Dear Friends and families of St. Ignatius:
As we make final preparations for our new parish school and offices, one of the upcoming events is the dedication of our new donor wall, recognizing the many people, families and friends who have been instrumental in supporting the Capital Campaign and our future ministries.
The donor wall recognizes the names of persons or their loved ones who have made pledges of $5000 or more to the realization of our new school and parish offices. These pledges are arranged by size of donation to the campaign. If you go to the Vestibule (entrance) of the Church, you will see a sketch of the memorial wall. Names of those who are on the donor wall are shown on poster boards. If you would like to make any changes to your own memorial for your donation, please complete the donor wall postcard available and leave in the donor wall box.
If you would be interested in:
· Increasing your pledge,
· Remembering someone not mentioned on the list, or
· Having your name or someone you love remembered or honored on the donor wall,
Please contact Fr. Dave or our Campaign Administrator, Sue Kneer, at the parish offices, 916-482-9666, x234. Your request and/or the donor wall postcards should be completed by the end of the Thanksgiving holidays (November 25th, 2018).
Thank you for your support.
Giving thanks to those in need in the St. Ignatius Loyola parish community with our friend, Golden State Water Company. We are proud to participate in Operation Gobble, a program that distributes turkeys to charitable organizations that assist individuals and families with limited resources during the holiday season.
On the following day, reflecting a tradition in the Church for newly ordained, Fr. Alex will be celebrating his First Mass where he will be presider in the Chapel of the North American Martyrs on Sunday, November 25th at 10:00. Again, all are invited for the celebration. Let us keep Alex and his family in our prayers in thanksgiving for his vocation and his service in the Society of Jesus and the larger life of the Church.
Capital Campaign Information
As we look at the road ahead, we are invited to consider the financial picture of our daily ministries and the new buildings that make these ministries more effective. Just as we recall those before us who have been so generous, we too need to reflect on how we can walk together in fulfilling our responsibilities for those who will come after us.
If we look at our daily income and expenses as a parish, we have an annual operational budget of about $1.5 million each year. The payment of our diocesan loan for the upcoming years adds $127,000 each year just for the parish. When you consider our total expenses, the loan makes up about 8%. Now the school has also to make payments for the diocesan loan of about $63,000 a year. Meaning our total loan payments are almost $190,000 a year.
How does this unfold over the upcoming years? We have raised $6.2 million for this project. That’s about half of the total of $13 million for our new school and parish offices.
For the next 5 years, until around 2023, the school and parish are going to work to make those payments of $190,000 each year. While we anticipate special gifts, estates, and bequests over the next few years to help us in meeting our debt; in 2023 we plan on having a smaller campaign to pay off whatever balance of the loan remains.
Consider your weekly Contribution at mass
Our Weekly parish collection = $22,000/week
With 2800 registered families = $7.85/week per family
Please consider assisting in our expected increase of annual costs by 8-10% over the next 5 years.
· If you give $10 per week – increase to $11-15/week
· If you give $20 per week – increase to $22-25/week
· If you give $100 per week – increase to $110-$120/week
Thank you for your prayerful discernment and continued generosity.
Center for Ignatian Spirituality: Prayer Practicum Sessions FALL 2018
The Center for Ignatian Spirituality will be again offering its Prayer Practicum on two Tuesdays and two Saturdays each month this year.
The Prayer Practicum is meant to offer actual experiences of various forms of prayer for a half hour. Then the second half hour is an opportunity to respond to questions about spirituality and one’s prayer life. We are happy this year to have Matt Yim and Michael Cheney joining our team in leading these prayer sessions. All Prayer Practicum Sessions are free. Take home a copy of the bulletin, see the posters on the bulletin boards, or check out our parish website for more information. If you would have any questions, feel free to talk to Fr. Dave.
Mr. Bill Cartwright (middle), renowned NBA basketball star, is working in a collaboration project between St. Ignatius Parish and the University of San Francisco alumni.
TRAVEL IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. IGNATIUS
Join Jesuit High School instructors Leslie Willson and Michael Cheney, as well as Fr. Mike Moynahan, SJ. Pastor of St. Ignatius Parish, on a trip that explores the historic path of St. Ignatius Loyola. This trip will take place July 20 - August 1, 2019.
This adults-only trip is offered to Jesuit High School families, members of St. Ignatius Parish, and their friends. Highlights of the trip include time in Bilbao, Azpetia (birthplace of St. Ignatius), the Loyola Manor and Basilica, Barcelona, Montserrat, the cave of Manresa; on to Rome to visit the rooms of Ignatius at the Gesu; the Church of St. Ignatius (where Robert Bellarmine, Aloysius Gonzaga and John Berchmans are buried); St. Peter’s, Chapel of La Storta, St. Mary Major Basilica where Ignatius celebrated his first Mass, and more. We plan on celebrating the Feast of St. Ignatius on July 31st. There will be time for reflection and prayer, led by spiritual directors Michael Cheney and Fr. Mike Moynahan, SJ.
If you want additional information or have questions, you can visit www.acis.com (Group ID: 113609) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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