Roman Catholic Events Update – “The Church Within The Church Must Be Sought Out”

The Church in our own neighborhoods is propagating something else that we now ‘all’ know now is not our religion – “Seek and ye shall find”

For Friday October 2nd Pontifical Mass at the Basilica – Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral at 9:00am (On Mott Street near Bleeker subway) offered by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone – His Eminence who is also presiding over the Conference on Sacred Liturgy downtown will also offer Pontifical Vespers at 6:00pm – Both are open to the public apart from the Conference and will have multiple voice professional choir in chant

Flyer and links below the flyer for more info

Pontifical-Mass and Vespers At Old Saint Pats Basilica Oct 2015

Also since it is a First Friday-and also the Feast of the Guardian Angels Holy Innocents NYC will have First Friday Devotions with a Votive Mass of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus at 6:00 pm, – Followed  by relic veneration and novena prayers there will be Vespers and Compline at 9:00pm, followed by all night Adoration -Vigil for reparation for the sins committed against the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, and it will end with a votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday morning at 5 AM.

For Saturday October 3rd although the Feast of Saint Therese of Lisieux is celebrated in the new Rite on October 1st – it is a traditional calendar offering for the 3rd of October

A Sung Mass at 1:00pm will be offered at Holy Innocents NY for the Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux

The Holy Innocents book club is featuring readings and reflections from

Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux.

The Book Club’s next meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 after the 6:00pm Holy Mass.

Copies of the book will be available in the parish office for $11 each.

The Transitus of Saint Francis – Saturday October 3rd – Franciscan Friars of the Renewal –

St. Adalbert’s Church 420 East 156th St.Bronx, NY

The Transitus – The Solemn Passing (Vigil) of Saint Francis begins at 8pm but will be preceded by convivium with  2nd order – 3rd order religious – the laity and refreshments at 7:00 pm

For October 4th the Feast of Saint Francis falls on a Sunday and is suppressed this year in both Rites for the preeminence of Our Lord

Also on Sunday October 4th – A Rare Liturgical Event 

At the Church of the Most Precious Blood – Mulberry and Canal – Little Italy NYC

A community of the former Rite of Italo – Albanian Greek ( a Catholic sub-Rite of Byzantines) will for the first time in over 50 years be allowed to celebrate it’s own Rite again – This rare annual celebration by the Society of Saints Cosmas and Damien was normally and formerly celebrated via the Tridentine Rite ever since permission was granted for it-

Many people do not know that there were large sub Byzantine Rite communities that were Italians located in Italy

San Cosmo is one of the many communities formed in southern Italy by Albanian Christian refugees in the 15th century, who were seeking to escape the conquest and persecution by the Turkish Muslims

History of (with video) at the link below

Because they were largely very poor immigrants, especially in the US, they were not able to muster capital for Parishes of their own and the US Bishops gave them no support and were able to continue the tradition of their persecution in denying them a Parish and indult for their Rite through the 19th century and then in the 20th century – Vatican II continued the insistence on Americanizing cultures and  so their language and their Liturgical Rite were suppressed

This will be the first time in 50 years that an assembly of these people representing generations of their ancestors will be allowed to officially celebrate their own Rite in their own Liturgical language –

Hence the rare event in Little Italy –

Information for this exclusive story was provided by our own Pat O’Boyle – Jersey City – NJ

On Wednesday, October 7, 2015 For the Feast Of the Most Holy Rosary 

There will be Traditional High Mass offered at Saint Anthony of Padua Jersey City @ 7:00pm for the repose of the soul of Bishop Donato

See color flyer for more details on the link below

Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary 2015 -Saint Anthony of Padua – Jersey City -NJ

Holy Innocents, NY will have it’s annual Solemn Mass for the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 6:00pm 

This important Feast commemorates the anniversary of the decisive and magnificent victory of the combined Christian fleet in 1571 at the Battle of Lepanto, defeating the Muslim fleet off western Greece. This victory is why this Feast was formerly known as the Feast of Our Lady of Victory. It was also due to this victory that St. Pius V (of glorious memory) added the invocation “Help of Christians” to the Litany of Loreto.