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Children’s Choir: Winter/Spring 2018 Schedule

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Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Location: Church

The church will be open for exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and private adoration.

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed at 6:00 PM. The church will be open for private adoration until shortly before 8:00 PM when the Blessed Sacrament will be reposed and the church will close.

Lenten Food Drive
Location: Parish House

It is estimated that 1.5 million New Yorkers rely on soup kitchens and food pantries. Food insecurity is an on-going struggle for many families and individuals.

Throughout Lent, SVdP will be accepting donations of food for the Church of the Ascension.

The items requested each week are listed below

Week 1 (February 18–24)
pasta and tomato sauce

Week 2 (February 25–March 3)
rice and canned beans

Week 3 (March 4–10)
cereals and canned fruits

Week 4 (March 11–17)
tuna fish, canned vegetables

Week 4 (March 18–21)
soups and rice

Donations can be brought to the Parish House.

Thank you for remembering those in need this Lenten Season.

Moms, Pops & Tots
Time: Monday, February 26 at 10:30 am
Location: Meeting Room

This gathering will provide parents with young children the opportunity to make friends and develop community while strengthening their own spiritual lives. Coffee and treats will be available for the parents.

No RSVP is required.

Ranger Rosary Ministry
Time: Monday, February 26 at 7:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room

Over 17,550 rosaries and counting! That is the number of rosaries that the Rangers have made since August 2009.

Once completed, the rosaries are blessed and sent to chaplains who distribute them to soldiers, sailors, Marines, and Air Force personnel.

Volunteers meet twice monthly on Monday evenings.

Supplies and instructions are provided and new members are always welcome!

Ignatian Social Justice
Time: Thursday, March 01 at 7:00 pm
Location: Conference Room

Important organizational meeting to plan programming of events.

New members are welcome.

All are welcome.

Ignite! Stations of the Cross
Time: Saturday, March 03 at 12:00 pm
Location: Church

All high school students are welcome to journey with Christ as we remember those who are experiencing poverty and oppression during the Ignite Stations of the Cross.

Family Ministry Potluck
Time: Saturday, March 03 at 5:00 pm
Location: Wallace Hall

Mingle with other St. Ignatius families and friends for a casual dinner and activities the whole family will enjoy. Doors open at 5 PM and dinner begins at 5:30 PM.

Please bring a favorite dish OR a contribution at the door. A contribution of $50/family of 4 or $75/family of five or more is suggested.

All are welcome, so please forward to anyone who might be interested. RSVP number of attendees and dish or contribution to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Volunteers are also needed for set up, activities, and cleanup. Contact the Family Ministry (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) if you are interested in helping out.

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Celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
Time: Saturday, March 03 at 5:30 pm
Location: Church

All parishioners are invited to support our brothers and sisters who face the trials of illness or aging by celebrating the Anointing of the Sick with them during the 5:30 PM Vigil Mass on Saturday, March 3rd.

Those who feel the need of healing and strength because of illness, physical weakness or spiritual distress will be invited to come forward to receive the Sacrament of Anointing after the gospel and homily.

Sunday Social
Time: Sunday, March 04 at 8:30 pm
Location: Wallace Hall

The Sunday Socials take place generally twice a month. They are held in Wallace Hall at 8:30 PM, following the 7:30 PM Mass.

They are hosted by the Ignatian Young Adults for those in their 20s and 30s. We look forward to seeing you there!

To receive updates on IYA events and other opportunities, you can follow us on Facebook at “Ignatian Young Adults (NYC)”

More Than A Book Club - March Selection Book Discussion
Time: Thursday, March 15 at 2:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room

March Book Selection: The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad

A portrait of a proud man who, through three decades and successive repressive regimes, braved persecution to bring books to the people of Kabul.

The Bookseller of Kabul reveals the plight of Afghan women and a window into the realities of daily life in today’s Afghanistan.

The Bookseller of Kabul is available for purchase from most book retailers, including Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

To register for the March 15th book discussion, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

LGBT Catholics and Friends
Time: Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 pm
Location: Parish House

Inspired by the words of St. Ignatius -- “God loves us, creates us, and wants to share life with us forever” -- LGBT Catholics and Friends is a group of LGBT parishioners and family and friends (and parents) of LGBT persons.

We are a parish ministry of, by and for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender sisters and brothers in Christ and those who love and support them. Our ministry extends to, and embraces, the mission of the entire parish, our home.

J.S. Bach: Visions of Eternity
Time: Wednesday, March 21 at 8:00 pm
Location: Church

Timed to celebrate the unique genius of J.S. Bach on his birthday, this program of chorales, motets and arias portrays the complex emotions of a person approaching death, from world weariness to the joyful anticipation of being united at last with God.

Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, conductor
Andrew Henderson, organ

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Overture, Orchestral Suite No. 1, BWV 1066
Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229
Chorale-Prelude “Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin,” BWV 616
Aria: Ich habe genug (Ich habe genug, BWV 82)
O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht, BWV 118
Aria: Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde, BWV 53 (attrib. J.S. Bach)
Chor: Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen (Weihnachts-Oratorium, Teil V, BWV 248)
Prelude and Fugue in A Major BWV 536
Sanctus in D, BWV 238
Air, Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068
Aria: Hochgelobter Gottessohn (Bleib bei uns, den es will Abend werden, BWV 6)
Chorale: Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147)
Aria: Mache dich, mein Herze, rein (Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244)
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225

Tickets: $25.00 - $80.00

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.showclix.com/event/js-bach-visions-of-eternity

N.P. Mander Organ Recital: David Higgs
Time: Sunday, April 15 at 3:00 pm
Location: Church

The magnificent pipe organ at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola—at 5,000 pipes, 30 tons, 45 feet high, with 55,000 parts, four keyboards, 5,000 pipes and 68 different stops—is the largest tracker-action pipe organ in the New York metropolitan area. At a cost of $1.25 million in 1992, its creation by the English organ builder N.P. Mander involved a year of planning and construction in England, and a five-month on-site installation at St. Ignatius Loyola. The N.P. Mander Organ debuted to an audience of 1,800 with a recital by organist David Higgs on April 27, 1993.

One of America’s leading concert organists, David Higgs is also Chair of the Organ Department at the Eastman School of Music. He performs extensively throughout the United States and abroad, and has inaugurated many important new instruments including St. Stephan’s Cathedral, Vienna; the Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas; St. Albans Cathedral, England; St. Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, Ireland; and the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City. His performances with numerous ensembles have included the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Orpheus Ensemble, Chanticleer, and the Empire Brass. For more than twenty years the San Francisco Symphony featured his holiday organ recitals at Davies Symphony Hall, and now the Los Angeles Philharmonic/Hollywood Bowl continues that tradition each year at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Tickets: $25

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.showclix.com/event/organ-recital-david-higgs

Chanticleer: Upon this Rock
Time: Thursday, April 26 at 8:00 pm
Location: Church

Transcendent prayers of thanksgiving and consolation, psalms of happiness and paeans of praise, music has comforted and confounded saints and sinners alike for as long as spirituality and music have gone together. Chanticleer’s UPON THIS ROCK features works by Dufay, Poulenc, Weelkes Morley, Cornelius, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Titov, and Cui, as well as the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner John Harbison’s first composition for Chanticleer.

Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer celebrates its 40th season in 2017-18. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for their “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition.

Tickets: $35.00 - $90.00

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.showclix.com/event/chanticleer-upon-this-rock

Poulenc Gloria & Organ Concerto
Time: Wednesday, May 23 at 8:00 pm
Location: Church

Francis Poulenc (1888-1963)
Mass in G Major, FP 89
Concerto for organ, strings and timpani, FP 93
Gloria, FP 177

Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, conductor
Renée Anne Louprette, organ
Wendy Baker, soprano

Tickets: $25.00 - $80.00

For more information and to purchase tickets, https://www.showclix.com/event/poulenc-gloria-and-organ-concerto

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