|Charismatic Prayer Group
|Caring for Friends
|Children's Liturgy of the Word
|Community of Disciples
|Monthly Food Collection
|St. Ignatius Servants of Mary
|Social Action Committee
|Rosary/Chaplet of Divine Mercy
|Knights of Columbus
|Walking with Purpose
|Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts
|Book n Bean
|Catholic Women Giving Circle
|Men's Bible Group
|Girl Scouts and Brownies
|Women at the Cross
JD McEwing, Youth Minister
St. Ignatius Youth Ministry will be starting a new group! This is for 9th-12th grade students and will be held from 6:00pm - 7:30pm on Saturday nights, In the Antioch center, starting 7/30! Food, Fun and Catholicism. Grow a deeper relationship with your peers and with Christ as we join together in team games and then dive deeper into the Catholic faith. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to JD McEwing for more information!Back to Top
Cross Country and Track
A well supervised program that includes cross country, basketball, and track. There are intramural, parish, and Region 19 CYO teams in both grade school and high school levels for boys and girls.
2022 Fall Sports
Interested in joining St. Ignatius's inaugural CYO fall sports? Players and coaches needed!
Mark E. Pellegrino - firstname.lastname@example.org
Josh Johnson, Scout Master, 267-907-4181
A program sponsored by the parish following the guidelines of the BSA with a special emphasis on Catholic scouting. A strong outdoor activity schedule, as well as service to the parish and the community characterize this group.
J.R. Longino, Cubmaster, 610-764-0418 -
Provides opportunities to “reach out” into a wider community while maintaining the link with more secure foundations such as the home, the church and school. Based on individualism, human dignity, loving and serving God and others, the program encourages its youth and leaders to be faithful in their religious duties while being useful and participating citizens.
Please visit the National Catholic Committee on Scouting for more information http://www.nccs-bsa.org.Back to Top
|St. Ignatius offers a traditional Girl Scout program for girls from K-6th grade. In addition, all registered Catholic Girl Scouts are invited to participate in the religious recognition awards program. The preparation of these awards helps the girl to understand the role of God and faith in her life by putting into practice what she has learned in religion class and her scouting skills.
Altar Servers perform an important role during the Mass by assisting the Priest as he celebrates the liturgy. This role can be an excellent opportunity to strengthen the spiritual formation of our youth. All children in grades 5-12 are welcome to assist at the altar after receiving the required training.
To apply to be an altar server, please download the registration form below:Back to Top
Mary Alice LaMorte
Children in kindergarten through second grade are invited to participate in this special Liturgy designed for children held in the Church Auditorium during the Readings at the 9:30am Sunday Mass. Adult volunteers are sought to assist with this ministry.
The Children’s Liturgy of the Word will pause for summer after Father’s Day weekend and will resume on Labor Day weekend. Therefore, there will be no Children’s Liturgy from June 26 through August 28. The publisher has provided a pdf of summer materials for families to use during the pause. The pdf is available here for download. Have a happy and blessed summer.Back to Top
These ministers assist in the distribution of Communion at Liturgies and take Communion to the sick. If you are interested in becoming an Extraordinary Minister, please contact the rectory for more information.Back to Top
Joe and Lucille Delligatti
Ministers of Hospitality are the official hosts who welcome us into our Father’s house. They set the atmosphere in order to help us experience the presence of God. Also, they collect the people’s gifts of money for parish needs.Back to Top
The Lector proclaims the Word of God (the readings that
precede the Gospel) and may announce the general
intercessions in the absence of a Deacon.
Current Lector Schedule (PDF)
Fr. Andrew Brownholtz
Tel: 215-493-3377 ext. 211
The group assists the congregation in worship, with music and song in contemporary style. The Folk Group practices from 8:00-9:00 PM on Wednesday evenings and sings at the 9:30 AM Sunday Mass about 3 times per month and also at special occasions.Cantor:
Cantors are members of the choir who have shown advanced proficiency in reading music and singing. The Cantor is also a leader of song: not as a soloist, but by leading the assembly in song.Back to Top
Bring your book, enjoy our gourmet coffee, and join this informal book discussion group on the last Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm (except December and the summer months) in the School Faculty Room. Consult the Sunday bulletin for each month's book selection.Back to Top
Our purpose is spiritual growth, defined as a life increasingly guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Join the group for praise songs, testimony, teachings and intercessory prayer. This is aided through the reception and exercise of the Gifts of the Spirit.
Annual seminars are sponsored by the Group for the benefit of all parishioners.
We meet on Tuesdays 7:30 PM in the Old Rectory. All are welcome.Back to Top
Jesus says to us,
“I earnestly desire to eat this Passover meal with you.”
Community of Disciples Faith Sharing groups of six or more participants meet during Lent to read, reflect and discuss the scripture readings for each upcoming Sunday’s Mass. Group leaders help to facilitate the discussion. Participants are free to share their faith reflections and experiences at their comfort level. The meetings last approximately 1½ hours, excluding any social time that the group decides upon.
When – The Community of Disciples faith sharing sessions are scheduled to closely match parishioner requests, for each of the six weeks of Lent.
Where – in volunteer parishioner host homes or in parish meeting rooms.
Why should you consider participating? – Faith sharing offers the opportunity to: deepen your faith, strengthen yourself to live your faith while confronted with daily challenges, better prepare you for Sunday Mass, develop new friendships within our Church community.
Lenten Faith Sharing
Registration for Lenten Faith Sharing is in progress. We invite you to join us in the Community of Disciples small group discussion program, exploring the Sunday Lenten readings in preparation for Easter. The various weekly sessions, held both in homes and on parish grounds, are scheduled to accommodate the particular needs of the participants of each group.
Register by Friday, February 17th(6 meetings in Lent, starting the week of Feb. 19th)
Questions? – Please contact:
Contact: Charles Koerner
Meets on Wednesdays 6pm, Room 2D for Rosary prayer, brief teaching on Our Blessed Mother, and weekly works of Mercy .Back to Top
Our Perpetual Adoration Chapel located in the old Rectory building is open twenty-four hours every day. If you are interested in becoming part of the Perpetual Adoration team, please contact us.Back to Top
All are invited to recite the rosary after the 9:00am Mass. For those who can stay longer, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is also recited. Praying the RosaryBack to Top
Canned and boxed foods, paper goods, and baby products can be dropped-off inside the church entrances on the second Sunday of each month for distribution to Mary’s Pantry.Back to Top
Lester Ruppersberger, D.O.
The Respect Life Committee of St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish exists to promote a renewed respect for every human life from conception to natural death. The committee would like to make the parish the center of life, a place where parishioners understand the issues and importance of meeting the needs of those who are most vulnerable – especially mothers and their unborn children – and those who are seriously ill or dying and their families.
Chairperson: Lester Ruppersberger, D.O.
VicePresident: Christina Mahan
Secretary: Mary Rose Wolodzko
Treasurer: Barbara Basheda
Meetings are the first Monday of every month at 7:30 PM in the Old Rectory and all are invited. We are ALWAYS looking for new members, especially the youth, who will be the next generation of life defenders.
Contact: Ken Driver
A dedicated group of parishioners for more than ¬¬¬¬30 years, the Social Action Committee (SAC) helps those in need both in our parish as well as in the greater Bucks County community. We provide a helping hand through several ongoing programs supported by volunteer efforts as well as timely financial assistance to qualifying families and individuals.
Our main source of income is financial donations from four to five Parish collections each year through designated envelopes at Mass collections or by selecting the Social Action Committee option in the online giving process.
These funds support our ongoing programs and meet documented individual needs of parish and area families and individuals for help with food, clothing, utility, medical and other qualified expenses. Last year, more than $8000 directly helped seven families, and more than $3000 was donated to five social service organizations including Catholic Social Services of Bucks County, Jefferson Hospital assistance to the needy, Aiding our Neighbors program of Yardley Baptist Church, and the Legacy of Life Foundation in Bristol. Additionally in 2023, SAC worked with the Knights of Columbus to coordinate the Parish response to the unprecedented July storm and contributed nearly $5800 to the parish emergency fund set up to assist those affected.
The Social Action Committee always welcomes new members and appreciates the ongoing support of our dedicated volunteers and Church community. You are our eyes and ears for those in need. Call the parish office if you know of someone to whom we can reach out to help.
Our current programs include:
Ongoing Food Donations
Nonperishable food donations are collected each weekend in bins at all three vestibules of the Church as well as in the Adoration Chapel. These are then delivered weekly to Mary’s Cupboard, the food pantry of Catholic Social Services of Bucks County. Last year, almost 6000 pounds of food and household items were provided to help more than 1,500 families (5500 people) through that agency.
Shared Meal Program
Working with local houses of worship, this ongoing program provides meals to clients of the Advocates for the Homeless and Those in Need (AHTN) in Bucks County. Over 30 SAC members participate on the first Thursday of each month. They purchase, prepare in their homes, and serve a home-cooked meal to the homeless or anyone in need. The meals are served at the Hope 101 facility in Fallsington.
Easter Egg Hunt
Held each spring a week before Easter, the Easter Egg Hunt, broadens awareness of the Committee among families with young children through a fun activity along with an opportunity to share in our ongoing food collection program by bringing nonperishable items to the hunt. Last year about 100 children from 32 families participated, contributing nearly 200 pounds of food and beverages. The children bring their own bag or basket, hunt for prizes, and have a special visit by the Easter Bunny. No Committee funds are used to support the minimal hunt expenses.
School Supply Drive
Through our volunteers, the Committee partners with the United Way of Bucks County to support its Stuff the Bus Program. Held on three consecutive weeks in July and August, school items are collected at all Church entrances. The drive provides much-needed school supplies to help needy students get off to a great start in the new school year. Community involvement in the drive was recently expanded to those in the parish Vacation Bible School. Overall donations included 125+ backpacks, 100+ boxes of tissue, 45+ hand and cleaning wipe containers, 30+ bottles of sanitizer, 24 packages of snacks, 120+ individual juice boxes, and 210+ miscellaneous items.
Coat & Sweater Drive
Held each year in October for 18 years, this drive collects new or gently used clothing items for distribution by local social service agencies to those in need. The last drive collected 1,500 coats and sweaters, benefitting nine charities in Bucks, Trenton, and Philadelphia communities.
Held shortly before Thanksgiving for more than 30 years, the drive provides frozen turkeys and nonperishable food items to local charities for distribution to the needy. Volunteers include families in the Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) and boy scouts from area troops. The 2023 collection included 230 turkeys plus groceries and gift cards to help families in Bucks County, Philadelphia, and New Jersey through 12 area organizations.
For More Information
Finance & Donations: Ken Driver, Social Action Committee Chairman - email@example.com
Weekly Food Donations: Gerry Melendez - firstname.lastname@example.org, Ashley Haas - email@example.com, John Corra - firstname.lastname@example.org
Shared Meal Program: Jennifer Sullivan - email@example.com
Easter Egg Hunt and School Supply Drive: Rebecca Tarallo - firstname.lastname@example.org
Coat & Sweater Drive: Dennis O’Reilly - email@example.com
Turkey Drive: Susan Mockenhaupt - firstname.lastname@example.org
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|The Catholic Women of Bucks (CWoB) Giving Circle is a new initiative which funds local organizations in our area that reflect our Catholic faith and assist the community. Members of the circle give monetary donations, which are collectively given to local organizations.
Designed as a giving circle, this group will leverage a pooled fund to have greater impact on the organizations selected. The giving circle meets two to three times a year, to hear about the organizations to be funded, collect and award the funding. The giving circle provides the opportunity for Catholic women to gather, engage in the local community and grow stronger in our faith!Back to Top
|Women at the Cross is a new Women's Ministry at St. Ignatius of Antioch and is the Ladies Auxiliary for the Knights of Columbus Fr. McCafferty Council No. 11013. We are a Catholic Women's Organization of faith and Service and are dedicated to assisting the Knights of Columbus spiritually, socially, and financially. We utilize the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy with guidance from our three Patronesses: Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Therese of Lisieux, and St. Joan of Arc.