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Please note the change in Mass schedule for next week: Mass will be at 7:00PM instead of 8:30AM at St. Lawrence on Wed., Nov. 22 and No Mass at St. Lawrence, St. Henry, or Perham Living on Fri., Nov. 24. All Parish offices will be closed, and there will be no Adoration on Thurs., Nov 23 and Fri., Nov 24. Bulletin requests must be received by noon Tues., Nov. 21 because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving Mass Schedule:

Wed., Nov. 22:   2:00PM Perham Living

                           5:15PM Holy Cross, Butler

                           7:00PM St. Lawrence, Rush Lake

Thurs., Nov. 23:  8:30AM Sacred Heart, Dent

                           8:45AM St. Henry, Perham

All parish families are invited and encouraged to celebrate Thanksgiving by participating at the Holy Mass. The very word Eucharist means “thanksgiving.” At these Masses we will accept non-perishable food items or monetary donations at offertory. The collections will be given to the local Food Shelves. 

Faith Formation Classes run from 6:30PM-7:30PM every Wednesday. All grades will meet every Wednesday, with a parents night available every first Wednesday of the month.  The meal of years past has been discontinued, so please plan accordingly.  If your child has not previously participated in Faith Formation, or if you are new to the parish, please call Caleb to register. 

Wed, Nov. 22nd:  No Class (Thanksgiving)

Wed, Nov. 29th:  6:30-7:30PM:  Class

Wed, Dec. 6th:  6:30-7:30PM:  Class (Parent Night)

Wed, Dec. 13th:  No Class (School Program)

You can see the full Faith Formation schedule here.

Caleb Carrlson, Faith Formation Director

218-457-0987 or


On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23rd, there will be a Thanksgiving Dinner served from 11:00AM-1:00PM at St. Henry’s Area School Gym. Free-will proceeds go to the school. Call 218-298-1061 or email by Nov. 15th to RSVP.

Help is needed with seasonal decorating at St. Henry, such as Easter and Christmas.  If you can help, please let the Parish Office know.

If you are interested in singing for the 4pm Christmas Eve Mass, please contact Gina at the parish office. Practices for Christmas Eve will be held at 6:30pm in the choir loft on:

Thursday, December 7th

Tuesday, December 12th

Thursday, December 21st


On Christmas Eve (December 24th), we will be meeting at 3:00pm.  Carols start at 3:30pm.

The 2024 Marriage Prep Course will be held at St. Henry on January 28th, 2024 from 8:00AM-4:00PM. The fee is $175.00 per couple. For more information or to register, please contact St. Henry’s Parish Office.


When school is cancelled, there will be no Masses or adoration at any of the four NCACC parishes.  If school is two hours late, all morning Masses and Adoration will be cancelled, but evening Masses may take place, if weather permits. Please watch for updates on our parish app for Tuesday evening Adoration weather-related cancellations.

After all Masses on December 2nd & 3rd the Mission Circle will be selling hand and machine embroidered dish towels, Christmas items, neck pillows, doll dresses, dish cloths, table runners and many other items.  Items make perfect Christmas or birthday gifts for your loved ones.  Come!  Check it out!

If you are pregnant or newly postpartum, get registered for Matres in Servitio Mariae! We would like to add you to our prayer list and provide the newly postpartum women of NCACC with postpartum “freezer” meals and a small new baby care kit! Questions? Want to volunteer to make meals or donate new/gently used baby items? Contact Krystal Vareberg.


We are looking for people to commit to spending a
scheduled hour a week with Jesus in the Blessed
Sacrament at Adoration at St. Henry. The hours we could really use a guardian are:

Monday from 3-4pm

Tuesday from 2-3pm

Tuesday from 6-7pm                  

Wednesday from 2-3pm


Please prayerfully consider giving Jesus an hour of your week in Adoration. If you would be interested in taking a time slot, please call the parish office at 218-346-4240.


Dorothy Day House:  Help the homeless in our area by supporting the Dorothy Day House men's shelter in Moorhead, MN. They are currently in need of the following items:  Ziploc bags (gallon and sandwich); bath towels, winter hats, gloves and scarves; deodorant, men's underwear, plain white t-shirts, socks (these clothing items preferred to be new); disposable razors; sleeping bags; blankets and hygiene products. They are especially in need of warm hats, gloves, mittens and socks.  For more information, see the website at or call Teresa Elkin at
218-298-1274 or Cecile Guck at 218-298-4386. 


Congratulations to our Calendar Raffle winner this week.  11-24-23-Caleb Carrlson-$100

St. Henry’s Area Preschool is in search of a long-term substitute paraprofessional for the months of January and February.  This position is on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:00AM-3:30PM.  Would you like to earn a little extra money and help out the preschool?  If interested, please contact Missy Mickelson or Jason at 218-346-6190 for an application.


Mr. Jason Smith, Principal

218-346-6190 or

Prayer Chain

To add a name to our prayer chain and/or prayer corner (must be a family member or have permission from the individual), or if you would like to be added as a pray-er, contact Ardith at 218-346-5345 or


Text App to 88202

to download our parish app!

Search for

“Northern Cross Area Catholic Community”

Prayer Intentions

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.

Weekly Bulletin Email List

If you would like to have the bulletin emailed to you each week, please let us know by giving us a call at 218-346-4240 or by email at

What is

If you haven’t checked it out yet, now is the perfect time! is a subscription-based website that our parish gifts to our parishioners. It contains a wealth of Catholic resources including MOVIES about saints, our faith and more, downloadable E-BOOKS, video-based study PROGRAMS to grow in your faith alone or with family or friends, AUDIOS to listen to, as well as KIDS programming! It is available on the web, via app on your mobile device and through Roku, AppleTV and more. Because it is subscription-based, you will need to sign up for an account to access it. Once you create an account, you simply log in to access the content. Go to and click on ‘Sign Up’ and then ‘Sign up as a parishioner’. Enter ‘Perham’ in the search box and click on St. Henry. You will need a valid email address you have access to in order to sign up and to sign in. This is a great gift to help you learn more and grow in your faith, please take advantage!

Come join the fun and engage with your child during music exploration and simple religious education. This is intended to be a religion enrichment time for mom and child suitable for young children, ages 1-5.  It will take place at St. Henry’s basement on Wednesday, December 13 from 8:30-9:00am, before Children’s Adoration Hour. **Parent/adult must be in attendance with their child(ren) **No fee —Please Text/Call Karlee Werner if planning to attend 218-849-6415. Group text will be set up to notify you regarding any schedule changes.

Attention Piano/Guitar Players!

We need your help to help fill in some spots for the three Masses at our church. We would love to have you share your talents with
piano, organ and guitar. A stipend of $50 is given to accompanists.  Contact Ann or Gina.

A Message From a 100.3 FM Listener

A listener to our local Catholic radio station recently described the station as a “lifeline” and the radio programming as providing “so much good information about our faith from good sources.  It gives me strength and hope, and it does the same for so many others who I listen to when they call in to the programs that take live callers.” If you haven’t yet discovered 100.3 FM, tune in to the programming which runs 24/7. If you are already a listener, encourage your friends and family to share in this resource for personal faith enrichment and tool for evangelization.

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