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.

St. Henry Prime Timer's attend retreat at The Bethany House in Dickson

The Prime Timer's ministry, for those 50 years and older, hosts many different activities for anyone in that age group who would like to join them. Most recently, the group went to The Bethany Retreat House for a retreat facilitated by Fr. Bud Stevens. This day of prayer and reflection was focused on Mary, Our Mother. For more information on the Bethany Retreat House, click on this link: https://www.nashvilledominican.org/apostolate/where-we-serve/bethany-retreat-house.

If you would like to watch a video of Fr. Bud's retreat, click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQMenyvtAqo

For more information on the events of the Prime Timer's email ghoots@sthenry.org or watch the church bulletin.

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Author and Historian Ridley Wills, II Joins Primetimer's

A big thank you to author and historian, Ridley Wills II for joining our PrimeTimer's to talk about the history of Nashville. Ridley has written several books on the subject and explores the different  "Pikes" of Nashville  (Hillsboro, Franklin, Granny White, etc.) in a series. Ridley has written several books about Nashville, among them are Nashville Streets & Their Stories, The Hermitage at One Hundred, and The History of Belle Meade: Mansion, Plantation, & Stud.

The PrimeTimer's group does lots fun and interesting things with those who are 50+ years young. Every month there are outings, including theater performances, lunch, places of historical importance, as well as BINGO, Mingle after Mass, and Faith with Fr. Bud! For more information or to offer suggestions contact Gayle Hoots at ghoots@sthenry.org or call her at the Church Office at 615-352-2259 x116.  Watch the bulletin and emails for updates. (if you are not on our email list, please contact Linda Large at llarge@sthenry.org.) We would love to have you join us! The more the merrier!

Vacation Bible School News

Totally Catholic VBS is about helping kids realize Jesus is their friend and wants a close relationship with them. Children learn and experience a Bible story every day. Every experience at a Totally Catholic VBS has been designed to create the best possible environment for God to change the hearts of our kids. The games and Imagination station activities have a purpose as well as the music and Bible points. Each day the children also learn about a saint that models heroic virtues and shows what following Jesus looks like.

Grades and Age Groups

Children who will be entering Kindergarten through seventh grade are invited to attend.  

Younger children in grades K-5 enjoy our Kid VBS program while grades six and seven participate in our Youth VBS program which offers teen appropriate programming.

Adult volunteers lead the classes and activities. There are classes for nursery and preschool for the children of volunteers. Rising 8th graders and high school students are also invited to volunteer and may receive service hour credit.

Dates and Contacts

JOIN US JUNE 4 -8TH FOR OUR TOTALLY CATHOLIC SHIPWRECKED VBS ADVENTURE.

VBS REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, APRIL 9TH AND CLOSES MONDAY, MAY 7TH. 

 

WE WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTING ON-LINE REGISTRATIONS AND ON-LINE PAYMENTS THIS YEAR.  FOR PAYMENT, YOU WILL FOLLOW THE LINK TO OUR SECURE CHURCH QUICK GIVE SITE.  ONCE THERE SCROLL THE “GIFT INFORMATION” AND CHOOSE VBS.  IF YOU NEED TO MAKE ANY SPECIAL NOTES, USE THE “SPECIAL INTENTIONS” BOX. FOLLOW THE BELOW LINK.

DO NOT WAIT TOO LATE TO REGISTER BECAUSE WE FILL UP QUICK AND SPOTS ARE LIMITED.

**IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER, PLEASE ALSO FOLLOW THE LINKS TO SIGN YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN UP. REMEMBER YOUR CHILDREN GO FOR FREE.

St Henry Church VBS is for rising Kindergarteners- 7th graders. The cost is $25 per child or a maximum of $50 per family.  Our VBS is June 4-8 from 9am -12pm each day.  We need more adult volunteers; we also open the nursery and preschool classes for your younger children if needed.  8th graders and High School Students this is an awesome opportunity to start earning those required service hours. 

So to register as an attendee or to volunteer as an adult, 8th grader, or 9th-12th grader go to

https://vbspro.events/p/events/b5020e

 This week is a blast for the children of our parish so don’t miss out!

If you have questions or difficulty signing up please contact: Beth Holzapfel, Director of Religious Education

Contact Information:
Beth Holzapfel
(615) 353-0668
reled@sthenry.org