Welcome to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
We are a community of worship on Sundays and weekdays, growing spiritually, supporting the gracefully aging parishioners in our community, while also preparing and offering to our children in catechism class, the tools they will need to use in their daily lives. We focus on training future Religious Education teachers about the teachings and protection of our children, with emphasis on their protection.
We support people in recovery from alcoholism and drugs. We are helping our young families with wedding ceremonies and do a follow up to confirm or assist in their spiritual growth.
We reach out to the poor as instructed by Pope St. John Paul II in his encyclical Solicitudo Rei Socialis and we reflect the wishes and prayers of our current Pope Francis.
OLPH is one of 42 parishes and 17 missions within the Diocese of Santa Rosa. We are focused on getting to heaven and you are most welcome to join us on our journey there.
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GOSPEL FOR MARCH 26, 2017
As Jesus passed by he saw a man
blind from birth.
He spat on the ground and
made clay with the saliva,
and smeared the clay on his eyes,
and said to him,
"Go wash in the Pool of Siloam"
— which means Sent —.
So he went and washed,
and came back able to see.
His neighbors and those who had seen
him earlier as a beggar said,
"Isn't this the one who used to sit and beg?"
Some said, "It is, "
but others said,
"No, he just looks like him."
He said, "I am."
They brought the one who was
once blind to the Pharisees.
Now Jesus had made clay and
opened his eyes on a sabbath.
So then the Pharisees also asked him
how he was able to see.
He said to them,
"He put clay on my eyes, and I washed,
and now I can see."
So some of the Pharisees said,
"This man is not from God,
because he does not keep the sabbath."
But others said,
"How can a sinful man do such signs?"
And there was a division among them.
So they said to the blind man again,
"What do you have to say about him,
since he opened your eyes?"
He said, "He is a prophet."
They answered and said to him,
"You were born totally in sin,
and are you trying to teach us?"
Then they threw him out.
PRAYER INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER
Month of March
Theme: Support For Persecuted Christians
Other links of interest:
St. John of Egypt
Saint John of Egypt (4th c.), also known as John the Hermit or John the Anchorite, worked alongside his father, a carpenter, until he was twenty-five years old. He then discerned a call from God to go out into the desert and become a hermit. He spent sixteen years in spiritual training under the care of a religious superior who commanded him to perform difficult and unreasonable tasks, which John obeyed with childlike simplicity. After this time of spiritual training he withdrew into greater solitude in a small cell at the top of a cliff, praying incessantly and avoiding contact with people for the last fifty years of his life. He had the gift of prophecy and could perform miracles, and foretold to Emperor Theodosius his future victories as well as the time of his death. People traveled from afar for his counsel or blessings, and to hear him preach. He would receive visitors two days a week from a tiny window in his cell. He became so famous for his holiness that Saint Augustine wrote of him, making reference to the devils who came to tempt John continually. Saint John of Egypt's feast day is March 27th.