From the Pastor:   18 Aug. 2019

It is good to finally arrive in Pleasantville. Look forward to meeting the families of our parish. Fr. Luke will be here next weekend. We thank Fr. Frank and Fr. Greg for taking good care of the parish these past months. 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. Enjoy these last few summer days.

In Christ,
Fr. Ed Gorman, OP – Dominican Friars – Holy Innocents Church
Pray for snow.

Monday, August 19th MASS FOR HEALING: Holy Rosary Church, 170 Bradhurst Avenue, Hawthorne Sponsored by The Mother of God Prayer Group Praise & Worship at 7:15 pm, Mass at 7:30 pm. Msgr. Barry will be the celebrant. This is an opportunity to bring your spiritual and physical needs to the Lord.
Saturday, September 14th:  Please join us for a Wine and Cheese welcome to meet our new Pastor, Fr. Ed Gorman, OP, and our Associate Pastor, Fr. Luke Hoyt, OP, (immediately following the 5:15pm Mass).
Sunday, September 18th 8:00am—5:30pm Location: Hunter College , 695 Park Avenue (Entrance on 68th & Lexington). For info and/or to register please visit:
Sunday, September 29th – NYC Tunnel to Towers Run/Walk:  CYO Event open to all Parishioners
For more information       To Register for this Event

RCIA CLASS:  Starting September 16th, we will be offering classes for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. These are weekly classes about the Catholic Faith for those who are interested in becoming Catholic, Sacrament of Confirmation for adults or anyone interested in our faith. If you know anyone who may be interested in entering the Catholic Church, please invite them to come! No preparation is needed prior to the first meeting. Further details will be forthcoming!

“25th & 50th” WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:  Holy Innocents is planning a celebration on Sunday, October 6th 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 office (769-0025) by Sunday, September 15th.

EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT:  My name is David Castro and I am a Boy Scout with Troop 12 Pleasantville. I am currently working on my Eagle Scout Project to run a food and clothing drive to help Veterans in need at the Montrose VA Hospital. We are collecting non-perishable food items, men’s toiletries, and men’s clothing. Veterans are held very close to my heart since my Dad served for 28 years in the military and the is a Veteran and my goal is to help Veterans in our Westchester Community. The drive will run from Monday, August 19th to Sunday, August 25th. Thank you so much for your support to help our Veterans in need….David Castro

***The collection boxes for “Food Items& Toiletries” will be placed in Narthax (Bedford Road entrance to the church). Boxes for “Clothing Items and Food” will be placed in the Tompkins Avenue entrance to the church. For more information on items to donate:  VETS

ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY:  On sale now, DVD’s of the September “OLP Centennial Celebration.” They are available after all 10:00am Sunday Masses at Our Lady of Pompeii Chapel for $10 each. 

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.


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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Summer Schedule:  The Parish Office will be closed weekends during July and August.