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Father DiPerri Report - Parish Building and Grounds Improvements

First Communion 
First Communions and May Crownings were celebrated on Sunday, May 6, 2018 and 57 children combined from Our Lady's Religious Education and Our Lady's Academy participated in the celebrations at the 9 AM and 11 AM Parish Masses. Father James DiPerri, Pastor, and Father Dermot Roache, SMA, were celebrants at both Masses. First Communicants served as lectors for the First and Second Readings, and Prayers of the Faithful, and served as Gift Bearers. After both Masses, the First Communicants led the May Procession and Crowning of the Blessed Mother Statue on the Church lawn. 
 
Teachers from Our Lady's Academy are Katie Demers and Christine Malone. Teachers and Aides from Our Lady's Religious Education are Saudi Bianchi, Aimee Dallaire, Eileen MacKenzie, Heather McKinnon, Leah O'Brien and Carol Perilli. Confirmation students Lexi Hovsepian and Elizabeth Urquhart assisted with the ceremonies along with parishioner Lou Alvarez.
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The Sacrament of Confirmation was celebrated on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Very Reverend Peter J. Uglietto confirmed 35 10th grade students who attend either Waltham High School or area Catholic and private high schools. Confirmation teachers are Toni Berit, Justin Braga, Deirdre Curtin, Debbie Edwards, Joanne Murphy and Anna Sabatino. 
 
The Confirmation Program is a two-year sacramental program beginning with Grade 9 and the students are confirmed in Grade 10. The program consists of theological classroom discussion and Conferences/Adoration with Reverend James DiPerri, Pastor and Reverend Dermot Roache, SMA. Students participate in service projects including Turkey Rama, Ham-a-Rama, Christmas Caroling at local nursing homes, preparing Holy Water Bottles for Easter services and many other personal service hours. Confirmandi attend a day-long Retreat in March along with an Advent Penance Service and a Lenten Penance Service. In the fall we have a field trip to historic North End of Boston churches and in the spring we participate in Holy Thursday Evening Visita Iglesia. For more information please contact Felicia Forger at 781-894-3481 or religiouseducation@olca.org
 
 
Rectory Crucifix Restoration  
Hoisting of New 15 foot Solid Red Cedar Cross with Bronze Body of Jesus on rectory land. Site of the original Our Lady Church. Replacing original Cross that broke during recent Nor’easter. Members of Vecchio family and Bob and Tom Clancy joined by equipment and others. Renewed Crucifix donated by Tom and Sandra Vecchio. Work conducted by Bob and Tom Clancy. New cross blessed by Cardinal Sean O’Malley at Palm Sunday Mass on March 25, 2018. May the Good Lord bless all who travel along Trapelo Rd - throughout many years ahead.
 
 
 
Holy Hour with Fr. Roache
Join Fr. Roache on the second and third Wednesdays of each month in St Joseph’s Chapel (in the school) from 6:30-7:30PM. All are welcome. This is a time to come together to adore Our Lord in prayer and reflection. In particular, we will pray for peace (in the world and in our homes), for our families, for Our Lady’s Parish and Academy, and for your own personal needs. There is power in prayer. “Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in your midst.” (Mt 18:20) (Sponsored by the parish-based Knights of Columbus). Upcoming Adoration dates are:   June 13 and June 20
*Important Announcement*
Recently, the Archdiocese reaffirmed its earlier decision that Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Parish will remain a “Stand Alone” parish, a single parish under the direction of one pastor, rather than administratively/pastorally linked with another parish or parishes ... Please read more here
Parish Database Update
We are updating our Parish database of parishioners and we need your help! As a standalone parish, it is critical that our parish membership database be as accurate and complete as possible. We ask that one member of every family fill out a registration/census form (found on the tables at all entrances to our church or available here by clicking on the Registration/Census Form). Please return the form to the Parish Office or drop it in a collection basket on Sunday asap. Thank you!
 
Recent Events
 
May 05/06: CONFIRMATION AND FIRST EUCHARIST

Congratulations to the young adults of Our Lady’s who received their Confirmation and the youth who received First Eucharist last weekend. Thank you to all the teachers and aides who share their faith and teach our children and a very special thank you to Felicia Forger, our Religious Education Coordinator for her dedication and commitment to the children of our Parish and Academy.

 

 

 
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