Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Special Masses & Events at the Church of the Holy Innocents (NYC) for the Month of June 2015

(New York City) 
In addition to the usual Sung Masses for Wednesday, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, below are special events taking place at the very active and extremely vibrant Church of the Holy Innocents (the only parish in the archdiocese of NY with the daily traditional Mass):
1) On Thursday, June 4, 2015 (the Feast of Corpus Christi ), Holy Innocents wi ll have its  annual celebration of this beautiful and very Catholic Feast with a Solemn Mass at 6 PM and an outdoors procession immediately after. This is the sixth year that Holy Innocents has its Corpus Christi procession in midtown Manhattan. Blessed holy cards will be distributed to the faithful in attendance as they come into the church.*
2) On Friday, June 5, 2015, (first Friday of the month) newly-ordained Fr. Simon Zurita will be saying his traditional (Solemn) Mass of thanksgiving at 6 PM. Fr. Zurita will offer his priestly blessing to the faithful after the Mass, and there will be a festive reception in the parish hall (of course!).
3) On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, the newly-formed Catholic Daughters' Court at Holy Innocents will sponsor a special Solemn Mass at 6 PM. After Holy Mass, two traditional Catholic film-directors (Jim Morlino and Liam Firmager) will show screenings of St. Bernadette of Lourdes, The War of the Vendee, and The Life and times of Gabriel García Moreno (the Catholic president of Ecuador who consecrated that nation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus) . As always, there will also be another reception for this.
4) On Friday, June 12, 2015, the Feat of Sacred Heart , we will have a Solemn Mass at 6 PM. This Feast is closely linked to the Feast of Corpus Christi and we always celebrate it with great solemnity (music, vestments, relics, etc.) at Holy Innocents. Beautiful blessed holy cards will also be distributed to the faithful in attendance.*
5) On Saturday, June 13, 2015, the Feast of the very popular Portuguese/Italian Saint: Anthony of Padua, we will have a Sung Mass at 1 PM. Blessed holy cards will be distributed on this day to the faithful in attendance.*

6) On Wednesday, June 24, 2015 is the first class Feast of St. John the Baptist. We will have a Solemn Mass at 6 PM. In the Catholic Church, there has always been great devotion to St. John the Baptist, so much so that he is one of the very few Saints mentioned in the traditional Confiteor. Very beautiful holy cards will be distributed to the faithful in attendance.*  
7) On Friday, June 26, 2015, there will be a Rally for Peace to pray for the persecuted Christians in the Middle East.
8) Saturday, June 27, 2015 will be the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. We will be having a Sung Mass at 1 PM. This year (2015), this feast will start the 150th anniversary celebration of when Bl. Pius IX entrusted the Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help to the Redemptorists.
9) Finally (!), Monday, June 29, 2015 will be the Feast of holy Apostles Sts. Peter and Paul. We will have a Solemn Mass at 6 PM. As Roman Catholics and because St. Peter was the first Pope, we always observe this particular Feast with great solemnity and devotion (by attending the traditional Mass on this Feast and praying to the Holy Ghost for guidance for the reigning Supreme Pontiff).
* Attached and below are pictures of some of the very beautiful (and traditional) holy cards that will be distributed to the faithful on some of the Feasts days as noted above.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Martin Mosebach & Luc Perrin at Holy Innocents (NYC) on Tuesday, May 12, 2015


We gladly announce that on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 the Society of Hugh of Cluny will sponsor a Solemn High Mass at 6:00 PM at the Church of the Holy Innocents.

Following the Mass, at 7:30 PM, Professor Luc Perrin and Martin Mosebach will speak in Holy Innocents Hall in the lower level of the church.

Luc Perrin, of the University of Strasbourg, France, is perhaps the foremost historian of the Catholic Traditionalist movement in France and in the world. He has publicly defended and proven that “Traditionalism” is not simply a “20th century French political and national movement,” but a more universal phenomenon that has found a much increased popularity, interest, and support in the United States, which Dr. Perrin designates “the promised land for traditional Catholicism.”

Martin Mosebach is one of the foremost authors of Germany. In his own country, he is best known as a novelist and essayist. However, in the English-speaking Catholic world, he is most known and remembered as the author of The Heresy of Formlessness,the seminal work on the traditional Liturgy, which discusses the negative consequences the liturgical rupture has caused in the Catholic Church in the last 5 decades.

Luc Perrin will speak on: “From Benedict to Francis, the Church in Europe at a New Crossroads.”

Martin Mosebach will then speak on: “Paradise on Earth: the Liturgy as a Window on the Hereafter.”

Please join us for this rare opportunity to hear two leading European Catholic thinkers!

Admission is free and open to the public.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015

(OF) Pontifical Mass for Fr. Benedict Groescehl at Holy Innocents - Feb. 2015

Here are some pictures (taken by Mr. Arrys Ortanez) of the Mass, celebrated by His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, at the Church of the Holy Innocents on Saturday, February 28th, 2015. This Mass was a Mass for the Dead (OF) for Fr. Benedict Joseph Groeschel.
When Fr. Benedict passed away back in October, Cardinal Dolan was in Rome, so he could not attend Fr. Groeschel's funeral. This Mass was an opportunity to pay tribute to Fr. Groeschel (who was close friends with Cardinal Dolan), and it was done at Holy Innocents becaue Fr. Groeschel used to offers evenings of reflection and celebrate Mass there on the 3rd Saturdays of the month.
There are 360 people in attendance (many Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Renewal).