Fr. Francis A. Akwue
Because of the necessary restrictions to limit the spread of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, Priests offer the Sacrifice of the Mass daily storming the Heavens with the pleadings of the Faithful. The spilled blood of Abel reached the ears of God. What will the blood of Jesus not achieve for us?
I invite you to join me in spirit daily at 8:00 A.M. as I offer the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Pray with me that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God the Almighty Father.
This Palm Sunday is the beginning of the Holy Week that will be celebrated differently from all other years. Celebrating it in an empty church will remind me of our Holy Father the Pope giving a blessing to the whole world in an empty Vatican Square. Above all it reminds me of the empty Jerusalem, “the city once thronged with people” that moved a Prophet to tears in Lamentations 1:1.
This year all the Priests of the Archdiocese will not join the Archbishop for the Chrism Mass as usual. On Holy Thursday, join me in spirit at 7:00 P.M. for the celebration of the Lord’s Supper; on Good Friday the service will be at 3:00 P.M. and the Holy Saturday Paschal Vigil will begin at 8:00 P.M. The celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday will be at 10:00 A.M.
Join me in spirit all through the Holy Week and Easter, make your spiritual Holy Communions and be assured that your intentions and welfare are brought before the altar of the Lord.
- Father Francis
St. Henry Church’s Golden Jubilee: 1969 - 2019:
Building a Legacy - One Brick at a Time
In honor of St. Henry Catholic Church's Golden Jubilee in 2019, we will be designing and installing a Golden Jubilee Center, located in the center island area of our property.
We are offering parishioners, community members, and businesses the opportunity to have a brick or bricks engraved and installed in commemoration of the Golden Jubilee. We hope to create a beautiful, relaxing area for all our members to use and enjoy, while creating lasting memories for years to come.
St. Henry Church’s International Food, Family & Fun Day:
On June 9th St Henry's held their annual community event - International Family Fun Day with plenty of food, games, activities, & raffles for everyone to enjoy a lovely day.
St. Henry Church celebrated three significant milestones in the history of the parish:
St. Henry Church broke ground for addition that includes new covered front entrance.
Pictured from left: St. Henry's pastor, Father Francis Akwue; pastor emeritus, Msgr. James Reynolds; Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher; David Prada, senior director of Building and Construction for the archdiocese; Brian Herbert, of Gallo Herbert Architects; and Msgr. John Glorie, a retired archdiocesan priest.
Drawn together by our common bonds of Faith, Hope and Love, we strive to serve God and one another as members of a parish family under the patronage of Saint Henry.
With ardent faith we celebrate the Eucharist, sharing the mystery of Christ's presence in our Holy Communion.
Compelled by the love of Christ, we reach out beyond the walls of our church and minister, not only to members who are unable physically to attend and participate actively in the Liturgy, but also to people near and far, who need our services.