PARISH NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS:

Our Lady of Pompeii Centennial Celebration  

This weekend Holy Innocents celebrates the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Pompeii Chapel. Pompeii is not only one of Pleasantville’s little architectural gems but it also stands as a might monument of love. Built by the hands of hardworking, Sicilian immigrants in the “Flats,” it continues to inspire and nurture us today. It is truly a home to gather us in faith, support one another and remember those whose love of the Lord literally put stone upon stone to make the chapel we love so dearly. Their descendants can justly be proud of their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents whose faith laid the foundation for Our Lady of Pompeii. Today we celebrate and honor their struggles 100 years ago. We renew our commitment to keep our Catholic faith alive. Most importantly we gather to celebrate the Eucharist on this anniversary. We will enjoy ourselves with food and games and music, recalling that we stand on the shoulders of those whose efforts long ago have provided us with this special place to worship God and a faith to hold fast for another hundred years and more!       Fr. Hugh, O.P.

SAVE THE DATE:
Thursday, October 18th – 7 PM:  The Faith Filled Family:  
Do you find it hard to be a faith filled parent?  YOU ARE NOT ALONE!  Please join us.  In the social hall for an evening of discussion, witness talks, Q & A’s and light refreshments.  For more info contact Lyn Beck at  914-449-6515
Sunday, October 21st: “PUMPKIN CARVING” more info and registration form

PLEASE NOTE:
On Saturday, October 13th there will be no 8:30 am morning Mass since there will be two Confirmation Masses that day at 10 am and 2 pm.

SUNDAY COFFEE:
The sign-up board for the 9:00 am Sunday Coffee is in the Social Hall.  Please consider volunteering to host one of the dates.

2019 BOOK OF MASS INTENTIONS:  The Book of Mass Intentions for 2019 will open on Wednesday, October 3rd at 10:00 am. We expect that the 2019 Book of Mass Intentions will fill up quickly again. Therefore, you may request only ONE Sunday Mass (which includes the 5:15 pm on  Saturday evening) and no more than TWO (2) Weekday Masses at Holy Innocents. Mass requests must be made in person or by phone during our weekly office hours Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-3:00 pm only.

FAMILY MASS:  The family Mass invites children, Individuals, whole or mixed families, to take an active role in the Mass. No previous experience necessary. The Family Masses are celebrated at the 9:00 am Mass on the first Sunday of the month, from October to June. If you or your family would like to participate in a Family Mass this year, please contact Christine McCarvill at: Christinehort@aol.com, or 914-449-6641
Energize your faith through this worthy service………

American Heritage Girls:  Faith, Service, Fun! Registration for the AHG troop at Holy Innocents is open for the 2018-19 school year for girls ages 5-18. Kindergartners welcome! AHG is a scouting organization whose mission is “to build women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.” Girls learn to live their Christian faith through character development, leadership, skill-building, and service, in a fun and friendly atmosphere. We are starting our 6th year at Holy Innocents. Join us! For info or to register, email Justine at pvilleahg@gmail.com.

“25th & 50th” WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:  Holy Innocents is planning a celebration on Sunday, October 7th for those parishioners who are celebrating their 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary during 2018. 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.

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THE WEEK AHEAD IN THE PARISH

Tuesday, September 25th:
11:00 am—Lectio Divina
Wednesday, September 26th:
6:00 pm—Junior Choir
7:15 pm—Adult Choir
Saturday, September 29th:
4:30 pm—Teen Choir
Sunday, September 30th:
12:30 pm—Baptisms
6:15 pm—Youth Group Meeting