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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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Click to read Fr. McKay's thoughts on parish unity and strength

Schedule Changes and Last Minute Cancellations

  • Funeral Mass for Frank Murphy father of Ann Peery will be at St. Andrew's at 11:00 am on Friday October 31. Visitation will be Thursday, October 30 at Oakeys in downtown Roanoke from 5:30 - 7 pm.
  • A Mass for the celebration of All Saints Day will be at 9:00 am Saturday, November 1.
  • Funeral Service for Winfred Bryant father of Karen Surat will be on Saturday, November 1 at 5:00 pm at Monroe United Methodist Church in Madison Heights, VA

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  • Excerpt from Fr. McKay's letter to the parishioners: "Do your bit for God and parish! Each and every person in this great parish has many things to offer the Lord through our working together. ...Let's make this parish the best in the diocese!" Read Fr. McKay's full letter.
  • Be sure to visit the Justice, Peace & Social Ministry home page every month to learn about the current Catholic Social Teaching Module
  • 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.
  • Newcomers: Welcome to our community! Please call Vicki Hubbard in the office, 387-0491, to register.
  • Marriage Preparation: Please contact the office, 387-0491, at least six months prior to the intended date.
  • Today's calendar (8/31/14):
      Mass  (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)  
      IHN/Family Promise  (5:30 PM - 6:00 AM)  
  • Today's reading (10/31/14): audio or text

Mass Schedule

Saturday Evening - 5:30PM Vigil

Sunday Morning - 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.

Directions & Map to OLPH

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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