OLPH Church
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Catholic Church of the Byzantine Rite

Slava Isusu Christu!   Slava Na Viki!   -   Glory to Jesus Christ!   Glory Forever!


Welcome Guests and Friends

Very Rev. Edward Higgins, Administrator
Rev. Vasyl Sokolovych, Parochial Vicar
Reverend Myron Badnerosky -Pastor Emeritus

1773 Woodbourne Road, Levittown, PA 19057
Mail Address - BOX 777, Levittown, PA 19058-0777
Residence – 2 Coral Rock Road, Levittown, PA 19057* (Residence) 215-968-8707*email: frvasylolph@gmail.com


Services for June

  • Jun 22 - 5:30pm –Vigil Liturgy 2nd Sunday After Pentecost
  • Jun 23 - 9:00am – Divine Liturgy 2nd Sunday After Pentecost
  • Jun 24 - 7:00pm – Liturgy: Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist
  • Jun 27 - 7:00pm – Liturgy - Patronal Feast, Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  • Jun 28 - 7:00pm – Vigil Liturgy Feast of Sts Peter and Paul
  • Jun 29 - 5:30pm –Vigil Liturgy k3rd Sunday After Pentecost
  • Jun 30- 9:00am – Vigil Liturgy 3rd Sunday After Pentecost
  • Mystery of Forgiveness (Confession) Fr. Vasyl is available for Confession on Saturdays from 4:45 to 5:15 and Sundays from 8:15 to 8:45. If these times are not convenient for you, please make an appointment with Fr Vasyl.

     



    There have been 78583 visitors since Christmas 2014.

    “MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL PEOPLES.” - Isaiah 56: 7

    If you are a visitor to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, we want you to know how welcome you are; whether you have come from another part of the country, from across the world, or simply from another parish. We hope you find our worship true and reverent and our people here friendly and cordial. If you are seeking a spiritual home, we would be honored by your presence in our family. For more information about becoming a parishioner, please see me.

    Fr. Vasyl


    Prayer to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

    Our Lady of Perpetual Help, you have been blessed and favored by God. You became not only the Mother of the Redeemer, but the Mother of the redeemed as well. We come to you today as you loving children. Watch over us and take care of us. As you held the child Jesus in your loving arms, so take us in your arms. Be a mother ready at every moment to help us. For God who is mighty has done great things for you, and his mercy is from age to age on those who love him. Our greatest fear is that in time of temptation, we may fail to call out to you, and become lost children. Intercede for us, dear Mother, in obtaining pardon for our sins, love for Jesus, final perseverance, and the grace always to call upon you, Our Lady of Perpetual Help.



    Our Patronal Feast Day, Thursday, June 27th

    Please join us for our 7:00 PM Divine Liturgy on Thursday, June 27th as we celebrate our Patronal Feast Day.  Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Pray for Us!


    OLPH 65th Anniversary Celebration

    Patronal Feast Day:   Sunday, June 23rd following the the Divine Liturgy.  The Liturgy will begin at 10:30 am on this Sunday.10:30 AM Divine Liturgy will be followed by lunch at Gabrielle’s, 5301 Bristol Emilie Rd, Levittown, PA 19057 from 12 pm to 3 pm.  Cost is $20 per ticket; children age 18 and under are free.  Note:  There will not be a service at the Church following the lunch.

    Children’s Picnic Tickets:  To enable as many families with children to attend our parish celebration, we would like to subsidize the cost of these tickets.  If you would like to be a sponsor, the cost is $20 per child.  Please drop your donation into the collection basket.  Thank you!   


    2019 Father's Day Celebration

    Many thanks for all who helped with the social.


    2019 Wedding Jubilarians Celebration

    The Eparchial Wedding Jubilarians Celebration will take place on Sunday, August 18th, 2019 at St. John Byzantine Catholic Church, 5 E 20th St., Hazleton, PA 18201.

    A Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by Bishop Kurt at 3:00 p.m., followed by a dinner at Capriotti’s, 1 Banks Ave, McAdoo, PA 18237.  This celebration will honor all Wedding Jubilarians beginning with their fifth anniversary and every fifth anniversary thereafter. If your 5th, 10th, 15th … 50th, 60th, etc. wedding anniversary falls during 2019, please contact Fr. Vasyl and provide your Name, Address, Wedding Date and Number of Years Married by June 21st

    For convenience, our parishioners have attended the NJ Syncellate Celebrations at St. Mary, Hillsborough.  This year’s celebration is September 15th.  Bishop Kurt will celebrate a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 3:00 p.m. followed by a dinner in their social hall. 


    Byzantine Woman’s Day of Recollection


    Women in the Bible
    and in the Church Today

    This event will be held at Holy Dormition Byzantine Franciscan Monastery in Sybertsville, PA on July 13th, 2019.  It starts at 8:30 AM with Divine Liturgy.  Group activities end at 3:00 PM with the opportunity to stay on the grounds for more private prayer and quiet time.  The celebrant and speaker is Father Jerome Wolbert, OFM. 

    Cost:  $40 which includes coffee and pastry in the morning and a light lunch.  For information or, to register, call:  Carol at (570) 969-1756 or, call or email Gina at (570)956-9272/  gmr7@ptd.net.  The deadline to register is July 6th, 2019.


    Events/Features


    ….  If you see someone in church that you do not know – stop and say hello and welcome them to OLPH.  Your friendly greeting will help them to decide to make OLPH their spiritual home.  Make sure you introduce newcomers to Fr. Vasyl.  Don’t be shy!


    Bulletins


    Click Here for the Present and Past Sunday Bulletins


    Altar Server Camp

    Carpathian Village, Cresco, PA, July 21-24th, 2019.  Register at www.eparchyofpassaic.com


    St Nicholas Pilgrimage

     

    Carpathian Village
    Cresco, PA, August 4th, 2019

    Stay in Touch With Tim

    Write to Tim: Tim Fariss, Byzantine Catholic Seminary, 3605 Perrysville Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15214