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 - Our Lady of Fatima Church
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

Monday, June 18

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

Wednesday, June 20

7:00 pm  DRIVE Meeting  OLOF GA

Thursday, June 21

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

Monday, June 25

6:00 pm  DRIVE Core Meeting  OLOF GA

7:00 pm  DRIVE Race & Immigration Meeting OLOF GA

Saturday, June 30 and Sunday July 1

Peter’s Pence Collection at all Masses

 

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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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

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

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Quote for the Week

“Mary lived Jesus’ Beatitudes like no other: she is saintly among the saints, she shows us the way to holiness and accompanies us.”

 

 

Pope Francis

 

Spotlight on Saints

Saint of the Week—

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga—June 21

 

The Lord can make saints anywhere, even amid the brutality and license of Renaissance life. Florence was the “mother of piety” for Aloysius Gonzaga despite his exposure to a “society of fraud, dagger, poison, and lust.” As a son of a princely family, he grew up in royal courts and army camps. His father wanted Aloysius to be a military hero.

At age 7 Aloysius experienced a profound spiritual quickening. His prayers included the Office of Mary, the psalms, and other devotions. At age 9 he came from his hometown of Castiglione to Florence to be educated; by age 11 he was teaching catechism to poor children, fasting three days a week, and practicing great austerities. When he was 13 years old, he traveled with his parents and the Empress of Austria to Spain, and acted as a page in the court of Philip II. The more Aloysius saw of court life, the more disillusioned he became, seeking relief in learning about the lives of saints.

A book about the experience of Jesuit missionaries in India suggested to him the idea of entering the Society of Jesus, and in Spain his decision became final. Now began a four-year contest with his father. Eminent churchmen and laypeople were pressed into service to persuade Aloysius to remain in his “normal” vocation. Finally he prevailed, was allowed to renounce his right to succession, and was received into the Jesuit novitiate.

In 1591, a plague struck Rome. The Jesuits opened a hospital of their own. The superior general himself and many other  Jesuits rendered personal service. Because he nursed patients, washing them and making their beds, Aloysius caught the  disease. A fever persisted after his recovery and he was so weak he could scarcely rise from bed. Yet, he maintained his great discipline of prayer, knowing that he would die within the octave of Corpus Christi, three months later, at the age of 23.

 

 

 

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

 

From Pope Francis

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