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).