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The Roman Catholic Church of The Holy Innocents is located in the Fashion Center, mid-town Manhattan. Founded in 1866, the mission of the church is to be a spiritual oasis in one of busiest business districts in the world - Times/Herald Square. The celebration of three daily Masses, including one daily Mass in the Tridentine Latin Rite, confession, and public devotions, enable visitors time for personal and communal prayer. Fr. George W. Rutler is the Administrator of Holy Innocents.

Cardinal Dolan's Parish Planning Decisions were announced on Sunday, Nov. 2nd. They can be found online at archny.org/decisions-released. Holy Innocents will remain open as an independent parish.
Based on the input the cardinal received from the 368 parishes and 75 parish clusters (groups of about 4-7 neighboring parishes); a 40 person advisory committee comprised of clergy, religious men and women, and the faithful from across the archdiocese; the priest council; other close advisors and key staff, he has decided that:
All parishes will work together more collaboratively within their clusters in providing services and ministries;
List 1: 48 parishes will merge with a nearby parish, resulting in 24 new parishes, with Masses and sacraments celebrated at both churches. There will be an evaluation every two years of these newly merged parishes, and every parish throughout the archdiocese. To accomplish this, the archdiocese has established a parish planning office, to be directed by Eileen Mulcahy;
List 2: 64 parishes will merge with a nearby parish, resulting in 31 new parishes, and while this new parish will have two churches, Masses and sacraments will only be celebrated on a regular basis at one church as of August 1, 2015.

[FrGroeschel] Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR, who, for several decades enlightened our parishioners with his popular third Saturday Gospel Conferences, and together with the Franciscan Friars & Sisters of the Renewal, was at the forefront of our Pro-Life Witness on the annual Feast of the Holy Innocents, passed away on Friday, October 3rd.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may he rest in peace!
The funeral Mass was held on Friday, October 10th at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ. (The burial was at the Most Blessed Sacrament Friary, Newark, NJ) More details may be found at http://franciscanfriars.com/father-benedict/

[John_Figueroa] On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014, we celebrated a Solemn Votive Mass of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel followed by a reception for our devoted brother John Figueroa. See Photos and read John's message from the bulletin of August 3rd. John left to discern his vocation with the Wyoming Carmelites of the Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (the makers of Mystic Monk Coffee) on August 6th (the Feast of the Transfiguration)
We wish him all the blessings & graces !

Photos from special events at Holy Innocents, including the Corpus Christi Procession, June 19, 2014, may be viewed online here.
Here is the link to the NET TV coverage of "One World One Mother".
NBC TV News video on Cardinal-Designate Dolan featured Holy Innocents Church, Fr. Thomas Kallumady & John Azzarelli.

Fox News Video Timothy Cardinal Dolan enters the 'No Spin Zone'.

[FrThomas_2014] Our previous Pastor, Fr. Thomas Kallumady, who was on sabbatical leave following his term here at Holy Innocents, has been appointed as the administrator of the Parish of St Frances Xavier Cabrini,
564 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044
Phone: 212-832-6778 / Fax: 212-832-6110
We wish him all the blessings & graces !
He invites all to visit the Main Street of New York, and enjoy the Island breeze.