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

Christos Voskrese!   Voistinnu Voskrese!      
Christ is Risen!   Indeed He is Risen!

Welcome Guests and Friends
Very reverend Edward Cimbala D.Min - Pastor

Reverend Myron Badnerosky -Pastor Emeritus in Residence

Address: 1787 Woodbourne Rd Levittown PA 19057


Services for May
  • May 21: 9:00am - Sunday
  • May 24: 7:00pm - Vigil Liturgy of the Ascension
  • May 25: 8:30qm - Ascension
  • May 27: 5:30pm - Vigil of Sunday of the Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council
  • May 28: 9:00am - Sunday
Mystery of Forgiveness (Confession) 4:15-:4:45 Saturdays, 8:15-8:45 Sundays, After all Services, or by Appointment with Fr Ed
Man Born Blind Sunday
Gospel
Epistle

There have been 32246 visitors since Christmas 2014.

WELCOME VISITORS!

“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. -Fr. Ed

 

Ascension
Gospel
Epistle

About the Ascension
Jesus did not live with his disciples after his resurrection as he had before his death. Filled with the glory of his divinity, he appeared at different times and places to his people, assuring them that it was he, truly alive in his risen and glorified body. For more,click here to go to Traditions or listen below
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The Sunday of the Man Born Blind

The sixth Sunday of Holy Pascha is observed by the Byzantine Church as the Sunday of the Blind Man. The day commemorates the miracle of Christ healing the man who was blind since birth. The biblical story of this event is found in the Gospel of Saint John 9:1-41.

Because this man was open to the truth, the darkness gave way to the Light and his spiritual blindness was healed also. Throughout our own days, we too are called to this ever deepening relationship with the Lord, even beyond the point of calling Him Lord and worshiping Him.  For more,click here to go to Traditions or listen below:


Parish Picnic - June 25th

In Celebration of Our Patronal Feast. Divine Liturgy that Day at 10:00 AM Followed by Picnic until 1:00 PM. Akathist at 1:00 PM(celebrated outdoors at the shrine). Special Treat After the Akathist. All You Can Eat. Adults - $15.00 Children (18 and Under)FREE! Tickets Now on Sale.

CHILDREN’S PICNIC TICKETS AND GAMES To enable as many families with children to attend our parish picnic we would like to subsidize the cost of these tickets.  If you would like to be a sponsor the cost is $10.00 per child.  Fr. Ed is also looking for some donations so that we can purchase some children’s games. Drop it in the collection basket or give to Fr. Ed.


New Pictures from The Mother's Day Tea and Fr Ed's 29th Ordination Anniversary

Click Anywhere in the Box to View

A BIG THANK YOU to Margaret Churilla and Joseph Pieszala who coordinated the Mother’s Day Tea. Thanks also to all their helpers who made it such a great success. A great time was had by all.


Contacting Father Ed

Never hesitate to contact me for any reason - especially when someone is ill at home, in the hospital or in a nursing home. Cell: 908.8722928 or Residence: 215.968.8707.
Email: fredcimbala@gmail.com


2017 Lottery Calendars
Lottery calendars for 2017 are available. Act now before your lucky numbers are taken by someone else. See Margaret Churilla after church.

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE 10 DAYS JANUARY 30 to FEBRUARY 8, 2018 Hosted By FR. ED CIMBALA and Fr. Charles Yastishock

ONLY $3,199 PER PERSON FROM NEWARK (Air/land tour price is $2499 plus $700 government taxes/airline surcharges)

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip air from Newark, First Class hotels, Breakfast & Dinner daily, Comprehensive Sightseeing, Porterage, Entrance Fees and much more!!!

Walk where Jesus walked…Climb the Mount of Olives & view the Old City of Jerusalem… Walk the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher…Visit Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity…Visit Nazareth…Cruise the Sea of Galilee. FOR A DETAILED BROCHURE PLEASE CONTACT: Fr. Ed Cimbala Telephone: 215-945-5122 Email: fredcimbala@gmail.com Click on this link for a copy of the brochure

Space is limited and we expect a quick sell out.
Hear More About the Tour

Events/Features

Coffee Socials

2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month, The next coffee social will be on Sunday June 11th. There will be no social on May 28th.


Please Pray for the Sick
Lorraine Sims
Vilma Sims
(Go to Sick list & Prayers)


Special Donation Request for Landscaping

To spruce-up the entry area of the church, Fr. Ed has hired a landscaper to clean out the aging plantings, replace them and cover the area with mulch.  This will help to make our entry more inviting. The cost for this project is $2,500.00. If you would like to make a contribution towards this effort, please see Fr. Ed or just drop it in the collection basket with a note.


Stay in Touch With Tim

Read Tim's Article in the April Edition of Eastern Catholic Life - Click to read Tim's latest email in Noelle's Nook. Write to Tim: Tim Fariss, Byzantine Catholic Seminary, 3605 Perrysville Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15214


OLPH Bulletins are available(click to read)


Separated/Divorced Monthly Support Group St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Hall 121 Belmont Ave. Croydon, PA
Thurs, May 18, 2017 at 7PM
For information, contact Peg Duffy 215-788-1947