|St. Ignatius Loyola Parish
Pentecost Sunday - May 19
The Solemnity of Pentecost marks the end of the liturgical season of Easter. Jesus
fulfills His promise and the Holy Spirit descends upon the Apostles showering upon
them His seven gifts. Immediately, they depart and carry the Gospel message of
Christ's Paschal Victory to the "ends of the earth." As confirmed Catholic
Christians, we are called to do the same.
May I suggest two concrete ways to assist us in this mission:
1. Parents, continue to bring your children with you to Mass. It's such an inspiring
sight each week to see the wonder in the eyes of the little ones as they enter
Church. Please have the children take home a Special Children's Bulletin. You
will find them in the pamphlet racks within the Narthex. They contain many
exercises to help children understand the readings of that week.
2. Continue the custom of having Holy Water in your home. The Holy Water
provided by the Church is located near the baptismal font. Holy Water containers
are provided for easy access. In the home, bless your family members with the Holy
Water on birthdays, anniversaries, at bedtime, etc. It is a beautiful tradition.
The annual Parish Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 28th at Green Valley Country
Club with VIVA catering. We are seeking volunteers to assist with this year's Parish
Picnic. If you are interested in helping out this year under the guidance of James &
Christine Ruoss, please contact the Rectory at 610-678-3767.