MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO

PASTOR’S CORNER

May 30, 2021

 

May Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of the Father, be with you!

           We come to the end of the month of May. It was filled with joyous celebrations, such as First Holy Communions, Weddings, ordinations to the Deaconate and Priesthood. We also witnessed a rapid decline with Covid-19 and more people receiving the vaccine. And to start the month, we acknowledge the presence of Mary, Mother of God. As we end the month of May, let us pray the month of June will bring more blessings.

This weekend is Memorial Weekend. On Monday we honor the men and women who have died while serving in the military. While this weekend is the “official” opening of vacation season, may we not forget while we celebrate Memorial Day. May we be grateful to those men and women who died to make our country safe and free from terroristic oppositions.

Now that the Easter season is over, our universal church will continue to celebrate in a special way. Today we celebrate Trinity Sunday and next Sunday we will celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. As we celebrate the Blessed Trinity, we are reminded of the ever presence of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Trinity is a mystery to be celebrated with childlike love and trust. Our celebration should deepen our relationship with the Blessed Trinity. And our mission, as church is the help all people to know the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. As the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are one, may we remember that we are one with them.

~ 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 $30,000 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

  

SUMMER FLEA MARKET!!

 JUNE 26, 2021

 10AM TO 3PM

644 N. 43RD ST. PHILA., PA 19104

TABLES $25 PER SPACE.

6FT TABLE PROVIDED

PLEASE CONTACT 215-386-5065 TO SECURE A SPACE

PLEASE JOIN US!!

*ALL PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS SAINT KATHERINE DREXEL PARISH CENTER RENOVATION*

CALLING ALL GRADUATES OF 2021!!

If you know someone who will be graduating this year from 8th grade, high school or college. Please fill out the form in the back of church and submit it to the rectory. A special blessing will be said for the graduates on Sunday June 27, 2021.

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!

TO  OUR PARISHIONERS WHO  RECEIVED THEIR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION ON

SUNDAY MAY 16TH:

SEMIR HOSTEN

ZION MAYS

REIGN TAYLOR

SHANE TAYLOR

May they continue to be Blessed on their journey with the Lord.