MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO

PASTOR’S CORNER

May 24, 2020

 

May Jesus Christ, Savior of the world, be with you!

 

     This weekend make the official opening of summer vacation. It is also a time for us to remember all our military personnel. We pause on Memorial Day to give thanks to all our men and women who sacrificed their lives to protect our country, and other countries from harm. We lift them up and thank them for their service. In a time where our country is divided in so many ways, and where other countries may have difficulties with our country many men and women are still risking their lives to keep the U.S. safe. To our deceased, retired, and active military personnel, thank you for your service.

      With the start of summer vacations, and the reopening of many states, there will be more social activities. We MUST NOT and SHOULD NOT let our guards down with this enemy called coronavirus. Please remain vigilant and safe. Continue to wear your masks, wash your masks, wash your hands frequently, and be aware of your social environment. "A wise person, will have a long and prosperous life." Until a vaccine is developed, do the right thing.

      We continue to provide Mass on Facebook, YouTube and Live Stream. This social outreach will keep us connected until we are able to be present in church again. While you are hearing the Word proclaimed, we want you to be able to receive Jesus Christ in Holy Communion soon. After all we are Eucharistic people. Receiving Holy Communion is also important to us. Let us pray together that this will happen soon. The power of prayer does work.

      After Jesus ascended to the Father, the first thing his disciples did was to gather together in prayer. The devoted themselves, and connected with one another through prayer. We still gather together in prayer. Let us continue to maintain this source of power: praying for each other.

Peace and Blessings,

Msgr.  Britto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the Quarantine Please Go To YouTube to Saint Cyprian Social to Watch Mass with Msgr. Britto, Fr. Hand, Fr. Rene and Fr. Fisher. 

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

or by appointment

 

Daily Intentions:

Please Keep in Prayer the sick and those parishioners who have recently passed:

Margaret Corbin - 4/29/2020

Marvin Rouse - 4/30/2020

   

   MAY MASS INTENTIONS

  • May 3rd - Samuel E. Parham , Jr. and Jackie Parham 

  • May 10th - James Harris, Sr., Gregory Harris & Aaron Harris

  • May 17th - Maynard Sabb

  • May 24th  - Carrie Jordan, Edward Jordan, Sr., & Blendina Corbin

  • May 31st - Catherine Melton

SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION

The Season of Lent invites everyone to participate in the Sacrament of Confession.   Confession will be heard by appointment only in the rectory office. Please leave a message or email staff.manager636@gmail to set a time.

SEASON OF LENT

          This season Lent is an important time of the liturgical year. Use this season to deepen our spirituality and perform opportunities of service.

          During the season of lent we will be performing an act of service to those in need. We will be collecting toiletry items such as:

 Lotion, Deodorant

Soap, Washcloths,

Toothbrush & Toothpaste

     Please continue to collect these items at home. They can be dropped off at church once services resume. 

 

              RICE BOWLS

          Every Year the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops asks every parish in the US to participate in the Rice Bowl  Campaign. This is part of our almsgiving for Lent. The monies collected will help those most in need, and poor areas of our country.

     Rice Bowls will be collected when all services resume.

 

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

 

FOOD PANTRY - OPEN EVERY 3RD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH - 10AM TO 12PM  

THE RECTORY OFFICE IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE EMAIL OR LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR THE OFFICE STAFF IF HAVE AN EMERGENCY OR WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE CONFESSION.

 GRADUATING CLASS OF 2020 

       If you know any members of St. Ignatius who will be graduating this year from 8th grade, high school or college, please email their names along with the school they are graduating from to staff.manager636@gmail.com or  leave a message at the rectory at 215-386-5065. Their names will be added to our website and facebook page. Please submit all names by June 26th. Pictures of the graduates our encouraged as well.

STEWARDSHIP

Please continue to mail in your contribution envelopes so the church may continue to operate during these trying times. Thank you.

THANK YOU!!!

Our Food Pantry has recently received a large donation of $5,000 from a private donor. We again would like to say thank you to both the donor and to the ladies in our Outreach program for their volunteer services and hard work. May they continue to bless us with their stewardship.

FREE DIAPER AND BABY FOOD DISTRIBUTION

  If you know anyone who has been laid off or position has been furloughed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and are in need of diapers or formula for their child please contact Carla Caple at 267-241-9640 or 215-747-3250 for information on how to sign up. These emergency supplies are only for those who have recently lost their employment due to the pandemic.

CORONAVIRUS

Dear Parishioners,

Effective Wednesday March 18th the Archdiocese has suspended all Masses for 8 weeks due to the COVID-19 outbreak. It will be evaluated on a week by week basis. Please take advantage of live streamed Mass links provided 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.

ARCHBISHOP PEREZ

         Beginning Sunday, March 15th the 11:00 a.m. Mass celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, will be streamed live on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s website as well as the Facebook pages for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez. Please click on the link below to follow the Mass:

https://www.facebook.com/ArchbishopPerez/

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