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. 

Pavers Are Once More Available

Many people have requested that the parish once more offer pavers to remember their loved ones or a significant event.  We will again take orders. Click here to download the order forms.

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.

Tech Social

Do you feel left behind in the advancement of technology?  Would you like to have someone explain and walk you through the features that so many benefit from but you just can't seem to figure out?  Click here for our next Tech Social.

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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 6:45 am 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
Stations of the Cross, Fridays during Lent at 9:30 am (indoors) and 6:00 pm (outdoors)

Lenten Schedule

During the weekdays of Lent, we will have an additional Mass at 6:45 am, thus: 6:45 am. 7:30 am & 9:00 am.

Stations of the Cross will be prayed on the Fridays of Lent, indoors at 9:30 am and outdoors at 6:00pm (If the weather does not permit us to be outside, we'll pray the stations inside.)

Holy Week & Easter Schedule

Palm Sunday Masses: March 24 4:00 pm & 6:30 pm  March 25: 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:30 am 4:00 pm (Spanish) & 6:00 pm (Life Teen)

 Additional Confessions: Holy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday March 26, 27 & 28 9:30 am & 7:00 pm

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper: March 29 7:00 pm Reposition in Fr. John LaTondress chapel 7:00 pm to  11:00 pm.

Good Friday: March 30 3:00 pm Liturgy of the Veneration of the Cross 7:00 pm Journey to the Cross (presented by LifeTeen)

Holy Saturday: March 31 (Mass is not permitted at 4 & 6:30) 8:00 pm Solemn Easter Vigil and First Easter Mass

 Easter Sunday: April 1  7:00 am, 9:00 am (church & hall) 11:30 am (church and hall) & 4:00 pm (Spanish) (There will not be a Life Teen Mass on Easter Sunday)

Wienhusen Scholarships Available

Every year St. Ignatius Parish offers scholarships for children with financial need to attend Catholic Grade School or Catholic High School.  Procedures and deadlines for applying for these scholarship may be found here.

US Catholic News Feed

Could a California bill ban Christian teaching on homosexuality?

Sacramento, Calif., Apr 22, 2018 / 04:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A proposed law in California could have a chilling effect on free speech, warn critics who fear that it could ban efforts to explain and promote Christian teaching on sexual morality.

“The broad reach of AB 2942 leaves even simple religious speech on same-sex attraction or activities open to legal action and impinges on the basic human right of freedom of religion,” said the California Catholic Conference in a statement.

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Encouragement a strong factor in priesthood discernment, study finds

Washington D.C., Apr 21, 2018 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A strong majority of the 430 men who are about to be ordained to the Catholic priesthood in the United States come from families where both parents were Catholic, and had several friends encouraging them in their vocation.

The findings were from the annual survey of new ordinands by CARA, the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate out of Georgetown University. Out of the 430 men to be ordained to the priesthood, 334 responded to the survey, including 252 ordinands to the diocesan priesthood and 78 ordinands to the religious priesthood.

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Chicago church leaders unite to oppose massive tax threat to religious groups

Chicago, Ill., Apr 21, 2018 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Religious leaders in Chicago are fighting to end a lawsuit filed by an atheist group that would impose upwards of $1 billion in taxes for churches around the nation.

The lawsuit, Gaylor v. Mnuchin, was filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The case aims to end the parsonage allowance, a federal tax provision used by religious establishments such as churches, mosques, and synagogues, which offers a housing allowance to help religious leaders live in the communities they serve.

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Vatican News Feed

Pope Francis to new priests: Be like Jesus the Good Shepherd

Vatican City, Apr 22, 2018 / 05:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis ordained 16 men to the priesthood, reminding them to be like Jesus the Good Shepherd in the way they serve the members of their spiritual flock and minister to those who are lost and searching for God.

“Always have before your eyes the example of the Good Shepherd, who did not come to be served, but to serve and to seek and save what was lost,” the pope said in a homily before the ordination of 16 priests during a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica April 22.

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Christians must help others meet Jesus, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Apr 21, 2018 / 09:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday Pope Francis said that Christians are called to a mission of leading others to an encounter with Jesus Christ, in order that every person might grow in his or her individual call to holiness.

 

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Laywomen among new CDF appointees

Vatican City, Apr 21, 2018 / 07:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday Pope Francis named five new consultors of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, including three female academics and two priests.

The women are Dr. Linda Ghisoni, professor of canon law at the Pontifical Gregorian University; Dr. Michelina Tenance, professor of theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome; and Dr. Laetitia Calmeyn, lecturer of theology at the Collège des Bernardins in Paris.

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