The Rite of Baptism for Children is for newborns and children who have not reached catechetical age. To prepare for the Baptism of a child parents are asked to attend a Baptism Class. For more information, please call Paula Proctor at 352-2259 x123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baptisms are performed at one Mass per month, rotating through the 5 p.m., 9 a.m., and 11 a.m. masses. Families are encouraged to have their children baptized at these Masses as the preferred way, but it will be optional.
Baptism Preparation Class
- Held once a month, excluding December. Parents are asked to attend the class prior to their child’s Baptism, preferably prior to the child’s birth.
+ First Communion
The sacrament of First Holy Communion is arranged through Saint Henry School, for those enrolled in the school; through the Religious Education Program, for those enrolled in that program; and through the RCIA program for all others.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is arranged through Saint Henry School, for those enrolled in the school; through the Religious Education Program, for those enrolled in that program; and through the RCIA program for all others.
+ Holy Matrimony
Preparation is required for all weddings. Please notify a priest at least four months before the wedding. Call the Church Office at 352-2259 for scheduling. Advent and Lent are Penitential seasons, therefore weddings are discouraged during these seasons.
+ Holy Orders
The laity are encourage to participate in the celebration of the sacrament of Holy Orders as described in Section 1572 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
"Given the importance that the ordination of a bishop, a priest, or a deacon has for the life of the particular Church, its celebration calls for as many of the faithful as possible to take part. It should take place preferably on Sunday, in the cathedral, with solemnity appropriate to the occasion..."
The faithful are encouraged to pray for vocations to the priesthood and deaconate. Groups dedicated to this purpose at Saint Henry include the Serra Club.
+ Anointing of the Sick
Please call the Parish Office (615-352-2259) as soon as you or someone in your family schedules surgery, hospitalization or suffers a serious illness or injury. Please do not delay in this prayer for Christian healing.
The sacrament of Reconciliation is also known as Penance and Confession, among other names. Although often called Reconciliation in common usage, the term “penance” best describes the essential interior disposition required for this sacrament.
The Sacrament of Penance is God's gift to us so that any sin committed after Baptism can be forgiven. In Confession we have the opportunity to repent and recover the grace of friendship with God. It is a holy moment in which we place ourselves in His presence and honestly acknowledge our sins, especially mortal sins. With absolution, we are reconciled to God and the Church. The Sacrament helps us stay close to the truth that we cannot live without God. "In Him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28).
Reconciliation at Saint Henry is available in the Chapel from 3:30 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. on Saturdays, and on Wednesdays, after the 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. Masses.
+ Rite of Christian Burial
"In the face of death, the Church confidently proclaims that God has created each person for eternal life and that Jesus, the Son of God, by his death and resurrection, has broken the chains of sin and death that bound humanity. The celebration of the Christian funeral brings hope and consolation to the living." - [The Order of Christian Funeral]
The time of death of a loved one is a time of sorrow and sadness. Saint Henry Church and Staff want to assist you in any way possible. Download the Rite of Christian Burial Planning Booklet to help you plan the the arrangements for the burial or memorial service for your loved one.