The History of Saint Henry Catholic Church

Founded May 16, 1969

A group of faithful and the newly appointed pastor, Father Brendan Grogan, wanted to establish a Eucharistic community that would worship and work together to spread the good news of God. Although the Archdiocese had purchased six acres in 1969, Father Grogan still had to find a place for worship and community and selected the Northeast High School Auditorium and the Pompano Race Track. Because travel between the two locations proved arduous, the group rented three warehouses for services and church activities. The group grew and raised funds for a church structure, completed and dedicated in 1974.

Parishioners formed a Women’s Guild and a Men’s Club which sponsored social activities and increased and unified the faith community and supported its ministries. At the same time, newly formed religious education classes enabled the parish to host its initial First Communion Mass in 1975.

The parish’s outreach ministries serve the sick, hospitalized and those confined to nursing home and jails. Three generous benefactors established scholarships, awarded annually to deserving high school and college students. Devotional activities include novenas to the Blessed Mother and Saint Jude.