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 

Dear Family at Holy Innocents:

March 17th Sunday School will hold their SPRING COOKIE WALK.

This event will take place during Coffee Hour. We invite and encourage all the fabulous bakers to whip up a couple of batches of your favorite cookies and add to the cookie table. Cookies will sell for $5.00 a dozen or 50 cents apiece. The monies collected during this event will go to Operation Smile.

This will conclude Sunday school’s Outreach Coffee hours for this school year. LETS MAKE IT A GREAT ONE!!!

April 21st is the Annual Children’s EASTER EGG HUNT

All children attending the 9:30 service are invited to participate. The fun activities will take place in Martin Hall during the first half of the service. The children will then be able to rejoin their parents for the second half of the Mass to receive the EASTER DAY sacrament of Holy Communion or an Easter Blessing.  


March 17th: St Patrick’s Day Coffee Hour / Donations to SMILE
April 21st: Easter Sunday / EGG HUNT
​May 19th: Recognition Sunday (Last day of Fall/Winter Sunday school schedule) Cookie Walk / Donations to SMILE
Dates and events may change due to conflicts in scheduling. These changes will be listed in a Sunday leaflet or announced before service.

Teacher ~ Miss Maggie Aftanis ~ Helpers ~ Olivia & Joseph Mrazek