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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church:
Parish 50th Anniversary Celebration, 1944-1994.


Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church

Parish 50th Celebration 1944-1994

This booklet is presented to the parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Help to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the dedication of our Santa Clarity Valley parish.

The earliest known Catholic services were held in the town of Newhall in 1883. They were conducted by the Rev. Peter Verdauger, who came here from the Old Plaza Church in Los Angeles. The schoolhouse was used for Mass. However, it was not until the year 1914 that the first Catholic Church was built in the valley. The Church continued as a mission parish until 1944, when it became an independent parish. It is to acknowledge that event that we are celebrating as a parish.

In this booklet we hope to capture as much of the history and flavor of the parish as possible. The history is taken from many sources and the memories of many parishioners. Parish organizations are briefly described with highlights of their parish involvement. Our Lady of Perpetual Help has been famous for the hospitality, entertainment and nourishment that it has provided through the annual barbeque.

We hope that this will provide our parishioners with insight into our parish growth and many fond memories in the years to come.


Download individual pages here. Book courtesy of Patti Rasmussen.
OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP CATHOLIC CHURCH, Newhall

History to 1940


OLPH: Rooted in History, Looking to Future


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2nd OLPH x3

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First Mass in 3rd Church 1961

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Pam Bordelon, OLPH School 1967

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Christmas Parade Entry 1973

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Parish 50th: 1944/1994

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Demolition:
24713 Arcadia x3

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Renderings 2012 x2

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Groundbreaking 10/2012 x2

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New Clergy 2014

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2017 School Yearbook

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