PARISH NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS:

Fr. Bernard’s:  Sunday Reflections

LENTEN SERVICES:
Holy Innocents 
Monday-Friday: 7:00 am Mass followed by simple Eucharistic Adoration at 7:30-8:00 am
Monday-Friday: Confessions at 11:45 am followed by 12:15 pm Mass
Fridays: 12:45 pm Stations of the Cross 6:30 pm Confessions 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross
Our Lady of Pompeii Chapel
Tuesdays: 6:30 pm Mass
Thursdays: 6:30 pm Mass followed by Stations of the Cross
Remember:  Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting and abstinence. Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence from meat. Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving as penitential practices (Abstinence from meat are required for those over 18 yrs of age, fasting are required for those between 14 and 59 yrs of age)

LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS:  Each week during Lent “Soup Suppers” are held at a local church in Pleasantville. The service begins with soup at 6:30pm followed by worship at 7:15pm.
March 20th…Pleasantville Presbyterian, Bedford Road
March 27th…St. John’s Episcopal, Sunnyside
Avenue April 3rd…Holy Innocents Catholic Church
April 10t…Pleasantville Presbyterian, Bedford Road

SAVE THE DATE:
Monday, March 11th:   Mass for Healing will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Church 170 Bradhurst Avenue, Hawthorne. Fr. Luke Leighton, CFR will be the celebrant. Praise & Worship at 7:15pm Mass at 7:30pm
March 15 – 17:  Lenten Young Adult Retreat: What is God’s Plan for My Life?  Go to www.atonementfriars.org/young-adult-retreat-weekends/, or contact Paul Krenzelok at 845-424-2122, pkrenzelok@atonementfriars.org for additional information.
Saturday, March 23rd:  2019 Spring Dinner Dance:  7 – 11 pm in the parish hall    More Info
Monday, March 25th through Wednesday, March 26th:  Parish Mission    More Info
August 12th – 16th:  Ecumenical Vacation Bible School 2019: 
It will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Bedford Road from 9 am – 12 pm.  We are looking for Adult Volunteers to help in any capacity. Please contact the Religious Education office (914-769-3297 X1).

PARISH COUNCILThe Parish Council of Holy Innocents is comprised of dedicated parishioners willing to share their individual talents to serve the parish. The council works with the pastor and parish staff in an advisory capacity to support and enhance the life and ministries of the parish. Each year, new members are added to the council for a term of three years. This year, as always, we are hoping to add new members to the council. Parish council members should be interested in leading or assisting our committees including but not limited to the following: Liturgy, Communications/Public Relations, Fundraising, Social Outreach and Spiritual Life. Nominating petitions will be available in the narthex, parish hall, Our Lady of Pompeii and below on the web site until Monday, April 1st. At this time, please give prayerful consideration to volunteering as a member of the Parish Council. For additional information or questions, contact Bridget Dinardi at 914-584-0941 or bpplus4@aol.com.    Parish Council Nomination Form

2019 CARDINAL’S APPEAL:  This annual appeal has begun!  More Information    To Donate

COMMUNITY NEWSThe Quentin Joshua Lupo Dream Team will be hosting a March Madness Fundraising Event on March 29th at Pleasantville High School in partnership with DREAM Project and the PHS Student Government, to raise money for the Quentin Joshua Lupo #30 Summer Camp Program. For information please visit: Firstgiving.com/fundraiser/lucy-dias-1/Quentin30

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP:  A Bereavement Support Group for adults who have lost a loved one (spouse, parent, sibling) will be held in our parish beginning April 1st at 7pm. If you are interested in attending, please call the Parish Office at (914) 769-0025 Mon-Fri and leave your name and number.

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.

LETTER FROM OUR DOMINICAN PROVINCIAL:   Child Abuse

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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THE WEEK AHEAD IN THE PARISH:   

Monday, March 18th:
11:00am—Bible Study
Tuesday, March 19th:
11:00am—Lectio Divina
Wednesday, March 20th:
6:00pm—Junior Choir
7:15pm—Adult Choir
Saturday, March 23rd:
4:30pm—Teen Choir
Sunday, March 24th:
12:30pm—Baptisms