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Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Mass Schedule 
Sunday Mass
Schedule
Saturday 4:30pm
  Sunday 7:30am
    9:00am
    11:00am
    5:00pm
     
Daily Mass Schedule Monday 8:15am
  Tuesday 8:15am*
  Wednesday 8:15am
  Thursday 8:15am
9:30am**
  Friday 8:15am
  Saturday 8:15am

*Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena following the 8:15 am morning Mass
** School Mass from September to May - all are welcome!

Special Masses:
Children's Choir -- 2nd Sunday of every month at 9:00am, September-May
Youth Choir - -4th Sunday of every month at 9:00am, September-May
Mass for Holy Days of Obligation:
Vigil Mass:    7:00pm
Holy Day:      6:30am, 9:00/9:30am*, 7:00pm
*During School year, Mass will be at 9:30am


Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) 
Saturdays from 3:15 to 4:15 PM or anytime by appointment. (Please call or email the Parish Office to make an appointment.)
Guide to Confession
This is a great guide to help you experience God's mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Eucharistic Adoration 
What is Worship?

The beauty of creation inspires in us a sense of wonder and awe and makes us feel insignificant, weak,
 and limited by comparison: the surging power of the ocean, the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon, the unleashed fury of a violent storm, the infinite vastness of a starlit sky.  We are drawn outside of ourselves before such beauty, at times speechless, at times full of praise. Surely, if creation
 affects us this way, then contemplating the greatness of our Creator should do so much more!


When we worship God we are opening the eyes of our hearts to His greatness and beauty, to look upon His infinite goodness, great mercy and the depths of His love for us. When we see and experience the majesty of God, our hearts want to respond in some way. Indeed, we were made to worship, it is the natural language of our hearts since we were made by God. 

Our desire to respond to the Lord in worship expresses itself in praise, adoration, thanksgiving and blessing, and ultimately a desire to give ourselves to Him, to make of ourselves a living sacrifice. What begins with praise and adoration leads to the offering we make of our entire self to God. St. Paul wrote:
“Therefore, I urge you brothers in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—  
which is your spiritual act of worship. Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing
of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:1-2)

How we worship as Christians
As Christians, our worship is a participation in the sacrifice of Jesus to the Father. His whole life was an offering to the Father, culminating in the great sacrifice of the Cross. His perfect sacrifice is the source of all worship, celebrated in the Eucharist. At Mass we particiapte in the sacrifice of Jesus and make an offering of ourselves to the Father with Him, fulfilling Jesus' command: "Do this in memory of me." The Eucharist is the center and heart of all Christian worship. All prayer and devotion flows out of and leads back to the Eucharist.

Please join us for our worship at Mass and in the many other opportunities we have to give ourselves to the Lord.

The Eucharist is the focal point of the Catholic Faith because it is Jesus present with us here on Earth today.  Everyone is invited to spend some time in Eucharistic Adoration at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.  Adoration begins after the 8:15 am Mass on Friday and continues until 8:00 am on Saturday.  If you would like to learn more about Eucharistic Adoration in the parish or become one of our regularly scheduled Adorers, please call Ona Corkrin at 410-719-1971. To learn more about the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and the power of prayer before Him please click here.
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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church
4795 Ilchester Road Ellicott City, MD 21043
410.747.4334