• Wine Country
  • Grapes are all around us here in Calistoga
  • Inside our Church
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Image - Our Church is dedicated to Our Lady of Perpetual Help and her powerful image is displayed prominently in our sanctuary
  • Holy Water is available to parishioners and visitors.
  • The Mosaic underneath the altar
  • Holy Oils
  • Stations of the Cross

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee... 

 

Welcome to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Catholic Church

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Mission Statement

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.

 

GOSPEL  FOR AUGUST 12,  2018

 

The Jews murmured about Jesus because he said,
"I am the bread that came down from heaven, "
and they said,
"Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph?
Do we not know his father and mother?
Then how can he say,
'I have come down from heaven'?"
Jesus answered and said to them,
"Stop murmuring among yourselves.
No one can come to me unless the Father
who sent me draw him,
and I will raise him on the last day.
It is written in the prophets:
They shall all be taught by God.
Everyone who listens to my Father and
learns from him comes to me.
Not that anyone has seen the Father
except the one who is from God;
he has seen the Father.
Amen, amen, I say to you,
whoever believes has eternal life.
I am the bread of life.
Your ancestors ate the manna in
the desert, but they died;
this is the bread that comes
down from heaven
so that one may eat it and not die.
I am the living bread that came
down from heaven;
whoever eats this bread
will live forever;
and the bread that I will give is my
flesh for the life of the world."

 

                          

      

 

PRAYER INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER

Month of August             

 

             Universal: The Treasure of Families

  •  That any far reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the famiy as one of the treasures of humanity.

     

     

         

 

Here is the link where you can find the digital booklet containing pictures of Pope Francis in celebration of his first year: Click here.

 

Other links of interest:

Vatican Information Services

Vatican News Online

Vatican on YouTube

 

 

Daily Schedule
Sunday
  • English Mass
    – 9:00 AM
  • Spanish Mass
    – 12:00 PM
Monday
  • Confession after Mass
  • English Mass
    – 8:00 AM
  • Office Hours
    – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday
  • Office Closed
  • English Mass
    – 8:00 AM
Wednesday
  • Confessions after mass
  • English Mass
    – 8:00 AM
  • Office Hours
    – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday
  • Confessions after mass.
  • English Mass
    – 8:00 AM
  • Office Hours
    – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday
  • Office Closed
  • Communion Service
    – 8:00 AM
Saturday
  • English Mass
    – 5:00 PM
Saint of the Day

St. Roch (d. 1327), was born in Montpellier, France, the pious son of the city's governor. He was born with a red cross on his chest, a sign that the Virgin Mary answered his mother's prayer to heal her barrenness. His parents died when he was 20, after which he gave his wealth to the poor and handed the government of the city over to his uncle. Free from earthly cares, he set off as a pilgrim for Italy. When he came upon a town badly struck by the plague, he sojourned there to help the sick. He cured many people by making the Sign of the Cross over them. The same miracles occurred at every plague-infested area that he passed through on his way to Rome. When he reached Piacenza, he himself contracted the disease in his leg, and he awaited his death in a remote forest hut. Providentially, a count's hunting dog found and befriended him, brought him food, and licked his wounds. A spring arose nearby providing fresh water. The count, one day following his dog, discovered the saint and aided him in his recovery. Slowly St. Roch's health was restored, after which he returned to his native Montpellier. He refused to disclose his identity to the townspeople so that he could remain poor and unknown. His obfuscation aroused suspicion that he might be a spy, and he was cast into prison by his uncle. St. Roch died in prison five years later. His identity was then discovered by the red cross birthmark on his chest. At his funeral many miracles attested to his sanctity, and a church was erected for his veneration. St. Roch is the patron of dogs, surgeons, invalids, bachelors, and against plaque and pestilence. His feast day is August 16th.

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