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Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish

has a 9:00 am Mass on

 Monday at Our Lady of Fatima Church

Tuesday at St. James Church

Wednesday at Our Lady of Fatima Church

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 is celebrated)

 Friday at Our Lady of Fatima Church 

 and 3 Masses on the weekend

Saturday, 4:30 PM - St James Church

4:30 pm Saturday Vigil Mass Location Change

Mark your Calendars for Saturday, Dec. 1


Beginning Saturday, December 1, 2018 (The First Sunday of Advent) the 4:30 pm  Saturday Vigil Mass Returns to Our Lady of Fatima. 

The rest of the Mass Schedule remains the same.




Sunday, 9:00 AM - Our Lady of Fatima Church 

Sunday, 11:00 AM - St. James Church  




Our Worship Commission invites you to join the MONDAY MORNING PRAYER GROUP

The Monday Morning Prayer Group meets on most Mondays at 10:30 AM in the Gathering Area at Our Lady of Fatima Church.




The Worship Commission Invites you

to Save the Date for the Following Events:



Dec. 12, and 19

Wednesday Evening Prayer

7pm at Our Lady of Fatima


Our Worship Commission Brings Bambinelli Sunday to Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Saturday/Sunday Dec. 15 & 16


While we first brought this to the parish last year, this   tradition has been going on for over 30 years in Rome. It helps “children and young people to prepare for Jesus.” December 15 and 16 bring the Christ Child from your Nativity or precepe scene (the Italians really get into this) and Fr. Chateau will bless the figures.  The blessing will take place at each Mass.



Monday, December 17

Advent Penance Service

7pm at Our Lady of Fatima




Over 50?  Looking for something new?  


50+ Club—Christmas Party Lunch

Thursday, December 20 at 11:00 am

in the Gathering Area

at Our Lady of Fatima


Joy to the world. The 50+ Club invites all seniors to their festive Christmas Party Lunch. We'll have a delicious hot lunch; door prizes; sing-alongs, and just a holly jolly good time. Don't be naughty and miss this.  Be good and join in the fun.  Members $6.00—Non-Members $8.00


For tickets call

Mary Ura at 248-547-7466

or Miki at 586-758-3099




Join the 50+ Club at their meetings on the first and third Thursday of every month in the Gathering Area at Our Lady of Fatima.  The meetings are always lively.  Come to the meeting and find out about all the great events they have throughout the year.     









Our Mother of Perpetual Help Giving Tree 2018

Angels’ Place will be the recipient of our 2018 parish giving tree project.  This year in order to ensure the success of our giving tree project there will be no collections of items for any other organizations (the only exception is the Women’s Society November shampoo collection for the jail ministry)

Want to Be an Angel This Christmas? Then bring

Christmas to the adult residents of Angels’ Place

by participating in the

2018 Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish Giving Tree

Look for Our Giving Tree at both worship locations beginning November 24th. Parishioners who wish to share the joy and love of Christmas in a tangible way are invited to select one or more of the tags off the trees and participate by purchasing the item or items on the tag to gift the adult residents of Angels’ Place.  All items for the 2018 Giving Tree need to be returned by Noon Sunday, Dec. 16th so that the items may be delivered to Angels’ Place in time for Christmas. If    possible, please gift wrap or place the items you purchase in a gift bag. Make sure to securely affix the gift tag on the  outside of the package or items you have purchased. For more information on Angels’ Place visit their website at www.angelsplace.com




Women’s Society Annual Christmas Lunch


The Women’s Society will be holding their annual Christmas lunch on Sat., Dec. 15th at Noon at Clawson Steakhouse.  Meal selections are:  Chicken Piccata - $17; Garlic Encrusted Whitefish - $20; Pepper Steak - $15.  Tax and gratuity are already included in these prices.  Coffee, tea, or pop is $3 extra with free refills.  If you wish to attend please contact either Mary Ann Shirley (248-541-2496), Christine Jerulle (248-398-2544), or Francine Potochnik (248-543-3188) with your meal and beverage selection.  You can pay either by check (payable to OMoPH Women’s Society) or cash to any of the names listed above.  You can also pay the day of the lunch.  Meal orders should be in to Mary Ann Shirley by Mon., Dec. 10th.





Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish

Will Sponsor South Oakland Shelter (SOS)

Start the New Year Off

By Serving Those in Need


From December 30, 2018 through January 6, 2019 our parish will sponsor the South Oakland Shelter at First  United Methodist Church in Ferndale. If you have questions or want to volunteer to serve please call Mary Lewis at 248-544-1567.


From Our Christian Service Commission


Unity Potluck Supper with Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

Our Christian Service Commission’s Peace and Justice Committee invites all parishioners to participate in our first Unity Potluck Supper with Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  4:30 Mass at Our Lady Of Fatima Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.  Potluck Dinner immediately following Mass.  This past summer, Pleasant Grove and OMOPH members gathered for a picnic to celebrate our common missions.  Members from both congregations expressed interest in joining each other for a worship celebration.

How can we as parishioners participate in this event?

Bring a dish to pass:  Members of the Committee will be on hand after all Masses beginning the weekend of          December 29th-30th so that parishioners can sign up to bring a dish to pass and to help with set up and clean up.  We expect to host and serve an estimated 100 people.

Welcome our Pleasant Grove guests:  Parishioners attending 4:30 are invited to welcome our guests as they attend both Mass and the potluck supper

If you have questions, contact Gloria Griffin (248) 914-0028


Christian Service Commission sponsoring Southeast Oakland Shelter

Our Mother of Perpetual Help is once again hosting the Southeast Oakland Shelter (SOS) from Dec. 30, 2018 through Jan. 6, 2019 at First United Methodist Church (next door to St. James. 

We need:

FOOD:  e.g. bread, milk, cereal, eggs, salad dressing, dry pasta, snacks (cookies, chips, pop, etc.), fruit, fruit juice, etc.  We are also happy to receive a casserole, cake,    brownies, etc.

VOLUNTEERS: overnight chaperones, drivers am & pm, set up Sun 12/30, at 12:30 PM, cooks/ meal prep & clean up

CALL MARY LEWIS for more INFORMATION @ 248/544-1567 or see someone after all masses to sign up and ask questions.


Remember the lives of the unborn, the most vulnerable in our society as we prepare the way of the Lord during this Holy season of Advent. We look forward to celebrating the birth of the Child Jesus. Let us pray for mothers who are preparing to welcome their newborn babies into the world, just as Mary did over 2000 years ago!

Coffee hour 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at St. James and Our Lady of Fatima.  Come join us for coffee, doughnuts and blood pressure checks.



Announcements and News from our Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference:


Spirituality, Friendship, Service

These are the three cornerstones of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. If you are interested in serving those in need within our parish boundaries, and putting your faith into action, please join us the first Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Gathering Area at Our Lady of Fatima to learn more about the work of our conference. A little time and a caring heart are all you need.







Online Giving Coming to

Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish



The Finance Council is pleased to announce that you are now able to submit your offertory contributions, if you choose to do so, to Our Mother of  Perpetual Help Parish online.  Visit our donate online page on this website.


What does this mean for you and our Parish?


  • ¨ There is no extra charge for giving electronically

  • ¨ It is environmentally friendly! No more paper envelopes, checks, or ATM receipts

  • ¨ There is less cash for the counting teams and office to handle and easier bank deposits.

  • ¨ You can still donate to special collections (Emergency Relief, Missions, Religious Retirement, etc.)

  • ¨ The site is administered by the same company that   currently tracks your donations so your giving is accurate

  • ¨ Just as today, you control how much and when you give

  • ¨ Predictable giving makes budgeting much easier

  • ¨ The site is used by more than 10,000 Churches so we know it is safe and secure

  • ¨ You may start or stop whenever you choose


If you have any questions, concerns, or are interested in being part of the pilot program of 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








We encourage you to call the parish office, at 248.545.2310, to let us know of a change in your address or phone number(s) so that we might correctly update our records. You may also send an email with this information to:  fatimaofficeolofsj@gmail.com

Thank you for your assistance.






If you or a loved one is home bound, in the hospital or a nursing home and would like to receive Holy Communion, please call the parish office at 248-545-2310.  A parish member would be happy to visit you.








After each weekend liturgy there is a volunteer at the Welcome Desk at both sites of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish.  

When visiting the welcome desk you can:

Schedule a Mass Intention

Put someone on or remove someone from the sick or military prayer list

Register as a new parishioner

Request a visit for someone who is ill or someone who would like to have a communion visit

We extend a big thank you to all of the volunteers, our fellow parishioners, who dedicate their time to serve in this important ministry.






ATTN:  Leaders of Parish Organizations - Important Reminder

If your recognized parish organization has an event you would like placed on the parish calendar (so that it appears on the website and the calendar of events in the bulletin) you must complete an event form. 

Forms may be obtained at the parish office and must be returned to the parish office at Our Lady of Fatima Church or submitted via email to olofsjbulletin@gmail.com. 

Please avoid scheduling conflicts. 

There should not be more than one event scheduled at the same time.

No events should be scheduled on Holy Days of Obligation or during Holy Week.

PLEASE NOTE:  Your event is NOT scheduled until you receive a confirmation.


On-Line Parish Forms


Did you know that you can submit an article for the Our Mother of Perpetual Help News or request a Mass Intention through the on-line parish forms.  Go to the "Information regarding on-line parish forms" and make sure to read the information regarding submitting the forms.  Then go to the subpage to find the forms, complete and submit.