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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  




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:


Rosary on Monday Evenings in October at 7:00 pm at St. James


Thursday, Nov. 1— Solemnity of All Saints

Holy Day of Obligation

Mass at 9am—St. James

Mass at 7pm—Our Lady of Fatima


November 3—4

Commemoration of Deceased Parishioners at All Masses


Saturday/Sunday, Dec. 1 & 2

Advent Begins

New Liturgical Begins

Saturday 4:30pm Mass Moves to

Our Lady of Fatima


Sunday, December 2

Advent by Candlelight

5pm at Our Lady of Fatima


Dec. 5, 12, and 19

Wednesday Evening Prayer

7pm at Our Lady of Fatima


December 8

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Holy Day of Obligation

Mass Schedule to Be Determined


Monday, December 17

Advent Penance Service

7pm at Our Lady of Fatima




Over 50?  Looking for something new?  


50+ Club Meeting

October 18 at 11 am

in the Gathering Area at Our Lady of Fatima

Halloween Party


All you senior ghosts and goblins come out to enjoy our BOO! party. Dress up in costume, or not, and join in the fun. We'll have cider and donuts and treats (if you don't play any tricks on us). We'll reminisce and enjoy talking about our Halloween pasts.

What's there to be scared of?

Come on in.  It will be Spooktacular!




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 Men's Organization Invites You to Save the Date for the Following Events.


Harvest Breakfast

Harvest Breakfast

Sunday, October 28

in Bradley Hall

9:00am to 11:00am

Pancakes, eggs, sausage, pastries, juice, coffee, tea - all you can eat.  Adult tickets $5.00. Kids 12 and under $2.00. Kids 3 and  under free.

For tickets call Chris at 248-635-0117


Chili Cook-off

Chili Cook Off

Saturday, November 10

in Bradley Hall

5:30pm to 8:00pm


Who makes the best chili?

Come to the Chili Cook-off and help decide.

All proceeds go to the South Oakland Shelter.

Suggested donation $5







November Bulletin Deadlines:

Noon Friday Nov. 2 for Nov. 11th edition

Noon Friday Nov. 9 for Nov. 18 & Nov. 25 editions

Information, considered for inclusion in the bulletin, must be accurate and submitted by the head or chair of a council, commission or group.  Submit information, via email only, to: olofsjbulletin@gmail.com Please include date submitted, a contact name, phone number, name of the parish organization, location of event, and date or dates you would like the article to appear.








Register Your Children for Religious Ed


Classes will be held on the first Saturday of each month (October 2018—May 2019) from 9:00 am—Noon at our Our Lady of Fatima worship location (November class will be held at our St. James worship location.) 

Tuition Cost:      $30 for one child, $45 for two children, and $60 for three or more children of the same family.  Registration forms are available at our welcome desks. You may leave completed registration forms in the envelope (at our welcome desks) marked ATT:  Natalie LaCroix.  If you have any questions please contact Natalie LaCroix at 248.374.9045 or via email at: natalielacroix@ymail.com







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.


Bundle Days—October 20th and 21st

The Collection Pod Will Be in the Parking Lot

at Our Lady of Fatima

It's that time again to clean up our homes and rid ourselves of all our extras: clothing, linens, appliances, furniture and other useful items. This important event helps our stores provide needed items to our clients in our community. What a great feeling to unburden ourselves of all our surplus "stuff" and help others at the same time. Remember, your extras may be someone's necessity!

On behalf of those we serve we say, “Thank you and God Bless You!”







News From our Finance Council 


The Finance Council Needs Your Help…


We are in need of at least 8 parishioners to serve on our  offertory counting teams.  Members of the Finance Council will be available at the Celebrating Ministry Building  Commitment (Liturgical Minister Sign Up and Ministry Fair) event on Oct. 13 & 14, to answer any questions you may have and help you sign up to serve on the teams. Normally, the teams count the offertory collection on Monday mornings. Your participation and service to the parish in this role would be greatly appreciated!




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.