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«Time and Talent Ministries Booklet 2016 Pastoral Council Twelve members of the parish are elected to the council. The council serves in an advisory ...»

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The H.O.P.E. Ministry (Healing, Optimism, Prayer and Encouragement) nurtures journeys through cancer and other life-changing illnesses, includes survivors, supports all caregivers, family members and friends. We offer regular inspiring emails for encouragement and group prayer, we have a private Facebook page for members to share and post prayer intentions and we have meetings and events to connect our members within a positive healing community. Our meetings offer a safe, confidential space to share fellowship and to gain strength and inspiration from others. We also offer one on one conversation when needed to support the healing journey and to also provide insight into other helpful ministries or community resources. The H.O.P.E.

Ministry surrounds all of our members in constant healing prayer. For more information, please email thehopeministry1@gmail.com or call Karen Johnston at 615-661-8242.

Stewardship Senior Luncheon is held each fall and is organized and supported by this group of volunteers. All are invited to participate in planning and executing the luncheon for our senior parishioners.

The Time and Talent Fair is held bi-annually after all four Masses. It provides an opportunity for parishioners to learn more about the ministries supported by St. Henry and learn ways that they can become more involved in the parish. Volunteers are needed for planning, set up, and help during the fair.

The Welcome Committee contacts newly registered parishioners on a personal level to make them feel welcome, help them get acquainted, and introduce them to the resources and activities of the St. Henry Parish Community.

Social Action The Campus for Human Development/Room In The Inn is an interfaith agency for the homeless that supplies daycare, food stamps, and job and housing assistance.

Caring Choices offers free pregnancy counseling to anyone experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. They provide material assistance (diapers, formula, clothing), free pregnancy tests, and adoption services. Volunteers provide supportive counseling and clerical duties.

Charitable Constructors provides volunteers to make home repairs to St. Henry parishioners who are home owners with urgent needs and who cannot afford to purchase the labor and materials necessary to make their house safe and secure. Capacity to pay is determined and negotiated with each recipient. Applications and more information is available on the St. Henry website under Social Action, or in the Parish office.

Family Reconciliation Center creates an environment where families can support one another and meet their emotional and spiritual needs throughout the crisis of the incarceration of a loved one. Services offered include a guesthouse where family members may stay while visiting a loved one in prison, a support group for adults as well as tutoring and special programs for children.

The Go Green Environmental Ministry works to heighten awareness of environment issues through a number of recycling programs and sponsorship of two Community Supported Agriculture Farms (CSA’s).

The Haiti Mission, a part of the Twinning Program of the Americas, currently supports two Haitian parishes, Notre Dame de Guadalupe in Darlegrand and St. Thomas of Thomassique. Since 1978, contributions from St. Henry Church have provided educational, medical, and economic supplies to our brothers and sisters in Haiti. Volunteers have not only made trips to Haiti to assess the needs of the parishes, but also continue to work to create an awareness at home of how our parish efforts are making a difference.

Hope Clinic for Women is a faith-based, non-profit organization that provides a safe and confidential place for anyone dealing with life choices regarding past, present, and future pregnancies. They provide Christian alternatives to abortion through education, counsel, and medical care.

The Interfaith Dentistry Program is a non-profit organization providing affordable dental care to low-income, working families who do not have dental insurance.

The Loaves & Fishes Lunch Program volunteers prepare and serve lunch on the third Monday of each month to the needy at Holy Name Church. Aditionally, volunteers bake brownies that are delivered to the church on that day.

Matthew 25 is a partner agency with the United Way and Veterans Administration that provides a supportive and non-threatening environment, including counseling, room and board, and job assistance for up to eight months to men who make a commitment to remove themselves from the addiction that has made them homeless and unable to support themselves. Parish members and groups can assist by preparing dinner for 35 men one night, donating magazines, paperback books, bus tickets, supermarket gift certificates, durable men’s work clothes or supporting the job needs of an enrollee. This agency has shown itself to be very effective in accomplishing its mission.

North Nashville Outreach assists the poor of North Nashville through literacy classes, short-term financial aid, and food boxes. This agency benefits from the donated food, school uniforms, winter coats and Christmas gifts that St.

Henry Church provides.

Project Reflect serves economically deprived children who are not succeeding in school through two charter schools (elementary and middle school). After school activities and bus services are also provided.

St. Henry Room in the Inn houses homeless guests at St. Henry from the first Sunday night in November to the last Sunday night in March. Volunteers can help in any one of a number of ways: set up in the gym and dining hall, drive vans, prepare dinners and sack lunches, spend the night as innkeepers, or clean up in the morning.

St. Vincent de Paul Society provides assistance to parishioners and nonparishioners with a variety of needs. The more common needs are food, clothing, shelter, utilities, transportation, and medical care. Assistance with food, utilities and rent are the most common requests. Our main source of funds is the monthly collection after each Mass on the second Sunday of each month.

Safe Haven Family Shelter is an overnight shelter for five homeless families.

Volunteers from St. Henry help on the first Thursday of each month by staying overnight as innkeepers, by preparing and serving a dinner for 20-25, and by contributing nonperishable breakfast foods for 20-25 people.

Saint Henry School The Home and School Association is an organization made up of each family whose children attend St. Henry School. It is a fun group of volunteers who participate as Room Moms, Dining Hall Volunteers, Library Assistants, Fund Raising Chairs, and much more. It is a great way to make new friends and participate in stewardship.

The School Development Office exists to invite everyone in the life of the school to become involved spiritually and/or financially in the school’s mission and vision for the future. It is responsible for the Annual Development Drive and Annual Report, the Pinnacle (school newsletter), Grandparent’s / Special Friend’s Day, advertising, open houses, student pictures, and several small funding programs.

Diocesan-Wide Ministries Catholic Charities is a social services agency providing a variety of services to people in 38 counties of Middle Tennessee. Through the departments of Caring Choices, Family Assistance and Community Employment, Social Services, and Refugee and Immigration Services there are a broad range of services provided to the community. Services are available to people of every religious, ethnic, cultural, and racial background.

The Ladies of Charity of Nashville is a United Way recipient. Funds derived from Thrift Shop sales, Stuff Galore Garage Sale, and other charitable donations supplement the amount allotted by United Way in helping the needy. In addition to providing layettes for newborns, clothing, and food to the needy, LOC provides monthly bingo to residents of Bordeaux Hospital and approximately 700 food baskets at Christmas as well as a four-year scholarship to either Father Ryan, Pope John Paul II, or St. Cecilia each year. Membership meetings are held quarterly along with a social in the summer.

The Diocesan Council of Catholic Women is a group of women from each parish in the Nashville Diocese who come together several times a year at diocesan meetings, retreats, conferences, and workshops. The main purpose and projects are to support our Bishop and Priests and to grow spiritually.

Marriage Preparation Ministry is a team of married couples actively and prayerfully helping couples who attend Engaged Couples Retreat to prepare for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Ideals, attitudes, and life experiences are shared through talks and group discussions.

Office of Catechetical Formation supports programs and special events related to catechesis that develop the life of faith for various age groups within the Diocese of Nashville.

Parish Twinning Program of the Americas is a ministry that pairs Haitian parishes with their American and Canadian counterparts. Since 1978, contributions from St. Henry Church have provided educational, medical, and economic supplies to our brothers and sisters in Haiti.

Refugee Services of Catholic Charities assists several hundred refugees resettle into this community each year. Refugees come from Central Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa and are eager to work to build new lives for their families in freedom.

The Serra Club encourages men and women to aspire to the priesthood and religious life. These Catholic laypersons try to fulfill their own vocation to service through several functions throughout the year. Membership is open to all adults who wish to affirm and support seminarians and those in the ordained and vowed ministries.

Thank you for taking the time to read through this booklet to see where you can share your time and talents with St. Henry Parish, the Diocese of Nashville, and the community in which we live.

Please fill out the accompanying Pledge Intention Forms and return it on Pledge Weekend, November 14-15, 2015

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Scan this QR code to be directed to the St. Henry Website.

St. Henry Church 6401 Harding Pike Nashville, TN 37205 615.352.2259 www.sthenry.org

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