Mass Schedule

6:30 pm Tuesday
8:30 am Wednesday-Friday
9:30 am Fourth Thursday - Nursing Home

5:00 pm Saturday
8:30 am Sunday
10:30 am Sunday

1:00 pm Sunday. Mass in Spanish

Tuesday 5:45 pm
Friday 7:45 am
Saturday 3:45-4:30 pm

Father-TonyWelcome to St. Henry's Catholic Church in Monticello, MN

We are a Eucharistic Body of believers sent forth by the Holy Spirit on a shared journey of faith. We invite everyone to join together in worship and ministry to become active disciples of Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church.

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Newcomers: We are located at 1001 East 7th Street. St. Henry’s Catholic Church is a thriving parish. We are having new member registration on the Fourth Sunday at 11:30 AM. Please call Pat at 763.295.2408 for an appointment. Being registered means participating in the life of the community by coming to Mass weekly, and contributing your gifts of time, talent and treasure.

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Saint Henry’s welcomes the community of Monticello and surrounding areas to join us for two days of fun and fellowship. We kick off the first day on the evening of Saturday, September 20th from 7:00 -11:00 pm with the live band Outside Recess. This well-known band has a tremendous following and promises to rock the house with hits from the 70’ and 80’s. The best part is that the concert is free for the whole family to get in. We always try to give back to the community so we are inviting everyone to bring a non-perishable food item(s) which we will give to the Monticello Help Center. While you are enjoying the concert Saint Henry’s be sure to visit our concession stands serving beer and refreshments, food, popcorn and stuff for the kids too. If rock music is not your bag, we are running a Texas Hold’em Tournament in the church social hall that starts at 7:00 pm.

Sunday the 21st  our celebration continues with our traditional fall festival festivities. Sunday kicks off at 11:30 am with a turkey dinner, bingo games, kids games, 50/50 Raffle, Country Store loaded with goodies and much more. Of course we got to have the music so we invited the Meire Grove Band to keep the good times flowing. If you’re looking for a family friendly environment with some good entertainment then make a point to come and join the party. We’d love see you there!  If you have any questions you can call the church office at (763) 295-2402. We are located at 1001 East 7th Street in Monticello – just west of the Home Depot.

More Details can be found on our Fall Festival website page or our FB page.


September 7, 2014
Our finalized and signed lease body and amendments are available for download. Please see the links on the left hand side of this page.

Dear Reverend Fathers and Deacons,

This morning, we are planning to announce that Archbishop Nienstedt has appointed Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge Timothy J. O’Malley to the new position of Director of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Tim begins his new role at the archdiocese on September 15.

We are excited to have him on board. Tim has a strong background of leadership and public service in local, state and federal law enforcement, including previously serving as Superintendent of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and prior to that as an FBI agent. He currently serves as the Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings. I have attached the media release we will be sending out.

Tim will be responsible for ensuring archdiocesan compliance with the USCCB‘s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (the Charter) and related state and federal law. This new office will encompass the Office for the Protection of Children and Youth, the Promoter of Ministerial Standards program, and the Office of Victim Advocacy and Assistance. Bringing all safe environment and ministerial standards programs under one office will address reporting, record-keeping and communication issues identified by the task force and will help bring all work into alignment with recognized best practices.

I invite everyone to pray for Tim and for each other as we continue the good work of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Charles V. Lachowitzer

Dear parishioners and extended community,

The following postings are the proposed lease arrangement for the lease of part of our building space to Holy Spirit Academy that we have sent to the Archbishop for permission to cast his and the Vicar General’s vote by proxy in the affirmative. If we receive permission, Holy Spirit Academy, a private classical education high school taught through the lens of the Catholic faith, will begin classes here in the fall. The lease mentions a use addendum that will describe in greater detail, some of the working rules and arrangements necessary to best accommodate both the church and the school. As arrangements are made, they will be made known to all involved. Thank you and please pray for the success of this endeavor!

Father Tony VanderLoop
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HSA Lease to Archdiocese 2nd Half 5-28-2014,
HSA Lease to Archdiocese Addendums 5-28-2014,

Local Merchant Highlight
The GIFT/Scrip team would like to highlight one of our local merchants who gives generous support to the scrip program. Did you know that we have a talented, artistic parishioner who donates 15% to the scrip youth ministry program? Keri Cruser of Saint Ludmilla’s Joy creates beautiful jewelry and gifts that express her faith and love for our Lord. One of her creations would be a wonderful gift idea for First Communion or Confirmation. There is a photo book to view at the GIFT/scrip table featuring some of her items. You can also visit her website at to view her products or contact her with questions. The GIFT/scrip table offers gift cards for her shop in $10 and $25 denominations. What a wonderful way to support a local merchant and Saint Henry’s Youth!

We Will Pray
Did you know that we have a Prayer Chain here at Saint Henry’s? Because of confidentiality, we use only first names and the age of the person we pray for. If you have a need for prayers regarding a health issue, call Carrie at 763.295.3191. We will activate the chain and we will all be praying for your need.

Final Report by the Task Force

Dear Friends in Christ,

After nearly six months of intensive and very thorough work, the Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards Task Force has submitted its Report and Recommendations to the archdiocese.

Please see the full Report and Recommendations of the Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards Task Force which was posted on our website a few minutes ago and the link is being sent to media now.

Please also see the attached statement from the Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards Task Force, the statement from the archdiocese’s Vicar for Ministerial Standards, Fr. Reginald Whitt, O.P., and the news release from archdiocese.

Archbishop John Nienstedt, the auxiliary bishops and I, along with all archdiocesan leadership, offer our gratitude to the Task Force for their important work aimed at protecting children from clergy sexual abuse.

Please read the Report and Recommendations when you are able. It speaks very clearly for itself about areas needing improvement in order to establish and maintain safe environments in ministry in this local Church. I will send out additional information in response to specific inquiries about the report, as needed.

As we begin a week like no other, we know all too well that the Cross of Good Friday has cast its shadow across all our lives. Through the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, a greater love has defeated the power of all sin and every form of death, every grief and all sorrow. As disciples, united by the Holy Spirit in faith and prayer, let us enter the Sacred Triduum most deeply and with profound need for God’s grace.

Sincerely in Christ,
Father Charles V. Lachowitzer

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The “Spirit on 7th Street” is a publication designed to communicate a variety of messages, focusing on news worthy information, efforts and events at St. Henry’s and our surrounding community. The newsletter will be distributed at least quarterly. It will be mailed out and available for down load on this web site.