MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO

PASTOR’S CORNER

June 5 2022

 

May Jesus Christ, the light of the world and Prince of Peace, be with you!

           Now that the “unofficial season of summer “has begun” this means people taking vacations, schools closed for the summer; playgrounds and pools are opened, and more outside activities planned. Community living is not that same when we were younger.  People enjoyed sitting on their porch, or stoop, and children playing outdoor games. Our present community summer living is displayed in fear, anxiety, and safety. Please, I encourage everyone to make part of your prayer life a petition for safe streets and a peaceful summer. Again I ask you to pause at 12:00 noon, everyday to pray for our families, world, communities, and church. All our prayers lifted up will make a difference.

On a liturgical note, we come to the end of our Easter season. Today we celebrate Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the church. This is the day the Holy Spirit made his entrance an dwelt upon the apostles. That same Holy Spirit makes his presence within us as well. He leads us to the kingdom of God, while at the same time, fulfilling God’s promise and journeying with us, even in difficult moments. As we celebrate Pentecost Sunday today, may our prayer also include the Prayer to the Spirit:

“Come, Holy Spirit. Come with strength for the weak, courage for the fearful, light for those in darkness, comfort for the sorrowful, healing for the sick and injured, guidance for those who are in doubt, hope for those who have no hope, and love for those who have no love.

Come, Holy Spirit, kindle in us the fire of your love, and we shall renew the face of the earth.”

     May we all try our best to renew the face of this earth.

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

Daily Intentions:

Please Keep in Prayer those who are sick.

DOWNLOADS & LINKS

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Jada Michael Cherry and sponsor Lorna Horsey (2)

Jada Michael Cherry and sponsor Lorna Horsey (2)

Derrick Anthony Gray and sponsor Santa Conix-Parks (2)

Derrick Anthony Gray and sponsor Santa Conix-Parks (2)

David George Kennedy and sponsor Olga Kweku-Alleyne (2)

David George Kennedy and sponsor Olga Kweku-Alleyne (2)

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  

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

FEAST DAY OF

ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

PARISH PICINIC

SUNDAY JULY 31, 2022

AFTER MASS

On Sunday July 31st we will celebrate the Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola with a church picnic. It will be held in the Parish Center yard. This will be a potluck affair. The church will provide hamburgers and hot dogs. We are asking all of you to provide side dishes, drinks and other meats. If you would like to volunteer to help serve and set up please contact the rectory. We also ask that anyone who has purchased a Parish shirt to please wear it on that day. It’s going to be a blue and yellow celebration! Shirts are still available for purchase for $16 each.

 

 BLESSING  OF THE GRADUATES 

The Blessing of the graduates will be on June 26th. If your child is graduating from high school or college this year please invite them to attend mass on that day for a special blessing.

 

“DAVID”

SEPTEMBER 24, 2022 Bus Excursion to Sight & Sound Sponsored by The Women’s Day Committee

is now SOLD OUT

The next Deposit Due will be 

June 5, 2022 – $55 (Second Payment) August 1, 2022 – $50 (Final Payment)

All Cancellations after August 1st are Non-Refundable

Please call Joan Chisholm 215-910-0124 or Portia Edmunds at 215-386-5065 to make a payment.

NEED TO KNOW

SAINT KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH CENTER

OPEN HOUSE

      The Staff would like to thank all those that made it out to our Open House last week for the Parish center. Outside of our contractors, all other cosmetic work has been done by our maintenance man Mr. Odum, who has been working by himself for months to get the building ready. When you see him, please take the time to thank him for all of his hard work. We would also like to thank those on the Convent Committee, Mrs. Marissa Guerin, Crystal Lanham, Portia Edmunds, Rita Bostic, Cedric Scott and Lorna Horsey.  All of whom have been working this past year to help raise the funds to get the Parish Center back on its feet.

      As work continues to be completed on the second floor, donations are still being accepted for future repairs. If you would like to still make a donation please click the GOFUNDME link below. If you would like to make a  pledge and have your name on our Donor Wall, or purchase a Parish shirt you may contact the rectory. Thank you again for all of your support.

GOFUNDME

          TOTAL RAISED TO DATE: $76,387.00

PROGRESS REPORT:

  • New Roof

  • Exterior Wall Repaired

  • New Gutter

  • New Bathrooms

  • New Plumbing

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

  

NEW FACE MASK MANDATE

As of March 7th the city of Philadelphia has dropped the mandate to wearing a face mask. On this date, face masks are optional for all indoor facilities, and outdoors. However, people can still wear the face mask for their own protection, protection of those of high risk health, or if they are un-vaccinated. Again, wearing of face masks are now optional.