Stations of the Cross with Bishop Barron
Bishop Barron has recorded and released his reflections on the Stations of the Cross, an ancient Christian devotion that draws us into the spiritual space of Jesus’ suffering and death. These beautiful and powerful video reflections are the perfect free resource for this upcoming Holy Week.
Triduum: A Spiritual Pilgrimage
Celebrate the Easter Triduum by taking a spiritual journey to the Holy Land.
Formed.org is offering the new film, Triduum: A Spiritual Pilgrimage, free to everyone for Holy Week. In light of the separation we face as communities, this special documentary allows Catholics all around the world to unite and make a spiritual pilgrimage to the Holy Land and ultimately the heart of the Passion.
National Moment of Prayer - Good Friday @12 PM
In response to the dynamic and ever-evolving health crisis caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Most Reverend José H. Gomez, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Archbishop of Los Angeles, has invited Catholics across the nation to participate in a moment of prayer (on Good Friday at 12 PM) that will be streamed Live on the USCCB Facebook Page.
Locally, Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez is strongly encouraging the faithful throughout the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia to join Archbishop Gomez in this prayerful initiative for the intentions of the sick, suffering, and their caregivers as well as government and health officials who are working tirelessly to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a united human family, Catholics will pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and seek our Savior’s healing and protection. The text of the Litany of the Sacred Heart is available in English and in Spanish.
For more information, please click here.
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Virtual Lenten Retreat - Archbishop Nelson Pérez
Starts Monday, March 30th at 7 PM. See this article for further details: Virtual Lenten Retreat
Chrism Mass at the Cathedral
A Message from our Pastor
Archbishop Nelson J. Perez, out of great concern for the health of the faithful, has suspended all public Masses in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, effective Wednesday, March 18 at Noon, until further notice. This decision was made in consultation with public health experts and out of great concern for the health and well-being of the faithful, our clergy and parish staffs during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Priests will continue to privately offer the sacrifice of the Mass during this period and to honor all requested Mass intentions.
- During this period, our church and chapel will be closed
- The Rectory Office will be closed to the public until further notice. For any important matters, please call 610-543-1046 or email [email protected].
- Confessions will take place in church, as scheduled, on Wednesdays during Lent from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm and on Saturdays, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
- All other Parish meetings and devotions have been cancelled until further notice.
- In conjunction with directives already in force in hospitals and institutions, all visits to the sick, with Holy Communion, including in private homes, by priests, deacons, and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion are suspended. In such circumstances, only priests will be available to celebrate the Sacraments for those in immediate danger of death.
- Information about live-stream opportunities for Mass, prayer, devotion and spiritual guidance will be available on the Archdiocesan website www.archphila.org. Mass is also televised on the EWTN network.
These are unusual, stressful times for all of us. We ask you to pray for each other and all those who are affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic: the sick, caregivers, those in isolation, and all of us who are being asked to stay at home for an unknown period of time. We hope you will take the necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of yourself and your families.
A copy of the Archbishop’s full statement can be found at this link:
Statement from Archbishop Perez
As always, you will remain in my prayers,
Rev. Msgr. John M. Savinski
Greetings and welcome to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Morton. May the grace and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you!
The mission of the Church is the mission of Jesus Christ, “to have life and have it fully.” Jesus is our priest, prophet, and king who sanctifies, teaches, and governs the People of God in his Church, his espoused bride. Each parish is part of the universal Church in the diocese in which it is located. Each parish exists to carry out the mission of the local bishop to teach, sanctify, and govern under the ministry of the local pastor with his assistants, priests, and deacons.
“The parish is a privileged place where the faithful concretely experience the church” (Ecclesia in America, #41). The parish “is the place where all the faithful can be gathered together for the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist. The parish initiates the Christian people into the ordinary expression of liturgical life—it gathers them together in this celebration, it teaches Christ’s saving doctrine, it practices the charity of the Lord in good works and brotherly love” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #2179).
I am pleased to welcome you to the web site of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Our parish life revolves around seven vital areas: Worship, Christian Community, Evangelization, Teaching, Service, Leadership, and Stewardship. Our web site, which includes general information, sacramental celebration and requirements, and parish organizations, programs, support, etc., is offered to you as a means to assist you with the particulars of Catholic life in our parish.
In addition, for your convenience we have compiled and included a section on parishioners’ business services, which might prove useful for your daily needs.
I encourage each of you to live your Catholic faith as an active member of our parish family. I also invite you to participate in our parish programs and activities. I pray that together in the spirit of Christ we may continue to build up our parish to truly reflect the Gospel message of love and charity under the care and protection of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Msgr. John M. Savinski, Pastor
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Photo Archive: OLA/OLPH New Building Construction
Click on the links below to see how the OLA/OLPH Building Construction process evolved from the beginning (March 2019) to the present day:
The concrete slab serving as the foundation of the new building was poured on Saturday, 6/15/19. This key achievement enabled us to really move forward with the new building construction! See video below:
St. Charles Seminary Appeal 2019-2020
For further information and to find out how to Donate please visit the official site by clicking HERE.
Catholic Charities Appeal 2020
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