Thank you to our new Bulletin Sponsor of the Week, Kit Masters. Please support the businesses that support St. Henry's. You can find them at their website here.
German Supper Has Been Rescheduled
Due to the pending winter storm, the German Supper that was to take place this Saturday night has been rescheduled for NEXT Saturday, January 25th. If you purchased a pre-sale ticket, those will still be valid. Thank you!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, Jan. 25th for a German Style Supper from 5:00pm-7:00pm at St. Henry’s to help students fundraise for Steubenville. The Cost of the meal is: Ages 12 and up = $10.00, children ages 5-12 = $5.00 and children under 5 are free. Come enjoy a great meal and support the youth going to Steubenville. *You can purchase your tickets in advance at the parish office to save $2.00 on adult tickets (ages 12 and up).
The Community of Saint Henry
welcomes our new members
& Krystal Ramirez
May they grow closer to God through
their experiences here.
Dr. John Joseph McLeod Jr., formerly of Grand Forks, ND, passed into eternal life Jan. 4th, 2020 at his home on Little McDonald Lake near Dent, MN surrounded by his family.
He was born in Campia, WI on Dec. 7th, 1924, to John and Marie Forrest McLeod. He attended grade and high schools in Birchwood, WI, graduating from Birchwood HS in 1942. He attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison, completing his pre-med requirements. He then matriculated at Marquette University School of Medicine, Milwaukee, WI, graduating in 1947 with a degree of Doctor of Medicine. From 1948-1950 he was associated with the Crosgriff Clinic in Olivia, MN.
In 1950, Dr. McLeod went active duty in the United States Navy for service in the Korean War and served overseas for two years. In 1952 he joined the Naval Reserve and began an orthopedic residency at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Following residency, he joined the Grand Forks Clinic in the practice of orthopedic surgery. In 1966, he, along with his associate Dr. Ben Clayburgh, founded The Orthopedic Clinic, PC where he continued the practice of orthopedics until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy, the Mid-America Orthopedic Association, and Mindaman Orthopedic Society.
Dr. McLeod was united in marriage to Patricia Livermore at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Fairmont, MN on Sept. 24, 1955. They were blessed with six children. Dr. and Mrs. McLeod resided in Grand Forks, ND until 1998, when they moved to their retirement home near Dent, MN.
Dr. McLeod was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Mercedes Gunderson. He is survived by and dearly loved by his wife Patricia, his children John McLeod III (Deanna) of Grand Forks, ND, Jeanne Hoversten (Scott) of Woodbury, MN, Maura McLeod of Vadnais Heights, MN, Thomas McLeod (Bonnie) of Rochester, MN, Ann Gravelle (Steve) of Greensburg, PA, Cathy Tandon (Rajeev) of Roseville, MN; his grandchildren Laura Fox (James), Jake McLeod, Dillon McLeod (Erin), Erin Barber (Miles), Kelsey Jenson (David), Patrick Hoversten (Kate), Sean and Brian Gravelle, Priya and Blessie Tandon; great-grandchildren Daniel and Jesse Fox, Liam Jenson, Eleanor Hoversten.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. with a prayer service at 9:00 a.m. at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Perham, MN followed by a Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be donated to the donor’s charitable choice.
The Church of Saint Henry, Perham, wishes to inform the public of the upcoming wedding of Eugene Schermerhorn, son of Allen & Elaine Schermerhorn and Mary Dertinger, daughter of John & Eileen Hendrickx, to be held at the Church of St. Henry on February 14th, 2020.
Inquiries may be directed to Father Matthew or Deacon Randy at the Parish Office.
Knights Meeting Postponed
The Knights of Columbus meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 21st, at 7:00 pm in the St. JPII Conference Room.
Holy Family Council Meeting
The Holy Family Council of Catholic United Financial will be having their January meeting on Monday, January 20th, at 6:00 pm in St. Henry's Church basement. This was rescheduled from January 13th due to the mission at Holy Cross in Butler.
Presentation on Brain Health by Dr. Ronald Burd
Like most chronic conditions, the easiest way to manage dementia is to never develop it in the first place. While there are no magic solutions or cures for dementia, there are risk reduction strategies and some preventions.
Please join us on Tuesday, January 21st beginning at 7:00 pm at St. Henry's Church to learn:
• What you can do to reduce your risk of developing dementia
• What you need to know, monitor, and keep track of
• What questions to ask your doctor, and what your doctor needs to know from you
• What to do if you, or someone you know, is having issues
About the Presenter: Dr. Ronald Burd is a long-time specialist in psychiatry, now providing full-time psychiatric care to adult patients at the Perham Health Clinic. Dr. Burd completed his psychiatric residency and internship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Burd’s work is the diagnosis and biologic treatment of adult psychiatric illness, including ADHD, anxiety, bipolar, depression, dementia, schizophrenia and substance use disorders. He is also interested in health promotion including sleep, diet, exercise, and mindfulness.
Upcoming Baptism Class
Requirements for having your child baptized at the Church of St. Henry are: registration at St. Henry (or another parish) and attendance at a pre-baptism class. Parents are encouraged to take the class before their child is born. This class is normally offered every two months. A class will be offered on Saturday, February 15th from 9:00 am-12:00 pm in the St. JPII Conference Room. If you want your child baptized but have never attended the required class, please register through the Parish Office at 346-4240. Please note, this class is only required if this is your first child and you have not attended one previously. Pre-registration for the class is required.
Catholic Daughters Court St. Rita #409, Perham is inviting youth grades 4-12 to enter the 2020 National Education Contest. Adult CDA members may also participate. The local deadline for submitting an entry is January 31, 2020. Forms will be given to St. Henry's school and CCD students of the NCACC parishes. Entry forms are also available at St. Henry's church office or by contacting Leanne Stoll 218-758-3050.
Our Deepest Condolences
David Holzer, age 47, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Saturday, December 28th, at Essentia Health Hospital in Fosston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 3rd, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fosston with Father Dave Super presiding. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Fosston. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, January 2nd. There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Friday. All visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fosston. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be shared at www.carlinfuneral.com.
David “Dave” Eugene Holzer was born March 20, 1972 in Perham, Minnesota to parents Joseph and Sherryl (Jezewski) Holzer. Dave was baptized in the Catholic faith in St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Perham. He attended St. Henry’s Catholic School through the sixth grade and graduated from Perham High School in 1990. He continued his education at Moorhead Technical College in Moorhead, Minnesota, graduating with a degree in Air Conditioner and Refrigeration. After college, he worked in his field of study for two years.
Following in his brother’s footsteps, he began to work with ABT (Advanced Business Telephone) in Fargo, North Dakota. He worked there for three years before being hired by Garden Valley Technologies, where he has been working for the past 21 years. He served as Union President of Garden Valley and Paul Bunyan Telephone since 2009. He was proud to be the President of Local 7272 and did all he could to serve and represent the members. After his regular work day, Dave would help do seasonal work on the Landsverk farm, enjoying the change of pace and the friendships that grew so very deep.
On June 14, 1997 he married Valarie Stanislawski, and they celebrated 22 years of marriage. Their lives were completely blessed when they became a family of three, welcoming home their handsome baby boy Darien through the gift of adoption on March 12, 2010.
Dave loved spending time with his wife and son, which you could tell by the sparkle in his eyes. He loved nothing better than sharing every moment he could with his family, taking them on family vacations and going with them to cheer on the Minnesota Vikings! He loved sharing his passion for the Vikes with Darien, and there was always plenty of football talk going on. Dave and Darien spent much of their time talking about and playing all kinds of sports, and it shows in the love Darien now has for sports.
Dave was an all-around nice guy, with a smile and a laugh that was contagious. You knew he was in the room by his boisterous sound of life! He was an avid outdoorsman, golfer, hunter, fisherman, and snowmobiler, activities that he loved to do together with his family and friends. He enjoyed sharing his stories and experiences, as he recently shared with his nephew Maguire, laughing about the fun times he had in the mountains snowmobiling.
The spirit of his joyful, loving life will continue on through his wife Valarie and son Darien; his parents Joe and Sherryl; his brother Steve and fiance Michelle and family; his nephew Jeremy and wife Jessica, and great-nephew and great-niece Knox and Dakota; his niece Taylor and fiancé Kirk Spilde; his father- and mother-in-law John and Connie Stanislawski; his brother-in-law Tim and sister-in-law Jill Stanislawski; his nephew Maguire and niece Macie; his brother-in-law John Stanislawski and girlfriend Brittany Moulds; and his only living grandparent, Grandma J.
Greeting him into the arms of love on the staircase of Heaven are his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
We are looking for someone who would be willing to deliver Eucharist to the nursing home on Mondays. Please call the parish office at 218-346-4240, if you can help.
Dates of Availability
Liturgical Ministers, if you have not already done so, please submit the dates that you are unavailable. The upcoming schedule is from February 26th through May 21st. Please also let me know if you are available for the below special liturgies. Thank you!
Ash Wednesday, February 26th, 11:00 am
Ash Wednesday, February 26th, 7:00 pm
Confirmation, March 8th, 2:00 pm
Holy Thursday, April 9th, 8:00 pm
Good Friday, April 10th, 12:15 pm
Tenebrae, April 10th, 8:00 pm
Easter Vigil, April 11th, Evening Mass
Easter Sunday, April 12th, 8:00 am & 10:00 am
Michael Mettler, Director of Music & Liturgy
218-346-7030 or email@example.com
Free Comet Theatre Movie
On Monday, January 20, at 1:00 pm, at the Comet Theatre, the movie showing will be “Dolittle” rated PG. The movie is free for UCB Summit Card members; others pay $6.00. Pop and popcorn included.
Sensory Friendly Movie - Dolittle
On Saturday, January 25th at 1:00 pm, Empowering Kids will host a sensory friendly movie at the Comet Theater in Perham. Dolittle will play with a few adaptations geared towards those with sensory challenges. The volume will be turned down and the lights will be a little brighter. Most importantly, there is a “no hush” policy. We don’t encourage talking, but we understand that there may be questions throughout the film. The cost is $6/person and is open to individuals and families. Noise reducing headphones, weighted blankets, and fidgets will be available to check out.
The mission of Empowering Kids is to empower children, families, and the community by providing support and resources to those with autism or social challenges. To learn more about Empowering Kids programming for individuals ages 2 to adult, call 218-346-2322 or go to www.empoweringkidsperham.org.
2020 Marriage Prep Course Weekend
The Marriage Prep Course weekend will be held here at St. Henry’s on March 13th & 14th. The fee is $175.00 per couple. For more information or to register, please contact the Parish Office or go to the Diocesan website.
NCACC Logo Contest
Each of the four parishes in our newly formed NCACC (Northern Cross Area Catholic Community) of St. Lawrence, Sacred Heart, Holy Cross, and St. Henry’s are asking for your help to create a logo to be used as recognition of the Northern Cross Area Catholic Community. This contest is open to all parish members of any age. You may submit your entry on white paper (size 8 X 11) to Lisa Hendrickx at the parish office by January 31st, 2020. There will be a prize for the best entry in our Parish.
Feel free to talk with your ACC Planning Council representative if you have any questions.
These members are: Tim Graff, Jason Smith, Mary Schumacher, Jerry Guck, Jack Werner, Brenda Aschnewitz, Dawn Swanz, Jason Schik, John Kratzke, Kenny Moenkedick, Sandi Carrlson, and Michele Hofland
Thank you for those who have donated the real Christmas trees over the years. The community has really appreciated it. But, with fire codes and the convenience of good looking artificial trees, the decorating committee has decided to move to purchasing three large artificial trees. The estimated cost will be in the $2,500.00 range. If you would like to donate to this project, please put your donation in an envelope marked “Trees” and put it in the collection.
A Widow's Walk
A Widow's Walk is an informal group for Catholic Widows. Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of the month at 5:00 pm for dinner and fellowship. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Char Holzer at firstname.lastname@example.org or the parish office at email@example.com. Next month, on February 13th, they will be dining at Big Pine Lodge. Please RSVP to Char or the parish office.
In the Narthex, by the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue, is a prayer intention box. Each month, as a Healing Heart Ministry group, we will pray for your intentions that are placed in the box.
Religious Education: We are in desperate need of a 3rd grade teacher for Religious Education. You could potentially have 2 young women helping in your class if you would be willing to facilitate instruction and activities. I have the curriculum and some fun activities planned, just seeking an available adult in our parish to help teach these young children about our beautiful Catholic Faith. It would be every Wednesday from 3:15-4:30 until the end of April. If you are interested please let Lisa Hendrickx know.
Steubenville: Students need to register for Steubenville beforeFebruary 1st. You can register online at our parish website under the Religious Education tab, click on Youth Ministry. Students can also sign up to start fundraising by clicking on the link on the youth ministry webpage. You can also grab a registration form in the brown kiosk in information alley.
Lisa Hendrickx, DRE
From the Principal's Desk-
Congratulations to this week’s calendar raffle winner, January 15, Elsie Schultz $50 and January 17, Jessica Ruther.
It is that time of year again when we begin planning for the Fun Fair. This wonderful fundraiser will be taking place at the PACC on Sunday, March 15th from 11-3:30. In order to get started, we are asking for donations. We need donations to the Raffle Ticket, Silent/Live Auction, or simply donations to offset expenses. If you are interested in helping out this fundraiser, don’t hesitate to call St. Henry's Area School at 346-6190. All donations are welcome. Proceeds from this fundraiser are taken off parish assessments, so by assisting the school, you are also assisting your parish.
Catholic United Financial is holding their Catholic Schools’ Raffle again. This is a $5.00 raffle that gives you a chance to win a new Buick Encore or $20,000 cash, plus many other prizes. The raffle proceeds come straight to the school. If you would like some tickets, seek out a St. Henry's Area School student or stop in at the school. The students have been urged to sell tickets after Mass, so look for them after Mass in the church entrances.
Thank you for supporting St. Henry’s Area School.
Mr. Jason Smith, Principal
218-346-6190 or firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Henry’s Area School provides academic excellence while following the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church.
"And He Took Flesh" Book
A book "...and He took flesh" is for sale with a collection of OND (Our Northland Diocese) articles written by Fr. Don Braukmann for the Crookston Diocese Catholic Publication. This is the third of his writings. The book is for sale for $15.00. Anyone interested, contact his sister Janice Braukmann Huwe at 218-385-3703. Also available at St. Henry's Church and Designs by Tess in New York Mills. All proceeds will go to Saint Gianna’s Maternity Home in Minto, North Dakota.
Bishop's Annual Appeal
The Bishop’s Annual Appeal proudly supports respect-for-life efforts in the diocese. Your generosity helps make this possible. To donate, visit www.stcdio.org/annualappeal or mail to: Bishop’s Annual Appeal, PO Box 1538, St. Cloud, MN 56302.
Healing Hearts Ministry
· Are you going through a difficult time?
· Are you struggling with a personal issue?
· We will pray, listen and care for you in a non-judgmental way.
· Everything is strictly confidential.
For more information, please contact Mary Schumacher 218-298-1569, Judy Christopherson 218-298-0797 or Pamela Hyde 616-915-2909.
Parents, there is an app for children. Bead by Bead Rosary app! Developed for kids, the Bead by Bead Rosary app for iPad and iPhone allows children to pray along, bead by bead. Each virtual bead includes a corresponding prayer and an illustration. The selected bead remains highlighted, allowing children to easily track the prayers. English and Spanish versions available from iTunes at CATmag.us/2m8d3Rj
Online & Text Giving
We have announced that we’re now offering Online & Text Giving. If you manage your bills online, we’re sure you’ll like giving to your church online. It’s safe and secure, and you decide exactly when your gift is made and where it goes. Online giving lets you set up a recurring pledge or a one-time gift to our offertory and special collections, so you’ll be able to give the way you want-even if you’ve forgotten your envelope. Please visit www.parishfaith.com or text 218-207-0336 to get started with these convenient giving options.
January Monthly Church Cleaning Group - Thank you!
Mary Dertinger - Alex & Missy Mickelson - Dawn Boyne
Darrin & Jill Swanson - Nick & Katie Murdock Famil
Divine Mercy Chaplet
You are invited to join us for the Divine Mercy Chaplet every Monday from 5:30 pm-6:00 pm in St. Henry’s Church. If you have any questions, please call Ardith at 346-5345.
Men's Bible Study
All men of the parish are invited to join us to study Bible Timeline by Jeff Cavins. We gather from 6:45 am - 8:00 am each Friday in the St. JPII Conference Room.
Fair Trade Coffee
Available at the Parish Office for $12/lb. Help small, isolated family farmers in remote locations escape poverty. Varieties include medium, dark, and French roast.
We're pleased to announce the availability of FORMED, an online service for accessing thousands of Catholic videos, audios and e-books On Demand anytime, anywhere! As a member, you will have access to entertaining movies, inspiring audio talks, informative bible studies, and much more. We are providing this resource free of charge to help our members learn and grow in their faith.
You will also be able to easily access any featured content the we are promoting within our community from time to time. So please join us.
Also, once you have signed up, don’t forget to download the free iOS or Android app to put FORMED at your fingertips.
We hope you will enjoy this incredible gift and please spread the word to others.
To sign up for FREE, just visit us here: https://sthenrysperham.formed.org. Use parish code J4MBPP.
Please Pray for Those in Need of Healing in Our Parishes
Carol Beaupre, Joel Carlson, Harriet Daiker, Renee Doll, Hudson Hendrickx, Helene Johnson, Margaret Kasowski, Oscar Kawlewski, Jackie Lachowitzer, Jeff Maddock, Brandon McDonnell, John Ogroske, Lois Porath, Bob Riestenberg, Lowell Siebels, Bob Sim, JoAnn Tingelstad & Larry Wankel
Please Pray for Our Military Personnel
Martin Ara, Nick Burr, Jesus Guajardo, Ed Guck, Greg Hirschey, Sandra (Silbernagel) Lagnese, Tanner Neyens, Luke Potts, Zoe Potts, Jason Richter, Tanya Robison, Tommy Robison, Steven Sundberg and Tyler Van Watermulen
Have You Tried Online & Text Giving Yet?!
We now have two additional ways of giving financially! Online Giving and Text Giving. Click hereto learn more!!
Rosary Group Invitation
Please join us for the rosary the first and third Wednesday of every month at 8:00 am in St. Henry’s Church basement.
If you have any questions, please call Ardith at 346-5345.
Parish Unity Prayer
We ask for your blessing upon our parish
and Saint Henry’s Area School.
Please deepen our love for you,
and guide our decisions
as we seek to improve our church and school
for your service.
We come before you in humility
to seek your Divine Will in all things.
Send your Holy Spirit upon us
to be our advocate and guide.
We ask this through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
If you would like to meet with Fr. Matt regarding a living memorial gift or other type of bequest, please feel free to contact him through the parish office. Thank you for your generosity!
Holy Father's January Prayer Intention
We pray that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote peace and justice in the world.
Eyeglass & Hearing Aid Collection Box
The Lions Club has a collection box available to donate your used eyeglasses, hearing aids and sunglasses. The box can be found in Information Alley.
Central Market's We Care Program
Don’t forget to have your receipts from Central Market stamped with the “We Care” logo! We receive 0.5% of the total receipts, so every receipt counts! We have a collection tub in the Narthex you can put them in, or you are welcome to drop them off at the Parish Office. Thanks!
St. Martha's Meal Ministry
The St. Martha’s Meal ministry at St. Henry’s was created to help people in need of an occasional meal or meals supplied for a short time. These are individuals and/or families that have had surgeries, illnesses, diseases, births, deaths, crisis etc. in the family. Sometimes we just don’t want to or can’t make a meal during these tough times. A meal can be provided as little as once a week to multiple times depending on the circumstances. The meals are provided by the members and friends of the parish. If you are in need of this ministry know someone who could possibly use it or if you would like to provide meals to others, please contact Cheryl Prososki 758-2343, Renee Doll 346-7944 or the Parish Office 346-4240.