This weekend, we are celebrating the Feast of our Patroness, the Blessed Virgin Mary under her title of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Mary’s role in our Church is a precious one. She is the First Disciple, the Mother of God and Mother of the Church. She is the Mother of Joys and the Mother of Sorrows. She is the woman who at Cana sent those in charge of the banquet to Jesus with the wisest of all advice, “Do whatever he tells you” (John 2:5). She is the treasure entrusted to us by Jesus himself as she stood at the foot of the Cross. And indeed she is the Help of Christians, our heavenly Mother who perpetually prays for us and with us as we strive to live the Christian life.
This weekend at the Sunday 4:00 p.m. Mass we also are privileged to welcome Father Simeon Song back to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Father Simeon lived and worked here at OLPH for ten months in 2012-2013 as part of his Pastoral Internship. We rejoice with him in his first weeks as a priest and offer him our congratulations. We pray with him and for him, that his priestly service will be truly Christ-like, that he will be a loving, faithful and joyful servant of the Gospel!
For Fathers Alberto, Bao and I, this coming Wednesday, July 1, marks the first anniversary of our arrival here at OLPH. What a grace-filled year this has been! We thank you for welcoming us, embracing us, sharing your lives and your faith with us. God has been good to us and we are grateful to the Archbishop for missioning us here. We are privileged and blessed to be members of this parish community, on pilgrimage together as disciples of Jesus. We look forward with excitement to the year ahead and to the surprises that God has in store for us.
May Jesus, our Brother, Lord and Savior, grant us his grace and peace! May Mary, our dearest Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us!
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WHAT'S NEW AT OLPH
CWO Summer Bake Sale (Church Garage)
Pre-Baptism Classes (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
OLPH at Dodger Stadium (Call office for more info)
MASS & CONFESSION SCHEDULES
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
8:00 am Novena & Mass 4:30 pm (Vigil)
Confessions Saturday 8:45 - 10:00 am 3::30 - 4:15 pm
Church Address 23233 Lyons Avenue Newhall, CA 91321 Pastoral Center
23045 Lyons Avenue Newhall, CA 91321 p: 661.259.2276 | f: 661.259.1873 firstname.lastname@example.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