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MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO

PASTOR’S CORNER

January 22, 2023

 

May Jesus Christ, who calls us to follow His way to love, be with you!

           We began this month of January celebrating the new year; praying it will be a blest, healthy and prosperous one. Then we celebrated the birth and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Remembering his gifts, talents, and selflessness is important. While progress has been made, we know there is more to be done to fight against racism, injustice, inequality and social ills.

Today, is also a day of remembrance. This is the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion. God did not create us to destroy ourselves. New life is a gift from God. We must protect the life of the unborn, as well as protecting all life, from womb to tomb. May we keep this day in prayer. Statistically, more abortions are performed in the African American community. Life is a gift, and we must cherish it.

Last Sunday, I spoke about Missionary Discipleship. We are all called to be disciples for the Lord. As time goes on, we will offer ways on how we can all demonstrate ways

of being a disciple for the Lord, and our church.

Our readings for today’s Mass reminds us of Christ’s beginning of his public ministry. He came to bring people out of darkness into His wonderful presence. Christ invites us to follow Him as did Peter, Andrew, James and John. These men followed Christ, learned from Him and then proclaimed Him to all parts of the world. This is referred to as Missionary Discipleship.

May we hear Christ calling us into His wonderful light, and journey with Him, then proclaim Him to all we meet.

 

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

Daily Intentions:

Please Keep in Prayer those who are sick.

DOWNLOADS & LINKS

Feast of St. Ignatius Parish Cookout

Feast of St. Ignatius Parish Cookout

Painting with A Twist for Kids

Painting with A Twist for Kids

Saint Katharine Drexel Parish Center Blessing and Open House

Saint Katharine Drexel Parish Center Blessing and Open House

Women's Day Committee Day of Service

Women's Day Committee Day of Service

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Children's Halloween Party 2021

Children's Halloween Party 2021

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WEEKLY CALENDAR

MONDAY - BEGINNER'S LINE DANCE CLASS 6:00PM TO 7:30PM 

 

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

PASCAL SUPPER

SUNDAY APRIL 2ND

TICKETS ON SALE IN FEBRUARY!!

 SPRING FLEA MARKET 

May 20, 2023 

Vendor Tables $25

10am to 3pm 

CHILDREN'S VALENTINE'S DAY CUPCAKE SOCIAL

The Jr. Daughters of St. Peter Claver are hosting a Valentine's Day Cupcake Social on February 12th

11:30 am to 1:00pm at the 

 St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center

Pleas register with Monda Brawell at ladybradwell@gmail.com.

Space is limited.

There will be cup cake decorating, food and crafts!

 

NEED TO KNOW

SAINT KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH CENTER

OPEN 

      The Parish is now open for Church meetings, Office space rentals and meeting room rentals. If you would like to use the hall please contact the rectory.

GOFUNDME

If you would like to donate to the Parish Center, direct donations can be made to our GoFund Me account or sent to the rectory at 636 N. 43rd St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

          TOTAL RAISED TO DATE: $76,387.00

PROGRESS REPORT:

  • New Roof

  • Exterior Wall Repaired

  • New Gutter

  • New Bathrooms

  • New Plumbing

HOME VISITS

Now that our staff is fully vaccinated and more parishioners have also received their vaccinations, the priests, deacon, and     seminarian will begin to visit homes to bring holy Communion to our shut-ins, and   blessing homes. If a homebound parishioner wishes to receive Holy Communion, and if any parishioners wish to have your home blessed, please call the rectory.

 

PREP Program

Anyone who needs to  receive the  Sacraments of  Baptism or First Communion, please contact Janet Cosby at the rectory or email stignatius.dre@gmail.com

  

NEW FACE MASK MANDATE

As of March 7th the city of Philadelphia has dropped the mandate to wearing a face mask. On this date, face masks are optional for all indoor facilities, and outdoors. However, people can still wear the face mask for their own protection, protection of those of high risk health, or if they are un-vaccinated. Again, wearing of face masks are now optional.

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