Coronavirus

Thank you for visiting our page. This page is a just the beginning for resources that are available to you. We will do our best to keep you updated on the Coronavirus updates from our Parish Office. God Bless.

Mass Times
Weekends: Saturday 5:00 PM (live streamed on Facebook),  Sunday 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM,  Sunday 1:00 PM Mass in Spanish
Daily: Tuesday 6:30 PM,  Wednesday-Friday 8:15 AM (live streamed on Facebook),  Fourth Thursday at the Nursing Home 9:30 AM


5/22/2020
Returning to Public Mass

Public Mass will resume starting on Wednesday, May 27 at 8:15 AM in the worship space following Archdiocesan guidelines.  We will return to our normal daily and weekend Mass times with Wed-Fri and Sat Masses being live streamed. A letter with more details and how Mass will look during this time can be found in your mailboxes in the coming days. If you have any questions about safety and the new protocols, please call the office, we'd be glad to answer them.

Highlights of the letter:
· Masses limited to 1/4 capacity, designated seating marked to allow social distancing
· Communion distributed following Mass
· Dispensation is still in effect, those over 65, high risk or uncomfortable attending are encouraged to stay home and to watch Mass while continue Spiritual Communions
· For everyone’s safety the following will be discontinued:
congregational singing, holding hands, passing of the offertory basket (drop box by holy water font), no precious blood offered, no social gathering in the building, no drinking water fountains  available
· Enter main doors only, hand sanitizer available (please bring your own if you have it), mask wearing encouraged (optional), please use the restrooms at home before attending
· Sanitizing crew ready to clean used surfaces between Masses

Please view the Bishops' letter click here

Please view Father's full letter click here.

 


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Celebrating Mass from Home:
Saturday 4 PM, Tuesday - Friday 9 AM. Live on Facebook, then posted to YouTube.
Church of Saint Henry YouTube recorded Masses
Church of Saint Henry audio of Masses

Saint Michael Catholic Church Masses live streamed
EWTN TV Schedule, includes daily Mass
Relevant Radio program schedule. Mass will be celebrated each day at 1 PM ET on the Relevant Radio app, online and on the Father Rocky Facebook page. 
10 Things you should do until public Masses Return -Source National Catholic Register
4 Ways to invite Jesus into union with your soul. -Mark Mallett
Worship from home resources - OCP
Daily Readings can be found here -USCCB
Receive Holy Communion once during Easter season - Contact the Parish Office 763-295-2402

Resources:
Father Sam Medleys Holy Week Retreat via Youtube at Our Lady of Corpus Christi.
Holy Week Retreat with Bishop Cozzens 
Archdiocese Coronavirus Updates: archspm.org/covid19
Act of Spiritual Communion -Unable to attend Mass? Use this prayer in place of Holy Comm
union
Dr. Edward Sri podcast, The Coronavirus and Missing Sunday Mass offers some insightful information on celebrating Mass within your home.
Great Catholic Content, search Father Mike Schmitz on YouTube
Stations of the Cross - www.catholic.org
Video Stations of the Cross - Ascension Presents with Fr. Mark Toups
Online Giving
This Synod Prayer Journal provides reflection on daily readings and their connection to the Synod through April 4, 2020.
Small group update: please suspend meeting with your small groups for the next two weeks. Program available on Formed.org

For help with things like food, transportation, medication access, mental health care, or services for seniors, visit co.wright.mn.us/948/Resources.

Other Televised Masses:
Article from Our Sunday Visitor: Does TV Mass "count"?
CatholicTV 
Live Mass from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame's campus in South Bend, Indiana.
10:00 AM ET every Sunday   9:30 AM ET Monday-Friday
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Live Mass from St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. 10:15 AM ET every Sunday
Spanish Masses:
CatholicTV
8:00 AM, 5:30 PM, 10:00 PM ET every Sunday
San Fernando Cathedral
Live from San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas. 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM every Sunday

- Prayer Resources -

Liturgy of the Hours
Find morning, daytime, evening and night prayers online.

Pray the Rosary
Pray along with videos for all of the mysteries of the Rosary.

Light a candle online
Light a digital candle and share your prayer intentions from your home.

6/23/20 Thank you Message from Archbishop Hebda 

Pray for COVID-19 Anointing Corps, Patients, Families and Medical Support Teams 

Parishioners across the Archdiocese are invited to prayerfully support those who are suffering most intensely, usually in sterile isolation, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Text archspm-anointing to 55321 or visit eva.us/archspm-anointing to receive a text each time a COVID-19 Anointing Corps Priest is dispatched to give the Last Rites. Upon receipt of the text, those in this ministry commit to take a moment to pray: 

  • One Our Father for the patient who is in danger of death, as they prepare to meet our Heavenly Father face-to-face; 
  • One Hail Mary for the patient’s family and friends, asking the Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Sorrows, to intercede to comfort them; and 
  • One Glory Be in thanksgiving for the priest and for his protection, as well as the medical team attending to the patient. 

For more ways to pray for those affected by COVID-19, visit archspm.org/covid19prayers


4/17/2020 The Archbishop's perspective on not having public Masses. (click to read)

4/12/2020

 

 

3/27/2020 Video From Father Tony VanderLoop

3/26/2020 Archbishops video about the Pope's blessing

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3/25/2020 Archdiocesan Statement regarding Gov. Walz's Stay at Home Order

 

3/24/2020 Wright County Resources
Wright County Resources During COVID-19 Outbreak Wright County Public Health maintains a list of resources to help residents
BUFFALO, MN – To support Wright County residents in this time of need, Wright County Public Health has established several resource listings accessible by the public.
For help with things like food, transportation, medication access, mental health care, or services for seniors, visit co.wright.mn.us/948/Resources. This is a local resource listing that is updated as often as possible. If you cannot find the information you need, text or call the Wright County coronavirus hotline at (763) 682-7607.
The Wright County coronavirus hotline is monitored Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The hotline is for non-emergencies; if you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.
Questions specific to COVID-19, such as those about symptoms or getting tested, should be directed to the Minnesota Department of Health at (651) 201-3920. Questions about community mitigation (i.e. schools, child cares, businesses) should be directed to the State of Minnesota at (651) 297-1304.
Public Health staff are working diligently to identify local resources and continue to update the website as more information becomes available. If anyone is aware of additional resources that are not listed on the website, call or text the hotline.

3/24/2020 Official Medical Supply Drop Site -Church of Saint Henry

We are now a drop site for medical supplies.  Supplies will be sent to local Medical Care Centers. 
Supplies can be dropped of M-F 7 AM-4 PM inside door 2 (by admin office).

 

As I arise today,
may the strength of God pilot me,
the power of God uphold me,
the wisdom of God guide me.
May the eye of God look before me,
the ear of God hear me,
the word of God speak for me.
May the hand of God protect me,
the way of God lie before me,
the shield of God defend me,
the host of God save me.
May Christ shield me today.
Christ with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit,
Christ when I stand,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
Amen  
-- Saint Patrick


 

3/13/2020 Father's letter to parishioners

Dear Parishioners,
As one spiritual family in Christ, we are concerned about the safety of all members of our community during this current pandemic.  There have been many changes in the last few days and even hours that will now affect all of our lives, but we are stronger when we walk our faith journey together.  Even as the way in which we assemble will now be changed. 
In accordance with guidelines and recommendations from the Archdiocese and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), we announce several measures that we have taken about our Masses and our parish activity.  These measures are necessary to protect everyone’s health and slow the rate of transmission so that our health care system is able to function.

Saturday Evening and Sunday Masses

  • Archbishop Bernard Hebda this week announced his decision to dispense all Catholics in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis from their obligation to attend Sunday Mass, until further notice. This is a rare dispensation and a decision he said he did not take lightly. A copy of the Archbishop’s letter is in this Sunday’s bulletin and posted below within this email.
  • If you do decide not to come to Mass, he has guidelines on celebrating the Sabbath as a holy day and options as to how to make a spiritual communion. 
  • We urge you to please stay home if you are sick or have flu-like symptoms.
  • Please wash your hands for 20 seconds before coming to Mass.
  • Please discontinue hand-holding during the Our Father.
  • We will discontinue holy communion from the chalice.  If you have celiac disease and need to receive from the chalice, please see Father Tony before Mass.
  • We will discontinue the Sign of Peace (liturgically, this is optional).
  • The holy water font and stoups have been drained.
  • Sanitizers are now located outside of the doors of the worship space and throughout the building.  Please make sure your children are using them responsibly.
  • We are making specific plans to step up our cleaning efforts around the worship space including the tops of pews and between Masses.

Eucharistic Ministers and Holy Communion on the Tongue

  • Please use hand sanitizer before and after you distribute holy communion.
  • Many have asked about communion on the tongue.  There are many small measures that we and other organizations are taking that add up to a  cumulative effort to slow the spread of the virus.  At this time, because this is a deeply personal issue, we will allow receiving holy communion from the tongue.  The Archbishop has not at this time restricted it.  However, please, for the good of public health, discern well your decision as to whether you will receive on the tongue or in the hand.
  • Eucharistic Ministers who are uncomfortable with distributing on the tongue may excuse themselves from this ministry for this time.

 Parish Activities
 

  • Following the guidelines of the Minnesota Department of Health not to close schools as of today, we will continue faith formation classes and most activities as normal.  However, we are cancelling Wednesday’s guest speaker from Fight the New Drug.  The MDH has stated that experience in other countries and within this country has shown that closing schools has had little effect in stopping the spread of the virus.  We deem the risks associated with schools as low and as similar to our faith formation.
  • Again, we will take extra measures to ensure cleanliness in classrooms before and after their use.
  • As previously stated, the MDH is asking for a cumulative effort to slow the spread of the virus.  These are community mitigation efforts that include measures to create “social distancing”.  Out of concern for everyone’s health, this will result in cancellation of certain future events at our parish.  These will be communicated in the future to those affected. 

Please join the Archbishop and me in praying for the sick and dying, for those caring for them, for all health care workers and for those working to minimize the impact of this virus.  Let us also remain calm as we look out for all of our brothers and sisters around us and remain courageous as we face the challenging days ahead.


Yours in Christ,
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Father Tony VanderLoop
Pastor

 

3/12/2020 A letter from Archbishop Hebda to parishes