Justice & Peace

If you want peace, work for justice.
--Pope Paul VI

"To empower members of the St. Henry community to realize their faith
through actively working to improve the spiritual and physical well-being of others in need; and
To foster parish involvement in activities which further the causes of justice and peace
in our community and beyond, as the Gospel calls us to do."

"...Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me."
Matthew 25:40

Monthly Meeting - Third Thursday at 6:00 pm.
In Parish Library

Creating a world where immigrants, refugees, migrants, and people on the move are treated with dignity, respect, welcome and belonging.
USCCB, Migration and Refugee Services Vision Statement

• Make an effort to get to know members of your parish community who may be migrants
• Make an effort to understand and welcome new cultures. This can be done individually or through international dinners, common social events, and multicultural forums.
• Volunteer with Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Services

For more information on how you can help refugees in the Gresham area click here

ZARAPHATH Ministries Soup Kitchen

Zaraphath Ministries has helped feed low-income families and the homeless for more than 20 years. This is a ministry supported by multiple faiths and denominations in Gresham, Oregon.

A FREE hot lunch is served Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

All who come are welcome - no qualifications necessary.

More than 40,000 meals are served each year.

Served at 507 W. Powell Blvd. - Gresham, Oregon

Contact 503-667-2692 or 503-665-9129 to volunteer!

The Widow of Zarephath

Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying "Go now to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and live there; for I have commanded a widow there to feed you."

...As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of meal in a jar, and a little oil in a jug...

Elijah said to her, "Do not be afraid; go and do as you have said; but first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterwards make something for yourself and your son."

The jar of meal was not emptied, neither did the jug of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord that he spoke by Elijah.

- I Kings 17:8-16

Dinner For Eight

A parish program giving parishioners the opportunity to come together, have dinner, socialize and build community in a home setting. Each couple helps in the preparation of the meal. Call the parish for details.


A parish program dedicated to strengthening the faith of our parishioners.

What is the "New Evangelization?" Click here