Our Lady's Parish

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PRAYING FOR PEACE IN OUR WORLD...Let There Be Peace on Earth - beautifully sung by and video arranged by Alexandra and Alfreda Antonyraj and organ played by Greg Castano. 

SUNDAY, JULY 7 OUTDOOR MASS

 


DON'T MISS OUT - AUGUST SUMMER RAFFLE! DRAWIING DATE IS SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 AFTER THE 4:00PM MASS. 

CLICK HERE TO READ LETTER SENT HOME

AND CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

YOU CAN BE ONE OF SEVERAL $1,000 WINNERS!

AS OF AUGUST 4, WE HAVE SOLD 479 TICKETS


                  FR. DIPERRI WEEKLY PARISH EMAIL - AUGUST 5, 2022

WEEKEND OF AUGUST 6-7, 2022

WEEKEND MASSES: Many thanks to all our parish volunteers, especially those who help make possible both our outdoor and indoor Masses.

  • Saturday, August 6:  4:00pm – Inside Church. 
  • Sunday, August 7:  9:00am Mass – OUTDOORS (116th Consecutive Outdoor Sunday/Weekend Mass)
    • Kindly bring your own chairs
    • Livestreamed on Our Lady’s Facebook page as well as on our parish web: olca.org 
  • Sunday, August 7: 11:00am Mass – Inside Church

FR. DAVID CAMPO – has been appointed by Cardinal Seán O’Malley to serve at Our Lady’s Parish, effective August 15.  I am looking forward to his arrival and ministry at the parish, including at Our Lady’s Academy, with anticipated enrollment of 400 students.  Fr. Campo will also support our Religious Education Program and other parish programs.  Father, is a native of Milton and graduate of St. Agatha School, Boston College High, Boston College and St. John Seminary. In 2021, he was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston and co-sponsored as a US Military Chaplain for the US Navy.  In an agreement between the Archdiocese of Boston and the Archdiocese of the USA Military, Fr. Campo is scheduled to begin full-time service as a US Naval Chaplain in approximately two years, unless prior called to active duty. Please continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life, together with an active laity = all rooted in commitment to the teachings of Jesus Christ.  (Fr. Campo’s introductory letter to parishioners is attached at the conclusion of this email.)

SISTER MARIA FRASSATI, of WALTHAM, FINAL PROFESSION OF RELIGIOUS VOWS AS MEMBER OF “SISTERS FOR LIFE”: Saturday August 6, 2022 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. Sister Maria Frassati is the daughter of parishioners, Denise and John Zuppe.  Sister’s baptismal name is Jacqueline Zuppe and is a 2003 Graduate of Our Lady’s Academy. The Sisters of Life is a religious community formed with the help of Cardinal Archbishop of New York in 1991.   The order began with eight women devoted to prayer and work to promote human life. The Sisters accompany women, educate and provide pregnancy help.  Today the religious community has grown to over 100 Sisters serving in various American and Canadian Cities. Please pray for Sister Maria Frassati, and the other women who will make their final profession of vows this coming Saturday, and all women who serve God’s people. 

SEMINARIANS (DAVID JOANIS and PETER PHAM) HAVE COMPLETED THEIR SUMMER ASSIGNMENT – and shortly will return to St. John’s Seminary to resume their academic studies in preparation for the priesthood of the Archdiocese of Boston.  David Joanis pastoral assignment will resume in September, consisting of a few hours each week, and scheduled to return next summer for an additional eight weeks of pastoral service.  Peter Pham, will complete his summer assignment this weekend, following the 9 a.m. outdoor Mass.

FR. FRANCIS PHAM – will be installed as pastor of Blessed Andrew Parish in Medford (St. Clement’s Church) – Sunday August 7 at their 11 a.m. Mass.  He extends an invitation to all parishioners to join his new community at Mass and Reception.  I look forward joining him at his parish reception following our regularly scheduled Mass at the same time.  He will also be remembered in prayer at our weekend Masses. Father Pham wishes to extend his thanks to all our parishioners who joined him last weekend at his farewell reception.  Many thanks to all who volunteered in organizing the receptions, including Sharon Micco who arranged the details.

MONTHLY ROSARY will resume the first Saturday of each month at 3:00pm in the church beginning tomorrow, Saturday, August 6 led by parishioners.

DAILY MASSES: Monday, Tuesday, Friday – 8:30am

EUCHARISTIC EXPOSITION/ADORATION: SUMMER SCHEDULE

  • Monday – Friday:9:00am - 1:00pm
    • Saturday 2:45 - 3:15pm

CHURCH REMAINS OPEN DAILY FOR PERSONAL PRAYER

  • Monday – Friday - 8:00am -3:00pm
  • Saturday – 8:00am until after the 4:00pm Mass
  • Sunday the church will close after the 11:00am Mass

HEALTH PRECAUTION: If anyone has symptoms of the COVID illness, please avoid going to Church. 

REMINDER: Time/Day 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.

AUGUST RAFFLE:  To date we have sold 479 raffle tickets.  The drawing date will be on Saturday, August 27 after the 4:00pm Mass. We will live-stream the drawing.  Tickets are still available for a chance to win $1,000.

May God continue to bless you and your family.  God Bless.

Fr. James M. DiPerri, Pastor

A MESSAGE FROM FATHER DAVID CAMPO

Dear Parishioners:

I am blessed and grateful to be assigned to Our Lady’s Parish beginning August 15.  Looking forward to my continued priestly service.  The following is a little background on myself and my vocational journey.

I’m from Milton and am the oldest of 3 brothers, but we’re more like Irish Triplets.  We all played sports, attended Scouts and in general found excuses to go on adventures outdoors.  I attended Catholic schools my whole life, from St. Agatha’s school K-8, to BC High, to BC.  A common question asked of priests and seminarians is “when did you get the call?”.  I think God had been calling for some time, but I was a little too stubborn and hard of hearing.  St Ignatius of Loyola called his close friend St. Francis Xavier “the toughest bit of dough I’ve ever kneaded”.  I can relate with Francis Xavier, not only because I love making pizza, but I was also born on his feast day.  The Catholic groups at BC not only had great fellowship and food; they had Rosary and Adoration.  I started to realize that Christ was inviting me towards the best friendship I had always wanted for years.  When I did hear the call, I knew that to bring Jesus to others, and others to Jesus, would give me the most joy in this life and in the next.  Through the Eucharist, Confession and pastoral care, I wanted people to believe the truth St. John Vianney preached by his own life: “To pray and to love, that is the happiness of man on earth”. 

The “call within the call” to be a chaplain wasn’t much longer after the first call.  The need for Catholic priests is even more severe in the military than in the parishes.  My youngest brother got into the Naval Academy and then I started to realize that I couldn’t help but desire to support him and so many service members with the Body of Christ.  This was confirmed while visiting him after his plebe summer. 

I’ve crossed paths with all kinds of people over the years in seminary, but in a particular way I’ve been prepared to build up and support the youth.  At St. Thomas Aquinas parish where I spent my deacon assignment, the priests, laity, and FOCUS missionaries helped immerse me in both the parish life and campus ministry at Bridgewater State.  More recently as a newly ordained while at the Reading Catholic Community, I gained experience building up the youth ministry with service and socials. 

I am very much looking forward to getting to know you.  I’ve only heard good things about this community and wish most of all to be a spiritual father here together with Fr. DiPerri.  God Bless and Mary love you

Fr. Campo


CHURCH HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM APPEAL

Thank you to those who have already made your donation. There are many ways you can donate; write a check and write in memo "Church Heating/Cooling System" and either mail or place in donation bins in church. You may also donate online either by clicking on the "Donate" tab on our website homepage or you can use your phone camera and hover over code to the right and click to be redirected to our donation page.


OUR LADY'S PARISH VIDEO #2 – Our Parish’s response to the pandemic from Summer 2020 to Early Fall 2021.  This second video covering the Church community, Our Lady’s Academy, and our Religious Education Program is now available. The 15-minute video consists of narrated photos prepared by Lou Alvarez with the photos she collected over this time period, and songs by Alexandra and Alfreda Antonyraj, accompanied on piano and organ by Greg Castano. It shows the wonderful work by many to advance the Cause of Christ at Our Lady’s as Disciples in Mission throughout these challenging times.  To view the video, click HERE

PARISH VIDEO #1  - Click HERE to watch original video of OUR PARISH ~ PRE-COVID 2019 THROUGH PANDEMIC SUMMER 2020 

 


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

   



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

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STATEMENT FROM CARDINAL ON ROE VS WADE

CLICK HERE TO READ STATEMENT FROM CARDINAL SEAN O'MALLEY ON SUPREME COURT DECISION ON ROE VS WADE

SAY NO TO PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE IN MASSACHUSETTS

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD NOW! Click HERE to read more.

 

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.

Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday and Sunday: As announced on parish phone message, website and facebook page on Friday evenings.


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


Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation - Saturday's from 2:45-3:15pm in confessional just inside main entrance of church

Sacrement of Baptism
Celebrated on Saturday and Sunday's.  To schedule a Baptism, call the parish office 781-894-3481 x7.


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 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 VIDEO

  • CARDINAL SEAN'S LETTER "YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST" Click on link

YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST 2020 - CARDINAL SEAN'S LETTER

"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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