MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO

PASTOR’S CORNER

July 12, 2020

 

May Jesus Christ, who showers us with mercy and kindness, be with you!

           The summer months are moving along, in spite of “the new norm” we must adjust to this term, “the new norm” had become a part of our daily lives. It is important that we all adhere to this “new norm”, not only for our own safety, but for the safety of others around us. Washing our hands frequently, wearing our masks and social distancing is a must. Although we might get tired of hearing this, we cannot become complacent or axed.

        This pandemic had overshadowed another on-going concern is or city and throughout the county. Gun violence has increased since last year.  Our cities are becoming a wild west atmosphere. While people have the right to carry and own fire arms, it is being used to hurt, and kill, innocent people. We must speak up against this senseless crime against humanity, We have to find a way to end gun violence in our cities. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please share it. Life is a gift from God. We are to share this gift, not terminate it through violence, or not listening to the terrors of “the new norm”

        These are challenging times we are living in. Hopefully by taking about what is good for humanity over and over, it will sink into our minds and hearts.

Our readings for today reminds us, if we listen to what is good for us, the outcome can bear fruit. Listening to God’s word can be challenging to our way of life, but when we take God’s word seriously, good things can happen.

        Let me share this reflection; “Receiving the word: The word of God is to the human heart what a seed is to the earth. However, just as a seed needs soil, so the word needs a receptive heart. The earth responds to the rain and sun so that even the desert blooms. Lord, soften our hearts with your grace, open them with your gentle love, so that the precious seed of your word may take root in our hearts and bear fruit in our lives.

See you in Church, Peace and blessings,

Msgr. Britto

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the Quarantine 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

 

Daily Intentions:

Please Keep in Prayer those who are sick.

   

   JULY MASS INTENTIONS

  • July 5th  - Hermine Hylick

  • July 12th  Mosell B. Bradford

  • July 19th - Carrie Jordan

  • July 26th - Thomas Davis

 

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.

     Please return any Rice Bowls  collected during quarantine. They can be dropped off at church at our 10am service or at the rectory on Tuesday.

 

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

 

FOOD PANTRY - OPEN EVERY 3RD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH - 10AM TO 12PM  

STEWARDSHIP

Please continue to mail in your contribution envelopes so the church may continue to operate during these trying times. Thank you.

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.

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

         Beginning Sunday, March 15th the 11:00 a.m. Mass celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 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. Please click on the link below to follow the Mass:

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

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