Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Church of the Holy Innocents (NYC) - Masses & Events for October 2015



1. Tonight, Wednesday, October 7, 2015, as we do every year, Holy Innocents will have a Solemn Mass at 6 PM for the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
This Feast commemorates the anniversary of the decisive (and magnificent) victory of the combined Christian fleet in 1571 at the Battle of Lepanto, defeating an Ottoman (Muslim) fleet off western Greece. This victory is why this Feast was formerly known as the Feast of Our Lady of Victory. It was also due to this victory that St. Pius V (of glorious memory) added the invocation “Help of Christians” to the Litany of Loreto.
After Mass, the installation of the new officers of the Regina Coeli Council of the Knights of Columbus will be place in the Church.


2. Movie NightBeginning in October, Movie Night will move to the third Fridays of each month.  This month, the movie is The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima, the 1952 dramatization of the story of Fatima.  The movie will be shown on Friday, October 16th after the 6 PM Mass to mark the 98th Anniversary that week of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima on October 13, 1917.


3. Book Club – The new book for the Holy Innocents’ Book Club is Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux. The Book Club’s next meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 after the 6 PM Mass.
Copies of the book will be available in the parish office.


4. Forty Hours Devotion This year, the Church of the Holy Innocents will have its Forty Hours Devotion on the weekend of the Feast of Christ the King.
The opening Mass will be on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 at 6:00 PM. On Saturday, October 24th, we will have the traditional Mass Pro pace at 1:00 PM. The closing Mass will be coram Sanctissimo (in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament exposed) on Sunday, October 25 at 10:30 AM (Feast of Christ the King).
We need parishioners to sign up for the rotation to keep vigil before the Blessed Sacrament on both Friday and Saturday nights.
Keep in mind that this is a very important devotion in the life of the Church and in the life of a parish. It is also a very rare devotion these days, when it is needed the most, especially in its traditional form.
This devotion was permanently established by Pope Clement VIII “in order that day and night the faithful might appease their Lord by prayer before the Blessed Sacrament solemnly exposed, imploring there His divine mercy.
If you have never been to 40 Hours before, this will be a good time to be part of it. If you have done it already, you can be a part again -- the more, the merrier. The devotion is to be celebrated with as much solemnity as possible.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Traditional Blue Mass - Feast of St. Michael the Archangel - Holy Innocents (NYC)

On Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 (Feast of St. Michael the Archangel), the Church of the Holy Innocents will have a traditional Solemn (NYPD Blue) Mass at 6 PM.


All are encouraged to attend this beautiful Mass. Confessions will be heard from 5PM onwards.


After the Mass, there will be light refreshments in the parish hall.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Photos Post: Feast of the Assumption

Finally, here are the photos of the Solemn Mass (and Benediction) for the Feast of the Assumption this past Saturday, August 15, 2015, as well as of the awesome reception that took place after the Mass.
There were 245 people present to celebrate such wonderful Marian Feast and also to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the return of the daily traditional Mass to The Church of the Holy Innocents (and the Archdiocese of New York).
The music was wonderful, the food was excellent, the fellowship after the Mass was very catholic, and people were very happy to have been part of these (2) two wonderful hours (Solemn Mass, Benediction, singing of the solemn Te Deum, and distribution of beautiful holy cards).
Enjoy the great photos taken by Mr. Arrys Ortanez and Mr. Anthony Dacosta