FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION
VIGIL MASS, AUGUST 14TH AT 7pm. AUGUST 15TH MASSES WILL BE 9AM AND 12PM
(Before starting a Journey)
O Almighty and merciful God,
who hast commissioned Thy angels to guide
and protect us,
command them to be our assiduous
from our setting out until our return;
to clothe us with their invisible protection;
to keep from us all danger of collision,
of fire, of explosion, of fall and bruises,
and finally, having preserved us from all evil,
and especially from sin,
to guide us to our heavenly home.
Through Jesus Christ,
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 persererance 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.
ATTENTION ALL PARISH VOLUNTEERS
Anyone who has not previously attended this training and is looking to volunteer or work in any of the Parish or school ministries must attend a training session.
Please register with the Parish office at 856-667-8857 x212
NEW PARISH FAMILIES
Please contact the rectory at 856-667-8850 to register your family in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish.
POPE FRANCIS' PRAYER INTENTION FOR JULY, 2017
That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.
Beginning in 2017, the Pope will present one prepared prayer intention per month, rather than two. Should an urgent need arise, an additional intention may be added.
ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of Our Lady of Perpetual Help offers help for those experiencing difficulties paying utility bills, rent and other financial needs. We operate on donations only. We ask those who can find it in their heart to help those struggling financially to Please Help. There are white donation boxes at each door of our church and green envelopes for you donation. Thank you and God Bless You.