PARISH PLANNING NEWS - HOLY INNOCENTS TO REMAIN OPEN
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. Moreover, Fr. Leonard Villa has been appointed the new pastor, effective Dec. 28th; he will celebrate his first Mass on Sunday, Dec. 28th at 10:30 am. Outgoing administrator Fr. George Rutler will celebrate the Christmas midnight Latin Mass as his final Mass here as administrator.
4:00 pm Christmas Vigil Mass (English)
7-8 pm Christmas Carols
Church doors open at 11pm for Carols in preparation for the midnight Mass
THURSDAY, DEC. 25 NATIVITY OF THE LORD, CHRISTMAS
12:01 am Christmas Midnight Mass (Tridentine Latin)
10:30 am Christmas Day Mass (Tridentine Latin)
12:30 pm Christmas Day Mass (English)
PRO-LIFE MASS & ROSARY PROCESSION for the Feast of the Holy Innocents Sponsored by Franciscan Friars & Sisters of the Renewal, the Sisters of Life & the Priests for Life SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27TH 8 am Mass followed by Exposition and Adoration, Prayerful Pro-Life procession to the abortion clinic, reciting the Rosary 11:00 am Return to the Church for Benediction, Lunch to follow
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/
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'.
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.