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MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO

PASTOR’S CORNER

September 17, 2023

 

May Jesus Christ, the everlasting source of mercy and forgiveness, be with you!

           As always, I ask you to keep our parish in prayer. Everyone is in need of prayer, and the same for a parish. We pray for our parish. We pray for our parish members, all it’s activities, and its mission and ministry. Add St. Ignatius parish to your prayer list. Your prayer will bring blessings and answered prayers upon her.

       We continue to move forward with our parish goals, as requested by the Synod of Synodality and Pope Francis. We combine these goals with the vision from the National Black Catholic Congress XIII. As was mentioned, a survey will be given to parishioners, asking you to fill it out. You will also be asked to offer your input to help our parish,  so stay tuned.

      In two weeks, we will be entering into the month of October. It is the month of the rosary, Breast Cancer Awareness Month; and other important social and religious events. During the Month of October, pay attention to praying the rosary. At each decade, remember a certain person or people. Praying the rosary, Mary Mother of God, will intercede for you to her Son, and blessings will be bestowed upon you.

      Last Sunday’s Gospel reminded us of Christ challenge for forgiveness and reconciliation.. Again, this week’s Gospel, we are challenged even more. We are called to forgive over and over. The Prophet Sirach said: “We cannot nourish anger and expect our own sins to be forgiven.”  May today’s readings inspire us to forgive others as we seek forgiveness ourselves.

 

Peace and Blessings, Msgr. Britto

 

 

 

 

SACRAMENTS

 

Sunday Mass:  10:00 AM

Saint Ignatius Church

 

Weekday Mass: Monday, Wednesday and  Friday:

9:30 AM at St. 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.

DOWNLOADS & LINKS

Congratulations Class of 2023!

Congratulations to our 8th and 12 grade Altar Servers on your Sierra Club Award!

Jr. Daughters host Children's Gardening Day!

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 - LINE DANCE CLASS 6:00PM TO 7:30PM 

 

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

Closed on Holidays and the 5th Tuesday of the Month

NEED TO KNOW

MAINTENANCE FUND

Starting in September you will be getting a Maintenance Fund in your envelopes. All money collected for the Maintenance Fund will go towards any major repairs we need in the Parish.

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

HOLIDAY RAFFLE

Tickets for the Annual Holiday Raffle will go on sale September 24th. 

Top Prize - Two  tickets to the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Giants Game on Christmas Day 

2nd Prize - Basket of Cheer

3rd prize - $150

4th Prize $100

Tickets are $5 each or $20 for a Book of  5 tickets.

Please contact Portia at the rectory to purchase a ticket! 

Drawing will be on Sunday Dec. 17th

OCTOBER 1, 2023

WOMEN'S DAY

The Women's Day Committee are hosting their Annual Women's Day on Sunday October 1st. The reception will begin after Mass at 12pm. The theme this year "Faith Demonstrated through Action"

The color will be white and our guest speaker will be Dr. Maris Guerin. All are welcome to attend.

 

OCTOBER 8, 2023

VETERANS MASS AND RECEPTION 

Sister Thea Bowman Chapter #34 will be welcome all veterans to mass as thank you for your service. There will be a reception for the veterans in the Lower church after Mass. For questions please contact Gracious Lady Rhonda Denson-Corbin at reddsone59@yahoo.com 

OCTOBER 22, 2023

ANOINTING OF THE SICK MASS AND RECEPTION

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!

 

OCTOBER 28, 2023

HALLOWEEN CABARET

The Ladies of St. Peter Claver #280 will be hosting the Annual Halloween featuring DJ Smooth Cabaret at St. Ignatius School Hall on Oct. 28th 7pm to 11pm. It will be BYOB and BYOF. Tickets are $15 ppl.

For tickets please call 267-312-5427 or 215-201-6621

 

CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN PARTY

OCTOBER 29TH

12PM TO 2PM

The Children's Halloween Party will be on Sunday Oct. 29th after mass in the Lower church. There will be games, prizes and costume photo shoot! Donations of candy, juice and snacks are welcome. Please drop off any donation to the rectory by October 25th. All are welcome!

 

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