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Our Lady's Parish

A Community of Faith Rooted in the Eucharist

A Message From Our Pastor, Father James M. DiPerri          

        

 

Welcome to the Church web site of Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Parish.  We invite you also to view our School web site.  On both you will find updates and information on the many activities offered at Church and School.  We are a vibrant, faith-filled community, striving together to live our Catholic Faith in fidelity and love.

It is a great privilege for me to serve as pastor of Our Lady’s Parish, which serves the people of Waltham/Lexington as well as others who make this their parish of choice.  This year I celebrate 30 years in the priesthood.  I love being a priest, trying my best to serve God and His people.  More than 1,000 people worship here weekly.  Together we praise the One God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, as we also ask for the blessings of Mary, our Mother, the Angels and the Saints.  Our Catholic Faith, comes from Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and extends through centuries of belief, empowered by the Holy Spirit.  Together, we journey as pilgrims on earth with fellow believers throughout the world.  We welcome all visitors, new parishioners, and those interested in joining or becoming more active in the Catholic Church.

Our parish school, Our Lady’s Academy currently enrolls over 300 children.  Our religious education program serves an additional 300 children from the public school system.  Our school and religious education program are a joy and a blessing to me.  I regularly join the faculty and religious education volunteers in teaching the students in scheduled conferences.  Students join me in the celebration of Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and the Sacrament of Penance/Reconciliation. Our Lady’s Parish also offers a host of outreach programs to the homebound and those in need.  The parish is blessed with nearly 400 volunteers in various liturgical, social and charitable works, working together with a dedicated church staff and an accomplished school administration and faculty.

Our Parish offers many opportunities for deeper and appropriate involvement.  Kindly take the time to fill out a Registration Form if you wish to become a registered member of the parish community.  The weekly bulletin and this web site are the best sources of information about parish activities, religious education, and various ministries.  We invite you to join us as we strive to work together in faith to build up the Church and celebrate the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.

God bless you and your families.

Father DiPerri, Pastor

 

LENTEN GUIDELINES

Good Friday, April 19 and Friday’s during Lent are days of abstinence.

FASTING is observed by all 18 years of age or older, who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday.  On a fast day, one full meal is allowed.  Two other meals sufficient to maintain strength may be taken according to each ones needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices are allowed. 

ABSTINENCE is observed by all 14 years of age and  older.  On days of abstinence, no meat is allowed.  Note that when health or ability to work would be seriously  affected, the law does not oblige. When in doubt concerning fasting and abstinence, the parish priest should be consulted. 

FASTING, ALMSGIVING and PRAYER are three traditional disciplines of Lent.  The faithful should undertake these practice seriously in a spirit of penance and the renewal of baptism at Easter.

 

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"Nourished by the Word and Eucharist, under the spiritual guidance of our pastor Father James DiPerri, we the members of Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Parish, empowered by the Holy Spirit, strive to create a vital, welcoming Catholic faith community that embraces each person. Acknowledging our blessings and supporting one another, we share our faith, time, and talent, to joyfully proclaim the Gospel and humbly serve the needs of God's people and work to be the presence of Christ in an ever-changing world." 

 

REGULAR MASS SCHEDULE

Weekends
Saturday: 4:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am & 11:00am


Weekdays
Monday/Tuesday/Friday: 8:00am                                                                                                                                                        First Friday of each Month - Mass is at 9:00am


Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 3:15-3:45pm (or by appt)


Sacrement of Baptism
Sunday during Mass or once a month on selected Sundays.
Pre-Baptism class: Call the parish office for more information.


Anointing of the Sick                                                                                                     Annointing Service last Sunday of the month after the 4pm and 11am Masses or upon request. 

HomeBound                                             Extra-Ordinary Ministers will bring Communion to the homes of those unable to attend Sunday Eucharist.  Please contact the parish office to make arrangements. 

Rosary and Meditation                                                                   First Saturday of each month at 3:15pm in the church.

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