• 541-926-1449
  • olphoffice@stmarysalbany.com
  • Albany, Oregon

Parish Announcements

We still have quite a few tags left this year. Please help yourself to any tags you think you can fill by this weekend. Bring the gifts along with the tags to the parish office, or drop them under the Giving Trees in the main entry. All gifts are due by December 18th so they can be sorted and prepared for pick up.

Pick up day is 12/22 between 3-7pm in the Gathering Space (main entrance to the left).

Second Collection – 12/10 & 11

The Religious have dedicated their lives to us. Let’s help them be able to afford a place to stay, food and medical care. Thank you.

Pies – Youth Fundraiser

The pies are expected to be in for pick up the weekend of December 17 & 18. Just in time for Christmas! There are extras expected, so if you missed the chance to buy them ahead, please pick them up on the 17th or 18th.

Catholic Daughters’ Bake Sale

The weekend of 12/17 & 18 there will be a Bake Sale by the Catholic Daughters. Proceeds will go in support of future ALPHA programs.

OFFICE CLOSED 12/24-1/2

You may still send emails or leave voicemails for office staff. We will be checking them periodically for tasks with immediate needs.

If you have an emergency, which would be a death in the family or someone at death’s door, you can call and follow directions to the emergency number. Please do not use the emergency number for any other reason. Thank you.

Directory – New Members, Join the Online Directory!

We have a parish directory which is online for easy access from anywhere you are, and you can update your own information any time you wish. Just go in, update it and ba-da-bing! Uh, but don’t forget to tell the office, too.

To join this directory, you must be a Registered Parishioner. You can only gain access to it by coming to the office to submit your request in person. It is NOT accessible on our website. It is App access only.

Bring your phone, tablet or laptop and have a photo chosen for the directory. We’ll help you through it all.

This directory comes with options: 1) you can be in it full tilt, 2) you can be selective what information you choose to share, including whether you have a photo or not, 3) you do not have to be in the directory at all (but then you won’t receive access to it).

Photo criteria: You do not have to include a picture, but if you do, it Must be you, not celebrities, cartoons, objects; You can include your pets in the picture, but it cannot ONLY be the pets; if parents want the photo to be just the adults in the family, that is an option.

Printed copies can be obtained for an at-will donation. ONLY Registered Parishioners will receive a copy from us, and they must themselves be in the directory. Parishioners who receive a printed directory are asked to keep it, not share it, copy it for nor give it to anyone else, no matter how good your intentions.

Any questions – feel free to call the office during office hours.

Formed – New members of the parish, JOIN IN!

What is FORMED? It’s like a Catholic Netflix, but even better! It has movies, audios, e-books, study programs, faith formation… It’s for all ages AND it has Spanish content, too! You are welcome to join us at any time.

You are welcome to join us at any time. The account cycles in March. We hope it will continue past that, but in the meantime – Enjoy! If anyone has it on their heart to contribute to sustaining our parish membership, we would greatly appreciate it. You can drop it in the collection plate, the mail or by the office. Just be sure to identify the purpose of the donation as being for our FORMED parish membership. Thank you! Thank you!

Go to formed.org/signup and enter 97321 to find our parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Enter your full name then your email and click the button to continue.

Next you will need to go into your email to open the link they send you. It will open the program on your computer and you can explore to your hearts content.

For an app for your phone or other devices, go to the applicable store (Play Store or Apple Store), search for the formed.org app (a free app) NOT formedapp (this one charges).

After uploading/installing, you will sign in with your email, open your email and click the link to open the program on your device.

Mass Intentions – Update

We had so many requests for Mass intentions last year that there were no more Masses left well before the end of the year. The staff and volunteers who handle the Mass intentions are aware of how disappointed people have been when they call or stop by to request a Mass intention only to find they have been booked out months in advance. So, we are changing how we will do Mass intentions.

We have just opened next year’s Masses for intentions. Masses will only be open 3 months at a time. There will be a limit of 5 Masses per person (person requesting or person being prayed for). No Masses will be booked by calling us. You may come by the office or mail in the request along with the suggested donation of $10 per Mass. Only one name per Mass. (ex: Patrick Jackson or the family of Earl Jackson). It is still first-come-first-served.

ALWAYS AN OPTION:

  • add names to the prayer corner in the bulletin (please clear this with the person whose name you will add first)
  • add to the prayer chain (again, clear this with the person whose name or intention to be prayed for before adding them)
  • add a memorial candle in the church or the chapel. Stop by the office to reserve a candle for a month, 6-months or a year ($30, $60, $90 respectively)

Apostoles del Oratoris de Nuestra Señora de Fátima

Se les invita a participar en la devoción bilingüe del Primer Sábado del Mes, comenzando  9am con meditación en misterios del rosario, confesiones, rezo del santo rosario, seguido de la misa 10am con unción de los enfermos. Esto es para realizar el pedido de Nuestra Señora de Fátima.

Apostolate of the Oratory of Our Lady of Fatima

You’re invited to attend the bilingual First Saturday devotion starting at 9am with meditation on mysteries of the rosary, confessions, prayer of the holy rosary, followed by 10am mass with anointing of the sick. This is in response to Our Lady of Fatima’s request.

Clase de Bautismo el 28 de Enero a las 4pm.

No necesita registrarse antes de venir, solo firme la forma arriba. Venga a la oficina de la paroquia que está en la esquina 9th y Broadalbin. Su donación es de $20 por los dos padres y $20 por los dos padrinos.

The next English Baptism Class will be in January 5th, 2023.

Remember to sign up at least a week in advance. To register, call 541-926-1449.

Parish Museum

Come to the Guadalupe House (the green one nearest the church) and see our history! Chalices, furniture, photos and more from days past. Volunteers have given us lots of their time to organize this for us. At-will donations would be gratefully accepted to help with the up-keep.

The museum will be open one hour after each morning Mass on Sundays.