My Dear Sisters and Brothers in the Faith…

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Father Bill Watters, S.J.

Deeply saddened by what has transpired in our beloved city over the past number of days, I write to reassure you that we parishioners at Saint Ignatius Church desire to remain a presence and force for justice, peace and reconciliation in Baltimore in unison with all its citizens of good will. To this end I want to share with you some things that we have been doing since last Monday and will be doing in the days and weeks ahead.

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John Odean, our Director of Communications, and I discussed for an hour on Monday afternoon the violence engulfing our city with Pastor Joshua Smith of the Evangelical Gallery Church in Sandtown/Winchester, probably the most blighted area of our city and home to Freddie Gray. One of the outcomes of our talk was an invitation I extended to Pastor Smith to join me with some of his young people on a visit to Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. Later in the week, I emailed the pastor and asked him to let me and our parish know if we could provide any assistance to him and his parishioners. Later in May, I am planning to invite him to address our Pastoral Council about the plight of west Baltimoreans, especially its youth. - READ MORE

This Week’s Videos

This Mass of April 26, 2015 was celebrated by Fr. Steve Spahn, S.J.

Upcoming Events

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Embracing God’s Gifts – Tuesday, April 28 (CANCELLED)

As we've been watching the violence in our city these past days, we've decided to cancel our meeting this evening. Our hope and prayer is that this has subsided, but since it is … Read More...

Ignatian Reflection

Morning of Ignatian Reflection – Saturday, May 2

On Saturday, May 2, in Ignatian Hall, Father Bob Hamm, S.J., Seamus Dockery, and Toni Moore-Duggan will guide us in prayer and reflection. The program begins at 8:45 AM and … Read More...

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Young Family Ministry Spring Outing  –  Saturday, May 2

Who else has Spring Fever?!!?!? The Young Family Ministry will meet at Sherwood Gardens (close to Loyola University) for a casual family play-date picnic. The tulips should be at … Read More...

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Loaves & Fishes Beginning of Summer Program – Sunday, May 3

The Loaves and Fishes Ministry began in order to provide a nourishing weekend meal to the homeless and poor of Baltimore City and create an opportunity for fellowship for homeless … Read More...

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Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) Men’s Retreat – Saturday, May 9 and Sunday May 10

Our ISP ministry offers overnight retreats and days of recollection for men and women who are in transition from homelessness and addiction. During the retreats the participants … Read More...

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Iñigo Book Group – Tuesday, May 12

The Inigo Book Group will meet on Tuesday, May 12 in Ignatian Hall to discuss "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The meeting begins with social time at 6:30 PM is followed … Read More...

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Justice & Peace Committee – Thursday, May 14

One of our goals is to deepen our understanding of the principles of Catholic social teaching and then, through word and action, to help integrate these principles more fully into … Read More...

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St. Ignatius Movie Night – “Our Town” – Friday, May 15

Two tables encircled by a few chairs. A pair of church pews. Two ladders. On a nearly bare stage, playwright Thornton Wilder beckons theatergoers into an exploration of our … Read More...

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In the Reeves Gallery

Our new exhibit in the Reeves Gallery is Stations of the Cross, Watercolors by Gus Muller.  Gus Muller, a young 91 years of age, is the father of parishioner Bridget Sampson.  In … Read More...

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Support Groups

St. Ignatius hosts the following support groups that use our facilities each week: All meetings are held in Magner Hall - 801 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 Fridays - … Read More...