MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO

PASTOR’S CORNER

March 29, 2020

 

May Jesus Christ, the giver of life, faith, and hope, be with you!

 

Three points this week:

 

1) Our country, and world, continue to hold out with faith and hope that this Coronavirus pandemic comes to a quick end. While each day presents to us the reality of the severity of this virus, we must remain steadfast in prayer that God's mercy and love will shower upon us. Our response to this pandemic is to pray harder, especially the rosary; don't panic; and to continue to wash your hands and abide with the directives given by the CDC and the government. We WILL get through this.

 

2) Our Lenten season came to an abrupt ending. Perhaps this pandemic is our Lenten experience. This pandemic forced us to deepened our prayer life and focused on Jesus Christ even more. Lent comes to an end next week. May the remaining days of Lent continue to draw our attention on Jesus Christ, begging Him to bring relief to our country, world, and minds. 

 

3) The last two weeks we heard in our Gospel how Jesus Christ offered us the gifts of water to quench our thirst for him, light to draw us closer to him. Today he offers us new life in him. As we approach Holy Week and Easter. May the Holy Spirit open our minds and hearts so that we may experience a sense of newness in Jesus Christ.

 

Finally, please assured that you are remembered in our prayers and thoughts. Together with Fr. Hand, Fr. Rene, Fr. Fisher, Deacon Nightengale and Deacon Whillougby, we pray for you especially during these trying times. We look forward to uniting with you around the Word of God and the Eucharist at Mass.

        Peace and blessings,           Msgr.  Britto

 

 

 

 

 

 

SACRAMENTS

 

During the Quaratine Please Go To YouTube to Saint Cyprian Social to Watch Mass with Msgr. Britto, Fr. Hand, Fr. Rene and Fr. Fisher. 

Sunday Mass:  10:00 AM Saint Ignatius Church

 

Weekday Mass: Monday - Friday: 9:30 AM Saint Ignatius Nursing Home

 

Holy Day Masses: 9:30 AM Saint Ignatius Nursing Home

7:00 PM Saint Ignatius Church

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Before Sunday Mass 9:15AM – 9:45 AM

or by appointment

DOWNLOADS & LINKS

WEEKLY CALENDAR

NEED TO KNOW

LENTEN THEME

Our Lenten Theme this year is:

He Died For All!

THE RECTORY OFFICE IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE EMAIL OR LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR THE OFFICE STAFF IF HAVE AN EMERGENCY OR WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE CONFESSION.

CORONAVIRUS

Dear Parishioners,

Effective Wednesday March 18th the Archdiocese has suspended all Masses for 8 weeks due to the COVID-19 outbreak. It will be evaluated on a week by week basis. Please take advantage of live streamed Mass links provided and continue to pray for the souls this disease has effected.

There will be no communion calls except for last rites. Please contact the rectory if you have any questions. 215-386-5065.

Archbishop Perez To Offer Mass For The Intention Of Those Affected By The Covid-19 Pandemic; Remote Participation Via Livestream Video Is Encouraged

         Beginning this Sunday, March 15th the 11:00 a.m. Mass celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will be streamed live on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s website as well as the Facebook pages for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez.

         These live streams will be provided on an ongoing basis and are being provided as an additional mode for individuals to participate in Sunday Mass remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will be the principal celebrant and homilist for the Mass this Sunday. The faithful are encouraged to participate via livestream. Archbishop Pérez will offer the Mass for all those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe as well as those working to provide for the health and safety of persons around the world. 

Please click on the link below to follow the Mass:

https://www.facebook.com/ArchbishopPerez/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

  • LENTEN REFLECTION

​          Deacon Anthony Willouby will be giving a Lenten reflection tonight March 31st at 7pm. ​ You can tune into archphila.org or CatholicPhilly.com to join him.

  • PALM SUNDAY

PALMS WILL BE GIVEN OUT FOR PALM SUNDAY IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH FROM  10AM TO 11AM.

PLEASE DO  NOT GET OUT OF YOUR CARS . THEY WILL BE HANDED TO YOU CURBSIDE.  PLEASE BE PATIENT AS THE CAR LINE MAY BE LONG . WE ASK THAT EVERYONE KEEP THE LINE  MOVING ONCE THEY HAVE  RECEIVED THEIR PALMS.

  • SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION

The Season of Lent invites everyone to participate in the Sacrament of Confession.   Confession will be heard by appointment only in the rectory office. Please leave a message or email staff.manager636@gmail to set a time.

  • HOLY WEEK 

      Holy Thursday Mass, Good Friday Service, Holy Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday will not be celebrated publicly. We can come together in the spirit of prayer on   these days and watch the Mass on our Facebook page.

  • SEASON OF LENT

          This season Lent is an important time of the liturgical year. Use this season to deepen our spirituality and perform opportunities of service.

          During the season of lent we will be performing an act of service to those in need. We will be collecting toiletry items such as:

 Lotion, Deodorant

Soap, Washcloths,

Toothbrush & Toothpaste

     Please continue to collect these items at home. They can be dropped off at church once services resume. 

 

  • PASCHAL SUPPER  

       CELEBRATION

       CANCELED

Please contact Call Mona Bradwell at 215-278-5380 or email ladybradwell@yahoo.com for questions. 

 

  • RICE BOWLS

          Every Year the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops asks every parish in the US to participate in the Rice Bowl  Campaign. This is part of our almsgiving for Lent. The monies collected will help those most in need, and poor areas of our country.

     Rice Bowls will be collected when all services resume.

 

MONDAY - BEGINNER'S LINE DANCE CLASS 6:00PM TO 7:30PM (Cancelled until further notice)

 

TUESDAY - FOOD PANTRY 10AM TO 12PM

                

               

 

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