We'd love to connect you with one of our mentor families, who can help you learn more about the parish and find out about all the great things happening here. Please give our Parish Administrator, Lisa Sliker, a call in the Parish Office at (410) 747-4334 to get started!
Our new life in Christ is always a series of next steps. So what's your next step?
► This is all new to me - where do I start?
The great news is that God has already started. He loves you and has already been at work, calling you to himself. In Jesus, God the Father offers us a relationship that transforms our lives, bringing us meaning and purpose.
To learn more about the Good News of what God has done in Jesus and how to respond click here, this is where it really starts, as we welcome and accept the free gift God offers us. It begins in the quiet of our heart, acknowledging we need the Lord and expressing our desire for a new life in Christ. From our heart, it moves outward to the Sacrament of Baptism, which is God's planned way of cleansing us from sin and pouring out on us the gift of new life in Jesus. Baptism actually changes us, so that we become the adopted sons and daughters of God. We'd like to answer any questions you may have and accompany you on this wonderful journey that God has begun - please get in touch with one of the members of our parish Discipleship Team, they would love to help.
► I grew up Catholic, but I've been away from the Church - what's my next step?
There are a lot of Catholics who were baptized and raised in the Catholic faith, but for different reasons stopped coming to church. Sometimes it was the busyness of life, or just drifting away in college; for some it may have been a bad experience with the church, or a time of suffering and pain that caused you to pull away. Whatever it is, we'd like to help you take a step back to God. The best and easiest place to start is by talking with one of our priests - they understand where you're coming from and are ready to help with your next step. Just give Fr. Arnold a call or send an email.
► I'm Catholic and have been active in my faith but I want to go deeper - what's next?
God always has more in store for us, and we'd love for you to join us for some of the many different events and activities we have going on here, so you can go deeper in your faith and in your involvement with the Church. To learn more about what a good next step is, please reach out to one of the members of our parish Discipleship Team.
► I'm from another Christian church but I'm interested in learning more about the Catholic Church - now what?
If you were raised in another Christian church but would like to learn more about the Catholic Church we'd love to help. As Catholics, we have a richness and a history and a tradition that goes all the way back to Jesus and his first disciples. We'd love to help you learn more about the Catholic Church and answer any questions you may have. Just give a call or send an email to one of our priests or someone on our parish Discipleship Team.
New Parishioner Registration Making a commitment to a parish family is an important part of our relationship with the Lord. We're happy you're thinking about joining our parish family here at Our Lady of Perpetual Help! Below you will find a link to our parish registration form that you can download, print, and then complete.
Once you've completed the form you can give it to Fr. Arnold at Mass, or place it in the collection basket, or drop it by the Parish Office during the week. You can also drop it in the mail (our address is 4795 Ilchester Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043). If you have any questions at all please feel free to call the Parish Office at (410) 747-4334 or email us.