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SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT OUTDOOR MASS - DECEMBER 4

 

WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday - 4:00pm Indoors, Sunday - 9:00am Indoors, Sunday - 11:30am OUTDOORS

If inclement weather is expected for any weekend, please check parish voice mail, website and facebook page Friday evening’s for any changes that may occur due to forecasted weather.


PRAYING FOR PEACE IN OUR WORLD...Let There Be Peace on Earth - beautifully sung by and video arranged by Alexandra and Alfreda Antonyraj and organ played by Greg Castano.


FR. DIPERRI WEEKLY UPDATES - DECEMBER 2, 2022

WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 3/4, 2022

Blessed Second Sunday of Advent to you and your family.

WEEKEND MASSES:

  • Saturday, December 3:  4:00pm – Inside Church
  • Sunday, December 4:  9:00am Mass – INDOORS
  • Sunday, December 4: 11:30am Mass – OUTDOORSOur 133rd Consecutive Sunday Weekend Outdoor Mass – (Approaching 2 YEARS and 6 MONTHS of continuous celebrations.)  Seating inside the Church remains an option– however, the distribution of Holy Communion will be given first to those outside before Holy Communion is distributed Inside the Church. 
    • Kindly bring your own chairs
    • Live streamed on Our Lady’s Facebook page as well as our parish web: olca.org 

OUTDOOR MASS NOTE: During the early winter, our Outdoor Mass will be suspended with the lessening in the severity of the pandemic - A DATE TO BE Soon DETERMINED.  (Hopefully – with availability of our volunteers and reasonable seasonal weather, an outdoor Christmas Mass will be celebrated – as well as one New Year’s weekend.)

However, should the Severity of the Pandemic return, the Outdoor Mass will resume to meet the pastoral needs of the people. 

All Indoor Weekend Masses will CONTINUE to be broadcast Outside - at the Front of the Church/Facing Our Lady’s Garden - through our outdoor speaker system.  People are welcome to bring their own chairs and sit outside during any of our Weekend Masses.  Communion will remain distributed inside the Church.

Great appreciation to our volunteers who have worked through intense heat, wiping winds, frequent snow/ice, rare rain and amazingly beautiful weather.  Together we have celebrated outdoor Masses through - Three Summers, Fall and Springs – as well as Two winters – all by the Grace of God and the efforts of many.

SATURDAY CONFESSIONS:  Saturday’s 2:45-3:15pm

ADORATION/ROSARY/CONFESSIONS:  Each Monday at 7:00pm in the Church through Advent – concluding December 19.  Opportunity for Confessions will be offered once the Rosary Service has begun.

FURTHER CONFESSIONS/VIGIL IMMACULATE CONCEPTION – Wednesday, December 7 – 2:45 – 3:00pm

HOLY DAY/IMMACULATE CONCEPTION MASSES:  Wednesday, December 7 at 4:00pm and Thursday, December 8 at 8:30am and 6:00pm, in addition to Mass for the school. All indoor Masses.

GRAND ANNUAL:  MANY THANKS to all who have contributed to this most important collection.  GREATER Participation is NEEDED.   Thankfully, response of parishioners has been positive – However LESS than LAST year.  [Deposits as of Monday, November 28, 2022: $103,476.  LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME: $119,000. ($15,524 less this year.) The success of the Grand Annual and the Sunday Offertory Collection, essential for the operation of the parish, depends on the support of all.  Please contribute to this annual collection, based on your financial ability.  Approximately 25% the Church annual budget depends on the Grand Annual.  The Weekly Collection and Other Donations/Fundraising consist of the remaining 75%.  Contributions can be mailed to the parish office (Our Lady’s Parish, 920-R Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452), placed in the Church Collection boxes, or made on-line as indicated on our parish website by clicking the "Donate" button and following the prompts.

CONTINUED PRAYERS FOR BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY:  Prayers remain for the families and friends of that grieve the death of a student, and for those injured in the recent bus accident.  Fr. Campo and I joined the Brandeis Community at last week’s Vigil Service at the University.

DAILY MASSES: Monday, Tuesday, Friday – 8:30am (Wednesday Mass if announced the PRIOR Tuesday)

EUCHARISTIC EXPOSITION/ADORATION:

  • Monday-Friday:  9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Saturday 2:45 - 3:15pm 

CHURCH REMAINS OPEN DAILY FOR PERSONAL PRAYER
THIS WEEK:

  • Monday - Friday - 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday – 8:00am until after the 4:00pm Mass
  • Sunday the church will close after the 11:30am Mass 

SOME UPCOMING EVENTS/SERVICES:

  • Adult Parish Choir Returns for Advent/Christmas – Sunday, December 4 at the 11:30am Mass
  • Confirmation Class Sings at Waltham Crossing – Sunday, December 4.
  • Religious Education Confessions (Grades 3-5) Sunday, December 11. Confessions were made available to Religious Education Grades 6-8 on November 20.
  • Penance Service and Luncheon for Confirmation Candidates – Sunday, December 18.

REMINDER: Time/Day of Outdoor/Weekend Mass may alter each weekend due to weather predictions.  Each Friday evening please consult weekly email, parish phone message, parish web and the Parish Facebook page for Mass times and location.

HEALTH PRECAUTION: If anyone has symptoms of COVID or FLU, please avoid going to Church.

May we continue to pray to Almighty God for an end of war and violence.  Special prayers for the victims and their families of the recent incidents of violence that have befallen our nation. May we strive to bring the Gospel Values of Jesus Christ into a troubled world.  

May God continue to bless you and your family.

God Bless.
Fr. James M. DiPerri, Pastor


OUR LADY'S PARISH YOUTH CONCERT - On November 12, 2022 - Songs were beautifully sung featuring Alexandra and Alfreda Antonyraj and Lily Massa.  Masters of Cermony, Danny Moran and Matthew Rohatgi.  Accompanied by Music Director, Greg Castano.

OUR LADY'S PARISH VIDEO #2 – Our Parish’s response to the pandemic from Summer 2020 to Early Fall 2021.  This second video covering the Church community, Our Lady’s Academy, and our Religious Education Program is now available. The 15-minute video consists of narrated photos prepared by Lou Alvarez with the photos she collected over this time period, and songs by Alexandra and Alfreda Antonyraj, accompanied on piano and organ by Greg Castano. It shows the wonderful work by many to advance the Cause of Christ at Our Lady’s as Disciples in Mission throughout these challenging times.  To view the video, click HERE

OUR LADY'S PARISH VIDEO #1  - Click HERE to watch original video of OUR PARISH ~ PRE-COVID 2019 THROUGH PANDEMIC SUMMER 2020 


Pre-Recorded Masses: April 2020-Present

Began during Pandemic and continues

   

     

    Video Reflections by Fr. Pham and Fr. DiPerri

                     

 

Pre-Recorded Rosary and Adoration Services - Click Here

   



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Weekend Mass Schedule          Saturday - 4:00pm - Indoors        Sunday - 9:00am - Indoors        Sunday - 11:30am - Outdoors

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


Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation - Saturday's from 2:45-3:15pm

Sacrement of Baptism
Celebrated on Saturday and Sunday's.  To schedule a Baptism, call the parish office 781-894-3481 x7.


Anointing of the Sick - Please call the parish office to make arrangements

HomeBound - Please contact the parish office to make arrangements. 

Rosary - First Saturday of each month at 3:00pm in the church.

 

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

YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST 2020 - CARDINAL SEAN'S LETTER

"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." 

 

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