“The consecration of a church is a singular event in the life of a parish, and is probably a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Father George Kavorkian.
Oct. 31st 2015 marked a glorious day for the mission of St. Ignatius. In the early years we were a “Mission Station” from July 2003 through February 2007. We began by celebrating Divine Liturgy once a month on a Saturday mornings at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Vernon, New Jersey.Our first Liturgy in Florida, New York was held at our current location which was still operating as St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church on Sunday March 18, 2007, as renters. It was also at this time that we were granted “Mission” status and given St. Ignatius of Antioch as our patron saint.We purchased the church and hall in December 2011 and continued our status as St. Ignatius Mission. As we continued to grow in grace and attendance we were given the blessing to become a parish by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph. After a long year of planning and preparation on October 31, 2015 our church building was consecrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph.On January 1, 2016, we officially changed our status from mission to church.