Welcome

Parish Mission Statement

As a Jesuit parish community, animated by the spirit of St. Ignatius, we welcome all to share in the joy of the Gospel and to come to "know, love and serve" God and one another.

Who we are and who we hope to become

St. Ignatius is a Catholic parish of the Archdiocese of Boston staffed by Jesuit priests and animated by a Jesuit spirituality that seeks to find God in all things. Parishioners are drawn from geographic areas near and far and include adults, young adults, children, and seniors. We have a valued relationship with Boston College partially defined by the location we share and the students, staff, and alumni who choose to be part of our community. Acknowledging our baptismal rights and responsibilities, inspired by the rich tradition of the church and enlivened by the Second Vatican Council, we strive with the help of the Holy Spirit to:

  • ground our lives in the sacraments and in the gospel of Jesus Christ;

  • place the vibrant worship of God in the Eucharist at the center of our parish life;

  • invite all people from diverse walks of life to make community with us;

  • offer comfort to the alienated and marginalized in their faith journey;

  • provide opportunities to enrich the prayer and spiritual lives of our community members;

  • foster each parishioner's lifelong search to experience and understand Christ and His Church; and

  • become active disciples in God's work in this world through our commitment to serve one another within and outside the parish.

All our efforts are dependent on the commitment of laity and clergy to continually collaborate for the greater glory of God.