CLERGY CORNER

September 17, 2017

Dear Parishioners,

Let us continue to keep in our prayers the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as the people of Mexico and Guatemala who are victims of the huge earthquake that took place on Friday, September 8. From our experience of earthquakes and fires here in California, we know how vulnerable we are before the forces of nature and how important it is to be supported by prayer and by the help of others. I want to thank those who donated last weekend to the special fund to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The children in our parish school also raised over $1,200 to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. I commend our school students for responding so generously to their brothers and sisters in need.

This is an exciting weekend with our annual parish BBQ. Please come back after Mass to join us for some great food and entertainment, to gather with our fellow parishioners and neighbors from the wider community. Don’t forget our raffle – there is still time to purchase tickets at the BBQ.

This is the fourth BBQ that I have experienced here at OLPH. I am privileged to see “behind the scenes” where so many people dedicate so much time, energy and creativity to plan and prepare the BBQ. Their efforts inspire and amaze me. How blessed we are by our brothers and sisters who come together so eagerly to build up our parish family! I thank God for them and invite all of us to offer prayers of gratitude for their sacrifice and dedication.

Because of your response to our stewardship efforts, it is our hope that this year we can dedicate a significant portion of the profits of our BBQ toward the fund to build our new church. In the past couple of years, we needed every penny from the BBQ to cover our operating expenses. Thanks to you, however, we have improved our overall financial situation and have grown to the point where we can focus at least some of the proceeds from our BBQ toward the future. Well done!

May Jesus, who calls on us to forgive one another, shower God’s mercy upon us. May Mary, our Lady of Perpetual Help, pray for us.

Father Ethan

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WHAT'S NEW AT OLPH

21 September

SEPARATED, DIVORCED, WIDOWED SOCIAL/SUPPORT GROUP - You're invited to a tri-parish separated, divorced, widowed social/support group at the Pastoral Center of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Thursday, Sep 21 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. We participate in social activities and have common goals of supporting and helping our fellow Christians in time of transition and need. Call Jocelyn 661.259.4104 for more information.

22 September

PRE-BAPTISM CLASSES FOR PARENTS AND GODPARENTS - Pre-Baptism Classes are offered from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Conference Room 1. Please stop by the parish office to obtain the forms that are required for each person attending the class. Two months notice is requested for Baptism. Baptisms are scheduled by appointment only. For further information, please call the parish office at 661.259.2276

23 September

EXCELLENCE IN CATECHETICAL SERVICE AWARD - One of our parishioners, Louise Schoonover, will receive the Excellence in Catechetical Service Award from Bishop Joseph Brennan, at this year’s San Fernando Regional Religious Education Congress on September 23! The award recognizes those catechists whose service and teaching has left an indelible imprint on the spiritual life of their students.

MASS & CONFESSION SCHEDULES

Mass
Sunday
7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10:00 am,11:30 am
1:00 pm (Spanish),
4:00 pm Youth,
5:30 pm (Spanish)
Val Verde Mission: 9:00 am (Spanish)
Castaic Mission: 10:30 am (English)

Monday-Friday
7:00 am & 8:15 am

Saturday
8:00 am Novena & Mass
4:30 pm (Vigil)

Confessions
Saturday
8:45 - 10:00 am
3::30 - 4:15 pm

PARISH INFORMATION

Church Address
23233 Lyons Avenue
Newhall, CA 91321
Pastoral Center

23045 Lyons Avenue
Newhall, CA 91321
p: 661.259.2276 | f: 661.259.1873
info@olphscv.org
Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm