Upcoming Events

Children’s Choir: Winter/Spring 2018 Schedule

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Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Location: Church

The church will be open for exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and private adoration.

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed at 6:00 PM. The church will be open for private adoration until shortly before 8:00 PM when the Blessed Sacrament will be reposed and the church will close.

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 Church of the Ascension.

The items requested each week are listed below

Week 1 (February 18–24)
pasta and tomato sauce

Week 2 (February 25–March 3)
rice and canned beans

Week 3 (March 4–10)
cereals and canned fruits

Week 4 (March 11–17)
tuna fish, canned vegetables

Week 4 (March 18–21)
soups and rice

Donations can be brought to the Parish House.

Thank you for remembering those in need this Lenten Season.

Meeting Christ in Prayer: Continuing the Journey Through Holy Listening
Location: Parish House

If you treasured the faith sharing experiences of Meeting Christ in Prayer and long to deepen your relationship with Christ by sharing your prayer experience with your brothers and sisters, you are invited to join either of two groups who will meet for four sessions of Holy Listening:

    Monday Evenings
  • April 9, 16, 23 & 30
  • 7:00 to 8:30 PM
  • Parish Lounge
    Tuesday Mornings
  • April 10, 17, 24 & May 1
  • 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Faber Lounge

Based on Resurrection readings, this program provides new opportunities for spiritual conversation.

For registration and information, contact Grace Gorman or Rosario Conde-Johanek at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Parish Men’s Faith Group: Forgiveness– Giving Up The Hope For a Better Past
Time: Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 pm
Location: Parish House

Forgiveness is an essential spiritual task of Christian discipleship, yet perhaps the most challenging. Our Christian tradition offers us much wisdom and many resources for undertaking this sacred work. Brian Pinter of Christ Church Methodist, will share his reflections on forgiveness and facilitate the discussion.

To RSVP, email Brian Pinter at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

SVdP Meeting
Time: Wednesday, March 21 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 Social Justice
Time: Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 pm
Location: Conference Room

All are welcome.

Lay Ministers’ Enrichment: Spring Program
Time: Saturday, March 24
Location: Wallace Hall

Saturday, March 24th from 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Wallace Hall.

The Evolving Role of the Laity in the Catholic Church
Fr. Michael Hilbert, S.J., Associate Pastor

Fr. Hilbert will present and explain the rights and obligations of Catholic lay women and men, the recent changes introduced by Pope Francis in the rules governing their participation in the life of the Church, and the expanded role of the laity in the future.

There will be two presentations—one doctrinal and one pastoral. Group activities, a question and answer session, and the opportunity for sharing will round out the day’s program.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided and the program will conclude with Mass.

To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/y7cjc2vk or call the Parish House at (212) 288-3588.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 21st.

Registration is required.

Informational Meeting: Young Neighbors in Action Service Trip
Time: Sunday, March 25 at 12:30 pm
Location: Wallace Hall/New Classroom

Parents and high school teens are invited to an informational meeting for our summer service trip with Young Neighbors in Action. Make your summer vacation one you will never forget!

Lunch will be provided.

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

Reconciliation Monday
Time: Monday, March 26
Location: Church

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available from 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

Many priests will be available for Confession.

Holy Thursday
Time: Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 pm
Location: Church

Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Presider: Rev. Michael P. Hilbert, S.J.

This Mass commemorates the Passover meal that Jesus shared with his apostles on the night before his death.  At that meal the Lord instituted the Eucharist for our continual nourishment and washed the feet of his disciples as a sign to us of the call to service and humility.

The church will be closed during the morning for set-up and rehearsal. During this time the Lady Chapel will remain open. The church will re-open from 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

The fonts will be emptied after the Holy Thursday liturgy and filled again at the end of the Easter Vigil Service. This is in preparation for the blessing of new water during the Easter Vigil.

The Three Hours Devotion
Time: Friday, March 30
Location: Church

Good Friday, March 30th, from Noon to 3:00 PM

The Seven Last Words of Christ

A traditional Christian devotion
commemorating our Savior’s death,
centered around the “seven last words”
spoken by Jesus from the cross.

1st Word: “Father, forgive them”
Sr. Maureen Colleary, FSP
RENEW International

2nd Word: “Today you will be with me in paradise” 
Rev. Paul Robert Sauer
Pastor, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Bronx
Assistant Professor of Religion, Concordia College

3rd Word: “Woman, behold your Son”
Sr. Margaret Ormond, O.P.
Dominican Academy, New York City
4th Word: “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” 
Mr. Brian Daley
Department of Theology
Loyola School
5th Word: “I thirst”
Rev. Rebekah Hutto
Associate Minister of Christian Education & Discipleship Brick Presbyterian Church, New York City

6th Word: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”   
Rev. Brett McLaughlin, S.J.
Assistant Pastor
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
7th Word: “It is finished”
Rev. Jim Salladin
Rector, Emmanuel Anglican Church, New York City

Participating Musicians and Choirs

K. Scott Warren, Robert Reuter, Michael Sheetz, Philip Anderson

Members of the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola
Canticum Sacrum   Parish Community Choir   Wallace Hall Choir

St. Ignatius Loyola Children’s Choirs, Maureen Haley, Director

with Omega Dance Company

The Church will be closed until 11:30 AM on Friday morning as it is prepared for the Three Hours Devotion. During this time the Lady Chapel will remain open.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered immediately following the Three Hours Devotion in the church.

Easter Vigil
Time: Saturday, March 31 at 8:00 pm
Location: Church

Rev. Dennis J. Yesalonia, S.J., Presider

The Easter Vigil begins at 8:00 PM. The doors will open at 7:30 PM.

The Easter Vigil liturgy is the most beautiful liturgy in the Roman Catholic Church.

Celebrated on Holy Saturday after sunset, the Vigil Mass is regarded as the most important Mass of the liturgical year. It is replete with ancient and dramatic features that are unique to this worship service. Adults who have never been baptized are baptized at this liturgy. Baptized Christians of other denominations are received into the Church through the sacraments of Confirmation and first Eucharist. Baptized Roman Catholics who have never had religious instruction are confirmed and receive their first Eucharist. 

Because it is so rich with detail, the Vigil Mass usually lasts about three hours. 

Because the Vigil begins in complete darkness, no latecomers will be admitted into the Church until the end of the “Exultet.” Please be on time.

Easter Sunday
Time: Sunday, April 01
Location: Church

Mass times on Easter Sunday:
7:30 AM - Organ/Cantor
9:00 AM - Organ/Cantor
10:30 AM - Organ/Cantor/Choirs/Brass
10:30 AM (Wallace Hall Family Mass) - Piano/Choirs
Noon (Solemn Mass) - Organ/Cantor/Choirs/Brass

Please note: There will be no 7:30 PM Mass on Easter Sunday.

J.S. Bach: Visions of Eternity
Time: Wednesday, April 04 at 8:00 pm
Location: Church

Timed to celebrate the unique genius of J.S. Bach on his birthday, this program of chorales, motets and arias portrays the complex emotions of a person approaching death, from world weariness to the joyful anticipation of being united at last with God.

Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, conductor
Andrew Henderson, organ

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Overture, Orchestral Suite No. 1, BWV 1066
Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229
Chorale-Prelude “Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin,” BWV 616
Aria: Ich habe genug (Ich habe genug, BWV 82)
O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht, BWV 118
Aria: Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde, BWV 53 (attrib. J.S. Bach)
Chor: Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen (Weihnachts-Oratorium, Teil V, BWV 248)
Prelude and Fugue in A Major BWV 536
Sanctus in D, BWV 238
Air, Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068
Aria: Hochgelobter Gottessohn (Bleib bei uns, den es will Abend werden, BWV 6)
Chorale: Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147)
Aria: Mache dich, mein Herze, rein (Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244)
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225

Tickets: $25.00 - $80.00

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.showclix.com/event/js-bach-visions-of-eternity

Easter Memorial Liturgy
Time: Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 pm
Location: Church

Our annual liturgy to remember deceased parishioners and/or their family members who died during 2017.

RSVP by Saturday, April 7th to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call the Parish House at 212-288-3588 and leave a message for Fr. Feely.

You are invited to submit the names of deceased loved ones by no later than Friday, April 6th.

N.P. Mander Organ Recital: David Higgs
Time: Sunday, April 15 at 3:00 pm
Location: Church

The magnificent pipe organ at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola—at 5,000 pipes, 30 tons, 45 feet high, with 55,000 parts, four keyboards, 5,000 pipes and 68 different stops—is the largest tracker-action pipe organ in the New York metropolitan area. At a cost of $1.25 million in 1992, its creation by the English organ builder N.P. Mander involved a year of planning and construction in England, and a five-month on-site installation at St. Ignatius Loyola. The N.P. Mander Organ debuted to an audience of 1,800 with a recital by organist David Higgs on April 27, 1993.

One of America’s leading concert organists, David Higgs is also Chair of the Organ Department at the Eastman School of Music. He performs extensively throughout the United States and abroad, and has inaugurated many important new instruments including St. Stephan’s Cathedral, Vienna; the Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas; St. Albans Cathedral, England; St. Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, Ireland; and the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City. His performances with numerous ensembles have included the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Orpheus Ensemble, Chanticleer, and the Empire Brass. For more than twenty years the San Francisco Symphony featured his holiday organ recitals at Davies Symphony Hall, and now the Los Angeles Philharmonic/Hollywood Bowl continues that tradition each year at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Tickets: $25

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.showclix.com/event/organ-recital-david-higgs

Backstage Guided Tour of the Metropolitan Opera House
Time: Monday, April 16 at 2:30 pm
Location: Metropolitan Opera House

To coincide with the April Book Selection, Bel Canto by Ann Patchett, we will have the opportunity to tour the backstage of the Metropolitan Opera House.

Cost of the Tour: $20/person (Pre-paid reservations only)

Send a check (payable to “Church of St. Ignatius Loyola”, with the memo line note “Opera Tour”) to:
More Than A Book Club, c/o St. Ignatius Loyola,
980 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Checks must be received by Monday, April 9th.

Registrants will meet in the lobby of the Metropolitan Opera House at 2:30 PM. Please enter the lobby by the south side entrance (opposite the Box Office). The tour will start at 2:45 PM.

To view information on the Thursday, April 19th book discussion, click here.

More Than A Book Club - April Selection Book Discussion
Time: Thursday, April 19 at 2:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room

April Book Selection: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Based on the Japanese embassy hostage crisis of 1996–1997 in Lima, Peru, the novel follows the relationships among a group of young terrorists and their hostages, who are mostly high-profile executives and politicians, over several months.

Bel Canto is available for purchase from most book retailers, including Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

To register for the April 19th book discussion, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For more information on the April 16th backstage guided tour of the Metropolitan Opera House, click here.

Chanticleer: Upon this Rock
Time: Thursday, April 26 at 8:00 pm
Location: Church

Transcendent prayers of thanksgiving and consolation, psalms of happiness and paeans of praise, music has comforted and confounded saints and sinners alike for as long as spirituality and music have gone together. Chanticleer’s UPON THIS ROCK features works by Dufay, Poulenc, Weelkes Morley, Cornelius, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Titov, and Cui, as well as the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner John Harbison’s first composition for Chanticleer.

Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer celebrates its 40th season in 2017-18. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for their “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition.

Tickets: $35.00 - $90.00

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.showclix.com/event/chanticleer-upon-this-rock

Poulenc Gloria & Organ Concerto
Time: Wednesday, May 23 at 8:00 pm
Location: Church

Francis Poulenc (1888-1963)
Mass in G Major, FP 89
Concerto for organ, strings and timpani, FP 93
Gloria, FP 177

Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, conductor
Renée Anne Louprette, organ
Wendy Baker, soprano

Tickets: $25.00 - $80.00

For more information and to purchase tickets, https://www.showclix.com/event/poulenc-gloria-and-organ-concerto

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