Eva Galloway

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Blessed Virgin Sodality (BVS)

Meetings are held on the first Sunday at 9:30 am in the Parish Life Center. Leads others to Christ through devotion to the Blessed Mother. The Sodality encourages devotion to Mary through the rosary, a day of recollection and annual prayer breakfast. The Sodality also provides Scholarships for students attending Catholic High Schools. The Blessed Virgin Mary “Junior” Sodality comes under the direction of this Organization.

For more info contact Eva Galloway.202-678-4999

Justine Middleton

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B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers and Sisters in Christ)

Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in the Parish Life Center, and on the first Sunday. A ministry composed of both single and married young adults, ranging in age from 30 to 50, who are looking to enhance their spiritual growth, bring about positive changes in their social environment, support the Youth Programs at Our Lady,and have an active role in the continuing success of the programs and events that Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish provides its parishioners. They sponsor a program or event at least once a quarter. Their goal is to bring about a sense of pride and teamwork amongst all OLPH Ministries through working together on several projects.

Contact Justine Middleton for more information. 202-678-4999

Rose Thurston

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Cursillo

Meetings are held the fourth (4th) Friday at 7:30 pm in the Parish Life Center. Cursillo is a Worldwide Evangelical movement of the Catholic Church, which started in Spain. Its name is Spanish meaning “short course in Christianity”. Cursillo has a Secretariat that reports to the Archdiocese of Washington, DC. There are ten groups meeting at various churches within the Archdiocese. They meet at specified times throughout the month at gatherings called “Ultreyas” which means “onward in your faith journey”. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church is a part of the East of the River Ultreya, which includes four surrounding churches: OLPH, Assumption, St. Thomas More, and St. Francis Xavier.

Contact Rose Thurston for more info. 202-678-4999

Joan Jackson

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Hilltoppers

President: Joan Jackson jsbernice@comcast.net 301-702-2407 Vice President: Iris Goins 202-678-9302 Meetings are held weekly on Tuesdays, September-June (meals prepared) from 11:30 am-6:30 pm in the Panorama Room. Meetings are held weekly July and August (no meals prepared – bring your own lunch). The Hilltoppers is an ecumenical group of senior citizens age 55 and older who participate in Mass, share lunch and socialize. There are two types of members: A. OLPH parishioners: registered and practicing members of OLPH Catholic Church in good standing B. Non-parishioners: members of other faiths or Catholic Churches who participate in the activities of the group The group also invites non-members and the community, on occasion, to informal discussions on different topics: Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Health Insurance information (Medicate), Investments, and Volunteer work.

Contact Joan Jackson for more info. 202-678-4999

Doris Savoy

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Knights of St. John International - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Junior Auxiliary No.67

Meetings are held on the first (1st) Sunday at 9:30 am in the Parish Life Center. A breakfast is sponsored every second (2nd) Sunday as a fund-raising activity. This is a fraternal organization created under the direction of St. Joseph’s Ladies’ Auxiliary No.213 to the Knights of St. John International. With the Blessed Mother as their model, the Organization teaches Christian values, principles, and sisterly love. Young ladies between the ages of 8 and 18 participate in a biennial convention with the Knights and Ladies; participate in various local activities with eight other Junior Auxiliaries in the Washington, DC and Maryland areas. OLPH Junior Auxiliary has a drill team who competes in competition at the Conventions. OLPH Junior Auxiliary also participates in OLPH Youth Ministry sponsored activities. Motto: Sisterly Love.

Contact Doris Savoy for more info. 202-678-4999

Kelly Tucker

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Knights of St. John International - St. Joseph’s Ladies’ Auxiliary No.213

Attends the 8:00 am Mass on the third (3rd) Sundays. Regular meetings are held on the second (2nd) Saturdays at 10:00 am in the Parish Life Center. A fraternal organization, created under the Knights of St. John International, the ladies practice Christian values and principles in their devotion to the Blessed Mother. The Auxiliary assists the needy, provides scholarships to young ladies attending Catholic High School; participates in biennial joint conventions with the Knights; the annual Baltimore/Washington Grand convention; attend Mother’s Day Mass at the Shrine; has an annual Memorial Mass for their deceased; and oversees the Junior Auxiliary.

Contact Kelly Tucker for more info. 202-678-4999

Ronald Robinson

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Knights of St. John International - St. Paul’s Commandery No.286

Meetings are held the fourth (4th) Sunday at 11:00 am in the Parish Life Center. This is a fraternal organization of men created under the Knights of St. John International, the leading most prominent semi-military Catholic organization in the United States. The Knights contribute their services to many religious, civic, and social activities. They escort the Cardinal or Bishop at religious occasions, and newly ordained priest when they are about to celebrate their first Solemn High Mass. The Knights serve at Labor Day Mass, sponsor an annual Memorial Day and Commemoration Mass, and attend biennial joint conventions with the Ladies’ Auxiliaries, the annual convention with the Baltimore/Washington Grand, and provide scholarships for students.

Contact Ronald Robinson for more info. 202-678-4999

Janet Crowe

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Ladies of Charity

MISSION: To serve Jesus Christ in the person of the poor, the disadvantaged, the sick and the infirmed in the compassionate spirit of the gospel through the practice of spiritual and corporal works of mercy MOTTO: “To Serve Rather Than Be Served” in Humility, Simplicity and Charity HISTORY: The Ladies of Charity at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (OLPH) was established in 1962. Today, we have more than 70 active and associate members. All Catholic men and women who are resolved to being faithful to the values and works of our founders St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac are eligible for membership in the OLPH Ladies of Charity. The active membership is open to Catholic women age 18 and older. The associates consist of members unable to perform active duties, but promote the good works of the association through prayer, witness and financial support. Although physically active, all men are considered associate members. All associate members are exempt from the payment of annual dues. Further, our association has been blessed with six (6) past-presidents who are still actively participating in our mission to serve the poor. Since the inception of the OLPH Ladies of Charity in 1962, we have had only eight presidents. These ladies not only preserve institutional memory, but serve as role models to the membership with their continued commitment and involvement. Our members support the Archdiocese of Washington Ladies of Charity by attending the Annual General Assembly held each year in October at the Carroll Manor Nursing Home on the grounds of Providence Hospital; Annual Communion Brunch held every March in honor of St. Louise De Marillac and, participate in the May Day fundraiser held at St. Ann’s Infant and Maternity Home. Also, OLPH Ladies of Charity sponsors a representative to attend the Annual National Assembly convention with the Ladies of Charity of the United States of America (LCUSA) held in September each year. OLPH Ladies of Charity had the distinct honor of receiving one of the first LCUSA Kathleen Hager Fund Grant Awards for the many hands-on projects within our association. In 2008, the Stewardship Committee of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church recognized the OLPH Ladies of Charity for its dedicated service to the community with a “Journey Award.” In addition, we have had several members who received individual awards from the Archdiocese of Washington for Distinguished Service and from the parish.

Contact Janet Crowe for more info. 202-678-4999

James King

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Mens Club

Meetings are held on the second (2nd) Tuesday at 8:00 pm in the Panorama Room. The Men’s Club grew from the Holy Name Society. It is an ecumenical group of men who come together for spiritual and social growth. The Men’s Club gives fund-raising activities; and provides scholarships for students attending Catholic high schools.

Contact James King for more info. 202-678-4999

Bonita Boulware

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Womens Ministry

“Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” Colossian 3:17 Objective: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church Women’s Ministry seeks to help women develop friendships, support one another, grow spiritually and reaches out to others through service and witness. Purpose: The Women’s Ministry will meet the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of the women at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church (OLPH). The ministry will encourage women to grow in their faith in Christ, to develop and strengthen trusting friendships with other women and to provide opportunities to serve and reach our community for Christ. Reasons to Join: Glorify God Develop friendships Discover your passion Be challenged Strengthen faith Connect with other women Serve Find compassion Officers: Bonita H. Boulware President Donna M. Hawkins, Vice President Tayloria C. Jordan, Secretary Justine Middleton Correspondence Secretary Lorraine Parker-Miller Treasurer Activities: Activities will include but limited to an annual Women’s Retreat, at least three to four gatherings designed around the theme of the retreat, Day of Reconciliation, Community Outreach, Book Club, Quarterly Luncheons, Birthday Recognition, Worship and one to two fundraisers per year to defray the costs of the annual retreat, events and gatherings. Accomplishments: June 2009 First Annual Women’s Retreat/Four Gatherings around the retreat theme May 2010 First Women’s Conference November 2010 First Open House and Fundraiser December 2010 First Booth at OLPH Christmas Bazaar January 2011 First Holiday Celebration and tribute to Martin L. King Jr.

" Christian women who welcome, worship, witness, walk, and work in the name of Jesus"


Contact Bonita Boulware for more info. 202-678-4999

Pam Stevenson

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Youth Club

A Ministry focused on the Parish and community youth. It enables the youth to come to know and love Jesus more, to embrace their Catholic faith, and to develop their talents in the service to their family, Parish, and community. Youth are encouraged to share and have open discussions and to fellowship with each other. This Ministry responds to the needs of youth by: religious teachings, athletic programs, community service programs, feeding the hungry, recreational activities, and programs to enhance their spiritual, cultural and social lives. Youth groups include: CCD, Altar Servers, Liturgical Dance Ministry, Ministers of Hospitality, Youth Choir, Youth Lectors, CYO Boys/Girls Athletics, OLPH Junior Auxiliary NO.67, and the Blessed Virgin Mary Junior Sodality. Meetings of youth leaders are called as needed by the Youth Ministry Coordinator.

Contact Pam Stevenson, Jasmine Campbell, or Carlos Graham for more info. 202-678-4999

Organizations

Notes

  • Word on Sodality

    Luke 1:28 - "And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women"

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  • Word on Charity

    2 Corinthians 9:7 - "Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, [so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver"

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  • Word on the Man's Role

    Ephesians 5:25 - "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her"

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  • Word on Youth

    Ecclesiastes 12:1 - "Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh "

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