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.  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



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Monday, December 9 at 9:00am and 6:30pm






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." 



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

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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