Name of Church Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
Address 1025 N. 19th Street, Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Phone number (541) 942-3420
Mass Schedule Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Monday, 6:45 p.m. (Latin Tridentine). Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. (Latin Tridentine). (There is also a parish mission, St. Philip Benizi, with Masses Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.)
Confessions Saturday, 9:40 – 10:30 a.m. and 4 – 5:15 p.m.; Sunday, 9:45 – 10:15 a.m. (and at St. Philip Benizi, Sunday, 7:50-8:20 a.m.)
Names of priests Fr. John J. Boyle, pastor, JCL. Fr. Boyle is a naturalized American citizen originally from London, England. A gentle, intellectual and pious priest; he is also a fine homilist; listen to his past homilies here (https://olphcg.net/homilies/). You may also follow him on Twitter (https://twitter.com/FatherJB) or watch past Masses on the parish Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/olphcg/)
Special activities and groups Men’s and women’s bible studies, Ave Maria rosary, altar society, Knights of Columbus.
Parking There is ample parking around the church.
Additional observations Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a parish of the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon. It is a historic parish, dating to the late 1800s (although the original octagonal church was converted to a museum and is owned by the city), and is located south of Eugene. It has a fine pastor, reverent liturgies and is well worth a visit when in the area.
Church is not pretty by any means however having The Traditional Latin Mass makes up for it 100%. Thank you Father Boyle!!!
Every time I visit Cottage Grove, I visit this OLPH. Fr. Boyle is truly a pious priest that has created a holy Catholic environment. Thank you Father for sharing the Traditional Latin Mass the last time I was there. I was so extremely blessed by the reverence and devotion.
I will take this church and kneelers any time over the parking lot area where some Traditional Masses are held, and women have to kneel on the cement in skirts in debris. We are used to it, though, from all the processions attended where kneeling was done on the ground before re-entering the church. Can do a lot of damage to good footwear, too, so best wear older ones.
I guess the Good Lord was preparing us for all this to teach us to be thankful for what we do have.
By the way, when I used the term “debris” in my post here, the debris I meant was just the normal things that blow onto the cement from being outside — twigs, leaves, etc., nothing that would be Covid-causing lest someone twist my words to fit their agenda. I have also experienced such at outdoor Ordinary Masses, or while waiting in outside lines at a store opening. If one gets too tired while waiting, one often sits down by or in the “debris”.
Not sure I’m going to drive 1200 miles to northern Oregon. Certainly worth considering if ever in the area. Does CCD have some sort of directory of recommended parishes which one can access when considering a particular area?
I agree with Romulus Augustus!! Although the church was freshly painted this past summer 2020, you are so right that Fr. Boyle’s Traditional Latin Mass’ on Monday evening and Saturday mornings are spiritually inspiring to ones soul. I love how quiet the church is before, during and after Mass as Father has created a beautiful sense of true devout Catholic holiness. I love visiting OLPH every time I’m there. Just 20 miles south of Eugene, OR