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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. 

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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.

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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"

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Mass Times

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

Daily Masses Mon-Fri 7:30 am & 9:00 am (On Tuesdays we have a 10:30 am Mass and Luncheon for the homebound, Please call Laura in Caritas ext 221)
Saturday: 9:00 am

SOLEMNENITY OF THE ASSUMPTION AUG 15: 7:00 PM

Esther Akiotu Rest in Peace

 

We are saddened to announce that Fr. Gregory Ogbenika's sister, Esther Akiotu, died suddenly in Nigeria before her kidney transplant could take place.  She had been healthy enough to go to her home after two months in the hospital.  She was sitting on the front porch with her mother and her children when the Lord called her to His Home on July 16th.

Fr. Gregory thanks all the parishioners of St. Ignatius for their love and support.  Due to their generosity Esther had the best medical care possible.  It would have been devastating to Fr. Gregory if she had died due to no money for hospitalization or dialysis.  That was not the case.

Fr. Gregory requests that the remaining funds might be used for the education of his two nieces and nephew, now orphans.  Their father died in December. Father also understands that some might request a return of their donations.  If any feel that way, they should contact Msgr. Pellegrino who will make arrangements with Fr. Gregory.

Fr. Gregory will return to Nigeria the second week of August for the funeral.  Before he leaves we will celebrate a memorial Mass for Esther at 7 pm on Wednesday, August 2nd.

US Catholic News Feed

FOCUS expands to 15 new campuses this year

Denver, Colo., Aug 18, 2017 / 06:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) has announced that it will expand to 15 new campuses for the 2017-2018 school year.

This brings the total number of campuses with a FOCUS presence up to 137.

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New petition calls for pro-life support against nuclear warfare

Washington D.C., Aug 17, 2017 / 08:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As political tensions increase between the United States and North Korea, one pro-life group began a petition urging nuclear disarmament around the world.

Rehumanize International is asking pro-life advocates to join them in the fight against nuclear arms by signing a letter directed to President Donald Trump and attending an anti-nuclear weapons march outside the White House on Sept. 9.

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Guam's Catholics pray for peace amid ongoing threats from North Korea

Hagatna, Guam, Aug 17, 2017 / 05:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the face of North Korea’s threats to bomb the island of Guam, the Catholic faithful have gathered in parishes across the US territory to pray for eased tensions between the two nations.

With more than 80 percent of Guam’s 162,000 population identifying as Catholic, large groups of clergy, religious, and lay persons gathered to offer Mass, rosaries, and other prayers for relief to the pressure between the United States and North Korea.

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Vatican News Feed

Pope prays for victims, rescue workers of Sierra Leone mudslide

Vatican City, Aug 16, 2017 / 07:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With hundreds dead and nearly 600 more still missing as a result of a giant mudslide that ravished Sierra Leone's capital, Pope Francis has prayed for the victims, their families and rescue workers providing relief to those affected.

“Deeply saddened by the devastating consequences of the mudslide on the outskirts of Freetown, His Holiness Pope Francis assures those who have lost loved ones of his closeness at this difficult time,” read an Aug. 16 telegram signed by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin read.

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In Christ, Mary brings new joy and meaning to mankind, Pope says

Vatican City, Aug 15, 2017 / 04:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On the Feast of the Assumption, Pope Francis said that in bringing Christ to the world, Mary also provides the joy and grace of her Son, which not only sustain us in difficulty, but are primarily intended for the weak and humble.

“Carrying Jesus, the Madonna also brings us a new joy, full of meaning; she brings us a new ability to pass with faith through the most painful and difficult moments; she brings us the capacity for mercy, forgiveness, understanding and supporting one another,” the Pope said Aug. 15.

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Australian bishops oppose forcing priests to reveal details of confession

Vatican City, Aug 14, 2017 / 07:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of Australia have indicated that they will resist the Royal Commission's proposal that priests be legally obligated to disclose details of sexual abuse revealed in the confessional, facing criminal charges if they don't.

“Confession in the Catholic Church is a spiritual encounter with God through the priest,” Archbishop Denis J Hart of Melbourne said in an Aug. 14 statement.

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