From the Pastor                           22 SEPT 2019
– Thank you to the parish council and all who stopped in to say hello last Saturday evening. It was a wonderful welcome!
– Please save the date for our parish BBQ on Sunday 20 OCT 2019 after the 1100 Mass. We hope to bring the parish and especially the children together to celebrate the beginning of school.
– We published our 2018-2019 parish financial report this week. Thank you to the members of the finance council for all their hard work these last 6 months. We will continue to watch our expenses. If there are any questions, please call or stop us after Mass. Thank you for your continued support.
– Let us know if there is any friend or family member who needs a visit from a priest at this time. Be assured of our daily prayers.
In Christ,
Fr. Ed Gorman, OP
Dominican Friars, Holy Innocents Church
Bears 16 Denver 14; ND 66 New Mexico 14; U of L 38 Western KY 21

MASS OF HEALING September 23rd at 7:30 pm:  HOLY ROSARY CHURCH, 170 Bradhurst Avenue, Hawthorne – Celebrant: Fr. Justin Cinnante. There will be a blessing with a Saint Padre Pio Relic.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 at 7:45 pm:  Parish Events Committee Annual Meeting in the Parish Meeting Room “All Present & New Members”. This committee gives parishioners the opportunity to become more involved in the Holy Innocents parish community. Don’t miss 0ut on your chance to continue or join this active parish group. Come to the meeting to find out about the wonderful events being planned  and the proposed/exciting ideas for new ones during the 2019 – 2020 year. You won’t regret your decision to be at the meeting.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 – NYC Tunnel to Towers Run/Walk:  CYO Event open to all Parishioners
For more information       To Register for this Event
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3rd:  The Cenacle Prayer Group meeting at 7:30 pm at OLP.
Holy Innocents is planning a celebration on  for those parishioners who are celebrating their 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary during 2019. 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 (769-0025 Monday-Friday) by Sunday, September 15th.
Holy Innocents Parish Cookout celebration of  fall, family, faith and fellowship.” Immediately after the 11:00 am Mass in the church parking lot. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. In order to ensure that organizers can properly plan for food and supplies, please RSVP to Kate Busby at

RCIA CLASS: Beginning September 16th, the classes will be held in the Parish Hall here at Holy Innocents every Monday (federal holidays excluded) from 7-8 pm. No preparation is needed for the first meeting. However, participants will be asked to read some materials for each subsequent meeting. If you have any further questions about RCIA or would like to meet and talk about any related matter, feel free to email me at And finally, if you have a friend or family member who may be interested in the RCIA process, please invite them to come. Sometimes people are simply waiting to be asked.
All the best,   Fr. Luke Hoyt, OP

Eucharistic Adoration:  A weekly Holy Hour with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is held every Tuesday evening from 7-8 pm at Holy Innocents. If priest are available, Confessions can be heard during the Holy Hour. All are welcome and encouraged to join for these opportunities for resting in Our Lord’s Eucharistic Presence.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT:  No matter how long it has been since the death of a loved one, we can still be experiencing grief. The support, shared experiences, insights, and prayers of others who are also grieving can be helpful and inspiring and offer us direction in the  journey. Last year’s group members are invited to return. An 8 session bereavement group will begin on Monday, Sept. 23rd at 7 pm. For further information and to let us know you are coming, please call the parish office at 769-0025 and leave your name and number.

THE ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY:  will recite the Rosary before Sunday Mass at 9:40 at Our Lady off Pompeii Chapel. All are welcome to join in. If you are interested in joining the Rosary Altar Society please contact Ginny at 769-2854

ONLINE GIVING:  The WeShare system is an automatic giving program that debits your credit card or bank account once or twice a month as you request and eliminates the use of envelopes.  Online giving is safe, simple, and convenient.  It benefits our parish by helping to streamline our administrative process and providing more accurate budgeting.  Please consider using the WeShare online giving system.  Click on  Give Online   for more information and registration.

CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL:  The Archdiocese Catholic Charismatic Renewal Team invites all to a conference on Saturday, September 28, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries (CYFM), 781 Route 9D, Garrison, NY. Fee is $25 per  person (includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch and conference).
Theme: Salvation. Speakers: Fr. Giuseppe Maria Siniscalchi, CFR, Fr. William Cosgrove, Fr. Christian Amah. Visit their website for details and registration. or call (845) 223-5653 no later than September 25.

2020 MASS BOOK INTENTIONS:  The 2020 Mass Book will open Wednesday, October 3rd at 10:00 am. Details in next week’s Bulletin


Online Faith Formation Program (Be-Informed):  To learn more about your faith, click on Religious Education above and then Be-Informed.  It’s Free.

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PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL:  Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do though, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell Satan and other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls. Amen…St. Michael Pray for Us.