Our Lady's Parish

A Community of Faith Rooted in the Eucharist

42nd CONSECUTIVE OUTDOOR MASS - MARCH 7

FR. DIPERRI'S WEEKEND UPDATES - MARCH 5, 2021

MARCH 13/14 MASSES WILL BE POSTED ON FRIDAY

Kindly continue to remember the importance of social distancing and wearing face masks at all Masses and services, whether indoor or outdoor.  Masses and services within the Church are limited and reasonable capacity based on health guidelines.

  • OUTDOOR SATURDAY CONFESSIONS: Saturday's – 3-3:45 p.m. in front of the Church.
  • LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Every Wednesday during Lent at 6:00pm inside church.  (Livestreamed on Our Lady’s Parish Facebook page and our website: olca.org – whenever able)
     
  • FIRST PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION (Confession) took place for 48 children on Saturday February 27.  Many thanks to Felicia Forger, Religious Education Coordinator, and the volunteer teachers and service organizers, as well as the 2nd Grade Teachers at Our Lady’s Academy for all their efforts throughout the year. Congratulations to the parents and families for serving as primary educators of Faith of the children.  Please continue to pray for Family-Life and Values throughout the nation and the world.
  • DAILY MASSES: Monday, Tuesday and Friday – 8:30 a.m.  (Possibility of Wednesday Mass as determined and announced at prior Tuesday Mass)
  • CHURCH REMAINS OPEN DAILY FOR PERSONAL PRAYER
    • Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday 8:00am until late afternoon at a time determined if a Vigil Mass is celebrated. 
    • On Sunday’s the church will be open for personal prayer after the 11:45am Mass until 4pm
  • EUCHARISTIC EXPOSITION/ADORATION:  (Excl. times of Baptisms/Funerals/Weddings)
    • Monday - Friday- 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
    • Saturday - 3 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – dependent on whether a Vigil Mass is celebrated       

LENTEN GUIDELINES

  • 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 Good Friday and Friday’s during Lent. 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.

Please know of my prayers for you and your family as we journey together in Faith and pray for one another.

Sincerely in Christ.
Fr. James M. DiPerri, Pastor

FIRST FRIDAY MASS - MARCH 5

2021 CARDINAL'S CATHOLIC APPEAL

Watch Video - Click HERE

This weekend here at Our Lady's, February 27/28, the Catholic Appeal begins, along with all the other parishes throughout the Archdiocese.  Each year, the Catholic Appeal provides the faithful with a way to help support the ministries that support our parishes, our schools and our communities.  This is our Church, and every gift makes a difference.  Please consider making your gift today by visiting bostoncatholicappeal.org or by scanning the QR Code on the right.  Your gift has an immediate impact on our parish and the work of our Church.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

SAVE THE DATE:  RACIAL JUSTICE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

March 13, 2021 from 11:00am-12:30pm

A Journey Through "Open Wide Our Hearts": Call to Love and Action" - Featuring keynote speaker, Danielle Brown, Esq.  Danielle is the Assoc. Dir. of the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism.

To register, go to www.bostoncatholic.org/health-and-social-services/social-justice-ministry 

You must be registered to attend.

PARISH VIDEO - PRE-COVID 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

 

 

 

 

 

       

 


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During these most challenging times, please  remember your church.

  • Please sign up for ONLINE GIVING.  This will ensure steady income for our parish during these most uncertain times.
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COMMUNICATION

  • We will be communicating information to people via website and email.
  • Please make sure your contact information is up to date in the parish office.

Thank you. 

 Cardinal O'Malley Statement on Massachusetts ROE ACT LEGISLATION

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

Cardinal Seán Message to Healthcare Workers

  • 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

 

 

"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." 

 

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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