News and Upcoming Events

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

ALL NIGHT EUCHARISTIC VIGIL

The monthly all night Eucharistic Vigil will be held here at Our Lady’s next weekend beginning Friday, August 2 with the Mass of the Sacred Heart at 9:00pm and ending with the Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday, August 3 at 5:00am.  These vigils are in reparation and atonement to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  The theme of this vigil is for the importance of Eucharistic Adoration, Marian devotion and for the Sanctification of the Holy Priesthood.  Reading material to this theme will be available to all who attend.  Refreshments will be served throughout the night.  For more information email helentherese@comcast.net or call 978-453-7446.

 

RECENT HAPPENINGS AT OUR LADY'S

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COOKOUT AT THE RECTORY

The Knights of Columbus and their families joined Fr. DiPerri for their annual cookout at the Rectory on Friday, July 12.  Mother Nature was unsure of what to serve at the cookout as for the day she sent sun and rain!  But for the hours of the cookout, she graced us with bright sun and humidity!  A great time was had by all.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PARISH SCHOOL - OUR LADY'S ACADEMY       2019 Boston Herald's Readers' Choice Awards

The Boston Herald's Readers' Choice Awards covers the Boston market and surrounding areas.  This event begins in May with printed ballots in the Boston Herald newspaper.  They also opened the voting to their digital readers through BostonHerald.com.  Votes are compiled and the first place winners are notified and listed in the special Winners section of the Boston Herald at the end of June.  Our Lady's Academy was a two-fold winner, winning for the Pre-School, as well as Private School, Grades 1-8.  What a great accomplishment. 

 

VISIT TO THE NEWLY RENOVATED CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2019

A group of 50 visited the newly renovated Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Saturday, June 29 with Deacon Joe Hubbard and Fr. DiPerri in honor of Saints Peter and Paul.  What a beautiful trip.  The updates to the Cathedral are simply breath taking.  Deacon Joe held Adoration in the Chapel.  While the pictures are very nice, they do not do it justice.  After the visit and Adoration, all went to Maggiano's Restaurant for lunch.  A great time was had by all.  

 

ADORATION/PRAYER SERVICE

Deacon Joe Hubbard led Adoration, a Prayer Service, Reflection and a Eucharistic Procession to celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday, June 28.

 

THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (CORPUS CHRISTI)

On Sunday, June 23 at the 11:00am Mass, we celebrated the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ during Mass and concluded with a procession to the Blessed Mother statue outside where the Monstrance was placed on the stone altar.  During the Mass, we also celebrated the Baptism of Kolyn Ward.  During the procession, Kolyn was blessed in front of the Monstrance on the stone altar by Fr. DiPerri.

 

 

YOUNG ADULTS DINNER AT THE RECTORY

Young adults, ages 21-35, joined Deacon Joe Hubbard and Fr. DiPerri at the rectory for dinner on Friday, June 21.  

 

FRANCISCAN RETREAT CENTER

Cardinal Sean with Boston Seminarians at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Kennebunkport, Maine          from June 17-20, 2019

 

OUR LADY'S ACADEMY FACULTY ADORATION/REFLECTION

On Wednesday, June 5, Fr. DiPerri led an Adoration/Reflection time for Our Lady's Faculty as they come to the end of their academic year.  A time to unwind, think about the year and be thankful.

 

OUR LADY'S GRADE 8 GRADUATION

Congratulations to Our Lady's Academy Class of 2019.  Last Tuesday, June 4 our 8th Graders graduated and get ready to move onto High School.  We wish them well as they begin the next journey of their lives.  We remind them to always keep Jesus first and foremost and know they are always welcome at Our Lady's.

 

RE-DEDICATION OF FALZONE FIELD PARKACROSS FROM OUR LADY'S

On Tuesday, May 21, Fr. DiPerri and Our Lady's Choir, led by Music Teacher Mr. Tom Fallon, sang at the placing of the wreath for the annual re-dedication of Falzone Field. 

 

ARCHDIOCESAN SCOUTING MASS, SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019

This past Sunday, Fr. Paul Soper celebrated Mass here at Our Lady's for the Boys and Girls Scouts and their families at 2:00pm.  We congratulate all of the achievements of young Scouts of young Scouts, the teen award recipients and the adult volunteers invested in Catholic Scouting.  Some pictures below of the day.

 

DINNER AT THE RECTORY FOR BASKETBALL COACHES, MAY 18, 2019

This past Saturday, a delegation from Our Lady's Academy Wildcats Basketball coaches and families attended dinner at the rectory with Fr. DiPerri.  Unfortunately all were not able to make it, but we thank all who give of their time and talent to help make Our Lady's basketball program a success.

FIRST COMMUNIONS - Sunday, May 5, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sixty-one students from Our Lady's Religious Education Program including students from Our Lady's Academy celebrated the Sacrament of First Communion at the 9 am and 11 am parish Masses on Sunday, May 5. The morning was a happy, holy and joyful occasion for all the families involved and for our parish family.

 CONFIRMATION - Saturday, May 4, 2019

On Saturday. May 4, Bishop Robert Reed conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation to fifty students from Our Lady's Religious Education program.

 

MARIAN ROSARY SERVICE - Friday May 10, 2019 

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by the Marian Rosary Service. The last Decade was said in front of the Blessed Mother's statue, followed by the crowning of the statue.

 

YOUTH CHOIR - Pizza Party at the Rectory - Friday May 3, 2019

At the invitation of Father DiPerri, the children from the Youth Choir gathered at the Rectory on Friday May 3rd for pizza and ice-cream.  All had a great time.

 

 

FIRST FRIDAY MASS - OUR LADY'S ACADEMY Friday, May 3rd 2019.

Crowning of the Blessed Mother's Statue following the First Friday Mass.

 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY - APRIL 28, 2019

 

 

We celebrated the “Feast of Divine Mercy” beginning with Confessions from 1:00-2:00pm, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Act of Family Consecration to Divine Mercy Prayer, Catechesis on the Message of Mercy, Litany in Praise of the Divine Mercy, a Reflection on Divine Mercy, Litany of Reparation and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3:00pm, followed by Benediction.

JESUS I TRUST IN YOU

 

 

 

 

 

HAM-A-RAMA FUNDRAISER - SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019

Oh what a night!  Almost 300 people joined us for a fun filled evening.  Over 550 prizes were raffled off.  Amazingly over 300 of those raffle prizes were donated to us.  Such generosity among our community.

                                        

 

ANNUAL PARISH EASTER EGG "STAMPEDE" - APRIL 21, 2019

Three minutes, forty-five seconds, that is all it took for the children of Our Lady's Parish to collect 5,467 stuffed eggs on Easter morning after the 9:00am Mass.  It was like watching a vacuum in action.  It took weeks to stuff these eggs by our parish volunteers, and again just over three minutes for them all to be gone.  What a sight!

 

 HOLY THURSDAY, GOOD FRIDAY, EASTER VIGIL - April 18, 19, 20, 2019

Holy Thursday

 

GOOD FRIDAY

 

EASTER VIGIL

CONGRATULATIONS TO RCIA CANDIDATES WHO RECEIVED FIRST EUCHARIST AND CONFIRMATION AT THE EASTER VIGIL:  JENNIFER BRAVERMAN, ABEMBOM AND BEMSIMBOM DIANGHA AND JAYE HUGHES

 

FILLING OF WATER BOTTLES FOR EASTER

On Monday, April 1 in Our Lady’s Academy Cafeteria, students from our Religious Educaiton Program along with parishioners filled, capped and labeled small bottles of water to be blessed and distributed at our Easter Services.  Pizza was served and with so many helpers, we were able to fill just about 3,000 bottles to give out.

 

CONGRATULATINS TO OUR RCIA CANDIDATES

Congratulations to Andrea Larranaga, Timothy Oliveira and Christine Spinelli.  They received their Sacrament of Confirmation on March 28 at St. Patrick's Church with Bishop Robert Reed.  

 

 

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK EUCHARISTIC ADORATION ON MONDAY, JANUARY 28

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK MASS, SUNDAY, JANUARY 27

Last Sunday, Our Lady’s Academy kicked of Catholic Schools week at the 9:00am Mass.  Principal, Mrs. Minor spoke briefly after current student, Ava Palazzolo spoke about our school.  

   
   

DINNER AT PADDY'S RESTAURANT IN WEST NEWTON - FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

High School and 8th Grade Altar Servers joined Fr. DiPerri and altar server coordinator, Paul Loscocco, at Paddy’s Restaurant in West Newton for dinner on Friday January 25 in gratitude for their faithful service. Grateful to O’Hara family, owners of Paddy’s for providing the meal.

RESPECT LIFE EUCHARISTIC ADORATION - JANUARY 22

Join Seminarian Joe Hubbard on Tuesday, January 22 beginning at 6:00pm in St. Joseph Chapel in the school.  Please enter the building through the main entrance where the Holy Family statue is located.  January 22, 2019 marks the 46th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade.  We invite you to come and pray for the unborn and for an end to abortion.

 

RESPECT FOR LIFE MARCH MASS - JANUARY 18

Mass was celebrated by Cardinal Seán O'Malley for Boston pilgrims at the Respect for Life March in Washington, DC on January 18.  Pictured  below is the delegation from Our Lady's Academy and their families.  Let us continue to pray for the unborn and for an end to abortion.

 

OUR LADY'S ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL DAY - JANUARY 14

On Monday, January 14, our parish school, Our Lady's Academy, hosted an "Internation Day."  The event was wonderfully organized by parishioner, Lou Alvarez, cominging the link between parish and school.  The day celebrated the many cultures and ethnic backgrounds that give Our Lady's Academy its global atmosphere.  During the morning, the students visited classrooms representing each country.  They viewed videos and read articles about the history and culture of each particular country.  Before lunch, the children prayed a decade of the rosary in ten different languages.  Mr. Giles said a prayer and our pastor, Fr. DiPerri blessed everyone.  Lunch was then served by parents and teachers.  There was authentic food made by parents; fried rice was donated by Waltham's Sichuan Garden and some food was purchased at ethnic restaurants for all to sample.  Lunch ended with good ole American apple pie and vanilla ice cream that was donated by Star Market on Lexington Street.  In culmination of this day long event, the students engaged in a variety of ethnic dances led by Marcy Van Cleave, a professional folk dance instructor.  It was a great day!

 

Altar Server Pizza and Ice Cream Dinner - January 11

The altar servers and their families joined Fr. DiPerri and altar server coordinator Paul Loscocco for a pizza and ice cream dinner at the rectory on January 11.  What great kids!  We are truly blessed to have such dedicated families in our parish.

 

 

 

 

       ST. ANDREW'S DINNER 2018  
       

Each year, the Vocation Office of the Archdiocese of Boston invites high school age young men for an evening of prayer, food, and conversation.  This year Our Lady’s Parish was well represented by eight high school parishioners and their families.  The event was held at Sacred Heart Parish in Watertown on Tuesday, November 27.   

 
      

 

CHILDREN'S CHOIR PIZZA PARTY AT THE RECTORY

On Friday, November 30, Patrick Botti, Tom Fallon and the children's choir and their families had a pizza party at the rectory. 

 

 

ADVENT FIELD TRIP

OUR LADY’S ACADEMY AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION TRIP    TO THE NORTH END

Our Lady’s Academy and Religious Education students in Grades 6, 7, & 8 will participate in an Advent Field Trip to the North End of Boston on Saturday, December 15.  Led by Father DiPerri, who will share his immense knowledge of Boston history, we will visit the beautiful Seaport Shrine of Our Lady of Good Voyage, along with a couple of historic North End Catholic churches. Of course the group will stop for an authentic & delicious Italian lunch along the way! We will travel by bus, there is no cost, and parent chaperones are needed.  Please contact Felicia Forger at 781-894-3481 or religiouseducation@olca.org to sign-up or for more information.  It will be an interesting, fun, enjoyable afternoon with friends complete with magnificent Churches and pasta perfection.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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