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
On behalf of our entire staff, we welcome you to St. Ignatius Parish School. At St. Ignatius Parish School, you are part of a close knit community, who live their faith, and see the children thrive under the leadership of our pastor, Father Mike Moynahan.
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
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.