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Robert (Bobby) Gulla
Campus Minister
BA in Theology
Phone: 859.525.0255, ext 1824
Email: rgulla@shdhs.org

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
  • First Friday 7:15 AM Mass
  • Confession every Wednesday during Homeroom
  • 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”.

The retreat program is an awesome and 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 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.

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 students parents. Please direct any questions regarding the retreats at SHDHS to Bobby Gulla at rgulla@shdhs.org or 859.525.0255 ext. 1824.

Class / Description Date and Time
Freshman Retreat
“Crusading” for Christ
October 19, 2016 / School Day
Sophomore Retreat
Made for More
March 29, 2016 / School Day
Junior Overnight
A Journey with Christ
September 19-20, 2016
January 10-11, 2017
Feb 21-22, 2017
Senior Retreat October 3-6, 2016
November 14-17, 2016

For the safety of our students a roster for the Junior and Senior Retreat will be emailed to each student’s SHDHS account and posted in front of campus ministry.

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

Purpose

The purpose of the Service Pillar and its requirements is to encourage and assist the students to live out their Catholic faith.  This purpose is founded in the words from the First Letter of John which states, “Children, let us love not in word or speech, but in deed and truth (1Jn 3:18).”  The aim of the Service Pillar is to create an awareness of the needs of others and to develop more compassionate human beings who are able to respond to these needs.  In order to achieve these goals, SHDHS will encourage students to volunteer in an environment that will develop their awareness of social responsibilities.

Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 5 service hours each quarter, for a total of 20 or more service hours each year.

Announcement about upcoming activities are made throughout the year, and posts are made on the Service Bulletin Board (100 hallway) and in the Student portal of our website. Students may also search UGIVE.org or NKYHELPS.org for service opportunities. All students are strongly encouraged to engage in a wide variety of service experiences.

 

Twice a year, SHDHS invites all grandparents to celebrate a special Mass with their grandchildren. These Masses are typically held:

  • Tuesday before Thanksgiving
  • Ash Wednesday

Please see the calendar for this year’s dates and times.

“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.”

The Leadership Cross, symbolizing Christ among us, is given to a selected member of every varsity sport, academic team, club, and activity. This student is asked to be responsible for bringing the Leadership Cross to every gathering for their organization. In doing so, the members of each organization will hopefully realize that they have the support of the entire faith community of St. Henry District High School.

These Leadership Crosses were blessed and distributed at an all-school mass at the beginning of the year.

Following is a list of the students and activities that received crosses:

2015 – 2016
ACADEMIC TEAM Nick Cummings
ACADEMIC WORLD QUEST Cole Oldfield
ART CLUB Morgan Hegge
BAND Kat Nix
BASEBALL Joe Kroger
BASKETBALL (B) Adam Goetz
BASKETBALL (G) Marlena Kellam
BOWLING TEAM (B) Robert Rebitski
BOWLING TEAM (G) Caitlyn Sutter
CHAMBER CHOIR Andrea Sayer
CHEERLEADERS Payton Welch
C.I.A. Teresa Urban
CREATIVE WRITING CLUB Marissa Gabbard
CROSS COUNTRY (B) Justin Bowman
CROSS COUNTRY (G) Kendall Emerson
CRUBOTICS Anthony Mapes
CRUSADERS FOR LIFE Kayla Riegler
DIVING Dallas Corsmeier
EDUCATION CLUB Annie Deis
Fashion Cru Maddie Vujnovich
GOLF (B) Brian Duggan
GOLF (G) Liz Beimesch
HEALTHCARE CAREERS CLUB Abbey Epplen
JPII CRU Hannah Bockweg
LATIN CLUB Ben Schulte
MOCK TRIAL Matthew Schutte
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Abby Ziegelmeyer
PEP CLUB Zoe Heimbrock
PLANETEERS Sam Lanyi
S.A.D.D. / S.A.S.S Shania Young
SOCCER (B) Andrew Bier
SOCCER (G) Rachel Samotis
SOFTBALL Joanna Rebitski
SPANISH CLUB Layne Machcinski
SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY Dani Noll
STUDENT AMBASSADORS Mackenzie Kathman
STUDENT COUNCIL Sarah Esselman
SENIOR CLASS PRESIDENT Nora Danahy
JUNIOR CLASS PRESIDENT Nick Grayson
SOPHOMORE CLASS PRESIDENT Phil Bruni
FRESHMEN CLASS PRESIDENT Tim Maschni
SWIMMING (B) Mark Dvornak
SWIMMING (G) Abby Ziegelmeyer
TECH OLYMPICS Dillon Hansen
TENNIS (B) Joseph  Lalley
TENNIS (G) Audrey North
TRACK (B) Josh Hannon
TRACK (G) Holly Blades
VOLLEYBALL Kassidy Schreiber
YEARBOOK Jillian Fields
2014 – 2015
ACADEMIC TEAM Chris Hill
ART CLUB Eddie Justice
ASTRONOMY CLUB Dillon Hansen
BAND Tyler Cahill
BASEBALL Lars Meiman
BASKETBALL (B) Connor Kunstek
BASKETBALL (G) Savannah Neace
BOWLING TEAM (B) Michael Binkowski
BOWLING TEAM (G) Ashleigh Noble
CHAMBER CHOIR Casey Nolan
CHEERLEADERS Molly Bluat
C.I.A. Brad Whittle
CREATIVE WRITING CLUB Devon Loos
CROSS COUNTRY (B) Zach Koenig
CROSS COUNTRY (G) Sam Hentz
CRUBOTICS Thomas McGrath
CRUSADERS FOR LIFE Shelbi Ryan
DIVING Sam Fugate
EDUCATION CLUB Teresa Urban
GOLF (B) Luke Tobergte
GOLF (G) Connor McGinnis
HEALTH CARE CAREERS CLUB Sarah Krugel
JUNIOR WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL Jacob Wells
LATIN CLUB Katie Maxwell
MOCK TRIAL Ashleigh Cleary
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Stephanie Bolin
NORTHERN KENTUCKY YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD Jenna Fugate
PEP CLUB Connor McGinnis
PHILANTHROPIC Connor Kunstek
PLANETEERS Abby Messmer
S.A.D.D. Nick Croyle
ST. MARIA GORETTI SOCIETY Hannah Bockweg
SOCCER (B) Nathan Myers
SOCCER (G) Jenna Fugate
SOFTBALL Jordan Kramer
SPANISH CLUB Gail Marcos
SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY Kendyll Kraus
SPEECH TEAM McKenzie Miller
STUDENT AMBASSADORS Shelbi Ryan
STUDENT COUNCIL Sam Fugate
SENIOR CLASS VICE PRESIDENT Mallory Folley
JUNIOR CLASS PRESIDENT Sarah Esselman
SOPHOMORE CLASS PRESIDENT Nick Grayson
FRESHMEN CLASS PRESIDENT Philip Bruni
SWIMMING (B) Calvin Neltner
SWIMMING (G) Emily Mauntel
TENNIS (B) Logan Eddy
TENNIS (G) Gail Marcos
TRACK (B) Nathan Freihofer
TRACK (G) Taylor Matsko
VOLLEYBALL Ashleigh Noble
2013 – 2014
ACADEMIC TEAM Erin Suttles
ART CLUB Cassie Sallee
BAND Lizzie Kasselman
BASEBALL Tod Kroger
BASKETBALL (B) Lou Cantrall
BASKETBALL (G) Jordan Miller
BOWLING TEAM (B) Jake Ryan
BOWLING TEAM (G) Amanda Greenwood
CHAMBER CHOIR Trisha Marks
CHEERLEADERS Sarah Goetz
C.I.A. Jenna Dorr
CREATIVE WRITING CLUB Tina Whitley
CROSS COUNTRY (B) Lance Hunter
CROSS COUNTRY (G) Taylor Connett
CRUBOTICS Zach Klocke
CRUSADERS FOR LIFE Hannah Stambough
DIVING Taylor Spiering
EDUCATION CLUB Jenny Packard
FBLA Kathy Munzer
GOLF (B) Fritz Beimesch
GOLF (G) Maddie Kreidler
HEALTH CARE CAREERS CLUB Tim Koester
JUNIOR WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL Joe Mettey
LATIN CLUB Ryan Puckett
MOCK TRIAL Molly Williamson
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Sarah Bier
PEP CLUB Gretchen Meiman
PLANETEERS Tony LaCorte
S.A.D.D. Heidi Kimmich
ST. MARIA GORETTI SOCIETY Annie Roch
STUDENTS AGAINST CRUELTY TO ANIMALS Lauren Teegarden
SOCCER (B) Drew Esselman
SOCCER (G) Hayley Leedom
SOFTBALL Emily Specht
SPANISH CLUB Dominic Bruni
SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY Sarah Goetz
STUDENT AMBASSADORS Austin Vest
STUDENT COUNCIL Kelsey Humpert
SENIOR CLASS VICE PRESIDENT Jake Plummer
JUNIOR CLASS PRESIDENT Sam Fugate
SOPHOMORE CLASS PRESIDENT Sarah Esselman
FRESHMEN CLASS PRESIDENT David Poat
SWIMMING (B) Ryan Nix
SWIMMING (G) Mariah Hiatt
TENNIS (B) Daniel Schultz
TENNIS (G) Kelsey Humpert
TRACK (B) Cory Eibel
TRACK (G) Lauren Cahill
VOLLEYBALL Corie Flood
2012 – 2013
ACADEMIC TEAM Joe Mettey
ART CLUB Natalie Spicker
BAND Matt Spencer
BASEBALL Alex Conradi
BASKETBALL (B) Michael Best
BASKETBALL (G) Sierra Harlan
BOWLING TEAM (B) Logan Krey
BOWLING TEAM (G) Kelsey Mueller
CHAMBER CHOIR Abbey Scherrer
CHEERLEADERS McKenzie Overwein
C.I.A. David Hellmann
CREATIVE WRITING CLUB Amy Wurzbacher
CROSS COUNTRY (B) Kyle McMahon
CROSS COUNTRY (G) Syndey Pitts
CRUBOTICS Zach Klocke
CRUSADERS FOR LIFE Meredith Brungs
EDUCATION CLUB Alexis Bates
FBLA Melissa Hall
GOLF (B) Luke Tobergte
GOLF (G) Katelyn Beatrice
JUNIOR WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL Caitlyn Neuhaus
LATIN CLUB Emily Kappes
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Emily Yocom
PEP CLUB Peter Markgraf
PLANETEERS Ben Scheben
S.A.D.D. Katie Scheben
ST. MARIA GORETTI SOCIETY Annie Roch
STUDENTS AGAINST CRUELTY TO ANIMALS Lauren Teegarden
SOCCER (B) Gerry Otto
SOCCER (G) Sammy Maxwell
SOFTBALL Jaime Maley
SPANISH CLUB Sydney Voss
SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY Dillon Staub
STUDENT AMBASSADORS Morgan Potts
STUDENT COUNCIL Josie Plummer
SENIOR CLASS VICE PRESIDENT Daniel Wolfer
JUNIOR CLASS PRESIDENT Tod Kroger
SOPHOMORE CLASS PRESIDENT Sam Fugate
FRESHMEN CLASS PRESIDENT Sarah Esselman
SWIMMING (B) Matt Martin
SWIMMING (G) Cayla Kunstek
TENNIS (B) Kevin Keller
TENNIS (G) Rachel Berling
TRACK (B) Austin Eibel
TRACK (G) Meghan Burke
VOLLEYBALL Katie Leese
YEARBOOK Tina Whitley