About Us

Rich, Black cultural history. Piece of Anacostia. Community. Uniquely Catholic. Conveyer of Good News. Great city view. This is home!

Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a Roman Catholic Community serving the Black Catholics of Washington DC for more than 95 years! (Join our upcoming Anniversary Celebration, coming soon!). This rich cultural legacy is celebrated every summer at our annual Field Day Mass celebration! The uniqueness of Our Lady of Perpetual Help places it in a leadership position allowing interaction with other Black and non-Black parishes! Utilizing the gifts of Blacks' spirituality through music, dance, education, and spiritual special action, our call to ministry is to proclaim the Good News to our Brothers and Sisters who do not know Christ! We continue in service, have faith in the present, and are marching towards our future as an experience community!

Ministries and Organizations

A Vibrant Community

Our spiritual light shines through our organizations and ministries on The Hill! Enjoy serving those in need,a game of pinochle, healthy fellowship, or lending a helping hand- Join one of our ministries today.

Young People, Representing the Kingdom

Young people at OLPH do their part to evangelize and share

The Good News through Liturgical Dance, Youth Choir, and

more! Letting your light shine and people know that you were

purposefully made in Christ's image.

Click the Youth link for more info and join us!