We will be doing an online silent auction November 15-21. This online auction will replace the one we normally do during the Summer Festival. Theme baskets and other new or gently used items would be welcomed. Your baskets do not need to be cellophaned, because they will be photographed for the online auction. Please bring your items to St. Henry’s Church office. We would like all donations turned in by November 9th. Also, we could use baskets for filling. Please see the flyer in this weekend’s bulletin, for more information.
If you have a larger item to donate, please call Sherryl Holzer at 218-457-0984 or Ellen Ceynowa at 218-346-2438. Thank you and God bless!
Congratulations & Welcome
Luci Mae Hutmacher
child of Seth Jovanovich
& Karli Hutmacher
who was baptized
at Saint Henry last week
Family Faith Formation
This week, Wednesday, Sept. 30, we have Faith Formation Class for 7-12th graders from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm. This week we will begin talking about October’s topic of the month – An Overview of the Mass. We will cover, why it is an obligation to go to Mass every Sunday as a Catholic and what a covenant is. Anyone in the parish is welcome to come listen.
We are still in need of 2 more teachers for our 1st grade and 2nd grade class once a month on Wednesday night. We are also looking for 1-2 people once a month on Wednesday nights to do childcare at the school for families with younger children so both parents can participate in Family Faith Formation. If you are interested in sharing your gifts with the Church in this way, please let Lisa Hendrickx know.
Lisa Hendrickx, DRE
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming Catholic, we will begin R.C.I.A. Classes in October (exact start date TBA). Also, if you are already Catholic but would like to learn more about our beautiful Catholic Faith you are invited to join us for our weekly
classes! We are waiting to make a schedule until we know more, but classes will be once a week for about an hour, in the Church basement. For more information and to register, go to our parish website under Faith Formation and click on RCIA or call Lisa in the parish office.
Improvements for Video Masses
We have a plan in place to help improve the quality of experience for both our parishioners watching the Mass from home and attending Mass in person. However, we did not receive the grant that we were hoping to receive. If you would like to make a donation towards improving the quality of our video Masses, please contact the parish office to find out how you can make a difference. If you would like to find out more details about our plans, you can call Michael at 218-346-7030 or email him at email@example.com.
Pastoral Council Message from Fr. Matthew
Dear sisters and brothers in Christ Jesus,
In consultation with the parish Pastoral Council, I have asked all of our current council representatives to remain in their positions for an additional year, including those who were scheduled to leave the council this Summer. Without Masses held in-person, we were not able to follow our standard procedures for council elections, nor will we be able to do so for the foreseeable future. So, to avoid an irregular election in these irregular times, I have made an executive decision to keep the council in its current state until our regular election season (next Spring), at which point we will evaluate if we can follow our standard procedure. If we can proceed as normal, then two council seats will be available for that election. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.
Peace in Christ,
Father Matthew Kuhn
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, October 24th 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.
who celebrated her
Quinceañera last weekend
2021 Marriage Prep Course Weekend
The Marriage Prep Course weekend will be held at the St. Henry’s Area School library on January 29th & 30th, 2021. The fee is $175.00 per couple. For more information, or to register, please contact the Parish Office for a registration form or click here.
Thank you to all who helped with the clean up at St. Henry’s Cemetery on September 14th. We got a lot done. Good teamwork!! Also, thanks to Catholic United Financial for the refreshments.
From the Principal's Desk-
Congratulations to this week’s calendar raffle winners Sept. 23-Colleen Friedsam-$50 and Sept. 25-John Martodam-$100.
We have decided to go forward with our Marathon for Non-Public schools again this year. This a fundraiser that has the students request pledges from supporters of the school. Then on Saturday, Oct. 3rd, the students will ride bikes, walk, jog, or run around the bike trail in honor of your pledges. It will look a little different this year as we won’t be in a large group gathering. Thank you for your continued support.
We are currently looking for janitorial substitutes for this school year. Duties would include cleaning, maintenance, light shoveling, mopping, sweeping, etc. Pay is $11.00 per hour. Give me a call at 346-6190 if you are interested in filling in when needed.
Mr. Jason Smith, Principal
218-346-6190 or firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Henry’s Area School provides academic excellence while following the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church.
"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.
Bishop's Annual Appeal
Your gifts to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal bring His Word through the weekly televised Mass to our loved ones who are homebound or physically distancing. Programming reaches people in 60 counties and is available to all online at http://worship.stcdio.org/tv-mass/
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.
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.
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.
Have You Noticed the Wicker Trunk in the Narthex?
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To assist those who are affected by Domestic Violence, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St Rita #409 is sponsoring a drive for Someplace Safe. Items can be put in the trunk in the Narthex. They can use a variety of items in new or good condition.
Need some ideas of what to donate? School supplies, toilet paper, cleaning products, small laundry soap, daily necessities & hygiene products are always appreciated. Often, individuals leave situations of domestic violence with little to nothing. What kind of items would one need away from home to assist in being a little more secure and comfortable or in getting a fresh start?
The Church of Saint Henry, Perham, wishes to inform the public of the upcoming weddings of:
Matthew Laughlin, son of Ronald & Laure Laughlin, and Mackenzie Schwantz, daughter of Brian & Cami Schwantz, to be held at St. Henry Catholic Church on October 10, 2020.
Kyle Sonnenberg, son of Paul & Deb Sonnenberg, and Helen Schmitt, daughter of Mark & Mary Schmitt, to be held at St. Henry Catholic Church on October 24, 2020.
Inquiries may be directed to Father Matthew or Deacon Randy at the Parish Office.
Isaiah Blickenstaff's CD Available
If you would like to purchase a copy of Isaiah Blickenstaff’s CD, they are available in the parish office for $15.00/each.
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.
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!
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!
Fair Trade Coffee
Did you know that every bag of coffee you purchase from us through St. Andrew’s Coffee Project benefits St. Henry’s Area School? This coffee is directly purchased from a group of farmers in San Miguel Escobar, Guatemala near Antigua. You can purchase a bag of Medium Roast (Ground), Dark Roast (Ground), or French Roast (Ground) for $12.00 per pound. Purchasing this coffee will benefit not only the families in Guatemala, but $2.00 from every purchase goes to the school.
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!!
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.
Perham Backpack Program - Please join us!
Please join us!
We’re seeking additional volunteers to join us in packing or delivering small bags of food to area schools for
hungry children to take home on weekends.
Most volunteers contribute one morning a month, for just a couple hours. We’d love to have your help and fellowship!
For questions, or to volunteer, please contact Sue
Huebsch at email@example.com or call/text her at 218-849-7966.
Donations are always appreciated and can be put in the collection basket, marked ‘Backpack Program.’
Perham Backpack Program
Making an impact on children
who struggle with hunger
• Began in 2009-2010 school year with 50 students; in 2019-2020 school year served 185 students
• Schools served: Head Start, Kids Adventure, ALC, St. Paul’s, St. Henry’s, HOTL, PWMS, and PHS
• Over 160 backpacks go home with students each
Friday and double bags on long weekends
• Food is ordered from the food bank and a piece of fruit, cheese stick and snack are added
• Volunteers pack and deliver bags to schools
• $144 fills a backpack for 1 child every weekend for a full school year
• Sponsored by Calvary Lutheran, St. Paul’s Lutheran and St. Henry’s Catholic churches
• Funds managed through Calvary Lutheran Church
St. Henry’s Church is now doing daily Adoration 5 days a week.
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 daily on:
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 are trying to find 2 people per hour. We ask that you come a few minutes before your hour starts, and stay with Jesus the entirety of the hour. Please prayerfully consider giving Jesus an hour of you week in Adoration. If you are interested, please call Debbie at 218-298-4461.
Please consider being a good steward of your time and talent at St. Henry!
For Daily Masses, we are in need of Lectors, Sacristans, and Rosary leaders.
For Weekend Masses, we are in need of Church Sanitizers and Accompanists.
There are more needs, but these are the most pressing at the moment.
If you have questions or would like to volunteer please contact Michael in the parish office.
Michael Mettler, Director of Music & Liturgy
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.
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. It’s that simple. We are currently recording (not live-streaming) all morning Daily Masses and the 5:00 pm Mass on Saturday.
Michael Mettler, Director of Music & Liturgy
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!
Holy Father's September Prayer Intention
We pray that the planet’s resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner.
We are looking for people to help sanitize our church after the weekend Masses and the 1pm Friday Mass. It’s very simple, you just spray and wipe down the pews. The ushers have been doing a good job, but we thought they might like some scheduled help. Many hands make light work! Please contact Michael, if you are interested in helping out.
Michael Mettler, Director of Music & Liturgy
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.
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.
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.
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
Please Pray for Those in Need of Healing in Our Parishes
Karen Byer, Joel Carlson, Harriet Daiker, Edmund Giefer, Hudson Hendrickx, Barb Jarchow, Helene Johnson, Oscar Kawlewski, John Ogroske, Lois Porath, Bob Riestenberg, Anthony Thompson, Gertie Ulschmid, Liam Voss, Gerald Wegscheid & Larry Wegscheid
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.
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.