Message from Father
Dear Parishioners of Saint Ignatius,
I hope that you are doing well during these unique times. Let’s continue to pray for each other as parishioners. Though we are separated from each other physically as a parish, we are united spiritually and in our faith.
My hope is that we can stay connected to each other as a parish during these times, though separated by distance, and stay connected to our faith, our prayer life, and the Lord. While it’s not true for everyone, perhaps these circumstances will even give us more time for reflection and prayer.
I wanted to let you know about some of the ways that the parish council, the staff, Father Andrew, the faith formation committee, and I are working to stay connected in that way so that we can continue to grow in our faith and keep our eyes fixed on Christ, especially in these uncertain times. You will find a full list of resources that I hope will be helpful for you during this time. In a special way, I’d invite you to look at our Facebook page for live-streaming of the Masses, regular reflections from myself or Father Andrew, and more. Also, we are blessed with a subscription to FORMED, which is full of resources for growing in your faith from home, in addition to the many other opportunities listed below. Please consider signing up for our email blast and checking out our website regularly for regular updates, as well.
As one final point, while I am certainly aware these are uncertain times economically, I would gently like to encourage you to continue your giving to Saint Ignatius either via mail or setting up an electronic transfer through the parish office. It’s not fun talking about it, but the reality is that without the Masses and the accompanying collections for the next few weeks, if not months, our parish will take a very significant financial hit. Again, I am aware that your financial situation may have changed as well these last few days. We appreciate any support that you are able to give so we can keep going strong in trying to fulfill our mission as a parish. May God bless you. Please see the resources below. Let’s keep praying for each other.
God Bless all of you!
Online Resources for Parishioners:St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale
MNWakelet.com-https://wke.lt/w/s/wwiRR0 You can get access to ALL of our online resources (those noted below) in one easy place to remember, and as we add them, at Wakelet.com
Facebook Page of St. Ignatius Catholic Church - https://www.facebook.com/St.IgnatiusAnnandale/// this is where Sunday Mass Livestreams, Fr. Stueve and Fr. Meyer recorded messages, etc. Facebook Page of St. Ignatius Youth Ministry - https://www.facebook.com/st.ignatiusyouth/All things St. Ignatius Youth Ministry by Director Ali Hunt
Formed.org-https://formed.org/ (Great for young childrenand Teens!!) -our parish subscribes to this website (and Mobile App!)that has World-class Catholic Content for ALL ages. This includes: Videos, eBooks, programs, Faith Formation on Sacraments, etc. Is available on Roku,
Amazon Fire, and all Smart Phone typesoSee simple sign in/registration instructions at the bottom of this communication
Youtube Channel- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC53itrVYRKTKp5rqbAzFhDA for Livestreams of St. Ignatius Sunday Masses! (Expect 10:30 AM, but check Facebook page each week.)Click “Subscribe” to get notifications on St. Ignatius Catholic Church updates.
USCCB.org-http://usccb.org/ -United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website -Daily Mass Readings(Click on: Prayer& Worship/Mass/Daily Readings), lenten resources, Daily Mass Livestreams, links to Vatican materials, etc.
The Catholic Spirit- https://thecatholicspirit.com/-Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis -Newspaper
EWTN- https://www.ewtn.com/-Eternal Word Television Network -all of their television shows can be watched LIVE or recorded via this site!Adult, Children, and Teen shows
Relevant Radio- https://relevantradio.com/ Catholic Radio Station -1330 AM WLOL-Prayer Requests, Daily Mass, World-class speakers, Catholic Talk Shows all via radio or web; live and recorded.
Dynamic Catholic- https://dynamiccatholic.com -outstanding Catholic Content (videos, books, audio, blogs, etc.) by World-class speaker and author Matthew Kelly
Ascension Press- https://ascensionpress.com/-Faith Formation content: books, videos, etc.
The Word Among Us- https://wau.org/-Monthly publication that St. Ignatius subscribes to paper back. Can access the same articles, daily meditations, etc. here
Covid 19 Info from Archdiocese- https://www.archspm.org/covid19-important, credible Covid19information from the Archdioceses of St. Paul & Minneapolis MN
Formed.org -Quick Sign in Steps:
1.) Go to www.Formed.org and select "Sign in".
2.) Select the option "I am part of a Parish or Organization"
3.) Search for "St Ignatius, Annandale MN" and select it.
4.) Key in your name and email address (you will use it in the future to sign in on this site as well).
5.) You should now be able to view the Formed library of content.
6.) You can return in the future by using that same email address and clicking "Sign In" (upper right of page).If you are signing in from the same computer, and using cookies in your browser, it should automatically sign you in. If not, it will prompt you for your email address and send you an email to validate you through.