Our Lady of Perpetual Help

125th Jubilee Celebration

1893-2018

Archive for September 2017

International Day at OLPH

On Sunday September 24th we opened up our Jubilee Year with a magnificent Mass and wonderful party in Notre Dame Hall. This celebrated who we are today. OLPH is a multi-cultural, multi-lingual parish. We celebrated the gifts that all groups have brought to our parish life. Next month, on Saturday October 28th, we are celebrating…

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Growing Pains 1904-1912

In the beginning years of the 20th Century, our parish was like a young teenage boy experiencing a growth spurt. Every few months the boy grows out of his clothes. Father John Frawley an impressive, large man saw what was needed and began to make plans. When he mounted to pulpit to talk at all…

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The Story of Our Parish – The Beginning

Easter is a day when we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. It is a feast of new life, of sung “Alleluias”. It is the day that changed everything. Easter Sunday on April 2nd 1893 became a day of victory, of new life, and great rejoicing. On that Easter, the first Mass in what was to…

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An OLPH Memory: Nuns at the Movies

OLPH has a magnificent auditorium. It has been used for many different events. Many years ago, there were Passion Plays; Pilate’s Daughter and Veronica’s Veil. It was a place to gather the school children to organize them the first day of school. There were many school plays. There have been concerts, meetings. Mass has been…

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Behold Us Here, From Far and Near

The Redemptorists arrived in the United States from Europe in 1832. In Europe our main work was preaching parish missions. But when our first Redemptorists came, bishops pleaded with us to care for the waves of German speaking immigrants arriving daily. Most Redemtptorist parishes had a distinctly German flavor in language, architecture, music and piety…

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