A message from Father Francis:
The occasion of the scholarship award annually reminds us that through the kind-heartedness and generosity of the families of Fortmann, Dellorto and McGowan, Saint Henry Church is able to disburse some money to deserving and active members of this parish in keeping with the specified intentions of the donors.
The families of Fortmann, Dellorto and McGowan were faithful members of Saint Henry Church. They made significant financial contributions to this Church and were good and kind to people in general. They did not want their assistance to the Church and the parishioners to end with their passing on to eternity. So, out of their generosity they set aside some money for the Church as Scholarship Funds to be a means of continued and lasting relationship with the Church and its parishioners. Their acts mirrored the Solemnity we celebrate: that Jesus left for us in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood, the means of continued presence and action among us and within us. We owe these donors our prayers even as we ask for their prayers that we in turn may be good Stewards and Disciples of Jesus Christ all through our lives.