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SUNDAY MORNING OUTDOOR MASS - JANUARY 23

 

FR. DIPERRI'S WEEKLY UPDATE - JANUARY 21, 2022

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – JANUARY 22/23, 2022

WEEKEND MASSES

  • Saturday, January 22:  4:00pm – INSIDE Church
  • Sunday, January 23:  9:00am Mass INSIDE Church
  • Sunday, January 23: 11:30am Mass OUTDOORS
    • (88th Consecutive Sunday Weekend Outdoor Mass)
      • Thank you to all the volunteers who continue to be present each weekend to help with our outdoor Mass as well as our indoor Masses. 
    • 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: The Weekend Day and Time of Outdoor Weekend Mass may alter each weekend.     Each Friday evening please consult weekly email, parish phone message, parish web and the Parish Facebook page for Mass times and location.
  • CITY MASK MANDATE: The City of Waltham requires masks be worn at all INDOOR public assemblies for all above the age of five.  Anyone who has symptoms of the COVID illness or any illness, should avoid going to Church. Compliance is one’s personal responsibility for the protection of all.
  • OUTDOOR CONFESSIONS: (This weekend marks our 97th Consecutive Saturday Outdoor Confession since the start of the Pandemic.)
    • Saturday, January 222:45-3:10 p.m. in front of the Church.  The time this week has been reduced due to the weather conditions.  The confessional line will be inside the Church front entranceway.
  • 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) – VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED:  Sign-up leaders are necessary to ensure these time-frames remain available.  Adorers willing to keep these times are asked to contact Sharon at the Parish Office: 781-894-3481 x2 or by emailing parish@olca.org
    • 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.  
    • Sunday’s the church closes after the 11:30am Mass.
  • EUCHARISTIC PRAYER HOLY HOUR FOR ALL LIFE Saturday, January 22 from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Deacon Jim Rice will preside.  Prayers will be offered highlighting importance of all life - from the First Moment of Conception until the time of Natural Death - and for a society supports and recognizes the dignity of all people.   We pray for the nearly 60 million unborn babies who have died in the United States since the 1973 Supreme Court Decision– as well as for all mothers and fathers – that are impacted by complex and difficult life situations.  May the God of Mercy bless our nation with peace and give us the Grace to follow His Ways and Will.
  • UPCOMING CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK Sunday January 30-February 5.  Our parish school joins with other Catholic Schools throughout the Nation in observing this annual celebration.  Much appreciation to our dedicated principal, Chandra Minor, the staff, faculty, supportive parish councils, including the Consultative School Board, PTO, and to our wonderful students and their families. Please join in praying for Our Lady’s Academy and all who strive to make its quality Catholic education possible.  Our prayers also for all our parish youth from our public and other schools – and for their families and teachers.
  • GRAND ANNUAL – Kindly consider a gift to the parish for this most important annual campaign.   Many thanks to all who have already contributed to the Grand Annual.  The Grand Annual will continue until the end of February 2022. 
  • WINTER CALENDAR FUNDRAISER WINNERS – Names of the winners are posted weekly in the parish bulletin as well as on our parish website under “Parish Life/Fundraisers”.

God bless you and your family

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 IS UNDERWAY...

THE WINNERS LIST IS POSTED ON OUR FUNDRAISER PAGE UNDER THE PARISH TAB

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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