'One' Body in Christ International Festival, A celebration of cultures

This past weekend, St. Henry held it's ‘One’ Body in Christ International Festival.

The weekend began with Bishop Spalding joining us for an international dinner and entertainment. Representatives of many different countries prepared the food that was enjoyed by all the guests.

At the international Mass there were than 40 countries represented carrying their flags in native costumes as part of the International Mass. The readings were recited in different languages, and the music and singers represented many of the countries. Then, food and fun from all over the world was enjoyed by many. We even had some members of the Nashville Soccer Club came by to sign autographs!

Thank you to all the many volunteers and participants who helped to make this wonderful event an experience to remember.

 Flags from more than 40 countries encircled the narthex,then were proudly carried into the church by representatives of that country!

Flags from more than 40 countries encircled the narthex,then were proudly carried into the church by representatives of that country!

 Gift Bearers from several of our represented countries.

Gift Bearers from several of our represented countries.

 Carolina Garcia, SHS Spanish teacher represented Colombia.

Carolina Garcia, SHS Spanish teacher represented Colombia.

 Nashville Soccer Club players, Taylor Washington and Ian McGrath stopped by to join in the festivities.

Nashville Soccer Club players, Taylor Washington and Ian McGrath stopped by to join in the festivities.

 Dancers entertained at the International Dinner!

Dancers entertained at the International Dinner!

WELCOME FATHER ABRAHAM PANTHALANICKAL!

 Fr. Abraham Panthalanickal

Fr. Abraham Panthalanickal

We are pleased to announce our second Associate Pastor, Fr. Abraham Panthalanickal.  Fr. Abraham was ordained in 1988, and served in the Archdiocese of Tellicherry, Kerala, India. This is not Fr. Abraham's first assignment in the Nashville Diocese. He was assigned to Diocese of Nashville from 2004 - 2014. He served at St. Pius X and Assumption parishes and was the Pastor of St. Lawrence in Joelton. He returned to his native India in 2014, where he remained until 2016. Most recently, he has been serving in Abilene, Kansas. Please be sure to extend a warm St. Henry welcome to Fr. Abraham when you see him.