August 25 - Cast Out Into the Deep - Youth Concert featuring Aly Aleigha Band
August 26 & 27 - Fun Fest
Click on the Fun Fest tab above or click here to visit the Fun Fest page for more info.
Click here to view the 2017 Program of Events!
The festival is fast approaching! The St. Henry’s Festival (FunFest) evokes numerous memories and senses. The smell of food being prepared outdoors, children’s laughter while playing games, or a smiling face when handed a famous Toby Twist balloon creation. It could be laughter over a hot dog, or winning a 50 / 50 Raffle round. Maybe, it’s just sitting and tapping your toes to the live music. No one can forget selecting a special treat from the The Sweet Shop and Country Market, playing Bingo, keeping up with your bid at the Silent Auction, or buying last minute Grand Raffle tickets. It just all adds up to great family fun and fellowship!
Mass schedule changes:
Saturday 4 PM (Bilingual Mass)
Sunday 8:30 (no change)
10:30 (Polka Mass)
1 PM (cancelled)
Saturday Evening—Mexican Fiesta Dinner
Sunday Morning—All You Can Eat Waffle Breakfast with Dad’s Belgium Waffles
Items to Donate to the Festival:
Homemade Pies—Pie and Ice Cream Social
Baked Goods—Sweet Shoppe
Baked Cakes—Cake Walk
New or Gently used Toys—Kid Games
Filled Bottles, Liter Pop Bottles, Bubbles for Blowing, Etc—Bottle Blast
Silent Auction Theme Baskets
Donation drop off rooms will be designed 1 week prior to festival. Grand Raffle tickets are now available in the Gathering Space. Please volunteer your time and talents to our festival booths. Watch for sign up sheets in Gathering Space (shifts range from 1 to 2 hours).
Parish Festival Steering Committee
Tuesday 6:30 pm
Wednesday-Friday 8:30 am
Fourth Thursday - Nursing Home 9:30 am
Saturday 5:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am 10:30 am
Sunday 1:00 pm Mass in Spanish
Tuesday 5:15 pm
Friday 7:45 am
Saturday 3:45 - 4:45 pm
Sundays from 6:00 pm - Friday 11:59 pm
Formed is now available as an app for Apple products. Search Formed in the app store.
Each month Formed.org releases new material. This month we the announce the following:
In the News
Thank you for Saving Change for the Diocese of Kitui!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Kitui Living Water Program! So far, we have collected $5,182.64. This is outstanding! Your support makes it possible for our Archdiocese and the Diocese of Kitui to work together in partnership to address the desperate need in Kitui to preserve scarce rainwater. The people of Kitui provided manpower and know-how to construct five immense earthen dams and erect sixty 10,000-liter water tanks to capture the rainwater when it comes, while our archdiocese provided financial assistance through parishes’ and Catholic schools’ participation in the Easter “Living Water” catechetical program.
In response to the U.S. Bishops’ A Call to Solidarity with Africa, the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis entered into a Solidarity Partnership with the Catholic Diocese of Kitui, Kenya, in 2004. Kitui is located in a semi-arid area in the eastern province of Kenya 100 miles east of Nairobi, with a population of about one million people, including over 240,000 baptized Catholics and approximately 430 mission churches. The goals of the partnership are Building Relationships, Sharing Resources and Strengthening Faith.
Many relationships are built through delegation visits from both Minnesota to Kitui and as well as Kitui to Minnesota. Over the years, there have been eight such delegation exchanges, which provide opportunities to experience each other’s culture, witness each other’s hardships, and celebrate each other’s joys.
Both sides accompany and strengthen one another in our respective faith journeys through an ongoing exchange of prayers with specific shared intentions. Both sides pray for one another, recognizing our mutual dependence on God’s love.
To learn more about the Kitui Partnership, google and/or youtube “Kitui and St. Paul/Minneapolis Diocesan Partnership.” Once again, thank you so much!
‘17-18 Budget ............................................. $930,000
Jul ‘17 – Jul '17 .................................. $75,2120
“All for the Glory of God” Mortgage Update
Balance prior to campaign: $5,124,017.00
Balance as of July 20, 2017 $3,120,452.36
Campaign payments applied to loan (7/30/17) $2,500.00
Amortized principal payment (8/4/2017) $9,354.64
Balance August 4, 2017 ............................... $3,108,597.72
Total pledged to date $1,028,867
Total received and applied to mortgage $913,976.80
Building Maintenance Fund
Balance 7/30/2017 ............................................. $4,817.70
Our Parish as a School of Prayer
Fr. Tony publishes his prayers lessons. Viewable under the Publications tab and by clicking on School of Prayer or here for a direct link.http://www.sthenrycatholic.info/School-of-Prayer
What is the difference between your body and your soul?
Your body stays of Earth when you die. Your soul goes to Heaven when you die. -Boy 10
Your soul is what makes you you. Your body is the outside of your soul. -Boy 11
Soul is like a spirit, body is something on earth. -Girl 10
Body is the outside and the soul is the inside part that goes to Heaven. -Boy 8
Your soul goes up to Heaven or if your bad you go down to Hell. -Girl 9
My soul is kinda like a ghostly soul. My body is like my skin. -Boy 9
Your body can be harmed physically but your soul is more harmed by sins. -Girl 12
Your soul goes up to Heaven and your body stays on the Earth. -Girl 6
Soul is your love. Girl 6
* The above are responses of our parish's youth.
We are excited to announce the release of our new parish app!
Free to download from:
Google Play store. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.weconnect.sthenry1
- Father Tony VanderLoop, Pastor
- Deacon Mike Medley, Deacon / Adult Faith Formation
- Dan Dupay, Business Administrator
- Lani Brouwer, Bookkeeper
- Susan Holmes, Administrative Assistant
- Sue Kunkel, Administrative Assistant & Faith Formation
- Jessica Soden, Director of Faith Formation for Elementary & Pre-School
- Jenna Leighton, Director of Youth Formation and Ministry
- Sr. Carrie Link, RCIA Director & Spiritual Director
- Grace Janssen, Director of Music
- Alejandra Chavez, Hispanic Ministry Coordinator
- Ken Stoick, Custodian
- Jerry Lindenfelser, Groundskeeper
Friday 9:00 am-Noon
*Office is closed from 1:00-1:30 pm for lunch break
YouTube: St. Henry's Catholic Church
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