Parish Articles

Day: December 14, 2021

Jim Kline

Tell us about yourself, your background, and why you are interested in serving. I have been a parishioner for only 3 years, but feel like St. Ignatius is home. I am recently retired and looking for ways to serve. I worked over 40 years at the same local company as

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Rosanne Hanratty

Tell us about yourself, your background, and why you are interested in serving. My immediate reason for applying to serve on the Pastoral Council is my successful treatment for breast cancer and cancer-caused strokes, which have provided me with a perspective that we never know what the future holds and

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Jack Gatti

Tell us about yourself, your background, and why you are interested in serving. I am originally from a small town outside of Detroit, where I was raised Catholic and attended a tightly knit community parish. I first discovered the Jesuits when I joined my campus parish in college. I was

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Christopher Daffin

Tell us about yourself, your background, and why you are interested in serving. I’m Chris Daffin, a first-year law student at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. I was born in New Orleans, LA and raised in South Alabama. I attended undergrad at a Jesuit college, Spring Hill

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Christina deGraft-Johnson

Tell us about yourself, your background, and why you are interested in serving. I was born and raised Catholic in the great country of South Africa. My family moved to the States when I was 8 and my communal Catholic faith faltered for a myriad of reasons. I remain steadfast

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The Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

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 into the church and a dome is held up by seven pillars with women’s names on them. These are heroines

The Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

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 into the church and a dome is held up by seven pillars with women’s names on them. These are heroines

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