Our Lady of Perpetual Help
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Rooted in Christ’s Teaching and Confident in God’s Love We, The Diverse Community of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Journey Together in the Spirit of Service Seeking Wisdom Through Intellectual Development Sharing the Message of Hope Growing in God’s Grace
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Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale

Tickets are now on sale for the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale, Saturday December 1 at 8:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased online through PayPal or by calling the rectory.

 

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM

Saturday 8:30 AM

 

 

 

 

WEEKEND MASSES

Saturday 5:00 pm

Sunday 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM

 

 

 

RECONCILIATION

Saturday 9:00 AM, 4:00 PM

First Friday 9:30 AM

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856-667-8850 x210


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Renewing the Promise... Strengthening our Future
On October 2nd in Nolan Hall, OLPH PTA held a special open session. Those in attendance spent time brainstorming, collaborating and planning an extensive fundraising operation for the year. There is still much work to be done and we will need a wide variety of skill sets and experience. Thank you to all family, friends, and alumni of our school who attended. And thank you for all you do.

Friends in High Places & Friends on Mission

Dear OLPH,

October is one of my favorite months for Saints. Therese of Lisieux (10/1) kicks off the month, quickly followed by our Guardian Angels (10/2) and Francis of Assisi (10/4). Then mid-month we honor Teresa of Jesus (10/15), followed by Ignatius of Antioch (10/17), Luke the Evangelist (10/18) and Isaac Jogues, John de Brebeuf and Companions - the North American missionary martyrs (10/19). A panoply of heroic witnesses, from different countries, languages, time periods and walks of life. Each a spectacular instrument for good in the hands of our Lord: “He made me a sharpened arrow, in his quiver he hid me. He said to me, you are my servant…” (Isa 49:2-3). Each Saint faithful to the mission God entrusted to her or to him. As Teresa of Calcutta has been oft quoted, “God does not call us to be successful; He calls us to be faithful,” a one sentence recipe for sanctity.

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Patron of Never-Failing Hope
Novena Prayer to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. O Mother of Perpetual Help, you have been blessed and favored by God. You became not only the Mother of the Redeemer but the Mother of the redeemed as well. We come to you today as your loving children. Watch over us and take care of us. As you held the child Jesus in your loving arms, so take us in your arms. Be a Mother ready at every moment to help us. For God, who is mighty, has done great things for you, and His mercy is from age to age on those who love Him. Our greatest fear is that in time of temptation we may fail to call out to you and become lost children.

Intercede for us, dear Mother, in obtaining pardon for our sins. love for Jesus, final perseverance and the grace always to call upon you, Mother of Perpetual Help. Amen


 

The Church Year

The liturgical year is made up of six seasons:
  • Advent - four weeks of preparation before the celebration of Jesus' birth
  • Christmas - recalling the Nativity of Jesus Christ and his manifestation to the peoples of the world
  • Lent - a six-week period of penance before Easter
  • Sacred Paschal Triduum - the holiest "Three Days" of the Church's year, where the Christian people recall the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus
  • Easter - 50 days of joyful celebration of the Lord's resurrection from the dead and his sending forth of the Holy Spirit
  • Ordinary Time - divided into two sections (one span of 4-8 weeks after Christmas Time and another lasting about six months after Easter Time), wherein the faithful consider the fullness of Jesus' teachings and works among his people

The mystery of Christ, unfolded through the cycle of the year, calls us to live his mystery in our own lives. This call is best illustrated in the lives of Mary and the Saints, celebrated by the Church throughout the year. There is no tension between the mystery of Christ and the celebration of the saints, but rather a marvelous harmony. The Blessed Virgin Mary is joined by an inseparable bond to the saving work of her Son, and the feasts of all the Saints proclaim the wonderful works of Christ in his servants and offer the faithful fitting examples for their imitation.In the feasts of the Saints the Paschal Mystery of Christ is proclaimed and renewed.