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We are Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish 

 

 

Join us in Worship and Prayer

   

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 - Our Lady of Fatima Church

 

 

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

Sunday, 11:00 AM - St. James Church 

 

 

 

 

Important Information about the location of Saturday 4:30 pm Liturgy

Beginning Saturday, July 7 through Saturday, November 24 the Saturday 4:30 pm Liturgy will be celebrated at St. James.

 

 

 

LOOKING FOR MORE PRAYER IN YOUR LIFE?

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over 50?  Looking for something new?  

 

 

 

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.    

 

 

 

 

 

Save The Date

Saturday, June 16

5:30 pm—7:00 pm

Bradley Hall at

Our Lady of Fatima

 

The Men’s Organization invites everyone to attend.

 

Choice of a New York strip, about 9 oz, or chicken, baked potato, salad and beverages.

 

Tickets are $15 and must be purchased

by Thursday, June 14.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements 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.

St. Vincent de Paul Food Depot News

The St. Vincent de Paul Food Depot

is in dire need of paper products!

 

The State Bridge Cards given to our clients cannot be used to purchase paper products.  All of us can appreciate how necessary these items are to a household. Please cut coupons, watch the sales and donate whatever you can. Your donations may be placed on the table in the nook of the Fatima Gathering Area or on a table in the back of the Church at St. James. Your help is needed and deeply appreciated. Thank you all for your generosity.

 

 

 

 

 

News From our Finance Council 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

HAVE YOU MOVED? 

DO YOU HAVE A NEW PHONE NUMBER(S)?

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOME BOUND MINISTRY

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.

 

 

   

 

 

Bulletin Article Submission Deadline:

The deadline to submit articles and information for the Our Mother of Perpetual Help (OMOPH) News is normally NOON on Fridays with a 9 day lead time. You may submit information via email at olofsjbulletin@gmail.com  or use the on-line form on the parish forms page of this website.  There may be times when an early deadline is required.  Notices with early deadlines will appear in the Our Mother of Perpetual Help News and on this website 

 

 

 

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OUR WELCOME DESKS?

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Councils and Commissions

 

The Parish Council encourages and enables the sharing of gifts and resources so that we will be able to hear and proclaim the Gospel, worship and reach out to the community in service.  It is a means and an avenue of coordinating our mission in the areas of education, service, stewardship and worship.

 

The Parish Council is a consultative body to the Pastor and the coordinating and unifying structure of the parish.  Its mission is to give a voice of support, guidance and direction to the various aspects of parish life.

 

 

The members of the Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish Council: 

 

Lauri Palmer

Maripat Ruttan

Dominic Scappaticci

Nick Sharkey

You may contact any of our parish council members by calling the parish office, at 248.545.2310, and leave a message.  Our staff will ensure that the message gets to the council member.  

 

 

 

 

Our Finance Council supports the good governance of the parish and helps there be accountability to the diocese and to the parishioners by assisting the Pastor in the proper administration and stewardship of the finances and material assets of the parish as well as strategic planning.

 

Members of our Finance Council are:

 

Lori Brown

Kathy Faba, Secretary

Bill Janelle

Nishanthi (Nisha) Jayasundera, Chairperson

Tom Kirkwood

Mark Wonsil, Vice Chairperson

Jim Podzikowski, Emeritus

Fr. Paul Chateau, ex-officio

Vicki Mazurek, ex officio

 

 

Our Worship Commission envisions, coordinates and evaluates the worship, liturgical, and prayer life of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish.  Included in its responsibilities are: inviting and training liturgical ministers, preparing liturgical and prayer celebrations, decorating our worship environments for the different liturgical seasons throughout the year, and supporting ecumenism in the area.

 

Worship Commission Members:

 

Barbara Urbiel, Chair 

Tom Jaksa

Patrice Leland 

Dorothy McLaren

    

 

 

 

 

The Christian Service Commission promotes programs which strive to address human needs within our parish and in the broader community. 

 

Christian Service Commission Members:

 

Kevin Allison

Mary Lewis

Christine Jerulle

Mary Kovari, Chair

Janet Sink

Lisa Stevens

 

 

 

 

Our Faith Formation Commission strives to provide opportunities where our youth, and the adults who minister with them, can thrive in a caring, hospitable, Christian environment within the Catholic tradition.

 

 

 

 

 

Faith Formation Commission members are:

Janice Sharkey, Chair

Michelle Ciokajlo

Jessica Lafata

Leonard Piasta

Veronica Riha

Sharon Wallace

Natalie LaCroix, Director of Religious Education and Faith Formation

 

Members of our parish serve on our councils and commissions for terms of either 1, 2, or 3 years. 

Have a question or want to reach a member of the parish council, finance council, Christian service commission, faith formation commission, or worship commission?

It’s very simple…Just call our parish  office at 248.545.2310.  Our staff will be happy to take a message and get your message to the council or commission member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

PROCESS FOR PLACING EVENTS

ON THE PARISH CALENDAR

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.  Additional forms will be added soon.