Special Announcements

Super FUN Run: A 5K for Heroes

On October 25th, 2014 at 9am, the 2nd annual Super FUN Run: A 5K for Heroes will be happening right here at Our Lady of Perpetual Help! This FUN Run is in honor of Vito Nocero who died suddenly in June of 2013 and the proceeds from the run go to our S.P.I.C.E. Program. Special People in Catholic Education (S.P.I.C.E.) supports students in our school who need extra learning support of any kind through teacher training, more staffing or different learning materials. VIto had a vision of Catholic Education where all students, despite their learning differences could fit. Please join us in supporting this awesome vision.

The FUN Run is FUN for people of ALL ages. There are children's activities and games and even a visit from REAL LIVE SUPER HEROES!! Please like our Facebook page for more information (Super FUN Run: A 5K for Heroes).

Click here for this years registration packet. Please join us for this truly FUN and exciting event. Help us all promote Vito's vision:

"There is a place for everyone in this world"-Vito Nocero

Questions? Contact Denise Johns, djohns@cdeducation.org or 614-875-6779 extension 217. 


CSS Service Saturday - October 11, 2014.

Our Lady joins Catholic Social Services to help older and disabled Franklin County residents in need of help with a small home repair, painting, yard work or a special project. Your efforts can help them to maintain their independence and continue to be a vital part of their community.

Click here for volunteer information.

Register online at www.cssservicesaturday.com. (ends September 26)

IDENTIFY A PERSON IN NEED: Do you know of an older adult (60+ yrs of age) or disabled individual who lives in Franklin County and needs help with a small home repair or special project? We want to help! We can accept a maximum of 30 worksites, so please don’t delay! (We are unable to accept plumbing, electrical, and second-floor exterior projects.)

Contact Karen Cook, kCook@OurLadyOfPerpetualHelp.net, 614-871-5224.


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.

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On Catechetical Sunday, we thank all the Catechists who serve our Parish family. Did you know there are @ 170 Catechists at Our Lady, including Parish School of Religion, Sunday Preschool, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, RCIA for children, Alpha, Life Teen, The Edge, Disciples for Life, Adult Faith Formation and RCIA? We pray for each of you in these important ministries.

Congratulations to Mrs. Katie Rivera for winning the raffle organized by the Our Lady 8th grade class to help fund their spring trip to Washington, D.C. This package, valued at over $300, included two tickets to OSU vs. Cincinnati on 9/27/14, parking, OSU souvenirs, and gift cards to Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Cameron Mitchell, Texas Roadhouse, Cold Stone Creamery, and Speedway. Have a great time this weekend, Mrs. Rivera!

Our Lady Families, join with Catholic Social Services to help older and disabled Franklin County residents at Service Saturday, Oct. 11. Projects include small home repair, painting, yard work or a special project. Visit http://colscss.org/service-saturday for more information. Questions: contact Karen Cook at 614-871-5224 or email kCook@OurLadyOfPerpetualHelp.net.

Our Lady represents in the Annual Arts in the Alley parade.

What a wonderful day we had today as our Kindergarten students were able to start their morning off having donuts and reading stories with their grandparents and other family members. We are blessed!

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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