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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.


Services: Present knowledge of earliest Catholic services held in the town is of those conducted in 1883 when Rev. Peter Verdaguer came from Old Plaza Church, Los Angeles; with what frequency is not known. The schoolhouse was used for the purpose.

About 1903, Father Gay of Santa Paula attended once a month for several months, using the home of Mrs. (Chas.) Joseph Moore at 524 Spruce St. Religious instruction was also given here.

Rev. Eugene Sugranes, C.M.F., of Old Plaza, Los Angeles between 1910-1912 attended, coming once a month and using a hall at 613 Spruce Street.

Father Sugranes was followed in attendance by Fr. Gerald Bergan, resident of San Fernando in 1912, from which time on the parish has been attended from San Fernando monthly until 1923, semi-monthly till 1927, since when [sic] services have been conducted regularly each Sunday.

Sources of information: Mrs. (Chas.) Joseph Moore; Mr. P. Coyle; Rev. Zephyrin Engelhardt, San Fernando Rey Mission; Rev. C. Burns, O.M.T.

First Church Built in 1914
Dedicated Jan. 17, 1915 by Rev. Gerald I. Bergan
Location 10th and Walnut Streets
Style Frame
Seating Capacity 100
Cost $1,500.00
New building Stucco
Location Same
Completed June 18, 1939
Dedicated Oct. 15, 1939 by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Cawley, V.G.
Seating Capacity 185
Cost $4,500.00 furnished
Membership 85
Societies Ladies Altar Society
Present Pastor Rev. P. O'Brien, O.M.I,. attended from San Fernando

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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Demolition:
24713 Arcadia x3

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Renderings 2012 x2

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Groundbreaking 10/2012 x2

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