PARISH NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS:

Save The Date:  Friday, 8/18 at 7:30 pm in the Social Hall – Children’s Veggie Tales Movie Night – $10 per family; RSVP to: holyinnocentsfamilyevents@gmail.com

Drive For School Supplies:  The Social Concerns Committee, as part of our outreach program to the Highbridge community, is conducting a drive for NEW school supplies. These supplies will be distributed to 200 impoverished children before the opening of the coming school year.  New items requested include: black and white composition books, pencils, pens, erasers, rulers, crayons, folders, loose leaf paper, loose leaf binders and backpacks. Donations may be left in the appropriate box in the Tompkins Ave. entrance of the church. Your donations are deeply appreciated and will be put to good use.

2018 Book of Mass Intentions Is Open:  We expect that the 2018 Book of Mass Intentions will fill up quickly again. Therefore, you may request only ONE Sunday Mass (which includes the 5:15pm on Saturday evening) and no more than ONE (1) Weekday Mass at Holy Innocents. Mass requests must be made in person or by phone during our weekly office hours Monday-Friday from 9:00am3:00pm only.

American Heritage Girls:  Holy Innocents’ American Heritage Girls Troop is forming units for 2017-18. We invite you to gather your daughter and her friends, and join us! Click on Youth Ministries above for more information.

FR. DAN DAVIES, OP –  Fr. Dan is at Cabrini Elder Care 115 Broadway Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522.  Cards and visitors are Welcome!

Life Line Screening:  Wednesday, August 23rd Holy Innocents Church—Social Hall.  Please call toll-free 1-888-653-6450 to register for your screening and to receive a $10 discount or visit:   www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners   Informational sheets are available at the entrances  to the church.

Mentoring Program:  Volunteers (age 25 to 45) willing to donate a minimum of 4 hours per month are needed for a Mentoring Program at St Christopher’s Inc, a residential treatment center for adolescents aged 13 to 21 located in Dobbs Ferry. Training would be provided in early September and fingerprints along with additional paperwork would be required. The program would include on-campus visits and build up to walks, meals and activities in the community. Volunteers would need to commit to consistent visits from September through June. Anyone interested should contact Colleen Wagner at 914-330-1906

PARISH PAY TRANSITIONING:  Thank you for using online giving for your support of our parish.  Online giving is safe, simple, and convenient.  It benefits our parish by helping to streamline our administrative process and providing more accurate budgeting.  Our current online giving provider, ParishPay, has been acquired by Liturgical Publications.  All ParishPay accounts will be transitioned to WeShare, LPi’s online giving platform early in the fall.  You do not need to do anything for this transition process.  Your information will be transferred electronically following the strictest security protocol.  Once the transition is complete, you will receive more information about how to login and manage your account on WeShare.

25th & 50th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:  Holy Innocents is planning a celebration on Sunday, October 15th for those parishioners who are celebrating their 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary during 2017. Participants will be recognized at the 11 am Mass followed by a reception in our Social Hall.  If you are celebrating either Wedding Anniversary this year, please register with the parish office by calling 769-0025.

SANCTUARY LAMP MEMORIALS:  Beginning June 18th, parishioners may request the Sanctuary Lamp in Holy Innocents Church or Our Lady of Pompeii Chapel to burn for two weeks in memory of or in honor of a loved one.  The first 2-week request will begin Sunday, June 25th. Intentions will be published in the weekly bulletin. The donation is $20.  All requests must be made in person at the Parish Office, Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm.

Online Faith Formation Courses (FORMED):  For those in parish ministries and those who simply wish to learn more about their faith. Go to FORMED.org or Click Here  and enter your email and code CKV8KK to register.  It’s Free.

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THE WEEK AHEAD IN THE PARISH

AUGUST PARISH CALENDAR:
The Parish Office will be closed on weekends during the month of August.

Mondays at 11:00 am: Lectio Divin

August 15th: Holy Day of Obligation – Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary
Masses Monday, August 14th—5:15 pm Vigil
Tuesday, August 15th—7:00 am, 12:15 pm & 7 pm

August 27th at 12:30 pm: Baptisms

Happy Summer!