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Join Us in Our Gathering Areas After Each Mass

Sat., Oct. 15 and Sun. Oct. 16

Starting with Advent (Nov. 26/27) we will begin returning more and more to what makes Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish's liturgies so special and to do so we need your help and for you to join us as a partner in ministry!  We hope we can count on you!

Roles that we need to fill include Mass Coordinators, Greeters, Ushers, Collection/Bread Ministers, Collection/ Wine ministers, Welcome Desk Ministers. If you wish to serve as a lector, please see Barbra Urbiel our Worship Chair. Members of our Worship Recruitment and Training team will be on hand to sign you up and answer any questions you may have.  There will also be a training session in November.

Light refreshments will be served. 

 

You are Invited to a Meet the Candidates Evening Wednesday, Oct 19, 6:20 – 8:30 on Zoom

Sponsored by the Peace and Justice Committee of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Each candidate will have 12 minutes to talk about their platform and there will be time to tell candidates what is important to us and ask questions. (All Candidates for a particular office have been invited to participate and no particular candidate or party is endorsed.)

Districts 5: Parts of Oak Park, Berkley, Southfield, Lathrup Village, Farmington, Farmington Hills - Natalie Price (D) 6:35 – 6:55 and Paul Taros (R) 7:00 – 7:25 and District 6: Parts of Oak Park, Berkley, Royal Oak, Birmingham, Detroit - Regina Weiss (D) 7:35 – 7:55 and Charles Villerot (R) 8:00 – 8:25

Also Meet the Candidate Helena Scott (D) running unopposed in District 7 in the Gathering Area at our Ferndale Worship Location on Sunday, October 23.  Time to be determined. 

To register, email: [email protected] and say you want to register. Or go to strangersnolonger.org and click on events for registration link.

 

 

Now more than ever it is important for you to download

the Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish Mobile App

 Mobile App

The Parish Mobile App is the one of the best ways we can communicate with you during these uncertain times. 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.

  • Once we begin having events/meetings/programs 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?

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.  For apple products go to the Apple Store WeConnect Parish App on your phone. Search for Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Remember to subscribe to the notifications you want to receive.

 

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.

 

 

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

 

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.

 

PROCESS FOR PLACING EVENTSON 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.