December 1, 2019


May Jesus Christ, Emmanuel, who came into the world to bring peace to all God’s people, be with you!

     Now that Thanksgiving Day is behind us, we now enter into a spiritual season of grace. Today is the first day of  the season of Advent. During the Advent season, we prepare ourselves for the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas. Our reading for today encourages us to  “walk in the light of the Lord!” We do this so when Jesus Christ does come, we are ready to receive Him without hesitation.

     “Walking in the light of the Lord” means several things: spiritual preparation and maintenance; walk in action doing good and charitable things; sharing one’s faith with others. We can do these things by attending Mass in addition to Sunday Mass; pray the rosary; write a note to someone expressing your gratitude for being in your life or write to someone to let them know you are thinking of them. We can also demonstrate “walking in the light of the Lord” by partaking in the Advent Giving Tree.

     This time of the year we will hear many Christmas songs and commercials. May we remember the real reason for the season of Advent: Jesus Christ coming into our world and lives.

      Have a blessed  Advent season!

        Peace and blessings,           Msgr.  Britto








Sunday Mass:  10:00 AM Saint Ignatius Church


Weekday Mass: Monday - Friday: 9:30 AM Saint 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


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



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Our Mother of Sorrows/St. Ignatius School

Has several job openings for immediate hire please click on the links below to apply:

Teacher Grades 3-5 ELA

Teacher Middle School Various Content


Volunteer Lunch Aide - to assist with student lunches 11:20am to 1:20pm, Monday to Friday. 

Please contact school at 215-222-3626 to inquire about positions or email our new principal Ms. Emily Diefendorf at

All volunteers must have their Safe Environment Clearances.

St. Ignatius Men's Club - Will meet on the first Saturday of every month at 6:30pm in the Mitchell Room.

Blessing of Homes - Fr. Hand will be blessing homes. If you would like your home blessed please contact the rectory to sign up.

Communion to Homebound - If any homebound parishioner is in need of Holy Communion and a visit, please contact the rectory.

Receiving Sacraments - If anyone in your household would like to receive any of the sacraments (baptism, first communion or confirmation) please contact our DRE Janet Cosby at the rectory.

Registration - If anyone in your household is Catholic and would like to register with our Parish or if you need to update your information (including new telephone numbers, sacramental updates, added members of the family etc.) please fill out the enclosed registration form and return it to the rectory at 636 N. 43rd St. Phila., PA 19104.


Contributions - If you would like to have contribution envelopes mailed to your home please contact the rectory or email our Office Manager Portia Edmunds at











St. Ignatius Christmas Village

December 1, 2019

December 8, 2019

December 15, 2019

11AM to 2PM

Lower Church 




Table Spaces are $25 each per day,

$60 for all 3 days

Food, Games, Cherry Bells and 

Santa Claus!!

Please join us for this family event!



"Straight Out of Bethlehem"

Please join the St. Ignatius Adult Choir in celebrating the joy of Christmas and the birth of Jesus. Free Will Offering will go towards much needed electrical repairs in the parish.

Advent Retreat

"Are you Prepared"

Saturday December 14, 2019

9AM Mass followed by


10am to 12pm Pray and Reflection with Deacon Anthony Willoughby and Sr. Stephanie Henry.

Christmas Eve Vigil 7pm

Christmas Day Mass 10am

New Years Day Mass 10am

(There will be no New Years Eve Mass)


The Month of January the parish will begin to collect socks for the winter. These socks will be given to the various shelters in the area. Sizes should include Men and Women's large, medium and small as well as children's socks. (large, medium, small and baby socks)



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