Special Announcements

OLPH Edge Night

Attention 6, 7, and 8 grade OLPH and PSR students. There will be an OLPH Edge Night this Saturday in the Life Center from 6-7:30 pm. We will be making rosaries AND there will be free Subway subs! Get your creative juices flowing and we’ll see you Saturday. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Testa at coachvball13@gmail.com

Veteran's Day Celebration

We would like to invite all parishioners and school families to attend our annual Veteran’s Day celebration on Tuesday, November 11 at 9:30 a.m. in the school gymnasium. If anyone in your family is a veteran and would like to join us, they are more than welcome to attend. Please click on the attached link for additional information and a reservation form which can be filled out and returned to the school Veterans_Day_2014.pdf

THE ALPHA COURSE - explore the meaning of life - Coming in February

Our parish is seeking, very intentionally, over the coming year, to offer opportunities to more deeply, more spiritually, know the cross. Pope Francis said “I invite all Christians everywhere at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ”. Jesus said, I am the beginning and the end, the alpha and omega. The Alpha experience is designed to study all the ways that Jesus comes to us.

To accept Pope Francis’ invitation to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, participate in any of the Adult Faith Formation Ministries we are offering at Our Lady of Perpetual Help! The Alpha course is a practical introduction to the Christian faith & is open to everyone. Beginning in February, for a 10-week period, there will be 15 talks covering the basic principles of the Christian faith. Alpha is for everyone, especially those wanting to investigate Christianity, new Christians, newcomers to the Church, and those wanting to brush up on the basics. 

 

O Mother of Perpetual Help, behold your children who come before you.
You know how much your Son desires to share with us the fruits of the Redemption.
So we ask you to continue interceding for all people that they may receive the gifts of peace and brotherhood.
Virgin Mary, your Son from the Cross gave you to us as our Mother too.
And you have chosen that we call you Our Mother of Perpetual Help.
Confident of your powerful intercession, we hope to receive the fullness of your Motherly love until the day when, with you, the angels and all the saints, we will praise the glory of God forever.
Amen

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Our 8th grade class did an amazing job today as they presented their annual Communion of Saints (formally called The Hallowed Cemetery), dressing up in costume to depict the historical lives of their favorite saint.


Communion of Saints
Our 8th grade class did an amazing job today as they presented their annual Communion of Saints (formally called The Hallowed Cemetery), dressing up in costume to depict the historical lives of their favorite saint.

Important reminder for Our Lady parents....due to a scheduled Teacher In-Service day, there will be no school tomorrow, October 31. Students, enjoy your day off!


Youth Altar Server Training - We invite all youth, grades four and higher, to the ministry of Altar Server. Training sessions for NEW SERVERS will be held Sunday’s, November 2, 9 & 16, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Church. Parents are encouraged to attend the first session, Sunday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Parish Life Center, with their child, for a deeper appreciation of this ministry and responsibility. Questions, contact David J. Frea, 353-9688, dFrea@OurLadyOfPerpetualHelp.net




We had a “boo-tiful” evening last night as all the pretty, pretty princesses, ninja warriors, scary ghouls, and many others came out to party at our annual “Trunk or Treat” event.


Trunk or Treat 2014
We had a “boo-tiful” evening last night as all the pretty, pretty princesses, ninja warriors, scary ghouls, and many others came out to party at our annual “Trunk or Treat” event.

Dear Parishioners,

    We are called to an even deeper commitment to make of this parish a home for all who enter our doors, a place of holy encounter with Christ and with one another, a beacon of hope for all who are searching, and a place where each of us are challenged and changed, so we can be sent out to renew the earth.

    Pope Francis, in his exhortation to the Church, Evangelii Gaudium, the Joy of the Gospel, in which he lays out his vision for the Church, says, “I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security.” Pope Francis is challenging us to become liberated from any narrowness or self-absorption, and to allow a renewed encounter with God’s love to compel us into active and intentional participation in the mission of the Church. This is the real Joy of the Gospel, when we know that the fullest truth of our being is attained in the love and service of others, especially the poor and lowly.

    Everything we are and everything we do is centered in Christ.   All of our parish life is first and foremost the Lord’s work; it is God’s creating, redeeming and nourishing grace that is the foundation of everything, and which mysteriously brings about, inspires, provokes, guides and accompanies us in a thousand ways. In the Joy of Gospel, Pope Francis says, “I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord. The Lord does not disappoint those who take this risk; whenever we take a step toward Jesus, we come to realize that he is already there, waiting for us with open arms.”

    What I love most about Francis is he gives us a great example of an intentional disciple, by living simply, loving joyfully, serving others tenderly, speaking truth with love, and inviting all to a life in Christ, especially those living closer to the cross than the resurrection.

Love, Fr. Dan

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