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

US bishops endorse bill to provide legislative fix for DACA recipients

Washington D.C., Apr 25, 2018 / 06:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal judge ruled on Tuesday evening that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program must be re-opened to new applicants, and the following day the USCCB announced support for the “Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act of 2018,” which would codify DACA into law.

DACA is an Obama-era federal program that protects people who were brought to the United States illegally as children from being deported and also provides for work permits. DACA recipients, who are commonly referred to as “Dreamers,” must renew their DACA status each year.

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Franciscan University highlights sexual assault policies following criticism

Steubenville, Ohio, Apr 25, 2018 / 02:27 pm (CNA).- Franciscan University in Steubenville has said it is committed to reporting and investigating all allegations of abuse in alignment with Title IX requirements and the school’s Catholic identity, following claims that it has mishandled abuse cases in the past.

“While many schools provide Title IX training that meets requirements, here, we hold our students to a higher standard,” David Schmiesing, vice president of Student Life, told CNA in email comments.

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Why Catholics should beware as high-tech 'deepfake' videos emerge

Dallas, Texas, Apr 25, 2018 / 03:01 am (CNA).- Like any figure of importance, there is high likelihood that the Pope or another Catholic leader could be the subject of a fake video using a rapidly improving technology—and everyone needs to take care not to empower such a hoax, said Rudolph Bush, director of journalism at the University of Dallas.

“It’s very likely to happen, I think, and the consequences could be serious,” Bush told CNA April 23. “Depending on who is targeted by this, depending on how ripe that target is to be manipulated, it could be very damaging.”

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Vatican News Feed

Council of Cardinals prep new constitution for Roman Curia

Vatican City, Apr 25, 2018 / 08:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis and his Council of Cardinals met this week to continue their discussion of curial reform and to work on the draft of a new apostolic constitution outlining the structure and duties of the Roman Curia.

There is no predicted release date for the apostolic constitution, but the drafting and editing “will take some time,” according to an April 25 Vatican communique. When finished, it will be presented to Pope Francis for further consultation and final approval.

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Pope Francis will visit Bari to host ecumenical day of prayer for peace

Vatican City, Apr 25, 2018 / 07:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will travel to the Italian town of Bari July 7 for an ecumenical gathering with the heads of other Christian churches to pray for peace in the Middle East.

According to the April 25 Vatican communique announcing the visit, the event will primarily be “a day of prayer and reflection on the dramatic situation of the Middle East which afflicts so many brothers and sisters in the faith.”

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Pope Francis: The Christian life is a battle against evil

Vatican City, Apr 25, 2018 / 04:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis spoke about the temptations encountered in the Christian life, encouraging the faithful not to be discouraged by the struggle, but to be reassured and strengthened by the prayers of the Church.

“It is difficult to fight against evil, to escape from its deceptions, to regain strength after a tiring struggle, but we must know that all of Christian life is a battle,” the pope said April 25.

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