News & Announcements

Family Faith Formation

We will now be doing a private First Communion Mass on May 30th at 2:00 pm to ensure that the First Communicants can invite whomever they would like. 


Steubenville registration forms are due by April 30th. This will be the last day before we have to drop any unclaimed spots, if you know a teenager in grades 8-12 that would like to go or if you would like to chaperone, please let me know! 

If you are enrolled in Family Faith Formation and have a K-6th grader, please pick up your April and May packets in the Narthex. We will not meet in person for the month of May.


Faith Formation for K-10th graders is now done for the 2020-2021 year. The 11th graders will have a mandatory Confirmation practice on Wednesday, April 28th at 6:00pm, then they will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, May 2nd. Please keep all of the students receiving Sacraments this year in your prayers!

Lisa Hendrickx, DRE


We Extend Our

Deepest Sympathy 

to the family and friends of

Wesley Motschenbacher

who passed away recently

Catholic Men

It is easier now more than ever to join the Knights of Columbus! We are Catholic men who lead, serve, protect and defend. We share a desire to be better husbands, fathers, sons, neighbors and role models and to put charity and community first. As a member, you will also have the opportunity to buy quality life insurance from one of our insurance agents. You can join online Wednesday, April 21st, at 8:00 pm or Saturday, April 24th at 10:00 am. Go to to learn more. Even if you are already a 1st degree knight, now is the best time to complete your 2nd and 3rd degree exemplifications. It’s never been this easy to complete these exemplifications! Our next meeting will be Monday May 10th at 7:00 pm in the basement at St. Henry Church. We will be holding elections if you are interested in taking on a leadership role. Vivat Jesus!  

Upcoming Parish Council Election

We will be having our Parish Council election next weekend, May 1st and 2nd.  There will be a ballot handed out at Mass for you to vote for six positions.

Vocations Mass - St. Henry

Thursday, May 6th

6:00 pm-7:00 pm:  Adoration & Confession

7:00 pm:  Mass

Catholic Home Missions Appeal

Support the Catholic Home Missions Appeal today!  Right now, over 40% of dioceses in the United States and its territories are considered mission territory, because they are unable to fund essential pastoral activities needed in their communities.  Your support funds religious education, seminary formation, lay ministry training, and other programs that build vibrant faith communities right here in the United States.  Please be generous.  More information can be found at

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.

Call to Fasting and Prayer for our Church and Country

On April 30th The Pelican Valley Catholic Community will be sponsoring a day of Adoration at St Elizabeth from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm.


The focus of our prayer is for healing of our Church and our Nation.  To Prepare for our time of adoration we are asking those wishing to join us to spend time with Isaiah 58:1-12.  Then to fast Wednesday and Thursday to look at ourselves to see where we are not acting in charity and where we are walking away when the Lord calls us to works of charity.


Isaiah tells us in the reading of Chapter 58, that if we fast and pray but have no charity our prayers are not heard.  We are first called to charity and then to fast and pray.  To quote Isaiah’s prophetic words, “Then my favor will shine on you like the morning sun, and your wounds will be quickly healed. I will always be with you to save you; my presence will protect you on every side. When you pray, I will answer you.  When you call I will respond.”


Let us then prepare for this day of prayer so our Lord hears us and responds to our call for healing.


Blessings and prayers,  Deacon Pete Bellavance


Schedule for Twelve Hour Adoration

9:00 am             Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10:30 am           Holy Hour of Reparation

11:30 am-1pm  Sacrament of Reconciliation available (Father Alan)

12:00 pm          Angelus

1:30 pm            Lectio Divina (1st Thessalonians 5:15-24) Journal and silent prayer (Father Patrick)

3:00 pm            Divine Mercy Chaplet (Passage from St Faustina Diary)

3:00-5:00 pm   Sacrament of Reconciliation available (Father Patrick)

5:00 pm           Lectio Divina (Ephesians 5:6-20) Journal and silent prayer

6:00 pm           Angelus

6:00–7:30 pm  Sacrament of Reconciliation available (Father Matthew Kuhn)

6:30 pm           Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)

8:00 pm           Core Team Review*

8:45 pm          Benediction

9:00 pm          Close


*The core team will share their prayer response.

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, May 29th 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 218-346-4240.  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.

St. Henry's Area School

Congratulations to the calendar raffle winners this week-April 21st-Jeannie and Jerry Guck-$50 and April 23rd-Ellen Lampton-$100.


I just want to thank all of you for helping to make the 2021 Fun Fair a success.  We will have solid financials likely by next week’s bulletin, but I am very happy with how it’s looking.  I do look forward though to having live events where we can see smiling faces and enjoy conversations.  Maybe next year.  Thank you so much for your prayers and support!


How To Pick Up Prizes

The following times are available to pick up prizes from the auction from the preschool garage.  We will set up a table on the east side near the flag pole.


Wednesday, April 21st-3:30-5:30 Thursday, April 22nd-3:30-5:30


Sunday, April 25th-11-2


If these times don’t work for you, please call Jason at 346-6190 to arrange for another pick up time.


Raffle winners will be called in the evening of Sunday, April 18th.  Gift certificate and money prizes will be mailed and larger prizes that aren’t able to be mailed will have a pick up option.


Thank you for supporting the school!!

Mr. Jason Smith, Principal

218-346-6190 or


The Church of Saint Henry, Perham, wishes to inform the public of the upcoming wedding of Thomas “Zach” Paull, son of Thomas Paull & Kimberly Clough, and Rachel Sakry, daughter of John & Denise Sakry, to be held at St. Henry Catholic Church on May 22, 2021.


Inquiries may be directed to Father Matthew or Deacon Randy at the Parish Office.

Thank You

Thank you to St. Henry’s Church and all of those who prayed, donated and supported Miracles for Mikaela.  With God, all things are possible.

The family of Mikaela (Eickschen) Waldon

Sts. Agnes and Mary Mission Circle

Our Mission Circle will be selling hand embroidered dish towels, dish cloths, kitchen hand towels, burp cloths, table runners, neck pillows and many other items after all Masses April 24 & 25.  Do you need a gift for Mother’s Day, birthdays, bridal showers, weddings, or for yourself?  Come!  Check it out!

Mass Updates

Now that we are able to offer Mass again on Fridays for the residents of Perham Living, we have opted to leave the 1:00 pm Mass on Fridays in place here at St. Henry for our at-risk parishioners.  This means that the 7:00 am Mass on Fridays had to be moved.  Beginning Wednesday, May 5th, we will begin having a 7:00 am each Wednesday in place of the Friday 7:00 am Mass.  

Ministry Scheduling Updates

If you are a liturgical minister (Usher, Extraordinary Minister, etc.) or would like to become one, please contact Michael or submit the dates you are unavailable through the Ministry Scheduler Pro System. Our next schedule will be from May 26th to September 6th. Please submit them before May 1st. Please inform him on whether or not you would be available for the following special dates:

Memorial Day Weekend: May 29th-30th.

First Communion: Sunday May 30th 2pm.

Independence Day Weekend: July 3rd-4th.

Feast of St. Henry: Tuesday July 13th 7pm.

The Assumption (August 15th) falls on a Sunday this year, so we will have our regular Sunday Mass times for that.

Labor Day Weekend: September 4th-5th.

A Prayer for Our Country

O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care.

Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son.  Overwhelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, we cry to you from the depths of our hearts and seek refuge in your motherly protection.

Look down with mercy upon us and touch the hearts of our people.  Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to the responsibilities that accompany human freedom.

Free us from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion and threaten the sanctity of family life.  Grant our country the wisdom to proclaim that God’s law is the foundation on which this nation was founded, and that He alone is the True Source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

O Merciful Mother, give us the courage to reject the culture of death and the strength to build a new Culture of Life.  Amen.

Prayer courtesy of Men of the Sacred Hearts

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

2022 Parish Calendar Sponsors

We are now signing up sponsors for the 2022 parish calendars. A donation of $150.00 to the parish in the name of your business or in memory of a deceased loved one is suggested. Please contact the parish office at 218-346-4240, if you are interested.

COVID-19 Memo from Father Matthew:

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ Jesus,

Because of concerns regarding the ethical or unethical development of potential vaccines for COVID-19, the USCCB produced this (revised as of 3/3/2021) memorandum to outline what we know about the production of each vaccine, as well as some historical context to help us discern which vaccine to use for our families. We are linking to this memo in its entirety. Please read through it carefully before receiving vaccination.

Peace in Christ,

Father Matthew Kuhn

Help Needed!

There are three different ways you could help with the Video Mass which is recorded at the 5pm Mass. If you are looking for something very easy, you could simply hold a microphone during the Mass. This allows people to hear the Mass parts on the recording. If you are looking for something that is slightly more difficult, you could turn a camera. This allows people to see the musicians on the recording. If you are looking for a techy challenge, I could show you how to edit the Mass. This allows me to take a weekend off every now and then. 😊 My hope is that recording the Mass will be getting more difficult for me in the future since there will be more music.

If you are interested, please contact Michael in the parish office at 218-346-7030 or at

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.

Adoration Guardians Needed

We are looking for people to commit to spending a scheduled hour a week with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament at Adoration.  Adoration will be:

Mondays: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Thursdays: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Fridays: 8:00 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!

234 2nd Ave SW

Perham, MN 56573

Phone: 218-346-4240

Fax: 218-346-4235

Email Parish


Parish Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Bulletin Deadline

Noon on Wednesdays





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