MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO

PASTOR’S CORNER

October 18, 2020

 

May Jesus Christ, who sustains us with the word of Life, be with You!

           Like the past several months, the month of October is quickly passing us by, Soon we will change our clocks one hour back and darkness will come early in the day. As they say: “Time waits foe no one.” During these unsettled days, please take the time to remember Our Lord, pause for a moment to give him praise.

      Again I want to thank everyone  for your faithfulness, commitment , and devotion to our parish. I am grateful for your Stewardship of treasure, and for your presence at Mass on Sundays. We continue to make sure the church is sanitized and safe for you. We also continue our commitment to Live Stream Sunday Mass and tape our daily Masses. I look forward to the day when we are free to return to church to worship God and to renew our fellowship with the entire church community. In the meantime may we continue to pray for each other and our parish. May we continue to give God something that we do not give to any earthly ruler. That thing is worship. Whether we do it in person at church or through Live Stream, may we put God first and give Him thanks and praise.

      The readings for Mass today reminds us of this. Jesus said: “Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God.” We are to give thanks and praise to God always, and remembering all he has sone for us. Whether at work, school, travel, in bad and difficult situations, take a moment each day to call on God, acknowledge hi presence, and gin him thanks and praise.”

 

See you in Church, Peace and blessings,

Msgr. Britto

 

 

 

 

 

SACRAMENTS

 

Sunday Mass:  10:00 AM Saint Ignatius Church also 10am You Tube Saint Cyprian Social

 

Weekday Mass: Monday - Friday: 9:30 AM Saint Ignatius Nursing Home ( canceled until further notice)

 

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

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

 

FOOD PANTRY - OPEN EVERY TUESDAY  - 10AM TO 12PM  

NEED TO KNOW

Daily Intentions:

Please Keep in Prayer those who are sick.

OCTOBER MASS INTENTIONS

  • October 4th  -Mary(Dolly)Garner /Mary Lee Ruffin

  • October 11th - Carrie Jordan 

  • October 18th - Malique Williams

  • October 25th - Timothy Young Jr.

CORONAVIRUS

Effective June 5, 2020 the Archdiocese has resumed all daily Masses. As of now St. Ignatius Mass will resume on Sundays at 10am. Masses at the Nursing Home remain suspended until further notice. You may still watch the Mass on YouTube at Saint Cyprian Social on Sundays at 11:00AM 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.

FREE DIAPER AND BABY FOOD DISTRIBUTION

  If you know anyone who has been laid off or position has been furloughed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and are in need of diapers or formula for their child please contact Carla Caple at 267-241-9640 or 215-747-3250 for information on how to sign up. These emergency supplies are only for those who have recently lost their employment due to the pandemic.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

FIRST COMMUNION

Sunday October 25th

CONFIRMATION

November 7, 2020

1:00pm

Martin De Porres Mass

Sts. Peter & Paul Cathedral

THANKSGIVING

COMMUNITY MEAL

     This year the Thanksgiving Meal will be take out only. Meals can be picked up in To Go containers starting at 1pm to 3pm on Tuesday November 24th from the Lower Church.

TURKEY DONATIONS 

       St. Ignatius Food Pantry has unfortunately lost our sponsor for Turkey Baskets this year. We are in need of Turkey donations. Any donations can be brought to the rectory Monday through Thursday. Or they may be dropped off after mass to the Food Pantry. We appreciate any and help that we receive. Thank you and God Bless.

NATIVIY SCENE MEMORIAL

      The church is in need of a set of the Three Wise Men to complete our African American Nativity Scene for Advent. We are asking  parishioners if anyone would like to donate the statues in Memory of a Loved One. A memorial plaque will be placed in church with your loved ones name. The cost of the statue will be $2,310.00. The donation can be from an individual, family or organization. Please contact the rectory if you are interested.  To date we have  collected $1,000 towards the statues.

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