St. Henry's R.C. Parish

in the Archdiocese of Regina

Served since 1906 by

Missionary Oblates

of Mary Immaculate


729 Main Street, P.O. Box 100, Melville, SK S0A 2P0

Phone: 306-728-5702

Email: parish@sthenry.ca

Website: www.sthenry.ca

Social media: facebook.com/sthenrymelville

Parish Office Hours:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Pentecost

"Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” - John 20:21-22

As of May 31, 2020, weekday and weekend Eucharistic Celebrations may expand to include up to 10 people (including the priest and others providing ministry) following Archdiocesan directives.

Also, our Parish Office will now be open on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m to 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This means, the church will be open and available for private prayer during these times.

Please respect the Law of a maximum 10 people in one room. If you see 10 people in the church, please wait until someone leaves before entering.

Please follow proper social distancing and sanitizing protocols when entering or leaving the church.

If you have any symptoms of illness, please do not attend at the church.

We appreciate your patience and understanding, and pray that we will soon be able to gather in greater numbers to celebrate the Eucharist together as a parish family.

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Schedule

Tuesday

    • Mass - 9:00 a.m.
    • Private Prayer - 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday

    • Mass - 9:00 a.m.
    • Private Prayer - 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday

    • Mass - 9:00 p.m.
    • Private Prayer - 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday

    • Mass - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday

    • Mass - 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Sunday

    • Mass - 8:30 a.m.*, 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

*We will continue to Livestream Mass on Facebook on Sundays at 8:30am. We encourage those of you who can join us online to do so to allow others who do not have access to the technology to attend in person.

parish update on the coronavirus problem: A Letter to Parishioners

May 5, 2020

Dear Members of St. Henry’s Parish,

Thank you for being a part of our parish family. We are so grateful for you, and all that you bring to our parish community.

As you know, we’ve had to make a lot of changes to keep our whole parish family safe, cared for, and protected. At the direction of the Archbishop, we currently are not holding public masses, however, Father Andrew does say a private mass every Sunday ‘for all Parishioners’. Also, the church is OPEN for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and private prayer during regular Mass times: TUES. WED. THURS. 9-9:30 AM; FRI. 7-7:30 PM; SAT. 7-8 PM; and SUN. 10-11 AM. You are welcome to come and pray during those times. Please respect the present law of a ‘maximum of 10 people in one room’. If you arrive, and see 10 persons in the Church, please wait until someone leaves before entering.

We encourage those of you who have access to the internet to visit our website www.sthenry.ca or Facebook Page www.facebook.com/sthenrymelville for weekly updates, messages and music from Fr. Andrew and company.

In an effort to minimize the financial impact of this pandemic on our parish, our two main employees (Arlene and Gerard) volunteered to be temporarily laid off, and we are exploring, under the direction of the Archdiocese, the possibility of a federal grant that may be available for charities.

We have been without weekend masses for 6 weekends to date, and the decline in revenues has been dramatic. Over the last 6 weeks, the donations received by our parish have totaled $8,790.00. A year ago, these same 6 weekends had $22,638.00 in collections. That’s a shortfall of $13,848.00 in just 6 weeks.

Like many organizations, our church heavily relies on the financial support of our members in order to maintain our building, employ staff and provide spiritual guidance and services. We genuinely thank those of you who have already made donations to our parish during these difficult times and strongly encourage your continued support.

If you are able and willing, donations to St. Henry’s Parish are being accepted in three ways:

  1. MAIL your cheque/donation to St. Henry’s Parish, Box 100, Melville, Sk. S0A 2P0
  2. DROP OFF your donation to the Church Office ONLY on TUESDAYS 8:30-11:30 AM.
  3. CALL for your donation/envelope to be picked up from your home. Any one listed below will be happy to come and pick up your donation:

Father Andrew 306-607-9463

Denis Emond 306-728-2447

Brian Hicke 306-728-5948

David Hudy 306-728-5525

May God’s blessing be upon you,

Grant Miller, Parish Council Chair

Brian Hicke, Finance Chair

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PARISH DIRECTORY

Pastor: Fr. Andrzej Sowa, OMI "Fr. Andrew"

Rectory (after hours) ...................................... 306-728-2305

Fr. Cell .............................................................. 306-607-9463

Deacon: Dave Hudy ....................................... 306-728-5525

Secretary:

Arlene Osicki ................................................... 306-728-5702

Pastoral Assistant/ Liturgy:

Office ............................................................... 306-728-5702

Caretaker: Gerard Osicki ............................... 306-728-5702

Youth Ministry/ Children's Liturgy:

Sayward Kohlenberg ..................................... 306-730-8754

Altar Servers:

Tom Durham and Elmer Beutel.................... 306-728-5702

Catholic Womens League:

Elaine Hornung .............................................. 306-794-2068

Parish Finance Council:

Brian Hicke ...................................................... 306-728-5948

Knights of Columbus:

Robin Kapitoler ............................................... 306-728-3037

Music Ministry: ............................................. 306-728-5702

Parish Pastoral Council Chair:

Grant Miller ..................................................... 306-728-5050

Parish Centre Inquiries: .............................. 306-728-5702

Rosary Sodality:

Marian Terlesky .............................................. 306-728-3079

Sick & Shut-Ins Care: .................................... 306-728-5702

Social Justice:

Yvette and Elmer Beutel ................................ 306-730-9934

IT Consultant:

SaaSTech Servers ........................................ 1-800-987-3709