December 15, 2019


May Jesus Christ, Emmanuel, who is the way to eternal life, be with you!

           We are quickly sailing through the season of Advent. Please take the time and reflect on the purpose of this beautiful, spiritual season. While our minds may be on Christmas preparation, along  with dealing with every day life issues as challenges, try to take a moment and reflect on why we celebrate the season of Advent. Remember, Jesus will come to our weary world to redeem it again. We want to be ready when He does come.

I also encourage you to invite your family members and friends to join our community when we celebrate our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass. Christmas, and the birth of Jesus, is a time for celebration and rejoicing. Let us share our joy, and parish with others.

St. John makes his appearance in today’s Gospel. He wants to be assured that the one he is hearing about is the one who will come to redeem the world. Then in turn Jesus reassures everyone of the importance of the John the Baptist. Jesus says that John the Baptist is strong in his conviction and does not sway from it. Let me share a short reflection on John the Baptist: “ He was no reed swaying in the wind. A reed swaying in the wind is a symbol of those who are easily influenced, who go along with whatever is popular, and who have no convictions of their own. But the humble reed can teach us something. The greatest storm cannot uproot it.”

May we learn from John the Baptist and imitate his virtues. May we be strong in our spiritual convictions and not sway from it and the truth, which is tonight to us through scripture.

        Peace and blessings,           Msgr.  Britto








Sunday Mass:  10:00 AM Saint Ignatius Church


Weekday Mass: Monday - Friday: 9:30 AM Saint 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

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Our Mother of Sorrows/St. Ignatius School

Has several job openings for immediate hire please click on the links below to apply:

Teacher Grades 3-5 ELA

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Volunteer Lunch Aide - to assist with student lunches 11:20am to 1:20pm, Monday to Friday. 

Please contact school at 215-222-3626 to inquire about positions or email our new principal Ms. Emily Diefendorf at

All volunteers must have their Safe Environment Clearances.

St. Ignatius Men's Club - Will meet on the first Saturday of every month at 6:30pm in the Mitchell Room.

Blessing of Homes - Fr. Hand will be blessing homes. If you would like your home blessed please contact the rectory to sign up.

Communion to Homebound - If any homebound parishioner is in need of Holy Communion and a visit, please contact the rectory.

Receiving Sacraments - If anyone in your household would like to receive any of the sacraments (baptism, first communion or confirmation) please contact our DRE Janet Cosby at the rectory.

Registration - If anyone in your household is Catholic and would like to register with our Parish or if you need to update your information (including new telephone numbers, sacramental updates, added members of the family etc.) please fill out the enclosed registration form and return it to the rectory at 636 N. 43rd St. Phila., PA 19104.


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Christmas Eve Vigil 7pm

Christmas Day Mass 10am

New Years Day Mass 10am

(There will be no New Years Eve Mass)


The Month of January the parish will begin to collect socks for the winter. These socks will be given to the various shelters in the area. Sizes should include Men and Women's large, medium and small as well as children's socks. (large, medium, small and baby socks)


Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Interfaith Prayer Service

“Open Wide Our Hearts: Call to heal the Racial Divide”

Monday January 20, 2020 6pm Prelude and Reflection followed by 6:30pm Interfaith Prayer Service

Our Mother of Consolation Parish

9 E Chestnut Hill Ave. Phila,. PA 19118

Presider Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Homilist Msgr. Federico Britto 

For more information please call 215-587-3541


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