Saint Henry Catholic Church, 6401 Harding Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37205, (615) 352-2259, Fax (615) 356-6321, Church Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:30 PM



Education Committee
The responsibility of the Education Committee is to promote Catholic education and formation activities for all adults and children of the parish.

Contact :
Betsy Gromos and Kathy Moseley

The Parish Library
The parish library features a varied collection of Catholic reading material from best sellers to classics in theology. Current issues of popular Catholic magazines, children’s books, audio/visual and reference materials are all part of the collection. Be sure to take advantage of this excellent resource.

Contact: Kerry Connor at

St. 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 is responsible for the Annual Development Drive and the Annual Report, the Pinnacle (school newsletter), Grandparent’s Day, and several small funding programs.

Contact: Lynette Bailey at 615-352-1328 or

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Adult Education
Sessions present various topics from traditional doctrines of Catholicism to subjects of spiritual interest. Check weekly bulletin for dates and times.

Parish Council Representatives: Betsey Gromos and Kathy Moseley

Many Adult Formation opportunities are availabe throughout the year. Read More...

Father Mark's presentations, on the Exploration of the Gospels is being video taped and is available by clicking on the following link.


What are we really looking for in life? Underneath the daily stresses and busyness of life, what matters most? What keeps me from the heart of life? What are the sources of joy and strength that bring me back to my original purpose? An overnight retreat for men will be offered at Camp Marymount on December 2-3. The opening session will begin at 7 p.m. and the retreat will conclude Saturday at 1 p.m. Fr. Mark Beckman will be facilitating this time of spiritual exploration. This retreat is open to all men 18 and older. The cost will be $75.00 and will include breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Dress will be casual and there will be time to explore the beautiful outdoors at Camp Marymount.

Morning Scripture Study
This group meets informally after the 8:00 a.m. Mass on Monday in the Parish Center Meeting Room for in-depth study of the scriptures. All are welcome to come and join in the discussion.

Contact Information:
Karyn Labadie and Deb Cliffel

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Baptism Preparation
Baptism Preparation Classes are held on the fourth Sunday of each month, excluding December. Parents are asked to attend the class prior to their child’s Baptism and are encouraged to attend prior to the birth of the child, if possible. Class is at 6:00 p.m. in the church. 
Register by calling Paula Proctor 615-352-2259 or email

Vacation Bible School 
Religious concepts and scripture passages are taught through various activities including art, drama, music, and games. Children who will be entering Kindergarten through Grade 7 are invited to attend. Adult volunteers lead the classes and activities. There are classes for nursery and preschool for the children of volunteers. Rising 8th graders and high school students are also invited to volunteer and may receive service hours.


Contact Information:
Beth Holzapfel at 615-353-0668 or email

Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is the process by which adults and youth become members of the Roman Catholic Church, as mandated by Vatican Council II and approved by the US Catholic Conference for the restoration of the catechumenate process.

CLICK HERE for Basic Information for Inquirers

CLICK HERE for the 2016 - 2017 RCIA Schedule

CLICK HERE to learn more about the RCIA process


The RCIA session for youths in grades 9 through 12 and the RCIC  for
grades  2-8
 will start September 7, 2016 in the Fellowship Hall. They will begin each session with the RCIA for adults but will move to the vespers room for their session. These session are designed specifically for youths. It is a nine 9 month process in which they will learn the teachings and beliefs of the Catholic Faith. The culmination of the process comes to a high light at the Easter Vigil when they are received into the Church through the sacraments. The process continues on until April 26, 2017.

CLICK HERE for the RCIA-Basic Information for Non-Catholic Teen Initiation

CLICK HERE for the RCIC-Basic Information for Non-Catholic Youth Initiation

CLICK HERE for audio/video of the 2015-2016 weekly RCIA sessions.


CLICK HERE to view the 2016 Easter Vigil photos by
James Banker, 615.720.2680

If you or your group would like to sign-up to provide a meal or some part of a meal for  RCIA session click on this link

Contact Information: Janet C. Catalano, RCIA Director 352-2259

Sunday Religious Education Sessions

Sunday Religious Education seeks to nourish the faith of children and youth of the parish. This faith was first celebrated at Baptism. Parents, as the primary religious educators, help that faith to grow. On Sundays, catechists continue this process of handing on the faith.

Beth Holzapfel, Director of Religious Education

After Masses  Aug. 13th and 14th  
Saturday will be in the Narthex and Sunday in the Fellowship Hall
$25 per student, $50 per family
(checks payable to St. Henry Church)
During 9:00 Mass - Classes for 3, 4, and 5 year-olds
10:10-10:55 - Classes for Grades 1-12
During 11:00 Mass - Classes for 3 and 4 year-olds
Classes begin September 11th
To register after August 14th  call 615-353-0668 or
Go to & look at the Religious Education heading or
Forms will be in the Church office

Contact: Beth Holzapfel at 615-353-0668 or


     Yearly Calendar
     Parent Student Handbook
     Catholic Family Prayers

     Religious Education Registration Form

     First Communion Certificate
     Sacramental Prep
     First Penance Information
     First Penance Certificate Name Form
     First Communion Registration Form
     First Communion Dress Code
     Confirmation Requirements
     Confirmation Certificate
     Confirmation Registration Form
     Bishop Letter Sample
     Pastor Letter Sample
     Saint Report Sample
     Parent Interview Form
     Sponsor Interview Form
     Service Hour Form
     Confirmation Dress Code

Religious Ed
     Catechist Information Form
     Teacher Supply Request Form

     Useful Links for Catechists

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St. Henry Catholic Church
6401 Harding Pike • Nashville, Tennessee 37205
Phone (615) 352-2259  •  Fax (615) 356-6321

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