The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ
Sunday, June 6, 2021



The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

Mark 14:12-16,22-26

In the beginning of today’s Gospel, Jesus instructs his disciples to make preparations for the Passover meal. Like most meals, the Passover meal required planning and preparation. Our celebration of the Sunday Eucharist also requires planning and preparation. Certainly the ministers at the Eucharist prepare for their roles: the person presiding prays and prepares the homily; the prayers of petition are written; the music ministers prayerfully select music and practice it before Mass; Eucharistic ministers, lectors and altar servers prepare carefully for their roles. As the worshiping assembly, we can also prepare for the Mass through our prayer during the week, by reading the Scripture before Mass, and by making ourselves present to the Eucharistic celebration.

Gospel Reflection for Kids
Today’s Gospel tells the story of the Last Supper, the first time Jesus gave us the gift of his Body and Blood in the Eucharist. At every Mass, we remember and celebrate again what Jesus did for us, what Jesus gave us, what Jesus calls us to be. When you celebrate Eucharist each week, what are some things for which you are thankful?


Resources

Daily Readings
Lectio Divina
Act of Spiritual Communion
Sunday Connection from Loyola Press
Children's Bulletin
Parish Bulletin
The Messenger: June 4, 2021
St. Henry Catholic School


Dispensation to Attend Mass Ends
On June 1, 2021, Bishop Foys sent a letter to all parishes lifting the dispensation to attend Sunday Mass effective 12 June 2021. As Bishop Foys states in his letter, "Since for all practical purposes almost all restrictions have been lifted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, it is time that we as Catholics 'get back to normal' and once again make Sunday Mass a regular part of our lives." You can read the entire letter here.


This Week in our Parish

Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 PM:
High School Youth Group
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.
Thursday, 5:00 PM: Bingo
Friday, 7-9:00 PM: Middle School Youth Group



Parish News



Parish Youth Groups Begin this Week!
Our High School Youth Group will meet the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, beginning June 8, from 7:00-9:00 PM. Our Middle School Youth Group will meet the second and fourth Friday of the month, beginning June 11, 7:00-9:00 pm. Students should meet at the parish office. At this time, unless the group is outside or in Church, masks will be required. Volunteers are still needed to help supervise both groups. Adults 18 and older must be VIRTUS trained and current on bulletins. Please contact Laura Ryan at lryan@sthenrynky.com or 859-727-2035 for more information.


Eighth Grade and High School Summer Service Hours Opportunity
St. Henry Campus facilities manager, Gary Berning, is looking for eighth grade and high school students in need of service hours to help with moving classroom furniture. Student volunteers should be motivated and able to stay on task. We are also in need of a couple of adults who would be willing to supervise the student volunteers' work. All volunteers 18 years of age and older must be VIRTUS trained and current on bulletins.

If you would like to help, please meet outside the school doors (under the red awning) beginning at 8:00 AM, Tuesday, June 1. Help is needed all summer, Monday-Friday. Volunteers will work from 8:00 AM until noon each day. For more information, contact the school office, 859-342-2551.


St. Henry Parish Vacation Bible School
Laura Ryan is looking for 8th grade and high school students to help with Vacation Bible School this summer. The dates for VBS are August 2-6 from 9:00 AM until noon each day. Volunteers will serve as small group leaders and station aides. We will meet periodically throughout the summer, beginning in June, to plan and prepare the event. If you are interested, please contact Laura Ryan, lryan@sthenrynky.com or call the parish office, 859-727-2035.




The Basics of Bingo

Bingo has been a part of St. Henry Catholic School for a very long time. This past week our bingo chairman, Bill Ehrman, along with Ryan Bihl and Don Bodner, parish business manager, sat down to talk about why our bingo is so important. Click here to learn more about our bingo and how you can help! If you have questions or want to volunteer, please reach out to Bill Ehrman, wae@putrescence.org, or Ryan Bihl, watermobihl@yahoo.com.




 
 
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