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Stations of the Cross Sign Up Form

We look forward to a very rich time over this Lenten season – particularly as we pray the “Stations of the Cross” followed by “Got Soup?” where we share fellowship with a simple dinner of soup, salad, and bread, and refreshments.   Last year, we usually hosted 40 participants. We need

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Focus Group/Conversations regarding our Live-streaming Mass

For those who participate in the 10am Mass livestream from St. Ignatius Church in Baltimore, Mr. Scott Masteller, a consultant, is keen to connect with you. Your feedback is invaluable in enhancing the Mass experience each week. Please fill in the information below and Scott will be in touch with

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6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus Compassionately Curses the Leper ( Mark 1:40-45) The healing is effortless. The healing is perfect. It is instantly effective. And his desire to touch this defiled outcast shows, again, his yearning for a close relationship with sinners. At the end of this sermon, I’m going to seek to show

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The Calling of Simon and Andrew

By John Petty Mark 1:14-20: “Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God,  15 and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.’ 16 As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon

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This Week’s Poor Box Collection: The Work of Fr. Mark Ebosele

Father Mark Okojie Ebosele returned to St. Ignatius Church in August for his 17th summer of ministry with us. Our parish supported Father Mark during his eight years of seminary training. In 2006 Father Watters flew to Nigeria to attend Father Mark’s Ordination to the Priesthood and to invite him to

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The Parable Of The Wedding Banquet (Matthew 22:1-14)

Introduction Since this parable follows the triumphant entry and precedes the teachings of Jesus on the signs of the end times delivered on the Mount of Olives (called the Olivet Discourse, Matthew 24, 25) on the Wednesday of the Passion Week, the experts in the chronology of the Gospels put this

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Grace and the Grace of God that was extended

by Kathleen Wegner In 2018, I first met Grace, who arrived to the U.S. on a student visa but could no longer afford university tuition. She was also expecting a child with her boyfriend. Grace reached out to Gabriel Network for help at St. Ignatius for help. Grace is a

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Matthew 21:33-43 – A “Must Hear” Parable

by Joshua P. Janke I know I’m dating myself and many of you with this question, but do you remember “Must See TV?” “Must See TV” was an advertising slogan used by NBC in the 1990’s to promote its Thursday night lineup of shows anchored by “Seinfeld” – the show

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Second Sunday of Lent

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

First Sunday of Lent

Pope Francis published his Lenten message this year 2024. He insists on our need to counter a “globalization of indifference.” He writes our Lenten journey will be concrete if… we realize that, even today, we remain under the rule of Pharoah, who is the ruler of whatever makes us weary

Second Sunday of Lent

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

First Sunday of Lent

Pope Francis published his Lenten message this year 2024. He insists on our need to counter a “globalization of indifference.” He writes our Lenten journey will be concrete if… we realize that, even today, we remain under the rule of Pharoah, who is the ruler of whatever makes us weary

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