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

 

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.

Upcoming Events at Our Mother of Perpetual Help

 

Thursday, October 18

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

Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21

St. Vincent de Paul Bundle Days

Pod in the parking lot at Our Lady of Fatima

Monday, October 22

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

7:00 pm Rosary (WC)  SJ

Thursday, October 24

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

Sunday, October 28

9am—11am Harvest Breakfast (MO)  OLOF BH

Monday, October 29

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

7:00 pm  Rosary (WC)  SJ

Thursday, November 1—Feast of All Saints—Holy Day of Obligation

9:00 am  Mass (WC)  SJ

7:00 pm  Mass (WC)  OLOF C

Saturday, November 3

9:00 am Religious Formation Classes (FFC)  SJ

Saturday, November 3 and Sunday November 4

Commemoration of Deceased Parishioners at All Masses

Monday, November 5

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

7:00 pm St. Vincent de Paul Conf Mtg (SVdP) OLOF GA

Wednesday, November 7

7:00 pm Men’s Organization Meeting (MO) OLOF BH

Thursday, November 8

6:30 pm Women’s Society Meeting (WS) OLOF GA

Saturday, November 10

5:30 pm Chili Cook Off (MO) OLOF BH

Sunday, November 11

Noon Health Topics—Women’s Health (CSC) SJ

Monday, November 12

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

6:30 pm Worship Commission Meeting (WC) OLOF GA 

 

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.

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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

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Thank you for your generosity

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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

Saint Teresa Of Avila—October 15

Saint Teresa of Avila lived before and during the Council of Trent. Having experienced the Reformation, she felt a need for reform, but took things in a different direction than the Protestants. Teresa set an example for present day reformers.

Saint Ignatius Of Antioch—October 17

On his journey to Rome to face his death in the Circus Maximus, Saint Ignatius of Antioch visited and wrote to many of the churches along the way. These letters have become a valuable source of instruction as well as a source of information about the early days of the Church.

Saint Luke—October 18

Saint Luke is known to us primarily as the author of the Gospel that bears his name, and Acts of the Apostles. Actually two volumes of one work, Saint Luke instructs and inspires us with his beautiful treatment of the words and deeds of Jesus and of the early Church. We are blessed by his writings.

 

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

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In The Words of Pope Francis

In a Christian community division is one of the worst sins because it comes not from God.” … “examine our consciences and look for forgiveness...for the times when we have given rise to division or misunderstanding in our communities and may our relationships mirror more beautifully and joyfully the unity of Jesus and the Father.” 

From Pope Francis

Archbishop Vigneron's Letter to the Faithful

September 21, 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

By now you will have learned that our State Attorney General has launched an investigation into the Catholic Church in Michigan in regard to acts of sexual abuse of minors by clergy, and the ways these cases were handled by bishops and others in authority. Once again, I affirm:

The Archdiocese of Detroit welcomes the Attorney General's investigation and is prepared to fully cooperate. We have worked closely with authorities from all six counties within our archdiocese since 2002, when we shared past case files involving clergy misconduct and committed to turning over all new allegations regardless of when the alleged abuse occurred. The Attorney General investigation is the next phase of our commitment to transparency and healing.

We have full confidence in our safe environment policies put in place and carefully followed for more than 15 years. We remain committed to protecting everyone – especially children and vulnerable adults – and therefore look forward to working closely with officials to determine if there is more we can do to accomplish this goal.

As shepherd of our local church in Detroit, I want to offer my most heartfelt apology for the shame I know you must feel that, because of failures in the Church’s leadership, we have come to this point. While shame and embarrassment might be an initial reaction, they are not the most important. First and foremost, in the beginning and throughout, we must keep our focus on the healing of the victim survivors and on our efforts to keep everyone safe in our parishes, schools and all other dimensions of the Church’s life. I renew to you my pledge to lead all of us in striving ever more vigorously to achieve these goals.

Most recently, our response to the sexual abuse crisis has led to establishing new action steps to hold bishops accountable for our own personal behavior and for how we have dealt with cases of abuse. The U.S. Bishops’ Conference has already shared some important decisions about this, and I fully endorse them. Further, I will meet soon with all the priests in the archdiocese to discuss further actions we can take to ensure that my pastoral ministry is characterized by integrity, transparency and accountability.

What I have mentioned so far concerns the actions that need to be taken to strengthen the organizational side of our faith-community. While not seeking to skirt the issue of the need for action, as your pastor, I need also to speak to you about the personal, spiritual response to which God the Father calls us in our current situation. I hear him inviting us to renew our faith in him: that he has raised Jesus from the dead and made him Lord of history, not least the history of our time and place; that in the death and resurrection of Jesus is the power to conquer evil, even sins as heinous as those being uncovered because of this crisis; and that in the outpouring of his precious blood he gives us the singular grace to atone for these sins and heal the wounds that have been inflicted on Christ’s Mystical Body, the Church.

In that light, I ask that you enter into a moment of prayer – kneel if you wish – and in spirit join with the priest in this prayer from the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, which I’ve edited to focus on our community’s need for mercy:

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for the sins of clergy sexual abuse and the failure of those who should have prevented it. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and give healing to all victims-survivors, their families, and to the whole world.

As I close, I offer again my apology, first of all to victim-survivors and all others so grievously wounded by the sexual abuse of minors by clergy, and for these crimes and failure of leaders to prevent them. Also, I apologize to all of you, members of the Catholic community, for the hurt these sins have caused you. With the help of God, I will continue to lead us on the path toward being the family of faith God calls us to be.

Saint Anne, pray for your Church in Detroit.

Blessed Solanus, pray for us.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron

Archbishop of Detroit

 

Click here to download a copy of this letter

Open Letter from Judge Michael J. Talbot (Ret.)

In an effort to share, as widely as possible, below is the recently published open letter from Judge Michael J. Talbot (Ret.), Chair of the Archdiocesan Review Board on the processing of sexual abuse complaints in the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Click here to read Open Letter From Judge Talbot