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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.

ALL SAINTS’ DAY
The Solemnity of All Saints falls on a Saturday this year, November 1st, and, although attendance at Mass is encouraged, the obligation is abrogated.  We will offer Mass for All Saints at 1:00 pm in Extraordinary Form (Tridentine Latin). The 4:00 pm Vigil Mass on Saturday will be an anticipated Mass for the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls).
 
ALL SOULS’ DAY
According to the liturgical calendar of 1962, when November 2nd falls on a Sunday, All Souls’ Day is transferred to Monday, November 3rd.  Therefore, next Sunday will celebrate the 21st Sunday after Pentecost at the Tridentine Latin Mass at 10:30 am, and All Souls will be observed on Monday, November 3rd at 6:00pm.  In the revised calendar of 1969 (the General Calendar which the Ordinary Form follows), this is not the case. The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls) will be observed at the 12:30pm Novus Ordo Mass on Sunday, November 2nd.
[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/
 

[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. The announcement of the Cardinal’s Making All Things New decisions will now be 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.