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Community website. It highlights the wide variety of worship, ministry and service opportunities available.
We invite you to learn more about our faith community, and welcome you to celebrate the Eucharist with us.
Fr. Matthew Kuhn
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St. Henry's Mission Statement
We, the members of St. Henry’s Parish of Perham, MN, are a Catholic Faith Community of the Diocese of St. Cloud, guided by the Holy Spirit and the Gospel of Jesus Christ to build God’s kingdom here on Earth.
As disciples of Christ, we commit ourselves to love one another, to pray together, celebrate the sacraments, serve the individual and family needs of all God’s people, carry out Catholic education programs for youth and adults, and attend to the material needs of our parish.
First time users can now enroll on the Ministry Scheduler Pro System to volunteer in any of the scheduled ministries online. Before being scheduled, the enrollment has to be seen and approved by Michael Mettler. He may contact you for clarification. Thank you for your interest in our ministries!
School Expansion Project
One example of a Spiritual Communion from
St. Alphonsus Ligouri:
My Jesus, I believe that Thou art present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love Thee above all things and I desire Thee in my soul. Since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though Thou wert already there, I embrace Thee and unite myself wholly to Thee; permit not that I should ever be separated from Thee. Amen.
Join us in this prayer to St. Roch for all those who are suffering from sicknesses
Prayer to St. Roch
O Blessed, Saint Roch,
Patron of the sick,
Have pity on those
Who lie upon a bed of suffering
Your power was so great
When you were in this world,
That by the sign of the Cross,
Many were healed of their diseases.
Now that you are in heaven,
Your power is not less.
Offer, then, to God
Our sighs and tears
And obtain for us that health we seek
Through Christ our Lord.
For more prayers for the suffering click HERE
Mass for Sunday, July 5th, 2020
COVID-19 Protocols for Holy Mass in our Parishes
24 June 2020, Feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus,
We are so happy to have you back for Holy Mass in person at the Church of the Holy Cross and the Church of Saint Henry! Bishop Kettler has asked us to publish this plan for our liturgies, with the necessary safety procedures that will shape our liturgical actions for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. These regulations are subject to change. The latest updates are always available at and
Please remember that all Catholics in the Diocese of Saint Cloud remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday and Holy Days until further notice. Masses will continue to be available on Lakes 99.5 FM Radio (live 8:00 a.m. Sundays), TV Channel 14 (10:30 a.m. Mondays), and the St. Henry’s Church YouTube channel for your remote participation. If you are feeling ill, are anxious about being in a group in public, or are caring for someone who is ill or high-risk for infection, please remain at home.
Our pews in both churches will be marked off to six-foot distances between families. We are only allowed to admit 250 people per Mass at the present time. Please respect the six-foot social distance, especially as we process forward for Holy Communion, and follow the directions of the ushers.
Please arrive early, as our seating capacity may fill up quickly, especially during the Summer months. Be aware of the other Masses available in our neighboring parishes, at Sacred Heart in Dent, St. Lawrence in Rush Lake, and Sacred Heart in Frazee.
You are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings at liturgies. Bishop Kettler has asked that we receive Holy Communion in the hand at the present time. Our ushers and greeters will be masked, as will all distributors of Holy Communion.
You are encouraged to use the available hand sanitizer before and after Mass. Handwashing with soap and water is also acceptable. All distributors of Holy Communion will sanitize their hands before and after distribution.
Holy Water will be available in individual bottles in the entry of each church. Our fonts in the churches will remain empty at this time.
The sign of peace at Holy Mass will be omitted until further notice.
Music will be very limited at Masses. Instrumentalists and cantors will be distanced from the congregation. Recyclable handouts will be used in place of hymnals.
Altar Servers will not be assisting for Masses at this time. We are still considering how best to involve servers under the current restrictions.
Weekday Masses at St. Henry’s are celebrated at 7:30 a.m. each day, Tuesday to Friday.
Our regular 5:00 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass and Sunday Masses at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. at St. Henry’s will resume on the weekend of May 30th-31st.
The Church of the Holy Cross in Butler celebrates weekday Mass on Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. and Saturday Vigil Mass at 8:00 p.m.
Mass in Spanish is celebrated at St. Henry’s on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Bilingual worship aids are always available near the entry of the church.
We are unable to celebrate Mass at Perham Living Care Center at the present time. In its place, we will offer a special Friday 1:00 p.m. Mass each week for people who are over the age of 60 and those most vulnerable to COVID-19 infection. Greater sanitation and social distancing precautions will be taken for this special Mass. This will be another opportunity for the reception of Holy Communion for those who are participating from home during our Sunday liturgies. Participants are encouraged to bring their own masks, and extra masks will be made available at the parish office. Please note that similar high-precaution Masses are also available at Sacred Heart, Dent at 8:30 a.m. on Mondays, and St. Lawrence, Rush Lake at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.
Weddings and Funeral Masses will have their own special procedures, which will be published in the near future. If you have a wedding planned for 2020, please contact our offices for possible changes.
Sincerely in Christ,
Father Matthew Kuhn
Church of the Holy Cross, Butler
Church of Saint Henry, Perham