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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:

"Robert N. Lynch, as Bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, a Corporate Sole, for the benefit of St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish"


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 Mass: Mon through Friday: 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

Vatican News Feed

Pope tosses audience speech, prays rosary for victims of Italy quake

Vatican City, Aug 24, 2016 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Instead of giving the usual catechesis during his Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis decided to postpone the speech, leading pilgrims in praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary for the victims of an earthquake that rocked central Italy earlier that morning.

“On hearing the news of the earthquake that has struck central Italy and which has devastated many areas and left many wounded, I cannot fail to express my heartfelt sorrow and spiritual closeness to all those present in the zones afflicted,” the Pope said Aug. 24.

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Pope Francis taps DC auxiliary as the new Bishop of Memphis

Vatican City, Aug 23, 2016 / 03:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Tuesday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has named Martin D. Holley, currently Auxiliary Bishop of Washington D.C. and an advocate of minority issues, as the new Bishop of Memphis, Tenn.

After serving 12 years as Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar General for the Archdiocese of Washington, Bishop Holley has been appointed the fifth Bishop of Memphis, a city sometimes called “The Good Samaritan on the banks of the Mississippi.”

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Pope Francis: Confession is encounter with God's 're-creating mercy'

Vatican City, Aug 22, 2016 / 12:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis commended the sacrament of confession as the prime means of encountering God's mercy in his message sent Monday to Italy's National Liturgical Week, which is being held in Gubbio.

In Confession “there is fulfilled the encounter with the re-creating mercy of God whence come new women and men who announce the good life of the Gospel by a life which is reconciled and reconciling,” the Pope said in a message signed by the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and sent Aug. 22 to Bishop Claudio Maniago of Castellaneta, president of Italy's Center for Liturgy.

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US Catholic News Feed

Why this diocese is ditching Common Core for liberal arts

Marquette, Mich., Aug 24, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Marquette in Michigan says it is already experiencing success in their process of adopting a Catholic liberal arts curriculum for all its schools, rather than using Common Core State Standards.

The schools in the diocese previously had no set curriculum. The adoption of a classical curriculum comes at a time when two bills that would repeal and replace the Common Core State Standards are being considered in Michigan’s state legislature.

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Fragment of Christ's Cross stolen from California church

San Francisco, Calif., Aug 23, 2016 / 03:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A fragment from what is believed to be the True Cross of Christ, stolen from its home beneath a picture. It’s a story one would associate with medieval legends or a Dan Brown novel.

However, the theft is unfortunately a very immediate - and very difficult - reality for one California parish.

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The danger of misunderstanding the 'vegetative state'

Philadelphia, Pa., Aug 23, 2016 / 09:02 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- Martin Pistorius was a healthy 12-year-old boy living in South Africa with his family in the late 1980s when he was overcome with a mysterious illness.

The doctors weren't sure what had come over Martin, but their best guess was cryptococcal meningitis. Over time, Martin lost his ability to move by himself, his ability to make eye contact, and eventually his ability to speak.

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