St. Ignatius Loyola Parish
2810 St. Albans Drive
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
phone:610-678-3767
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GPS: 40.33701, - 76.00438
Adult and student volunteers are needed!
Please see information and forms
here
Interested in volunteering?
Adults and students (grades 6-12) are always encouraged to apply!  We would love to talk with you about all
the fun and exciting volunteer opportunities.  No lesson planning required! Please give us a call at
610.678.0676 or fill out and return the appropriate volunteer form below:
November



…Family is the heart of our faith lives…
“Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. Parents should initiate their children at an early
age into the mysteries of the faith of which they are the “first Heralds” for their children.   They should associate them
from their tenderest years with the life of the Church.”  (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #2223 and 2225).
What is Family-focused Faith?   

Family-focused faith is valuable time spent in sharing the faith with your children, learning together, renewing interest in
the sacraments and passing along important relational priorities. We have pared back our calendar to free up time for
Mass and a family activity, along with the family participating in Supplemental Learning to augment the learning that
takes place on PREP Sundays.  
November is the perfect month to really focus on our
blessings and be grateful for all God has given us.  
Gratitude and thankfulness are very important for us
to pass on to our children.  
In being thankful, we can’t help but compare ourselves
to those who are not so fortunate. Pope Francis has
designated Sunday, November 18 as the “World Day
of the Poor.” During November, we are called to be
aware of, pray for, and reach out to those who don’t
have as much as we do.

For Family Faith in November, this will be our focus…
being grateful for our own blessings and sharing
them with others.
 Besides thanking God by
attending Mass in praise, you are encouraged to
donate items to the
St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
here at St. Ignatius.
PREP supplemental learning is a means for students (and families) to enrich their faith through spiritual activities, Bible stories, videos, etc.  
The goal of supplemental learning is for students to explore a deeper relationship with God and their spirituality.  Students will have a different
mission each month.  Click on the appropriate level for the assignments for your child(ren).  Click
here for lessons from past months.
Our parish-wide food drive will be held the
weekend of November 17th & 18th. We
ask that you either place your donation(s)
in the truck outside church that weekend or
bring your donations to PREP on
November 11!

  • Cereal

  • Boxes/bags of instant potatoes

  • Stuffing

  • Gravy

  • Canned vegetables

  • Canned fruit

  • Canned pasta (Chef Boyardee)

  • Canned stew

  • Soup

  • Brownie mixes

  • Rice dishes

  • Boxes of pasta

  • Spaghetti sauce

  • Toilet paper

  • Personal care products: bar soap,
    shampoo and toothpaste
PRAYER TO
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL

Noble Saint Vincent de Paul, beloved
servant of the poor, may we follow your
example and do good works among those
whom society has abandoned, enslaved, or
forgotten.

Inspire us to feed the hungry, to love a child,
to provide comfort and medicine to the sick,
to clothe those whose garments are
threadbare, and to offer hope and our Lord's
words to all who need respite.

Pray for us to our beloved God
that we may commit ourselves selflessly
to doing the same charitable acts that you
did all your life, and intercede with him that
we may have the favor of his guidance
and strength and love upon this important
and meaningful work.  Amen.

– Catholic Doors Ministry
One little thing doesn’t seem
like much, but put it all together
and it can be amazing!
Here is some information about our Food Pantry:

The Food Pantry started 30 years ago when the Greater Berks Food Bank asked our parish if
we could operate a pantry as they were receiving requests for food from households located in
the community surrounding our church.

Our Food Pantry currently serves 40 to 50 households each month (both parishioners and
non-parishioners).  Our clients are disabled, elderly, unemployed, or under-employed.  The one
thing they have in common is that they have difficulty putting food on the table to feed
themselves and the members in their households.  Donations come from our parish and school
food drives each year, along with donations from the parish senior group, and smaller drives
and donations from generous individuals.  The Greater Berks Food Bank also provides us with
fresh fruit and vegetables.

Food distribution is held once each month on the 4th Thursday (3rd Thursday during November
and December) between 3:00pm and 4:00pm. The Pantry is staffed by volunteers. The names
of the individuals that we serve are confidential.  For more information, contact the Rectory at
610.678.3767.
"Go to the poor: you will find God."

- St. Vincent de Paul
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." --Mother Teresa