So our Mass goes back, without essential change, to the age when it first developed out of the oldest liturgy of all. It is still redolent of that liturgy, of the days when Cæsar ruled the world and thought he could stamp out the faith of Christ, when our fathers met together before dawn and sang a hymn to Christ as to a God. The final result of our enquiry is that, in spite of unsolved problems, in spite of later changes, there is not in Christendom another rite so venerable as ours. ~Fortescue
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.
Mass, the installation of the new officers of the Regina Coeli Council of the Knights of Columbus will be place in
Beginning 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 16thafter
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
4. Forty Hours Devotion –This year, the
Church of the Holy Innocents will have its Forty
Hours Devotion on theweekend of the
Feast of Christ the King.
The opening Masswill 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)onSunday, October 25 at 10:30 AM(Feast
of Christ the King).
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
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