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.

 

 

 

Join Us at Mass

WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE


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

 

MONDAY through FRIDAY MASS - 9:00 AM

Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Our Lady of Fatima Church
Tuesday and Thursday* at St. James Church

* Call the parish office at 248.545.2310 to ascertain where the 1st Thursday of the Month 7:00 PM Mass will be celebrated

 

Upcoming Events at Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Thursday, November 15

11:00 am 50+ Club Meeting (50+) OLOF GA

5:30 pm St. Vincent de Paul District Meeting OLOF GA

Monday, November 19

10:30 am Monday Morning Prayer Group (WC) OLOF GA

Thursday, November 22—Thanksgiving—Parish Office Closed

Monday, November 26

10:30 am Monday Morning Prayer Group (WC) OLOF BH

Tuesday, November 27

7:00 pm Infancy Narratives Scripture Study (FFC) OLOF GA

Thursday, November 29

6:00 pm Christian Service Commission Mtg (CSC) OLOF BH

7:00 pm Race & Immigration Meeting (CSC) OLOF GA

Saturday, December 1

9:00 am Religious Formation Classes (FFC) OLOF GA

Sunday, December 2

10:00 am Faith Formation Commission Meeting (FFC) OLOF GA

Worship Opportunities for Advent & Christmas

Our Worship Commission Invites you to 

Save the Date for and Participate in the Following Events:

Our Theme for Advent is

Making Room for Emmanuel

 

Sunday, December 2 - Advent by Candlelight - 5:00 pm

at Our Lady of Fatima 

December 5, 12, 19  - Advent Evening Prayer—7:00 pm

at Our Lady of Fatima

Friday, December 7 - Vigil Mass Holy Day of Obligation

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

7:00pm at Our Lady of Fatima

Saturday, December 8 - Mass Holy Day of Obligation the Solemnity of the

Immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

10:00am at St. James

Saturday/ Sunday December 15 & 16

Bambinelli Sunday—Blessing of Christ Child Figures

at All Masses

Monday, December 17 - Advent Penance Service—7:00 pm

at Our Lady of Fatima

 

Christmas Mass Schedule

Monday, December 24

4:30 pm Vigil Mass at Our Lady of Fatima

Tuesday, December 25

9:00 am Mass at Our Lady of Fatima

11:00 am Mass at St. James

 

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.

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.

Publications


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Staff

Office Hours

Office Hours at Our Lady of Fatima are
Monday through Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Office Hours at St. James are Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

PARISH PHONE: 248-545-2310
PARISH FAX: 248-545-2312
PARISH EMAIL: fatimaofficeolofsj@gmail.com

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

Parish Office

The Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish Office is located at

Our Lady of Fatima

13500 Oak Park Blvd. (on the northeast corner of Oak Park Blvd. and Coolidge Hwy.)

Oak Park, Michigan  48237

Photo Albums

Directions to Our Lady of Fatima Church

Photo Albums

Directions to St. James Church

Thank you for your generosity

Click here to donate online

If you have any questions or concerns about online giving please contact Mark Wonsil, our Finance Council Vice chairperson, at  mark.wonsil@gmail.com Nisha Jayasundera, our Finance Council chairperson, at nishaomoph@gmail.com

Spotlight on Saints and Observances for the Week

November the Month of All Souls

All the saints are celebrated each year on November 1;  however, most Christian traditions of honoring the dead are linked with All Souls Day on November 2.  On this day, we remember our own loved ones who have gone before us in faith.  These tributes extend beyond the day itself and last through the month of November, the Month of All Souls.  The days are now at their darkest; crops have been harvested; leaves have changed colors and are falling to the ground; while the readings of the liturgy direct our thoughts to the end times, when Christ will return in his full glory restoring the fullness of salvation to all creation.  What a perfect time to remember our beloved dead.

 

 

 

For more information visit https://www.franciscanmedia.org/source/saint-of-the-day

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“The company of the saints helps us to recognize that God never abandons us, so that we can live and bear witness to hope on this earth.”

From Pope Francis

Reporting Clergy Sexual Abuse

The Archdiocese of Detroit encourages individuals to report clergy sexual abuse of minors and others – no matter when the abuse occurred. Individuals may contact local law enforcement authorities and/or they may report to the Archdiocese of Detroit by calling the Victim Assistance Coordinator at (866) 343-8055 or by emailing vac@aod.org.

In addition, the Michigan Attorney General’s Office can be contacted at its toll-free reporting hotline at (844) 324-3374 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or by email at aginvestigations@michigan.gov.
 
More information about the Archdiocese’s efforts to address abuse may be found at protect.aod.org.