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. (but if you just want to get to purgatory, you are welcome as well.)
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the reliving of the final seven days of Jesus' earthly ministry. On this day, the Church recalls the triumphal entrance of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem in order to accomplish the Pascal Mystery: His Passion, death, burial, and resurrection for the salvation of all humankind. Jesus rode into the city on a colt as the crowd laid their cloaks and palm branches on the road before him, shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David!"
5 pm Mass in English
Celebration of the Lord's Last Supper
7 pm - la misa Español
de la Ultima Cen del Nuestro Senor
12 noon - English
Good Friday Liturgy
7 pm - Liturgia de Pssion del
Nuestra Senor Jesus Cristo
6 pm - Easter Vigil - bilingual
Please note that there wll be NO 5 pm Mass
in English on this day.
Regular Sunday Schedule
JESUS IS RISEN - ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA!
When Jesus and his disciples drew near to Jerusalem,
to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives,
he sent two of his disciples and said to them,
“Go into the village opposite you,
and immediately on entering it,
you will find a colt tethered on which no one has ever sat.
Untie it and bring it here.
If anyone should say to you,
‘Why are you doing this?’ reply,
‘The Master has need of it
and will send it back here at once.’”
So they went off
and found a colt tethered at a gate outside on the street,
and they untied it.
Some of the bystanders said to them,
“What are you doing, untying the colt?”
They answered them just as Jesus had told them to,
and they permitted them to do it.
So they brought the colt to Jesus
and put their cloaks over it.
And he sat on it.
Many people spread their cloaks on the road,
and others spread leafy branches
that they had cut from the fields.
Those preceding him as well as those following kept crying out:
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is to come!
Hosanna in the highest!”
PRAYER INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER
Month of March
Other links of interest:
St. Berthold of Mount Carmel
St. Berthold of Mount Carmel (d. 1195), also known as Bartoldus of Calabria, was born in France, the son of a Count. He excelled at his studies and soon was ordained a priest. Berthold's brother, Aymeric, became the Latin patriarch of Antioch. The two participated in a Crusade to the Holy Land. While in the Holy Land Berthold traveled to Mount Carmel and built a monastery and church dedicated to Elijah. He gathered a number of hermits scattered throughout Palestine to live together in imitation of the Old Testament prophet. Berthold stayed with the community at Mount Carmel for 45 years until his death in 1195. It was the life and work of St. Berthold that some credit to laying the groundwork for the Carmelite Order, approved by Pope Honorius III in 1226. His feast day is March 29.