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The Church of St. Henry’s

Annual Summer Festival

Sunday, August 15th

Beginning with 10:00 am Mass


St. Henry’s Church Summer Festival is our annual fundraiser for our parish.  Thanks to the time, work, and generosity of our parishioners, the Summer Festival has been very successful over the years. The following are suggestions for donations and are greatly appreciated.  Items may be brought to the Parish Office.

We are looking for donations of new or nearly new larger items for our Online Silent Auction, such as, but not limited to:

· Gift Certificates and Cash

· Dinners

· Red Hawks Tickets

· Pontoon Rides

· Vikings Tickets

· Trips

· Weekend at the Lake

· Gopher Tickets

· Guided Hunting or Fishing Trip

· Bar-B-Que Grill

· Vehicles

· Sporting goods


We ask that all items be donated by Wednesday, August 4th.


Our Online Silent Auction will be held on Sunday, August 8th, beginning at 8:00 am and will go until 2:00 pm on Sunday, August 15th.  This online auction will take place alongside the Summer Festival activities.  Some items will be available in the narthex to view, but the majority of items will only be available for viewing and bidding online at:

“Whitey says we’re gonna need a lot of cakes for the cake walk again this year!”

We are in need of bars and cakes for the Cake Walk for the Summer Festival next weekend.

If your last name begins with A-L:  Please bring cakes

If your last name begins with M-Z:  Please bring bars (if possible, please cut them before bringing)

Drop your baked goods off on Saturday, August 14th in the church basement. Thank you!

“Award Winning!” Smoked BBQ Ribs are BACK!!

We are again selling Greasy Little Pigs’ Smoked BBQ Ribs for $20.00 per rack!  This is a fundraiser for the general operations of the parish.  You can pick up your orders after the Masses the weekend of August 14th & 15th in the Narthex.  Order forms can be found in both the Narthex and the Parish Office.

St. Henry’s Cemetery – Help Needed

Several of our Military Markers have sunk into the ground and are in need of raising. Looking for a few good workers to help go around the cemetery and raise these markers. Please contact Joe Berns at 218-457-0344.

Children’s Choir

We are looking into the possibility of doing a children's choir. Please contact Michael at 218-346-7030 or if you or your child are interested.

Thanks to your generosity, St. Henry’s collected

$4,522.57 for Fr. Ernest’s mission last weekend!

Children’s Adoration Hour

There will be an adoration hour from 9:00 am-10:00 am Wednesdays specifically for families with children. During this hour, there will be no pressure to make sure your children are silent – as there will be many other young children. There are no planned activities for this hour; just come and spend some time with Jesus without being stressed. We will have the Mass bags out for this hour, and we encourage you to bring quiet activities for children to do or books for them to look through, so you can hopefully get some good prayer time with Jesus. A priest will be available for confessions during this time every Wednesday. *You are still welcome to bring your little ones to Adoration at any time throughout the week!

But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me,
and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Matthew 19:14

Extraordinary Ministers Needed

Now is the time to become an Extraordinary Minister! We are putting together a list to send to the Diocese for approval. Please contact us soon if you would like to be an Extraordinary Minister.

Country Store—Summer Festival            

Looking ahead!  Do you have produce from your garden you would be willing to donate to our country store?  We are looking for fresh produce and homemade canned goods.  Please bring your items to the parish office.

St. Lawrence Church Parish Festival

All are welcome to join St. Lawrence Parish for Mass and a delicious dinner, as well as some great family fun.  The 34th Annual Summer Polka Outdoor Mass will begin at 10:30 am Sunday, August 1st.  There will be a picnic style lunch of grilled hot dogs/brats, baked beans, potato salad, chips and lemonade/coffee served from 11:30 am—1:30 pm.  There will also be a raffle, silent auction, bingo, children’s games, cake walk, ice cream, beer, pop and refreshments!  Music provided by Cathy Erickson Band.

Sacred Heart (Dent) Church Bazaar

The Sacred Heart Church Bazaar will be held on Sunday, August 8th, beginning with 10:00 am Mass. There will be a Chicken & Meatball Dinner from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm, with a raffle drawing at 3:00 pm. Silent Auction, Country Store, Bingo, Games, Cake Walk & Refreshments.  JOIN THE FUN!

A Widow’s Walk

A Widow's Walk is an informal group for Catholic Widows and will begin meeting again in August.  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 218-298-0646/ or Judy Christopherson at 218-298-0797/

Gala of Light School Fundraiser 

• Save the Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021 

• Raffles and Live Auction throughout the evening. 

• Looking for cash donations, bottles of homemade wine & home brews, and donations for raffles.

• Tickets are available in St. Henry’s Church office now! 

Please contact Steph Vickmark for donations at 218-346-6056.

Altar Server Appreciation

The Knights of Columbus will be hosting an Altar Server Appreciation on August 23rd at 6:00 pm at the Perham Pizza Ranch. All Altar Servers in our Northern Cross Area Catholic Community are invited. Please contact our Treasurer, Michael Mettler, at 218-346-7030 or to RSVP.

Family Faith Formation

Sacrament Registration: If your child will be entering 2nd grade or 11th grade or receiving Sacraments this coming year (2021-2022) please visit our parish website to register them. In past years, we have not done this, but due to missing people here and there, I am having you register your child for Sacramental preparation so I know who I need to be in contact with. The Parish website is and then hover over the Faith Formation tab and then click on Sacramental Preparation and register your child for the Sacrament he/she will be receiving. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa in the parish office.

Lisa Hendrickx, DRE


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.

St. Henry's Area School

Congratulations to the calendar raffle winners last week and this week-July 16th-Paul Swanson-$100, July 21st-Deacon Randy and Janel Altstadt-$50, and July 23rd-Joe Huebsch-$100.


SAVE THE DATE:  Gala of Light, Lighting Our Future-October 2nd, 2021.  Tickets available in St. Henry’s Church office


Preschool Lead Teacher-3-Year-Old Classroom-St. Henry’s Area Preschool

St. Henry’s Area Preschool (Perham, MN) is seeking a full-time Preschool Lead Teacher for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.

Date Closing: Open until filled

Start Date: August 23, 2021

Work Week: Monday-Friday

Position Summary:  This position is responsible for providing a safe and nurturing environment where children can learn and grow spiritually and academically. The teacher must be able to develop a careful and creative program suitable for preschool children and effectively use knowledge of best practices for preschool education methods. He/She must observe each child’s behavior and track each child’s progress in order to communicate effectively and frequently with parents through newsletters and conferences. This position must help children grow in their understanding of Faith, encourage relationship building among students and staff, and uphold a commitment to school readiness. He/She must be engaging, pleasant, loving, and an example of a healthy Christian person. This position must be able to work collaboratively and professionally with coworkers. The teacher is responsible for organization of daily schedules, supervision, following all required policies and procedures, and maintaining a clean and tidy classroom.

Education and/or Experiences:

Post-Secondary degree in Early Childhood is preferred but not required

Visit for Child Care Teacher qualifications as defined by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.


Interested applicants should fill out the application located on our website: under “Employment.” Please mail completed applications to:

Missy Mickelson

St. Henry’s Area Preschool

253 2nd St. SW

Perham, MN 56573

Or by email to:

St. Henry’s Area School is also seeking a long-term substitute teacher for 6th grade beginning late October through December.  If you are interested in this position, please give Jason a call at 218-346-6190.

Heavenly Hacker Results:

1st Gross-Score 30-Scorecard Playoff:  Mike Muston, Becky Muston, Mike Guehna, Lucas Niehaus

2nd Gross-Score 30-Scorecard Playoff:  Nick Murdock, Gordy Przybylski, Tom Przybylski, Rob Campbell

3rd Gross-Score 31:  Fred Swanson, JT Laughlin, Adam Moenkedick, Luke Horn

1st Net-Score 21.4:  Kyle Mickelson, Jack Stigman, Hudson Hendrickson, Kevin Mickelson

2nd Net-Score 21.8:  Heidi Reuter, Ryan Reuter, Cole Reuter, Elise Reuter, Halle Reuter, Kellan Reuter

3rd Net-Score 22.8:  Bob Beseman, Paul Sonnenberg, Mike Langen, James Langen


Thank you to our Hole Sponsors this year:

Lakes Ace Hardware, All Creatures Vet Clinic, BHH Partners, Bremer Bank, Central Minnesota Credit Union, Classic Concrete, Dairy Queen, Darrin and Jill Swanson, Glenn Schreier and Trudy Swanson-Schreier, Greg Uselman, Jason and Lisa Smith, Jeremy Seifert Electric, KitMasters, KLN, Mickelson Farms, Reuter Family Dentistry, Ron and Sharon Loerzel, Ruther Excavating, Schmitz Body, Paint, and Repair, Schmitz Motor Company, Steve and Susan Loerzel, Steve’s Sanitation, Swan Machine, Tami and Terry Kalina, Langer Construction, Victory Homes, Holy Family Council of Catholic United Fin., Michael F. and Dorothy Doll, Schoeneberger Funeral and Cremation, Ben Holzer Unlimited Water, Dan and Linda Boedigheimer, Dean’s Appliance Repair, Central Market, Edward Jones Financial-T. Graff, Esser’s Plumbing and Heating, Four Way Pallet Plus, Fuzz Hammers, Goose Group, JC Electric, Perham Area K. of C., Mark and Ellen Ceynowa, Deacon Randy and Janel Altstadt, Deacon Richard and Jean Quistorff, United Community Bank, Hemmelgarn Construction, Marion Lake Vineyard, Pizza Ranch, Melquist Insurance

Mr. Jason Smith, Principal

218-346-6190 or

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

Adoration Guardians Needed

At St. Henry, we are committed to adoration.  We are in need of adorers for a few hours in August.  Is Jesus calling you to spend an hour with Him?  The grace and peace from this hour is a gift only He can give.  If you are interested and need more information, please call Debbie Blickenstaff at 218-298-4461 or Michael Mettler at 218-346-7030.  The specific hours for August that are in need of a guardian are:

August 4th 4pm-5pm                      August 9th 1pm-2pm; 3pm-4pm

August 11th 3pm-4pm                    August 24th 6pm-7pm

Weekly Adoration Hours:

Mondays: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesdays: 9:30am – Wednesdays at 5:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Fridays: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

As an “Adoration Guardian,” you can sign up for any hour with Jesus.  We ask that you come a few minutes before your hour starts, and stay with Jesus the entire hour. Please prayerfully consider giving Jesus an hour of your week in Adoration. If you are interested, please call Debbie at 218-298-4461.

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!

Now is the Time!!

If you are thinking about being an accompanist at St. Henry, now is the perfect time to start! For this coming schedule, we only have two accompanists.  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.

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.