Special Announcements

Altar Server Training

Server training this week, July 22, 23, and 24 in the Church. All students who are 9 years and older (4th grade and up) are invited to attend server training this week. Students should attend at least two sessions or more. The schedule is:

Tuesday, July 22, 8-9:30am and
                          **** CANCELLED 6:30-8pm *****
Wednesday, July 23, 8-9:30am and 6:30-8pm
Thursday, July 24, 8-9:30am and 6:30-8pm

Please email Camille with any questions, ckopczewski@ourladyofperpetualhelp.net


The annual Youth Choir Fundraiser Garage Sale will be from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 31st, and from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Friday, Aug. 1st, in the school gym. Here's a chance to do some summer cleaning and bring your "treasures" to the school. Appliances, furniture, toys, books, home decor, tools, etc. Pick up is available for larger items. Call Kim Nocero (563-2705) with any questions. 

Community Festival Coming!

Mark your calendars and join the excitement! The Community Festival will be from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, August 15th and Saturday, August 16th.

Super FUN Run: A 5K for Heroes

Please mark your calendars for the 2nd annual Super FUN Run: A 5K for Heroes! The 5K, in honor of Vito Nocero, will take place on Saturday morning, October 25th.

Proceeds will benefit the S.P.I.C.E. (Special People in Catholic Education) Program at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.  S.P.I.C.E. recognizes that every child has different learning needs and supports diversity of learning styles through teacher training, educational materials and other resources. For more information about S.P.I.C.E. or the Super FUN Run please contact Denise Johns at djohns@cdeducation.org or 614-875-6779 extension 217. We look forward to seeing all of our Super Heroes on October 25th!!"

You are also invited to like the Super FUN Run Facebook page at "https://www.facebook.com/vito5k". 


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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Looking for an opportunity to earn service hours? The annual Youth Choir garage sale is coming soon and many hands are needed to sort, price, move, and organize items. If interested, please meet behind the school this week on Tuesday and/or Thursday from 8-10 am or Tuesday, July 29 from 10-11:30 pm (after bingo), Wednesday, July 30 from 8-11 am; Thursday, July 31 from 8 am-6 pm, or Friday, Aug. 1 from 8 am-1 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Nocero at 563-2705.

Altar Server Training, July 22, 23 & 24.
All students who are 9 years and older (4th grade & up) are invited to attend server training this week in the Church. Sessions are Tuesday, July 22, 8-9:30am, Wednesday, July 23, 8-9:30 am and 6:30-8 pm; Thursday, July 24, 8-9:30 am and 6:30-8 pm. Participants should attend at least 2 sessions. Please email ckopczewski@ourladyofperpetualhelp.net with questions.

O God, Creator of the universe, renew for us the wonders of your mercy: send forth your Spirit that He may work in the intimacy of hearts, that enemies may begin to dialogue, that adversaries may shake hands and peoples may encounter one another in harmony. May all commit themselves to the sincere search for true peace which will extinguish all arguments, for charity which overcomes hatred. Amen

Hospice Volunteering 101: Interested in becoming a hospice volunteer - at the bedside or behind the scenes? You are invited to a special panel discussion from 6-7 pm, Tuesday, July 22 at the the Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care Center. A group of Mount Carmel Hospice volunteers will discuss their roles and contributions then answer your questions. Find the best way to serve your community at end-of-life, in this session. Register by calling 234-LIFE (5433).

2nd Annual Western Irish Cornhole Tournament.
Football Season is just around the corner - what better way to get in the mood than competing in the 2nd Annual Western Irish Football Cornhole Tournament. Register at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Shelter House between 12 & 12:30 p.m., Saturday, July 19. The $50 registration includes 4 drinks & 4 food items per team, as well as entry in the tournament with a chance to win one of three cash prizes. Questions? Contact Rich Green, 614-365-1480, richard.c.green@jpmchase.com or Glenn Davis, 614-886-8751, gdawg32@gmail.com. All proceeds benefit the Western Irish Football general fund.

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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