MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO

PASTOR’S CORNER

April 3, 2022

 

May Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Son of god, be with you!

      Our country continues to experience a roller coaster ride with the weather. In some parts for the country, people are experiencing tornadoes, and other parts of the country insurable climate conditions. Even in our area the weather has shown unpredictable temperatures. Climate warming continue to exist. We can do our part by asking our Legislators to develop a plan to work on climate change . We can also do our part by recycling and not using non-degradable products. It takes everyone’s actions to work on this climate change.

      Our Lenten season is quickly coming two an end. I want to thank those parishioners who participated in our Parish Lenten Journey. Parishioners who attend in person, and those who watched on Live Stream, was very impressive. We were able to witness another spirit-filled Lenten Parish Journey. Next week we enter into Holy Week beginning with Palm Sunday. Again, I encourage to come out and celebrate Holy Week. It is the holiest week on the church’s liturgical calendar.             Holy Week also reminds us of what Jesus Christ did for all believers. So please make every effort to celebrate Holy Week with our parish community.

The Gospel for today’s Mass reminds us of God’s mercy and salvation we have been given. His mercy is greater than any sin we can imagine. Listening, and reflecting, on today’s readings, may give thanks to God for his mercy, kindness, and forgiveness to us.

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.

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Jada Michael Cherry and sponsor Lorna Horsey (2)

Jada Michael Cherry and sponsor Lorna Horsey (2)

Derrick Anthony Gray and sponsor Santa Conix-Parks (2)

Derrick Anthony Gray and sponsor Santa Conix-Parks (2)

David George Kennedy and sponsor Olga Kweku-Alleyne (2)

David George Kennedy and sponsor Olga Kweku-Alleyne (2)

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  

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

ST. IGNATIUS HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Holy Thursday

Mass of Lord’s Supper—7:00pm

Good Friday

Seven Last Words—2:00pm

Main Service of the Lord's Passion - 3:00pm

Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil—7:00pm

EASTER EGG HUNT!!

There will be a Easter Egg Hunt Sponsored byt the Jr. Daughters of Crt. #280 on Easter Sunday April 17th after Mass in the Parish Center Yard.

Please bring the kids to come join i on the fun!

“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 

June 5, 2022 – $55 (Second Payment) 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.

OPEN HOUSE

Please join us on Sunday May 22nd for the Blessing and Open House of the New Saint Katharine Drexel Parish Center.

Mass at 10am and Blessing at 11:30am.

All are welcome to take a tour of the building. Light Refreshments and activities to follow.

 

NEED TO KNOW

SAINT KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH CENTER

GOFUNDME

          We at St. Ignatius Catholic Church are in need of your help. Our convent (RENAMED SAINT KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH CENTER) previously occupied by the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and founded by St. Katharine Drexel has fallen into disrepair. Water damage from a leaking roof and outer walls has caused major damage to the inside of the building. Prior to the pandemic shut down the building was a meeting center for different organizations of the church including Children's PREP classes, Legion of Mary, the Choir, and Men's Group. As a result of not being occupied for months the damage went unnoticed. At this time we are asking for your help to raise the funds to repair the damage and restore the convent to a state in which we can utilize the building for our parishioners and any outside community groups. Our initial goal is $50,000 to start. Any help will be well and truly appreciated. Please click on the GOFUNDME link above and donate today! Thank you and God Bless!

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.