• 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 DECEMBER 08,  2019

THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

John the Baptist appeared,

preaching in the desert of Judea

and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom

of heaven is at hand!"

It was of him that the prophet Isaiah

had spoken when he said:

A voice of one crying out in the desert,

Prepare the way of the Lord,

make straight his paths.

John wore clothing made of camel's hair

and had a leather belt around his waist.

His food was locusts and wild honey.

At that time Jerusalem, all Judea,

and the whole region around the Jordan

were going out to him

and were being baptized by

him in the Jordan River

as they acknowledged their sins.

 

When he saw many of the

Pharisees and Sadducees

coming to his baptism, he said to them,

"You brood of vipers!

Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

Produce good fruit as evidence of your repentance.

And do not presume to say to yourselves,

'We have Abraham as our father.'

For I tell you,

God can raise up children to

Abraham from these stones.

Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees.

Therefore, every tree that does not bear good fruit

will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

I am baptizing you with water,

for repentance,

but the one who is coming after

me is mightier than I.

I am not worthy to carry his sandals.

He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

His winnowing fan is in his hand.

He will clear his threshing floor

and gather his wheat into his barn,

but the chaff he will burn with

unquenchable fire."

 

                  

      

 

PRAYER INTENTION FOR 
DECEMBER

The Future of the Very Young

That every country takes the measures necessary to
prioritize the future of the very young,
especially those who are suffering. 

 

         

 

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. Patapios (4th c.) was born in Thebes, Egypt. His parents were prominent Christians, and his father was the governor of the region. St. Patapios was well-educated by the best tutors, and his learning awakened in him a desire to shun the world and its materialism and seek a life of asceticism. Inspired by the manner of life of the Church Fathers, he became a desert hermit upon his father's death. He later moved away to live in a cave near Corinth, and then sailed to Constantinople to live as a simple monk in the Monastery of Blachernae. There he fasted, prayed, and performed miracles until his death at the age of 83. In the early 20th century, a local priest planning renovation discovered his relics after the saint appeared to him in a dream and informed him where they were located. His relics were found the next day holding a large wooden cross on his chest and a parchment scroll bearing his name. St. Patapios' feast day is December 8th.

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