We give thanks to God for all the blessings that He has bestowed upon our parish over the last 125 years. A small group of German immigrants has grown into a parish of over 1900 families in the course of these years. Growth has meant change from a small church on Broadway to our magnificent church of today where we are a community of people sharing the oneness of our faith and love for God. Our parish has a fine history of welcoming new parishioners and the community spirit among our parishioners continues to grow.

Our Mission is to continue the work started by our founders with Jesus Christ as our model, centered in the Eucharist, and teaching the gospel message and applying it to our everyday lives. May we be a beacon of Christian hope and love to the people of Bayonne as we are founded in the past and focused on the future.

To register with St. Henry Parish, come to the Rectory Office, in person, between 9 AM and 4 PM weekdays and complete a registration card, or call 201-436-0857 (Jean).

From Fr. Raul:

We have received the following directive, dated May 11, 2020, from the Archdiocese:
Process To Begin Opening our Churches – Phase I

Therefore, St. Henry Church is open for PRIVATE PRAYER (only), as follows:
Monday through Saturday – 8AM to 11AM
Sunday – 11:30 AM to 1PM

In addition, CONFESSIONS will be heard on SATURDAYS, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM.  Both myself and Fr. Alfie will be available for Confession, one in the Reconciliation Room and one in St. Benedict Chapel.


We continue to celebrate our daily Masses PRIVATELY and are livestreaming via our Facebook page, (St. Henry RC Church) Monday through Saturday at 12 Noon and Sunday at 10 AM.

We wait additional directives from the Archdiocese concerning the beginning of public Mass celebrations in the Church.  We will advise as soon as we hear.

We are so grateful that many of you are consistently sending in your weekly offerings as we try to keep up with our ongoing expenses.  If you have not already done so, please consider doing what you can to help.  You may mail to or drop off at the parish office, or sign up for Parish Giving (located on our website home page, top right).

Also, according to Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, please note that the observance of the Ascension of the Lord has been transferred from Thursday, 5/21 to Sunday, 5/24.

Let us continue to pray for our Lord’s guidance as we patiently and safely begin the process of returning to our beloved Church.  May God continue to bless you all and keep you safe.


The Parish Office and Religious Education Office are CLOSED.  If necessary, you may leave voicemail and your calls will be returned as soon as possible.

The Food Pantry is CLOSED.

All Parish activities, ministry meetings and Religious Education classes and activities are suspended until further notice.

As of 5/18/20, the Church is open for Private Prayer (only):  Monday through Saturday, 8 AM to 11 AM and Sunday 11:30 AM to 1PM.  Confessions will be heard on Saturdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM.  Both Fr. Raul and Fr. Alfie will be available for Confessions, one in the Reconciliation Room and one in St. Benedict Chapel.  Mass celebrations continue to be suspended.  Further directives from the Archdiocese regarding Mass Celebrations, etc., will be posted as soon as we receive them.

We are live-streaming, via our Facebook page, St. Henry RC Church, Fr. Raul’s and Fr. Alfie’s private Mass celebrations taking place at our Rectory’s St. Thomas Chapel, Monday through Saturday at 12 Noon and Sunday at 10 AM.  Mass Intentions will be honored at these Masses.

From the Archdiocese of Newark(click on title to view)


Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark to honor Memorial Day with online Mass at 11:00 AM

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin to Celebrate Sunday, 5/24/20, Noon Mass via livestream in observance of the Ascension of the Lord

Stories of Hope, of Faith & of Love Emerging from the Darkness (5/12/20)

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin’s Homily for the Consecration of our Country to Mary, Mother of the Church

Rejoice in the Lord NEWSLETTER, Vol. 1 No. 17
by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, Archbishop of Newark

Five Reasons We Turn To Mary in Times of Crisis  – April 23, 2020
by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, Archbishop of Newark

Spiritual Closeness in a Time of Social Distancing: Seven suggestions
a message from Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, Archbishop of Newark

For more information about current parish events & other news
click on the “Bulletin” tab above to view our most recent bulletin
as well as past issues.


Drawings continue on the 1st day of each month through December.  Winners need not be present at the drawing – you will be contacted by telephone.   GOOD LUCK!

THE MAY RAFFLE WINNING TICKET WAS CALLED May 1st:  Joan Caputo is the winner!



We remember with love our beloved pastor, bishop and  friend,
Bishop Thomas Donato
Oct. 1, 1940  –  Aug. 25, 2015