Friday, February 5, 2016

SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY 2016 - CHURCH OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS

Traditional Sung Mass at 10:30 AM for Septuagesima Sunday at the Church of the Holy Innocents on January 24, 2016 

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Photos taken by Mr. Kristian Portella
 
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Asperges
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Incensation at the Introit
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Prayers at the foot of the Altar
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Chanting of the Gospel
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Sermon
Recitation of the Credo
Offertory of the Mass
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Elevation of the Consecrated Host
Ecce Agnus Dei
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Distribution of Holy Communion
Last Gospel


Monday, December 21, 2015

O Antiphon Dinner at the Church of the Holy Innocents (NYC) on Thursday, December 17, 2015

Below are some pictures of the events that took place at the Church of the Holy Innocents (NYC) on Thursday, December 17, 2015 (the beginning of the O Antiphons).
 
The evening started with a Solemn Mass celebrated by our Pastor Fr. Leonard Villa. Fr. Stephen Saffron was the Deacon, and Fr. Christopher Salvatori was the Subdeacon.
 
The purpose of the Dinner was to show gratitude for the Priests who have helped at Holy Innocents (particularly with the traditional Mass) throughout the year.
 
 
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Holy Innocents' Regina Coeli Council (#423) of the Knights of Columbus sponsored its 2nd Annual "O Antiphon" Dinner on December 17th to honor/thank the priests who celebrate the Traditional Mass at Holy Innocents.
Tickets for the Dinner sold out nearly a week before the Dinner.  Holy Innocents'  Church Hall, home of the parish's Thrift Shop, was transformed for the blacktie Dinner.
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Tables were nicely and neatly set
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Among the priests attending the dinner were Fr. Leonard Villa, Pastor of the Church of the Holy Innocents, Canon Wulfran Lebocq, ICK, Canon Jean-Marie Moreau, ICK, Fr. Richard Munkelt, Fr. Robert Rodriguez, Fr. Stephen Saffron, Fr Christopher Salvatori, CAS, Fr. Marion Wierzchowski, CAS, and Fr. John Zuhlsdorf.
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Every Priest who attended the dinner received a gift (a copy of Cardinal Sarah's excellent book God or Nothing).
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From L to R: Canon Jean-Marie Moreau, Fr. Christopher Salvatori, and Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
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The Dinner was a fundraiser to help restore Holy Innocents' Msgr. Dineen Monstrace.  Msgr. Aloysius Dineen — who was himself a life-long member of the Regina Coeli Council — commissioned the Monstrance during his term as Pastor of the Church of the Holy Innocents from 1931 - 1951.
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After hors d'houvres, Fr. Villa blessed the food and then many of the Priests in attendance joined Holy Innocents' Schola singing the Magnificat with the O Antiphon for December 17th (O Sapientia) facing the statue of Our Lady.
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Fr. Robert Rodriguez 
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Fr. Marian Wierzchowski
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Fr. Richard Munkelt 
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 Canon Wulfran Lebocq
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Fr. Leonard Villa (Pastor of Holy Innocents) and Fr. Zuhlsdorf 
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Following dessert, Holy Innocents Vox in Rama choir sang a preview piece (Veni Emmanuel) from its concert Advent and Christmas from Around the World (on Saturday, December 19th). 
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The main cake (there were two!) had the beginning of the O Antiphon for that day written on it. The cake was delicious! 
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Fr. Stephen Saffron (Chaplain of the Regina Coeli Council of the Knights of Columbus) and some of the Officers 
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Knights of Columbus in attendance
 
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At the end of the evening, there was a drawing for four (4) premium tickets ($200 each) to a performance of the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular given by an anonymous donor to support the Dinner.  Anthony Fountain and Vladimir Quirico each won two tickets.