Welcome to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church!

We would be delighted if you took a few moments to explore the rich diversity of our parish, ministries and activities. The center of our parish life is the Eucharist, and we heartily invite you to join us for Sunday Mass.

 

Rev. Jim Daprile, PhD.
and the Parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Take a photo tour of the Our Lady campus 

Currently at Our Lady

  • 2018 Confirmation Candidates
  • Pictured from left: Judy Lozanoff, Judy Ciehanski, Christine Malone, Andrew Leonard, ...
  • Our Lady's Ladies Night Out
  • 2018 Day of Service
  • 2018 Day of Service
  • 2018 Day of Service
  • 2018 May Crowning
  • 2018 May Crowning
  • 2018 First Communicates
  • 2018 Star of the Sea award winners
  • 2018 Altar, Easter
  • 2018 Confirmation class
  • 2018 Chili/Dessert Winners
  • 2018 Chili/Dessert Winners
  • 2018 Chili/Dessert Youth Winner
  • 2017 2018 Confirm Class
  • Happy 70th Sr Lu !
  • Color Run, Sept. 30, 2017
  • Color Run, Sept. 30, 2017
  • Color Run, Sept. 30, 2017
  • K of C workers 2017 spaghetti dinner
  • 2017 outdoor mass
  • Celebrating FR. JOE WITMER'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF PRIESTHOOD - June 4, ...
  • 2017 Vac.Bible Camp
  • 2017 Confirmation candidates
  • 2017 Volunteers Appreciation Dinner
  • Parish Volunteers at 2017 Chili cookoff
  • Congratulations to the following parishioners, pictured right: Winnie Croft, Pat Elswick, ...
  • Joan's "present" pastor, Fr. Jim Daprile poses with Joan at her ...
  • THE DIOCESAN ADVENT RETREAT for Parish Ministers from the diocese was ...
  • Day of Service 2016
  • Day of Service 2016
  • In celebration of the JOYFUL Gaudete 3rd Sunday of Advent Fr. ...
  • August 2015
  • August 2015 New landscape
  • New memorial landscape 2015
  • August 2015 New landscape
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help, summer 2014
  • Spring at Our Lady
  • Bell Tower at Our Lady pre Aug 2015

Monday, October 29, the evening’s CONVERSATION WITH THE BISHOP was attended  by  over  300  parishioners,  who  filled  our  parish hall.  Bill  Cushwa  was  the evening’s general coordinator  and  Brian  Cassidy  and Jan  Zimmerman  were  the moderators  of  the  discussion  (pictured  with  Bishop Murry).   Over   a   hundred questions were received dealing with topics of trust, why remain Catholic?, accountability, leadership of the  bishop  and  diocesan  officials,  victim’s  assistance,  source  of  monies  paid  to  victims  and  lawyers fees,  compliance  to  diocesan  protection  of  children  policies,  release  of  names  of  credibly  accused priests, and importantly the present and future role of the laity in clerical sexual abuse and cover-up issue and in the life of the church.  
     Many parishioners worked many long hours making phone calls to bakers, collating questions, preparing and setting up the hall, creating a script, leading in prayer, creating visuals, videotaping, coordinating the sound system, providing child care and a myriad of last minute tasks. In addition to Bill, Brain and Jan (and at the risk of offending anyone I am omitting) Jo Wintering, Gary Jancsurak, Rob Evans, Jill and Andy Lieser, Ed Kubek, Karen Hoffman, Diana Naso, Erik Snyder, Rich and Karen Wanders, Elizabeth Leonard, Pat Elswick, Libby Evans, Brianna Gamez, the parish staff, and several others who have been shepherding this project along since August by attending meetings, writing, organizing, resourcing, etc. and the over 25 parishioners who brought plates teaming with delicious cookies.
     When the People of God put their heads and hearts and hands together, great things can be done.  Thanks be to God.   However, this is but the initial steps in rebuilding trust, empowering the laity in all aspects of church life, ministry and governance, and renewing the Church. We must remain vigilant and engaged.
     From Monday’s discussion, Bishop Murry informed us that he was releasing the names of credibly accused priests the next morning. He and the other Ohio bishops were advised not to list the churches/schools/institutions or the dates of these priests. When pressed for full disclosure Bishop Murry promised to provide this additional information soon. He was also encouraged to be a “squeaky wheel” at the upcoming  bishops’  November  meeting  on  accountability  of  bishops  and  his  meeting  with  officials  in Rome at the end of the month.  We must continue to monitor and hold the bishop accountable for these items. Finally and sadly, on the list of credibly accused priests released by the diocese was the name of John Warner who was assigned to Our Lady 1995-96.  If you or anyone you know has a complaint, concern or issue about his ministry here or elsewhere, please contact the Diocesan Victim’s Coordinator Delphine Baldwin Casey at 330-718-1388, the Portage County Prosecutor Office at 330-297-3850 or the Portage County Hotline for Child Abuse at 330-296-2273 or some you trust to further your assistance (and I am always available and have already spoken with several parishioners).   (Click here to read letter that was sent to the Bishop that prompted this meeting)

Click here for Comments/Questions that were presented at the Oct. 29th meeting

Our Mission

OUR MISSION... Inspired by Mary, we strive to witness to Christ, to celebrate the Eucharist, and to serve others.

Mass Times

Weekday Mass: M-F 9:00am
Saturday: 4:30pm
Sunday: 9:00am & 11:00am

(If there is a funeral, a Word and Communion Service will be at 8:45 am.)
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Holy Days of Obligation: see Calendar
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Our Values

  • We celebrate the Eucharist as the center of our lives
  • We offer a warm welcome to all
  • We are committed to life-long formation in the Gospel
  • We are a diverse community seeking holiness
  • We are faithful stewards of the gifts entrusted to us
  • We work for biblical justice
  • We joyfully spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday 9am til 1pm
For a directory of our New Extensions
please hit #3 for a directory listing when you dial 330-562-8519

Staff

Grateful Living, Joyful Giving

 Online Giving is an additional option for; contributing to the Church, paying PSR Sacramental fees and special Golf Outing fees for the K of C events,  online.  Click here to  Learn more then click the Quick Give option if you do not want to create an account ..

Parish News

9am Feast of the Assumption - Dec. 8th

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is THIS Saturday, December 8.  We have only one ... Read More »

A Christmas Pageant - Dec. 16th

Our Lady Faith Formation program will present this pageant on December 16th at 6:30pm... ... Read More »

Sacrament of Reconciliation 3:30pm Dec. 1

Mark your calendars...

Our Lady Serves

Service Day brings us together as we reach out to help those in need. But is doing this just once a year enough? What more can we do as a parish to build upon these efforts?
Click here for more information.
 

Holy Communion

HOLY COMMUNION is brought regularly to those who are homebound, by our parishioners. If  you know someone who is not able to get to church and would like to receive communion, please call Sr. Lu at ext. 112.

May They Rest in Peace

In the kindness of your prayers, please remember these recently deceased....

Kenneth M. Taylor
James Piskac
Wadiha Mouawad
Mathew Doyle
Ralph Browske
Mary Fiorentino
Theresa Haidnick
 
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