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A Warm Welcome is extended to all who have
come to Saint Ignatius and to the Chapel of Saint Ann to join together in this
community of worship and praise to Almighty God. We are grateful to our faithful
parishioners who come to our church every weekend. Also, we welcome our neighbors
and guests who visit us occasionally and want them to know they are always welcome.
St. Ignatius Church was established in 1885 for Irish Immigrants who settled in
what is now Pringle. St. Hedwig's Church (Polish) was established in 1901 and
St. Mary's Annunciation church (Lithuanian) was established in 1902. These three
were consolidated into St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in 2007-2009. This blending
has brought a new awareness of ethnic customs and spirituality. St. Ignatius Loyola
Parish remains committed to exemplifying a contemporary approach to Church. It
is active in liturgy, social outreach, cultural exchange, and spirituality. In
line with diocesan guidelines, the Parish Pastoral Council is forming a five year
pastoral plan based on the areas of Word, Worship, Community, and Service, as
put forth by Bishop Joseph Bambera in his pastoral letter, Wounded and Loved,
Regathering the Scattered. Further information on this can be found below
in the hypertext link, "Bishop Bambera's Pastoral letter "Wounded and
Loved, Regathering the Scattered."
Based on the Bishop's pastoral, Wounded and Loved, Regathering the Scattered,
the ministries of the parish can be structured around Word, Worship, Community
and Service and implemented by Servant Leadership.