MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO
January 22, 2023
May Jesus Christ, who calls us to follow His way to love, be with you!
We began this month of January celebrating the new year; praying it will be a blest, healthy and prosperous one. Then we celebrated the birth and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Remembering his gifts, talents, and selflessness is important. While progress has been made, we know there is more to be done to fight against racism, injustice, inequality and social ills.
Today, is also a day of remembrance. This is the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion. God did not create us to destroy ourselves. New life is a gift from God. We must protect the life of the unborn, as well as protecting all life, from womb to tomb. May we keep this day in prayer. Statistically, more abortions are performed in the African American community. Life is a gift, and we must cherish it.
Last Sunday, I spoke about Missionary Discipleship. We are all called to be disciples for the Lord. As time goes on, we will offer ways on how we can all demonstrate ways
of being a disciple for the Lord, and our church.
Our readings for today’s Mass reminds us of Christ’s beginning of his public ministry. He came to bring people out of darkness into His wonderful presence. Christ invites us to follow Him as did Peter, Andrew, James and John. These men followed Christ, learned from Him and then proclaimed Him to all parts of the world. This is referred to as Missionary Discipleship.
May we hear Christ calling us into His wonderful light, and journey with Him, then proclaim Him to all we meet.
Peace and Blessings, Msgr. Britto
Sunday Mass: 10:00 AM Saint Ignatius Church also 10am You Tube Saint Cyprian Social
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
Please Keep in Prayer those who are sick.