MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO
December 13, 2020
May Jesus Christ, who heals what is broken and free us from the bondage of sin, be with you!
We are into our 10th week since the pandemic began. Probably, everyone of us knows of someone infected or affected by the coronavirus. We keep them in prayer for healing. For those whose lives were lost because of the virus, we pray for their souls. For those families who mourn, we pray for comfort and healing. We also pray for a quick distribution of the vaccine. Finally, we maintain doing what is asked of us by the CDC and the government, by wearing a mask, washing our hands, and maintaining social distance. We are anointed by God with a strong faith. May our faith and prayers, get us through this pandemic.
We are twelve days away from the celebration of Christmas. While this year has taken on a different reality, we keep looking forward in hope and faith that Jesus Christ will help us to celebrate his birth. We may be bent, but through faith, we are not broken. May we approach Christmas with joy, excitement, and a sense of hope. As a reminder, we added another Mass on Christmas Eve. We will have a 9pm mass in addition to the 6:30pm and Midnight Masses at St. Cyprian. The reason we have added this mass is to ask the parishioners NOT to come to the mass that is traditionally crowded, which is the Midnight Mass. We must maintain social distance and safety.
The theme for today’s Mass is “rejoice”, or Gaudete Sunday. We rejoice knowing that the birth of Jesus Christ is near. Even Isaiah, St. Paul, and John the Baptist echo this message. They also express the themes of hope, joy, and expectations. As we prepare for Christmas and the birth of Jesus Christ, may we live out our lives in hope, joy, and faith.
Have a Blessed Advent Season!
~ Peace and Blessings, Msgr. Britto
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