16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, July 18, 2021

The 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

Mark 6:30-34
Jesus invites his disciples to rest after their ministry, and Jesus is moved with pity for the crowds who pursue them.

In this today’s Gospel, we read the report of the return of the Twelve, who were sent by Jesus to preach repentance, heal the sick, and drive out demons. When the Twelve return to Jesus, he invites them to come away from the crowds and rest. But the crowds will not give them peace. As the Twelve have shared in Jesus’ ministry, they now appear to share in his popularity. The crowds continue to approach them, and Mark reports that the disciples don’t even have time to eat. In an effort to get away, Jesus and his disciples board a boat in hopes of finding a deserted place. But the crowds notice this and arrive ahead of them. The crowds are so persistent that Jesus and his disciples cannot find a place to be alone. Mark’s Gospel tells us that Jesus is moved with pity and begins to teach the crowds.


Daily Readings
Lectio Divina
Children's Bulletin
Parish Bulletin
The Messenger: July 16, 2021 (published bi-weekly during the summer)
St. Henry Catholic School

There are many opportunities to volunteer in our parish. If you have questions about any of the activities, call the parish office, 859-727-2035, or email the contact listed. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with our parish!

Tuesday, July 20

10:30 AM-Noon Vacation Bible School Meeting lryan@sthenrynky.com

Wednesday, July 21

7:30 AM Rosary for the Family/Church

Thursday, July 22

10:30 AM-Noon Vacation Bible School Meeting lryan@sthenrynky.com

5:00-10:00 PM Bingo; volunteers needed! 
Click to volunteer or reach out out Ryan Bihl

Friday, July 23

8:00-9:30 AM Faith & Family Fridays lryan@sthenrynky.com

7:00-9:00 PM Middle School Youth Group lryan@sthenrynky.com

Diocese of Covington News

On July 13, Bishop Foys announced his successor, Bishop-Elect John Iffert. We have information on our website, including the press conference video announcing the Bishop-Elect, information from the USCCB, and the Messenger. 

Parish News

On Becoming a Christian Catholic
"If you are thinking of becoming a Christian, I warn you, you are embarking on something which is going to take the whole of your brains and all.  But, fortunately, it works the other way around.  Anyone who is honestly trying to be a Christian will soon find his intelligence being sharpened: one of the reasons why it needs no special education to be a Christian is that Christianity is an education itself." (C.S. Lewis, p.78 "Mere Christianity")

Contrary to some beliefs, Catholics are Christians.  The Catholic Church is the only Church that can trace it roots all the way back to Jesus Christ and the early Christians found in the Acts of the Apostles.  Did you know the Bible is a Catholic book?  Which came first?  The Church or the Bible? Every Sunday at 10:30 AM, we meet for those whom Jesus has said "come and see."  What is keeping you from joining us? For information, call Pat, 859-342-8080 or Margaret, 859-512-8629.

The parish is excited to be participating once again in the 127 Yard Sale! Volunteers are needed, as well as donations.  Visit online to learn more about the 127 Yard Sale including rental space and how you can volunteer! 

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