Ministries at St. Ignatius and How to Join

St. Ignatius has a number of groups and commissions that effectively tend to the mission and ministry of the parish. All these ministries depend on the support of parish volunteers and we urge parishioners to join in apostalic service to the parish community. If you are interested in becoming more involved, please see the individual ministry webpages for addition information.

Music Ministry enriches our liturgies with a variety of choirs and ensembles. Each group supports our assembly singing. We offer participants in this ministry a wide range of musical styles and different levels of time commitment. Contact: Michael Burgo, 617-552-6108, burgo@bc.edu

Outreach Ministry reaches out to support those who live with poverty, hunger and suffering. There are a variety of service opportunities including The Shattuck Shelter, The Pine Street Inn, The Walk for Hunger, and Habitat for Humanity. Contact: Sister Diane Vallerio, 617-552-6107, vallerio@bc.edu

Spiritual Life provides opportunities to enrich the prayer and spiritual lives of our community. Various prayer experiences and retreats are offered. Contact: Kathy Maher, 617-552-6112, katherine.maher@bc.edu

Funerals and Bereavement is a ministry of presence, remembrance, and compassion in which parishioners serve at funerals as ministers of hospitality. We also offer a program of caring for friends and family members who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Contact: Maureen Saldarini, mcsaldarini113@gmail.com

Liturgy requires a wide variety of ministers as lectors, eucharistic ministers, bread bakers, drafters of the Prayers of the Faithful, and hospitality ministers. Contact: Amy Doherty, aldoherty1013@gmail.com

Community Connections helps to create, plan, publicize, and carry out events that build and celebrate our community, allow us to share our faith with one another, and encourage all of us to put our faith into action. These events include Pasta & Prayer, the Easter Vigil, and Parish Open House. Contact: Catherine Downing, 617-782-5812, cfdesq@hotmail.com