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As of February 21, 2017
You can join the social committee, have your name added to a volunteer list for baked goods, updates from religious education coordinator, Catholic Men's Fellowship, and just general notifications from your parish leadership. You control the notification (email or text) and can even stop and start it when you want. Please join and stay involved!
WE NEED YOU!
Please consider offering service to our parishioners and the Lord by becoming an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion or Lector. There will be training for these ministries following 10:00 Mass on 2/19, weather permitting. You are attending Mass, why not assist others by participating in one of these ministries? If you want to serve but are not available on this date, please contact Paula Taylor at 304-288-5060 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time for training.
EVERY FRIDAY UNTIL 4:00pm IN THE CHAPEL FOLLOWING THE 9AM MASS
Join us on Fridays for Eucharistic Adoration in the chapel following the 9am Mass and until 4pm. We need adorers, please come and spend some time with Jesus. "He remains among us until the end of the world. He dwells on so many altars, though so often offended and profaned." St. Maximilian Kolbe
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Community Outreach Activities Powered by YOU!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY OF FILLING
WITH TOYS and OTHER ITEMS FOR WVU CHILDRENS HOSPITAL!
They were overwhelmed by all of the gifts and our parish's generosity.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
COMPLETION OF OUR HOUSING PROJECT!
On Sunday, November 6, 2016, Ms. Sara Ramos with Food For The Poor was here at OLPH to present the Catholic Men's Fellowship and Our Lady of Perpetual Help with an update on the completion of the house that we built for the Henry-Nesbeth Family.
Jim McCullough with the Catholic Men's Fellowship, presented Ms. Ramos with a donation that will be used in conjunction with other donations from Catholic Churches and Catholic organizations to build houses, vegetable and fruit gardens, a bakery and water supplies for several villages.
Our Lady's Helping Hands
Our Lady’s Helping Hands is the chance for parishioners to provide Social Ministry to our parish community and to our neighborhoods. This committee will not have regular meetings and will not take up large amounts of time. Our ‘Helping Hands’ will serve when needed in times of crisis, emergency or general necessity. This is your opportunity to use your talents to serve others. If you are interested in contributing a helping hand, please complete this survey and return it to Paula Taylor. You may drop it in the collection basket; mail it to Paula at 104 Buffalo Ave, Fairmont, WV 26554; or email it to her Paula Taylor.
(Click above to open form)
Please continue to bring in non-perishable items that will be given to those in need.
All food items being donated are to be brought to the Church, not to the office or chapel.
During the Presentation of the Gifts, our parish children will bring forth your donation. Children of all ages will be asked to participate on a scheduled basis.
Items may include canned goods of soup, vegetables and fruit, tuna, crackers, condiments, baking items such as flour, sugar, brownie mixes, snacks, juice, etc..
Thank you for your help!
Parish Membership and Benefits
To be considered an active, participating member of the parish, and thus eligible for sacraments, sponsor eligibility, and parish family discount at St. Mary’s and Notre Dame, OLPH takes into account a family or individual ministry involvement, and Mass attendance. Your collection envelopes, or online giving receipt, are the only way we can determine your attendance. If you are new to the parish, please stop by or call the office for registration forms.
ONLINE GIVING IS HERE!!!
Click below to sign up & begin online giving.
If you require assistance in setting up online giving please contract the office.
If anyone has old or broken rosaries, please bring them and leave them in the back of the church. We will fix them and send them overseas with the Sisters of the Infant Jesus missionaries.
Fr. George Manjadi of St. Boniface Parish will be celebrating the
Latin Mass every Second Sunday at 4 pm, Location announced in Weekly Bulletin.
See Parish Events for dates.
It will bring back some good memories of the past.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Fr. Kent's Corner
Anointing of the Sick
By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them and indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God
by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ. Catechism of the Catholic Church 1499
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is always available for anyone who is not only in danger of death but for those who are seriously ill, for anyone preparing for surgery or a medical procedure and for those who are aged or infirmed. The sacrament may be received in church, in the home, at the hospital, or wherever circumstances dictate.
Please call the parish office at 304-623-2334 or in case of emergency call Fr. Kent at 304-374-2115 to make arrangements
for the celebration of this sacrament of healing. In the case of an emergency, please let us know in a timely manner. We will need time to get in touch with Fr. and time for his travel to the destination of need.
2016 MASS BOOK
The Mass Book is now open for 2016. Please stop by the office to schedule your requested masses.
NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.
On days when school is delayed or cancellation due to weather or if there is a funeral, we will not have daily Mass and if it falls on a Friday we will not have Eucharistic Adoration.
Marriage Preparation: Couples planning to get married must contact the parish
office at least 6 months in advance. You will need to meet with Fr. Kent prior to taking
Pre-Cana or the Weekend for Engaged Couples. For more information or to register
for a Marriage Weekend Retreat for Engaged Couples, click here. On the right side of the page, click on the name of the retreat center and the desired date.
Then click on the “Click here to register” link at the bottom of the page.
For assistance please call the parish office at 304-
Parents anticipating the baptism of their baby in the next
few months should plan to meet with our Baptism Prep Team.
Please call the office at 304-623-2334 to schedule your class and Baptism.
Altar Server News
If anyone, youth or adult, is interested in becoming an altar server, please contact Ricco Insani at 304-677-1032, and arrangements will be made to get you trained. We are great need of adult servers. Why not serve in the ministry? You are here at Mass anyway, what better way to participate in the Mass than as an altar server.
THINK GREEN FROM HOME
Do you recycle? A solution for recycling from the THINKGREENFROMHOME.COM website. This is a way to participate in protecting our environment by recycling the following: Florescent Bulbs, Batteries, Medical Waste. Waste Management also accepts household batteries at their office at 495 Wonder Bar Road in Clarksburg.
06/27/17 2:05 am
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WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the Administration's Executive Order 13870 announcing an emergency stay partially overturning preliminary injunctions that were put in place by federal courts in Maryland and Hawaii and upheld by the Fourth Circuit and the Ninth Circuit.The Supreme Court decision narrows refugee resettlement and travel from six Muslim-majority countries to individuals who can prove a "bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States," until the Supreme Court can rule on the legality of the ban. Bishop Vasquez, Bishop of Austin and Chair of the of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration issued the following statement:"Today's decision will have human consequences. While my brother bishops and I appreciate the Court's ruling to allow individuals who have a 'bona fide relationship' with a person or entity in the United States to continue arriving,we are deeply concerned about the welfare of the many other vulnerable populations who will now not be allowed to arrive and seek protection during the proscribed pause, most notably certain individuals fleeing religious persecution and unaccompanied refugee children.Going forward, as the Administration begins its review of the refugee program, we urge a transparent, efficient and timely review. We ask that such review include civil society and refugee service providers as well as national security and immigration experts. We believe it is vital to utilize the full expertise of the existing resettlement program when conducting such an important evaluation."---Keywords: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Bishop Vasquez, U.S. Supreme Court, federal court, emergency stay, refugees, family separation, values, vulnerable populations.
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06/26/17 2:25 pm
WASHINGTON—The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today has released its score on the Senate health care bill. The score could impact how the Senate votes on the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. As he is analyzing the full report, Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Domestic Justice and Humane Development Committee, has issued the following initial statement:"Today, the Congressional Budget Office released a report on the 'discussion draft' of the Senate health care proposal, indicating that millions of people could lose their health insurance over time.This moment cannot pass without comment.As the USCCB has consistently said, the loss of affordable access for millions of people is simply unacceptable.These are real families who need and deserve health care.We pray that the Senate will work in an open and unified way to keep the good aspects of current health care proposals, to add missing elements where needed, and to not place our sisters and brothers who struggle every day into so great a peril on so basic a right."###MEDIA CONTACT
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
Pastoral Associate Office Hours:
Sunday - Thursday
Note: Chapel is only open when office is open.
- Fr. D. Kent Durig, Pastor
- Mr. Jim McCullough, Pastoral Associate
- Mrs. Linda Insani, Parish Secretary
- Mr. Dan Caroli, Maintenance
- Ms. Mary Ellen Lydon, Chair, Finance Council
- Mrs. Mary Shields, President, Perpetual Daughters
- Mr. James Carvelli, Chair Martha Mary Ministry
- Fr. D. Kent Durig, Chair, Social Concerns
- Mrs. Paula Taylor, Director, Altar Ministry
- Mrs. Renee Wyatt, Director, Music Ministry
- Mr. Joseph Mazzie, Webmaster
- Guy Kemp, Technical Advisor
Sundays:.......8:00 am and 10:00 am
Tuesday:.......6:00 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday:..9:00 am (Chapel)
Thursday:......6:00 pm (Chapel)
Friday:..........9:00 am (Chapel)
Eucharistic Adoration following Mass until 4:00 PM on Friday only.
Consult "Events Calendar" for services on Holy Days of Obligation.
If we have a funeral, it will take precedence over daily Mass. We invite you to attend the funeral Mass.