Robert (Bobby) Gulla
BA in Theology
Phone: 859.525.0255, ext 1824
Email: [email protected]
Rev. Gregory Bach
Rev. Niby Kannai
Rev. Matt Cushing
Campus Ministry Staff & Service Project Coordinator
(M.A. Religious Studies, B.A. Sociology & History)
Campus Ministry Staff & Service x2vol Administrator
SHDHS 2020-21 School Theme
“Arise! Shine, for your light has come, the glory of the LORD has dawned upon you.” — Isaiah 60: 1
The words in Isaiah follow a long period of darkness and are a reminder of the coming glory of the Lord. But this is not meant to be a passive reminder. It is a call for us to rise up. A reminder that we can not just lay back and accept the darkness that has surrounded us. God’s glory is there for the taking, it is up to us to discover that glory and share it with a world that is in desperate need of it.
As a Catholic school, part of SHDHS’ mission is to educate students in the Christian tradition and the Catholic faith, to foster individual prayer and spirituality, and to put faith into action. While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do many things, SHDHS is very committed to the spiritual growth and well being of our community.
The campus minister will work in tandem with the Diocese of Covington, chaplains, service coordinators, religion teachers, choir director, administration, staff, students, parents, and parishes to provide a safe and reasonable environment, atmosphere, and programs that will help build the faith life of individuals and our entire school community during the ongoing pandemic.
Opportunities may include:
- Modified and Safe Class Retreats
- Class and live streamed Eucharistic Liturgies
- Daily prayer and faith reflection
- Opportunities for individual prayer, guidance and healing.
- Recognition of seasonal Church celebration and events.
- Modified Chapel time and use for personal and communal reflective prayer
- Faith resources for students, staff, and parents
- Opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Holy Family Chapel
The Holy Family Chapel is open during this time with limitations on occupation and with stringent cleaning protocols. The Blessed Sacrament is present in the tabernacle and makes the chapel a perfect “go to” place when individuals need to pray “Be still and know I am God.” (Psalm 46:10). Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to stop by the chapel for prayer and/or to leave a written prayer request in the “Prayer Jar”.
The retreat program is an important part of SHDHS. Each class retreat is unique and an essential part of the student’s religious formation while at SHDHS.
Freshman Retreat: “Crusading for Christ”
The focus of this retreat is to help the Freshmen not only learn more about who they are as a child of God; but, what the core tenants of being a Crusader at St. Henry really means. They will take part in a spiritual gifts inventory, peer discussion, teambuilding icebreakers, multiple prayer opportunities, and leader run talks meant to open up the theme.
Sophomore: “One Body in Christ”
The Sophomore retreat will build on what the students have already taken from the Freshman retreat and will focus on showing them how to work as “One Body in Christ.” This retreat focuses on the theme of servant leadership and will help the students discover how to work together as Christian Leaders. The retreat will also remind the students that each one of them has been given gifts from God that are meant to help further His kingdom here on earth. This retreat will take place at Potter’s Ranch and offer a series of team building exercises, prayer experiences, and leader run talks meant to open up the theme.
Junior: “A Journey with Christ”
The Junior retreat is an overnight retreat that will take each student on a journey to help them discover how Christ is speaking to them in their life. The retreat will have a series of leader-led talks that are meant to help open the student up to the various ways Christ speaks to us in our lives. There are multiple opportunities for peer-lead discussion, personal and communal prayer, as well as an opportunity for the students to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Senior: “Praying with Christ”
The Senior retreat this year was developed by the Diocese of Covington and is focused on helping the students to hear and communicate with Christ. This retreat will introduce, deepen, and aid the students in incorporating different prayer forms into their lives. The retreat will be lead by a priest from the Diocese of Covington and will include leader-run talks, peer discussion, silent and communal reflection, and participation in the Mass and Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the ever changing state guidelines, Grandparent Masses have not been scheduled for this year.
We will reevaluate the feasibility of the Masses as the situation continues to change.