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!

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!

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.

Mass Intentions

During the outdoor Mass last week, Father Dan shared that God has interrupted our lives in unexpected ways. For most of us, the canceling of public Mass was an unwelcome jolt. We attend Mass to pray for one another as well as for loved ones that have gone before us. One way to pray for a loved one is to have a Mass offered in memory of them.

Due to the pandemic shutdown earlier this year, dozens of Mass intentions were put on hold. Like you, the church office anxiously waited for Mass to resume. When the time came to open up, the diocese advised us to resume Masses but with a new, reduced Mass schedule. Our new schedule requires a longer break between Masses to allow for sanitizing the church. The new schedule also removes a Mass each weekend.

This created two challenges for the church office. We had to reschedule each Mass intention that was canceled during the shutdown. We also needed to reschedule upcoming Mass intentions impacted by the postponement of the 9:30 Mass. We were able to reschedule each preexisting intention to a remaining, available Mass during 2020.

Numerous weekend Mass intentions could not be rescheduled on an upcoming weekend. Canon Law mandates that we provide a Mass intention within one year of the request. Our Lady of Perpetual Help is an active parish with Mass intentions typically booked out several months in advance. This makes rescheduling dozens of Masses a complicated task. We have done our best to reschedule each Mass intention while honoring Canon Law that guides us. We know that some of you will not be able to attend a Mass offered for a loved one because of a new date and time. We sympathize with you and we apologize for the inconvenience.

There are many uncertainties as we move forward. Will there be another shutdown in the fall as the next flu season commences? When will a new pastor be assigned to our parish? Will a new pastor change our Mass schedule? If so, how many Masses will be offered at Our Lady and what will those Mass times be?

Because of so many uncertainties regarding our Mass schedule, the church office is not accepting new requests for Mass intentions at this time. Our parish already has a Mass intention associated with each of the remaining Masses during 2020. Thank you for your dedication and support of our parish. Please continue to keep our parish in your prayers. The church office appreciates your patience as we navigate this ongoing interruption together.

Join us for Mass 7.05.20

Reminder! Mass is back to our usual pandemic times this weekend: 5 pm on Saturday, and 8:30 am, 11:30 am, and 5 pm on Sunday. 

If you are unable to join us in person, please join us online! We will be live streaming the 8:30 am Sunday Mass on July 5. You can join the live stream via this link. It will also be saved to our Youtube Channel for later viewing. 

Beginning this weekend, we will be including the worship aid in the bulletin. This will allow us to reduce the amount of paper waste we create from printing additional song sheets for those that come to Mass in person. For those who join us online, you can also view the worship aid separately here. We hope you all have a safe and blessed Fourth of July weekend! May God bless our country and help it to heal.