Join us for Mass 8.09.20

If you are unable to join us in person for Mass this weekend, please join us online! We will be live streaming the 8:30 am Sunday Mass on August 9. You can join the live stream at the button below. It will also be saved to our Youtube Channel for later viewing.

The Worship Aid with songs and readings is available in the bulletin or separately at this link. The bulletin for this weekend can be found here.

We hope you can enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend!

Join us for Mass 8.02.20

If you are unable to join us in person for Mass this weekend, please join us online! We will be live streaming the 8:30 am Sunday Mass on August 2. You can join the live stream at this link. It will also be saved to our Youtube Channel for later viewing.

The Worship Aid with songs and readings is available in the bulletin or separately here. The bulletin for this weekend can be found here.

We hope you have a blessed weekend!

Pastor Update

Dear Parish Family, 

By now, we are probably all tired of hearing about the “uncertainty of these times” and similar notions. Many of us are overwhelmed and burnt out from the events of this year and their after effects. The unfortunate truth is that almost nothing about this year has been normal, especially for our parish. 

I want to be frank with you all as to my position here and the search for a permanent pastor. There is no “official” word as to when a new pastor will be assigned to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, but I have been informed that it may be up to a year from now. On the other hand, the Bishop could call tomorrow and say that he has the right man for the job. 

Rest assured that the assignment of pastor for this parish is not a light decision for the Diocese; that is precisely why they want to take into account all considerations and make the right appointment at the right time rather than just fill the position with anyone. The Holy Spirit is working throughout our Diocese and guiding the appointment of priests to where they are most needed, including Our Lady of Perpetual Help. 

I want to commend the parishioners and staff of OLPH for your patience and handling of this difficult situation, and dealing with this extra layer of uncertainty. I have said it before, and I will continue to shout it from the rooftops: this is an exceptional parish, and that is entirely due to the people who make up this community. 

While we wait for God to work in his time, I ask that you each pray for the man who will become your new pastor. Please also pray for me, that I may serve you as well as possible in the meantime. 

In Christ,

Monsignor Cody

Administrator Pro Tem

Join us for Mass 7.26.20

If you are unable to join us in person for Mass this weekend, please join us online! We will be live streaming the 8:30 am Sunday Mass on July 26. You can join the live stream here. It will also be saved to our Youtube Channel for later viewing.

The Worship Aid with songs and readings is available in the bulletin or at separately here.

The bulletin for this weekend can be found on our website. We hope you have a blessed weekend!

Bishop’s Annual Appeal/Our Lady Appeal

Due to the COVID-19 and recent suspension of public Masses, this year the Bishop’s Annual Appeal was moved from May and instead began the weekend of July 11-12. I know there are many obligations and concerns facing each of you and your families, but please consider supporting the ministries and programs made possible through the generosity of the people of faith. 

The overall goal for the Diocese this year is $6.85 million and our parish share of the Appeal is $148,468. If we exceed this goal, all excess payments received will come back tax free to us and go towards the Our Lady Appeal. This year’s Our Lady Appeal will focus on replacing some of our HVAC units for the church building—one unit costs about $82,000. Any additional funds are planned to go toward audio-visual equipment, which will help us adapt to some of the more permanent effects of the Coronavirus outbreak and reach our parishioners in new, exciting ways. 

Be assured of my gratitude for your gift – whatever the amount – and of my continuing prayers for you and your loved ones! We encourage everyone to go online to columbuscatholicgiving.org to make a secure pledge and/or gift. 

However, if you prefer, extra pledge envelopes will also be available to pick up at Our Lady.

BAA GoalOLA GoalPledgedFunds Back to OLPH
2019$165,351$110,000$311,602$146,251
2020$148,468$125,000It’s up to YouIn Gratitude!

Let us pray for the success of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. I am confident that together, with everyone’s participation, our parish will exceed our goal. I thank you for the generosity that you have shown in the past as I pray for our parish family.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Monsignor John K. Cody
Administrator Pro Tem

Join us for Mass 7.19.20

If you are unable to join us in person for Mass this weekend, please join us online! We will be live streaming the 8:30 am Sunday Mass on July 19. You can join the live stream here. It will also be saved to our Youtube Channel for later viewing.

The Worship Aid with songs and readings is available in the bulletin or at this link.

The bulletin for this weekend can be found on our website.

A Night of Hope

What the world needs now is a Night of Hope! Join us for a special online event, hosted by Franciscan University. We will live stream the event at Our Lady, with social distancing in place. Register for free with Franciscan.

Worship Leader: Bob Rice
Host:  Sr. Miriam James Heidland
Speakers: Scott Hahn & Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR

Please RSVP via our website so that we know how to best accommodate everyone. Bring a cushion for metal chairs or pews, and your own bottled water. Alternatively, you may also bring your own chairs. Per the Ohio mandate, everyone must wear a mask. We look forward to spending the evening with you!

Join us for Mass 7.12.10

If you are unable to join us in person for Mass this weekend, please join us online! We will be live streaming the 8:30 am Sunday Mass on July 12. You can join the live stream at this link. It will also be saved to our Youtube Channel for later viewing.

The Worship Aid with songs and readings is available in the bulletin or at this link. The bulletin for this weekend can be found on our website.

Please remember that masks are now mandatory at Mass, per the new Ohio Department of Public Health order. However, some medical conditions and children under the age of 10 are exempt, so please be charitable when you come to Mass. Full details of the order can be found here.

Masks now required on Campus

A new Ohio Department of Health order mandates face coverings in public in Franklin County beginning today, Wednesday, July 8, at 6 pm. Because Our Lady of Perpetual Help is in Franklin County, we are subject to this order. 

Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, July 9, everyone who comes to Our Lady of Perpetual Help church or school for any reason—including Mass—will be required to wear a mask or face covering as stated in the order. Full details can be found here.

Bishop Brennan has given all residents in the Diocese of Columbus a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass through September 13, 2020. We live stream the 8:30 am Mass every Sunday on our YouTube channel, and we would love for everyone to join us however they feel most comfortable. 

We pray for an end to this virus, and for health and safety for our community.