Our Lady's Parish

A Community of Faith Rooted in the Eucharist

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FR. DIPERRI'S EMAIL - WITH UPCOMING CHANGES AND MORE - SEPTEMBER 18, 2021

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 18/19, 2021

 
It is an amazing blessing from God that we will celebrate our 70th consecutive weekend Sunday Mass this coming Sunday.  Tremendous thanks to all who have volunteered their time facilitating this great accomplishment by God’s grace.  Recognition to all who have spiritually joined to worship God both at our indoor and outdoor Masses during these challenging times.

 WEEKEND MASSES:

  •  Saturday, September 18:  4:30pm – INSIDE Church
  •  Sunday, September 19:  9:00am Mass – OUTDOORS
    • 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.
    • Your financial support of the parish and volunteering of time remains essential to continue the works of Christ at Our Lady’s.
  •  Sunday, September 19: 11:00am Mass – INSIDE Church
Reminder: Time of Outdoor Mass may alter each weekend due to weather predictions. Each Friday evening please consult weekly email, parish phone message, parish website and the Parish Facebook page for Mass times and location.
 
  • OUTDOOR CONFESSIONS
    • Saturday, September 18 – 3:00-3:45pm in front of the Church.
  • DAILY MASSES
    • Monday, Tuesday and Friday – 8:30am (Occasionally on Wednesday’s, when announced the prior Tuesday)
  • CHURCH REMAINS OPEN DAILY FOR PERSONAL PRAYER - Fall Hours
    • Monday - Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm
    • Saturday – 8:00am until the conclusion of the Vigil Mass.  
    • On Sunday’s the church will be open for personal prayer after the 11:00am Mass until 2:00pm
  • EUCHARISTIC EXPOSITION/ADORATIONFall Hours (Excluding times of Baptisms/Funerals/Weddings – and school conferences/prayers in the church) – Sign-ups are necessary to ensure these timeframes are made available to the wider community.  Adorers willing to keep these times are urged 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 3:00-4:00pm
  • JIM RICE – has been appointed by Cardinal O’Malley to serve as a PERMANENT DEACON at Our Lady’s Parish as his first assignment.  Jim will be ordained to the Permanent Diaconate on Saturday, October 2.  He and his wife Ellen, together with his four children reside in Concord, MA.  Jim is a full-time researcher and educator at MIT.  His wife, Ellen, works for the Archdiocese of Boston.  Jim’s ministry assignment at our parish will consist of a few hours each week, in addition to his full-time work at MIT, family responsibilities, and another college campus pastoral assignment.  I greatly look forward to his assistance here.  Pastoral and charitable service is the principal role of deacons.  Liturgically, a Permanent Deacon can baptize, witness marriages, preach, ministerially bless people, and preside at Eucharistic Adoration prayer services by giving Eucharistic Benediction. 
  • Our Lady’s Academy School Conferences and Adoration have resumed within the Church at various times. Masks are required by all at these times to conform with school requirements.
  • ST. MICHAEL PRAYER– will be recited at each Mass from now until the end of October, as we invoke St. Michael’s protection in keeping us within the Shield of God’s protective peace.  St. Michael the Archangel serves as the head of God’s angelic forces against all evil.  May we continue to join in prayer and good works by being instruments of God’s graces within a bruised and broken world.  The feast of the Archangels is September 29 and the feast of our individual Guardian Angels is October 2. 
  • UPCOMING SAINT FEASTSSt. Padre Pio – Thursday September 23 and St. Vincent de Paul – Monday September 27.  I join you in expressing gratitude to our parish-based St. Vincent de Paul Society for their quiet and effective work for the parish.
  • RELIGIOUS EDUCATION – is expected to resume classes next Sunday, October 3.  Grateful to Felicia Forger, Religious Education Coordinator and for the volunteer teachers who support our Sunday Religious Education children and their families.  Registration remains open to help with prior planning.  
WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 2-3: MASS AND CONFESSION SEASONAL TIME CHANGES:
  • Beginning Saturday, October 2 – Outdoor Confession time will change to 2:45-3:30pm
  • Beginning Saturday, October 2 – Saturday Mass time will move to 4:00pm
  • Beginning Sunday, October 3 – The outdoor Mass time will change to 11:30am and the 9:00am Mass will be indoors – UNLESS weather conditions alter the above schedule. 
    • The Sunday Mass time changes are to accommodate the start of Religious Education as the school parking lot is needed for drop-off and pick-up of students by their families. 
    • As the weather will become cooler, it is for the best the outdoor Mass be at a later time – whenever possible – as done last year.
 
REVISED ARCHDIOCESAN HEALTH PROTOCOLS FOR INDOOR MASSES CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE:  OLCA.ORG

 
Please know of my prayers for you and your family. 
 
God bless,
Fr. James M. DiPerri, Pastor

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION ~ CATECHETICAL SUNDAY

This weekend we commemorate Catechetical Sunday.  With immense appreciation and respect for all their good work, we acknowledge our volunteer teachers and aides in the Religious Education Program. As Pope Francis has stated “Being a catechist is a vocation….and is a true and genuine ministry in the Church”. Along with the catechists, the students look forward to starting a new year in-person on Sunday, October 3. Calendars for 2021-2022

However, only pre-registered students may attend classes. The registration deadline to begin class on October 3 is Wednesday, September 29.  Registrations submitted after that deadline will be assigned to classes later in the month. If you need to register, click HERE. You may also stop-by the Parish Offices during the week or contact Felicia Forger at religiouseducation@olca.org or 781-894-3481 x3. Thank You!

 Pre-Recorded MASSES During Health Crisis 

         

    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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Thank you. 

 2021 CARDINAL'S CATHOLIC APPEAL

Watch Video - Click HERE

Here at Our Lady's, on February 27/28, the Catholic Appeal began, 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.  Your gift has an immediate impact on our parish and the work of our Church.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

 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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