who desire the support of others
• People who want to become aware of God’s presence in their daily lives

What does it offer?
• The program combines 8 weekly small group meetings with daily prayer and reflection exercises.
• The weekly meetings are 90 minutes long and include group prayer, guided meditation, sharing and reflection, and an orientation to prayer techniques and to the next week’s Bible passages.
• The daily prayer involves a brief prayer in the morning and evening and a period of personal prayer of 20 to 30 minutes length at a time you choose during the day.

What is your commitment?
• Consistent participation in the meetings, only missing a meeting in the case of dire emergency.
• Commitment to the daily prayer program.
• The cost of the program is a sliding scale of $30-$50 and covers all materials. Scholarships are available.

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

SVdP Meeting
Time: Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 pm
Location: Conference Room

Regularly scheduled meetings combine spiritual readings and reflections with the plans for the projects and programs we offer.

We always welcome new members. We meet every other Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM at the Parish House. Come join us!

Ignatian Spirituality: The Role of Desire in Prayer and Daily Life
Time: Saturday, January 28
Location: Wallace Hall.

Saturday, January 28th from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM in Wallace Hall

“Only by attending to our desires are we able to encounter our deepest self, the image of God within us.”

Presenter 
Sr. Karen Doyle, SSJ
Co-director, Spiritual Direction Training Program, Center for Ignatian Spirituality, Fairfield University

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. All are welcome.

Register online at http://tinyurl.com/January2017LME

IGNITE! Teen Ministry
Time: Saturday, January 28 at 6:30 pm
Location: Parish Lounge

Ignite is a Catholic community of high school students rooted in the Ignatian way of prayer, service, and community. We meet twice a month on Saturdays from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

All are welcome to come and check us out.

To register, visit https://goo.gl/forms/fUpawgmEXNRGJjc53

SVdP Blood Drive
Time: Sunday, January 29 at 9:00 am
Location: McKinnon Hall

HOURS: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

The New York Blood Center requires 2,000 donations daily to meet the transfusion needs of our community. Your donation may enable a premature baby to live,a burn victim to recover, a cancer patient to be treated, or an accident victim to survive.

To register:
Online – http://www.nybloodcenter.org/blood
Telephone – (800) 933-2566

Please reference Group Code 06239 when registering.

Walk-ins are also welcome.

A photo or signature ID is required.

Please drink plenty of fluids and eat a well-balanced meal before giving blood.

Detailed information about donating can be found on flyers in the Narthex.

Feeding Our Neighbors: Archdiocesan-Wide Food Drive
Time: Sunday, January 29


The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola will be participating in the food drive from Sunday, January 29th through Sunday, February 5th

Please bring donations of non-perishable foods to the Parish House.

All items are greatly appreciated, but of special need are rice, canned vegetables, pasta, tomato sauce, and canned tuna.
Please see the bulletin for a full listing of suggested donations.

Donations will go to the Community Pantry at the Church of St. Gregory the Great on West 90th Street.

Every item counts!

Thank you for your generosity.

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir - Music of Arvo Pärt
Time: Wednesday, February 01 at 7:00 pm
Location: Church

The leading proponent of Arvo Pärt’s music in the world, The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir has won two Grammy awards for recordings of Pärt’s works. Arvo Pärt is the most performed living composer in the world today. People of all religious faiths—and of none—find his music riveting and spiritually stirring.

Co-presented with the Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir’s Seminary.

Tickets: $35-$85
To purchase tickets,
visit https://www.showclix.com/event/estonian-choir-arvo-part

Emmaus Bereavement Support Group
Time: Tuesday, February 07
Location: Parish Lounge

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.

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.

SVdP Meeting
Time: Wednesday, February 08 at 7:00 pm
Location: Conference Room

Regularly scheduled meetings combine spiritual readings and reflections with the plans for the projects and programs we offer. We always welcome new members.

We meet every other Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM at the Parish House. Come join us!

IGNITE! Teen Ministry
Time: Saturday, February 11 at 6:30 pm
Location: Parish Lounge

Ignite is a Catholic community of high school students rooted in the Ignatian way of prayer, service, and community. We meet twice a month on Saturdays from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

All are welcome to come and check us out.

To register, visit https://goo.gl/forms/fUpawgmEXNRGJjc53

What Are We Doing on Earth for Christ’s Sake?
Time: Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 pm
Location: Wallace Hall

Bestselling author Fr. Richard Leonard, S.J., will discuss his book What Are We Doing On Earth for Christ’s Sake?, which invites Christians to revisit their faith in the midst of the contemporary world and its challenges.

Rather than ignoring the world around us or creating one that is removed from reality, Fr. Leonard encourages the need for honest dialogue, stresses the importance of religious experience but, most importantly, urges the practice of genuine actions for Christ’s sake.

Sunday Social
Time: Sunday, February 19 at 8:29 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)”

Upon this handful of earth - World Premiere Opera
Time: Friday, February 24 at 7:00 pm
Location: Church

In honor of the publication of “Laudato Si,” Pope Francis’ recent encyclical about the environment, SMSS and The New York Opera Society (NYOS) have commissioned a new chamber opera from renowned Norwegian composer Gisle Kverndokk and librettist Aksel-Otto Bull based on the writings of Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Inspired by and featuring Teilhard’s “Mass on the World,” Kverndokk’s opera tells the stories of people whose lives have been irrevocably altered by environmental catastrophes: Chernobyl, the tsunamis, pollution and climate change. The work offers a hopeful, empowering meditation on the way forward from the human and environmental toll of these events.

Featuring
K. Scott Warren, conductor

Shannon DeVine, The Priest
Nadia Petrella, soprano The Young Woman
John Tiranno, tenor The Young Man
Sara Murphy, mezzo-soprano The Wife
Kenneth Overton, baritone The Businessman
Sarah Hawkey, soprano The Child

Choir and Children’s Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola
New York Opera Society Orchestra

Tickets: $25-$80
To purchase tickets, visit https://www.showclix.com/event/divine-cosmos-world-premiere-opera

Sunday Social
Time: Sunday, March 05 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 20s and 30s. 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)

Sunday Social
Time: Sunday, March 19 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 20s and 30s. 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)”

Gratitude, An Ignatian Virtue—Weekend Retreat
Time: Friday, April 28
Location: Jogue's Retreat House, Cornwall, NY

Friday, April 28th to Sunday, April 30th

St. Ignatius once wrote, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues; it is the source of all virtue.” “I will consider how all good things and gifts descend from above,” he writes in the Fourth Week of the Spiritual Exercises, “from the Supreme and Infinite Power above…just as the rays come down from the sun.”

This retreat will be led by Fr. Michael Hilbert, S.J. Using a variety of prayer forms and practices, we will reflect on and give thanks for God’s gifts to us (life, family, friends, faith, church, eternal life), appreciate the limitless quality of God’s love in our past, present and future and learn how to discover and be grateful for the graces and blessings in all things in our lives.

There will be time for private prayer and reflection and small group faith sharing. The retreat offers a time to pray together, learn together, get to know other parishioners, and deepen the faith commitment of the St. Ignatius community.

Cost: $90
To register, please click here.

If you have any questions, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)