NYC 7 December: 1st Friday @ Holy Innocents – all night vigil with Masses and devotions

Anyone in the New York City area should want to know that at the Church of the Holy Innocents an all night vigil is held on 1st Fridays.

Holy Innocents is 128 West 37th Street (between Broadway and 7th).  It is close to Penn Station and several subway stops.

The vigil is sponsored by the traditional Knights of the Regina Coeli and Agnus Dei Councils of the Knights of Columbus.  It is great that there are Councils of the Knights of Columbus which are focused on the traditional Roman Rite.

The 1st Friday vigil begins at 6 p.m. with a Solemn Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart  according to the 1962 Missale Romanum, followed by Stations of the Cross, Exposition and Solemn Vespers and Compline coram Sanctissimo.

Throughout the night, they will also pray a full scriptural rosary, recite or sing all six Litanies approved for public use by the Church and sing the Divine Mercy Chaplet (at 3 a.m.).  The vigil concludes with a procession of the Blessed Sacrament and Mass at 5 a.m. in the Usus Antiquior for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

If you are in or near New York City, you have a great spiritual opportunity on 1st Fridays.

For those in the area who prefer to fulfill their obligation to attend Mass for the Immaculate Conception a little later in the day on Saturday, there will also be a Solemn Mass at Holy Innocents at 1 p.m.

Beautiful church.  Beautiful devotions.  Beautiful Masses.  Great location.

Over the years it has been great to see what use of the traditional forms has done to bring more people and spiritual benefits to this centrally located parish.  If only more pastors of souls would be open to what the Extraordinary Form could bring to their communities.

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One Response to NYC 7 December: 1st Friday @ Holy Innocents – all night vigil with Masses and devotions

  1. Matt R says:

    Such a beautiful church. I attended the EF Mass on Friday, after Thanksgiving.
    I can’t wait to return when renovations are finished…also, if you’ve never been to Holy Innocents before, you need to bring your own ‘red booklet,’ missal, or printouts of the propers, readings, and rubrics (when to kneel/sit). I got through Low Mass there very well without it, but it would have been nice to actually know when to kneel…