It looks like Holy Innocents may be closed by Cardinal Dolan. Decision in September.
If there a protocol for the FSSP to offer to take over responsibility for the parish? It would be a shame to see the church sold and torn down to make way for a commercial/residential project. I read the beautiful mural was restored at a cost of 700,000 last year.
This is out there but if the FSSP can’t take it on what about the SSPX? I read they needed additional church facilities in the Pittsburg area and just purchased St. James a former Catholic church closed because of dwindling congregations. So it seems like there might be precedent.
The building is probably very expensive but the SSPX seems to have money. I visited friends in Phoenix recently and a large new church set to open 3 blocks away. I assumed it was catholic - it had a classic Southwestern church look. Turns out it was a new SSPX church seating 1000 with plans for a primary and secondary school to come. The group seems to have money.
I’d prefer Holy Innocents remain open with the FSSP taking over but if it is going to be sold then maybe the SSPX might be an option to consider.