Our Lady's Parish

A Community of Faith Rooted in the Eucharist

UPDATED MESSAGE FROM FR. DIPERRI

NEW October Mass Schedule: (weather permitting) In light of cooler fall weather and the opening of Religious Education

BEGINNING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4

Sunday 9 a.m. Mass – Inside the Church 

Note:  You will be seated by ushers to ensure proper social distancing.  Please enter the church via the main entrance doors across from Blessed Mother Statue, as all other entrances will be locked.  Once capacity is reached we will need to lock the doors.  Late arrivals are discouraged due to space availability.

Sunday Outdoor Mass – 11:45 a.m. (weather permitting)

  • Note:  If weather does not permit us to have Mass outside, the 11:45am Mass will be inside the church, again with limited capacity.
  • Parking for both Masses will remain restricted to the Belmont side of church to enable safe drop off and pick up of Religious Education students and set-up of the late morning Sunday Mass.

Many thanks to our volunteers for their efforts, Sharon Micco, as staff coordinator and all joining to worship.

Flexibility is required in these times of health crisis. Future times of the Masses will be determined based on need.

Outdoor Confessions: Saturday's from 3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Daily Masses: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday – 8:30 a.m. (Occasionally Wednesday – as announced at the prior Tuesday Mass

  • Note/temporary change due to Coronavirus precautions:  October First Friday Mass for the Parish will be at 8:30 a.m. until further notice in order to coordinate and safely setup the later outdoor morning Mass for the school (weather permitting).

Church Open for Prayer: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

  • Grateful to the volunteers who unlock and lock daily. The hours for prayer will change as we enter the late fall and winter.

Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration: 

  • Dependent on Adorers prior signing up by contacting Sharon at the parish office for consecutive adoration hours 781-894-3481 x2 or parish@olca.org

General Exposition/Adoration Schedule:       
Monday through Friday - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Saturday - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
(Hours of Eucharistic Exposition may change due to Funeral, Baptism or Wedding)

October Livestream Devotions by Seminarian Nick Stano 

  • Nick is currently working on offering a series of October evenings in praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and Night Prayer from St. John’s Seminary.  More details as they become available.

Our Lady’s Academy

  • We are entering our fourth week of classes.I am grateful to Mrs. Chandra Minor, the staff and faculty, along with 340 students, and their families. The school year is progressing well. I continue to teach regularly each grade and provide Eucharistic Adoration to the school community, along with Fr. Francis Pham.It is a blessing joining the teachers in imparting the significance of our Faith – especially in these challenging times.Our Faith helps to enable our youth necessary coping skills and the realization of the Living God in their lives.

Religious Education will commence Sunday October 4, 2020 for Grades 1-8 and our High School Confirmation program

  • Felicia Forger, coordinator, has worked with the school principal and planning committee throughout the summer in devising extensive plans to provide the safest possible program.Many adaptions have been undertaken, combining both outdoor and indoor classes, along with stringent cleaning measures.

September 27 was the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul

  • St. Vincent dePaul served the Church in France as a priest.  He devoted much of his life in service to the poor in advancing Gospel values and promoted vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
  • It is also the 30th anniversary of our parish-based St. Vincent de Paul Society, which has quietly and effectively assisted those in need. Dr. Vincent Failla, Peg Failla, Carole Portentoso and Lori Mazzarelli, are charter members of the parish society that continue to serve the community, along with other active members.
  • On behalf of the parish, I wish to thank our St. Vincent de Paul Society for their service – along with other chapters throughout the world.

Please continue to support your parish. 

  • Contribution boxes are available inside the Church – as well as the donation containers along the walkway/driveway at each outdoor Mass. I also express my gratitude to those who participate in our Online-Giving, as well as to those who mail in their contributions to the parish office at 920R Trapelo Road Waltham, MA 02452.   All are encouraged to register as parishioners.

Turkey-Rama Replacement for this year.

  • Since we cannot hold our usual "Turkey-Rama" in person, we will do another "Meats 'n More" Winter Calendar Fundraiser.  Giving away meat packages as well as raffle prizes.  Each calendar is $20. The mailing has been mailed out and you most likely will be receiving it in the mail any day.  Please be as generous as you can. Your continued support during these challenging times remains appreciated..  

Please know of my prayers for you; kindly keep myself as well as Fr. Pham in your prayers.  May each one of us continue to strive to follow the One and True God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  May the prayers of Mary, our mother, intercede for us before the Throne of God.
 
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. James M. DiPerri
Pastor

 VIDEO OF OUR LADY'S PARISH, PRE-COVID-19 THROUGH SUMMER 2020

Dear Parishioners:

A 16 minute video has been produced by volunteers highlighting some key moments of life here at Our Lady’s Parish in Waltham, MA, before and during the Coronavirus pandemic, through the summer of 2020. 

The photography, audio and layout was conducted by parishioner, Lou Alvarez.  The layout on the iMovie was done by a volunteer videographer and technician, and Kristina Kovacevich, worked on the final portion of the video formatting.  On behalf of the parish, I express our gratitude for their dedication and quality work. 

I am especially thankful to God for all His blessings and for all who strive to advance the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ at our parish, as we work together with those within our archdiocese and beyond.  May Almighty God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, continue to strengthen each one of us during these challenging times.  May the Blessed Virgin Mary continue to pray for us before the Throne of God.  Together we journey as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Please know of my prayers for you and your families, as I kindly ask you to pray for me, and the needs of others throughout the world.  Click HERE for video.

In Christ,

Fr. James M. DiPerri, Pastor

Pre-Recorded Masses During Health Crisis 

         

   

Video Reflections by Fr. Pham and Fr. DiPerri

                     

Pre-Recorded Rosary and Adoration Services - Click Here

 

LETTER FROM THE US CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS

Read the Pastoral letter from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops against racism "Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love"

Upcoming Archdiocesan Social Justice Convocation - November 7, 2020

 

Click HERE for two prayers written by Pope Francis for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He is asking people to recite the Rosary and pray these prayers afterward especially during the month of May.

 

 

PLEASE DONATE TODAY

 

LIVESTREAMING OF MASS EVERY SUNDAY AT TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED until further notice

Every Sunday, even though we have resumed Sunday Mass outdoors for now, we will Livestream Mass here on our website, as well as on the Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Facebook page as long as the technology and internet are working.  We had some heat issues the weekend of June 20/21 where the phones were overheating while recording the Mass.  Until all are able to join together in our Church to celebrate Mass, we will bring the Mass to you in your homes.  Let us continue to pray for each other during this time.

 

Our Lady’s Church remains open daily from 8:00am-6:00pm with Eucharistic Exposition/Adoration for as long as we have limited volunteers present, practicing social distancing, according to State Health and Archdiocesan Guidelines. 

The hours of Eucharistic Exposition are Monday through Friday, after the 8:30am Mass until 2:00pm.  Saturday from 3:00-5:00pm and Sunday after the morning Mass until 2:00pm. 

If you would like to volunteer an hour or so, call Sharon in the parish office at 781-894-3481 x2 or email her at parish@olca.org

Know of my continued prayers for you and your families.   May Mary, our Mother, continue to intercede for us before the Throne of the One God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  God bless you all.

Fr. DiPerri, Pastor

 

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Collection envelopes/donations can also be mailed to the parish office or placed in secure boxes in church; monitored under camera surveillance.

 

 

 

 

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Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley and Archbishop Jose H. Gomez: Catholic schools are worth saving

Click on the link below to listen to CARDINAL SEAN O'MALLEY'S PRO LIFE HOMILY JANUARY 25 and 26, 2020

ProLife Homily from Cardinal Sean O'Malley

 

Say NO to Expanded Abortion Access - Click on Link above and see how you can help.

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD--AGAIN!

During this time of uncertainty, please remember our parish.  Like yours, the bills don't stop.  Please send in your donation envelopes or sign up for online giving.

Click ONLINE GIVING.  This will ensure steady income for our parish during this most uncertain time.

COMMUNICATION

We will be communicating information to people via website, email and regular mail. 

Please make sure your contact information is up to date in the parish office.

Thank you. 

1000 CLUB

1000 Club drawings in the cafeteria are suspended until further notice.  The drawing itself will take place on Monday morning in the parish office.  Winning checks will be sent out per usual on Monday.

BINGO

For the health and safety of all involved, workers and patrons, BINGO will be cancelled until further notice at Our Lady's.

Cardinal Seán Message to Healthcare Workers

We are honored that Our Lady's Academy was highlighted in this year's 2020 Catholic Appeal Diocesan video.

Click here to view the 2020 Catholic Appeal.

 

Click on the link below to listen to CARDINAL SEAN O'MALLEY'S PRO LIFE HOMILY JANUARY 25 and 26, 2020

ProLife Homily from Cardinal Sean O'Malley

 

Say NO to Expanded Abortion Access - Click on Link above and see how you can help.

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD--AGAIN!

 

 

CARDINAL SEAN O'MALLEY ANNOUNCES "YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST"  Click on link below to view video

 

Year of the Eucharist 2020 VIDEO

CARDINAL SEAN'S LETTER "YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST" Click on link

YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST 2020 - CARDINAL SEAN'S LETTER

 

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS CATHOLIC CONFERENCE (MCC) share statement from the Bishops on climate change.

Link to bishops statement on climate change

 

CARDINAL STATEMENT  on Proposed Bills H3320 and S1209.

Link to Cardinal O'Malley's  statement on the ROE Act (Bills H3320 and S1209)

Links to Bill H3320 and S1209

Listen to Father DiPerri call for action on Palm Sunday weekend.

Following Cardinal O'Malley's Statement, LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD on the Proposed Bills.

"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." 

ONCE WE GET BACK TO NORMAL AFTER THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ENDS - OUR MASS SCHEDULE WILL GO BACK TO REGULAR.

REGULAR MASS SCHEDULE

Weekends
Saturday: As Announced
Sunday: As Announced


Weekdays
Monday/Tuesday/Friday: 8:30am                                                                                                                                                        First Friday of each Month: 8:30am until further notice


Sacrament of Reconciliation
As Announced


Sacrement of Baptism
Call the parish office 781-894-3481 x7 for Baptism information.


Anointing of the Sick                                                                                                     As Announced

HomeBound                                              Please contact the parish office to make arrangements. 

Rosary and Meditation                                                                   As Announced

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