Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish


Educating our children in our Catholic faith is one of the most important programs in our parishes.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic Fraternal organization consisting of men who believe in the four core principles of our organization - Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.

The winners of our 2017 annual college scholarships are Eamon Crossley, Richard Gamelin III and Sean Welsh. They each received $1,000 towards their college expenses. Congratulations!

Our Parish Picnic was held on June 11th. By most accounts, a great time was had by all!

Our annual golf tournament for our members and guests was held on August 2nd. A scramble format ensured everyone enjoyed their round.

Our member's burgers and bocce outing was held on August 10th. New members are encouraged to attend these events to meet our members and determine if you would like to become a member.

The annual wine tasting was held at the Washington Club Hall on October 28th. Thank you to all who attended, our wine vendors, advertisers and contributors. All proceeds go towards our charitable endeavors which include contributions to the Washington and Roxbury Food and Fuel banks, college scholarships for parishioners, United Way, Carolyn's Place and Special Olympics.

The Knights meet every month in the parish hall. If you are interested in joining our organization or have any questions concerning the organization, please contact our Grand Knight Jim Hirschfield.

Grand Knight: Jim Hirschfield (860) 868-9706

Deputy Grand Knight: Terry Tiernan

Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/knightsofcolumbuswashingtonroxbury?hc_location=ufi

Liturgy Committee

Both OLPH and St. Patrick's take an active interest in the growth and renewal of its members by providing uplifting information. The Liturgy committe does more than prpare and evaluate the liturgies in the parish. It sets goals, direction, and principles for the liturgical life of the community. It functions as a sounding board for the parishioners and sets goals for the progress of the liturgical, sacramental, and devotional life of the parish.


Music enriches all parts of our lives and is especially important in the life of the Church.

Choir members are needed.

Parish Council

The Parish Council, as part of the Archdiocese of Hartford, is an advisory and practical assistance group for the Pastor, Father Matt.

Its purpose is to address the life and growth of the Body of Christ in both parishes and includes offering spiritual information, planning and initiating programs and providing leadership for their implementation.

The Parish Council meets six times a year.

For information contact Dave DeWitt.

Women's Guilds

The Women's Guilds in St. Patrick and Our Lady provide support for social gatherings and raise funds for community and church needs.

Youth Group

The OLPH Youth Group is intended for students in grades 8-12. The purpose of the group is to engage our parish youth in learning, fellowship and service opportunities.

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