The Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
Sunday, January 17, 2021

John 1:35–42
John the Baptist recognizes Jesus as the Lamb of God, and Jesus receives his first followers.

Although the liturgical season of Ordinary Time begins this week, today’s reading continues with the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord, which concludes the Christmas season. Today’s reading from the Gospel according to John immediately follows John the Baptist's testimony about Jesus and his identification of Jesus as the Lamb of God. Having been baptized by John, Jesus begins to gather followers. The first followers sought out Jesus because of the testimony and witness of John the Baptist.

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The Messenger: January 15, 2021
St. Henry Catholic School

This Week in our Parish
CCD classes will be held in-person beginning January 11 at 6:45 PM. If you have questions regarding our program, please contact Laura Ryan, 859-727-2035, or email if you have questions.
Wednesday: VIRTUAL That Man Is You, is on break until January 27, 2021. All men are invited to join the group at any time. For information, contact Deacon Mike Lyman,
Rosary in Church for the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff throughout this school year and for an end to the pandemic, 7:30 AM. Live-streamed on our St. Henry Church Facebook page.

Parish News

Parish/School Closed
The parish and school offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The parish office will reopen on Tuesday at 9:00 AM.

2020 Donation Letters
Donation letters for 2020 will be going out in the mail soon. If you do not receive one by the end of the month, please call the parish office, 859-727-2035.

Ordination to the Priesthood

We are pleased to announce that Deacon Joseph Christopher Rielage will be ordained to the priesthood at 6:00 PM on Friday, January 29, 2021.
Admittance to the Ordination at the Cathedral will be by invitation only. It will be livestreamed at

The First Mass of Thanksgiving will at St. Henry Catholic Church on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Due to social distancing guidelines, seating will be limited. The Mass will be livestreamed on Facebook and our parish website.

Deacon Joe's ordination was rescheduled to an earlier date due to the impact of COVID19. On Monday, February 1, (then) Father Joe will return to St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, to finish his studies.

Our can read more about Deacon Joe's call to the priesthood in this week's Messenger. Well wishes may be sent to the parish office, 3813 Dixie Highway, Elsmere, 41018.

St. Henry Catholic School Open House

Our parish school will host an open house on Sunday, January 31, from 1-3:00 PM.  Please plan on stopping by or schedule a personal tour!

Dine to Donate and Support St. Henry Catholic School, Thursday, January 21!

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