Welcome to Our Parish

We are Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish

On January 1, 2014, Our Lady of Fatima, which was founded in 1950, and St. James, which was founded in 1919, became Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish. Both churches have a rich and wonderful history.  However, as Our Mother of Perpetual Help we are dedicated to moving forward into our future with compassion, generosity and an openness of spirit.

We believe that the nurturing of the community around the Eucharistic Table is extended through gatherings which further strengthen and support us.  We foster this faithfully through the power of the Holy Spirit and the gifts and talents of our members.  We continue to walk our journey together with the Lord, our future secure in the knowledge that we have common goals in God's ever-present love. Father Paul Chateau is our Pastor and leads our parish.  

Photo is of our Pastor - Fr. Paul during his homily at the first Mass as Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish which was held on January 1, 2014 - The Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God.

 

 

 

Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Mass Schedule

Calendar Alert—Christmas 2017

According to Canon Law, "On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the faithful are obliged to participate in the Mass." This year the Fourth Sunday of Advent falls on December 24, Christmas falls on Monday, December 25. Some people are beginning to ask: Can I satisfy both obligations by attending Mass on the evening of December 23?

The prevailing view of canon lawyers is that each obligation must be fulfilled by attending a separate Mass:  "A person who assists at a Mass celebrated  anywhere in a Catholic rite either on the feast itself or in the evening of the preceding day satisfies the obligation of participating in the Mass" (#1248 no. 1)

In concert with recommendations from the Archdiocese we have had to be creative in scheduling Masses over this weekend. Those Masses (4:30 pm December 23 and 9:00 am December 24) scheduled for the Fourth Sunday of Advent will honor the focus of this celebration ... it is not Christmas.

 

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Saturday, December 23

4:30 pm Vigil Mass at Our Lady of Fatima

Sunday, December 24

9:00 am Mass at Our Lady of Fatima

 

Christmas Masses

Sunday, December 24

4:30 pm Vigil Mass at Our Lady of Fatima

7:00 pm Evening Mass at St. James

Monday, December 25

9:00 am at Our Lady of Fatima

 

Our Mission Statement

Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish is a welcoming and nurturing Catholic community building up the Body of Christ through prayer and service.

Our Vision Statement

Our vision is to be an extraordinary spiritual gathering place where people of all backgrounds and ages are welcome to question and learn, pray, worship, and serve.  In community through prayer and worship we hope to continue to grow together in our understanding and appreciation of God’s love.  We strive to change and improve our lives and the lives of others.

Mass Times

WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday, 4:30 PM - Our Lady of Fatima Church
Sunday, 9:00 AM - Our Lady of Fatima Church
Sunday, 11:00 AM - St. James Church

WEEKDAY MASS
9:00AM
on Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Our Lady of Fatima Church
on Tuesday and Thursday* at St. James Church

* Call the parish office at 248.545.2310 to ascertain where the 1st Thursday of the Month 7PM Mass will be celebrated

Your Health is Important to Us

Residents Urged to Get Flu Shots Following

an Early Flu-Related Death

Oct. 6, 2017, Pontiac, Mich. – The Oakland County Health Division strongly urges residents to take action and get vaccinated against flu in the wake of a flu-associated death in a senior citizen from Oakland County.

“My heart goes out to the family,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “This is an unfortunate reminder that influenza can be a very serious illness, especially in adults over the age of 65.”

The Health Division recommends everyone over the age of six months receive an influenza vaccination. Those who are at a higher risk of flu complications such as children younger than 5-years-old, pregnant women, older adults, and those with chronic medical conditions should especially get a flu shot and take preventive actions.

“Flu season has just begun so this is a critical time to get vaccinated, which is the best way to prevent the flu,” said Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland County. “You can also help prevent the flu by washing your hands, covering your cough, and staying home when sick.”

Getting an annual flu shot decreases the risk of getting the flu. It also helps decrease severity of illness and complications and protects the entire community, especially those who are unable to be vaccinated.

The flu virus can be spread to others as far as six feet away, mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze, or talk. Less often, a person may also get the flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own eyes, nose, or mouth. Washing your hands often with soap and water is a proactive way to avoid this. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Flu shots are available at Health Division offices in Pontiac and Southfield from Noon – 8 p.m. on Mondays and 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Pre-payment and registration are not available at these walk-in clinics. Flu shots cost $25. The high-dose flu shot recommended for those 65 years and older is $47 and is covered by Medicare.

Payment options include cash, credit (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa), Medicare, Medicaid, and some insurance. Credit card fees apply. Please bring picture identification and all insurance cards to the clinic. OCHD participates in the Vaccines for Children Program. No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay; there is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available.

For up-to-date information, visit www.oakgov.com/health; follow the Health Division on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter @publichealthOC; or call the Health Division’s Flu Shot Hotline at 800-434-3358. Nurse on Call is also available to answer questions at 800-848-5533.

Prayer to Our Mother of Perpetual Help

          

 

 

 

Our Mother of Perpetual Help, 

Today we face so many difficulties. You remind us to reach out and help those in need. Help us understand that our lives belong to others as much as they belong to us. Mary, Model of Christian love, we know we cannot heal every ill or solve every problem. But with God's grace, we intend to do what we can. May we be true witnesses to the world that love for one another really matters. May our daily actions proclaim how fully our lives are modeled after yours, Mother of Perpetual Help. Amen.

 

Photo Albums

Parish Office is located at Our Lady of Fatima Church

Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish

13500 Oak Park Blvd.

Oak Park, Michigan  48237

Directions to Our Lady of Fatima Church

Directions to St. James Church

Photo Albums

EMAIL CONTACT INFORMATION

You may contact the Parish Office via email under the staff directory or by going to the contact page and go to the drop down menu.  

Staff

Office Hours

Office Hours at Our Lady of Fatima are
Monday through Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
PHONE: 248-545-2310
FAX: 248-545-2312

Office Hours at St. James are Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
PHONE: 248-542-8835
FAX: 248-542-0267

PARISH EMAIL: fatimaofficeolofsj@gmail.com

If there is an emergency, when the office is closed, please contact the parish office at 248.545.2310.

Prayers for Peace for Peace in Our Communities

For an end to the violence perpetrated by harsh words, deadly weapons, or cold indifference. May our homes, our nation, and countries around the world become havens of peace, let us pray to the Lord.

For the grace to see every human being as a child of God, regardless of race, language or culture, let us pray to the Lord.

For the wisdom to receive the stories and experiences of those different from ourselves and to respond with respect, let us pray to the Lord.

For the strength to teach our children how to resolve differences non-violently and respectfully, and the courage to model it in our own behavior, let us pray to the Lord.

For our faith community, that we may celebrate and welcome the diverse faces of Christ in our worship, our ministries, and our leaders, let us pray to the Lord.

For our faith community, that we may respond boldly to the Holy Spirit's call to act together to end violence and racism, let us pray to the Lord.

For healing and justice for all those who have experienced violence and racism, let us pray to the Lord.

For the protection of all police and first responders who risk their lives daily to ensure our safety; for fair and just policing that will promote peace and well-being in all our neighborhoods, let us pray to the Lord.

For our public officials, that they will strive to work for fair education, adequate housing, and equal opportunities for employment for all, let us pray to the Lord.

For our parish, that we may cultivate welcome, extend hospitality, and encourage the participation of people of all cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds, let us pray to the Lord.

For the courage to have difficult conversations about racism, and for a better appreciation of how our words and actions – or even our silence – can impact our communities, let us pray to the Lord.

For solidarity in our global human family, that we may work together to protect those who are most vulnerable and most in need, let us pray to the Lord.

Archbishop Vigneron's Pastoral Letter June 2017

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