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.
When the days for Jesus' being taken up were fulfilled,
he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem,
and he sent messengers ahead of him.
On the way they entered a Samaritan village
to prepare for his reception there,
but they would not welcome him
because the destination of his journey was Jerusalem.
When the disciples James and John saw this they asked,
"Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven
to consume them?"
Jesus turned and rebuked them, and they journeyed to another village.
As they were proceeding on their journey someone said to him,
"I will follow you wherever you go."
Jesus answered him,
"Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests,
but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head."
And to another he said, "Follow me."
But he replied, "Lord, let me go first and bury my father."
But he answered him, "Let the dead bury their dead.
But you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
And another said, "I will follow you, Lord,
but first let me say farewell to my family at home."
To him Jesus said, "No one who sets a hand to the plow
and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God."
PRAYER INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER
Month of June
YEAR OF MERCY WEEKLY REFLECTION
Other links of interest:
Saint Peter and Saint Paul
Saint Peter and Saint Paul (1st c.) were the foremost Apostles of Jesus Christ; Saint Peter was the leader of the Twelve, while Saint Paul followed Christ after His ascension into heaven. Together the two saints are the founders of the Church in Rome through their apostolic preaching, ministry, and martyrdom in that city. They are the solid rock on which the foundation of the Church is built, and they will forever remain her protectors and guides. To them Rome owes her true greatness, for it was under God's providential guidance that they transformed the capital of the Roman Empire into the center of the Christian world that would radiate the preaching of the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Both saints were martyred in close proximity to one another; Peter first, then Paul, though some traditions claim they were killed on the same day. Saint Peter was crucified upside down and buried on the hill of the Vatican where Saint Peter's Basilica now stands. Saint Paul was beheaded on the via Ostia and buried where the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls now stands. Saint Peter and Saint Paul are the patron saints of Rome and they share a feast day on June 29, a tradition going back to the earliest centuries of the Church.