A parish should be a community where people can find it a little easier to be salt for the earth and light for the world.
A parish should be a place where the parishioners, be they families or individuals, help each other to know Jesus Christ, put his teaching into practice, celebrate his presence among us in the Mass and the sacraments, and simply make people feel like they belong.
A parish should be a community where, by God’s grace and God’s gifts, all find their human dignity recognized and supported.
This is the kind of parish Our Lady of Perpetual Help strives to be.
At O.L.P.H. we want to be a community where people find lots of help in living in God’s presence. We come from different parts of the world -- east and west, north and south -- and we settle here in Brooklyn. We are committed to be a community where people help each other find a sense of belonging, and where people and families find help in following Christ and bringing others to him.
At the top of our list every Wednesday, when together we pray our Novena to Mary our Mother of Perpetual Help, this is the gift we ask from God: to help us become a community where people make it easier for one another to follow Christ, that his light may shine through us to reach others.