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, Ext. 110 (Jean).
It has been brought to our attention that emails have been circulating (specifically a gmail account) in Fr. Raul’s name. These emails are not from Fr. Raul and appear to be some sort of scam. We ask you to DELETE & DO NOT OPEN these emails. Thank you!
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION News…
Please plan to register your child/children for St. Henry’s Religious Education program by September 30th. R.E. Office open for registration, Monday through Friday, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. No appointment necessary. All Registrations must be done in person; no forms will be mailed home. We will close registration on October 1st for two weeks in order to populate the respective classes by grade. Once this process is completed, and if there is still availability for additional children to be registered, registration will re-open.
We hope to begin Religion classes on Sunday, October 18th.
Religious Education instruction will take place in a remote environment only (no classroom instruction). In January, 2021, the decision for any changes will be revisited.
2021 MONTHLY CALENDAR RAFFLE TICKETS on sale!
Tickets may be purchased at the Parish Office, Monday – Thursday, 9 AM – 4 PM, or, for your convenience, you may print and complete this form, (click) TICKET REQUEST FORM, and mail to St. Henry Parish Office (82 W. 29th St.), along with your payment of $120 for each ticket requested. A ticket will be entered into the drawing and your ticket stub will be mailed to you.
MONTHLY PRIZE: $1,000
FIRST DRAWING: January 1, 2021
If you purchased a ticket for our 2020 Monthly Raffle, you still have at least FOUR more chances to win! (winning tickets are re-entered after each drawing).
Please plan to participate in this very important fund raiser for our parish!
The PARISH OFFICE is OPEN, Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 4 PM. If there is a matter that cannot be taken care of by telephone, you are welcome to come in. Please note that a face covering must be warn and social distancing will be practiced in the office. Please do not come in if you are feeling ill or have a fever.
The FOOD PANTRY is open WEDNESDAYS, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, for Bayonne residents only.
(Non-perishable food items are always needed and very much appreciated. You may bring your donation to the Parish Office, Monday – Thursday, 9AM – 4 PM)
- Face masks are required to enter.
- Social Distancing will be practiced.
- Participants may come once every two or three weeks.
- Participants are asked to enter, one person at a time, take the pre-packed bag closest to them and leave so as to allow for others to do the same safely and socially distant.
The RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE will accept visitors BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call Marie Pope at 201-339-0319, Ext. 115 or 908-612-6674.
Weekday Masses, Monday through Saturday, are held at 12 Noon only, in order to save on energy costs. (The scheduled intentions for both 8:30 AM and 12:05 PM Masses are honored together at the 12 Noon Mass)
Weekend Masses are the regular schedule – Saturdays at 5:30 PM and Sundays at 8AM, 10AM and 12 Noon.
Confessions are heard Saturday mornings, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.
We continue to livestream via our Facebook page (St. Henry RC Church) the weekday Masses as well as Saturday 5:30 PM and Sunday 10AM and 12PM Masses, to enable those who cannot be physically present to participate.
Click on the following for more information and Guidelines to follow when you come to Mass. Guidelines for Sunday Celebration of the Mass
We thank God for continuing to guide us as we move forward.
All Parish activities and ministry meetings continue to be suspended until further notice. See above for information regarding our Religious Education Program.
From the Archdiocese of Newark: (click on title to view)
Rejoice in the Lord NEWSLETTER
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
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as well as past issues.
ST. HENRY’S 2020 MONTHLY CALENDAR RAFFLE
Drawings continue on the 1st day of each month through December. Winners will be contacted by telephone. GOOD LUCK!
THE SEPTEMBER RAFFLE WINNING TICKET WAS CALLED September 1st: CRISTINA ROLDAN is the winner!!
We remember with love our beloved pastor, bishop and friend,
Bishop Thomas Donato
Oct. 1, 1940 – Aug. 25, 2015