Our Lady's Parish

A Community of Faith Rooted in the Eucharist

52ND CONSECUTIVE OUTDOOR SUNDAY MASS - MAY 16
Began with the Rosary in Thanksgiving
 
FR. DIPERRI'S UPDATES AND MORE - MAY 14, 2021
 
Seventh Sunday of Easter – May 15/16, 2021

 
This weekend Our Lady’s Parish celebrates our 52nd Consecutive Sunday/Weekend Mass.  This is a significant milestone in the life of our church community. God has abundantly blessed our parish throughout these difficult and trying days of the Pandemic. 
 

  • From the beginning of this crisis in March 2020 our church has remained open for personal prayer. 
  • From March 2020 to May 2020, unscheduled Masses were regularly celebrated in the church according to archdiocesan norms, together with livestreamed talks, devotions and Masses. 
  • We have been particularly blessed that scheduled public Masses and devotions have been offered both outside and inside the church since May 2020. 
  • God has blessed our parish school, Our Lady’s Academy in offering in-person classes since September 2020 and providing virtual classes to children of families who chose to stay at home. 
  • We have been blessed to have in-person Religious Education classes for most of the 2020-2021 academic year, and to publicly celebrate First Holy Communion and Confirmation both in 2020 and 2021. 
  • Outreach programs to the needy have been offered by our St. Vincent de Paul Society and our parish-based Knights of Columbus. 

 
Throughout this time, great efforts have been made to follow the necessary and reasonable health guidelines.  Adherence to these health protocols has been essential in the operation of our church and school.

The pandemic crisis has been a trying for our nation, the world, and especially for those who have lost a loved one, and have suffered so many other ways.  It has been a time for good people to act and to lead by becoming instruments of God’s hope and presence in this bruised and broken world.  Our Lady’s Parish community joins with others churches in being an oasis of God’s peace throughout this world-wide health crisis. 
 
God has worked through the hands of volunteers and staff who continue to unselfishly come forward to exercise one’s baptismal call to promote the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ, both in good times and challenging times.  All our efforts, on behalf of one another, have been for the Glory and Honor of the One, True, God: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and supported by the prayers of Mary, our heavenly mother.   May God continue to provide us His strength as we move forward into the days ahead – with and for God.
 

Federal CDC health recommendations have recently evolved.  However, the Archdiocese of Boston reminded all churches that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts still requires the use of masks at all gatherings of people, including indoor and outdoor services, as well as proper social distancing practices. Prudence and patience is urged as we await an update from the Commonwealth.   The longtime parish goal is to serve the people with both public and virtual services and by following reasonable and the best practiced methods to protect worshippers.   Limited indoor seating remains in effect, as result of the pandemic crisis. Hopefully further clarification by the State and the Archdiocese will be soon issued.  Thankfully, we are progressing in a more positive direction since March 2020.  Let us continue to pray to God for the end of this pandemic as we work together toward that goal.

 
  • OUTDOOR CONFESSIONS:
    • Saturday's – 3:00-3:45pm in front of the Church.

 

  • DAILY MASSES: Monday, Tuesday and Friday – 8:30am (Wednesday Mass may be celebrated – as announced at the prior Tuesday Mass)

 

  • CHURCH REMAINS OPEN DAILY FOR PERSONAL PRAYER:
    • Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
    • Saturday – 8:00am until the conclusion of/if a Vigil Mass.  
    • On Sunday’s the church will be open for personal prayer after the 11:00am Mass until 4:00pm

 

  • EUCHARISTIC EXPOSITION/ADORATION:  (Excl. times of Baptisms/Funerals/Weddings)
  • Monday - Friday- 9:00am until 2:00pm
  • Saturday – 3:00–4:00pm– dependent on whether a Vigil Mass is celebrated

 

  • Mother’s Day Raffle winners were drawn last weekend - many thanks to all who participated.  Particular recognition to Sharon Micco for initiating, organizing and successfully implementing this successful fundraiser for the parish. The winners were Joanne DeProfio, Jim and Joyce Kidd, Donna Devlin, Adam Cohn and Diane McDonough – Congratulations.

 
May God continue to bless you and your family as continue to journey through the Easter Season.  The coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost will be celebrated the weekend of May 22-23.    Please join me in praying for a New Pentecost to come upon all of us within the Church – to renew the face of the earth – in Jesus Name. 
 
God bless
 
Sincerely in Christ.
Fr. James M. DiPerri, Pastor

OUR LADY'S HIGHLIGHTED

 A casual young adult series covers events in the Archdiocese of Boston called "coffee and donuts" where news is shared regarding surrounding parishes.  Our Lady’s is about 3 minutes 45 seconds into the video and lasts 2-3 minutes.  Focuses on our outdoor Masses and covers up to Easter 2021.   Click HERE to view.

ASCENSION THURSDAY EVENING MASS - MAY 13

ASCENSION THURSDAY SCHOOL MASS - MAY 13

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

2021 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD PROGRAM

Our Lady’s Council #14710 of the Knights of Columbus is pleased to offer our first College Scholarship Award Program. We are thrilled to offer you this exclusive opportunity. A $1,000 scholarship is to be awarded.

Click HERE for information and to download the application

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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.

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  • 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. 

 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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