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.
The eleven disciples went to Galilee,
to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them.
When they all saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.
Then Jesus approached and said to them,
"All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age."
PRAYER INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER
Month of May
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St. Joan of Arc
St. Joan of Arc (1412-1431) was born in France to peasant parents during the Hundred Years War between France and England. She was as a pious child, and from age 13, she received numerous visions of saints including St. Michael, St. Margaret, and St. Catherine. Through these visions, voices, and other interior promptings, Joan understood that she was to help the King of France in battle. After overcoming her own reluctance and that of those in authority over the army and the Church, she led French military in battle. With her leadership, they recaptured Orléans and Troyes, restoring Charles VII to the throne of France. All the while, she wore the dress of a soldier to protect her virtue and modesty. Captured the following year by the English, she was imprisoned and placed on trial, accused of heresy and witchcraft. Treated unjustly and illegally during her captivity, her trial became a circus. Under political pressure, she was condemned and burned alive at the stake, even though she proved herself blameless and fearless in character and faith. As she burned, she kept her eyes on a crucifix and repeatedly called on the name of Jesus. A second Church trial twenty five years later nullified the earlier verdict and found her innocent of all charges, paving the way for her veneration as a saint. St. Joan of Arc is the patron saint of captives, rape victims, soldiers, and France. Her feast day is May 30.