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Feast of Sto. Nino del Mundo 2021 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 24, 2021. The mass will be presided by Fr. Hector Cruz, SM. The veneration of Sto. Nino (the Holy Child) has […]

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Join us for the celebration of our Patroness Our Lady of Perpetual Help Sunday June 27, at 10:00 AM

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Opening for a Special Education Teacher Thumbnail

Morning Star Catholic School, in Tampa has an opening for a special education teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Morning Star School is a school for students with learning disabilities and related challenges. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (special education is preferred) and have or be willing to obtain a valid Florida […]

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Feast of Corpus Christi 2021 Thumbnail

On Sunday, June 6, 2021, the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ was celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Also known as Feast of Corpus Christi, this is a festival of the Roman Catholic Church honoring the real presence of Christ in the bread and wine of the […]

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The Filipino Community at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ybor City Thumbnail

The presence of the Filipino community at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ybor City has been sporadic prior to the formal devotions that followed in the 1990’s. This consisted of a few individuals who were mostly nurses that worked at Tampa General Hospital. The formal participation of the Philippine community started with […]

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New Guidance for Parishes Regarding COVID-19 Thumbnail

The Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg has issued a new guidance regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic, effective today, on the Feast of Pentecost, as the general dispensation from obligation to attend Mass is lifted. Since Bishop Parkes has left to the pastors to decide about the re-adaptations to the new circumstances, I have taken some decisions […]

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OLPHTampa.org is Secure Thumbnail

Whether you’re catching up on current events, searching for a recipe for pot roast, or looking up the time for the Easter Vigil Mass, chances are you’ve run into an unsecure website. Different browsers have different ways of telling you this and there are different scenarios for each one as well, but have you ever […]

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National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month 2021 Thumbnail

February is the National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month provides an excellent opportunity to increase awareness about human trafficking and trafficking prevention. In the upcoming weeks, we encourage you to undertake efforts to raise awareness and educate communities on human trafficking. In doing so, you can also […]

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Rite of the Celebration of the Word Thumbnail

Last Sunday, January 10th, on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, we had the “Celebration of the Word”, as a part of the Introductory Rites for Catechumens. Fr. Hector Cruz, S.M. gave them a special blessing and Sol Ramirez the RCIA Coordinator, handed out Missals with Sunday readings. This rite is to be […]

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Justice and Peace Alert Thumbnail

The Marists are inspired by and support Cardinal Gregory’s statement regarding the events that occurred at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. As published in the Justice and Peace Alert by the Society of Mary, Marists in the United States on January 8, 2021, Cardinal Wilton Gregory stated the following regarding […]

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Letter from the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century Thumbnail

The National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century is proud of our marking and preservation of historical buildings. This year we chose OLPH to honor.

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Courageously Living the Gospel at OLPH Thumbnail

Last Sunday the Church celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. God’s revelation to the nations is represented by the Wise Men, coming from the East, to pay honor to the “King of the Jews”.

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Six Consecrated on the Feast of the Holy Family 2020 Thumbnail

On December 27, 2020, Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, 6 juveniles consecrated themselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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Blessing of the Animals 2021 Postponed Thumbnail

After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone the Blessing of the Animals 2021 event at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

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Divine Mercy Drive 2020 Thumbnail

Thank you and a huge hug to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish for the loving support for the Divine Mercy Drive for the homeless.  Even though OLPH is a small community, her people came through in a mighty way!    Over 175 pounds of food, medicine and hygiene products were donated by OLPH parishioners. […]

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41 People Consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at OLPH Thumbnail

On December 12, 2020, we celebrated in OLPH the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a very important day for the entire American continent as She was proclaimed on August 24, 1910 by Pope Pius X “Heavenly Patroness of Latin America”. Later, Pio XI declared her “Patroness of all the Americas”, Pio XII called her […]

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Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Osborne Thumbnail

Cynthia and Frank Osborne were born in Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (the southernmost island country in the Caribbean) 1937-1936, respectively. They migrated to the USA in 1969 and served in Incarnation Church as Ministers of the Eucharist. The then Pastor, Fr. Stokes asked them to help here, at OLPH because a shortage of priests. […]

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A Message from Father Hector on Christmas 2020 and New Year 2021 Thumbnail

Dear parishioners and friends, 2020 has been an exceedingly difficult year for everyone, but the birth of Christ is a sign of the mercy of God and a promise of joy to the humankind, as it was announced to the shepherds by the angels. It is a message of mercy and hope for those who […]

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Simbang Gabi at OLPH 2020 Thumbnail

The Filipino community of Tampa Bay will be celebrating Simbang Gabi at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on December 16, 2020

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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 2020 Thumbnail

The Hispanic community at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church will be celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Saturday, December 12, 2020.

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Thanksgiving 2020 Thumbnail

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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New Sign at OLPH Thumbnail

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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