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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 25,  2019

Jesus passed through towns and villages,
teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem.
Someone asked him,
"Lord, will only a few people be saved?"
He answered them,
"Strive to enter through the narrow gate,
for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter
but will not be strong enough.
After the master of the house
has arisen and locked the door,
then will you stand outside
knocking and saying,
'Lord, open the door for us.'
He will say to you in reply,
'I do not know where you are from.
And you will say,
'We ate and drank in your company
and you taught in our streets.'
Then he will say to you,
'I do not know where you are from.
Depart from me, all you evildoers!'
And there will be wailing and grinding of teeth
when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
and all the prophets in the kingdom of God
and you yourselves cast out.
And people will come from the east and the west
and from the north and the south
and will recline at table in the kingdom of God.
For behold, some are last who will be first,
and some are first who will be last."

 

                  

      

 
 

PRAYER INTENTION FOR 
AUGUST

Families, Schools of Human Growth
That families, through their life of prayer and love,
become ever more clearly "schools of true human growth."

         

 

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. Genesius of Rome (d. 303 AD) was a renowned actor and playwright, the leader of a popular acting troupe during the reign of Emperor Diocletian. When the Emperor was killing Christians, Genesius wrote plays to mock them and expose their secret rites to ridicule. To research for a play mocking baptism, he went to a priest pretending to desire the sacraments and was fully instructed as a catechumen. Genesius prepared his play and instructed the other actors in their parts. On performance day the Emperor was present. Genesius played the lead character seeking baptism, and the rite was performed in such a ludicrous manner that all present laughed. As the water was poured over Genesius' head by an actor playing the priest's part, Genesius saw a vision of the heavens opened and the hand of God touching him. He also saw an angel who showed him that his many sins had been washed away through the valid baptism he had just received. At that moment Genesius' heart was changed by the Holy Spirit and he believed in the truth of Christianity. At the conclusion of the play Genesius boldly declared his new faith, recounting how he had been a scoffer until that moment. He implored the audience, including the Emperor, to follow Christ. The crowd thought this was part of the performance, but once they understood it was real, Genesius was seized. The Emperor, furious, subjected him to cruel tortures daily to make him renounce his faith in Christ. Genesius staunchly refused and was beheaded. The Christians collected his body and buried him with the other martyrs. St. Genesius is the patron saint of comedians, dancers, actors, musicians, printers, and torture victims. His feast day is August 25th.

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