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Fr. DiPerri, Fr. Hawker, Fr. English,
Seminarian Patrick Fiorillo,
and our parish s
Welcome you and your family to Our Lady's Parish

You are an important member of the future of our parish. We hope you will be an active participant as we build that future together. 

There are many opportunities for deeper involvement in our parish. The weekly bulletin and this website are the best source of information about the various parish activities, faith formation, and evolving ministries, including our many social justice ministries, which you are most welcome to join.

Again, welcome, and may God bless you as you continue your faith journey as a member of the Our Lady’s Parish Family.

Appreciation and Prayers,

 Fr. James DiPerri 
and the entire Parish Staff
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Weekly Bulletin
This week's bulletin is available on our Bulletins and Updates page.

Father DiPerri Reflects on Pope Francis’s Visit to the United States
Fr. DiPerri traveled to Philadelphia and joined hundreds of other priests in concelebrating the outdoor Mass on Sunday afternoon for the conclusion of World Meeting of Families and the end of the Pope's 6-day visit to the United States. This is Fr. DiPerri's reflection on the Pope's visit. 
"Pope Francis’s pilgrimage to the United States was a true blessing to our nation as he re-echoed the Gospel Truth. It was a special privilege for me to join other priests in concelebrating the outdoor Mass with Pope Francis last Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. Upwards of a million people joined to worship God, while hundreds of thousands lined the city’s streets, although thousands of others were unable to enter the parkway area due to the sheer volume of people trying to enter through security checkpoints. I was impressed by the numbers of young people and families of all backgrounds and status, yearning to join in these religious celebrations, as the breadth and depth of the Catholic Church was made manifest to the nation. The pope fulfilled his role in acting as a unifying force for God — challenging our society that yearns for God, with the timeliness of Gospel Truth that Jesus Christ is Lord... (Click here to continue)
For video clips and news about the Pope's visit, see the Papal Visit 2015 page on the USCCB website. 
The Eucharistic Miracle of Buenos Aires: A Modern Day Eucharistic Miracle
Fr. DiPerri shared this story in one of his homilies a few months ago. Seeing the video to go with the story is very powerful. A parishioner shared this link with us. We hope you enjoy it:
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Cardinal's Statement on Pope Francis's Encyclical:
Laudato Si: Protecting Our Common Home and the Dignity of the Poor
(Boston - June 18, 2015) - I welcome with joy and gratitude the encyclical letter, "Laudato Si" ("Praise be to You") on the urgent human, moral and religious issue of the environment. The first pope to take the name of Francis opens the letter with a phrase from St. Francis of Assisi whose spirit and vision is evident throughout the encyclical. (click here to continue) 
Visitors to the Parish Offices: Note Parking Lot Rules (Mon-Fri)
Parishioners who have business in the Parish Offices during the week must use the main parking lot and enter through the new main entrance to the school. (The entrance to the Parish Offices behind the school will be closed during construction of the new Science and Music rooms.) Please respect the rules of the parking lot so no one gets hurt, especially during morning arrival and afternoon departure of students and buses and at mid-day recess:
  • School buses and parents in cars will drop students off between 7:30-8:10 am Monday through Friday.
  • Please be aware that the students use part of the parking lot for their mid-day recess time.
  • DO NOT DRIVE BEYOND the row of orange cones.
  • School buses and parents will be taking students home during dismissal between 2:15-2:45 pm.
 Please click on the diagram above for more detailed information about the Parking Lot rules.
Phase 1, which was completed this spring, includes the new main entrance to the school, new school administrative offices, and a Parish conference room for meetings. Enter here to visit the Parish Offices       Phase 2: This is an artist's rendering from the back of the school, showing the entrance to the Parish Offices and the new Science and Music rooms on the 2nd floor. The construction is expected to be completed in early winter.
Activities & Events
Please see our Parish Calendar where you can click on any upcoming event for more details (including flyers and links to sponsoring ministries):
Oct. 9 - Marian Rosary Service 6:30pm: Please join us in church for a rosary prayer service followed by a procession to the statue of Mary in the Parish garden. All are welcome! 
Oct 17 - Cruise the Spirit of Boston: Bus leaves Our Lady's 9:30am (please arrive no later than 9:15am); board ship 11am; cruise from 12-2pm. Return to Our Lady's around 3:30 pm (just in time for the 4 o'clock mass!). This trip is full. If you haven't paid yet, please do so by Sept. 25. (Price is $80/person includes bus, cruise, and lunch on board.) Contact Sharon 781-894-3481 with any questions.
Oct. 18 - Next 1000 Club drawing at 12:30 pm in the school cafeteria. Please join us! See the 1000 Club for more info.

Please see our Recent Events page
for photos from our recent Parish outing to Charlestown, which included a tour of the Navy Yard, the Bunker Hill Monument, and visits to two Charlestown churches.
See our Altar Servers page for photos from a recent outing to Georges Island with middle school and high school altar servers.

Women's Bible Study: Oct 7 - Jan 20
Interested in meeting other women of faith? Why not try our Women’s Bible Study group? This is an informal, relaxed meeting of women interested in sharing faith and friendship by studying the Bible together. For our Fall Bible Study we will use the 8 session study, “Courageous Virtue: A Bible Study of Moral Excellence for Women” by Stacy Mitch. It is not necessary to make it to all 8 meetings in order to participate. We will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday mornings of the month from 9-10:30am in the new Parish conference room. Enter through the main entrance of the school. Please observe the Parking Lot rules when school is in session. Please contact Tara Rohatgi, 781-891-0696 or if you are interested in joining. 
New Confessional
The new Confessional/Reconciliation Room is officially open for all regular confessions every Saturday from 3:15-3:45pm. It offers the options of both anonymous and face-to-face confessions. This room has been skillfully crafted and professionally sound proofed. The prior Reconciliation Room will remain functional and will be used for special occasions. Please avail yourself to receive the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.  
New Crucifix   
The Crucifix, as noted in the photographs, will be placed above the church’s altar around the time of the installation of the new stainglass windows that will be situated above the church’s tabernacle, where Christ is enthroned in the Eucharist. This beautifully crafted and recently restored wooden cross has been donated to us by the Archdiocese of Boston that once graced St. James Church in Wellesley. This crucifix highlights the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ, as it will appropriately tie together the Sacrifice of the Mass celebrated on the altar below it. This development was announced at all the weekend Masses of September 19/20, along with the showing of our new crucifix. The children of Our Lady’s Academy our Religious Ed Program participated in the pre-unveiling of the restored crucifix that same week.
Our current cross of Jesus as High Priest, (right), will be relocated to the interior front entrance of the church, (left), and will be situated above the center doorway. The new location of this beautiful sacred image will further highlight the Glorious Resurrection of Jesus Christ, as we go out of the church and into the world each time the Mass has ended.

Our current cross of Jesus as High Priest, (right), will be relocated to the interior front entrance of the church, (left), and will be situated above the center doorway. The new location of this beautiful sacred image will further highlight the Glorious Resurrection of Jesus Christ, as we go out of the church and into the world each time the Mass has ended.

Religious Ed for 2015-2016: Thank You
Thank you to those who came forward last weekend to volunteer to be catechists and teach our children. We now have a full staff and are grateful for each and every one of our volunteer teachers and aides. It is so important that we share our faith with the young children of our parish community because they are our future. With everyone’s busy schedules, it is most important to keep CHRIST as the center of our lives. We look forward to a great year of faith sharing. God Bless.
~John Barry, Coordinator of Religious Education at 781-894-3481x3 or
Registration Closes Sept. 30
Classes began on Sept. 13 for Grades 1-8 and on Sept. 20 for Grades 9-10 (Confirmation class). Registration for classes for grades 1-8 will close on Wednesday, September 30. If your child is participating in a sport and plans on attending CCD when that sport concludes, a registration form needs to be filled out and returned to the Parish Office no later than September 30. Thank you for your cooperation. Download the Registration form and Letter to Parents and return the registration form to the Parish Office now. See our Religious Education page for more information and for the schedules for the year for Gr. 1-8 and Gr. 9-10.

Right of Christian Initiation in Adults (RCIA):
The RCIA Program is for those seeking to make their sacraments or explore further their faith. The RCIA team helps the preparation of adults to receive Baptism, Eucharist, or Confirmation. Classes are informal and held in Our Lady’s Parish Center after the 9:00am Mass beginning at the end of September. For information about our RCIA Program, please see our RCIA page.
Church Sidewalks Replaced in August 
The sidewalks along both sides of the church were replaced during August following a review of construction bids. Construction began on August 17. Upon completion, this work will improve pedestrian accessibility as well as enhance the parish property. Funds for this project will come from the contributions of parishioners who gave to the Restricted Church Building Fund last year.

The Restricted Church Building Fund remains open to additional contributions as we progress toward addressing maintenance issues, as well making improvements to the church property. Outdoor Stations of the Cross are being planned for around the church building at some point following this work, as announced when the Restricted Church Building Fund was established.
Parishioner Jackie Zuppe, Sister of Life
Jackie Zuppe became a Sister of Life Saturday, July 25, 2015. Jackie, shown here with her classmates (top row, 2nd from right), has been given the religious name Sister Maria Frassati as she continues her religious formation in her journey as a woman religious, or nun. God bless and congratulations! 
Gardening Angels
Please join our Gardening Angel group on Wednesdays during the summer at 6:00 pm. We meet at the Our Lady's garden and work to enhance our beautiful church property with planting, watering and light maintenance. No experience needed! Contact Joyce Gianfelice at with any questions. 
Church Cleaning Ministry 
Thank you to the helpers who have been helping in our “Church Cleaning Ministry.”  We could surely use more hands. Those interested in helping “clean” our church, please meet us in the church on Monday, Aug 24 at 6:00pm. The mission is to dust the sills, statues, tables, pews etc. If you would like to be part of the ministry to help clean God’s home, come and join us. If you would like more information call Sharon in the parish office 781-894-3481 x2 or email or 
Patrick Botti - Our New Director of Music Ministries
We are pleased to announce that Patrick Botti has accepted the position of Director of Music Ministries beginning September 1. Patrick is also excited to return to the position he left in 2007. Read more on our Adult Choir page.
OLA 8th Graders Travel to Washington, D.C.
The Class of 2015 from Our Lady's Academy recently traveled to Washington, D.C. for their class trip and visited the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception with Fr. DiPerri and Seminarian Patrick Fiorillo.
50th Anniversary Mass and Reception for OLCA/OLA
On June 6, current students and alumni and faculty gathered together for mass and to celebrate 50 years of Catholic education at Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted school and Our Lady's Academy. See our Recent Events page for more photos.
Thank You for Supporting Our Troops
Thank you to everyone who donated items such as deodorants, shampoo, soap, lotion, body wash, toothbrush, toothpaste, chapstick, shaving cream, disposable razors, hard
candy, foil packs of food... Volunteers packaged up all off the items and sent them off to parishioner Sgt. Ian Wagoner’s troop. Thank you for your continued support of our troops.
Congratulations to Fr. Ramon Garcia
Congratulations to Fr. Ramon Garcia, who was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford on May 16 in a ceremony led by Archbishop Leonard Blair at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, Conn. Fr. Ramon celebrated his first mass at his home parish, St. Matthew Church, in Forestville, Conn., on May 17. On the weekend of May 23-24, Fr. Ramon celebrated all of the Masses at Our Lady’s in Waltham. See the Recent Events page for photos of the reception we held for him after the 11 am Mass. We wish him all the best and ask that God continue to guide him on his faith journey. (Click here for more photos from his first mass at his home parish.)
 Fr. Ramon's family Fr. Ramon preparing for
his first Mass at
St. Matthew Church  
Fr. Ramon with his mother,
Fr. DiPerri, and
Carol and Carmen Quintiliani
Stained Glass Window for Our Altar
The new stained-glass window is due to be installed sometime in the fall 2015 into the center portion of the aluminum frame behind the tabernacle. This stained-glass would extend the width of the steps leading up to the tabernacle, behind the altar. The side portions of the aluminum frame separating the choir and the sanctuary will remain open as at present.
Volunteer at the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen
We are continuing this outreach ministry for 2015 -- we will be volunteering to go to Bristol Lodge on the first Tuesday every other month to feed the group of men and women who need our help. The 2015 dates for Our Lady’s at Bristol Lodge are February 3, April 7, June 2, August 4, October 6 and December 1. Contact the Parish Office or see the Social Justice Ministries page for more information. 
1000 Club: The Perfect Gift
The perfect gift for that hard to buy for person -- a year membership in Our Lady’s 1000 Club. Memberships are $55 per year. If you would like to join, contact Sharon in the parish office (781-894-3481). Our next drawing is Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, at 12:30 pm. Join us! 
Opportunities for Service and Ministries at Our Lady's Parish
Please see this list of Opportunities for Service & Ministries for an updated list of all the parish ministries and other ways to volunteer your time or talent. For for more information, contact John Barry at781-894-3481 ext. 3, or or Sharon Micco in the Parish Office 781-894-3481 ext. 2 or

Over the next few weeks all volunteers of our parish will receive a packet with a CORI Form and a Code of Ministerial Conduct sheet. All volunteers in every ministry need to fill out a CORI form and sign the Code of Ministerial Conduct form -- both of these forms need to be filled out and returned to Sharon in the Parish Office.

Each volunteer will have their own file in the Parish Office with their signed copy of the Code of Ministerial Conduct in it. You only need to sign this form one time.

Your file will also have a copy of verification if you have attended the Virtus, Protecting God’s Children class, which is held two or three times a year here at Our Lady’s. Please see the Virtus Training page for more information if you have not yet attended. If you should have any questions, please contact Sharon in the Parish Office.

Parish Registration & Envelopes
Many people feel that because they live in our parish area and attend Our Lady's Church regularly that they are automatically a "registered" parishioner. That is not the case. Please register by filling out the form in the back of the church or by downloading the Parish Registration Form here or see our Registration page for more information. By registering, you will receive envelopes for regular contributions to our collections or you can sign up for electronic funds transfer to make it even easier to contribute to our Parish. Please drop the forms in the collection basket or mail it to our parish office.

Also if you have changed your address, phone number, or email address, please call Sharon Micco at 781-894-3481 ext. 2 or email her at so she can change the information she has on file.


Contact Us

Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Parish

920R Trapelo Rd
Waltham, MA 02452
Phone: 781-894-3481
Fax: 781-894-0021