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June 23, 2019


If you are visiting or new to Saint Ignatius, we hope that you will feel welcome and at home. Please join us after Mass for Coffee Hour downstairs in the Parish Hall, and, if you will, fill out a visitor’s/newcomer’s card so that we can keep in touch.

The Children’s Playroom is located just adjacent to the Parish Hall downstairs; please ask an usher to show you where to go. We have professional child care available and parents are welcome to come and go throughout the service.

A note about Holy Communion: The Episcopal Church teaches that all baptised persons are welcome to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Communion is offered in both kinds. If you wish to intinct the wafer into the wine, please allow the Eucharistic Minister to take the Host from your hand, dip it into the chalice, and place it on your tongue. If you are unable to come forward to receive at the altar rail, please let an usher know so that the ministers may bring the Sacrament to your seat. A number of gluten-free wafers are consecrated for Holy Communion. If you would like to receive a gluten-free Host and the chalice, please let one of the ushers know so we can accommodate you.



Marian Antiphon

For many years it has been the tradition in the parish to ring the tower bell and pray the Angelus, a little office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, immediately before the 11 o'clock Solemn Mass on Sunday mornings. In Eastertide we replace the Angelus with the seasonal Marian antiphon, Regina Coeli (O Queen of Heaven). Last spring the tower bell became unusable and we are now working out an economical solution to its repair. At that time we took the opportunity to experiment with the placement of the Marian Office and in Eastertide we sung the Regina Coeli at the Shrine of Our Lady following the liturgy at the High Altar, something we have done from time-to-time following Evensong. This is a custom followed in a number of other historic Anglo-Catholic churches throughout the Communion. This fall and going forward, we will continue to pray the Marian Office after the dismissal and before the organ voluntary. The congregation are now invited to join in the singing of the antiphon (when we are using an Anglican or plain chant setting) and making their appointed responses aloud as we make this a fully communal devotion. We will sing the Angelus through Christ the King, switch to the seasonal antiphon, Alma redemptoris Mater from Advent through Epiphany, return to the Angelus through Lent, and in Eastertide sing Regina Coeli. Please let me know if you have any thoughts or questions.

— The Rector

Summer Mass Schedule

Through the summer, masses will be offered at 8 am in the Lady Chapel and 10 am at the high altar. Wednesday Evening Prayer and mass will only be offered as announced.The program year schedule of 3 masses will resume Sunday, 8 September 2019.

Rector Away

Father Blume will be on his annual summer vacation from June 21 through July 8. He will be back in the office on Thursday, July 9. For pastoral emergencies and other pastoral matters, please contact Deacon Kahn (917-544-3626). For administrative and building issues contact one of the churchwardens, Holly Hughes (646-245-1782) or Abigail Plumer (917-301-0821). The parish office will be operating on Summer hours and all messages and emails will be returned promptly.

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Christian Formation

Weeknight Christian Formation for Adults: Fr Towner will teach a 2-session Adult Ed course on Tues, May 28 and Tues, June 4 (6:30-7:30pm in the Rector's office). Together, we will explore how the short epistle we know as 1 Peter conceives of Christian living in a hostile culture (that is, outside of "the church"). There are three objectives. First, we will examine the emergence and the meaning of the term, "Christianoi," which we know so well, and consider what it meant for Christ-followers at the end of the first century C.E. Second, we will examine some of the poem-like traditional pieces incorporated in the letter for the unique light they shed on the meaning of "being Christians" in that day. But, finally, our concern is to discuss how we must modulate the picture presented in 1 Peter to make sense of "being Christian" in our social, political, and cultural context. We hope you will join us!

Sunday Christian Formation for Adults: Once a month as announced, following the 11 am Mass Coffee Hour Father Blume will lead a Rector's Forum on a variety of topics.

Christian Formation for Youth: Monthly Youth Group for Seventh through Tenth Graders takes place in the Rector's Office on Sunday evenings from 5 to 7 pm.

Sunday Christian Formation for Children: Meredith Strauss will continue to lead our Sunday School, which meets following the 9 am Mass, and Leanne Dodge will continue to coordinate our youth acolytes. We continue to offer childcare for children under seven years of age from 9 am through coffee hour following the 11 am Mass. Older children are encouraged to attend mass and are welcome to serve as readers, ushers, and acolytes.

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Parish T-shirts are still available!

Our stylish new St. Ignatius of Antioch T-shirts are still available in many sizes for $20 each. See Deacon Paul with cash in hand. All profits will directly benefit the parish. Order forms can be obtained at the back of the church or from Deacon Paul or download here.

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The Leopards: Helping Parishioners Help Each Other

Might you have an occasional hour or two to help a fellow parishioner who is temporarily homebound or otherwise laid low? Grocery shopping, dog-walking, or accompanying someone to the doctor or to church is a simple, useful, and practical way of caring for one another within the St Ignatius community.

Or perhaps you would like a St. Ignatius Leopard in your life. If you are homebound from illness, a bad back, or post-surgery and need a little help with shopping or cleaning, or need someone to accompany you to a doctor's appointment or to church, we have a group of parisioners eager to help out.

If you need help, or would like to help, please speak to Lucy Kuemmerle or Deacon Paul, or contact the Parish Office about becoming a Leopard.

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Social Media

As we all know, using social media sites allows us to get information to our members and friends efficiently and quickly. It drives traffic (that means people) to our web site where there is lots more information about our parish. We are finding that most people who walk through our doors for the first time have somehow found us on the internet. Increasing our on-line presence allows us to reach more people who may be looking to find a church home and make it here at Saint Ignatius.

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Toiletries for Soup Kitchen Guests

We like to give our guests bags of toiletries. If you have unopened shampoos and soaps from your travels, or could pick up small toothpastes and hand lotions, we have a basket by the West Avenue door to drop them in.

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Ushering at St. Ignatius

St. Ignatians who would like to serve as ushers are warmly invited to speak to any of the regular ushers. Ushers welcome people as they enter the church, take up collection, and assist in other ways throughout the service. We will pair up new ushers with more experienced ushers so that there is plenty of support in learning the ropes. Please make yourself known to us so we can include you in this ministry!

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Upcoming Events:

Sunday, June 30 — The Third Sunday of Pentecost
8:00 a.m. Mass.
10:00 a.m. Sung Mass.

Sunday, July 7 — The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 a.m. Mass.
10:00 a.m. Solemn Mass.

Sunday, July 14 — The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 a.m. Mass.
10:00 a.m. Solemn Mass.

Sunday, July 21 — The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 a.m. Mass.
10:00 a.m. Solemn Mass.

Sunday, July 28 — The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 a.m. Mass.
10:00 a.m. Solemn Mass.

Sunday, August 4 — The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 a.m. Mass.
10:00 a.m. Solemn Mass.

Tuesday, August 6 — The Feast of the Transfiguration
7:00 p.m. Solemn Mass.

Sunday, August 11 — The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 a.m. Mass.
10:00 a.m. Solemn Mass.

Sunday, August 18 — The Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin (tr)
8:00 a.m. Mass.
10:00 a.m. Solemn Mass.

Sunday, August 25 — The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 a.m. Mass.
10:00 a.m. Solemn Mass.

Sunday, September 1 — The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 a.m. Mass.
10:00 a.m. Solemn Mass.

Sunday, September 8 — The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 a.m. Mass.
9:00 a.m. Sung Mass.
11:00 a.m. Solemn Mass.

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Prayer List: The weekly intercessions list is found in the Sunday Leaflet. The entire list of those for whom our prayers for healing are offered, which you will find on the next to last page of this Leaflet, will always be prayed in full on our Wednesday evening healing Masses.

If you wish to place yourself or someone else, whether a member of the parish or not, on the prayer list, please contact the office either by or phone (212-580-3326). Please do let us know if you or a member of your family or a friend is sick and would like either our prayers or a visit from one of the clergy. In these days of strict privacy laws we will not know you or a member of your family is in the hospital or ill unless you tell us. Names will be placed on the list for six weeks, after which time they will be removed, unless renewed. Please contact the parish office to place names on the list. Names submitted by Wednesday 12 Noon will appear in the following Sunday Leaflet.

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Office Hours: Tuesday 1:30-5:30; Wednesday 2-6; Thursday 1:30-5:30.