Welcome to

Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish

At 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. 

All are Welcome, All Are Welcome, All Are Welcome in This Place

Have you been away for awhile? Are you new or visiting?

We extend a warm welcome to you, want you to know that you are welcome here and hope you will come back. Our volunteers who serve at our Welcome Desk, located in our Gathering Area, are available after each Mass on the weekends to answer questions you might have. Our hope is that you will find a home in our community of faith.  Registering to become a member is easy.  Stop by our Welcome Desks, visit the become a member page on this website, or call the parish office at 248.545.2310.

Join Us at Mass


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

Christmas Mass Schedule

Monday, December 24 

[no 9:00 am Mass]

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


Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God - Holy Day of Obligation

Monday, December 31

[no 9:00 am Mass]

4:30 pm Vigil Mass at Our Lady of Fatima

Tuesday, January 1

[no 9:00 am Mass]

10:00 am Mass at St. James

Upcoming Events at Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Wednesday, December 12

7:00 pm Evening Prayer (WC) OLOF C

Saturday, December 15 & Sunday December 16

At all Masses Bambinelli Sunday—Blessing of Creche Christ Figures

Monday, December 17

7:00 pm Advent Penance Service (WC) OLOF C

Tuesday, December 18

6, 6:30, & 7pm Parish Nurse, Life Matters CSC Mtg (CSC)      SJC

Wednesday, December 19

7:00 pm Evening Prayer (WC) OLOF C

Thursday, December 20

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

Christmas Mass Schedule

Monday, December 24—4:30 pm Mass— Our Lady of Fatima

Tuesday, December 25—9:00 am Mass—Our Lady of Fatima

Tuesday, December 25—11:00 am Mass—St. James


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



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

at Our Lady of Fatima


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



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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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.

Directions to Our Lady of Fatima Church

Directions to St. James Church

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.

St. Andrew / Christmas Novena

Novena to St. Andrew

[pray 15 times a day from the Feast of St. Andrew—November 30—through Christmas]

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold.  In that hour vouchsafe, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires, [here mention your request] through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen

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

Our Lady Of Guadalupe - December 12.

The Blessed Virgin’s appearance at Tepeyac to Saint Juan Diego in 1531, was the beginning of a beautiful story of God’s and Mary’s love and care for the peoples of Mexico. As Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Blessed Virgin was named patroness of all of the Americas in 2003.

Saint Lucy - December 13.

Little is known about Saint Lucy except that she had taken a vow of virginity, and that she was martyred in 304. Yet devotion to her sprung up in the early Church, and she is mentioned among the martyrs in the First Eucharistic Prayer.

Saint John Of The Cross - December 14.

Saint John of the Cross was a 16th century reformer of the Carmelite way of life. Together with Saint Teresa of Avila, he lived the primitive Rule of their Order, and paid a dear price for his commitment to reform and authentic living. Saint John of the Cross died in 1591.

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

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In The Words of Pope Francis

“Once again we mark the arrival of Advent. This holy season trumpets God’s extravagant love for us, a love beyond reckoning. Into our beautiful yet wounded world comes Emmanuel, God-with-us, carrying the promise of fresh hope to enliven our hearts. No matter how broken or seemingly hopeless our world may sometimes seem, the Advent messages are rich with joyous expectation and longing, insisting that God can and does bring forth life where none seems possible.” 

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.