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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

Tuesday at our Ferndale Worship Location

Wednesday at at Our Oak Park Worship Location

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 is celebrated)

 Friday at our Oak Park Worship Location 

 and 3 Masses on the weekend

Saturday, 4:30 PM - at our Oak Park 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

 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 

or in your browser go to  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.weconnect.appv3&hl=en_US

 

For apple products go to the Apple Store WeConnect Parish App on your phone or tablet

or in your browser go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/weconnect-parish-app/id1333569102?mt=8

 

 

 

 

 

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 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!

 

Our Advent Theme is

Making Room

 

 

 

 

 Join Us For...

Advent Evening Prayer

7:00 pm Wednesday Evenings in December

Dec. 11, and 18 in Oak Park

 

Advent Reconciliation Service

Monday, December 16 at 7:00 pm

in Oak Park (Bradley Hall)

 

Christmas Mass Schedule

4:30 pm Dec. 24—Christmas Eve in Oak Park

9:00 am Dec. 25—Christmas Day in Oak Park

11:00 am Dec. 25—Christmas Day in Ferndale

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Annual Women’s Society

Christmas Luncheon

Saturday, Dec. 14th at Noon

At the Clawson Steakhouse

 

Menu choices are:

Chicken Piccata $17, Garlic Encrusted Whitefish $23, and Pepper Steak $22. 

Prices  include tax and gratuity. 

Beverage choices are: Coffee, Tea or Pop at $3 with free refills.

 

Please contact:

Mary Ann Shirley (248) 541-2496 or Christine Jerulle (248) 398-2544 or Francine Potochnik (248) 543-3188 if you wish to attend along with your menu choice.

If paying by check, make it out to OMoPH Women’s  Society. You may pay in advance to either Mary Ann,  Christine, or Francine or on the day of the luncheon. 

 

Deadline for reservations is Sunday, Dec. 8.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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]

  

 

 

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.     

 

 

50+ Club Annual Christmas Lunch

Thursday, Dec. 19th at 11am

in the Oak Park Gathering Area

I'm dreaming of a sumptuous Christmas lunch.

 

All who have been celebrating Christmas for over 50 years are invited to join us to enjoy the hap happiest season of all.

There'll be a delicious lunch, door prizes, a holly jolly sing along, and just all around fun. All this for only $6.00 for members, $8,00 for non-members. Deadline for tickets is Mon. Dec. 16th. For tickets please call Mary at 248-547-7466 or Miki 586-758-3099.

Don't be a Scrooge and say, “Bah humbug!”

Say, “Ho, Ho, Ho!” and come to the party.

 

 

 

Men’s Organization Presents

Donuts with Santa

Sun., Dec. 15

at 10:00 am in the Oak Park Gathering Area

at Noon in the Ferndale Gathering Area

Everyone is welcome!

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Giving 

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.