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MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO

PASTOR’S CORNER

November 12, 2023

 

May Jesus Christ, our hope of resurrection, be with you!

           Although Veteran’s Day was celebrated last Saturday today, we acknowledge all Veterans and especially those from our parish. We thank you them for their service, and we thank them for protecting our country and others countries. Let us also remember all our soldiers who gave of their lives to protect our country. We remember them and acknowledge them.

Next week is Thanksgiving Day. Mass will be celebrated at 10am. Let us come together as a parish family to celebrate this day and to give thanks to God for His ever presence in our lives. No matter our life situation, we should pause on this day to give thanks. I hope to see you on this day at Mass before you begin your Thanksgiving day.

I ask everyone to continue to pray for peace in our world and for respect for human life. Please pray for an end to these senseless wars and pray for all the innocent people caught in the middle of these wars. Add to your prayer list an end to the gun violence that continues to plague our cities throughout the country. Let us flood heaven with our prayers and special requests.

Today’s readings is preparing us for the end of our earthly journey. Sometimes we may think we will live on for a long time. Only God knows when our time is up. However, we are encouraged to live our lives according to God’s law and to live it to the fullest with charity, kindness, justice, service, faith, and happiness. Today’s readings remind us to live our earthly journey with these virtues and at the same time to stay awake and ready ourselves for the coming of the Lord. So, stay awake.

 

Peace and Blessings, Msgr. Britto

 

 

 

 

SACRAMENTS

 

Sunday Mass:  10:00 AM

Saint Ignatius Church

 

Weekday Mass: Monday, Wednesday and  Friday:

9:30 AM at St. Ignatius Nursing Home 

 

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

Daily Intentions:

Please Keep in Prayer those who are sick.

DOWNLOADS & LINKS

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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WEEKLY CALENDAR

MONDAY - LINE DANCE CLASS 6:00PM TO 7:30PM 

 

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

Closed on Holidays and the 5th Tuesday of the Month

UPCOMING EVENTS

THANKSGIVING MASS

NOVEMBER 23, 2023

10AM

ALL ARE WELCOME!

THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY MEAL

For those in need of a hot meal for Thanksgiving. Our Annual Thanksgiving Community Meal will take place on Tuesday Nov. 21st from 10am to 1pm. ToGo Platters will be available or you may stay and eat in our Msgr. Mitchell Fellowship room. All are welcome. Dinner is available untit 1pm or or food runs out. 

HOLIDAY RAFFLE

Tickets for the Annual Holiday Raffle will go on sale September 24th. 

Top Prize - Two  tickets to the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Giants Game on Christmas Day 

2nd Prize - Basket of Cheer

3rd prize - $150

4th Prize $100

Tickets are $5 each or $20 for a Book of  5 tickets.

Please contact Portia at the rectory to purchase a ticket! 

Drawing will be on Sunday Dec. 17th

ADVENT GIVING TREE

The Giving tree will go up in the church On Sunday December 1st, the First Day of Advent. We ask that you please take a tag and purchase a gift for our St. Ignatius Outreach Program. Please drop of all gifts by Dec. 18th.

 

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

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

 

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