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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 Oak Park Worship Location Our Lady of Fatima Church
Tuesday at our Ferndale Worship Location St. James Church
Wednesday at at Our Oak Park Worship Location Our Lady of Fatima Church
Thursday at our Ferndale Worship Location 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 Oak Park Worship Location Our Lady of Fatima Church
and 3 Masses on the weekend
Saturday, 4:30 PM - at our Oak Park Worship Location Our Lady of Fatima
Sunday, 9:00 AM - at our Oak Park Worship Location Our Lady of Fatima Church
Sunday, 11:00 AM - at our Ferndale Worship Location St. James Church
We Know You Are On The Go
We Don’t Want You to Miss
Information or Events.
So, We Have Launched
the Our Mother
of Perpetual Help Parish Mobile App
Through the Parish Mobile App we hope you become more engaged in the parish. We can now connect with you wherever you may be.
With the Mobile App:
You will have easy access to phone and email contacts so you can get more involved.
You will be able to choose to receive messages from the commission, councils, and parish organizations you may be interested or involved in.
We will be able to send out to you important messages instantly for things like church closings due to weather or urgent prayer requests as well as notifications for upcoming events or Mass times for a holy day of obligation and more.
The weekly bulletin will automatically be delivered digitally to you on your phone or tablet.
You will have easy access to our events calendar so you can choose to participate more fully in the life of our parish. Our calendar shows you where you can find a place to belong, engage, grow, and give back.
You will have the opportunity to donate to our church right in the palm of your hand. The online donations button is on our app homepage, so you will be able to share your gifts with our parish on your phone.
You will have easy access to daily readings from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
How Do You Get the App on Your Phone or Tablet?
For android products go to the Google Play Store WeConnect Parish App on your phone or tablet
For apple products go to the Apple Store WeConnect Parish App on your phone or tablet
Reminders For All Liturgical Ministers
Arrive at least 15 minutes early.
Make sure to get a substitute if you are unable to serve at your scheduled Mass.
Please make sure that you check in with your coordinator and pull your tab. This is especially important if you are substituting for someone.
If you are not scheduled to serve but are at Mass please, check in with the coordinator in case assistance is needed.
If you are a lector please make sure in your preparation to read all of the readings for your scheduled Mass. The readings are listed on the index which was prepared for you. If you haven’t picked one up please stop by the sacristy and get one.
If you are a bread or wine minister please make sure to use hand sanitizer before distributing communion.
Liturgical Ministers are requested to dress in business casual.
Thank you for your service to the parish!
LOOKING FOR MORE PRAYER IN YOUR LIFE?
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.
Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church
Tuesday, May 7 at 7pm
in the Gathering Area
at our Oak Park Worship Location
This evening, presented by the Parish Council and Father Paul Chateau, will include a group discussion and remarks by Fr. Paul.
Everyone is invited to attend.
People needing immediate assistance on the Sexual Abuse Crisis should call the Archdiocese Assist Line at 866-343-8055 or consult the protect.aod.org website.
To file a report with Michigan’s Department of Attorney General call their investigation hotline at 844-324-3374 (M-F, 8a.m.—5p.m.).
Over 50? Looking for something new?
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.
From our Christian Service Commission
Coffee hour 1st at our Ferndale Worship Location and 3rd Sundays of the month at our Oak Park Worship Location. Come join us for coffee, doughnuts and blood pressure checks.
The Parish Nurse Committee is looking to recruit parish nurses or other medical professionals to offer blood pressure readings the first Sunday of the month at Ferndale Worship Location and the third Sunday of the month at Oak Park Worship Location during Coffee Hour.
Announcements and News from our Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference:
Want to get involved with a new group and help others? If so, why not attend our next meeting.
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.
St. Vincent de Paul Bundle Days
Our spring Bundle Days event will be held May 18th and 19th. The pod will be in our Oak Park Worship Location parking lot only. Do some spring cleaning in your closets, basements, etc. This is a wonderful way to share of all the extras you have gathering dust. All clean reusable items are appreciated i.e.; linens, towels, bedding, clothing, small appliances, small furniture, etc. For larger furniture, please call 313-673-7837 for pickup. Your surplus may be someone's necessity.
Food Depot Needs Our Help!
The food depot is in desperate need of household cleaning items and paper products. Our clients are not able to purchase these items with their Bridge Cards as they may only purchase food items. We all know how necessary these products are to a household. Please bring what you can and place it on the table in the gathering area.
Your generosity and compassion for our less fortunate neighbors has been and continues to be overwhelming and is deeply appreciated.
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 [email protected] Nisha Jayasundera, our Finance Council chairperson, at [email protected]
HAVE YOU MOVED?
DO YOU HAVE A NEW PHONE NUMBER(S)?
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: [email protected]
Thank you for your assistance.
HOME BOUND MINISTRY
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.
DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OUR WELCOME DESKS?
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.
PROCESS FOR PLACING EVENTS
ON THE PARISH CALENDAR
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 Oak Park Wroship location or submitted via email to [email protected]
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.