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.

 

 

 

Fr. Paul's Easter Greetings

Blessings and a Happy and Joyous Easter!

St. Paul reminds us that if Jesus has not risen our faith is in vain.  The Easter mystery is the high point of our Church liturgical year.  Jesus rose and brings us hope of rising with him.

I am grateful to all of the people who made our Lenten Journey to our Joy in Easter as meaningful and prayerful as it was.  I am so very proud of our liturgies and prayer services.  They are moving, inclusive, and thoughtful as they bring us closer to Christ.  Our environment team’s creativity and talent never ceases to amaze me.  The simple, understated and prayerful Lenten environment and joy filled Easter environment are a beautiful thing to behold.  The members of environment team are unsung heroes for their tireless energy which they continue to share with our parish.  A special thank you to those of you who donated a flowering plant to enhance our worship environment.  It is an important tradition that started long ago and am glad that we continue this as it brings a special connectedness to our environment.  The gifts of our music ministers truly exemplify that when you sing your pray twice.  The time that our lectors devote to preparing to share God’s word does not go unnoticed. 

Today as we celebrate another Easter as Our Mother of Perpetual Help we rejoice together.  Please keep our mission (Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish is a welcoming and nurturing Catholic community building up the Body of Christ through prayer and service.) and our vision (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.) statements before you.  They should be primary in all that we do together to build up the Body of Christ. 

Hopefully, we will continue to strive to come together with open and generous hearts.  We are blessed.

Alleluia!  Christ is Risen!

Fr. Paul

 

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 - St. James 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

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.

 

Building Bridges of Mercy and Hope

 

We do not hear about bridges in the Bible.  There are, however,  several instances in which its people built bridges.  Perhaps the most famous bridge-building in biblical times was done at the hands of the Good Samaritan.  In Luke's priceless parable, a businessman from Samaria stops to help what we are to suppose was a Judean traveler who had been mugged on the treacherous road down from Jerusalem to Jericho.  The bridge he built through those acts of mercy has given hope to humanity. 

This is our mission for 2017.  At each Church, parishioners will find a “journal” in which to write down our thoughts and reflections about building bridges of mercy and hope in our world, in our communities, in our parish.  Let us pray together for these acts of mercy and hope in our midst.

 

Archbishop Vigneron's Pastoral Letter June 2017

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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

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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, Wednesday, and 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.

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