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CLERGY BENEFIT TRUST VIDEO - SUPPORT OUR PARISH PRIESTS THIS CHRISTMAS - Click HERE to watch

FR. DIPERRI'S WEEKLY EMAIL - DECEMBER 3, 2021

Second Sunday Advent December 4/5, 2021
Feast of St. Francis Xavier - December 3, 2021

May God continue to bless you and your family as we journey toward the Second Sunday of Advent. December 8 is also the Solemnity/Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. The Church gives thanks to God for singularly choosing Mary to be born without Original Sin.  This significant act prepared Mary, to become the Virgin Mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Our nation has been entrusted to Mary, under the title of the Immaculate Conception. 
                                               
WEEKEND MASSES:

  • Saturday, December 3:  4:00pm – INDOORS
  • Sunday, December 4:  9:00am Mass INDOORS
  • Sunday, December 4: 11:30am Mass OUTDOORS
    • (This will be our 81st Consecutive Sunday Weekend Outdoor Mass)
    • Livestreamed on Our Lady’s Facebook page as well as on our parish web: olca.org
    • Kindly bring your own chair to all Outdoor Services and Masses.

Reminder: Time 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.

  • OUTDOOR CONFESSIONS:
    • Saturday, December 32:45-3:30 pm in front of the Church.
  • CHURCH HEATING SYSTEM REPAIRED – Gratitude to Paul Kennedy, and mechanical contractors at PJ Kennedy Company, for earnestly working to secure and install two key mechanical replacement pieces to the failed Church boiler.  Nation-wide manufacturing parts shortage made the task difficult. The heating contractor has had difficulty finding available replacement parts due to the system’s age, worsen by then nation-wide shortage of manufactured parts.  These parts were secured from a Virginia HVAC warehouse.  Other attachment pieces were welded to complete the job, as those boiler pieces were not available for purchase. Thankfully, these repairs have come in time for today’s school Mass, this weekend Masses, including two weddings and a funeral.  It is hoped these repairs will help carry us through the winter.  I will be working with our Parish Finance Council for the best options to address the longstanding heating and A/C needs of the Church. Both aged systems will require replacement in the spring.  A parish-wide effort for a long-term solution will be needed during 2022.  We have been blessed by God in so many ways – He will continue to provide. 
  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION HOLY DAY INDOOR MASSES:  Tuesday, December 7 at 4:00pm and Wednesday, December 8 at 8:30am and 6:30pm.  A separate indoor or outdoor Mass will be offered for the School community December 8. 
  • DAILY MASSES
    • Monday, Tuesday and Friday – 8:30am (Occasionally on Wednesday’s, when announced the prior Tuesday)
  • EUCHARISTIC EXPOSITION/ADORATION: (Excluding times of Baptisms/Funerals/Weddings – and school conferences/prayers in the church)
    • Monday-Friday 9:00am until 3:00pm 
    • Saturday 2:45-3:30pm
  • CHURCH REMAINS OPEN DAILY FOR PERSONAL PRAYER
    • Monday-Friday - 8:00am to 3:00pm
    • Saturday – 8:00am until the conclusion of the Vigil Mass.  
    • On Sunday’s the church will close after the 11:30am Mass.
  • GRAND ANNUAL – Many thanks to all who have contributed to the 2021 Grand Annual.   Please consider a donation to this most important annual parish campaign in order for the parish to meet operational expenses.  Copies of the original Grand Annual letter and parish financials are available on our website: www@olca.org or by contacting the parish office. \
  • WINTER MEAT RAFFLE CALENDARS – These will make excellent Christmas gifts for family and friends. More information available on parish website under Fundraisers.  Additional raffle calendars are available at the Parish Office and offer many prizes.  Winners will be drawn daily throughout January.

May God continue to bless you and your family as we journey in faith through the great season of Advent.

God bless,
Fr. James M. DiPerri, Pastor

 

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

   

PARISH VIDEO - PRE-COVID THROUGH SUMMER 2020  Click HERE to view video  

 


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PARISH FUNDRAISER

OUR WINTER MEAT RAFFLE CALENDAR FUNDRAISER IS HERE...

We will not be holding our Turkey-Rama again this year due to the Covid variants.  This was part of our two year plan when COVID-19 distrupted all of our lives back in March 2020.  In its place we are doing the Meat Raffle Calendars.  Click HERE for more information.

MASK MANDATE:  Follow City and State guidelines for the mask mandate protocols.  Any updates will be posted on our website, in our weekly bulletin and in the weekly email sent out by the Pastor.

As the affects of COVID-19 continue - we ask you to continue to support our Parish.

  • Please sign up for ONLINE GIVING.  This will ensure steady income for our parish during these most uncertain times.
  • You can also donate by using your phone camera and point at the QR Code below. It will direct you to online giving. 

 

STATEMENT ISSUED BY CARDINAL SEÁN O'MALLEY

Please read the statement by the Cardinal regarding the serious issues facing Haiti and the Haitian people. Click HERE to view.

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD - SAY NO TO PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE - CLICK HERE TO READ

MASS SCHEDULE INFORMATION AND MORE BELOW

*As Announced means each Friday evening, the update will be posted on our parish phone message, our parish website and our parish Facebook page.

Weekends
Saturday: As Announced
Sunday: As Announced


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


Sacrament of Reconciliation
Outdoor Confession on Saturday's from 2:45-3:30pm


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


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

HomeBound - Please contact the parish office to make arrangements. 

Rosary and Meditation - As Announced

 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." 

 

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