From the Pastor                                             Corpus Christi Sunday 2020

Welcome Back!
We are open for Sunday Masses.  We will celebrate all Masses at Holy Innocents Church.
There will be NO Mass at Our Lady of Pompeii chapel until further notice.
Please follow these simple instructions:
1.  Enter only through the main Church doors. Please follow the arrows.
2.  Exit only through the parish hall side doors. Please follow the arrows.
3.  Face coverings must be worn at ALL times in the Church. Only removed momentarily to receive Communion in the hand. When lining up for Communion, please remain in your pew until the 6 feet rule is open.
4.  Please sit at least 6 feet apart, except for families. Some pews are closed off.
5.  Hand sanitizer is provided at the entrance of the Church.  We could use some if anyone has extra.
6.  The 0900 Mass on Sunday will continue to be live streamed on Holy Innocents Facebook page.

Fr. Luke continues his Bible Study on Sundays and Mondays.  Please email him if you are interested.

In Christ,
Fr. Ed Gorman, OP

To view all video services (live or at a later time) at Holy Innocents Church  CLICK HERE

  • Live Mass:   Sunday 9:00 am
  • Live Holy Hour:  Tuesday 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Currently Holy Innocents Church is open for regularly scheduled weekday and Sunday Masses.
Holy Innocents is also open for silent prayer from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm Sunday through Saturday.
Our Lady of Pompeii Chapel is closed until further notice.

Spiritual Communion Prayer said at Live Mass:  (click here to print prayer)

My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

From the Archdiocese of New York:   ADNY LEVEL IV TO BEGIN THIS SUNDAY
Based upon the good reports from around the archdiocese today with the reopening of weekday Mass, baptisms, weddings and funerals, Cardinal Dolan would like to announce that, in the Hudson Valley counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester, Sunday Mass will resume on June 14, the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, including the anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at 25% of the capacity of the church provided that physical distancing and other guidelines are followed. All precautions must be taken (wearing of masks, maintaining a six-foot distance, no physical contact except for communion, frequent washing of hands, and sanitizing surfaces).”
The faithful might be reminded that for now there is no obligation for them to come back to Mass once churches are open. Those who are at a greater risk of COVID-19 (those older than 65 or who have underlying health conditions) are cautioned not to come to church for Mass. They may join us only when they feel safe and comfortable to do so. His Eminence has dispensed us from an obligation to attend Sunday Mass at this time. As an alternative, Mass may we watched on line or on TV, and make the act of spiritual communion instead of receiving the Eucharist. While we miss them when they are not here, we rely on their continued support of our churches, parishes and archdiocese. Encourage them to mail in envelopes or contribute by way of online giving.”
“His Eminence would like to offer our people the opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation as the return to Sunday Mass becomes imminent, on the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 19 from 10-12 and 4-6.”  There will be more on this to follow.

POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE:  Please take a few minutes and read Pope Francis’s message to the city of Rome and the world.  It is simple, direct and beautiful.   Click Here for Pope Francis’s Message

Dear Parishioners,

Hope this finds you well. Sundays are very different these weeks, and we are all missing our church family. We are very grateful for daily Mass and please know we are working on streaming live Mass; more details on this as soon as it is available.

This is a note on another practicality – finance. We have held off addressing this, but given that this situation will likely be status quo for a few weeks, we wanted to reach out now. We are hoping to share some ideas for helping the parish financially (while normal weekly collections are non existent). These weekly collections are CRITICAL to keeping Holy Innocents paying monthly bills (utilities, lay salaries, etc.) and ministries (including parish community outreach which is especially important right now).

1. If you have not signed up for online parish pay (WeShare), simply click here to go directly to the WeShare website. Please note:

  • You can sign up for a one-time gift or a weekly option. Any amount helps.
  • You can discontinue these online gifts at any time.
  • Free free to email Parish Council and a member can walk you through the process.

2. You can mail your donation weekly to Holy Innocents Parish, 431 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY 10570.

We know this may seem like a minor consideration given so many competing priorities right now, but please know that ongoing weekly donations are what keep the parish operating and able to keep its doors open to minister to the congregation and community.

Letter from Cardinal Dolan dated April 3, 2020
Directives from Archdiocese dated March 24, 2020

THE DOMINICAN ROSARY Glorious Mysteries:  click on arrow below to start Rosary; double click to enlarge

During this difficult time, many of the faithful may be unable to attend Mass. To help them sanctify their day and to keep walking in the liturgical rhythm of the Church, we are honored to make our online version of MAGNIFICAT temporarily available to everyone for free.

Please help us spread this message and share this email and with as many people as you can. Free temporary access is also available in Spanish:

COLLECTION OF FOOD FOR THOSE IN NEED:  We continue to collect non perishable food items for those in need. Please drop them off in the front of Church or at the side door. People request help with food every day. Thank you. 


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

Parish E-mail Newsletter:  If you would like to receive future e-mails, please sign up under the “Contact Us” link on the top right of this page.

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.

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.