Masses:  Sat  4pm  |  Sun  9am & 11am  |  Mon-Wed-Fri  8am  |  First Fri  9am


Fr. DiPerri, Fr. Hawker,
and our parish staff... 
...Welcome you to Our Lady's.

"This is the day the Lord has made. 
Let us be glad and rejoice in it."

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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Latest News
Vote NO on Question 4: MA Bishops urge voters to reject marijuana legalization
The Massachusetts Catholic Conference released a statement urging voters to vote NO on Question 4 on the state ballot next month. Question 4, if passed, would legalize marijuana for recreational use for individuals 21 and older.
To view the full text of the statement from the four Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts, click here.
To view The Pilot's coverage of this statement, click here.
For more information on the topic, the Massachusetts Catholic Conference has plenty of resources available at

Our Lady's Photos on Facebook: October Updates
Check out a bunch of updates from October events in the Parish including two Rosary prayer services, the annual Blessing of the Animals, and the Children's Choir pizza party. Also, don't forget to like Our Lady's on Facebook for announcements and photos from parish events! Click here to view our page and share with your friends.
Turkey-Rama Time! November 19
Our annual Turkey-Rama is just around the corner - on Saturday, November 19th at 5 pm. Come and win a turkey, vegetables, cider, gift baskets, and more! Donations are welcome. We are in need of donations - for our raffle tables (themed gift baskets including gift certificates, hand-made items, service certificates, tickets to sporting events, etc.), gift cards for the Christmas Stockings game, and cases of water and soda (Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Coke, Diet Coke and
Sprite). Someone is always here in the office between the hours of 8 am–4 pm, so you can bring your donation and drop it off. Every year I am amazed and grateful at the support we receive to help make this fundraiser such a success!
Reserved Seating: I am reminding everyone that reservation forms were filled out at last year’s Turkey-Rama to reserve the 324 seats in the Parish Hall. We will seat the remaining attendees downstairs in the cafeteria, as we did last year. We will have TVs set up so that the downstairs can see what is going on up in the hall. Those who show up the day of the event will be seated downstairs. We are fortunate to have the space to accommodate this many people and are grateful for your support that we need to utilize it. Thank you in advance for your continued support of Our Lady’s Parish fundraisers.      ~Sharon Micco
Seminarian Dan Zinger
Dear Parishioners,
   My name is Daniel Zinger, the new seminarian who has been assigned to Our Lady’s parish to learn from all of you. I am delighted that I will be here at Our Lady’s parish for a full year with all of you to do a pastoral year, which is a part of the seminary training.
I was born and raised in the Syracuse area of upstate central New York. I have 
been in the seminary for four years and am studying for the Archdiocese of Boston. I have been thinking about priesthood since I was a child. Since I can remember, there has always been something in my heart that has moved me toward priesthood.
   After graduating from high school and after two years of undergraduate study, through prayer, discernment and spiritual guidance, I entered the seminary and began studies for priesthood. These four years of study and preparation for the priesthood have been some of the finest in my life. They have been both challenging and joyful.
Jesus promises his disciples that whoever loses his life for His sake will find it. I am happy to have said “yes” to God.
   I am 25 years old and a student at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, here in the Archdiocese.
After this pastoral year, I will have a few more years of study until I will be ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Boston. I very much look forward to spending this year with all of you to gain pastoral experience and learn how to be a good priest. Please keep me in your prayers as I continue to walk this journey to the altar of God. Please know that you are in mine.
In Christ and Our Lady,
Dan Zinger
Knights of Columbus Pasta Dinner

The Knights held their annual fall Pasta Dinner on Sept. 24. Check us out on
Facebook for more photos! 

Religious Education 2016-2017: Important Dates
Both Religious Education schedules for the 2016-2017 year are now available: Grades 1-8 and Grades 9-10 (Confirmation Classes) contain all important dates and details. Our schedule is also posted on our Parish Calendar online. (If there is a discrepancy between the paper schedule and the online Calendar, please follow the online Calendar.)
Grades 1-8 begins with 9 am Mass. Following Mass, all students go to their grade level classroom for instruction until dismissal at 11:15 am.
Grades 9-10 begins with classroom instruction at 9:50 am. Students are expected to attend the 11 am Mass after class each week.
Additional information is available on the Religious Education page. Please contact Felicia Forger, director of Religious Education, with any questions.
Upcoming Events
Please see our Parish Calendar where you can click on any upcoming event for more details (including flyers and links to sponsoring ministries):
Nov. 5 - Veterans Mass 4 pm -  Please join us at the 4 pm Mass to honor our Veterans. Light refreshments will be served following the Mass.
Nov. 6 - Mass of Remembrance 11 am - Please join us as we remember all those who have passed away since last November at the 11 am Mass and us as we come together as a parish family to support those who grieve.
Nov. 19 - Turkey-Rama 5 pm - Come win a turkey, vegetables, cider, pies, and more at our annual Parish Turkey-Rama held in our Parish Hall and Cafeteria. Take a chance on our raffle table filled with gift baskets or try you luck at our Christmas Stocking game. 
Photos of our Newly Renovated Eucharistic Chapel
Click here to see photos of the beautiful chapel at Our Lady's Academy. 
Recent Events
There is always a lot happening at Our Lady's Parish! See our Facebook page for more photos of these events.
Adult Volunteers Needed to Serve the Homeless on Saturdays and Sundays
The Community Day Center of Waltham is seeking volunteers to serve brunch to the area’s homeless population on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30a.m. to 11:00a.m. at the Center’s 16 Felton Street location. The Community Day Center is the only entity serving food during the breakfast/lunch time on Saturday and Sundays. Without this service there will be a significant gap. In order to continue this program, we need more volunteers. Most of the food items are provided by others, but they need to be prepared/served. There is a minimum commitment of one shift per month. Training will be provided. If you like to cook and help others and want to join our team of volunteers, please contact Diane Walsh at
Blessing of the New Cross above Main Entrance to Our Lady’s Academy
A new cross was installed above the main entrance to Our Lady’s Academy and was blessed by Fr. DiPerri in a ceremony with students in our Religious Ed program and Our Lady's Academy.

Recent Events
There is always a lot happening at Our Lady's Parish! See our Recent Events page for more photos of these events.
Altar Server Pizza Party  Jazz Band Performance Wildcats Basketball Breakfast 
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, March 21, 2016, 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 
Inclement Weather and Mass Cancellations
We will continue our policy of not having weekday 8 am Mass when Waltham Public Schools are delayed or closed due to extreme weather conditions and public safety issues such as improperly cleared roads and sidewalks. While great effort is made to clear parish property, the timing of the storm and its intensity make it prudent to take these precautions for the safety of those considering attending weekday Mass. During school vacation week, if a Mass is canceled due to weather, it will be put on our Parish answering machine (781-894-3491).
If Waltham Schools are closed on a Wednesday during Lent, there will be NO Stations or Confessions that night. 
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 11, 2016, 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