top of page

MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO

PASTOR’S CORNER

March 17, 2024

 

May Jesus Christ, who restored a steadfast spirit within us, be with you!

           It seems as if our prayer list grows daily. We pray for family, friends, fellow parishioners , our city and world. I am requesting that you add one more prayer petition. We are obligated to pray for Family, Church, world and community. Please include on your prayer list. The country of Haiti. Once again, turmoil is existing. The government is in crisis and the people are being neglected, abandoned, and lose of lives. Please pray for Hati, and for our parishioners who have families there.

We are quickly approaching the end of our Lenten season. Maintain your Lenten resolutions. Ask God to shower his grace upon you to assist you in these final weeks of Lent. I also encourage you to attend the final weeks of St. Cyprian Lenten Journey. Don’t forget to take advantage of the Sacrament of Confession at least twice a year. Lent/Easter is that time. Do not let this sacrament pass you by. Receive the grace its offers.

      Holy week begins March 24th with Pam Sunday.  I really encourage to attend the Tridium of Hoy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. We will also have the Seven Last Words on Good Friday. We renew our faith and reflect on Jesus commitment to us through His passion, death and resurrection. Make every effort to attend the Holy Week liturgies.

      Our readings for today’s mass reminds us of Christ’s obedience to God the Father. Jesus’ “yes” to die for this sins of many allowed believes to have an opportunity for eternal life. His death brought eternal life and salvation to all: “if a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it produces much fruit.”

      May we learn to sacrifice our own self-interest, demonstrate acts of love for others, and put our faith in action, we can produce much fruit and help others in their faith.

Peace and Blessings,

Msgr. Britto

 

 

 

 

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

 

NEED TO KNOW

WEEKLY CALENDAR

OFFICE HOURS - 9AM TO 4PM Monday thru Thursday (CLOSED FRIDAYS)

MONDAY - LINE DANCE CLASS

6:00PM TO 7:30PM 

TUESDAY - FOOD PANTRY

10AM TO 12PM  - (Closed on Holidays and the 5th Tuesday of the Month)

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 Masses9:30 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.

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

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PASCHAL SUPPER

PALM SUNDAY 

MARCH 24TH

5PM IN THE SCHOOL HALL

TICKETS ARE $20PER ADULT AND $10 PER CHILD 12YRS AND UNDER. ALL ARE INVITED.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

  • Holy Thursday March 28th 

                7pm Mass

  • Good Friday March 29th

                  7 Last Words

                  2pm to 3pm

                  Prayer Service 3pm

  • Easter Vigil March 30th

                  7pm Mass

  • Easter Sunday March 31st

                  10am Mass

EASTER EGG HUNT

The Jr. Daughter are hosting their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday

after Mass. Donations of candy and plastic eggs can be dropped off at the rectory.

COMMUNITY KARAOKE &

 GAME NIGHT

Saturday April 20th 

4pm to 9pm

School Hall

Tickets are $10pp

This is an Adult only Affair.

Food and games provided.

Please See Crystal Lanaham, Lola DeCarlo-Coles, Theo Harris or Cedric Scott for tickets.

PAINTING WITH A TWIST

April 27th

12pm to 3pm

In the Mitchell Room

Once again we will have Painting with a Twist this year!

Tickets are $40

Includes all Painting Supplies and Canvas, Food, Beverages and Lessons from the Instructor.

Please see Portia for tickets.

SPRING FLING

INDOOR FLEA MARKET

SUNDAY APRIL 28TH

AND

SUNDAY MAY 5TH

11AM TO 3PM

VENDOR TABLES ARE $25

PLEASE SEE PORTIA IF YOU WOULD LIKE A TABLE

 

bottom of page