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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.

Important Information From Fr. Paul

September 22, 2019

I have some important news to share with you which affects the entire parish.  We recently discovered that the church roof in Oak Park is in need of repair.  There is also some remediation work related to the ceiling inside the church which will need to be addressed.  Be assured that this matter is being taken seriously and that we have acted swiftly.  We are currently working with the Archdiocese of Detroit, our Finance Council, our Worship Commission’s environment committee, the insurance company, roofing consultants, and remediation specialists to address this problem.

With the fall and winter seasons approaching it is imperative that we address this situation in the most time effective and practical manner possible.  As a result of the time sensitive situation and the way the work needs to proceed, we will have to close off the church proper where Mass takes place in Oak Park until the work is completed.  Our goal is to get this project done as soon as possible.

Currently we have three weekend liturgies.  The 4:30 pm Saturday in Ferndale, 9:00 am Sunday in Oak Park, and 11:00 am Sunday in Ferndale.  Beginning, next Sunday, September 29 the 9:00 am Sunday Mass will take place in Bradley Hall.  There are stairs going down to Bradley Hall which may be a hardship for some of our parishioners.  We will have ushers and greeters on hand to welcome you and assist you down the stairs if needed.  There is also a chair lift which may be used.  The 9:00 am Monday, Wednesday and Friday Masses will also be held in Bradley Hall. 

Please know that this plan was made with careful and prayerful concern for the parish family and recognizing the impact it would have on our parishioners.  However, to fully address the situation so that we may use the church space as soon as possible it is the  only reasonable option.

This plan will also impact meetings and events taking place at our Oak Park Worship Location.  We are working diligently to find solutions to meeting and event space challenges.  More information will follow.

We appreciate your patience as we move forward on this major endeavor. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Chuck White our Finance Council Chair at 734.635.2598 or [email protected]  His contact information is in the bulletin.

Join Us at Mass

WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday, 4:30 PM - Ferndale Worship Location
Sunday, 9:00 AM - Oak Park Worship Location
Sunday, 11:00 AM - Ferndale Worship Location

MONDAY through FRIDAY MASS - 9:00 AM

Monday, Wednesday, Friday at our Oak Park Worship Location
Tuesday and Thursday* at our Ferndale Worship Location

* Call the parish office at 248.545.2310 to ascertain where the 1st Thursday of the Month 7:00 PM Mass will be celebrate

 

Staff

Office Hours

Office Hours at the Parish Office (Oak Park worship location) are
Monday through Friday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

PARISH PHONE: 248-545-2310
PARISH FAX: 248-545-2312
PARISH EMAIL: [email protected]

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 Oak Park Worship Location

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.

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.

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In The Words of Pope Francis

“If you want to destroy institutions or people, you start by speaking ill of them … watch out for slanderous communication.”

For the Gospel to truly be unleashed, we must re-found our parishes so that everything we do — how we pray, how we minister, how we serve — leads us to be more effective witnesses to the Gospel. Learn more at unleashthegospel.org/next Re-founding our parishes Our vision is for our parish communities to become what God made them to be: places where individuals and families encounter Jesus anew, grow as his disciples, and are equipped to be witnesses of the Risen Christ.

The Next Phase of Unleash the Gospel from Archdiocese of Detroit on Vimeo.

Clergy Sexual Abuse

From Pope Francis

Vos estis lux mundi ("You are the light of the world") concerning global rules for reporting abuse

 

Date:  May 13, 2019

Archbishop: No One Above Civil or God’s Law
 
A new papal law requiring priests and religious to report sexual abuse and misconduct provides “clear directives for universal accountability in response to the horrors of clergy sexual abuse,” Archbishop Vigneron has told Detroit Catholic. The law provides whistleblower protections for anyone making a report and requires all dioceses to have a system in place to receive the claims confidentially. And it outlines internal procedures for conducting preliminary investigations when the accused is a bishop, cardinal or religious superior.
 
“I am deeply sorry to all those who have been injured and are enduring a lifetime of physical, emotional and spiritual suffering because of perverse actions by those in authority,” the archbishop said. “No one is above civil law, and importantly, no one is above God’s law.”
 
Pope Francis announced the new norms on May 9. They go into effect June 1. To learn more about the groundbreaking new church law, go to detroitcatholic.com.

Individuals with knowledge of sexual abuse by clergy or church representatives are urged to contact local law enforcement and the Michigan Attorney General’s office. Individuals also may contact the Archdiocese of Detroit by visiting protect.aod.org.

 

 

Date: February 19, 2019

From: Archdiocese of Detroit Department of Communications

Subject: Detroit Catholic Series on AOD Safe Environments

Detroit Catholic has just published a three-part series of articles about how the Archdiocese of Detroit responds to and works to prevent sexual abuse, as well as how it provides help to victims. We would like to bring these articles to your attention, both for your own information and as a reminder of what resources are available to the faithful in the Archdiocese.

• Independent review, lifelong monitoring of priests part of Archdiocese of Detroit’s response to abuse https://detroitcatholic.com/news/detroit-catholic/independent-review-lifelong-monitoring-of-priests-part-of-archdiocese-of-detroits-response-to-abuse

• Safe environment programs, annual audits help archdiocese prevent abuse https://detroitcatholic.com/news/detroit-catholic/safe-environment-programs-annual-audits-help-archdiocese-prevent-abuse

• For archdiocese’s victim assistance coordinator, helping survivors is a ministry of compassion  https://detroitcatholic.com/news/detroit-catholic/for-archdioceses-victim-assistance-coordinator-helping-survivors-is-a-ministry-of-compassion

Please feel free to share these articles with your staff and parishioners. As a reminder, the archdiocese’s statements, resources and comments from the Archbishop can be found on protect.aod.org, including a brief statement from the Archbishop this weekend regarding the laicization of Theodore McCarrick.

We also would like to draw your attention to a press conference scheduled for Thursday morning, Feb. 21 by Dana Nessel, the Michigan Attorney General, regarding her office’s three ongoing investigations: Michigan State/Larry Nassar, the Flint Water Crisis and the Catholic Church/Clergy Abuse. The Archdiocese of Detroit will monitor the event and will share any reaction or statement at its conclusion.

Finally, please join in prayer for the bishops and all who are meeting later this week in Rome at the Vatican Abuse Summit, that this meeting may represent an important step toward healing and peace for all victims.

 

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 [email protected].

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 [email protected].
 
More information about the Archdiocese’s efforts to address abuse may be found at protect.aod.org.