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 hope is that you will find a home in our community of faith.  Registering to become a member is easy - visit the become a member page on this website, or call the parish office at 248.545.2310.

Family of Parishes Educational Opportunities

Transfiguration Invites Us to Participate in

Two Educational Opportunities

The Chosen:

We are invited to join others at Transfiguration in watching the first season:

Tuesdays 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM in the Parish Hall, followed by brief discussion.

September 21, 28 / October 5, 12, 19, 26 / November 2, 9

Call 248-356-8787 to let them know if you are coming so they can be prepared! Bring a friend!

The Chosen is a television drama based on the life of Jesus of Nazareth.  It is the first multi-season series about the life of Jesus, and season one was the highest crowd-funded TV series or film project of all time. The series' creators stated that they had hoped to distinguish the new series from previous portrayals of Jesus by crafting a multi-season, episode-based story. The series portrays Jesus "through the eyes of those who met him, "but also to show him in a way that is more "personal, intimate, immediate."

The first season introduces Jesus and the calling of his initial disciples. The second season focuses on the beginning of his public ministry and what happens as word of his ministry begins to spread. Other seasons are yet to be developed as funds are available.

Great Themes of the Bible

In this program we will explore central themes in the Bible as they are presented first in the Old Testament and then developed in the New Testament. Through themes such as creation, the exodus from Egypt, covenant, biblical theology of history, and wisdom the Bible reveals who God is and what God wants for us and for the whole world.

This program will allow participants not only to gain a greater understanding of the events and themes of the    Christian Bible, but also a greater appreciation of the theological and spiritual depth of both Testaments, whose message continues to challenge and encourage Christians today.

Led by Br. John Barker, OFM, PhD in the Bible. Program meets most Wednesday mornings, 9:00-10:30, beginning September 29.

Please call 248-356-8787 and let them know if you are interested. Bring your Bible!

COVID-19 Updated Liturgical Protocols

On August 17, 2021 the Archdiocese issued updated COVID 19 Guidelines related to Liturgical Protocols to reduce exposure to COVID-19.

As Oakland County is an area of high transmission of COVID-19 we have implemented the following protocols for ALL Masses and other liturgical celebrations:

  • Mask wearing for all Mass-goers, regardless of vaccination status

  • Establish an area where social distancing is observed

  • Hang signage indicating masking and social distancing

  • Evaluate space for our musicians and those musicians who are  unvaccinated won't participate as a musician at this time

  • Retain sanitization/face covering surrounding the distribution of Holy Communion

The faithful are reminded that particular dispensations from the obligation to participate in Holy Mass remain in effect for people who are ill or who find themselves in other specific circumstances. More information is available at aod.org/emergencyresponse

Our Mass Schedule

Sunday Mass

9:00 am in Oak Park

11:00 am in Ferndale

Tuesday and Thursday Weekday Masses

Tuesdays - 9:00 am in Ferndale

Thursdays - 9:00 am in Oak Park

(First Thursday of the month the Mass will be at 7pm)

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.

Thank you for your generosity

Thank you to all who have continued to support Our Mother of Perpetual Help during this time of uncertainty and health concerns. 

As you can imagine this temporary suspension of public Masses has a direct impact on our budget and ability to pay our monthly bills.  Contributions can be mailed in to the parish office at 13500 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, MI  48237 or made securely online by clicking the link below or via our parish mobile app. Again, please know that we especially appreciate your support of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish during this time.

Click here to donate online

Download the Parish Mobile App

If you have not downloaded the parish mobile app please do so. For android products go to the Google Play Store WeConnect Parish App on your phone [text ParishApp2 to 555888].  For apple products go to the Apple Store WeConnect Parish App on your phone [text ParishApp1 to 555888]. Search for Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Remember to subscribe to the notifications you want to receive.

 

Staff

Office Hours

Parish Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10am-2pm
PARISH PHONE: 248-545-2310
PARISH FAX: 248-545-2312
PARISH EMAIL: [email protected]

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

Directions to Oak Park Worship Location

Directions to Ferndale Worship Location

Saint of the Day

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.”