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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. 

Welcome Bishop Parkes!

On Monday, Nov 28th, Bishop Gregory L. Parkes was introduced as the Fifth Bishop of St. Petersburg, to be installed on Jan 4th at 2:00 pm in the Cathedral of St.Jude the Apostle.

Click here for more information about Bishop Parkes.

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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:

"Robert N. Lynch, 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, Spanish Mass 7:00 pm in Chapel
Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:30 am & 6:00 pm (Life Teen)

Mass for Immaculate Conception: Wed Dec 7th: 4:00 pm, Thurs Dec 8th: 6:45 am, 7:30 am, 9:00 am, & 7:00 pm

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

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

The Immaculate Conception is a Holy Day of Obligation.  Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Dec 7th at 4:00 pm and Thursday, Dec 8th at 6:45 am, 7:30 am, 9:00 am and 7:00 pm.  All Masses will be celebrated in the Church.

Vatican News Feed

Pope Francis meets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Vatican

Vatican City, Dec 2, 2016 / 07:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- While he was in town for a global meeting on the crisis in the Mediterranean region, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stopped by the Vatican for a meeting with Pope Francis that likely centered largely on the challenges of migration.

Kerry is currently in Rome for the three-day “Rome Med – Mediterranean Dialogues” meeting, which this year runs Dec. 1-3. The second annual event is a high-level initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, as well as the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI).

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Pope dedicates December to praying for end to child soldiers

Vatican City, Dec 2, 2016 / 04:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his latest prayer video, which highlights his prayer intention for the month of December, Pope Francis focused on putting an end to the phenomenon of child-soldiers, which he called a “form of slavery.”

The video, published Dec. 1, shows a soldier suiting up for battle in the dark, boots, gun and ammo included. When the soldier’s face is shown, it’s a young boy with the lower half of his face covered by a bandana.

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Why famed atheist Stephen Hawking is on a pontifical academy

Vatican City, Dec 2, 2016 / 03:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Stephen Hawking’s visit to the Vatican this week has raised curiosity, with some asking what exactly the famed astrophysicist and self-proclaimed atheist was doing in the heart of the Catholic Church.

But for the Vatican, his visit was nothing out of the ordinary. Hawking is a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences – which includes 80 of the most brilliant scientists in the world – and he was in Vatican City for the group’s annual meeting.

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US Catholic News Feed

Supreme Court appears skeptical of Texas' death penalty standards

Washington D.C., Dec 2, 2016 / 02:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a death penalty case that could determine the fate of a man whom lawyers say is intellectually disabled.

The legal issue in question, said Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, is “did Texas violate the Eighth Amendment when it disregarded the national consensus definition” of intellectual disability and “substituted a non-clinical” standard in its place?

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Father Stanley Rother: The first US-born martyr

Oklahoma City, Okla., Dec 2, 2016 / 11:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother, a priest of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City who served in Guatemala, making him the first martyr to have been born in the United States.

“Servant of God Fr. Stanley Rother has been approved for beatification!” Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City announced on Facebook Dec. 2. “He is the first US born martyr and priest to receive this official recognition from the Vatican! And of course the first from Oklahoma!”

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Virgin of Guadalupe visits women in LA jail

Los Angeles, Calif., Dec 2, 2016 / 12:42 am (CNA).- The image of the Virgin of Guadalupe made its way through the narrow halls of the Century Regional Women Detention Facility in Lynwood, California on Sunday, Nov. 27.

Stopping at several two-tier cells at the facility’s east and west towers, Gonzalo de Vivero, director of the L.A. Archdiocese’s Office of Restorative Justice, together with Knight of Columbus Mark Padilla, pulled a makeshift cart carrying the digital reproduction of the original copy of the Guadalupana, a gift to the archdiocese of from Mexico City’s Basilica a decade ago.

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