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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, confession, and public devotions, enable visitors time for personal and communal prayer. Fr. George W. Rutler is the Administrator of Holy Innocents.

MEMORIAL MASS FOR FR. GROESCHEL, THIS THURSDAY OCT 16 at 12:15PM
[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/
 
There will be a Memorial Mass this Thursday, October 16th at 12:15 pm, here at Holy Innocents. Rev. Fr. George Rutler, the Administrator of Holy Innocents, will be the celebrant. A reception will follow in the undercroft. We regret the short notice, but please make good effort to attend, and also please spread this notice to others who may be interested in attending this Memorial Mass.

[MATN_logo_sm] PARISH PLANNING UPDATE
Cardinal Dolan is in the process of reviewing the recommendations that were presented to him by the Presbyteral Council that took place on June 30, 2014 and July 1, 2014. Since that gathering there have been several developments.
The pastoral planning working group has offered a few additional suggestions for consideration based on further input from vicars and pastors, and these have only been recently presented to His Eminence for his reflection.
The Cardinal will also be heading to Rome in early October to participate in the Synod on the Family, and did not want to leave the Archdiocese so soon after the announcement is made.
In light of these developments, the Cardinal feels it is essential that he has more time to consider carefully and thoroughly evaluate all that has been handed over to him. Hence, the announcement of the Cardinalís Making All Things New decisions will be postponed to the beginning of November. The original date set to make the announcement was the end of September.

[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.