From the Pastor    08 DEC 2019
– We quiet our heart, mind and soul as we prepare for Christmas during this Advent season. We have 16 days left to ready ourselves for the celebration of the birth of our Lord. “Silence is the elevator to heaven.” We practice “silence” in our busy world as we prepare.
– Thank you to the Parish Council and all the volunteers who made our Parish Raffle a complete success! We sold all 300 tickets. We will use the proceeds towards the maintenance of our Church.
– Let us know if there is any friend or family member who needs a visit from a priest before Christmas. Be assured of our daily prayers.
Fr. Ed Gorman, OP,
Dominican Friars, Holy Innocents Church
Go Navy beat Army

REMEMBERING THE LIU FAMILY:  Along with all the Pleasantville churches, Holy Innocents will be open Sunday evening, December 15th from 7 – 8  pm for an hour of silent pray and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 


Saturday, December 14th at Noon, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne – The Daughters of Liberty’s Legacy will be hosting a wreath laying ceremony. Seven specially designated ceremonial wreaths will be placed on memorials to remember those who honor their sacrifices. If you would like to sponsor a wreath for a soldier’s grave please go to If you would like to volunteer to place a wreath on a soldier’s grave please register with Cynthia at: 
Saturday, December 21st:  The Reason for the Season 
– 10:00 am. Christmas Pageant followed by a visit from St. Nick.    more information

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.

The Holy Innocents Giving Tree – has been set up in the Social Hall. All gifts collected are distributed to families in need living in the Highbridge Community in the vicinity of Sacred Heart Church in the Bronx. Parishioners can select a gift tag from the tree. The Social Concerns Committee asks everyone to record their tag number on our list so we can be sure that every child receives their gift. To ensure delivery in time for Christmas, your wrapped present, with the numbered tag attached, must be delivered to the rectory office by Friday, December 13th. Your kindness and support for our social outreach is greatly appreciated.

ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY:  collecting rosaries and children’s books to send to Archbishop Chris Cardone, OP in the Solomon Islands. Please call Grace Baer at 914-769-4955 and she will arrange to pick these items up at your convenience.

Renew & Rebuild:  Thank you very much for your continued contributions to Renew and Rebuild which allows us to keep up with our repairs.

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.

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

Gifts to Holy Innocents Church:  Please consider remembering Holy Innocents Church in your will or estate. These gifts have a lasting impact on our parish.


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.


December 2019 Monthly Calendar

Sunday, Dec 8th:
2nd Collection – Maintenance
Baptisms Immediately following 11 am Mass
7:30 pm – Lessons and Carols
Monday, Dec 9th:  
Tuesday, Dec 10th:
7:00 pm – Eucharistic Adoration at OLP
Wednesday, Dec 11th:
6:00 pm – Junior Choir
7:15 pm  – Adult Choir
Thursday, Dec 12th:
7:30 pm – Parish Council Meeting
Friday, Dec 13th:
Saturday Dec 14th:
4:30 pm – Teen Choir
Sunday, December 15th:
Second Collection – Retired Religious