The Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents 

Heifer International

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen 


Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen has been a symbol of hope and compassion in the Chelsea section of Manhattan since 1982. Housed in the landmark Church of the Holy Apostles, the Soup Kitchen serves over 1,000 hot nutritious meals on average each and every weekday, including holidays. Anyone who comes to our door is welcome – without question or qualification

Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth. By giving families a hand-up, not just a hand-out, we empower them to turn lives of hunger and poverty into self-reliance and hope. 

With gifts of livestock and training, Heifer projects help families improve their nutrition and generate income in sustainable ways. We refer to our animal donations as "living loans" because in exchange for their livestock and training, families agree to give one of its animal's offspring to another family in need. It's called Passing on the Gift – a cornerstone of our mission that creates an ever-expanding network of hope and peace.

Sunday School 

The month of May finds our Sunday school sessions for Fall, Winter & Spring coming to a close. On May 21st we will acknowledge the wonderful efforts of Sunday school, its children and teachers in making Sunday school and its Outreach programs a success. This is traditionally known as RECOGNITION SUNDAY. 
As your Sunday school superintendent, I am blessed to be surrounded by the dedication of the MEMBERS, FAMILIES & FRIENDS of this ministry.

​As my time away becomes “more & more” days in the south, I rely heavily on Maggie Aftanis to hold fort. I give praise every night in my “Thank you prayers” for the dedication of this fine lady who I am fortunate to call my friend.

Thanks to the youth leadership of Olivia & Joseph Mrazek for setting a fine example to our younger Sunday school members. Thanks to all who helped in one way or another to aid and support Maggie during my absence.

A special Thank you to Holy Innocents’ parishioners for your support of Sunday School’s efforts in spreading God’s love. Last year we began a SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHEDULE. We will continue to offer this program this summer. Summer Sunday school will begin June 4th at 9:30 AM.

​Diana Shoenbach ~ Sunday School Superintendent ~
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Teacher ~ Maggie Aftanis Helpers ~ Karen Vaughan, Kim Sparks, Olivia & Joseph Mrazek