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



Social Action


 Social Action Committee
The responsibility of the Social Action Committee is to support the needs of parishioners and the community through new and existing social action programs, to promote charitable works, enlist human resources and publicity for social assistance. The members of this committee work to raise the awareness level of the parish as a whole, and to educate all as to the Catholic Church’s teachings on the wide variety of issues surrounding peace and justice.

Pam Zimberg or Ramon Green:

The Campus for Human Development

is an interfaith agency for the homeless, that supplies daycare, food stamps, job and housing assistance.

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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 support for the material assistance program.

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Charitable Constructors (CC) is a program to provide volunteer construction labor services to eligible candidates in St. Henry parish, as designated by the St. Henry Social Action Committee, and to especially target those who have urgent needs and are financially unable to procure the needed services.

For more information contact: Chris Williams at or
Margot Deschenes at 615-830-1711


Charitable Constructors Video

The Hope Clinic for Women

offers abstinence education as well as free pregnancy testing and advice. This non-profit organization provides Christian alternatives to abortion. Besides providing advice, volunteers do some post-abortion counseling. Baby items and maternity clothes are needed as well.

For more information please visit:

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The Interfaith Dentistry Program

is a non-profit organization providing affordable dental care for low-income, working families who do not have dental insurance.

For more information please visit:

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 most in-need of North Nashville. Volunteers provide home visitation, tutoring, help with finding employment, and assistance to the elderly.

For more information please visit:

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St. Henry Haiti Mission
In January 2012, Father Steve Wolf, Mike Callahan, Chris Williams, Vince Knoch, and Theresa Patterson visited our two sister parishes in Haiti as well as the Matthew 25 House in Port Au Prince and the Mirebalais Teaching Hospital, now in the construction phase. The video below is a compilation of photos that include the parishes that St. Henry Church supports, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Darlegrand, Haiti and St. Thomas Aquinas in Thomassique, Haiti.


Click here to read Mike Callahan's "Haiti Mission and Travel Guide for Dummies."

Project Reflect is designed for minority and other disadvantaged elementary school-aged children from public housing who are not succeeding in school. A six-week summer program teaches reading and math with year-round follow up.

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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.


Room in the Inn hosts 24 homeless guests at St. Henry's 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, and clean up in the morning.

To get involved at St. Henry's parish, email Steve Dobson at s

For students wishing to volunteer, you may contact Julie Lummus at

**Father Ryan High School students may sign-up directly via the school's x2vol system.
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St. Vincent de Paul Society provides assistance to parishioners and non-parishioners with a variety of needs. The more common needs are food, clothing, shelter, utilities, transportation and medical care. Assistance with utilities and rent are the most common requests. Our basic source of funds is the monthly collections 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.

For more information please visit:



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6401 Harding Pike • Nashville, Tennessee 37205
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