(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
and 3 Masses on the weekend
Saturday, 4:30 PM - at our Ferndale Worship Location
Sunday, 9:00 AM - at our Oak Park Worship Location
Sunday, 11:00 AM - at our Ferndale Worship Location
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
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 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 (September - May) in Oak Park.
The Worship Commission Invites You to Join Us
Friday, October 4
The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
Join us for our annual Blessing of Pets at 6pm in the Peace Garden at our Oak Park Worship Location.
on Oct. 14, 21, and 28 at 7pm
October is the Month of the Rosary. ... This is primarily due to the fact that the liturgical feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated annually on October 7. It was instituted to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary in gratitude for the protection that she gives the Church in answer to the praying of the Rosary by the faithful. Join us at 7pm on Mondays in October at our Ferndale Worship Location to pray the Rosary with a special intention for unity within the Church and Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish.
Our Men’s Organization
Invites Everyone to Attend
of St. James Church in Ferndale. Please plan to join us in thanksgiving to God. Please help us spread the word to former parishioners and alumni of St. James School. For further information or to assist in preparations, please contact Dorothy McLaren at [email protected]
The remembrance will take place Sunday, October 20th. After a joyous Mass of thanksgiving (11:00 am), congregants will be invited to a light lunch under a tent in front of the church. Memorabilia will be displayed in the gathering area of the sanctuary, and tours will be offered at The James, the retirement community housed in the former St. James School. All are welcome to join in the celebration!
Opportunities to Help: The celebration committee invites members of the parish to help with the 11 AM Mass and reception on October 20. There are sign-up sheets at the Ferndale Worship Location for set-up, food serving and cleanup; extra ushers to seat worshipers; and parking attendants. You may also call Mary Lewis to sign up or ask questions at 248/544-1567. Most importantly, we ask you to pray! Pray that a joyous and worshipful day will be enjoyed by all as Our Mother of Perpetual Help celebrates this momentous occasion.
New Parish Email Address
Effective Monday, July 15, 2019
As you know in July 2012 the former parishes of Our Lady of Fatima in Oak Park and St James in Ferndale were clustered. On January 1, 2014 we merged and became Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish. After over 5 years, it is long overdue that our parish office email reflect that we are Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish. Therefore, effective Monday, July 15 the parish office email address will be:
If you use email to communicate with the parish office please change your records accordingly.
News from our Faith Formation Commission
Our Faith Formation Commission is looking for new members interested in the faith formation of our children and adults. Meetings are once a month. If you are interested in becoming a member of the commission, please contact Leonard Piasta, FFC Chairperson, at 248-544-1795 or [email protected]
Register your child for
Religious Formation Program
Classes will meet from 9:00 am to Noon on the first Saturday on each month beginning on September 7th and ending on the first Saturday of May.
There is a two year prep for students preparing to receive a Sacrament.
The tuition is
$30.00 for one student,
$45.00 for two students same family,
$60.00 for three or more same family.
Registration forms are available at the Welcome Desk at each Worship Location.
For more information please contact
Natalie LaCroix at (248)374-9045.
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:
St. Vincent de Paul Bundle Days
October 19 & 20
Now that we're into autumn and winter is not far behind (brrrrr) it's a perfect time to clean out your closets, basements, etc. of all the extras we have on hand. Warm clothing and blankets are needed, linens, towels, household items and small furniture are appreciated also. A pod will be in the parking lot in Oak park to accept your donations. Please remember, while we're sitting in our warm houses, those that are less fortunate. God bless.
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.
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. Click on our donate online icon on the homepage 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
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 Worship 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: You will be contacted if there is a problem with your submission.
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.