MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO

PASTOR’S CORNER

July 4, 2021

 

May Jesus Christ, who calls us to holiness, be with you!

           Today we  celebrate Independence Day. It is a day that we should not take for granted. Our independence from England was fought with conviction and the ability to stand alone from the colonization of England. With our independence from England, the united States developed into a powerful country, who is also sought after for its strength and multiple resources. Thinking of our country we are, in spite of our recent frailties and bruised history. Happy fourth of July. Enjoy this special day of the life and history of the United States.

       Hopefully, many of you should have received a letter informing everyone about our Parish Capital Campaign. This campaign will focus on restoring the convent which has been renamed the St. Katherine Drexel Parish Center. Our goal is to raise $50,000. Several fund raising projects will assist in reaching this goal. I encourage everyone to participate in this campaign. Your stewardship is very important.

       Our readings for today’s Mass speaks about faith. It is said of Jesus: “He was amazed at their lack of faith.”  Jesus does not heal people in order that they will believe in Him. Rather, Jesus heals those whose faith drives them to approach Him with the assurance that He has the power to change their lives. May we have faith in Jesus in order to receive any kind of healing.

~ Peace and Blessings, Msgr. Britto

      

 

 

 

 

 

SACRAMENTS

 

Sunday Mass:  10:00 AM Saint Ignatius Church also 10am You Tube Saint Cyprian Social

https://www.youtube.com/user/StCyprianPhilly/featured

 

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

DOWNLOADS & LINKS

WEEKLY CALENDAR

MONDAY - BEGINNER'S LINE DANCE CLASS 6:00PM TO 7:30PM (Cancelled until further notice)

 

FOOD PANTRY - OPEN EVERY TUESDAY  - 10AM TO 12PM  

NEED TO KNOW

SAINT KATHERINE DREXEL PARISH CENTER

GOFUNDME

          We at St. Ignatius Catholic Church are in need of your help. Our convent (RENAMED SAINT KATHERINE DREXEL PARISH CENTER) previously occupied by the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and founded by St. Katherine Drexel has fallen into disrepair. Water damage from a leaking roof and outer walls has caused major damage to the inside of the building. Prior to the pandemic shut down the building was a meeting center for different organizations of the church including Children's PREP classes, Legion of Mary, the Choir, and Men's Group. As a result of not being occupied for months the damage went unnoticed. At this time we are asking for your help to raise the funds to repair the damage and restore the convent to a state in which we can utilize the building for our parishioners and any outside community groups. Our initial goal is $50,000 to start. Any help will be well and truly appreciated. Please click on the GOFUNDME link above and donate today! Thank you and God Bless!

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.

 

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

Daily Intentions:

Please Keep in Prayer those who are sick.

  

ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED

We are in need of Altar Services for Sunday Mass. You can be grade school, high school, college age, or adults. Please call the rectory if you can help.

CORONAVIRUS

Effective June 5, 2020 the Archdiocese has resumed all daily Masses. As of now St. Ignatius Mass will resume on Sundays at 10am. Masses at the Nursing Home remain suspended until further notice. You may still watch the Mass on YouTube at Saint Cyprian Social on Sundays at 11:00AM and continue to pray for the souls this disease has effected. There will be no communion calls except for last rites. Please contact the rectory if you have any questions. 215-386-5065.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

LET'S GET IT POPPIN!!!!

AUGUST 12TH TO AUGUST 16TH

As part of our Convent Renovation Project our next fundraising will be an online event. Information is listed in the bulletin for the sell of gourmet popcorn. You can help by signing up and sharing the link for the sale of the popcorn. The event will take place from August 12th to the 16th. 50% of the sales will go towards our Convent Renovation.  We asking for everyone's help. 

So far with our fundraisers and donations we have raised $20,717.00 towards our goal of $50,000

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2021!!

Derrick Gray—Graduating from Holy Cross  Catholic School going to Cristo Rey Catholic High School (Lector)

Morris Peterson—Graduating from Gratz High School

Kiara Hackey  - Graduating from Abington High School going to Temple University

Benjamin F. Gambrell IV—Graduating from Athen High School (Member of National Honor Society, National History Society and Class       President) going to Corning College

Moshes Gambrell Jr.—Graduating from     Bloomsburg University

Jordan Coles—Graduating from West Chester         University ( Member of Black Student Union)

Cherokee Pindle— Graduating with a Masters from Holy Family University

Collin Lanham—Graduating from Cheyney      University with a B.S. in Biology ( Member of   National Honor  Society and recipient of the PECO STEM Award)

Crystal Montague-Lanham—Graduating from St. Joseph University with a Doctorate of Education ( Educational Leadership)

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CONGRTULATIONS SERRA CLUB ALTAR SERVER AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Angel Koranteng and

Regina Harris

The Serra Club of Philadelphia has given Altar Server Certificates to dedicated graduating eighth grade students and/or high school senior students who serve as Altar Servers at Parish Masses to honor and reward their service to the Church and reinforce the importance of the Eucharist in the life of Diocesan Parishes.