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Parish Life

Men’s Club Women’s Club Committees of the Women’s Club
Fellowship Sunday Knights of Columbus Office Mailing Support
Parish Picnic Cancer Support Sunshine Club

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 of all.                            

Contact: Brent Watkins and Ann Marie Strickmaker at parishlife@sthenry.org


Men’s Club
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: Paul Scott at 812-0086 or email paulscott@comcast.net

 


Women’s Club
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 the Spring.

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 contact
womensclub@sthenry.org.

        


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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 Church.
     
  • 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 wedding.
     
  • 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 Community.

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Cancer Support Ministry 

                

The 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 sthcancerministry@gmail.com



Fellowship Sunday
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  at mechellelkelley@msn.com or
fellowshipsunday@sthenry.org
 


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.                                                                                                                         

Contact Information: kofc@sthenry.org        


Office Mailing Support
Office Mailing Support uses volunteers to help stamp, stuff, and seal parish-wide mailings.

Contact: Michelle Strebel,
mstrebel@sthenry.org or Paula Proctor, pproctor@sthenry.org
 



The Parish Picnic
provides an occasion for parishioners to meet for relaxation and fun and to intermingle with one another in a casual setting.
 

To help with this year's picnic please contact: Brent Watkins or Ann Marie Strickmaker at parishlife@sthenry.org
 

 

 


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 outings.

Contact information:
sunshineclub@sthenry.org
 


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