A Prayer for Hope After a Hard Year

God, Thank you for helping us to make it through this difficult year. Thank you that you’ve carried us through the uncertainty of deep waters, through the flames of trials, and through the pain of hard losses. We are constantly aware of how much we need you, your grace, your strength, your power working through even the toughest days.

Help us to keep our focus first on you this season. Please forgive us for giving too much time and attention to other things, for looking to other people before coming to you first. Help us to reflect again, on what Christmas is really all about. Thank you that you came to give new life, peace, hope, and joy. Thank you that your power is made perfect in our weakness.

Help us to remember that the gift of Christ, Immanuel, is our greatest treasure, not just at Christmas, but for the whole year through. Fill us with your joy and the peace of your Spirit. Direct our hearts and minds towards you. Thank you for your reminder that both in seasons of celebration and in seasons of brokenness, you’re still with us. For you never leave us. Thank you for your daily powerful Presence in our lives, that we can be assured your heart is towards us, your eyes are over us, and your ears are open to our prayers. Thank you that you surround us with favor as with a shield, and we are safe in your care.

We choose to press in close to you today, and keep you first in our hearts and lives. Without you we would surely fail, but with you, there is great hope. Thank you for your healing power, thank you for bringing us into this new semester that will undoubtedly be filled with many challenges and opportunities. We look forward to all that You still have in store. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Envelopes and Calendars

The 2021 contribution envelopes and calendars are available for pickup at the parish office in Oak Park.  You may pick them up between 10am and 1pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  Please wear a mask when you come to pick them up.

OMOPH COVID19 Preparedness & Response Plan

Saint of the Day

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

Catholic Services Appeal 2020

Read Fr. Chateau's letter to parishioners regarding CSA

on the From Fr. Paul Page of our website.

Our goal is $33,695

Mass Schedule

Sundays 9am in Oak Park

Sundays 11 am in Ferndale

To read Fr. Paul's letter about the resumption of Masses

go to the From Fr. Paul Page.

Also, per Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2020-21 COVID-19 our parish office is closed.  If you have an emergency please call 248.545.2310.  Our voicemail is being monitored off site.  Please do not come to the rectory.  Thank you for your cooperation.

May God Bless You and the entire Our Mother of Perpetual Help Community.

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.

 

Welcome to Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish

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.

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.

Staff

Office Hours

THE PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED DUE TO GOVERNOR WHITMER'S EXECUTIVE ORDER

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

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.”