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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. 

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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

Pope visits Caserta

(Vatican Radio) “From the pope we expect a push”, Bishop of Caserta Giovanni D’Alise, told Vatican Radio describing the people of Caserta as they eagerly await the arrival of Pope Francis who will be making a short pastoral visit to the region this afternoon.  The Holy Father is scheduled to depart from the Vatican at 3 pm. He will arrive by helicopter where he will be greeted by both the Bishop and civil representatives of Caserta. From there, he will travel to meet the priests of the diocese. At the end of his time with the priests, he is scheduled to greet the faithful gathered in the Piazza in front of the palace of Caserta.  The Pope will conclude his visit with the celebration the Holy Mass held in the Piazza. At the end of the Mass, the pope will then return to the helicopter and depart for the Vatican.The pope will return to Caserta on Monday a strictly private visit with his personal friend, evangelical pastor Giovanni Traettino.Listen to the report by Andrew Summerson: 

(From archive of Vatican Radio)

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Pope Francis make surprise visit to Vatican Canteen and queues up for his lunch

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis made a surprise visit on Friday to the Vatican’s canteen for its employees.  He turned up there unexpected shortly after noon much to everybody’s astonishment and after taking a tray and cutlery joined the line with all the employees to be served his lunch.  Staff at the canteen said he ate pasta without sauce and cod served with grilled tomatoes.  He ate his lunch at a long table alongside a group of various employees.  Describing the papal visit as "like a thunderbolt out of the blue," the canteen’s chef Franco Pai'ni said the Pope was introduced to the staff and others there and asked them questions about themselves and their work. Afterwards, he paid them compliments on the quality of the food,  gave his blessing and took part in a group photo before leaving.   (From archive of Vatican Radio)

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Pope Francis prays for success of Ordinariate’s Exploration Day

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has said he is praying for the success of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham's forthcoming "Called To Be One" exploration day, which it has planned with the aim of increasing understanding of the Ordinariate's purpose and reaching out to those who may feel called to join it.

The endorsement was delivered in a letter from the Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, Archbishop Antonio Mennini, to Monsignor Keith Newton, the Ordinary of the Ordinariate.

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