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
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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
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January



…Family is the heart of our faith lives…
New Year’s Resolutions for the Catholic Family

The year 2019 is here, so for most of us that means it’s time
to come up with New Year’s Resolutions.  As Catholics, we
can agree that we are ready to move past 2108 and resolve
to make 2019 the best year the Church has seen.  And, it all
starts with you, the Catholic family.  

Begin the New Year with a family prayer:  
God, thank you for a new year. May everyone in our family
be willing to begin anew with a clean slate. We know that
you are always ready to forgive us. Help us to be willing to
forgive ourselves and to forgive one another.

As we begin a new year, remind us of our truest values and
our deepest desires. Help us to live in the goodness that
comes from doing what you want us to do. Help us to put
aside anxiety about the future and the past, so that we might
live in peace with you now, one day at a time.
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.
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.  
As a Catholic family, resolve to focus more on God this year.  
One small step toward improving your spiritual life may be all
that is needed to become a stronger Catholic family.  Although
there are many spiritual resolutions to make for the new year,
we’ve come up with a few to get your family started:

Mass.  The purpose of the Family Faith is to give families
more time together to attend Mass. Make your Sundays
special as a family…and don’t forget to rest!

Confession.  Get in the habit of setting aside the time to go to
confession as a family (those who have made their First
Penance).  Confessions are offered on Saturdays at 3:00 pm.

Prayer.  Nothing brings families closer than to spend time
each day to pray as a family.  

Gratitude.  As a family, why not start dinner time reflecting on
the good in life.  Take turns talking about what everyone is
thankful for that day.  

Giving.  Helping others is a cornerstone of the Catholic faith.
Make it your family goal this year to include giving, whether it
is financially or giving of your time and talent.
Be sure to look for volunteer opportunities for the entire family!

No matter what your family resolutions are, living your faith will
soon become a part of your family’s daily life.  Have a blessed
New Year!