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Robert (Bobby) Gulla
Campus Minister
BA in Theology
Phone: 859.525.0255, ext 1824
Email: [email protected]

Rev. Gregory Bach
Parochial Administrator

Rev. Niby Kannai

Rev. Matt Cushing

Angie Poat
Campus Ministry Staff & Service Project Coordinator

(M.A. Religious Studies, B.A. Sociology & History)
Email: [email protected]
Zack Zvosecz
Campus Ministry Staff & Service x2vol Administrator

(M.A. Theology)
Email: service[email protected]

Faith Life

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. This is accomplished by a collaborative approach. Knowledge is gained in religion class, personal prayer and faith is enhanced by active participation in campus sponsored spiritual events and students have many opportunities to put their faith into action. In addition to the school’s formal service requirement, students are encouraged to support community needs through various collections and community outreach.

The campus minister works in tandem with the chaplain, service coordinator, religion teachers, choir director, administration, parents, and parishes to provide an atmosphere and programs that builds the faith life of individuals and the community.

Opportunities include:

  • Class Retreats
  • Eucharistic Liturgies and the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Daily prayer reflections
  • Opportunities for individual prayer, guidance and healing
  • School assemblies, speakers, devotional prayer, seasonal events
  • Service and support for community needs
  • Chapel for reflective prayer
  • Resources for students, faculty, and parents

Holy Family Chapel

Weekly class liturgies, prayer services, religion class devotions, and choir practice is held in the chapel. 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”.




St. Henry District High School

2019 – 2020 Retreat Information

The retreat program is an important part of SHDHS. Each class retreat is unique and is a required part of the student’s religion curriculum while at SHDHS.  All retreats are off campus and paid for by student fees. Sign ups for the Junior and Senior retreat will take place at the start of the school year while the Sophomore and Freshman retreat will take place during the school day and do not require the student to sign up.   Please keep in mind, that while we offer multiple Junior and Senior retreats, space on each retreat is limited so students should be prepared to make a choice prior to the sign-up day at school.  Campus Ministry will do everything possible to allow the student to go on the retreat of their choice.  However, in the event a student’s first choice is not available, they may be assigned to attend his/her second choice.

A medical and permission form is required for all retreats and will be given to the students prior to their retreat and should be signed by the student’s parents.  Please direct any questions regarding the retreats at St. Henry to Bobby Gulla at [email protected] or 859-525-0255 ext. 1824.

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.  

Freshman Retreat

Date:  October 22, 2019
Time:  During the School Day
Location: St. Barbara Sterling Event Center
Lead By: Jesuit Spiritual Center and Campus Ministry

Sophomore Retreat

Date:  February 10, 2020
Time:  During the School Day
Location:  Jesuit Spiritual Center
Lead By: Jesuit Spiritual Center and Campus Ministry

Junior Retreat**

All Junior Retreats are Lead By: Jesuit Spiritual Center Team and Campus Ministry

Retreat 1
Dates:   September 23-24, 2019
Location:  Jesuit Spiritual Center Milford

Retreat 2:
Dates:  February 3-4, 2020
Location: Jesuit Spiritual Center Milford

Retreat 3:
Dates:  March 9-10, 2020
Location:  Jesuit Spiritual Center Milford


Senior Retreat**
Retreat 1:
Dates:  September 16-19, 2019
Location:  St. Anne’s Retreat Center
Leader: Rev. David Ludwig and Campus Ministry
Retreat 2:
Dates:  November 12-15, 2018
Location:  St. Anne’s Retreat Center
Leader: Rev. Andrew Young and Campus Ministry
Please direct any questions regarding the retreats at St. Henry District High School to Bobby Gulla at [email protected] or 859-525-0255 ext. 1824.

**For the safety of our students a roster for the Junior and Senior Retreat will be posted to the Junior and Senior SHDHS Schoology page and posted in front of campus ministry.

**Students will receive a retreat permission slip during a meeting at school and in their class schoology page.  Please verify with your student regarding the needed permission slips.


The Grandparents Masses for the 2018-2019 School Year have changed and will be announced soon.

“Lord, we thank you for the blessing of belonging to the SHDHS family. Whether as students or alumni, faculty or staff, parents or friends, we are one in Christ. Help us to live the calling that comes with this gift; the call to excellence in faith, leadership, academics, arts, and athletics. Help us to be like St. Henry and make a difference in this world by faithfully living the gospel. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.”
“Heavenly Father, we thank you for the example you have given us in St. Henry. Help us to follow his example of deep faith, firm hope and ardent love. May we be like St. Henry, motivated by a great love for you and the Church and faithfully extend your kingdom in the world. Grant us, through his intercession, the grace we ask, for your greater honor and glory. Amen.”
“Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father, we ask You to take our children under Your special care and enclose them in the love of Your sacred heart. Guide and protect them that they may live according to our holy faith, that they may not waver in their confidence in You and may ever remain faithful in Your love. Amen.”
“Heavenly Father, I place my grandchildren in your care. Inspire them to seek your guidance. Help them reject temptation and protect them from all harm. Strengthen and multiply in them the gifts of the Holy Spirit, that they may grow daily in grace and knowledge, and that they may discern their vocation in life. May they remain ever faithful to living the Gospel message. Grant that, by word and example, our homes and schools be solid support for their growth in truth and love. Equip our family and the faculty and staff with every spiritual gift they need. Thank you Lord. I ask this prayer in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.”

Please check back for a detailed Campus Ministry Calendar.