Blood transports oxygen, it returns carbon dioxide as well as cleansing and nurturing the body with food and hormones. Some faint at the sight of it. We think of all the blood spilled in the world today and pray for peace. Christ’s blood was necessary. But our brothers and sisters gunned down on the streets is not. One person showed me how he was shot twice with stray bullets in his life on the streets of Baltimore because the wrong people had guns in their hands. They would not have harmed him if they didn’t. 

July is dedicated to the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ. Until the mid 20thcentury, the first Sunday in July was dedicated to the Precious Blood. Eventually, it became July 1. Today, the liturgical calendar merged it with Corpus Christi Sunday. 

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

Parish the Thought

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

The Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time 

Every time I assisted pilgrimages to the Holy Land, we stopped in Magdala. It is the site of a memorial church built recently to Women of the Gospels. You walk

The Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends in Christ, This June, let us advocate for migrants at our southern border who face mortal danger. Many Latinos have varied but valid reasons to come to our

The Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Rule of Law and Humility. It’s a shame whenever people break the law and gloat about it. Since moving to Baltimore, on a number of occasions I have nearly lost

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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.

Upcoming Events & Meetings

Litter Pilgrimage

The St. Ignatius Environmental Justice Committee, Antiracism Task Force, and Young Adult Ministry are co-sponsoring a Litter Pilgrimage on 21 July at 11:15 AM, where we will walk a rectangular […]

First Friday Adoration and Benediction

  First Friday Adoration and Benediction. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked each parish to extend its devotion to the Eucharist during 2023-24. Jesuit parishes have been […]

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.

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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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 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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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.

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