I was alerted to this event in New York City at one of my usual haunts. This comes from a friend:
For all of you planning to be in (or near) New York City this weekend, you won’t want to miss a new All-Night First Friday Vigil at the Church of the Holy Innocents! If you have never participated in an All-Night Vigil, what better time to start than the First Friday in Lent right before Laetare Sunday?!
The Agnus Dei Knights of Columbus Council (#12361) announced today that the All-Night First Friday Vigil it has sponsored for many years has moved to the Church of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan.
According to Richard Janiello, spokesman for the Knights, the Vigil will now begin and conclude with Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite. The Vigil begins at 6 PM with a Solemn Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart (Missale Romanum 1962) and concludes with a Sung Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Missale Romanum 1962) at 5 AM.
Before Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, there will be Stations of the Cross. Solemn Votive Vespers & Compline of the Sacred Heart (Brevarium Romanum 1962) are celebrated Coram Sanctissimo (in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament). In the course of the evening, the congregation prays the mysteries of the Rosary as well as all six of the Litanies approved by the Church for public use. There are also two hours set aside for silent adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Before concluding with the Mass for First Saturday, there is a Procession with the Blessed Sacrament in the Church followed by Benediction. Refreshments are served at the two breaks during the night.
There are two opportunities for confession: after the 9 PM Vespers/Compline and before the 5 AM Mass.
All are welcome.