Parish Life Committee
The responsibility of the Parish Life Committee is
to foster the renewal of parish life and build
community among all parish members and promote
community through social activities for the benefit
The St. Henry Men's Club is dedicated to promoting
fellowship among all men of the Parish through
social, spiritual and task oriented activities. In
addition, it shall function as an accessible
resource to other organizations of St. Henry Parish
and School on an as needed basis.
Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of every month, at
8:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Contact Information: Omar El-Shishini 516-9908 or email
Club Candle Light Mass and Dinner
will be on September 3, 2014.
Mass will be at 6:00 p.m. and Dinner will be at 7:00
p.m. Please join us for Mass in the Chapel and
dinner in the Fellowship Hall!
RVSP to the church office, 352-2259 or to Jackie
All women of the parish are members of the Women's
Club and everyone is invited to join in our
For more information contact Jackie at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 618-263-8114.
Membership in this organization automatically
consists of all ladies who are registered members of
St. Henry Parish. Our stated mission is to serve the
needs of our Pastor, those of the church community,
as well as the larger community within Nashville.
Annual dues are only $20 and the funds collected are
used to help defray costs of the many social and
spiritual activities planned throughout the year.
Thus, we are able to operate successfully without
the need for any fundraisers. Meetings are held on
the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in
the School Dining Hall. Many events occur at other
times during the year and are always announced in
the Sunday Bulletin.
Volunteer efforts are extensive and quite varied,
from updating the Church Roster, looking after the
altar linens and vessels, to collecting clothing for
the needy. Also included are celebrating our
priests’ birthdays and anniversaries, as well as
caring for the gardens surrounding the parish
buildings. Regular visits are made to Bordeaux
Hospital and several area nursing homes.
Our "Angel Awards" gathering and dinner, held each
year during Advent, includes not only a special
Christmas story, but also a lovely musical
presentation by children from St. Henry School. The
"Henrietta Dinner" and fashion show is put on during
We invite you to join in our fun by volunteering
your time and talent. Working together, we can serve
both God and neighbor. If interested, you may
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Committees of the Women’s Club
- The Bereavement Ministry provides a
connection between St. Henry parish and the bereaved by sending Mass cards to the family and
in most cases provides a simple meal.
The Food Closet is stocked and maintained
under the auspices of both the St. Vincent de
Paul Society and the Women’s Council. In the
Parish Center, boxed and canned goods are
categorized and bagged regularly to provide
adequately for families in need.
The Garden Care volunteers plant and care
for the plants and flowers outside the Chapel and on the patio on the side of the Church.
The Hospitality Committee arranges for
refreshments and an atmosphere to promote
interaction for those attending various
spiritual and social events held at the parish.
The Loaves & Fishes Lunch Program
volunteers prepare and serve lunch on the third
Monday of each month to the needy at Holy Name
The Stitching & Sharing committee sews
and knits “Linus” blankets for children who are
hospitalized and makes hats and scarves for the
homeless. Volunteers are always welcome to help
knit and make rosaries.
The Wedding Guild
members attend the rehearsal and the wedding.
They assist the celebrant and direct the
processional and recessional of the wedding
party. They also assist the families and wedding
party with any need that arises the day of the
The Welcome Committee contacts newly
registered parishioners on a personal
level to make them feel welcome, help them get
acquainted, and introduce them to the resources
and activities of the St. Henry Parish
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Cancer Support Ministry was formed to provide
Christian support to those whose lives have been
touched by cancer. We strive to nurture faith and
fellowship within a compassionate, God-centered
environment that honors and respects all journeys
and personal perspectives surrounding cancer.. This support
includes sharing of resources and information, along
with prayer support.Those with any type of cancer,
at any stage of diagnosis/treatment, and
survivorship are welcome to join the group. Our
meetings offer a safe and confidential place to
share experiences with others, to listen, or to
simply relax and enjoy the fellowship of the group.
For additional information contact:: Karen Johnston
Please join us for Fellowship after the 9:00 a.m. Mass!
Fellowship Sunday is held in the Fellowship Hall
after the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday. Volunteer groups
and families serve coffee, juice, donuts. This
ministry is a great catalyst to meet new and old
parishioners. Volunteer groups and families are
needed to host and serve.
Contact Information: Michelle Kelly, 646-0819
The Knights of Columbus
has become the largest lay organization in the
Catholic Church. The Order has been called “the
strong right arm of the Church,” and has been
praised by popes, presidents and other world
leaders, for support of the church, programs of
evangelization and Catholic education, civic
involvement and aid to those in need.
St. Henry’s Knights of Columbus 12012 serves the
parish and community by raising and distributing
over $10,000 each year. They also work with youth, volunteer, host special events, and support individuals and groups in meeting their goals.
Office Mailing Support
Office Mailing Support uses volunteers to help
stamp, stuff, and seal parish-wide mailings.
Contact: Paula Proctor,
The Parish Picnic
provides an occasion for parishioners to meet for
relaxation and fun and to intermingle with one
another in a casual setting.
with this year's picnic please contact: Brent
Watkins or Kathy Moseley at
The Sunshine Club
is open to both men and women age 55 and older. This
group works to promote a combination of social and
spiritual fellowship through monthly meetings and
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