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.
Events in Hall Suspended
Due to the resurgence of the pandemic, all events in the Parish Hall have been suspended until further notice. The only exception would be the Christmas Eve Masses.
Wienhusen Scholarships 2021-2022
The Marie A. & William G. Wienhusen Scholarship Process has now begun for 2021-2022 scholarships.
Procedures and scholarship forms can be accessed through the upper menu on this page.
Guardian Angels Christmas Concert
Guardian Angel's Christmas Concert is also online. You can find it here. By the way, even if you don't watch the whole concert, be sure to check out the way they did the 12 Days of Christmas at 51:45. That's our little Gracie singing the Partwhich in the Pear Twee.
Bishop Parkes Reaches Out To Us All
Can't Afford Your Bills?
If the Covid Virus restrictions have had a horrible impact on your budget:
1-Catholic Charities and Bishop Parkes want to help with your utility bills. Call 727-893-1313 ext 157 or email: [email protected] (Assistance begins June 29).
2-The People of St. Ignatius have established a fund for parishioners to help with their mortgage, rent or other major bills. Call Msgr. Pellegrino at 727-682-5074
Diocesan Accountability Site
The Diocese of St. Petersburg has launched an Accountability Site detailing how sexual abuse claims are handled and noting what has taken place in the past. Find this site here.
Welcome to Online Giving
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"
New Directory of Ministries Booklet
185 Programs, 79 movies, 23 children programs, 83 Documentaries, 102 audiobooks 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. You can watch them online, on your tablet or smart phones, or on your TV with the apple or roku aps. Click here to go to the formed site to register. Click register on the lower right of that page, put that you are part of an organization, and put in our parish access code: 68Z88Q. The email you give them will get you onto the formed site using whatever device you wish.
Sunday: 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:30 am, 6:00 pm (Life Teen)
Daily Masses Mon-Fri 7:00 am & 9:00 am
Saturday: 9:00 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:00-3:45 and after the 6::30 Mass (returned to Church Reconciliation Rooms)
Is It Safe to Come Back to church?
Is It Safe To Come Back to Church at St. Ignatius?
Many parishioners who have not been attending Church for fear of contracting Covid are wondering if the time is now right for them to return. They watch Mass on their computers and tablets, but miss receiving the Eucharist weekly. Taking it for granted that those whose immune systems have been compromised or who have a member in their family with a compromised immune system should not return to Church until a safe and effective vaccine is available, St. Ignatius has taken the following actions to be sure that attendance at Mass is safe.
1) If you come back to St. Ignatius you will find that everyone in the church is wearing a mask. This is mandatory for attendance in the church.
2) You will find that all the surfaces of the Church are sanitized. After every Mass, our excellent maintenance department sprays all the pews, door handles and any place that may have been touched.
3) You will find that social distancing is kept by having every other pew roped off and markers on the pews so that households may stay six feet from other households.
4) You will see that we have taken measures to minimize your touching something that others have touched. For example, the basket is not passed–baskets for your support are placed on tables at the entrances of the church. Bulletins and other materials are available for you to pick up. The hymnals have been removed and music is projected onto the screens.
5) You will find hand sanitizing stations available at all the doors of the church.
Our concern is the safety of all who attend Mass. If you or members of your family are not immuno-compromised, then you should feel comfortable returning to Mass.
Msgr. Pellegrino and Fr. Bell will continue to post their Masses and homilies for those who cannot attend. Just follow the links below. Please note that the links become active by 4:00 pm on Saturdays:
Faith Formation Religious Education News
We have posted the Faith Formation/Religious Education Schedules for the entire year. Go to the Top Menu, and under Ministries you'll find the sub menu "Faith Formation--Religious Education." There you will find the schedules for all the classes. You can also find registration forms for these classes there.