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 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.

Advent in Two Minutes

St. Andrew Novena

Since this novena is prayed during Advent, it perfectly helps us to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ as Christmas, one of the main purposes of the Advent season.  This novena is to be prayed 15 times per day from Nov. 30 through Dec. 25

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment In which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires, (here mention your request), through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.

Join Us at Mass

WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday, 4:30 PM - Oak Park 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

 

Update on the Oak Roof / Ceiling Project from Finance Council

Church Roof-Ceiling Update

Current Status of Our repairs

to the Main Church

 

  • New roof is in design stage and bids from contractors will be received in mid-to-late December.

  • New ceiling options are being considered with final design concept expected soon.

  • Environmental cleaning of the main church will be completed in soon.

  • Due to weather and already contracted roofing at other locations, the new roof will not be installed until Spring 2020, followed by installation of the new ceiling, electrical circuits, and lighting.

  • The flat roofs surrounding the main church are also in need of major repair/upgrade.  This work will begin at the completion of the church main roof upgrade.

  • Until at least Spring 2020, weekend Masses at the Oak Park Worship Location will continue to be held in Bradley Hall.  Bradley Hall has been an acceptable alternative to the main church, but we all desire to return to the main church as soon as its ready for reuse in the Spring!

  • Say a prayer for all of those involved in this project, both within the parish and the outside contractors. We hope for a safe and speedy return to our beloved main church.

Call Chuck White—Finance Council Chairperson, 734.635.2598, with any questions or for more information.

 

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

Directions to Oak Park Worship Location

Directions to Ferndale Worship Location

Availability of our bulletin below

As you can see current bulletin is not available on this website or on our parish mobile app.  This is due to technical difficulties at LPI - the company which publishes our bulletin.  LPI is working to resolve the issue.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Publications


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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.