Contact Information

William Paznekas
[email protected]
Contact for more information including a list of the discussion questions for monthly meeting.

Meeting Times

Saint Ignatius Reading and Discussion Group will meet in the Church office on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Mission Statement of the Saint Ignatius Reading and Discussion Group

This group seeks to promote the reading and thoughtful discussion of a varied selection of books and topics in order to expand our knowledge and stimulate reflection. We hope to increase our vision and see through the eyes of others through thoughtful, well prepared, civil discussions of selected books. Meetings open with a prayer/reflection in tune with the book under discussion or with timely, felt needs within the greater community be it parish, diocese, nation or world.

Group details

The Reading & Discussion Group of St. Ignatius Parish in Baltimore meets the second Tuesday of each month (excepting the month of December) at the Saint Ignatius Parish Office Building, 110 East Madison St, Baltimore 21202. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the discussion of the book running from 7 – 8:30 pm.

Book proposals are open to the community at large. Those proposing a selection should be ready to facilitate, give a prayerful reflection, and present topics of discussion for/at the meeting during which exchange of views on their book is held. Books for discussion in upcoming months are selected by active members of the group.

The St. Ignatius Reading & Discussion Group welcomes new members at any time during the year. Members of the group represent the cultural and professional diversity that makes being part of St. Ignatius Parish such a wonderful experience. If interested or have any questions, feel free to come to the next meeting or contact William Paznekas ([email protected]).


Book Title




14-Jan Readings from 3 “Baltimore” poets E.A. Poe, Ogden Nash, Tupac Shakur Wm. Paznekas Poetry / local interest
11-Feb Beloved Toni Morrison Joe Hillery Historical fiction / movie
10-March Wise Blood Flannery O’Connor Will Howard Southern Gothic fiction / First novel / Classic / movie
14-April River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey Sister Helen Prejean Ann Vinup Memoir / Spirituality
12-May The Human Factor Graham Greene Wm. Paznekas Classic / Espionage / movie
9-June Silence Shusaku Endo Patti Vining Historical fiction / Japanese culture / Religion / movie

The remainder of slots for 2020 are open to suggestion (contact [email protected]). Submissions should be made by the start of April. Those proposing readings should be prepared to facilitate group discussion. Selections will be determined by vote of active members