• Memorial Day Masses

    Weather permitting, there will be a Memorial Day Mass this Monday May 25 at Holy Cross Cemetery at 11 AM in Velva, and at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Karlsruhe at 7 pm. If it is too rainy or windy, the Masses will be held in the churches. 

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    Go to our Prayers and Links tab for prayers and other helpful links

    Go to our Homilies tab and Click Homilies and Daily Mass Readings for audio of Mass readings and Fr. Peter's homilies

  May 2020  
This Week's Events


Velva, North Dakota


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10:30 AM SUNDAY 5/22 Livestream MASS from St. Cecilia's


If you are searching for the channel in youtube type in "St. Cecilia Church Velva ND" and it should come up.

For the words of the Mass:

Another livestreamed Mass:

7 AM Weekdays, 9 AM Sunday St Mary's Cathedral Fargo

5/10 Letter concerning Fr. Sharpe's new assignment

Public Masses (with restrictions)

5:00 PM Saturday; Sunday 8:30 AM Karlsruhe, 10:30 AM Velva

Daily Mass as scheduled in the bulletin


Dear Parishioners,

Here are two letters concerning Masses for the stage one reopening of our churches. One letter is from the bishop and one is from myself. Please read them. If you have questions or concerns please call or text me at 701 520 2904. All the faithful are still dispensed from the Sunday obligation. Please see the letters for more details.

Fr. Peter Sharpe 

Bishop Folda's Letter: Click Here 

Fr. Sharpe's Letter: Click Here



Pope Francis encourages us to pray the rosary in May. Prayers from Pope Francis that can be added to the end of the Rosary in May:

How to Pray the Rosary


Please click on the Homilies Tab for audio of daily Mass Readings and Fr. Peter's homilies

A special thank you to all who are contributing to the church during this difficult time. 

If you cannot attend Mass, you may also do the following at home: Make the Profession of Faith; Read and reflect on the readings for that day’s Mass; Pray the Our Father

Whether you watch a televised Mass or pray together at home, include this beautiful prayer:

My Jesus, I believe that you are in the Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I long for you in my soul. Since I cannot now receive you Sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though you have already come, I embrace you and unite myself entirely to you; never permit me to be separated from you.




Contact Information  
St. Cecilia Catholic Church
PO Box K
201 2nd Ave. West
Velva, North Dakota 58790
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Phone (701)338-2663
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Office Hours

  • Thurs-Fri 9:30 AM to 12 PM
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