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As you gather around the Thanksgiving table, I hope that your family takes a moment to reflect upon what you are especially grateful for in your lives.

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Did you know that Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church has a new sign on Palm Avenue? Thanks to a very generous donor and coordinator Christine!

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On Sunday, November 22, 2020, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with CCHD in the Second Collection at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

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Did you know that the Spanish Civil War of 1936 to 1939 affected our enrollment at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church? At this time, the majority of the Spanish-Cuban community in Ybor City were favorably disposed to the Republican cause which the Church, at that time, considered Communist supported. The cry of “¡No […]

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Parishioner of the Month: Vic Omila, Jr. Thumbnail

Did you know that Vic Omila, Jr. has been with Our Lady of Perpetual Help since 2005? While he studied at the University of Sto. Tomas in Manila, Philippines and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in IT at Informatics International College, he also has an Advanced Diploma in Computer Science. He is also the CEO […]

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This is the time in the year that we open nominations for the Parish Council. Nominated candidates should be people of proven faith and willing to commit their time, talent, and wisdom to the development of our parish. If you want to nominate yourself, please take with you a “Nomination Card”, read it carefully, prayerfully […]

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Thanks for your participation! Thank you for answering your baptismal call to witness for mission on World Mission Sunday! Our parish offered $549 to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith for the missionary work of the Church – a real blessing for the Missions! Please continue to pray for missionaries, and for the […]

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Feast of Sto. Nino del Mundo 2020 Thumbnail

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the Sto. Nino del Mundo Prayer Group announces the celebration of the Feast of Sto. Nino del Mundo at the 10:00 AM mass on Sunday, October 25, 2020. The mass will be presided by Fr. Hector Cruz, SM. The veneration of Sto. Nino (the Holy Child) has […]

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October 18, 2020 is World Mission Sunday and the Holy Father says that, “as baptized Christians, we are called personally to mission – especially at this time – to bring Christ’s love to those most forgotten around the world”. Bishop Gregory Parkes reminds us that “this year’s COVID crisis created setbacks for our nation, but […]

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This week’s article is from our devoted parishioners, Gloria and Gerardo Biaquis. Here is a story about how the devotion and celebration of San Lorenzo Ruiz’s feast day began in OLPH parish in Tampa. On October of 1987, Gloria was fortunate enough to attend the canonization of San Lorenzo Ruiz in Rome. After witnessing the […]

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The OLPH’s Legion of Mary Presidium invites all children and young people between 8-17 y/o to the Establishment of the Youth Presidium. This new Presidium will be dedicated to the spiritual works of praying the Holy Rosary, studying the Word of God and the Teachings of the Church and supporting the Parish in its different […]

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The Filipino-American community of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Tampa, FL will be incorporating the celebration of the Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at the 10:00 AM mass. Along with the celebration of the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, this 26th Sunday in […]

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The 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated on 27 September 2020. As the title for his annual message, the Holy Father has chosen “Forced like Jesus Christ to flee”. The message will focus on the pastoral care internally displaced people (IDPs), who currently number over 41 million worldwide. As the title […]

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Did you know that for the first thousand years or so, Holy Communion was given in the “hand only” in the Catholic Church? St Cyril of Jerusalem (4th Century) told the newly baptized back then, “Make a throne of your hand to receive the Lord of Life!” But then John Calvin’s influence on the Church, […]

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Faith, Hope and Courage Initiative Announcement Thumbnail

We are called by God to continue to advance our mission and to build up God’s Kingdom here in Tampa.  There are so many more people who need our assistance.  There is much more work to be done. The reality is that we will always need resources to do God’s work.  Until the needy are […]

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Religious Profession Anniversary of Fr. Paul, Fr. Ray and Fr. Ken Thumbnail

Congratulations on your Religious Profession Anniversary, Fr. Paul, Fr. Ray and Fr. Ken

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Blessing of the Animals 2021 Thumbnail

Blessing of the Animals at OLPH has been moved to Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 10 AM in the area between the rectory and Stokes Hall.

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Registration for Religious Education Classes 2020 has already started at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Registrations are open on Sundays, September 6 and 13 at the Parish Hall and September 20 and 27 at the Rectory. Registration times are from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. These are the Religious Education Programs offered by […]

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Did you know Fr. Jazz? It was ten years ago (September 10, 2010) that he suddenly passed away. Father John Jazwiecki was our Saturday evening mass priest for many years at OLPH, beginning in 1999. He was very supportive of me, and asked me unexpectedly one Saturday evening, in the heat of summer, to be […]

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Frank Frimmer and OLPH Thumbnail

Did you ever notice the stained-glass window in church with the name “Frank Frimmer”?  Hardly an Italio-Spanish-Anglo name! Mr. Frimmer was the architect for both the current rectory and church buildings.  You can see his name below one of the stained-glass windows in the Church, namely the one representing Jesus giving the Keys of the […]

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