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314 Turner Road  †  Salem, VA 24153  †  (540)387-0491  †  Fax: (540)389-8237  †  E-mail

The Catholic community of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, guided by the Holy Spirit, commits itself to work steadfastly in love and humility to discern the will of God as we seek to proclaim the mission of Jesus Christ in our Parish and beyond.

Gifted and called by our Baptism, we dedicate ourselves to minister to the diverse needs of all God's people through every
dimension of our worship, formation, fellowship, stewardship and service.

May all that we do in His name glorify Jesus Christ. Amen

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Schedule Changes and Last Minute Cancellations

  • There will be NO mass at noon today, Tuesday, March 31st.

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  • Marriage Preparation: Please contact the office, 387-0491, at least six months prior to the intended date.
  • New to the parish? Welcome! If you have children, ages 3-18, we encourage you to contact the church office at 387-0491 for information on our Christian Formation program. Classes are available for preschoolers thru 11th graders in addition to sacramental preparation programs for Reconcilliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. We look forrward to partnering with you to pass on the faith to your children.
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  • Is God calling you? Do you attend Mass on occasion? Do you feel drawn to the Catholic Church? Do you have questions about the Catholic faith? If you answered yes to any of these and would like to inquire about the Catholic faith, please call Andrea Sexton at the parish office, 387-0491, ext. 303.
  • Today's calendar (3/31/15):
      Mass  (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)  
  • Today's reading (03/31/15): audio or text

Social Hall

Triduum 2015 Schedule

  Holy Thursday, April 2
    7:00PM - Mass of the Lord's Supper

  Good Friday, April 3
    NOON - Stations of the Cross
    7:00PM - Good Friday Service

  Holy Saturday, April 4
    9:00AM - Morning Prayer
    9:45AM - Blessing of Easter Food
    10:00PM - Easter Egg Hunt
    8:00PM - Easter Vigil

  Easter Sunday, April 5
    8:00AM & 10:30AM - Easter Liturgies

The office will be closed Friday, April 3 through Friday, April 10.

Mass Schedule

Saturday Evening - 5:30PM Vigil

Sunday Morning - 8:00AM & 10:30AM

Weekdays and Holy Days - see bulletin

Roanoke College - see the Catholic Campus page

Roanoke Valley - other Catholic Churches in the area

Eucharistic Adoration - Wednesdays, 3:00PM to 9:00PM


Saturday Afternoon - 4:00PM to 5:00PM

Other Times - by appointment

Olive Branch Bookstore & Gift Shop

Wednesday, 1-4PM & 4:30-7PM

Saturday, 10AM-1PM & 4:30-7PM

Call 387-0491 to verify evening hours.


During Mass on a designated weekend each month. Contact Deacon Eric Surat regarding baptismal preparation.


Contact the Pastor at least six months prior to the intended date. Forms and guidelines required for planning weddings are located on the Forms and Guidelines page.

Faith Formation

Faith Formation is an integral part of the mission of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, and is a major part of the foundation of the Roman Catholic Church. For more information, please visit our Christian Formation page or follow some links to Diocesan Resources.

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Let us stress what we have in common rather than what divides us. — Pope Paul VI

Nothing will be impossible for God. — Luke 1:37

Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak. — St. Anthony of Padua