News & Announcements
Family Faith Formation
For the remainder of January, all Faith Formation Classes will be online. What to expect for February: Our K-6th Family Faith Formation classes for the month of February will be solely online. We will not meet in person on January 31 or on February 3. I will email home the lesson overviews, and you can pick up your packet after Mass this weekend for the month of February. 7-12th grade Faith Formation classes will resume on Wednesday, February 17th with Ash Wednesday Mass. Please make every possible effort to bring your family to Ash Wednesday Mass. It’s a great way to begin the Lenten Season, which is fast approaching. Then normal classes will begin on Wednesday, February 24th from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm. If your child is able to be at school, then please, have them be at Faith Formation classes. I will send out an updated schedule soon of what the rest of the year will look like. Know of my continued prayers for you and your family and please feel free to reach out with any questions!
Lisa Hendrickx, DRE
Updates to Availability
I will continue doing the schedule as we have been for now. If we are fortunate enough to add ministries back to the schedule, we'll figure that out when it comes. Please submit can't serve dates whether or not you believe you will be scheduled during this coming schedule. Thank you for your patience.
The next scheduling period will be from February 17 through May 24. Please remember to inform us of any dates you will not be available to serve in this period before Monday, January 25.
Special dates to inform me about are: Ash Wednesday - February 17th, Holy Thursday – April 1st, Good Friday – April 2nd, Easter Vigil – April 3rd, Easter Sunday – April 4th, Confirmation – May 2nd, 2pm.
Michael Mettler, Director of Music & Liturgy
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
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 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
Couples Married 5, 25, 40, 50, 60 Plus Years
Honoring Marriage Day will be held on Saturday, May 1st, 2021, at the Cathedral of Saint Mary in St. Cloud for couples celebrating 5, 25, 40, 50 or 60 plus years of marriage in 2021. We, as a diocese, would like to honor you and your commitment to each other and the great example you are setting. Please let the parish office know if you are celebrating these anniversary years by January 31st, so we can send the information to the diocese.
What is FORMED.org??
If you haven’t checked it out yet, now is the perfect time! Formed.org 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 Formed.org 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.
Mass & Adoration Updates
Congratulations to the calendar raffle winner-Jan. 15-Stephanie Ruther-$100
Information about Fun Fair 2021 will be coming in the next couple of weeks. We are considering doing a raffle and online auction again. I am doubtful we’ll be able to gather in large groups by March.
We are excited to welcome our students back to school on Tuesday, January 19th.
Mr. Jason Smith, Principal
2021 Marriage Prep Course
The Marriage Prep Course will be held (virtually) by St. Henry’s Church on January 30th, 2021. The fee is $175.00 per couple. For more information, or to register, please contact the Parish Office for a registration form.
Bishop’s Annual Appeal
Our diocesan ministries are walking with you during these challenging times as our staff continues to reach out to parishes and advance ministries in new and creative ways. Our diocesan website has updates, spiritual resources and prayers at www.stcdio.org.
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.
St. Henry’s Church is having 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:
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 entire hour. Please prayerfully consider giving Jesus an hour of your week in Adoration. If you are interested, please call Debbie at