D ECEMBER 7, 2014 T HE S ECOND S UNDAY OF ADVENT THE READINGS FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT ARE: IS.61: 1-2A 1THES. 5: 16-24 JN. 1: 6-8 Please Pray for Sunday, December 7, 2014 8:00 William F. Bennett 10:00 Frederick LaSalle Noon Dorothy Gilardone Noon (Sp)Loreana Collodo in Honor of Our Lady of Joliqolia 5:30 Patrick J. Bowdring Friday, December 12, 2014 12:15 Capobianco, Casaletto Fam. & Judge Margaret C. Scott 5:30 Margaret Bowdring Saturday, December 13, 2014 9:00 Kathleen Laugenour 4:00 Lorraine Ramos Sunday, December 14, 2014 8:00 Charles Robert Doyle 10:00 Mary Morra Noon Angela Maffeo & Graziella Alfonso 5:30 Timothy Smith Monday, December 8, 2014 12:15 Sharon McDonnell ONE BOOK, ONE PARISH Many of us in the parish were so moved by Pope Francis' Joy of the Gospel that the Pastoral Council decided it would like to invite the whole parish to read it together over the next five months. The second Sunday of each month, from December through April, will be Joy of the Gospel Sunday. You can purchase copies of The Joy of the Gospel from http://www.usccb.org or from Amazon. You can also download a free copy from the Vatican website, http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_exhortations/documents/papafrancesco_esortazione-ap_20131124_evangelii-gaudium.html. We also have created a page on Facebook where you can add comments about the document as we read it together. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/StIggysBC. To help you pray and reflect with The Joy of the Gospel, we will be providing discussion questions in the bulletin over the next five months. This week, we invite you to begin your reading with these questions: In December we will be reading the Introduction and Chapter 1. There will be a variety of opportunities for you to share your thoughts with other parishioners. These will be outlined in the coming weeks. 1. How often do I experience the joy of the Gospel? How can a desire to protect my personal interests, concerns, and possessions inhibit this joy? 2. What is my most recent encounter with God’s love? How does it give meaning to my life? 3. Pope Francis says the task of evangelization is “the source of authentic personal fulfillment.” Is that how you view evangelization? Why or why not? 4. Can you recall a time when you accomplished something wonderful, only to realize that God was at work and he enabled your success? How often do you tackle a difficult task, knowing that God will be at your side to help you succeed? 5. How can I help my parish reach out to those who have not found faith in Jesus? Can I recount any recent success in bringing someone outside the faith to St. Ignatius? 1. THE PARISH SUPPORT PROGRAM Each year at this time, we ask you to consider how you are able to financially support the ministries of St. Ignatius throughout the coming year through The AMDG Parish Support Program. This program enhances our ability to project our income throughout the year and not have to worry about those Sundays and summers when many people are away from the parish due to the vagaries of weather, travel, vacations, etc. As our parish continues to grow, so also do our expenses. If you are a new parishioner or have never signed on to the program, we would be more than grateful if you would join the more than 500 families currently participating in the program and show your support for this remarkable parish. We are so grateful for the stewardship of these parishioners who contribute more than 70% of our operating income. If you are already a participant, your annual donation will be renewed as is, unless you desire to change it or you need to change your information. For those of you who have not yet signed on, you can check out the brochure on the parish website to find out more about the program. HTTP://BC.EDU/STIGNATIUS Pledge cards are available at the entrances of the church or call the parish office to receive one. 617-5526102. OUTREACH MINISTRIES SHATTUCK HOLIDAY MEAL: THANK YOU to everyone who was involved in the Meal. Tammy Scott was once again the Coordinator and we’re grateful for her guidance. Thanks, too, to Crescent Ridge Dairy of Sharon that donated their awesome egg nog. The standing ovation the servers receive from the Shelter Guests goes to all of you! CHRISTMAS GIFT DRIVE: Gifts should be returned by this Sunday night (December 7th) at 6PM. All the gifts will be picked up early in the week, so please be prompt with your returns. On behalf of Ann Carmola, the Gift Drive Coordinator, and the Outreach Ministries Commission members, thank you to the hundreds of you that have gifted hundreds and hundreds of your neighbors with your care and generosity. ADVENT PROGRAM WITH MARSHA MIRKIN Once again, on December 13th, from 10am-noon Marsha Mirkin will be at St. Ignatius to lead a Bible Discussion. We will be studying the story of the prophet Elisha and the Shunammite woman, a woman who knew how to allow the sacred into her life. We will see the transformation of a prophet who learned that part of being God’s messenger was to care deeply for humankind. Through the story we will face questions. How do we prepare ourselves to encounter what we understand as holy? How do we welcome salvation, develop hope and a sense of possibility? Christmas Reflections Fr. Bob will raise the curtain again on a performance of Christmas Reflections that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas through story, music and dance. Christmas Reflections weaves together new works and favorites from A Dancer's Christmas with Irish Step dances choreographed by Helen O'Dwyer. The Cast includes nearly 100 dancers of all ages, including students of the O'Dwyer School of Irish Dancing. Friday, 19 th th st at 7:30 pm - Saturday, 20 at 3:00 pm – Sunday, 21 at 3:00 pm For Tickets call: 617-552-4002 or online: www.bc.edu/offices/robsham/tickets.html Reserved Seating: $20 Groups of 10 -$15 Robsham Theater Arts Center Boston College www.blde.org 2. La Página Hispana Queridos Parroquianos, Durante este mes de diciembre habran muchas oportunidades en las cuales podran profundi ar en su fe. l padre uan o teberria a a ofrecer un estudio de los e ercicios espirituales. ste taller toma lugar los martes a las siete hasta las ocho de la noche. a reunion sera en la sala de coro o en la capilla Lannon. uisiera a isarles de un esfuer o ue toda la parro uia a a hacer durante los cinco meses ue ienen. ueremos leer untos la e hortacion del apa rancisco a legria del angelio . l primer domingo de deciembre habra una oportunidad de conversar juntos sobre los temas que Papa Francisco nos invita a contemplar. Vamos a reunirnos después de la Misa por una hora. Aquí tiene la primera preguntas para la reflexión. Lectura: La alegría del Evangelio Introducción y Capítulo primero : La transformación misionero de la Iglesia Preguntas para la reflexión: 1. ¿Con qué frecuencia experimento la alegría del Evangelio? ¿Cómo mi deseo de proteger mis intereses personales, preocupaciones y posesiones inhiben esta alegría? 2. ¿Cuál es mi más reciente encuentro con el amor de Dios? ¿Cómo este amor da sentido a mi vida? 3. l apa rancisco dice ue la tarea de e angeli ación es auténtica’ ¿ or ué si o por ué no? l recurso de reali ación personal 4. ¿Puede recordar un momento en el que logró algo maravilloso, sólo para darse cuenta de que fue obra de Dios y que El facilitó su éxito? ¿Con qué frecuencia se enfrenta a una tarea dificultosa, sabiendo que Dios estará a su lado para ayudarlo/a? 5. ¿Cómo puedo ayudar a mi Parroquia a que llegue a aquellos que no han encontrado aún la fe en Jesús? Puedo recordar algún suceso reciente en el que haya acercado a alguien de afuera a la fe en San Ignacio? TWO CONCERTS PRESENTED BY MICHELLE ABADIA You are invited to two cd release concerts offered by our Leader of Song, Michelle Abadia. The concerts will take place on Friday, December 12th, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church: 15 St. Paul's Street, Brookline, (Aspinwall Street entrance.) and Saturday, December 13th, at the Most Blessed Trinity Chapel on the Newton Campus of Boston College: 885 Centre Street, Newton. These two performances will serve to release Ms. Abadia's Christmas cd: "Christmas Around My World!". The cds will be available for $10.00; checks will be accepted and payable to Michelle Abadia. The concerts are free and open to the public. Ms. Abadia will be joined by Catherine Grein, Piano, Linda LaSalle, Harp, and Adam Vaubel ,Violin. The concerts will feature 5 languages, 5 instruments, classical Christmas hymns and contemporary popular Christmas carols. There will be a reception following the first performance. For more information, please contact Michelle Abadia at: [email protected] or visit her Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/sopranofantab DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH? ¿HABLA ESPAÑOL? The parish is presently organizing a program for Conversation Partners for anyone who would like to help members of our Latino community improve their English. If you have some free time once a week to meet with a native Spanish speaker, please let Fr. Bob know. Or if you would like to learn Spanish in the process, that would be possible too. 4. SAINT IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA 28 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE – CHESTNUT HILL, MA 02467 PHONE 617-552-6100 E-MAIL [email protected] FAX: 617-552-6101 WEB: HTTP://BC.EDU/ST-IGNATIUS THE PARISH STAFF REV. ROBERT F. VER EECKE, SJ, PASTOR REV. JOHN ALLAN LOFTUS, SJ, ASSOCIATE PAUL MELLEY, ASST TO THE PASTOR, BC LIAISON [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] EDU 617-552-6100 617-552-6100 617-552-6113 MICHAEL BURGO, DIR. OF MUSIC MINISTRY TIMOTHY ZIMMERMAN, ASSOCIATE DIR. OF MUSIC SR. DIANE VALLERIO, MFIC, DIR. OF OUTREACH SUSAN STUART, DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION KATHY MAHER, FAITH FORMATION MIDDLE SCHOOL JONATHAN GALO, FAITH FORMATION ADMIN. ERNESTO REYES, CONFIRMATION COORDINATOR DIANA GAILLARDETZ, ADULT FAITH FORM./ RCIA [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] KATHERINE MAHER @BC.EDU [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] 617-552-6108 617-552-611 617-552-6107 617-552-6105 617-552-6112 617-552-6112 617-552-6102 617-552-6103 RICHARD MOYNIHAN, BUSINESS MANAGER ELIZABETH MCLAUGHLIN, ADM. ASSISTANT WALTER FOTHERGILL, FACILITIES MANAGER [email protected] [email protected] WALTER.FOTHERGILL @BC.EDU 617-552-6117 617-552-6102 617-552-6119 KATHY MAHER, CAP TEAM MEMBER, CHAIR REV. JOHN ALLEN LOFTUS, SJ, CAP TEAM MEMBER MARC GERVAIS, CAP TEAM MEMBER MARY SANTAPAULA, CAP TEAM MEMBER KATHERINE MAHER @BC.EDU [email protected] [email protected] THE CELEBRATION OF EUCHARIST SUNDAY WEEKDAY SATURDAY UPPER CHURCH 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 NOON, 5:30 PM LOWER CHURCH 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, FAMILY LITURGY 12:00 MISA EN ESPAÑOL EN LA CAPILLA LANNON 12:15 PM - 5:30 PM – LOWER CHURCH – 12:45 PM FRIDAY, ADORATION LOWER CHURCH 9:00 AM, UPPER CHURCH 4:00 PM (Vigil) THE SACRAMENTS BAPTISM Adults are baptized at the Easter Vigil as part of the Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults. Infant and child baptisms are by arrangement. FIRST EUCHARIST Preparation begins in Grade 1 and includes classes, retreats and home instruction. Children receive First Eucharist in 2nd grade. CONFIRMATION Our Confirmation program begins in the 9th grade. Students are confirmed in the Spring of the 10th grade. Young adults who have been catechized but are not yet confirmed should contact the Parish Office for an alternative program. MATRIMONY Must be registered as a parishioner six months prior to beginning Marriage arrangements . RECONCILIATION Saturdays 3:15 – 3:45 PM Upper Church or by arrangement ANOINTING OF THE SICK by arrangement. 5.