On Saturday, November 23rd from 9:00 am—12:00 pm, there will be a Holiday Bake & New Craft Sale in the St. Henry’s church basement. All parishioners are encouraged to bring items.
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, November 23rd 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 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.
Turkey Bingo Time
Sunday Nov. 24th at 3:00 pm. 21 games for a Turkey plus 2 cash bingos. Tickets were mailed out last week. If you need more, you can get them in the parish office. Need not be present to win cash prizes on bingo ticket. Lunch to be served. Hosted by Perham Area Knights of Columbus with proceeds going to St. Henry’s Area School.
Our Deepest Condolences
Donald D. Niccum, 86, passed away on November 17, 2019 at Perham Living in Perham, MN.
Donald Dean Niccum was born March 19, 1933 to Ralph and Cecilia “Sally” (Turchin) Niccum in Dent, MN. Don’s dad died when Don was two years old. He attended Dent elementary school and graduated from Perham High School in 1951. Don was a member of the 1950 football team that was unscored upon. Following graduation, he was employed by Cliff Mining Company in Keewatin, MN and worked there until 1981, taking an early retirement. While working in the mines, he enjoyed many adventures with the family of his dad’s sister, Laura and her family. He appreciated all they did for him. He served in the United States Army from July 15, 1953 until April 6, 1955. During the periods of layoffs at Cliff Mining, he did highway construction work. One project he helped construct was the tunnel in downtown Minneapolis.
Don spent many years after retirement traveling many miles each day to attend auction sales. If you told him you were looking for a certain item, he would find it. He loved visiting with all the people he met and was a friend to many auctioneers. He was a storyteller as everyone can tell you. He had a great memory of happenings from the past, sometimes joyful, sometimes not.
Don was a member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Perham.
Don is survived by his sisters Barbara (Joe) Berns, Lori (Dorvin) Wendt and Maxine Swigart; brothers Dennis (Francy) Winkels and Eugene (Kathy) Winkels; sister-in-law Marie Niccum; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Cecilia; step-father Adam Winkels; brother Arlyn Niccum; brother-in-law Larry Swigart; his grandparents; niece Joy Berns; and nephew Jayme Wendt.
Visitation will be 10:00-11:30 a.m. followed by the memorial Mass at 11:30 on Friday, November 22, 2019 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Perham with Father Matthew Kuhn officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Dent.
Don, we love you and will very much miss you.
Our Deepest Condolences
Paul J. Lonski, age 83 of Perham and Dent, Minnesota passed away on November 11, 2019 at Perham Health. Paul was born in Perham on October 14, 1936 to Ambrose and Helen (Sazama) Lonski.
Paul grew up on the family farm in Dent and continued farming while also working for Hormel and Perham Dent Schools driving bus until a stroke prevented him from continuing. He moved to Perham Living. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards.
Paul is survived by his sister Gertrude Ulschmid; three nieces and nephews along with many great nieces and nephews.
Preceding Paul in death are his parents; sister Martha Ulschmid; brother Florian; brothers in law Everett and John Ulschmid; niece Karen Christensen; nephew Donald Ulschmid; and one great nephew Christopher Ulschmid.
Visitation will be held Friday, November 15, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 1:00 p.m. at the Perham Living Chapel.
Thanksgiving Day Mass
We will be having our Thanksgiving Day Mass on Thursday, November 28th, at 9:00 am. Our collection this day will benefit The Bridge Community Pantry. The Bridge Pantry is sustained through the generous gifts of food and money by the community throughout the year but especially during the Holiday season. The Bridge Pantry is located at 501 4th Ave NW and is open Tuesdays 8:00 am-12:00 pm to serve clients and accept deliveries. Monetary donations can be mailed to PO Box 7, Perham, MN 56573 or dropped off in person on Tuesday. Please keep The Bridge in your prayers during this Holiday season.
This Sunday, through December 8th, the youth will be doing a fundraiser for Steubenville to try to raise enough money for their transportation and lodging for Steubenville. They will be giving out envelopes with a dollar amount on the front, and we ask anyone who is willing, to fill the envelopes with the given dollar amount and return it to the office or the collection basket by Dec. 8th. Feel free to ask family and friends to help you fill the envelope. Everyone who donates will be invited to a supper this summer, after the youth return from their trip and the youth will serve you a supper along with sharing about their experience at Steubenville. Steubenville is a 3 day conference with national speakers who share about the beauty and truths of the Catholic Church, the youth will attend daily Mass and have daily adoration as well. With everyone giving just a little, the youth can meet their goal.
Someplace Safe/Community Outreach Ministry is in need of bunk beds or twin beds, full and queen beds. They also need smaller kitchen tables and chairs, dressers, end tables and smaller lamps. They have outfitted five apartments in the last few weeks and their inventory is going down. If you are interesting in donating to this effort, please contact Teresa Elkin at 218-346-2027.
Christmas Eve Choir!
Interested in singing with us for Christmas? Please contact Michael at 218-346-7030 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Practices are listed below.
November 26th, 6:30pm
December 2nd, 6:00 pm
December 3rd, 6:30 pm
December 10th, 6:00 pm
December 17th, 6:30 pm
December 19th, 6:00 pm
December 23rd, 6:00 pm
Michael Mettler, Director of Music & Liturgy
Holy Family Council
Holy Family Council will again be assembling fruit baskets and cookie trays for the elderly and homebound. We need cookies for about 65 people and apples, oranges, bananas, halos and pears. Please consider helping by leaving your donation in the church kitchen by noon on December 9th.
Archdiocese for the Military Services Collection
This weekend, you will find an envelope at the end of your pews to benefit the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, a triennial collection approved by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Please prayerfully consider a contribution to this special collection to support active-duty military men and women, and their families—including those from our own parish.
Christmas Poinsettias & Wreaths
The Knights of Columbus will be selling poinsettias and wreaths. This year, we have a focus and a cause, with our profits going to Stanislaus Communications. You can place your order with any Knight or in the parish office. The Knights will be taking orders after the Masses in the Narthex on November 23rd/24th & November 30th/December 1st. Dates for pick up will be December 7th/8th. We ask that you place your order by December 2nd. You can purchase them for yourself or in memorial of a loved one. If you purchase a memorial, the poinsettia will be placed by the altar for Christmas with your loved one’s name listed on an easel. If you have any questions, contact Roger Altstadt at 218-329-1890.
Hey, Ladies! Advent Women's Retreat
Finding Time for God in Our Daily Lives
Is your day filled to the brim,
and you don't seem to have time for prayer?
This retreat is for you. We will explore the ways to find time in our daily life for God and prayer. Grab your favorite bible and journal/notebook and join us on December 7th at St. Henry's Church from 8:00 am to noon with breads/muffins/coffee/juice and registration starting at 7:30 am. Give yourself the gift of a half day retreat and fellowship. Confessions will be available following the retreat. Free will offering for speaker and treats. Call St Henry's parish office to register at 218-346-4240.
Baby Jesus Christmas Party
"BABY JESUS CHRISTMAS PARTY" is Sunday, December 8th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm in the church basement. All kids are welcome to come celebrate the true reason to the season. Questions, call Courtney Rooney at 218-371-7942. Anyone interested in donating plain sugar cookies for the kids to decorate, please let Courtney know.
The Community of Saint Henry
welcomes our new members
Jim & BJ Peters
May they grow closer to God through
their experiences here
St. Agnes-Mary Mission Circle
The Mission Circle will be selling embroidered dish towels and other items after all the Masses the weekend of December 7th & 8th. These items would make perfect Christmas or birthday gifts for your loved ones. Come! Check it out!
FORMED Advent Reflections
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Couples Married 5, 25, 40, 50, 60 Plus Years
Honoring Marriage Day will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 at the Cathedral of Saint Mary in St. Cloud for couples celebrating 5, 25, 40, 50 or 60 plus years of marriage in 2020. 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 17th so we can send the in-formation to the diocese.
A Widow's Walk
A Widow's Walk is an informal group for Catholic Widows. Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of the month at 5:00 pm for dinner and fellowship. For more information, please contact Char Holzer at email@example.com or the parish office at 218-346-4240.
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.
Once-a-Year Help Needed
Can you help us clean the church 2-4 hours once a year? You would be included in a group of 3-6 people that choose the day and time that works best for them. If you are willing to help out, please call Deacon Randy at 218-346-4240. Thank you!
We are looking for someone willing to adore for Adoration for the hour from 3:00 am-4:00 am. The commitment would be temporary: January, February and March. Please call the Parish Office if you are available.
Religious Education Teachers Needed
RCIA: The Rite of Acceptance Mass will be Sunday, December 1st at the 10:00 am Mass.
Steubenville: All students and parents who want to learn more about Steubenville and get more details about our upcoming trip please attend the parent/student informational meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 pm in the nave at St. Henry’s.
Religious Education: We are in need of 2 more teachers for RE beginning Jan. 1st. We need a teacher for 1st grade and 3rd grade.
Thank you to all of you who have said yes to teaching! We are so grateful for your yes. Please take a moment this week to thank and pray for our RE teachers!
Ann Dardis, Cassie Meyer, Sig Winjum, Teresa Elkin, Laurie Krueger, Keyana King, Lizzie Sazama, Tracy Marsh, Amanda Schultz, Jasmine Stockert, Monique Rossow, Isaiah Blickenstaff, Lisa Foley, Andy Hendrickx, LeAnn Burke, Phil Moenkedick, Kathy Hemmelgarn, John Bell, Michelle Bormann, Tom and Karen Hammers, Jennifer Moris, and Marlene Johnson.
Lisa Hendrickx, DRE
From the Principal's Desk-
Congratulations to this week’s calendar raffle winner, Jerome Guck.
APPLE PIE SALE: Ready for the Oven, 10 inch deep dish apple pies for sale: $10.00. Pies will be ready for pick up on November 23rd from 9-Noon in the church basement and after 5:00 pm Mass in the Narthex; also on November 24th after 8:00 am and 10:00 am Mass in the Narthex. Limited supply, so preorder now to make sure you get your holiday pies. There may be extra pies available. All proceeds will go toward St. Henry’s Area School.
Thank you to all the volunteers who have helped with the following fundraisers in the past few weeks: Apple Pie Sale, Bake Sale, and Turkey Bingo. We appreciate your help in providing a Catholic education to all those who desire it.
Save the Date: Our annual Christmas program will be on Wednesday, December 11th at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm in St. Henry’s Church.
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.
Looking for someone to lead the Rosary for the 5pm Mass. Could be temporary or permanent. Will be scheduled once a month. If interested please contact Michael Mettler in the parish office.
"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
The Bishop’s Annual Appeal proudly supports respect-for-life efforts in the diocese. Your generosity helps make this possible. To donate, visit www.stcdio.org/annualappeal or mail to: Bishop’s Annual Appeal, PO Box 1538, St. Cloud, MN 56302.
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.
Parents, there is an app for children. Bead by Bead Rosary app! Developed for kids, the Bead by Bead Rosary app for iPad and iPhone allows children to pray along, bead by bead. Each virtual bead includes a corresponding prayer and an illustration. The selected bead remains highlighted, allowing children to easily track the prayers. English and Spanish versions available from iTunes at CATmag.us/2m8d3Rj
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.
November Monthly Church Cleaning Group - Thank you!
Duane & Laurie Miller—Jason & Lisa Smith
Nate & Courtney Rooney
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.
Men's Bible Study
All men of the parish are invited to join us to study Romans. We gather from 6:45 am - 8:00 am each Friday in the St. JPII Conference Room.
Fair Trade Coffee
Available at the Parish Office for $12/lb. Help small, isolated family farmers in remote locations escape poverty. Varieties include medium, dark, and French roast.
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.
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Please Pray for Those in Need of Healing in Our Parishes
Deb Bahls, Carol Beaupre, Joel Carlson, Harriet Daiker, Renee Doll, Rick Heimer, Hudson Hendrickx, Margaret Kasowski, Oscar Kawlewski, Jackie Lachowitzer, Jeff Maddock, Brandon McDonnell, Lois Porath, Aaron Poser, Lowell Siebels, JoAnn Tingelstad and Larry Wankel
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
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!!
Rosary Group Invitation
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.
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.
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 November Prayer Intention
That a spirit of dialogue, encounter and reconciliation emerge in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.
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.
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!
St. Martha's Meal Ministry
The St. Martha’s Meal ministry at St. Henry’s was created to help people in need of an occasional meal or meals supplied for a short time. These are individuals and/or families that have had surgeries, illnesses, diseases, births, deaths, crisis etc. in the family. Sometimes we just don’t want to or can’t make a meal during these tough times. A meal can be provided as little as once a week to multiple times depending on the circumstances. The meals are provided by the members and friends of the parish. If you are in need of this ministry know someone who could possibly use it or if you would like to provide meals to others, please contact Cheryl Prososki 758-2343, Renee Doll 346-7944 or the Parish Office 346-4240.