It has been many years since I came to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish as its new pastor. I remember my first Sunday Mass well. I didn't know anyone and was nervous about how I would be accepted. What I encountered was a wonderful, warm community of Faith that welcomed me with open arms. Since then I have discovered that I was treated the same way as anyone who comes through the door of our Church. This is a community that celebrates the presence of Christ through love of God and neighbor. It lives the works of mercy, especially welcoming the stranger. It cares for the poor and neglected. It is alive with a spirit of generosity. Join us, but do more than that, participate in our worship and community life. Discover what I discovered that day. At Our Lady of Perpetual Help there is always room in the pew and at the table.
I would be glad to hear from you.
One of the first parishioners I met when I arrived at Our Lady of Perpetual Help said, "Welcome to the family!" So, if you are new to the area or parish, I echo his words, "Welcome to the family!" Family members make themselves at home when they visit, stay for a meal (there is always enough!) and help clean up afterwards. The best way to feel a part of the OLPH family is to become involved. You will see on this website and in our Sunday bulletin this is a "happening" place. If you are not sure how to give of your time or your talents, please contact me or any of the staff!
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