MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO

PASTOR’S CORNER

SEPTEMBER 4, 2022

 

May Jesus Christ, who calls us to follow Him as His disciples, be with you!

           Where did the summer go? It seemed the month of June was last week, and now we are in the month of September. Between time going faster each day, and the climate change we experienced over the summer months, it thrusted us into September and the beginning of all season. We bid farewell to summer and embrace the fall season.

The month of September reminds us of our parish activities. I encourage everyone to support and participate, in parish activities planned for our parish.

         This weekend, our country celebrates  Labor Day. We give thanks to everyone who labor for our county, communities, family, and parish. Each of these groups are built upon the hard works  of laborers, may God continue to bless all who give of their time, talent, expertise, and gifts. Happy Labor Day!

          Our readings for today’s mass reminds us to let go of anything that will hinder us from following Christ whole heartedly. We are called to follow Christ as his disciples and to help him to spread is word by what we say and do. The church calls us to be “Disciples for Christ.”  Each of us are gifted in some way. We are called to share our gifts for the glory of God and in helping to lead all people to the kingdom of God. May we not block the blessing’s God has given us. May we take on the title of Disciple of Christ and make Christ known to everyone.

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

FALL FLEA MARKET CANCELLED

SEPTEMBER 10, 2022  

BACK TO SCHOOL BINGO

The Jr. Daughters of St. Peter Claver are hosting Kids Back to School Bingo on September 11, 2022

11:30 am to 1:00pm at the 

 St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center

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

Space is limited.

There will be games and prizes!

9/11 MASS

Sunday September 18, 2022 10AM

Please join us in honoring those who lost their lives on that day and the families they left behind.

ST. IGNATIUS WOMEN’S DAY

SUNDAY OCTOBER 2, 2022

Colors: Shades of Grey

PILGRIMAGE TO WASHINGTON D.C.

Reserve October 15th on your calendar. The Archdiocese will be making the pilgrimage to the National Shrine of the immaculate Conception. Parishioners are asked to call in to the rectory or see Rita Bostic if you would like to sign up for this bus trip. Pick up time 8:30am at St. Ignatius and 9am at St. Cyprian. Cost $40 per person.

ST. IGNATIUS REVIVAL

OCTOBER 17TH –19TH 6:30PM

CELEBRANT FR. ANTHONY BOZEMAN

Theme this year : “Faith Demonstrated through Action”

 

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE 2022 BUS TRIP

Theme: “Be Not Afraid”

Saturday , October 22, 2022 9:00AM to 4:43PM

 National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa,  Doylestown, PA

All the women of the parish are invited. If interested in attending, call the rectory as soon as possible  to add your name to the bus. All fees are covered by the Martin de Porres Foundation. Bus leaves at 7:30am from St. Ignatius.

“DAVID”

SEPTEMBER 24, 2022 Bus Excursion to Sight & Sound Sponsored by The Women’s Day Committee

is now SOLD OUT

The next Deposit Due will be 

 August 1, 2022 – $50 (Final Payment)

All Cancellations after August 1st are Non-Refundable

Please call Joan Chisholm 215-910-0124 or Portia Edmunds at 215-386-5065 to make a payment.

NEED TO KNOW

SAINT KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH CENTER

OPEN HOUSE

      The Staff would like to thank all those that made it out to our Open House last week for the Parish center. Outside of our contractors, all other cosmetic work has been done by our maintenance man Mr. Odum, who has been working by himself for months to get the building ready. When you see him, please take the time to thank him for all of his hard work. We would also like to thank those on the Convent Committee, Mrs. Marissa Guerin, Crystal Lanham, Portia Edmunds, Rita Bostic, Cedric Scott and Lorna Horsey.  All of whom have been working this past year to help raise the funds to get the Parish Center back on its feet.

      As work continues to be completed on the second floor, donations are still being accepted for future repairs. If you would like to still make a donation please click the GOFUNDME link below. If you would like to make a  pledge and have your name on our Donor Wall, or purchase a Parish shirt you may contact the rectory. Thank you again for all of your support.

GOFUNDME

          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.