Our Lady of
Perpetual Help Catholic Church
Welcome to our home on the Internet. Our
Lady of Perpetual Help is a people who find our meaning when we gather in
Word and Sacrament at the altar of the Lord. Thus united in the Body of
Christ we recognize His Spirit calling us to mission.
We are called to develop a community of persons who are formed in the image
and likeness of Christ. To achieve this end we will encourage and support
Catholic education in our parish elementary school, be an active partner in
our inter-parochial high school, and provide programs of religious education
for not only the younger members of our community, but for all members of
our parish family.
We are called to support family life. To achieve this end we will help our
families enhance their unity in Christ through sacramental preparation,
programs of family prayer and opportunities to bring the liturgical year
into the home. We will enrich the social life of our families by gathering
them for education, empowerment and fellowship. We will offer support to
families in their times of difficulty by being present whenever needed to
the elderly, widowed, bereaved and hurting. We respect life and will respond
appropriately as a Christian community whenever human rights are challenged
by persons or circumstances.
We are called to reach out to those outside our community. We are committed
to the salvation of all. To achieve this end, we will reach out to reconcile
inactive Catholics in the love of Christ. We will invite those not of our
faith community to join us. We will work with people of all faiths whenever
possible in joint projects to better the community and to foster a spirit
that will lead to our coming together as one fold under one shepherd. We
will be a sign of God's mercy and justice serving those in need.
We ask our patroness, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, to guide and strengthen us
in the accomplishment of this mission.
Rev. Michael F. Nolan, Pastor
Rev. Manuel Perez, Associate Pastor
Mr. Mark Gang, Deacon
Mr. William Oleck, Deacon
Mrs. Lois Colosia, Director of Religious Education
Mrs. Wendy Ransom, Youth Minister
Mr. Ralph Christiana, Business Manager
Mrs. Pam Franklin, Parish Secretary
Mrs. Rose Haycraft, Parish Bookkeeper
A Family Prayer
Father, we thank you for your love and for your many blessings,
especially the precious gift of each other. Help us to show our gratitude by
loving each other as you love us.
Make us understanding and patient with one another - quick to admit our
failings and ask forgiveness - generous in sharing the joy and strength we
can give each other.
Father, give our family lively faith and the courage to share it with those
around us. Direct us to the state in life you plan for each of us, and help
us to use your gifts to serve you.
We entrust our family to your fatherly care. Preserve us from the corruption
of the world and help us draw closer daily to you and to each other,
until we come to share with you the joys of Heaven.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, help us to be a holy family.
501 South Moore Road Chattanooga, TN 37412
505 South Moore Road Chattanooga, TN 37412
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