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.

 

 

 

Special Collection - Hurricane Relief

In a series of violent late summer storms, hurricane-force winds, accompanied by tropical storm rains, flooding and surges, have wrought significant destruction and displacement on the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana, in the Eastern Caribbean and Puerto Rico, and have the potential to do significant damage from Florida to the Carolinas.

At the request of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Vigneron has asked the faithful of the Archdiocese of Detroit to give generously at a special collection at weekend Masses on September 16 and 17 to support relief efforts. Funds given through this collection will support the humanitarian and recovery efforts of Catholic Charities USA, providing pastoral and rebuilding support in impacted communities.

Donations can be made by cash or check. If contributing by check, please make your check payable to Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, with “Hurricane Relief” noted in the memo line.

Your donation will make a difference to those suffering in the aftermath of Harvey and Irma.

God is our refuge and our strength,

an ever-present help in distress.

Thus we do not fear, though earth be shaken

and mountains quake to the depths of the sea,

Though its waters rage and foam

and mountains totter at its surging.

Psalm 46:2-4

 

Pray for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma

 

 

A Prayer for Recovery After Disaster

God our Father, in the wake of disaster,

visit our places of desolation with your consolation.

Bring strength to the weary and courage

to those who feel overwhelmed.

We believe that you hold our concerns in your Fatherly care,

and that you entrust us to one another as sisters and brothers.

Mobilize your people near and far to feed the hungry,

shelter the displaced, and protect those in deepest poverty.

As we rebuild what is ruined,

may we recover together as a stronger community.

We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

 

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

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.

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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