MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO

PASTOR’S CORNER

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

 

 

 

 

 

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.

DECEMBER MASS INTENTIONS

  • December 6th -William T. Stanford 

  • December 13th - Carrie Jordan & William Long Family

  • December 20th - Lydia Timbers

  • December 27th - Mr. & Mrs. Samuel E. Parham & Vincent L. Parham

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 up for 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.

 

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE

 

 Christmas Eve

 7:00p.m. @ St. Ignatius Church

Christmas Day

 10:00a.m. @ St. Ignatius Church

New Year's Eve Mass

11:30p.m. @ St. Cyprian Church

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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