21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, August 22, 2021
Simon Peter confesses his faith that Jesus alone has the words of the eternal life.
For our Gospel today we hear the conclusion of the “Bread of Life discourse” in the sixth chapter of John’s Gospel. In the preceding verses, which we have heard proclaimed in our liturgy over the past few weeks, we have heard Jesus explain that he is the Bread of Life, given so that those who believe may have eternal life. This discourse follows the miracle in which Jesus fed more than five thousand people with five barley loaves and two fish. As Jesus has been teaching these things, John’s Gospel describes a murmuring crowd unable to accept Jesus’ words. In today’s Gospel, the crowd has dwindled in number, and John no longer references them, or the Jews. Instead John describes the questioning of those considered to be Jesus’ own disciples.
The Messenger: August 20
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!
9:00 AM-3:00 PM Desserts for Parish Kitchen needed
Wednesday, August 25
7:30 AM Rosary for the Family/Church
7:00 PM St. Vincent de Paul Meeting firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, August 26
5:00-10:00 PM Bingo; volunteers needed! email@example.com
Saturday/Sunday All Masses
Collection for Domestic Needs
Our Parish & School Picnic is back and it's better than ever! The picnic will be held on Sunday, August 29, from 3-6:00 PM at the Diocesan Catholic Children's Home, 75 Orphanage Road, Ft. Mitchell. This location provides plenty of parking, spaces to gather and talk, and lots of play area for kids of all ages, including soccer and baseball fields! Thanks to the Catholic Order of Foresters, free Kona Ice will be available beginning at 4:30 PM.
Please RSVP by August 23 so we have enough food!
CCD Starts Monday, August 30
Religious education classes for students in 1-8 grades will begin on Monday, August 30, at 6:45 PM. Catechists and student volunteers are needed for this school year. If you are interested, please contact Laura Ryan, firstname.lastname@example.org. Information for registering your student/s can be found here.
The Hoxworth Blood drive will take place at St. Henry on Tuesday, August 31. Click for details on registering to donate.
That Man Is You!
All men of the parish are invited to take part in That Man Is You, which will begin on Wednesday, September 8, at 6:00 AM. Click for details about the program; email Deacon Mike Lyman if you have questions or would like to register.
Diocese of Covington News
From the Department of Catechesis and Evangelization: We’re doing something big. We want 1,000 households in the Diocese of Covington to set aside a designated place in their home for prayer. Will you answer the challenge? Click here for more information!
Archdiocese of Cincinnati-Project Rachel Weekend Retreat will be September 24-26. The Project Rachel Retreat is designed for mothers affected by an abortion experience. These retreats are a way to grow in one’s healing journey with other women who have shared a similar experience. The weekend offers a loving and confidential environment where participants can experience the love and mercy of God. Call 513-784-0531 or email email@example.com for more information