28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, October 10, 2021
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mark 10:17-30 (shorter form Mark 10:17-27)
A man with many possessions asks Jesus what he must do to gain eternal life.
In today’s Gospel, an unnamed man approaches Jesus and inquires about what he must do to inherit eternal life. Jesus replies that one must follow the commandments of the Law of Moses. The man acknowledges that he has observed all of these since his childhood. Jesus then says that only one thing is lacking: he must give his possessions to the poor and follow Jesus. The man leaves in sadness, and Mark tells us that this is because he had many possessions.
Sunday Connection from Loyola Press
The Messenger, October 8, 2021: The Installation of Bishop John C. Iffert Edition
St. Henry Catholic School
Traveling Relic of St. Joseph
In church this weekend and through next Friday is the traveling relic of St. Joseph's cloak. There will be an area set up in the front of church with the relic. Church is open throughout the day if you would like to stop in to see the relic and to pray.
From the Messenger: A key aspect that will unite the Diocese in prayer during the Year of St. Joseph is the traveling relic. A reliquary containing a second class relic of St. Joseph’s cloak will travel to all parishes. The relic will remain at the parishes for one week. At the end of each Mass, a special prayer will be prayed to bless the people of the parish.
The March 12 Messenger has complete information about the Year of St. Joseph and the traveling relic.
Prayer to St. Joseph:
O Glorious St. Joseph, with Jesus and Mary, you knew hunger,
uncertainty, and illness, but you turned your chaste heart to God in
your need and those of your family, and accepted the Father’s
response as events unfolded.
Help us to recognize God’s will in our lives and to accept what He
bestows in loving kindness.
May we imitate your example and be shielded with your
protecting help, so that we may live a noble life, die a holy death,
and secure everlasting happiness in Heaven. Amen.
It's a great time to volunteer and to get involved in our parish and school. If you have questions about any of the activities listed, please reach out to the person listed or call the parish office, 859-727-2035. Any volunteer that works with the children of our parish or school must be VIRTUS trained and up-to-date on their bulletins. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with our parish!
Monday, October 11
6:45-8:00 PM CCD Classes
Tuesday, October 12
4:00-8:00 PM Dine to Donate: Donatos
Wednesday, October 13
6:00 AM That Man Is You!
10:00 AM Rosary Making
7:00 PM St. Vincent de Paul
Thursday, October 14
5:00-10:00 PM Bingo
To volunteer, text/call Ryan Bihl, 859-760-3325
Saturday/Sunday All Masses
Fr. Bealer Knights of Columbus selling split-the-pot chances.
Welcome Bishop John C. Iffert
With praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God, the episcopal consecration and installation of Rev. John C. Iffert, the 11th bishop of the Diocese of Covington, took place at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington on September 30. You can read more details in this week's Messenger.
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi — Blessing of Pets
The patron saint of Italy, Francis of Assisi was a poor little man who astounded and inspired the Church by taking the gospel literally—not in a narrow fundamentalist sense, but by actually following all that Jesus said and did, joyfully, without limit, and without a sense of self-importance.
Francis of Assisi was poor only that he might be Christ-like. He recognized creation as another manifestation of the beauty of God. In 1979, he was named patron of ecology. He did great penance—apologizing to “Brother Body” later in life—that he might be totally disciplined for the will of God. Francis’ poverty had a sister, Humility, by which he meant total dependence on the good God. But all this was, as it were, preliminary to the heart of his spirituality: living the gospel life, summed up in the charity of Jesus and perfectly expressed in the Eucharist. www.franciscanmedia.org
Our parish and school families brought their pets to be blessed on St. Francis’ feast day, October 4.
Dine to Donate
News from St. Henry District High School
Get your Halloween fun started early - and get an extra wear out of your kids' costume - at the SHDHS Trunk or Treat! Grade school families are invited to join all SHDHS clubs, activities, and athletic teams for trick-or-treating between 6:00-8:00 PM! Pre-register at the link below before October 20 and receive a special gift.
Diocese of Covington News
You are cordially invited to attend the 2021 Seminary Ball, scheduled for the evening of Friday, October 22, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington. At this event, our faith community will come together in support of those men who have answered God’s call and are discerning their future of a priestly ministry. You will also have an opportunity to meet our new Bishop, Rev. John C. Iffert, and hear him speak about his plans for the future of our diocese.
The cost to attend the 2021 Seminary Ball is $90 per person, and sponsorship opportunities begin at $250. To RSVP, please visit www.covdio.org/seminaryball.