The Shrine & Parish Church of the Holy Innocents
128 West 37th Street, NYC 100018
• Monday, March 1st - Feria of Lent, 3rd Class - Low Mass, 6:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, March 2nd - Feria of Lent, 3rd Class - Low Mass, 6:00 p.m.
LENTEN SERIES: On the Tuesdays of Lent (March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th), Father Peter Stravinskas will lead us in reflections on the Holy Eucharist coming from sacred music, art and literature. The sessions will take place in the Parish Hall, following the 6 p.m. Mass. Meditation the Blessed Sacrament is always important, but it has special relevance during the holy Season of Lent. Make this program a key element in your Lenten observances -- and bring a friend.
• Wednesday, March 3rd - Feria of Lent, 3rd Class - Low Mass, 6:00 p.m.
• Thursday, March 4th - Feria of Lent with Commemoration of St. Casimir, St. Lucius I, 3rd Class - Low Mass, 6:00 p.m.
• Friday, March 5th - Feria of Lent, 3rd Class - Low Mass, 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
WAY OF THE CROSS: The devotion of the Stations of the Cross will be prayed each Friday of Lent here at Holy Innocents beginning at 12:45 p.m. (in between the 12:15 and 1:15 p.m. Masses) and also following the 6:00 p.m. Latin Mass.
FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS
Friday of this week, March 5th, is the First Friday of the month. The All-Night Vigil will be reinstituted here at Holy Innocents. The Schedule will be as follows: Following the 6:00 p.m. Mass there will be the usual Holy Hour of Reparation in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed throughout the night for adoration. Beginning at 9:00 p.m., every hour on the hour there will be a Rosary recited and/or brief devotions giving ample time for private adoration and silence throughout the night. Booklets and a detailed schedule will be provided for you at the Vigil. The Church Hall as well as the bathrooms will be open all night and there will be two Coffee Hours. The Vigil will close with Benediction and Holy Mass according to the Tridentine Rite in Latin at 6:00 a.m.
As has been done over the last few months when we had all night adoration, on the First Friday the church doors will be closed shortly after the Holy Hour (around 8:15 p.m.) and will only reopen to let the people out of the church following the 6:00 p.m. Mass. If you need to leave during the night you must do so through the alleyway, and someone must accompany you to relock that door for everyone's safety.
• Saturday, March 6th - Feria of Lent with Commemoration of Ss. Perpetua and Felicity, 3rd Class - Low Mass, 1:00 p.m.
FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS
Saturday, February 6th, is the First Saturday of February. The First Saturday Devotions will take place following the 1:00 p.m. Mass, consisting of the recitation of the Holy Rosary, a guided 15 minute meditation on the mysteries of the Holy Rosary, and Eucharistic Reparation and adoration in imitation of the Angel of Peace.
The devotions last about one hour. Please plan on attending to answer the request of Our Lady to Sr. Lucia: “You at least try to console me.”
EUCHARISTIC ROSARY PROCESSION TO PARKMED
In connection with the 40 Days for Life prayer campaign, there will be a Eucharistic Rosary Procession to Parkmed NYC on Saturday, March 13th leaving at 11:30 a.m. from Holy Innocents Church. As is done each December 28th, the 20 Mysteries of the Holy Rosary will be prayed to and from the abortion mill as well as the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament will be given at the clinic and again upon return to the church. The procession will return to Holy Innocents in time for the 1:00 p.m. Latin Mass. Please spread the word and plan to attend as a witness to the sanctity of human life in the womb.
• Sunday, March 7th - Third Sunday of Lent, 1st Class - Low Mass, 9:00 a.m., Chant Mass, 10:30 a.m.
Source: February 28, 2021 Bulletin