Welcome

Welcome to our Catholic Family.  St. Ignatius of Antioch was established in 1888 as one of the first missions in the West Coast of Florida. For 40 years the people depended on a visiting priest for Mass; but they were determined to create Church.  We still are. 

Bible Search

Advanced search

Remember St. Ignatius in your will

Many of the improvements in our parish have been made possible through the generosity of parishioners who remembered our parish in their will.  Please consider joining them.  

All testamentary gifts should be noted as follows:

"Gregory L. Parkes, as Bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, a Corporate Sole, for the benefit of St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish"

Staff

Mass Times

Saturday Vigil Masses: 4:00 pm & 6:30 pm, Spanish Mass 7:00 pm in Chapel
Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:30 am & 6:00 pm (Life Teen)

Daily Masses for Lent: Mon through Friday: 6:45 am, 7:30 am & 9:00 am
Saturday: 9:00 am

Confessions: Saturday 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm and after the 6:30 pm Mass

FORMED!!

50 Programs, 79 movies, 98 audio guides and 58-ebooks, all are given to you as a gift from the Brothers in Christ and the parish.  If you bought these they would all cost over $18,000.  They are all yours for free for attending our parish.  Click here to go to the formed site to register.  Click register on the lower right of that page and put in our parish access code: 68Z88Q.

Special Lenten Schedule

We will celebrate an additional morning Mass at 6:45 am beginning Ash Wednesday and continuing the weekdays of Lent.

We will pray the Stations of the Cross on the Fridays of Lent at 9:30 am indoors and at 6:00 pm outdoors.  If the weather does not permit our going outdoors at 6:00 pm, we will pray the stations indoors.

We will pray the Forty Hours Devotion before the Blessed Sacrament beginning 7:00 am on Thursday April 6 and concluding at 11:00 pm on Friday April 7th.

Holy Week & Easter Schedule

Additional Opportunities for the Sacrament of Penance:

Holy Monday April 10 9:30 am & 7:00 pm (Penance Service)

Holy Tuesday April 11 9:30 am & 7:00 pm

Holy Wednesday April 12 9:30 am & 7:00 pm

Easter Triduum Liturgies

Holy Thursday April 13 Mass of the Lord's Supper 7:00 pm 

Reposition of Blessed Sacrament 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Fr. John LaTondress Chapel)

Good Friday April 14  Veneration of the Cross 3:00 pm 

Journey to the Cross 7:00 pm (presented by LifeTeen)

Holy Saturday April 15 Blessing of Easter Food  10:00 am

Solemn Easter Vigil 8:00 pm (fulfills Easter obligation.  Please note that the 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm Masses are not permitted, nor is the Spanish Mass at 7:00 pm)

Easter Sunday Masses

7:00 am Church; 9:00 am (Church & Chapel), 11:30 am (Church & Chapel)

(There is no Life Teen Mass on Easter Sunday).

 

 

Vatican News Feed

Let go of 'false lights' that lead down the wrong path, Pope says

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2017 / 04:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis said Lent is a key time to open ourselves to the light of Christ and let go of all the “false lights” that lead us away from him, taking us instead down a path of darkness marked by our own selfishness.

“If now I were to ask you, do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God? Do you believe that he can change your heart? Do you think you can see reality as he sees it, not as we do? Do you believe that he is light, that he gives us the true light?” the Pope asked March 26, telling pilgrims to respond in silence.

Read More

In Milan, Pope makes youth promise to never be a bully

Milan, Italy, Mar 25, 2017 / 01:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In last meeting during his day trip to Milan, Pope Francis issued a harsh criticism of bullying in schools, asking youth to promise him and Jesus to never bully others, and telling teachers to be aware of the problem.

“There is an ugly phenomenon in education today: bullying. Please, be aware,” the Pope said during a March 25 encounter with youth in Milan.

Read More

On Annunciation, Pope says God still seeks hearts like Mary

Milan, Italy, Mar 25, 2017 / 10:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of the Annunciation in Milan, telling mass-goers that even today God is still searching for hearts like Mary’s that are open to welcoming his invitation and providing hope, even when it’s hard.  

As in the past, “God continues to look for allies, he continues to seek men and women capable of believing,” remembering and recognizing that they are part of his people and cooperating with the Holy Spirit, the Pope said March 25.

Read More

US Catholic News Feed

What's the most convincing argument against porn? Science.

San Francisco, Calif., Mar 26, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In 2013, Beyonce Knowles topped GQ’s list of “The 100 Hottest Women of the 21st Century.”

That same year, the “definitive men's magazine” that promises “sexy women” along with style advice, entertainment news and more ran a shorter listicle: “10 Reasons Why You Should Quit Watching Porn.”  

Read More

How an American bishop became a Korean martyr

Washington D.C., Mar 26, 2017 / 08:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Patrick James Byrne was born in the United States, but he died on a forced march in the harsh Korean snows under the watch of communist soldiers.

Now the Catholic bishops of South Korea are considering whether he should beatified among a group of Korean martyrs.

Read More

Meet the monks who decided to go green years before Laudato Si

Arlington, Va., Mar 25, 2017 / 03:20 pm (CNA).- Years before Pope Francis’ ecology encyclical was published, a Trappist monastery in Virginia went back to its spiritual roots by embracing environmental stewardship.

“This really is a re-founding,” Fr. James Orthmann of Holy Cross Abbey in Berryville, Va. told CNA, a “real renewal and a re-founding, and in a real sense getting back to our traditional roots.”

Read More