(mass times & church info last updated 04/24/2016)
Address: 239 West 49th Street
Weekend Mass Times:
Sat: 5pm, 11pm (both English)
Sun: 9am, 11am (choir), 6pm (all English)
Weekday Mass Times:
Mon-Fri: 8am, 12:05pm (both English)
Sat: 12:05pm (English)
Rosary: Mon-Fri: 7:40am
Adoration: Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm
NY Times Article (2005)
NY Times Article About the Restoration (1993)
Wikipedia: St. Malachy
St. Malachy's Prophecy of the Popes
From Yahoo! Travel...
Founded in 1902, this church is an integral part of the Theater District. In 1920, St. Malachy's Church experienced an influx of actors, dancers, musicians, craftsmen, and tourists filling the seats, replacing the types of parishioners St. Malachy's had seen in previous years. In 1991, Father Michael C. Crimmins was named pastor and put forth immense effort to fund repairs for the church. A new roof, restoration of the interior, cleaning of the exterior and heating and air conditioning systems have made St. Malachy Church a beautiful place to pray.
- - -This church is beautiful, just beautiful - and kind of amazing. It's small - technically truly a chapel, I suppose - and because of the size the pews seem a little more filled than usual. The acoustics are amazing and song really fills it up. This parish offers a lot of extra activities - so their website is worth checking out - as is the building. And once inside it, you are worlds away from Times Square, which lies but just outside its doorstep.
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So, I've just did a little bit of research (very little) and I read that St. Malachy had a prophecy of popes. Please see link above or Google it and find out more for yourself - but basically he made several hundred predictions about the popes of his time and future popes - all the way up to Benedict and one more after that. Eerie, huh? Benedict is old, and these do feel like end times. But I guess maybe all times on earth, where men have been alive, all the goodness and badness and imagination possible within them, have seemed like possibilities for end times.
Still. Wars, food shortages, imminent world flooding and fires and catastrophes.
It makes one seriously realize the triviality of blogging about it all, blogging about it at all...