Welcome to St. Ignatius of Antioch
*NEW* Updated Info, please read: 5/28/20
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Fr. Brownholtz will be live streaming Sunday Mass at 10:30am on Facebook. Visit our Facebook page - Click Here to view this Mass live.
Masses will begin, following CDC and Archdiocesan guidelines , on Saturday June 6th with our 5:15 p.m. Vigil Mass. The Sunday Mass schedule will remain unchanged - Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am. Social distancing seating, as well as face coverings will be required. More information about these guidelines to follow. Please keep an eye on this website, Flocknote and Facebook for updates.
The faithful continue to be dispensed by the Archbishop from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation until further notice. Although the obligation is dispensed, please keep the Lord’s Day with prayer and reflection, along with the possible viewing of a live streamed celebration of Mass. Those who are sick or compromised due to health conditions are not to come to church.
Beginning Monday, June 8th, the rectory office will re-open. However, during this restricted phase, as directed by the Archbishop, we will have limited hours. The rectory office will be open Monday through Thursday from 10am until 2pm. All other times will be by appointment only. For your protection, and the protection of the staff, we ask that all persons over the age of 2 wear a mask while in the rectory. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 215-493-3377 or firstname.lastname@example.org before you stop by as most things can still be accomplished with a phone call.
Statement from the Archdiocese Regarding the Project Resumption of the Public Celebration of Mass in the Five-County Region
In mid-March, the celebration of public Mass was suspended in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the obligation for the faithful to attend Mass was dispensed. Those decisions were not made lightly and were always intended to be temporary measures. They were made out of necessity for the common good and in recognition of the fact that all of us share a responsibility for the preservation of public health, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this unprecedented time, the Archdiocese has made every effort to provide for the spiritual needs of the faithful as well as the temporal needs of those who benefit from its many charitable works. It is important to note that Catholic churches in the Archdiocese have never been closed. Local parish churches have remained open for private prayer as well as the celebration of the Sacraments Baptism, Penance, Matrimony, and funeral Masses at the discretion of the local pastor and with respect for guidelines from public health officials as they have evolved over time. Based on recent statements from government officials at the state level, it is anticipated that the five-county region comprising the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will move into the “yellow” phase of the statewide re-opening plan by Friday, June 5th. As such, it is projected that the celebration of daily and Sunday Masses will resume beginning on Saturday, June 6th. The administration of the Archdiocese has been working in consultation with public health officials to ensure that such a resumption takes place within the context of state approved guidelines and is actively working to provide appropriate guidance to its clergy so that all will be as prepared as possible when the public celebration of Mass begins again. All of us are eager to open the doors of Church wide for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Check back with this website for more information.
During this restricted phases, access to all buildings, which includes the School, Antioch Center, Church Auditorium and Rectory will continue to be restricted to essential personnel only. The chapel will remain closed at this time for Perpetual adoration. However, it is open for a short visit if your health permits since Jesus is in the Tabernacle as He is in all Churches. For emergencies requiring a priest, please dial 215-493-3377 and dial 9. For all other important matters that cannot wait until this shutdown is over, dial 215-493-3377 and dial extension 224. Please keep an eye on this website for updates. Thank you.
Community Emergency Fund
The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected us all in one way or another – some more seriously than others. For some, the effects are limited to disruptions in our daily routines. Still others are worried about how they will be able to put food on their tables. To help address these more serious issues, St. Ignatius Parish has established a Community Emergency Fund.
Please read the attached document Click Here about how you can support fundraising efforts as well as how community members can reach out for support. The attachment includes a form that applicants can use to request emergency financial assistance.
We also want to let our parishioners and the community know that there are many government programs and resources available to those impacted by COVID-19. Please Click Here for a list of resources that may help you and your family.
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Parish Mission - 3/30/20 - 4/1/20 with Fr. Pio Mandato - CANCELLED - Will be rescheduled...
40 Hours Celebration - 10/11/20 - 10/13/20 - 7pm Each Night...
Closing Mass - 9/26/20 at 4pm - Parish Picnic to Follow...
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Saturday Vigil: 5:15 pm
Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:30 am*,
*Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Holy Days: Please check our Sunday Bulletin for Mass Times
First Friday: 9:00 am
Daily: Mon–Fri: 9:00 am
Special: 7am Daily Mass during Lent
Saturday: 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm.
Temporary Office Hours:
Mon-Thursday: 10am to 2pm
Evenings and Weekends: By Appointment
For an emergency, please call
215-493-3377 and press “9”
to speak with a priest.