St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish

"I am the wheat of God. I must become the bread of Christ." St. Ignatius of Antioch

Contact Info

715 East Orange St.
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-4208
P: 727-937-4050 x201
F: 727-943-0676

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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Mass Times

Saturday Vigil Masses: 4:00 pm & 6:30 pm
Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:30 am
& 6:00 pm Life Teen

Mon-Fri 7:30 am, 9:00 am
Sat 9:00 am

Confessions Sat 3:00-3:45 pm
& after 6:30 pm Mass

Vatican News

Card Vegliò: action is needed to defend minorities in Iraq

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday met with Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò, the President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, to discuss the plight of those fleeing the Islamist violence in Iraq. The so-called Islamic State controls large areas of both Syria and Iraq, and has been conducting a campaign of terror, especially against religious minorities, including Christians.

Cardinal Vegliò told Vatican Radio the Pope said the Church must be in the forefront  in efforts to  defend the weak. 

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"La Cachita" finds a home in the Vatican gardens

(Vatican Radio) Affectionately known as "La Cachita", Cuba's beloved Virgin of Charity of El Cobre has been given a place of honour in the Vatican gardens. In a ceremony presided over by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, a replica of the image of the "Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre", the Patron Saint of Cuba, was located in the Vatican.A delegation of Cuban bishops, who brought the statue as a gift to Pope Francis, was present for the ceremony. In 1998, Pope John Paul II crowned the Virgin of the Caridad del Cobre  during an apostolic journey to the Caribbean country.The Virgin of Charity is closely linked to Cuban history and to the island's independence struggle, Her image accompanied freedom fighters against Spanish colonial rule. The story goes that in 1862, two indigenous young men and a child of African descent were trying to get salt in the eastern bay of Nipe, where they came accross an image of the virgin floating on the sea.On September 8, 1927, the Shrine of the Virgin of Charity of El Cobre was raised on the Maboa Mountain, in eastern Santiago de Cuba as one of the most venerated religious sites in Cuba, with some 500 visitors every day.(From archive of Vatican Radio)

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Syrian Bishop calls for international peace force for Syria

(Vatican Radio)  An international peace force is needed to hold back the onslaught of so-called Islamic State militants who continue to make gains in Syria and Iraq – that, according to Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo, Syria, Antoine Audo.

In an interview with Vatican Radio’s Italian Service, Bishop Audo says, “We are a bit confused; no one knows exactly what is happening.  As Christians, as Syrians, we hope to have a solution of reconciliation, of peace, with the help of the United Nations.  An international peace force is needed.  The situation in Aleppo is rather difficult, with problems of electricity, water;  there is no security.  No one knows when the bombs will drop.  And, despite everything, as Christians, we try to be lively, active, to go about business.  For example, this week we will have several days of reflections with all the people who work with us at Caritas.  We try to survive, to be active… we cannot do other things.”

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