News & Announcements

It's been said that every pastor ought to have four weeks of  vacation each year,  because if he is a really good shepherd, he deserves it; and if he is not a very good shepherd, his congregation deserves it. Whatever the case may be I will be on vacation from Monday, April 25th –Thursday, May 26th 2022. If you miss me, please pray for a safe trip. Fr. George


Week Day Mass Schedule

(April 25, 2022-May 30, 2022)

Tuesdays—Sacred Heart 7:00PM

Wednesdays—Holy Cross 5:15PM

Thursdays—St. Henry 8:45AM

Fridays—St. Lawrence 8:30AM

Weekend Mass schedule will remain the same.

The last Spanish Mass will take place on Sunday, May 8th, at 1:00pm.

The Graduates of 2022 are: Austin Aanenson, Mallory Belka, Marcus Belka, Luis Briseno, Andrea Guajardo, Connor Kostynick, Logan Meeks, Charles Melvin IV, Isabella Pazdernik, Andrea Pettow, Levi Richter, Jaxson Rohde, Alex Sazama, Mason Sazama, Michael Schwantz, Hannah Zachariason. May God bless each of you as you continue to become the person God wants you to be.


to Kevin Swanson & Sierra Edvall

who were joined in Holy Matrimony

at St. Henry on May 14th, 2022


At St. Henry we are committed to adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. We are grateful for the opportunity to adore Him, sit with Him and thank Him for the many ways He blesses us with His love, grace and mercy and also to listen for His still small voice that is often heard in the silence of adoration. We strive to have at least 2 people with Him every hour. We thank everyone who has responded already to the invitation to "Come Be With Him." At this time we are in need of another adorer at the following times: Tuesdays at 7pm, Tuesdays at 8pm, and Mondays at 11am. Is He calling you to come be with him? If you are interested, please call Debbie at 218-298-4461 or Michael at 218-346-4240.


Ruth Ann Palmer has retired as the chairperson of the Forever Remembered Garden committee at St. Henry.  She is grateful for the volunteers and generous donations over the last ten years.  We are now looking for someone with fresh, new ideas willing to fill this role.  If you are interested in learning more about this, call St. Henry’s parish office at 218-346-4240.

Interested in Being an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion?

Now is a great time to join this Liturgical Ministry! We are currently in the process of setting up training. If you are interested and are a confirmed, practicing Catholic, contact Michael at 218-346-7030 or

Wedding Banns I

Jeffrey Godfrey & Mary Pearson

will be getting married

at St. Henry on June 11th, 2022

Perham Memorial Day Services

Memorial Day Services will be held at 9:00AM on Monday, May 30th, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Perham.  The names of Veterans buried at St. Stan’s will be read.  Attending will be the Perham VFW Post 4020 honor guard and the Dent American Legion Post 148 honor guard.  In case of inclement weather, services will be held at St. Henry Catholic Church.

St. Henry’s Summer Festival Raffle

This year we are planning an all cash raffle for our Summer Festival. We are asking you, our parish family, to prayerfully consider a cash donation to our raffle. Please contact Fr. Tom at 218-298-0585 or  if you are able to donate a cash prize and wish to be listed on the raffle ticket. Then you can put your donation in the collection in an envelope marked “Summer Festival Raffle”. Thank you for your generous support of our parish.


The Bridge Community Pantry, a food shelf serving Perham, Dent, Richville, Ottertail and Vergas, is seeking a part-time Executive Director.  Ideal candidates will work with volunteers and clients, maintaining an environment of respect, caring and optimism.  He or she is responsible for the overall operation of the Bridge Community Pantry and the Mobile Pantry.  Submit resume and cover letter to Fred Lehmkuhl, The Bridge Community Pantry, PO Box 7, Perham, MN 56573.  A full and complete job description is available at  Deadline for applications is Friday, May 27th.


Someplace Safe

Someplace Safe has secured funding for a new Youth Advocate position. This new position will provide free and confidential services to children and youth ages 12-18 who are identified as victims, and survivors of crimes. The role for this new position will be to engage youth in actively healing from victimizations through access to supportive services. If you or someone you know could benefit from these services, please call Latasha Scott at 218-770-7587 or email or visit our website at

Dorothy Day House: Help the homeless in our area by supporting the Dorothy Day House men's shelter in Moorhead, MN. They are currently in need of the following items:  Ziploc bags (gallon and sandwich); bath towels, winter hats, gloves and scarves; deodorant, men's underwear , plain white t-shirts, socks (these clothing items preferred to be new); disposable razors; sleeping bags; blankets and hygiene products. They are especially in need of plain white t-shirts, men's large and extra large.  For more information, see the website at or call Teresa Elkin 218-298-1274 or Cecile Guck 218-298-4386.  This will be an on-going effort.


Faith Formation

Totus Tuus - St. Henry's summer vacation Bible School program- will be this June 20-24.  For more information and to register your child/ren, please go to

We need lots of help to make this a successful week for our youth, if you’re interested in helping with a meal, donating snacks, hosting 2 college students for the week, or taking a team of 4 college students out for supper please let Lisa know or visit our parish website to sign up to volunteer.

Family Faith Formation packets will be available in the main entry for pickup until the end of May, after that you will no longer be able to pick up your family faith packets.

A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped and came to eat at the Tenderloin meal last Sunday – all proceeds went to help our youth going to Steubenville. This event wouldn’t have been possible without the generous donation of meat from Steve Sweere at the Meat Locker and for Kathy Hemmelgarn for putting everything together!

Lisa Hendrickx, DRE


St.  Henry’s Area School

Congratulations to our Calendar Raffle winners this week. 5-18-22-Jean Hendrickx-$50 and 5-20-22-Bob and Mary Roggenkamp-$100


St. Henry's Area School (Perham, MN) is seeking a full-time music/technology teacher to provide excellent instruction focused on student learning for the 2022-2023 school year.  


Preferred Qualifications and Credentials:


1.  Teach and act in accordance with doctrinal and moral teachings of the Catholic Church

2.  Bachelor/Masters degree in education and/or related field

3.  Valid Minnesota Department of Education license with an Elementary Education endorsement or other related endorsement

4.  Knowledge of content areas and structured unit and lesson planning

5.  Student-centered teaching style focused on student learning

6.  High sense of professionalism


To apply for this position, please submit the application found on the school’s website(, your resume and credentials, and three letters of reference to Jason Smith by mail (St. Henry's Area School, 253 2nd St. SW, Perham, MN 56573) or by email to  Position open until filled.


Our last day of school for this year is Wednesday, May 25th.  Join us for our Graduation Mass at 7:00PM.  We thank you for your prayers and support!


Mr. Jason Smith, Principal

218-346-6190 or

Holy Father’s Prayer Intention for May

We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.

Need Gift Ideas?

Great Easter, Mother’s Day, birthday, bridal shower, or wedding gifts for sale.  Hand or machine embroidered dish towels, dish cloths, kitchen hand towels, microwave bowl holders and other items.  Baptismal gowns also available.  If interested, call Alana H. at 218-346-3973

Perham Backpack Food Program

Making an impact on local children who struggle with hunger. 

We’re seeking additional volunteers to join us in packing or delivering small bags of food for hungry children to take home on weekends. Helping pack or deliver the bags generally takes about an hour. Most of our volunteers help one or two times a month, and some choose to volunteer with a friend.  Got an hour to give? Please join us! Monday mornings: bag packing day Tuesdays & Fridays: delivery day! 8:30AM start, done by 9:30AM.  Contact Sue Huebsch at 218-849-7966 or Mary Nordbeck 218-298-2466 to find out more information.

Prayer Chain

To add a name to our prayer chain and/or prayer corner (must be a family member or have permission from the individual), or if you would like to be added as a pray-er, contact Ardith at 218-346-5345 or


Text App to 88202

to download our parish app!

Search for

“Northern Cross Area Catholic Community”

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.

Synod Listening Sessions

Pope Francis is inviting all baptized members to participate in a synod consultation.  This unique experience is unprecedented in church history. There are two different ways this can happen:  1) You can go online to complete a self-guided consultation  2) Call the parish office if you would be interested in sitting down with someone 1:1.  Come let your voice be heard!

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

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!

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.