MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO

PASTOR’S CORNER

September 5, 2021

 

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

           Now that the official summer months are over, we slowly enter into the season of Fall. Soon it will get darker quicker, leaves will change colors on trees, and the weather will get cooler. Vacations have come to an end, and all over children have returned to school. Many parish organizations will resume their meetings, planning activities and events for the year. Even in the midst of this pandemic, it is important for life to continue. May we continue to pray for our parish, our families, and our country.

      On a personal note, I ask you to also pray for all priests. Our priests, locally, nationally, and globally are experiencing an overload. A recent article was published about the increase stress put on priests, to the point that reports of suicides are being reported more frequently. Without priests, there is no Eucharist. In our daily prayers, I ask you to include the health and spiritual welfare of priests.

      Again, I ask you to support the Annual Forty Hours of Eucharistic Devotion at St. Cyprian. This has always been a rich and spiritually uplifting devotion. We give thanks to St. John Neumann for establishing this spiritual devotion.

In our Gospel for today, we hear about St. Peter’s profession of faith. Some people had no faith in Jesus. Others had a mistaken faith. But Peter showed true faith in Jesus when he declared: “You are the Christ, the Son of God.” If the faith is to be alive and influential in our lives, we have to make the faith our own.

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 KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH CENTER

GOFUNDME

          We at St. Ignatius Catholic Church are in need of your help. Our convent (RENAMED SAINT KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH CENTER) previously occupied by the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and founded by St. Katharine 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 $50,000 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

 

FALL FLEA MARKET!!

   SEPTEMBER 25TH

     10AM TO 3PM

     644 N. 43RD ST.

VENDOR TABLES $25 PER SPACE.

RAIN DATE OCT. 2ND

PLEASE CALL 215-386-5065

TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT! OR EMAIL STAFF.MANAGER636@GMAIL.COM

So far with our fundraisers and donations we have raised $46,295.62 towards our goal of $50,000

Please continue to donate! Once After Phase 1 of our initial goal is met we can complete repairs on the roof and interior of the property.  After that is  complete we can move onto raising funds for Phase 2, the interior repair work.