MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO
April 16, 2023
May Jesus Christ, risen Son of God, and giver of Easter peace, be with you!
The Season of Lent has always been a busy time for the church. While focusing on the theme of Lent, guiding each other on a Lenten spiritual journey, preparing ourselves for Easter, all while balancing our everyday life, can be busy. We have completed the season of Lent, and now we spiritually journey in this season of easter. Like Mary Magdalen and the disciples, we journey with joy and hope, We trust, and believe, Jesus is with us—joy; and He has a plan for us—hope. Focus on this season of Easter with joy and hope.
In a few weeks, our parish will be celebrating our Communal Anointing of the Sick, celebration of Married couples, Mother’s Day, Deacon John’s Ordination to Priesthood, and other planned events. When these events take place, please put them on your calendar and participate in them.
Again, I would like to thank everyone for participating in our Lenten Journey, Holy Thursday mass, Good Friday Services; and Holy Saturday Vigil. Your participating in everything our parish does will keep our parish vibrant, viable, vital and visible. I ask you to invite your family members and friends to share in our gifts.’
Today we celebrate the second Sunday of Easter. We hear in the Gospel for today’s Mass, Thomas’ profession of faith. He went from doubting the resurrection of Jesus to professing Him. May Jesus words to Thomas, “Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” touch us as we struggle with doubt and uncertainty our selves.
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.
DOWNLOADS & LINKS
Feast of St. Ignatius Parish Cookout
Painting with A Twist for Kids
Saint Katharine Drexel Parish Center Blessing and Open House
Women's Day Committee Day of Service
Children's Halloween Party 2021
MONDAY - BEGINNER'S LINE DANCE CLASS 6:00PM TO 7:30PM
FOOD PANTRY - OPEN EVERY TUESDAY - 10AM TO 12PM
ANOINTING OF THE SICK MASS
Sunday April 23rd 10am
Followed by a Reception in the Mitchell Room.
PRE-MOTHER'S DAY CABARET
Saturday May 13th
8pm to 12AM
St. Ignatius Hall
Tickets are $10pp
There will be no tickets sold at the door.
Please contact the rectory for tickets.
ORDINATION OF DEACON JOHN OKPARA
Saturday May 20th 10am
at The Cathedral of Sts. Peter & Paul
All are welcome to join Deacon John and welcome him into Priesthood. There will be a reception after the Mass at the St. Charles Seminary.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY BOWLING FUNDRAISER
Saturday June 3rd
12:30pm to 2:30pm
2228 Haverford Ave.
Ardmore, PA 19003
Tickets are $25 pp and
$15 per child 5 to 12yrs old.
Ticket includes 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, food and drink.
All are welcome to join us and bring a friend!
SPRING FLEA MARKET
June 10th, 2023
Vendor Tables $25
10am to 3pm
NEED TO KNOW
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
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.
Anyone who needs to receive the Sacraments of Baptism or First Communion, please contact Janet Cosby at the rectory or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.