17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, July 25, 2021

The 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

John 6:1-15
Jesus feeds the crowd of more than five thousand people with five barley loaves and two fish.


Through most of Lectionary Cycle B, our Sunday Gospel readings are taken from the Gospel of Mark. Over the past two Sundays, we heard how Jesus sent his disciples to share in his mission. If we were to continue reading Mark's Gospel, we would next hear his report of how Jesus feeds the crowds in the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. Our Lectionary, however, leaves Mark’s Gospel for the next several weeks and instead presents this event from the Gospel of John. In John’s Gospel, Jesus’ multiplication of the loaves and the fishes is presented as a sign of his authority and divinity. Jesus interprets the meaning and significance of this miracle as a sharing of his Body and Blood. This chapter is sometimes called the “Bread of Life Discourse.”



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 27

All Day               Desserts for Parish Kitchen

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

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

Wednesday, July 28

7:30 AM Rosary for the Family/Church

10:00 AM Rosary Making/Wehage Hall


Thursday, July 29

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

5:00-10:00 PM Bingo; volunteers needed! watermobihl@yahoo.com

Friday, July 30

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

10:00-Noon Vacation Bible School Set Up lryan@sthenrynky.com

New This Week

World Day of Prayer for Grandparents and the Elderly

On January 31, 2021, Pope Francis announced the institution of World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will take place each year on the fourth Sunday in July, close to the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus — this year it’s July 25.

Recalling the upcoming feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple – when the elderly Simeon and Anna encountered the child Jesus and recognized Him as the Messiah – Pope Francis said, “the Holy Spirit even today stirs up thoughts and words of wisdom in the elderly.” The voice of the elderly “is precious,” he said, “because it sings the praises of God and preserves the roots of the peoples.”

The elderly, he continued, “remind us that old age is a gift and that grandparents are the link between the different generation, to pass on to the young the experience of life.” You can learn more at: World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly


Pray with and for Bishop-elect
Bishop-elect John C. Iffert asks us to join with him in praying every day this adapted prayer of St. Isaac Jogues as we prepare for his consecration and installation as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Covington, September 30, 2021. “Wherever I go from here, Lord, let me be strong in faith and poor in spirit. Make me a man after your own heart.”


Save the Date: Parish & School Picnic
The parish and school picnic will be held on Sunday, August 29, 3-6 PM. New location and more fun; details will be in next weekend’s bulletin!


Desserts for the Parish Kitchen
Desserts for the Parish Kitchen are needed this week: cookies, cupcakes, brownies, or individually wrapped desserts or store bought items will be accepted. The Parish Kitchen offers a lunch-time meal 365 days a year to over 200 people daily. Items may be dropped off in the parish office Monday-Tuesday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM.


Rosary Making
Looking for a morning out of the house to spend time with friends? Join us in Wehage Hall on Wednesday, July 28, at 10:00 AM to help make rosaries.  The rosaries are given to patients in nursing homes and hospitals. No experience is necessary. Call the parish office if you have questions.


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