Our Lady's Parish

A Community of Faith Rooted in the Eucharist

Confessions

Fr. Pham and I will hear Confessions on Saturday's from 3:00-4:00pm in the front    driveway of the church.  Option to drive up or walk up remains possible with        appropriate distancing.

  

FR. DIPERRI's TALK - LIVESTREAMED TO ALL ON FRIDAY, MAY 29 AT 7:00PM.  WATCH LIVE HERE OR ON OUR LADY'S PARISH FACEBOOK PAGE.

 

OUTDOOR MASS, SUNDAY, MAY 31 AT 10:00AM (Weather Permitting)

Join us on Sunday, May 31 at 10:00am as we gather outdoors again for the  celebration of Mass. We will continue to follow the directives of social distancing and wearing of facemasks. 

Bring your own chairs. 

All parking will be on Belmont side of parking lot with extra parking in the driveway     behind the school and rectory parking lot.  You will park and walk to where the Mass will   be celebrated. Below is a diagram of how the parking lots of Our Lady's will be utilized during outdoor celebrations of the Mass. 

 

Hundreds attend outdoor Mass in Waltham with services cleared to resume. Footage from Channel 5 News - Click HERE to watch

 

Outdoor Mass from Sunday, May 24, 2020

 

 

READ FR. DIPERRI'S LETTER TO UPDATE PARISH ON RESUMING MASSES - MAY 20, 2020 - Click HERE.

 

Homilies and Father DiPerri's Talk             

 

 

 

  Fr. DiPerri and Fr. Pham 

Video Reflections    

 

Pre-Recorded Masses During Health Crisis 

         

 

Pre-Recorded Rosary and Adoration Services - Click Here

 

  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.

 

 

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LIVESTREAMING OF MASS EVERY SUNDAY AT 10:00AM until further notice

Every Sunday at 10:00am, we will Livestream Mass here on our website, as well as on the Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Facebook page.  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 the Eucharist on the altar for as long as we have limited volunteers present, practicing social distancing, according to State Health and Archdiocesan Guidelines.  If you would like to volunteer an hour or so, call Sharon in the parish office 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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During this most difficult time, please  remember your church.

We ask that you sign up for ONLINE GIVING or set us up automatically through   your online banking so we receive payments regularly.

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

 

Important Message from Father DiPerri

March 13, 2020

Our need for God must be the most important aspect in our life. Now    is the time to deepen our relationship with the One and Only True God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Our Lady’s Church will remain open for personal prayer to allow healthy individuals to privately pray before Christ in the Tabernacle.  Eucharistic Exposition will also take place on various occasions, throughout the week,  for people to focus on God and to seek God’s Peace, during these days of turmoil.  We are dependent on volunteers     to unlock and secure the Church.  However, the current goal is for the Church to be unlocked for personal prayer from 8 am to 6 pm.  Other opportunities will be provided based on availability of people and need.     At least one person will be needed in order to have the Blessed Sacrament Exposed for Eucharistic Adoration.  A sign-up system of limited  individuals will be set up next week.  It is the time to pray begging God’s intervention to assist our world during this particular time of need.  Our outdoor shrines to Our Lady and Child, as well as the Holy Family, also            remain accessible to all faithful 24 hours per day. The Cardinal issued a statement encouraging Churches to remain open for people to pray. Cardinal Seán states: “When we visit our churches outside of Mass and see the red glow of the sanctuary lamp we know that Jesus is there with us.  The presence of the Eucharist in the tabernacle and during times of Adoration i  s a sign that Jesus silently and lovingly waits for us, and always   ready to receive and console us.  May     our prayers in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament be a source of strength and peace until we can    safely resume the celebration of Mass for all members of the Catholic community in our Archdiocese.”      The need to appeal to God during this difficult time is essential to those who prioritize their faith as the     most essential aspect in their life.  

In addition, due to the evolving health crisis, the Cardinal has temporarily lifted the obligation for    Catholics to attend Sunday Mass (Sunday and Saturday Vigil) within the Archdiocese of Boston.   The Cardinal has also suspended publicly scheduled Daily Masses in the effort to lessen the spread    of the   virus at such large scale gatherings.  The Cardinal’s decree will take effect at 4 pm on Saturday March 14,  2020. The suspension of scheduled Masses is temporary and will resume as soon as possible, and as determined by the Cardinal.   In the Cardinal’s same statement, he permits celebration of funerals, marriages, Confirmation, and Baptisms, based on the sacramental needs of the people. It is asked that    such attendance be limited to immediate family, wherever possible.   The Cardinal    encourages Catholics to participate in the daily and Sunday Masses broadcast from the CatholicTV      chapel in Watertown, MA.  Daily Mass airs live at 9:30 am. and is rebroadcast at 7 pm. and 11:30 pm.  Sunday Masses air throughout the day   at 10 am, 4 pm, 7 pm and 11:30 pm.  Viewers can watch these Masses on demand at any time. Other    religious programs are also provided by CatholicTV and EWTN.

Along with Father Francis Pham, I plan to celebrate daily non-scheduled private Masses for the needs         of the parish and the world throughout these difficult times.  Installation of a public address system, tied    into our church’s new sound system is being explored for later use and the potential for outdoor Masses and     devotions, once such public celebrations are permitted by the Church.  Please pray the Rosary,    read the Scriptures, and pray to God while at home or elsewhere.  I invite you to occasionally check the parish           web-site for updates at www.olca.org.  I will offer taped weekly sermons that will also be available on our    parish website for those inclined to download directly to your phone or computer.       Other parish emails will be sent as needed, with suggestions on how to grow in one’s faith.

I invoke the intercession of Our Lady, Comforter of the Afflicted, St. Raphael the healer, St. Charles Borromeo patron of the sick, and all other Saints who have been examples of fortitude during times of challenge.       Please know of my prayers for you and your family.  Kindly keep me in your prayers.          May the Precious Blood    of Jesus Christ bless you and the mantle of the Blessed Mother be wrapped around you and your loved ones, and all, especially the sick, and their  care-givers.

Sincerely in Christ,

Father James M. DiPerri

Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Parish, Waltham/Lexington, Pastor

 

 

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

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


Weekdays
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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