SAT., December 7th
9:00 AM St. Henry Flea Market
SUNDAY, December 8th
8:45 AM Religious Education
11:00 AM Brunch With Santa
1:00 PM Prayer Shawl Ministry
4:00 PM Henry Rawls Recital of
MONDAY, December 9th
4:30 PM Daisy Girl Scouts
6:30 PM Relay for Life meeting
7:00 PM Lay Leadership
TUESDAY, December 10th
10:00 AM ESL
6:45 PM Religious Education
7:00 PM Choir Practice
7:30 PM Line Dancing
WEDNESDAY, December 11th
3:45 PM Religious Education
6:00 PM Christmas Pageant
7:30 PM Our Mother Devotion
THURSDAY, December 12th
10:00 AM ESL
6:30 PM ESL
FRIDAY, December 13th
10:00 AM Faith Sharing
5:00 PM Gatekeepers
7:00 PM Servants of Jesus and
7:00 PM First Penance practice
SAT., December 14th
11:00 AM First Penance
SUNDAY, December 15th
8:45 AM Religious Education
10:00 AM Family Mass/Family
7:30 PM Simbang Gabi
Brunch With Santa
Tickets go on sale for Brunch With Santa this Sunday, 11/17 during
Religious Education. Cost is $8/person (3 years & under FREE).
Purchase your tickets early as there are limited seats available. Santa will
arrive about 11:30 AM to 12 Noon. Bring your cameras
RCIA group. It was a great night!
New/Used Coat Drive
St. Henry Religious Education students will conduct a new/used coat
drive: infants, toddlers, children’s, men’s, women’s, teenage boy’s/girls.
Please drop off all coats at the entrance to the Church and St. Henry
School. Make someone warm this winter season. For more information,
call Marie Pope at 201-339-0319.
The youth of our parish are going to the Christmas Show on Sunday,
December 29th. We will leave St. Henry School at about 7:30 AM to see a
9 AM show. Tickets are $45/person, first come, first serve—limited seating
is available. If you would like to be a benefactor to send a child to see the
Christmas Show, please call the Religious Education Office at 201-339-
Please remove a TAG from the Giving Trees and return the gift,
unwrapped, by Sunday, Dec. 22. (Please leave the ornaments on the
trees) For more information, call the Religious Education Office at 201-
Adopt A Family for Christmas
If you would like to Adopt A Family for Christmas, the Religious Education
Office is asking for donations of gift cards from supermarkets, Toys R Us,
Walmart, etc. Place the card in an envelope, marked Marie Pope and
return via the
collection basket at Mass or bring to the Rectory or Religious Education
Do you need assistance for Christmas? If so, please come to our
Religious Education Office, in person, 625 Avenue C (across from City
Hall) on Monday, Dec. 9th or Monday, Dec. 16th, between 10AM and 11
AM. You must present a picture ID and complete an application. Any
questions, call Marie Pope at 201-339-0319.
St. Henry FLEA MARKET
Flea Markets be held the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month beginning
Saturday, December 7 and Saturday,
December 21st, 9 AM to 3 PM in the basement of the school. For more
info., call Barbara Silvay at 201-339-0319.
“Happy Thanksgiving” to all who demonstrated just that this past week.
A very special thanks to everyone who donated coats to keep others
warm. Our Coat Drive will continue until December 31st, so keep those
warm coats coming! So far we have collected over 100 coats!
Very special thanks to the youth of our parish who helped wrap bread
which was blessed at our Thanksgiving Mass and who also decorated
the Giving Trees and placed the new Missalettes in the pews: Juliana
Giornalista, Lylah Diaz, Alyssa Rozario, Leslie Mendez, Sydney Murillo,
Olivia Aidukas, Grace Alfonso, Jamie Oconer, Andrew Smith, Megan
Soccomanno, Isabella Colon, Kassandra Molina, Xavier Walton, Jericho
We also thank the adults who helped give out food, turkeys and gift cards
to over 90 families. God bless and thank you, Rich Marchitto, Kari Habib
and Barbara Silvay.
Special thanks to all who donated turkeys and food: Jimmy Davis, BEOF
Anna Quintella, Brother John, Families & Friends of St. Joseph Regional
Special thanks to all of our parishioners for their food donations and
other items going to the Philippines and St. Henry/St. Vincent Food
Pantry! We are an extremely blessed parish!
Thank you and God bless each and everyone who made a difference in
the lives of others by donating food and gift cards. We fed over 90
families who received a turkey and a gift card. Thanks to our Rosarians
who donated desserts to families in need.
| Parish Activities
Friday Morning Faith Sharing
Fall/Winter Faith Sharing - meets in the Rectory Conference Room from 10 AM to 11:30 AM. The topic of our Scripture
Study will be “The Life and Times of Women of the New Testament”. Bring your Bible!
Parish Choir NEWS...Our Parish Choir has resumed rehearsals on Tuesdays, 7 PM in the Church. New members are invited to
join at this time (high school age and above). The group will be preparing music for the coming Lenten and Easter season
services. Do consider joining and serving your parish in music ministry. Rehearsals are from 7—8:30 PM.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT GROUP,
Bayonne every THURSDAY. Call BEOF at 201-437-7222, Ext. 23 or WomenRising at 201-333-5700, Ext. 544, to register.
New Energies Parish Partnership Project
The St. Henry/St. Vincent Implementation Team met in May and proposed 4 areas to develop synergy between both parishes.
The 4 areas are as follows: combining efforts of the food pantries; combining efforts of Rosary Society activities; organizing a
combined youth program; and combining efforts of an Evening of Reflection.
We begin by uniting our efforts to share the responsibility with the St. Vincent’s Food Pantry. We are looking for donations of
canned food products: fruit, tuna, vegetables, potatoes, soups, spaghetti, sauces. Cereal is also needed. Clients coming in to
be served are increasing, so thank you in advance for any help you can give.
St. Henry Parish Registration
Registration with St. Henry Parish is simple – drop by the rectory office and fill out a registration card. If you need to have a
registration card mailed to you, or if you are not sure whether or not you are registered, call 201-436-857.
Remember, registration with your parish is a requirement if you wish to be a godparent or a sponsor for Confirmation.
HUDSON COUNTY DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER, located at 830 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, is open 9 AM to
7 PM, Monday through Saturday. For registration information, call 800-621-3362, or visit online at www.disasterassistance.gov.
ATTENTION: 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Boys
Do you want a break from school work? Do you want something that is not sports related?
Join Troop 35 Boy Scouts at St. Henry School on the second and fourth Thursday nights of the month, 7:30 PM. Building
located on the corner of 28th St. and Avenue C. Meeting is
conducted in the basement Scout Room
Studies have shown that a short period of time away from school studies is healthy and stress free. The boys work at their own
pace to achieve rank, gain merit badges and enjoy themselves
Should you have any questions, please call the Scoutmaster Lynn Burbank, 201-823-8436 or Lee Fahley, 201-436-5978
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: Our Lenten Project consisted of knitting and crocheting blankets for Camp Valerie, which
provides a fun-filled summer get-away for children with cancer. It was an honor and privilege to provide these warm and
colorful blankets for our cherished children. We pray they experience the love and compassion we put into our handiwork and
that God’s healing touch be experienced in them. Many thanks to Mary R., Pauline, Elaine D., Elaine P., Betsy, Barbara,
Camille, Laura and Luisa for their continued dedication to this ministry—YOU’RE ALL THE BEST!
We are now on our summer schedule: Meetings are the last Sunday of the months of June July, August and September.
Food Pantry at St. Vincent de Paul
As part of our partnership with St. Vincent de Paul Parish, St. Henry Bayonne parishioners who are in need of food may access
the Food Pantry at St. Vincent’s. The pantry is open on
Thursdays, June 6th, June 20th, July 11th and July 25th, from 3 PM to 5 PM and is located in St. Vincent school building,
47th Street off Avenue C (metal doors will be open).
IMPORTANT: In order to receive food you must indicate that you are from St. Henry Parish and bring with you current
picture I.D. and current proof of residence (utility bill indicating your address in Bayonne).
Food donations have been tremendous! Thank you so much for your generosity! ...Some items we continue to need: canned
potatoes, soup, vegetables, tuna, canned fruit, powdered milk, beans, pasta sauce, macaroni, mac & cheese, crackers, peanut
cereal, cookies and juice.
|St. Henry FLEA MARKET
Thanks to all the vendors who make our Flea Market so successful each month. Thanks as well
to all our parishioners and friends who donated articles that our St. Henry table sold. Remember,
the money we make from all the tables and our St. Henry table, is deposited into our St. Henry
Youth/Religious Education Fund.
|Sisters of St. Joseph ESL Program (English as a Second Language) will begin in October:
10/1 St. Henry morning class and 10/2 for Library morning class (10 AM to 12 Noon); 10/3 for St. Henry night class (6:30—8:30 PM).
You may still register on Wednesdays, Sept. 4th, 11th or 18th (10 AM—12 Noon) in St. Henry Classrooms 7 & 8. Those who are
continuing with us please call or email to be sure your name is on the list: Sister Kay 201-437-0020, firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Join the Choir…
The St. Henry Parish Choir is open to adults (high school age and above). The Choir sings at the 10 AM Sunday Liturgy each week, except for
the third Sunday of the month when the choir sings at the 12 Noon Mass. The Choir also prepares special music for Solemnities such as
Christmas and Easter.
We are a group of 22 parishioners. We welcome new members to join us. Do consider serving your parish in this important ministry of sacred
music. Call Chad Perry, Director of Music Ministries, with any questions
Faith is Believing Even If Everything Looks So Wrong (Heb 11:1)
Join us EVERY FRIDAY @7:30 PM
(except the 1st and 4th Fridays)
FAITH SERIES with Fr. Marvin Mejia,
Secretary General CBCP Phil
St. Benedict Chapel (inside St. Henry Church)
Sponsored by The Gatekeepers Prayer Community
Benjie & MaryJo, 201-779-2788
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY:
Our 10 Week Fall Project—
making shawls for the
Rahway Regional Radiation
Center and hats & scarves
for the homeless shelter.
We will meet Sundays, 1—3
PM in the Parish Center:
October 6th, 13th & 27th;
Nov. 3rd, 10th, 24th; and Dec.
1st & 8th. Beginners are
always welcome to join us.
Any questions, please call
Claire at 201-858-2675
Classes for Adults
Next Schedule Classes
Dec 8 & Dec 15
St. Henry School, 1st
floor (ring buzzer)
New Adults Welcomed
625 Avenue C (formerly “Kimber Daycare & Learning”)
Serving ages 2-1/2—6
Open Monday—Friday, 7:30 AM—5:30 PM
Call 201-455-7122 for more information.
|Food Pantry Availability
As part of our partnership with St. Vincent de Paul Parish, St. Henry Bayonne parishioners who are in need of food
may access the Food Pantry at St. Vincent’s. The pantry is open Thursdays, Dec. 19 (Christmas). Pantry hours
are 3—5 PM and it is located in St. Vincent school building, 47th Street off Avenue C (metal doors will be open).
IMPORTANT: In order to receive food you must indicate that you are from St. Henry Parish and bring with you
current picture I.D. and current proof of residence (utility bill indicating your address in Bayonne).
REMINDER: St. Henry Parish has a small food pantry, located in our Rectory Office, available 9 AM—3 PM
weekdays. Bring picture ID.
Do You Enjoy Sewing?
If so, we can use your help!
We are looking for a few
more volunteers who
would be able to sew the
simple white bibs which we
give each baby who
receives the Sacrament of
Baptism each month.
Fabric is provided. Please
call Jean at the Rectory,
201-436-0857. Thank you!
HENRY C. RAWLS
the Covenant Choir & Meagan Vear
A RECITAL OF HOLIDAY SONG
Sunday, December 8th at 4:00 PM
ST. HENRY CHURCH, Bayonne
Any proceeds to benefit the Ruth E. Mills Scholarship Fund
Please Note: ESL class breaks for Christmas on Dec.
19th. Classes resume January 9th after Coptic
Christmas. Volunteers are welcome to join us as
newcomers continue to request English classes. Please
email Sister Kay at Kayssj@optimum.net if you can
assist in this service. Thank you!
|St. Henry Super 50/50 RAFFLE
Our congratulations to the following winners of our Fall 50/50 Raffle which was
drawn on Saturday, November 23rd:
1st Prize ($2,775) Joe Pagano
2nd Prize ($1,665) Frank Fifer
3rd Prize ($1,110) Liz Carrero
Thank you to all who participated!