PARISH NEWS & UPCOMING EVENT

Welcome to Our New Pastor:  Fr. Edward Gorman, O.P.more info about Fr. Gorman

Fr. Scordo’s:  Sunday Reflections

Fr. Raymond Daley, O.P. :  We received news late last week that on Friday, May 17, 2019 Fr. Raymond Daley, O.P., former pastor of Holy Innocents, passed away. Father died at Mount Saint Rita’s Health Centre in Cumberland, RI where he was being well-cared for in his final days.  Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, of St. Thomas Aquinas Priory at Providence College on Thursday May 23, 2019. Fr. Daley was laid to rest at St. Francis Cemetery in Pawtucket, RI. We hope that you will remember Fr. Daley with much kindness and affection and will remember the repose of his soul in your prayers. 


SAVE THE DATE:

May 22nd, Wednesday – 2:00pm – 8:00 pm:
Blood Drive at Holy Innocent.  See below for additional information.
Wednesday, May 29th – Saturday, June 1st: Holy Rosary Bazaar, 170 Bradhurst Avenue, Hawthorne – 6PM EVERY NIGHT – FOOD * GAMES * RIDES
June 15, Saturday:  Fr. Joseph Scordo, OP – 50th Anniversary of Priesthood – Mass at Noon at OLP followed by a reception. RSVP by 6/1 Grace Baer 769-4955or Ginny Brentano 769-2854
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).

BEREAVEMENT GROUP FOR PARENTS:  Monday, May 20th at 7:300 at Holy Innocents.  Parishioner Anne Byrnes will be the facilitator.

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. 

THE CENACLE PRAYER GROUP:  Would like to invite you to join us in prayer EVERY FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH. LOCATION: Our Lady of Pompeii Chapel   TIME: 7:30 PM   CENACLE FORMAT: Rosary, prayers for the Pope, prayers for families, Reading, Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. REMEMBER THE FAMILY THAT PRAYS TOGETHER …..STAYS TOGETHER For more information please call: Cindy Serino – (914) – 384-8170

COMMUNITY:
Blood Drive:  Blood donations fall off dramatically during the summer the need however, does not decline and supplies rapidly dwindle. To help correct shortages that invariably occur, our parishioner James Bathon with the support of Holy Innocents Parish will be hosting a Blood Drive in the Holy Innocents Social Hall, on Wednesday, May 22nd, from 2:00pm – 8:00 pm. For information, to sign up or to volunteer, preferably send an email to jbathonblooddrive@aol.com but you can call/text (914) 471-3665. Walk-ins are always accepted.

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

SUNDAY MASS PRAYER: In light of the scandal in the Church, we will start reciting a prayer together during Sunday Masses – Fr. Bernard, OP   Copy of Prayer

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, May 20th:
11:00am—Bible Study
Tuesday, May 21st:
11:00am—Lectio Divina
Wednesday, May 22nd:
2:00-8:00pm—Blood Drive

The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, May 26th in observance of Memorial Day.