Adult Altar Servers
Serve and assist the priest at Parish Funeral Masses. If interested, call the Rectory office.
Students, Grade 3 and up, who have received the Sacrament of First Eucharist, assist the priest at Masses. If interested, call the Rectory office.
Members meet with families who have lost a loved one to assist them with the planning of the Funeral Mass and to offer compassion and support. Ministers are trained to work with families. Those who are interested in becoming a bereavement minister please contact the Rectory office.
Cantors lead song at parish Masses. For more information, contact Chad Perry, Music Director at 201-935-5727.
Choir members lend their voices to sing for God.
- The Adult Choir sings September to June and at special parish Masses. Contact Chad Perry, 201-935-5727 for more info.
- Children sing at the monthly Family Mass. Contact Marie Pope, 201-339-0319 for more info.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
Practicing Parish members who assist in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ at Masses and to our home bound parishioners. Training is required. If interested, contact the Rectory office, 201-436-0857.
***We will begin celebrating weekend Masses June 20 and 21. For the time being we will not be using a schedule. We need FOUR Eucharistic Ministers (in addition to our two priests) to distribute Communion at each Mass. We ask for FOUR of you, who are comfortable doing so, to come up to the Altar at Communion time to volunteer. Communion will be distributed in hand only and will be brought to the congregation by the ministers.
***If you haven’t already done so, kindly let us know if you will feel comfortable ministering, so we can prepare future schedules.
Our parish collects food donations from our parishioners to stock St. Henry’s Food Pantry, located in the Rectory office. Anyone in need of food may come to the Rectory office Wednesdays, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (only) to receive a bag of non-perishable, miscellaneous food items. A person may avail themselves of our food pantry once every three or four weeks, if needed. You must live in Bayonne and current picture ID with current address is required. FOOD PANTRY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE PANDEMIC.
As part of our partnership with St. Vincent de Paul Parish, St. Henry parishioners in need of food may also access the Food Pantry located in the basement of St. Vincent’s Rectory, 46th Street near garage. You must indicate you are from St. Henry Parish and bring current picture ID and current proof of residence. Next availability: CLOSED DUE TO PANDEMIC
St. Vincent’s Soup Kitchen: CLOSED DUE TO PANDEMIC
Having experienced the healing and transforming power of God and received the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Catholic Charismatic envision to be a community, gathered together in worshipping God and living out his loving presence committed toward spiritual growth. The Gatekeepers meet every Friday at 7:30 PM in the St. Benedict Chapel (located in our church). First Friday – Novena & Healing Mass; 2nd & 3rd Fridays Bible Study. For more information, call Benjamin Vitug at 201-779-7688.
At Mass, Lectors read the Appointed Scripture of the day and the Prayer of the Faithful. Lectors receive a workbook containing the Scripture for every Sunday of the year so they may prepare their readings. Training is required. If interested, contact the Rectory office at 201-436-0857.
Come have some fun learning with and participating in this group whose goal and purpose is health promotion. Line Dancing takes place in our Parish Center every Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM. For more information, call Imee Macalindong at 201-912-1245.
St. Martha Ministry
Parishioners who assist with:
- Laundering and ironing of Purificators (linens used at Mass)
- Sewing and embroidering of Baptismal “bibs” used at our Baptisms
Please call Jean at the Rectory office if you are interested in helping.
Organization of parish women, dedicated to the Rosary, who get together throughout the year for spiritual and social events. Monthly meeting on Sundays. For more information, call Roseann Hogan, President, at 201-436-9159.
Servants of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
This spiritual group holds Devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help every Wednesday at 7:30 PM in the St. Benedict Chapel (located in our church); First Wednesday Novena and Mass at 7:30 PM. They also hold a Novena to Senor Santo Nino every Friday at 7:30 PM in our Parish Center. For more information, call Imee Macalindong at 201-912-1245.
Track Team for Children
Seasonal boys and girls age level competition in the Olympic Spirit Cross Country Series for Catholic parishes. For more information, call Al Long at 201-437-6798.