Smiles, laughter and cheers were ubiquitous last Sunday morning as hundreds of members of the St. Ignatius community joined together in the halls of our school to witness the official groundbreaking for our new school building and parish offices.
Themes of welcome, hope and gratitude were braided into the ceremonies, from hymns to readings to the poignant remarks of our Pastor, Fr. Mike Moynahan, SJ, who reminded all in attendance that “buildings are just buildings. You are the church.”
“Grandchildren are the crown of the aged and the glory of children is their fathers.” Proverbs 17:6
All grandparents and special friends of St. Ignatius School students are invited to become a member of the St. Ignatius School Grandparent and Grand Friend Club. Whether you live close by or across the country, you can play active part in the education of your loved ones at SI. As a member, you will receive an electronic copy of the Flash, the school’s Parent Club weekly e-mail. In addition, you will also receive the school’s newsletter and invitations to special events throughout the year, including Grandparent and Grand-Friend Day, our annual Christmas Program, and Open House.
In the early 1950s, the Most Reverend Robert J.Armstrong, Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento, realized that the once rural parishes of St.Philomene and Our Lady of the Assumption were overflowing with Catholic families. He reconfigured the area and created a new parish – St.Ignatius. The growth of Sacramento had stretched the ranks of the diocesan priests. Bishop Armstrong invited the Jesuit provincial to send priests to staff the new parish, build a school, and eventually build a Jesuit high school. In 1954, the provincial sent Father Fred Cosgrove, S.J., Prefect
Anyone who would like to volunteer their time at school, on a field trip, or any activity that involves our students, MUST complete an on line course provided by Catholic Mutual Group.
THIS TRAINING IS MANDATED AND A CERTIFICATE MUST BE PRESENTED TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE BEFORE YOU MAY VOLUNTEER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY SCHOOL EVENTS/FUNCTIONS WHERE CHILDREN ARE PRESENT. This training must be renewed EVERY 3 years.