MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO

PASTOR’S CORNER

November 15, 2020

 

May Jesus Christ, the everlasting sign of hope, be with you!

      Now that the elections are over, it is time to put aside our party affliction and help to move our country forward in harmony, unity, and peace. Violence and looting need to cease, verbal attacks on each other should come to an end. Our country is hurting on so many levels. We need to come together to combat covid-19. homelessness, unemployment, mental health issues, and so many other issues. Please, let us keep our country and neighborhood in prayer. Let us also keep our legislatures in prayer, whether we like them or not. We are followers of Jesus Christ, doers of the Word, and faith filled people. We must act accordingly.

      This past week, the Government for Pennsylvania has made a law that everyone must wear a mask. Covid-19 is on the rise. Although there  is a promising and effective vaccine that is about to go on  the market, in the meantime, please continue to keep yourself safe and follow the guidelines of the CDC.

In two  weeks, November 26th, Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated. Many of us may not be able to be with family and friends, we can still pause to give thanks to God for His many blessings and grace.

      The theme for Mass today is: “The responsibility of talents.” of all the people gathered here at Mass, no two of us are alike. God had given each of us special gifts (talents). If used well, these gifts will enrich our own lives and the lives of others. May we always use our gifts/ talents for the good of the kingdom of God and our parish.

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

https://www.youtube.com/user/StCyprianPhilly/featured

 

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.

  

FAREWELL TO

FR. HAND

       For the past two years, Fr. John Hand was    assigned to St. Cyprian and St. Ignatius as the Parochial Vicar. Fr. Hand has  received a new assignment as Pastoral Administrator to St. Gabriel Parish in Norwood, effective November 12th. We thank Fr. Hand for his ministry to St. Ignatius and to St. Cyprian. We wish him many blessings in his new assignment.

NovemBER MASS INTENTIONS

  • November 1st Deceased Members of Legion of Mary

  • November 8th - Tony and Susie Lopes 

  • November 15th - Carrie Jordan & William Jordan, Sr.

  • November 22nd - Sr. Romona Dolan SBS & Sr. Elizabeth Tobin, SBS

  • November 26th - Wilbur Lee Vance Jr.

  • November 29th - Minnie Whitler & Nanny Stewart

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  

 ADVENT GIVING

 TREE

 The Giving Tree is now up for the first day of Advent. This is the annual tradition of the church, and our parish. The ornaments on the tree contains items to be collected for our  Outreach Program. We ask that you be generous in your giving this year as many are in need. Thank you for your participation in this wonderful tradition.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ST. IGNATIUS CONFRIMATION CLASS!!!

 On November 7th four of our parishioners received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Archbishop Perez at the Cathedral. They were joined by fort-one other students. Congratulations to 

Derrick Gray

Jada Cherry

Regina Harris

David Kennedy III

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 or gift cards. 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 has reached its goal for donations  for our Three Wise Men statues to complete our African American Nativity Scene for Advent. We would like to thank the Women's Day Committee and The Bostic family in Memory of Juanita Byrd.

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