The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Jesus sends his disciples to make disciples of all nations.
This week, we return to the liturgical season of Ordinary Time. This Sunday and next Sunday, however, are designated as solemnities, special days that call our attention to the central mysteries of our faith. Today, on the first Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. This feast invites us to consider what we believe about God, who has revealed himself to us in the Trinity, one God in three Persons.
The Gospel for this Solemnity is taken from the Gospel of Matthew. In its conclusion, Matthew’s Gospel quickly moves from the disciples’ discovery of Jesus’ empty tomb and Jesus’ appearance to Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to the commission that Jesus gives to his disciples in today’s Gospel.
Act of Spiritual Communion
Sunday Connection from Loyola Press
The Messenger: May 28, 2021
St. Henry Catholic School
This Week in our Parish
Wednesday, 7:30 AM: 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. Live-streamed on our St. Henry Church Facebook page.
Please pray for the family and friends of William Von Luehrte whose funeral Mass will be celebrated this Tuesday. We pray that God in His mercy will comfort all who knew and loved him.
Bingo is Back!
Our bingo couldn't be a success without the gift that each volunteer gives each week. Many of our regular volunteers either no longer have students at St. Henry or their youngest will be going in to the eighth grade next year. In order to continue to support our school, we need volunteers! No matter what your talents are, we can use your help. If you're outgoing and like to be life of the party, you could be a bingo caller. If you prefer to work by yourself in peace and quiet, you could help by counting receipts in the money room. If you like to apply your organizational skills in a fast-paced, never-get-bored environment, the front table would be perfect for you. And if you have an affinity for wearing stupid hats and a desire to lead the best bingo crew in the nation, you might find that being a weekly bingo leader is your calling. Our team is well-established, plenty of training is available, and no experience is necessary. For more information, please contact Bill Ehrman or Ryan Bihl.
Thank you to everyone who has made a pledge to the 2021 DPAA. I am pleased to tell you that pledges now amount to $95,055 from 256 donors, which is $6,055 above our $89,000 goal that the Diocese set for us.
While congratulations are in order, especially since we came up short of our goals for both the 2019 and 2020 DPAA campaigns, let us not be satisfied just yet. As you know, every dollar received above our goal is rebated to the parish free of Diocesan assessments. This year, we are planning to use rebated funds to replace our aging Digital Bell Carillon System, which will include the replacement of all the speakers in the bell tower. The estimated cost of the system is $15,000. So reaching $104,000 is the next target. But let's not stop there; the greater the rebate, the more improvements we can make for the betterment of our parish.
Thanks again to all who have shared their treasure with us to allow the parish to reach its $89,000 goal. I also want to thank Bob Pritchett and Jeff Grayson for their outstanding work serving as parish co-chairs for the 2021 DPAA. If you have not yet made your pledge to the DPAA, please prayerfully consider doing so. We are St. Henry Strong — let's make the 2021 DPAA our best year ever!
St. Henry, pray for us!
Fr. Gregory J. Bach, Pastor
Diocese of Covington News
Celebration for the dedication of the Cathedral Basilica Façade will take place Sunday, June 6, at 2 PM. All are welcome! Be sure to look for St. Henry! For more information on the façade project, visit: https://covdio.org/.../2021/05/9117Messenger5May2021.pdf
The Office of Catechesis and Evangelization (OCE) would like to invite everyone at your parish and school to attend the Office of Catechesis and Evangelization’s upcoming Summer 2021 Catholic Courses for Adults. These courses are for anyone who would like to learn more about their Catholic faith, but they also apply toward Catechist and Religion Teacher Certification. Everyone in the Diocese of Covington is encouraged to attend the courses but we remind you that anyone serving in any of the following ministries is required to be working towards certification: Director/Coordinator of Religious Education, Elementary and High School Religion Teachers, CCD/PSR Catechists, RCIA Coordinators/ Catechists, Youth Ministers, and Adult Faith Formation Coordinators. For more information, visit: https://covdio.org/register.