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.
PRAYER INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER
Month of August
That volunteers may give themselves generously to the service of the needy.
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St. Rosalia (1130–1166) was a Christian woman in Italy who left her life of wealth and comfort to follow Christ in complete solitude. Tradition holds that St. Rosalia was led by two angels to a cave near Palermo where she would spend the rest of her life in prayer and works of penance. During a time when a plague was ravaging Palermo, her relics were discovered in the cave by a hunter. He paraded her relics in the city, which resulted in effectively ending the plague. St. Rosalia is credited with saving the city. She is the patron of Palermo and Sicily, Italy. Her feast day is September 4.