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Live the Gospel,Whatever it takes!

Welcome to St. Ignatius Catholic Community in the Mount Vernon section of downtown Baltimore.

Over a thousand people have found a spiritual home here—people of all ages, cultures, and in different seasons of life. Families are encouraged, children are nurtured, older people are supported, and college students are challenged.

As a Jesuit parish, we encourage people to reflect on their experiences and to discern God’s presence in their lives. Our desire is to nurture lay leadership as well as personal faith a “faith that does justice” by way of solidarity with the poor and dedication to the greater good.

Parish 'The Thought'

The parish weekly newsletter with all of the events, spiritual resources, and information on the goings on in the church.

People utilize Lent for all sorts of mixed motives. Lent may be the season to jump start New Year’s Resolutions. It may be that time of year to reignite prayer, to revitalize relationships, to lose weight, to avoid chocolate, give up whiskey, end the salty language, and get away from the internet. But that’s not the real reason for Lent.  Lent is the time for believers to reflect on the passion and death of Jesus Christ, the great sacrifice, his choice to offer his life as a ransom for us and our sins, how he suffered, died and was buried. 

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Become a Parishioner

As a Jesuit parish, we believe we are called to explore, discover, respect, protect, and enhance whatever is humane and graced in every person, and in every culture.

Parish Announcements, News, & Updates

Easter Flower Contributions

Parishioner assistance in the form of donations is needed for our annual Easter Flower Fund. This drive allows St. Ignatius to decorate the sanctuary properly for such a great occasion. Flower orders are placed at the end of March. Donations are accepted until March 17. Would you like to donate

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Inaugural Young Adult Food & Fellowship Social

Mark your calendars – Our Inaugural Young Adult Food & Fellowship social is happening (this) Sunday, January 21st, right after the 6 pm Mass at Never on Sunday. Come and join us for a delightful evening, meet new friends, and enjoy some faith-filled fun. On January 27th we will be

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A Note From The Young Adult Ministry

Interested in being a lector or Eucharistic minister at this (6pm) Mass? If you’ve never done it before, stay after Mass (the 6 pm) for a quick chat with Deacon Andrew.  Those with previous experience may signup at https://bit.ly/6pmMassSignup. Details can be found on the webpage & Instagram.  Mark your calendars for

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Upcoming Events & Meetings

Event Series Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

St. Ignatius Catholic Community 740 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, United States

The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth as a man. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events […]

Event Series Never on Sunday

Never on Sunday

Ignatian Hall 740 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, United States

Never on Sunday is the Young Adult Ministry Fellowship's monthly  event that, believe it or not, is on Sundays! Join us following the 6 p.m. Mass for and evening of […]

Event Series Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

St. Ignatius Catholic Community 740 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, United States

The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth as a man. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events […]

Ethiopia at the Crossroads Museum Visit

Ethiopia at the Crossroads Museum Visit Sunday, March 3rd - 1:00 PM Join us for a tour at 1:00 p.m. of the exhibit Ethiopia at the Crossroads on the final […]

Never on Sunday

Ignatian Hall 740 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, United States

Never on Sunday is the Young Adult Ministry Fellowship's monthly  event that, believe it or not, is on Sundays! Join us following the 6 p.m. Mass for and evening of […]

Loaves & Fishes

Loaves & Fishes

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 patrons and ministry volunteers, trying to understand and live out the Gospel challenge of Matthew 25.
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Young Adult Ministry

Young Adult Ministry

We strive to build community for young adults in their twenties and thirties by fostering a loving, respectful, faith-seeking and fun atmosphere.
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Embracing God’s Gifts

Embracing God’s Gifts

Our mission is to create opportunities for the spiritual enrichment, support and inclusion of all diverse individuals, while being informed by church teaching, and to promote awareness and community building among them.
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Immigration Committee

Immigration Committee

We feel called by the Gospel and guided by Catholic Social Teaching to welcome the stranger by seeing in the immigrant the face of Christ. America is a country built by immigrants, most of us need to look back only one or two generations to discover our own immigrant ancestors.
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PREP

PREP

Our program prepares children cognitively, spiritually and experientially throughout grade school and middle school, and includes sacramental preparation for Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation.
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St. Ignatius Reading & Discussion Group

St. Ignatius Reading & Discussion Group

We discuss a varied selection of books and topics to expand our knowledge and stimulate reflection—to increase our vision and see through the eyes of others through thoughtful, well prepared, civil discussions of selected books.
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Antiracism Taskforce

Antiracism Taskforce

We use Catholic teachings on social justice and Ignatian spirituality to discern how God is calling us to confront racism.
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Environmental Justice Committee

Environmental Justice Committee

The Environmental Justice Committee works to advance, educate and participate with individuals and groups to improve the condition of the environment for all of the earth’s inhabitants through direct action, education and advocacy in harmony with the environment.
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Hunger, Housing & Poverty Committee

Hunger, Housing & Poverty Committee

Our mission is to educate and advocate for those who are food insecure, in need in housing, and suffering. We work to oppose any budget cuts that would increase hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world.
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