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Our Parishes

Notre Dame des Victoires • San Francisco, CA

Our Lady of Perpetual Help • Tampa, FL

Our Lady of the Assumption • Atlanta, GA

Our Lady of Lourdes Center, Boston, MA

Saint Louis, King of France Church • Saint Paul, MN

San Felipe de Jesús • Brownsville, TX

Holy Rosary • Buckhannon, WV

PARISH STORIES

150 Years of Faith Concert

150 Years of faith Concert
The Parish of St. Louis, King of France in St. Paul, Minnesota began the celebration of the 150th anniversary of its founding in 1868 with an outstanding concert on Sunday, April 29, 2018 which also marked the 182nd anniversary of the approbation of the Society of Mary by Pope Gregory XVI in 1836.

The concert was dedicated to the memory of John Nasseff, a great friend and benefactor of the parish. Read the full story>


OLPH Past and Present


Author and Pastor
Héctor Cruz SM
John V. Cinchett, in his just released small book Images of America: Historic Tampa Churches, tells the narrative of the historic churches and temples of Tampa "lovingly cared for by their devoted congregations."

The author presents historical pictures of the churches and dedicates four pages (out of 128) to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Ybor City, writing:

"Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church is an Ybor City historic landmark…. This church has a rich history in ministering to the many diverse cultures... Read the full story>


"Christ Renews His Parish" Ignites Our Lady of the Assumption Parish

The CRHP XLI Team and Participants
The CRHP XLI Team and Participants
Ask any parishioner what draws them to Our Lady of the Assumption Parish (OLA) in Brookhaven, Georgia, and chances are they will respond that it is the strong and vibrant parish community.

Many consider the parish their family, and Reverend James Duffy, S.M., pastor of OLA, attributes much of this feeling to a long-standing, thriving parish ministry –Christ Renews His Parish™ (CRHP).

On the weekend of February 5-7, 2016, participants gathered for the 41st CRHP weekend at OLA. Father John Hamf, S.M. first introduced CRHP to OLA in 1980. Since then, over 1000 parishioners have attended this lay directed weekend that now takes place once a year. Unlike CRHP weekends held at other parishes, the weekend here at OLA is co-ed, and participants do not spend the night. Read the full story>


San Felipe de Jesús Parish Celebrates Patronal Feast

Fr. O'Connor SM shares the delight of Fiesta de San Felipe de Jesús with two of the younger parishioners.
Father O'Connor SM shares the delight of Fiesta de San Felipe de Jesús with two of the younger parishioners.
Fiesta de San Felipe de Jesús was celebrated on Wednesday, February 5, the feast day of the Brownsville parish's patron saint.

One parishioner wrote in the bulletin:
"I decided to investigate and discover who this saint was who carries the title of Proto-Martyr of Mexico .... What impressed me was that Felipe de Jesús was a migrant from Mexico who, after looking for adventure in southeast Asia, took up vows in the Franciscan order. While returning to Mexico, he was shipwrecked off the coast of Japan, rescued, but then was martyred for his faith. His last words were: 'Jesus, Jesus, Jesus'...." Read the full story>


Marist Brother (FMS) Recognized Nationally

When Brother Albert Phillipp FMS arrived at the newly formed parish in 1996 with Fr. Michael Seifert SM, he found an area in dire need of help.

The Brownsville, Texas parish of San Felipe de Jesús consisted of desperately poor people who lived in ramshackle houses, many of which were unsafe. The sun-baked rural community lacked paved streets, garbage collection and streetlights....

Soon after Br. Albert began his ministry in Brownsville's Cameron Park, he went to the head of the county and asked it to provide garbage collection and other services for Cameron Park. The county commissioner refused because the people in that colonia didn't vote.

"He said he would act if 250 people voted," Phillipp said. So Albert worked with others in his parish to get people to the polls. In the November 1996 election, 250 people from the colonia voted.

Then, he said, "Local officials began to get interested in the needs of Cameron Park." Read the full story>

 

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SaintLouisKingofFrance
St. Louis, King of France Parish
in Saint Paul, MN

 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Tampa, FL
Our Lady of Perpetual Help,
founded in 1890, is one of the
oldest and most beautiful
churches in the Tampa Bay area.

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Notre Dame de Victoires, San Francisco CA
Notre Dame des Victoires Church,
located in the heart of downtown
San Francisco, as the French
National Catholic Church,
we offer a welcoming faith
community to all.

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Virgin with Child
The Virgin with Child, formerly found
in a niche above the Rector's Door
at the Harewood Road Campus of
Marist College, Washington, D.C.

 

 

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