MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO
February 18, 2024
May Jesus Chris, who suffered for sins in order to lead us to goodness and truth, be with you!
Will Mother Nature ever give us a break? The weather pattern continues to keep us in suspense. Will it be a mild day, or a sunny winter day, or a snowy day? If you noticed, the days are getting lighter. Mother Nature is reminding us to stay woke and always be prepared for what the weather for the day will bring.
Again, I ask you to keep our parish in your prayers. We pray for a continued vibrant, viable, vigilant, and visible parish. The various ministries and activities in our parish, along with our fellowship with each other will demonstrate the 4 –Vs on many parish levels. Also keep in prayer all of our parishioners and especially those who have yet to return to church. It is important that we all surround the altar of Christ and worship together in church. To our homebound parishioners you are always in our thoughts and prayers.
The season of Lent has begun. This is an important liturgical time on the church calendar. We journey with Christ, deepening our relationship with Him and our faith as well. Use this season of grace to reflect on Jesus passion, death, and resurrection. I also encourage you to take advantage of devotional activities during Lent. Pray the rosary, read scripture, use the Lenten Calendar and reflect on the daily spiritual exercises, attend daily Mass as well as Sunday Mass. Attend spiritual devotions that parishes will have during Lent. St. Cyprian will continue its Lenten Journey every Wednesday evening. Masses and Stations of the Cross will be held, in addition to confessions.
This year’s Lenten theme is: “ Run, Press-On, Win.” In Jesus‘ desert experience, we hear about the temptations from the devil, but Jesus remains steadfast. He ran the race, pressed on to Calvary, and won souls for God. May we do the same : “Run, Press On, Win.”
Peace and Blessings,
NEED TO KNOW
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
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.
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
Exterior Wall Repaired