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MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO

PASTOR’S CORNER

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,

Msgr. Britto

 

 

 

 

NEED TO KNOW

MAINTENANCE FUND

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

OPEN 

      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.

GOFUNDME

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

PROGRESS REPORT:

  • New Roof

  • Exterior Wall Repaired

  • New Gutter

  • New Bathrooms

  • New Plumbing

 

Congratulations Class of 2023!

Congratulations to our 8th and 12 grade Altar Servers on your Sierra Club Award!

Jr. Daughters host Children's Gardening Day!

Feast of St. Ignatius Parish Cookout

Feast of St. Ignatius Parish Cookout

Painting with A Twist for Kids

Painting with A Twist for Kids

Saint Katharine Drexel Parish Center Blessing and Open House

Saint Katharine Drexel Parish Center Blessing and Open House

Women's Day Committee Day of Service

Women's Day Committee Day of Service

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Children's Halloween Party 2021

Children's Halloween Party 2021

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UPCOMING EVENTS

"THE CHOSEN"

Please join us as we watch Season One of the series "The Chosen" during our Lenten Journey.

The Chosen is a groundbreaking historical drama based on the life of Jesus Christ, seen through the eyes of those who knew him. Set against the backdrop of Roman oppression in first-century Israel, the seven-season show shares an authentic and intimate look at Jesus’ revolutionary life and teachings.

Season One will be shown After Mass in the Parish Center Starting February 18th The First Sunday of Lent. There will be reflection and light refreshments served. Please contact the rectory if you have any questions.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY BOWLING PARTY

AT WYNNEWOOD LANES

2228 Haverford Ave. Ardmore PA

Saturday March 16th

2:00PM to 4:00PM

Tickets are $25 per Adult and $15 for children 5 to 10yrs old, kids under 5 bowl free!

Tickets include 2 hours of Bowling, shoe rental, food, non-alcoholic Drinks and Access to Arcade Games. March 11th is the last day to purchase tickets.

MANUP PHILLY

March 2nd

Cardinal O'Hara High School

8:30am to 3:30pm

To register please Contact Janet Cosby

More information for this retreat can be found at www.manupphilly.com 

Martin de Porres Foundation will pay all registration fees.

PASCHALL SUPPER

PALM SUNDAY 

MARCH 24TH

5PM IN THE SCHOOL HALL

TICKETS ARE $20PER ADULT AND $10 PER CHILD 12YRS AND UNDER. ALL ARE INVITED.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

  • Holy Thursday March 28th 

                7pm Mass

  • Good Friday March 29th

                  7 Last Words

                  1pm to 3pm

                  Prayer Service 3pm

  • Easter Vigil March 30th

                  7pm Mass

  • Easter Sunday March 31st

                  10am Mass

 

 

Sunday Mass:  10:00 AM

Saint Ignatius Church

Weekday Mass: Monday, Wednesday and  Friday:

9:30 AM at St. Ignatius Nursing Home 

Holy Day Masses9:30 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.

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

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.

SACRAMENTS

WEEKLY CALENDAR

OFFICE HOURS - 9AM TO 4PM Monday thru Thursday (CLOSED FRIDAYS)

MONDAY - LINE DANCE CLASS

6:00PM TO 7:30PM 

TUESDAY - FOOD PANTRY

10AM TO 12PM  - (Closed on Holidays and the 5th Tuesday of the Month)

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