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St. Henry's Faith Formation

Sat., May 20th:  First Holy Communion practice (second grade only)  2:00PM

Sun., May 21st:  First Holy Communion 10:00AM Mass

Caleb Carrlson, Faith Formation Director

218-457-0987 or

Let us rejoice with Angelyn Coronado, Audrey Bell, Ava Marsh, Cayson Babler, Chase Schmitz, Cristian Moreno Hanson, Gabriella Arevalo, Graham Berube, Hannah Schmitz, Henri LaFond, Henry Mettler, Jocelyn Arevalo, Kailee Johnson, Kenzley Schmelz, Lylah Palubicki, McCoy Nagel, McKenna Nelson, Molly Riepe, Noah Reyes, Parker Hemmelgarn, Sawyer Wells, Theodore Kalina, Tristan Guck, Valentina Mora as they receive Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time this Sunday. Congratulations!

This Bread that we share is the Body of Christ,

This Cup of Blessing is the Blood of Christ.

Exciting News!

Holy Cross, St. Henry’s,

St. Lawrence & Sacred Heart

Northern Cross ACC has selected Universal Church Directories to help us with our new church directory. Universal is widely known for top quality directories and photography. Our dates for photography will be July 11th-15th and September 12th-23rd. Before we start scheduling, we need volunteers (2 from each parish) to help with the sign-up process for our families. Please contact: Dawn Swanz at 218-639-8647 this week to volunteer to be a part of this project. More info on how to sign up in person or online will be coming soon!

Totus Tuus will be offered at St. Henry on June 11-16. This is a five day program for children and young adults to be able learn about and grow in their faith. Please contact the parish office if interested, so we know what to expect for attendance. The morning elementary session (students going into 1st-6th grade) will be held from 9:00AM-2:00PM, and the senior high session (students going into 7th-12th grade) will be held from 7:30PM-10:00PM.  Please bring a sack lunch for the morning session.  Cost is $15.00 per child.

St. Henry’s Summer Festival Raffle

This year we are planning an all cash raffle for our Summer Festival. We are asking you, our parish family, to prayerfully consider a cash donation to our raffle. Please contact Fr. Tom at 218-298-0585 or  by June 6th if you are able to donate a cash prize and wish to be listed on the raffle ticket. Then you can put your donation in the collection in an envelope marked “Summer Festival Raffle”. Thank you for your generous support of our parish.

Would you be interested in chairing or co-chairing our Summer Festival?  The chair/co-chair would be responsible for overseeing the  various groups for the festival.  Guidance will be provided.  If you would be able to help with this, please call the parish office at 218-346-4240.

Perham Living is requesting drivers for Meals on Wheels—both substitutes and regular. If you can help, please call Karen Mitchell at 218-347-1558—ask for Karen.

To celebrate our NCACC graduates, the Catholic Daughters are sponsoring the Baccalaureate Mass at St. Henry on Saturday, May 20th at the 5pm Mass. Refreshments will be served in the Narthex.

The Northern Cross ACC Parishes

wish to extend deepest sympathy to

 family and friends of

Arthur Kempenich

who passed away recently.

May Arthur know eternal peace

and joy in heaven and may God grant
comfort to his family and friends.

Mark Your Calendars!

St. Henry’s Pie & Ice Cream Social will be held Thursday, June 15th from 5:00PM—7:00PM in St. Henry’s School Gym/Fellowship Hall! BBQs, veggies, chips, pie and ice cream will be available.  This is part of Perham Turtle Fest, which is a community wide event.  Please invite your friends and family!!  Our Committee will be providing the pies, but we know there are talented and experienced pie makers in our parish family, and we would gladly accept your homemade masterpieces, as well.


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:

Tuesday from 2-3pm                  

Tuesday from 4-5pm

Tuesday from 10-11pm               

Wednesday from 3-4pm

Thursday 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 laundry soap and dryer sheets.  For more information, see the website at or call Teresa Elkin 218-298-1274 or Cecile Guck 218-298-4386. 


Congratulations to our Calendar Raffle winner this week.  5-19-23-Teresa Ternus-$100.

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winner this year, Bella Schultz. 

The last day of school for St. Henry’s Area School this year is Thursday, May 25th.  Our 6th grade graduation Mass will be that evening at 7PM at St. Henry’s.  You are welcome to join us. 

The following items are things that the MNSAA Onsite Team found that didn’t meet the standards of the Minnesota Non-Public School Accrediting Association.  These items will be worked on, fixed, attended to, so that we continue to meet their standards.  Some items will be added to our long-range strategic plan, some items will be fixed immediately, and others will be worked on over the summer to be instituted by the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year.  Overall, the onsite team was very pleased with our school, and commended us on meeting and exceeding many of the MNSAA standards.


Þ The team recommends creating a written policy for the review of the mission statement.

Þ The team recommends that assessment results be shared with all stakeholders, not just staff and families, and that the results be used to more effectively guide curriculum decisions.

Þ The team recommends that we create a written procedure for identifying students with academic needs.

Þ The team recommends that we create a tardiness policy.

Þ The team recommends that we update the crisis management plan to reflect the new building, and that we consider changing the pick-up procedure at the end of the day.

Þ The team recommends that we consider updating development strategies for the future.

Þ The team recommends that we modify our strategic plan to include more measurable actions steps and to share that plan in a better way with our stakeholders.  The team also recommends that the action steps be equally distributed to include more stakeholders in the process.

If you would like to see the entire report, please swing by the school office.


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!

Children’s “Little Liturgy” and Music Time

Come join the fun—engage with your child during music exploration and simple, fundamental religious education. This is intended to be a “mommy and me” religion enrichment time—a time to sing, dance, and learn alongside your child in a fun and casual “circle time” manner.

Ages: suitable for all young children, especially engaging to children ages 1-4 (infants and older children welcome to join!)

Where: St. Henry’s basement

When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, beginning Oct 5th

Time: 8:30-9:00am, before Children’s Adoration Hour **Parent/adult asked to be in attendance with their child(ren) **No fee —Text/Call Karlee Werner if planning to attend 218-849-6415

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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