Our Lady of Perpetual Help
St. Mary’s, Albany
We, the people of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, in the spirit of faith, service and community, strive to bring people closer together and closer to God, to know our faith, to live by truth and love, to serve the needs of others, to teach by example, and thereby, unify, strengthen and inspire our diverse parish family.
First Practice Wednesday, January 22nd at 6pm
Best suited for children between 2nd & 6th grade who enjoy singing at Mass.
The first practice will be an informational session for parents, so they are asked to stay.
Nushia Lake and Suzanne Duda will be working with the children. Practices will be Wednesdays, 6-7pm unless otherwise notified. The choir will sing at the 11am Mass on the last Sunday of the month, once we are ready to start.
We look forward to welcoming back children who have joined us in the past and new members as well!
Thursday, January 30th at 6pm in the Gathering Space
VisionWorks – Free Screenings and Minor Repairs to Glasses
Saturday and Sunday, January 25 & 26 after all Masses
VisionWorks is offering eye free screenings. If anything looks like a potential problem, they will recommend that you visit your eye doctor for an official exam. If you have any loose glasses that need tightening up, they will help you with that. They will not set prescriptions or provide new glasses at this event.
Men’s Group – Next Study Program
Starting on Monday, January 27th, Our parish Men’s Group will begin the Untold Blessing: Three Paths to Holiness program. Please come join us Monday evenings at 7 pm in the St. John XXIII chapel, entrance to church at parking lot door. To find out more information, please contact Stuart Conser, 541.619.8101 or stop by the parish office to sign up.
Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians
Wednesday, January 29th at 8:30am Mass
This coming Wednesday (01/29), at the 8:30 am mass, as part of the Knights of Columbus Marian Prayer Program, an icon of Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians will be installed near the altar and available for veneration and prayer to Our Lady for those who suffer for their faith. We invite you to attend the Wednesday morning mass, which will be a little longer than usual, and to spend time in front of the icon in prayer to Our Lady for persecuted Christians. The icon will be available, when the sanctuary is open, between Wednesday and the following Monday (02/03).
This is a new icon of Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians seen Aug. 8 during the Knights of Columbus 136th annual convention in Baltimore. It was created created by Italian artist Fabrizio Diomedi. Several of the images were blessed by Melkite Catholic Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo, Syria, following a Mass celebrated for persecuted Christians. An icon will travel from parish to parish within the various Knights’ jurisdictions to raise awareness, show solidarity and inspire support for persecuted Christians. (CNS photo/courtesy Knights of Columbus) See KNIGHTS-SHEVCHUK Aug. 10, 2018.
Join us for a Valentine’s Day Dinner!
Friday, February 14th at 6:30pm in the Gathering Space
Please come and share Valentine’s Day fun while sharing a meal with others in the parish.
A main dish of pulled pork is provided, if you are able, please bring a side-dish, salad, and/or dessert to share.
Invite your parents, grandparents, children and friends for some merriment at the feast.
See you there.
Men’s & Women’s
“Come Follow Me” Retreats
The Come, Follow Me weekend retreat creates an environment where a personal encounter with Christ is possible. By encountering Christ, you will develop an ever-lasting relationship with Jesus. Through your personal journey with Christ, you transform your four fundamental relationships: with God, with self, with others and the world.
Come together in fellowship and friendship while rekindling and deepening your relationship with Christ!
Retreats are held at the Fr. Bernard Youth Center, Mt. Angel
Men’s Retreat – February 28 – March 1, 2020
Women’s Retreat – March 20 – 22, 2020
For more information or to register online: www.followmeretreat.org
The Pastoral and Finance Councils have been hard at work, and have finished the Parish Strategic Plan for 2019 through 2023.
It includes the Parish Mission Statement, Vision Statement, Goals articulating the Visions, and Strategies with timelines to achieve those Goals.
Saturday Vigil 5:00 PM
Sunday 8:30 & 11:00 AM
Daily Masses or Morning Prayer Monday – Friday 8:30 AM
(Check calendar for daily mass schedule – emergency exceptions may occur)
Healing Mass Last Friday of the month at 8:30am
Saturday 7:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM
Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Last Wednesday of the month 6-7 PM with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
or by appointment during regular office hours – Please call ahead to make the appointment.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena
Communal Recitation weekdays 8:00-8:30 AM
Adoration, Rosary and Confession:
6:00pm – 7:00pm on the last Wednesday of every month.
Perpetual Adoration Chapel Available
If you are a registered parishioner, come to the office for the key code.