What is the Idente Family? The Idente Family was born of the Institute Id of Christ the Redeemer, Idente Missionaries. Its members share the same spirituality of living and transmitting the Gospel, following the imperative: “Be holy as your Heavenly Father is holy” (Mt 5: 48), and the promise of Christ: “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them” (Mt 18:20). The Idente Family is open to all those who feel called to support or participate in the Idente charism, each according to his or her own state of life, through various spiritual and apostolic initiatives. They live in full fraternal communion with the President of the Institute and veneration for the Church and the Pope. The Idente Family has various activities: retreats, spiritual lessons, spiritual direction in common, Gospel study groups, artistic meetings, poetic and cultural circles, volunteer work, charitable associations, catechesis, etc. The members of the Idente Family collaborate with the Institute Id, constituting together with them an adorable family of men and women of all ages and conditions. They confess a Heavenly Father in the midst of the world, in their families, at work, at school, in the university, manifesting a filial consciousness whose model is Jesus Christ, our Firstborn Brother, who was also a child, an adolescent, a youth and an adult. Thus, the Idente Family also consists of: the Idente Catechumenate, with its innocence and dynamism; Idente Youth, with its strength and projects; Idente Married Couples , who bring faithfulness and fecundity; the Idente Seniors, with their experience and wisdom; the Idente Volunteers, with their generosity and readiness.
At this time we are observing a regular Mass schedule, strictly following the New York State rules and instructions. May we remind you that there are 2 weekday masses, one in English at 8:30 in the morning and the other in Spanish at 6:45 in the evening. Weekend Masses schedule can be found here.
There are church pews marked with yellow tape to indicate that they cannot be used and others with blue tape, where seating is allowed. Family members living together can use the whole pew marked with the blue ribbon. If you come alone, you should sit preferably on one of the side pews, where two people can sit every other pew. We cannot enter the church without a mask on covering both the mouth and the nose.
The use of the church bathrooms is not recommended unless there is an emergency. It is also advisable to bring your own hand sanitizer.
It is strongly reccomended to receive Holy Communion in the hand rather that on the tongue.