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St. Ignatius Loyola Church 1095 Church Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353 Phone ~ 717-677-8012 Fax ~ 717-677-6350 December 31 & Jan. 1, 2016 The Solemnity of Mary, Mother …
St. Ignatius Loyola Church

1095 Church Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353 Phone ~ 717-677-8012 Fax ~ 717-677-6350

December 31 & Jan. 1, 2016 The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

~Reverend Raymond LaVoie ~ Pastor, Ex-Officio ~Fr. Dominic M. DiBiccaro ~ Parish Administrator [email protected] ~Deacon Steve Huete ~ Pastoral Associate [email protected] Weekend Masses

Saturday Vigil Mass - 5:00 pm Sunday ~ 8:00 am and 10:30 am

Weekday Masses

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday ~ 8:30 am Wednesday - 7:00 pm

Holy Days of Obligation See Parish Calendar inside

Parish Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Closed Fridays, Holy Days of Obligation, and Holidays Parish Office e-mail ~ [email protected] Parish Website ~

Sacrament of Penance Saturday ~ 4:15pm- 4:45pm; or by appointment.

Sacrament of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick should be given if an individual is gravely ill or near death. If possible, the Sacrament should also be administered before major surgery or when one is initially hospitalized.

Sacrament of Marriage

Diocesan policy requires 12 months of preparation for Marriage. Contact the parish as soon as possible after engagement. No arrangements should be made prior to consultation with the pastor .

Sacrament of Baptism Parents must be registered members of the parish and attend a Baptism preparation class prior to the Baptism if this is your first child baptized. The requirements for godparents are established by the Catholic Church. Please call the parish office for information.

Parish Registration

All Catholics should be registered in their local parish. Please contact the parish office to obtain registration forms, or if you are uncertain of the parish where you should register.

Mass Intentions, Daily Readings, & Events for the week of: Peek at the December 31st ~ January 8th Week...

Saturday, December 31

St. Sylvester I 1 John 2:18-21 • John 1:1-18 Second Collection: Cemetery Upkeep

Thursday, January 5 St. John Neumann

1 John 3:11-21 • John 1:43-51

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm ~ Confessions ~ Church 5:00 pm ~ MASS ~ Paul & Ginny York 66th Wedding Anniversary

8:00 am - 2:00 pm Parish Office Open 8:30 am ~ MASS ~ Karen McFaul 6:30 pm ~ Knights of Columbus ~ Conference 7:00 pm ~ OCIA ~ Library

Sunday, January 1

Friday, January 6

Mary, the Holy Mother of God Numbers 6:22-27 • Galatians 4:4-7 • Luke 2:16-21 Second Collection: Cemetery Upkeep 8:00 am ~ MASS + Franklin Walter NO Religious Education 10:30 am ~ MASS ~ People of the Parish

St. André Bessette 1 John 5:5-13 • Mark 1:7-11 or Luke 3:23-38 Parish Office Closed 8:30 am ~ MASS + John, Mary & Elizabeth M. Irvin Saturday, January 7

Monday, January 2

St. Raymond of Peñafort 1 John 5:14-21 • John 2:1-11 Second Collection: Church in Eastern Europe

Parish Office Closed

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm ~ Confessions ~ Church 5:00 pm ~ MASS + Ruth Baker

Tuesday, January 3

Sunday, January 8

Sts. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen 1 John 2:22-28 • John 1:19-28

The Most Holy Name of Jesus 1 John 2:29—3:6 • John 1:29-34 Parish Office Closed 8:30 am ~ MASS + Larry Kane 9:00 am - 10:00 am ~ 40 + group ~ Conference 10:00 am - 11:00 am ~ Bible Study ~ Conference Wednesday, January 4

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 1 John 3:7-10 • John 1:35-42 8:00 am - 2:00 pm ~ Parish Office Open 10:00 am - Mass at Laurel Run 7:00 pm ~ MASS + Jack Gearity

HAPPY NEW YEAR You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance. PSALM 65:11

Would your family like to carry the offertory gifts to the Altar? There is a sign up sheet in the Narthex. Families for the weekend of: January 7 & 8 5:00 pm - open 8:00 am - open 10:30 am - open

Epiphany of the Lord Isaiah 60:1-6 • Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6 • Matthew 2:1-12 Second Collection: Church in Eastern Europe 8:00 am ~ MASS ~ People of the Parish 9:10 am - 10:15 am ~ Religious Education 9:10 am - 10:15 am ~ Coffee & Donuts 10:30 am ~ MASS + Ron Grance

Parish Office will be closed January 2nd & 3rd

Upcoming Second Collections:

December 31 & January 1 - Cemetery Upkeep January 7 & 8 - Church in Eastern Europe

March for Life Friday, January 27th Details coming soon.

BICENTENNIAL BULLETIN BOARD KEEP POSTED FOR UPCOMING EVENTS AND THINGS WE NEED FROM YOU While doing some winter cleaning out, if you happen to run into any artifacts, pictures or information about our “Old Mission Church” please consider sharing it with the church. We have a small display case in the Loyola center. There is a log of all items on display and who they belong to. Why was "

St. Ignatius Parish built on this spot in the valley? Who are the families whose names are on our stained glass window? Why did the Jesuits pick this valley to build a mission?"Well, we aren't exactly sure of the right answers to those questions, but we would like to know. And we want your additional questions that you would like to know about the history of our beloved St. Ignatius Parish, Buchanan Valley, our Jesuit roots, etc., for the upcoming anniversary edition parish directory. We want to know what you want to know about our rich history. Please send your questions to the parish email: [email protected], or drop a note for the front office. Please mark the correspondence care of the directory committee. Questions will be compiled and reviewed by the directory committee. Any questions please contact either Pam Redding or Val Mentzer.

Deadline date for submitting questions: December 31, 2016. One last question we definitely know the answer to: Who is a vital part of the St. Ignatius Parish Family? YOU ARE!! Thanks for your input and support!

As we get closer to 2017 and you would like to be part of the Celebration Ministry team, please turn in your volunteer sheet or pick-up a blank form in the Narthex. To All Parishioners who have photos of our beloved St. Ignatius Parish…. We Need You! Help us celebrate our 200th Anniversary with photos for the Parish Directory and/or Anniversary Celebrations! We would love any old photos of the parish, parishioners, you, your parents, your grandparents or a church-related function or activity – anything to honor our 200 years of our spiritual family in the valley! You may scan and email the photo to [email protected] OR you may deposit them in a drop box at the Parish Office. Please place them in an envelope with your name so we may return them to their rightful owner. Along with the photo, if you could please include as much descriptive information as possible - Who, What, When, & Where – that would be most helpful! Please send these photos no later than January 8th. Questions or concerns? Please contact either: Pam Redding at 337-3887 or Val Mentzer at 337-3154.


Real Parent (n): "Any Parent that is not imaginary." Whether you are a birth, foster, adoptive, step, or surrogate parent -- we are all REAL parents. And there are REAL kids in your neighborhood who need you. Please contact us today to see how you can help. Training classes start January 14th. Contact Catholic Charities Foster Care at 717-564-7115.

Diocesan Mass for Homeschooling Families Bishop Gainer will be celebrating Mass for Homeschooling Families in Room 103 of the Diocesan Center the evening of Friday, January 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM. The Sacrament of Penance will be available before Mass from 5:30 - 6:15 PM. After Mass, there will be a light reception with cookies, coffee, and punch in the lobby. If you plan to attend, please RSVP Jim Gontis at the Diocesan Religious Education Office by January 3, at [email protected], letting us know the number of people from your family planning to attend. The Diocesan Center is located at 4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, PA, 17111. Winter/Spring Adult Faith Formation Opportunities The Diocesan Institute schedule of Winter/Spring adult education offerings is now available. Visit to access the schedule and registration information. Numerous courses and sessions are also available via webinar, allowing you to participate from home. Contact Ryan Bolster at [email protected] or (717) 657-4804, ext. 225 for information.

Delone Catholic High School Cash Raffle/Dinner Fundraiser January 14, 2017 S.A.V.E.S. Social Hall Over 42 cash prizes totaling more than $16,200.00 are given away with a grand prize of $5,000.00.

The donation is $100 per ticket which admits 2 people for dinner and open bar. You must be 21 to attend.

For information call Patty at 717-451-7618 or school office.


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Furnace go out on a cold day, give Morris Mechanical a call.

Upcoming Events: (watch the bulletin for details) January 1: Second Collection for Cemetery Upkeep 7/8: Second Collection for Church in Eastern Europe 21: Knights of Columbus Ladies Dinner Dance

22: Holy Hour for Life 23: 8:30 am Mass 27: March for Life

It’s a good day to have a good day.

Parish Staff & Ministries Directory Parish Secretary ~ Sue Switzer ~ 717-677-8012 ~ [email protected] Financial Manager ~ Deacon Steve Huete ~ 717-677-8012/677-0682/816-9600 (cell) ~ [email protected] Buildings and Grounds ~ Kim Birckhead ~ 717-677-8012 Director of Religious Education ~ Carl Wonders ~ 717-334-8616 ~ [email protected] Director of Music Ministry ~ Rose Kane ~ 717-677-0558 Director of Youth Ministry ~ Matt Morris ~ 717-677-6802 Altar Flowers Kim Cease ~ 717-677-9327 Bereavement Luncheons Ginny Bittle ~ 717-677-6711 Cemetery Contact the Parish Office EWTN Helen Lagasse ~ 717-352-4339 Knights of Columbus ~ Grand Knight SK Bernie Cabana-Grand Knight ~ 717-677-9344 OCIA John Neiderer ~ 717-578-7536 Parish Council Joe Lanza ~ 717-677-6216 Picnic Co-Chairpersons John Neiderer ~ 717-578-7536 Wally Kane ~ 717-334-4811

Prayer Chain Mickie Schneider ~ 717-642-8501 [email protected] Helen Lagasse ~ 717-352-4339 [email protected] Soup Kitchen Jane Stockhausen ~ 717-352-4404 Sharon Forsythe ~ 717-352-4708 Website Email Robin Kimple [email protected]

Please pray for:

Please keep the homebound, the nursing home residents, the sick and especially the following parishioners & friends in your prayers:

Ginny Hoctor, Jean Weber, Sandy Gailey-Nordin, Tom Campbell, Tom Switzer (father of Tom Switzer),

Rachel Wonders, “Doc” Hammett (brother-in-law of Wally & Betsy Kane), Robert Jackson, Donnie Heffner, Paul Hall, Ange (daughter of Dave & Patte Hays), Carol Jackson, Bicky Redman, Bill Pulig, Anji Eisenhart, Clare Redding,

Taylor Brown (friend of Doug & Terry Edwards), Mary Attaway, Regina Vineyard, Mary Melouf, Mary Grace Zagara, George Farah, Hala Kassis, Nadia Shunnara, Alex Shahid (family/friends of Dalal McCarthy), Kate (daughter of Doug & Brenda Baldwin), Betty Shultz and Charlene Markle (friend of Carol McDannell), friends of Hannah & Sarah Wonders, Joann McDannell, All First Responders, April Turner, Conrad Lagasse, Delores & Jim Gilbert, Mary Margaret Kane, Mary Pekich, Wendy & Maria (Daughters of Mary Pekich).

If you have a family member of someone who you would like listed in the bulletin for the parish to pray for contact the parish office.

Food for the Spirit:

You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday’s JUNK. Louise Smith

OCIA Order of Christian Initiation of Adults

For the intentions of the Holy Father, Pope Francis, for the month of January: That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity.

We wish you all a very Happy, Healthy, Prosperous & Blessed New Year!

“COME AND SEE” CLASS WILL BE THURSDAYS @ 7:00 PM OCIA Courses for the next three weeks: We have candidates and also, parishioners interested in knowing more about their faith and some desiring to come to the fullness of their faith. The OCIA is open to those called to enter the Faith, those seeking full communion with the Catholic Church and those wishing to renew and deepen their Faith. January 5…. Sacraments - Baptism & Confirmation 12…. The Mass and the Eucharist 19…. Penance and Anointing of the Sick 26…. Matrimony All classes stand on their own, so if you miss a class, please continue the next week. Classes are in Loyola Center starting at 7:00 pm. Ask a Friend...and Come & See!


Women of St. Ignatius Luncheon There WILL NOT be a Women’s lunch in January or February because of the possibility of inclement weather. Lunches will resume in March 2017. We hope everyone had a Blessed Christmas!

SOUP KITCHEN: Once again we are asking for casseroles (pans with recipes are in the Narthex) plus bread and desserts for the Gettysburg Soup Kitchen. Our next visit will be on Thursday, January 19. There is a Sign-Up Sheet in the back of the Church if you can help with any of the items we need. All items (casseroles, bread, desserts) will need to be in the freezer in Lower Loyola following the 10:30 AM Mass on Sunday, December 15th. As always, thank you for your continued generosity. If you have questions about the soup kitchen, you may call Jane @ 717-352-4404 or Sharon @ 717-352-4708.



WELL YOU MISSED IT, BUT IT’S NEVER TO LATE TO BUY A COOKBOOK! Contact a member of the Knights of Columbus. Cookbooks are $5.00

Holy Hour for Life

DID YOU LOSE SOMETHING? GLOVES, MUGS, GLASSES, SCARVES, COATS WHATEVER THE ITEM MAY BE WE MAY HAVE IT! With winter weather here, please check all the lost and found boxes in the Narthex and Upper & Lower Loyola Center for your lost items.

The Diocese of Harrisburg will unite in a Holy Hour for Life in prayer for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, for full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and for support for those wounded by abortion. It will afford us a unique opportunity to show our devotion to Jesus in a very personal way while praying for an end to abortion.

Holy Hour at St. Ignatius Sunday, January 22, 2107 (after the 10:30 Mass)

EWTN has come to St. Ignatius EWTN app: MOBILE APPS FROM EWTN! Download the EWTN mobile app for FREE and carry Catholic programming with you! Enjoy live streams of many of our popular TV and radio shows, prayers and devotionals, as well as the latest Catholic news. Also available is the EWTN Bible App featuring the brilliantly recorded “Truth & Life” dramatized audio New Testament! Visit for more information and to download!