Prayer of St. Cyprian

Almighty God, we are reminded through your servant St. Cyprian, of your Spirit always within us and Your continued presence in us, and of our oneness with You and the Church. May we always grow together and profess You in Faith, Unity, and Hope. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we ask this through Christ our Lord
Amen.


From the Pastor’s Desk

May Jesus Christ, who lights our path to eternal life, be with you!

We have entered the month February. This month has several highlighted events. Liturgically we celebrate the Blessing of Throats on the Feast of St. Blaze, and the start of the season of Lent on Ash Wednesday. It is also the month of lovers when Valentine’s Day is celebrated. February is the month we celebrate Black History. Although it is the shortest month of the year, there are many events and activities packed into it. I hope you enjoy this month and celebrate it with joy, enthusiasm, and discovery.

Speaking of Black History Month, we will be featuring African Americans who made a difference in the lives of people in the U.S. and abroad. Please take the time to read the bulletin and look up African Americans who paved the way for so many people. Their history and life stories is our history as well.

I was honored and recognized this weekend for Black History Month. In addition to three other distinguished Philadelphians, Oak Street Health and Independence Blue Cross along with Councilwoman Katherine Gilmore Richardson, paid tribute to those who made a difference in the city of Philadelphia. The event was titled: “Grios Black History Month Celebration” I am honored to be chosen as a Philly Grios alongside Asia Cooney, Ronald Hinton, and Majeedah Rashid.

Our reading for Mass encourages us to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. We are reminded that we have a vital role to play in the world through our good deeds. We must let our light shine and offer our gifts for the good of all, and for the kingdom of God. May God’s word inspire us to be his disciples in mission, lighting the way for others through the darkness.

Peace and Blessings
Msgr. Britto


View YouTube video of Deacon Richard Nightingale’s Funeral Service here

View YouTube video of Deacon Richard Nightingale’s final homily here


Coming To Mass, Please Remember:

  1. Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.

  2. Masks are optional

  3. Do not attend Mass if you are sick

  4. Please sanitize your hands when you enter church

  5. No Precious Blood at this time

  6. Do not hold hands during the “Our Father”

     


We continue to follow the guidelines from the CDC. The church is sanitized between each mass and deep cleaned during the week preparing for Sunday Mass.