Saint Ignatius Parish Life


COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS COMMISSION: Want an easy way to meet people? Our meetings are open to anyone who would like to work on any aspect of parish life or who would like to help plan the various events to build our parish community, including appreciation events for volunteers and the annual fall parish celebration. The commission meetings are every second Wednesday of the month at 7:15 p.m. in the parish offi ces. (There are three subgroups of this commission, which meet on a regular basis: the Hospitality Group , Technology & Communications Group, and Logistics Group).

Hospitality Group: As you've nibbled on pastry and sipped punch at various social gatherings at St. Ignatius, have you ever wondered who made it all possible? Most likely the Hospitality Group has been hard at work. We provide hospitality and support for events during the year, most notably the reception following the Easter Vigil. Helping to open our parish home to the community, we welcome all willing newcomers (of either gender). Contact: Helena Alfonzo, villa74@comcast.net
Time commitment: 5-6 events/year, each approximately 2-4 hours

Technology & Communications Group: Providing logistical planning, implementation and support services to enhance use of technology in the parish. Volunteers with experience and expertise in websites, soft ware, and social media are welcome.
Contact: Brian Maher, maher@bchigh.edu
Time commitment: 1-2 hours/month

Logistics Group: If you love to plan and organize, this group is for you! Providing logistical planning and support for events related to parish-wide community building events, such as the yearly volunteer opportunity weekend. All levels of experience are welcome.
Contact: Catherine Downing, 617-782-5812, cfdesq@hotmail.com
Time commitment: 5-6 events/year, each approximately 2-4 hours


HISPANIC COMMUNITY: San Ignacio es una parroquia Catolica, Apostolica y Romana de la Arquidiocesis de Boston, con sacerdotes Jesuitas y animada por una espiritualidad Ignaciana que busca encontrar a Dios en todas las cosas. Nuestros parroquianos son, principalmente, del este de Massachusett s e incluyen familias, adultos solteros, estudiantes; laicos y clero que continuamente colaboran para la mayor gloria de Dios. Nuestra comunidad latina, desde hace un tiempo, cuenta con diversos espacios para cumplir con los sacramentos en el idioma castellano.
Contact: Rev. Robert VerEecke, S.J., 617-552-6102, frvereec@bc.edu

PASTA & PRAYER: A prayerful conversation with friends over dinner in the parish dining room to discuss scripture readings related to the upcoming liturgical season from Advent to Ordinary Time. Feed your body, mind, and soul. Let us know that you are joining us, so we can set a place for you!
Contact: Catherine Downing, 617-782-5812, cfdesq@hotmail.com
October 15, 2015 "Leading in Joy" (Advent)
November 19, 2015 "Journeying to the Manger" (Christmas Season)
January 14, 2016 "Reaching Holy Ground" (Lenten Season)
February 18, 2016 "Moving From Table to Tomb" (Holy Week)
March 17, 2016 "Traveling in Discipleship" (Easter Season)
April 14, 2016 "Moving On" (Pentecost)
May 19, 2016 "Where Should We Go Next?" (Ordinary Time)

TRANSITIONS: The Transitions Group is for parishioners in career transition, and seeking to network, gain access to helpful resources or simply get support and fellowship in a non-threatening and non-judgmental environment. It meets on a weekly basis, on Wednesdays after 12:15 p.m. Mass in the Friary Room. The overall aim of the meetings is to support job search efforts through mutual advice, networking, and practical support. There are occasional guest speakers or targeted sessions such as resume writing, LinkedIn training sessions, and Wellness talks. If you are seeking work, please join us for some or all of our meetings.
Contact: Frank Faggiano, 781-944-0720, frank@faggianoconsulting.com

SIYA! Saint Ignatius Young Adults ministers to the spiritual needs of both married and single adults in their twenties and thirties by providing a community in which young professionals, recent college graduates, and graduate students can share their faith and support one another in their following of Christ. Our events include: regular get-togethers and social times; "Theology Untapped," a monthly presentation and discussion on our faith based on a pre- announced topic; regular small-group faith sharing; service opportunities; and more! We hope to see you at one of our SIYA events soon, so please check the parish bulletin regularly or email SIYA to be added to the SIYA contact list. SIYA soon!
Contact: siyathere@gmail.com

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