Thank you to our new Bulletin Sponsor of the Week, Scott Van Watermulen Excavating. Please support the businesses who support St. Henry.
Parish Office Closed
The parish office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.
Our Deepest Condolences
Lorraine M. (Sprague) Pearce, age 98 of Perham, MN passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020 at Perham Living. Lorraine was born in Fergus Falls, MN on June 15, 1922. She was the foster daughter of the late Edger and Sarah Sprague of rural Perham.
Lorraine attended school in Fergus falls and rural Perham. On June 25, 1940 she married John L. Pearce at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Perham. Gardening, sewing, cooking and baking were past times that Lorraine enjoyed the most. Along with time spent entertaining family and friends.
Lorraine is survived by her six children; John (Jacque) of Bemidji, MN, Mike (Carol) of McIntosh, MN, Nan Velner of Richfield, MN, Kathy (Charles) Shipp of Richfield, MN, Steve of Perham and Diane (Mike) Schmitz of Perham; eleven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Preceding Lorraine in death are her husband John in 1998 and infant son Darroll in 1947.
A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 2 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Perham, MN.
Our Deepest Condolences
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Larry Wankel, who passed away on June 28th, 2020. To view Larry's obituary, please click here.
Our Deepest Condolences
Barbara Ann Stallman of Mission, Tx passed away on June 24, 2020. She was born in 1928 in Cottonwood, Minnesota.
She was preceded in death by her husband, of 65 years, Edward A Stallman.
She is survived by her 10 children – Nancy (Phil) Krueger, Sr. Barbara Stallman, Joan Piersa, Edward Stallman, Richard (Kim) Stallman, David (Maria) Stallman, Karen (Phil Moulton) Sanders, Donna (Bobby) Barnhill, Thomas (Wilfred) Valle-Stallman, Mary (Steve) Millmann; 22 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren.
Barbara will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 30, 2020, from 5-7 pm at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mission. A chapel service will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 10 am at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mission. Burial will follow at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.
From the Desk of Deacon Randy:
From the Desk of Deacon Randy:
With the Covid-19 pandemic going on this summer, we have decided not to do our Summer Festival fundraiser in August. We have always had it the third weekend in August, and this year it would have been Sunday, August 16th. This is one of our largest fundraisers and community building events for our parish, and it has been a hard decision not to do it. We are still going to have the Summer Raffle since we can do that without breaking any social distancing guidelines. We will be mailing all the raffle tickets out to your homes, along with a letter to everyone letting them know the status of public worship at our parish. Not everyone goes to our website, our Facebook page or parish app to get their information. We might look at possibly doing a parish gathering in October, if things loosen up a little bit. When you receive these raffle tickets, please realize that this is a fundraiser in lieu of the absence of the silent auction, the meal, the cake walk, the deacons’ raffle and other things we use to generate money during the Summer Festival. In the past, the Summer Festival has raised about $20,000 to help run our parish. The parish does appreciate your generosity during this whole time. These are different times, and there is an empty hole in us from not being able to wish each other a sign of peace during Mass, or just even to socialize and gather at a community event. Please remember God is still in control, and we will make it through this. May God bless you and your families.
We are transitioning to a Family Formation model for students in grades PreK through 6th grade! I am very excited about this transition and we will be sending out emails and video messages to keep everyone updated with all of our new and exciting changes coming to St. Henry’s Church this fall! We are still formulating a plan for 7th-12th grade Faith Formation and as we mold the plan into form I will keep you posted on what changes for the older students will look like. Please visit our Religious Education page and click on “Learn More about Family Formation” if you are interested in learning more. Otherwise, keep an eye on your emails as we send out more information.
Lisa Hendrickx, DRE
Looking For an Easy Way to Help Out?
Please consider helping with recording the Mass! Michael sets everything up and gets everything started. All you need to do is turn the camera and maybe zoom in or out. It’s that simple. We are currently recording (not live-streaming) Daily Masses Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 am and the 5:00 pm Mass on Saturday. Contact Michael in the parish office 218-346-7030, if you are interested.
Congratulations & Welcome!
Congratulations & Welcome
daughter of Steven & Lindsay Branby
son of Jordan & Lacey Palubicki
who were baptized at St. Henry
Updates to Availability
Liturgical Ministers, yes, it’s that time already. The next scheduling period will be from September 5th through November 25th. Even though we don’t know what things will look like, I want to prepare as best as I can for every ministry! Please inform me of any dates that you will be unable to serve including the special liturgies. Special liturgies for this schedule include The Feast of St. Cloud, September 7th 9:00 am Mass. All Saints Day - November 1st, and The Dedication of St. Henry’s Parish – November 8th are both on a Sunday, therefore we will not be having a special Mass other than the regular Sunday Mass times for those two solemnities in our parish. Secular events to keep in mind are Labor Day – September 7th, MEA Weekend October 15th-18th, Halloween – October 31st, and Deer Hunting – November 7th-15th. Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation! Any dates of unavailability from anyone are very helpful.
Michael Mettler, Director of Music & Liturgy
Thank you to all of our parishioners who have been
sewing masks and generously donating them to the church. We really appreciate all the time and effort put into making them!
Due to changes in our Daily Mass schedule, we are in need of more volunteers to help us provide a great experience for the people who attend Mass at the church and through our Mass videos. For our Wednesday, 7:30 am Mass, we are looking for Rosary Leaders, Lectors, and Sacristans. For our Friday, 7:30 am Mass, we are looking Lectors and Sacristans. You can be scheduled as much or as little as you would like. If you are interested, please contact Michael at the Parish Office.
Now is the Time!!
If you are thinking about being an accompanist at St. Henry, now is the perfect time to start! There will be less people at Mass to make you nervous! We pay $50 per Mass. Masses included are the Saturday 5:00 pm Mass, Sunday 8:00 am & 10:00 am Masses, and other special liturgies. Michael is willing to help any nerves by 1. Scheduling musicians in the Choir Loft. 2. Getting the music ready as early as you need it. 3. Playing organ while you play piano until you are more comfortable. Contact him at the parish office (218-346-7030), if you are interested.
Living the Promise Grant
St. Henry’s Church is pleased to announce that $1,750 for Catholic Schools, $550 for Religious Ed and $400 for Adult Faith Formation has been received from the Living the Promise funds for Catholic schools and youth or adult faith formation and is facilitated by the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Saint Cloud. The Catholic Foundation is a non-profit organization that acquires, manages, and distributes financial gifts and bequests in service to the Catholic community and parishes of the Diocese of Saint Cloud.
July Volunteer Church Cleaners - Thank You!
Shari Steeke—Ken & Linda Richter
Dick & Kris Huebsch—Jacob & Kaylee Krebs - John & Karla Bell Family
Article from Renee Doll
Have you heard of the vocation: Consecrated Virgin Living in the World? I was unfamiliar with it until several years ago. Since then, I have been learning more and more about this ancient vocation.
So, what is this vocation? Why have many not heard of it? How does one learn more about it?
Consecrated Virginity is one of the oldest recognized forms of consecrated life in the Catholic Church. It is actually as old as apostolic times. Blessed Virgin Mary was actually the first Consecrated Virgin. Women at that time, who had a desire to give their lives totally to Christ, who chose not to marry but live a life of prayer and sacrifice for the Lord, would express their wishes to make a lifelong commitment to religious authority. In those days, these women often lived with their family for safety concerns.
This went on for many years until the start of monasteries and convents. Many women then joined other women with the same purpose in mind. There became less Consecrated Virgins living in the world as were known, but there has always been some. They never died out. Some well known consecrated virgins from the early church include: St. Agnes, St. Agatha, St. Cecilia and St. Lucy.
In 1970, the actual Rite for Consecrated Virgins was renewed, and today, more and more women are interested in joining the age-old “Order of Virgins”. There are around 5,000 Consecrated Virgins living today throughout the world. Consecrated Virginity is not the same as becoming a member of a women’s religious institute.
For more information on this vocation, watch future bulletin articles.
2021 Parish Calendar Sponsors
Would you be interested in sponsoring our 2021 parish
calendars? We are in need of three more donors. It would be a great way to advertise the name of your business or to honor a deceased loved one. A donation of $150.00 to the parish is requested. Please contact the parish office at 218-346-4240, if you are interested.
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!!
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.
From the Principal's Desk-
Congratulations to this week’s calendar raffle winners July 1, Jessica Ruther-$50 and July 3, Donation to St. Henry’s Area School Sponsor-A-Child Program-$100.
I want to take a moment to thank everyone for your support for our annual Fun Fair fundraiser. Your patience and generosity are appreciated tremendously. A full financial breakdown of the event will be available in the next week or so. Thank you to everyone who donated and to those who purchased items as well. I am grateful for the continued support of the school! If you won a prize and haven’t picked it up yet, please call my cell number to arrange for pick up-218-298-1553.
The 11th Annual Heavenly Hackers Golf Tournament will take place on July 26 at 2:00 pm at Perham Lakeside Golf Club. This is a 4-Person Scramble Golf Tournament. Your $50 per person entry fee will get you 9-Holes of golf, cart, eligibility for prizes, and a meal prior to the tournament. This tournament will fill up fast, so register your team(s) soon. To register, call Jason at 218-346-6190 or Deacon Randy at 218-346-4240. If you or your business is interested in becoming a hole sponsor for this fundraiser event, there are two options available. The “Gold” sponsor is a donation of $250 and the “Silver” sponsor is a donation of $125. With this donation, you will get a sponsor sign on one of the holes and the satisfaction that you are supporting St. Henry’s Area School. Again if you have any questions or would like to participate, give Jason a call at 218-346-6190 or Deacon Randy at 218-346-4240.
Mr. Jason Smith, Principal
218-346-6190 or email@example.com
St. Henry’s Area School provides academic excellence while following the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church.
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.
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 218-346-4240.
Olive Wood Crafts from the Holy Land
The coronavirus pandemic has forced thousands of pilgrims to leave the Holy Land. The streets of Bethlehem and Jerusalem are empty for quite some time. The cancellation of pilgrimages having a serious repercussions for many Christian families. In the past, when the Holy Land experienced wartime conditions, some people managed to temporarily find an economic niche outside tourism. However, the pandemic measures have affected all business sectors, including olive wood industry, and everything to shut down. Even we as Holy Land Crafts & Pilgrimage group; are unable to lend them a hand during this difficult time because of the closures here in the U.S. Because our visit to your parish this year is unpredictable, we humbly ask you to visit our website www.holylandcrafts.net and browse through the beautiful hand carved religious items. We value your support through these unprecedented times. May God bless you and keep you safe.
Bishop's Annual Appeal
Thank you to everyone who is supporting diocesan ministries through the Appeal, especially during these trying times. Our prayers are with you as we all work together and open our parishes to the celebration of the Eucharist. As of June 29, the Appeal raised $1,013,905 in gifts and pledges toward the goal $1,300,000. Every dollar raised goes directly to ministries that support our Catholic faith and is not used for any other purpose.
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.
"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.
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.
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 6:30 am-7:30 am each Monday 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.
Please Pray for Those in Need of Healing in Our Parishes
Karen Byer, Joel Carlson, Harriet Daiker, Hudson Hendrickx, Helene Johnson, Oscar Kawlewski, Brandon McDonnell, John Ogroske, Lois Porath, Bob Riestenberg, Lowell Siebels, Anthony Thompson, JoAnn Tingelstad, Gertie Ulschmid, Gerald Wegscheid & Larry Wegscheid
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
Rosary Group Invitation POSTPONED FOR NOW
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.
Holy Father's July Prayer Intention
We pray that today’s families may be accompanied with love, respect and guidance.
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!
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.
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!