Masses:  Sat  4pm  |  Sun  9am & 11am  |  Mon-Tue-Fri  8am  |  First Fri  9am


Our Pastor Fr. DiPerri, our visiting Senior Priest Fr. Hawker, our Parish and Academy staff welcome you ...
... and wish you a very Blessed new year!

You are an important member of the future of our parish. We hope you will be an active participant as we build that future together. Please take the time to fill out a Registration/Census form so that we have an accurate sense of all of our parishioners.

There are many opportunities for deeper involvement in our parish. The weekly bulletin and this website are the best source of information about the various parish activitiesfaith formation, and evolving ministries, including our many social justice ministries, which you are most welcome to join.

Again, welcome, and may God bless you as you continue your faith journey as a member of the Our Lady’s Parish Family.

Appreciation and Prayers,

 Fr. James DiPerri 
and the entire Parish Staff
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Latest News


The Divine Mercy Novena began on Good Friday and concluded on Sunday, April 8 from 1:30-5:20pm as we celebrated the Feast of the Divine Mercy.Program included Confessions from 1:30-3:00pm, Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Litany of Reparation, Family Consecration to Divine Mercy, Litany in Praise of the Divine Mercy, Chaplet of Divine Mercy with a Mass at 3:00pm to include veneration of the Divine Mercy image and a first-class relic of Saint Faustina Kowalska at the end of Mass. It was a truly blessing for all attendees from multi-parish in Waltham area as we celebrated the promise of Gods infinite mercy and forgiveness for all of us on this great day of mercy. Please see pictures at "Photos of Recent events" page.


Thank you to EVERYONE who was involved in making our Triduum celebrations so blessed and meaningful. So many different pieces of a puzzle all coming together to beautify all celebrations beginning with Holy Thursday and ending with Easter Sunday, including our Easter Egg Hunt”. Thank you to the Ushers and Knights of Columbus, under the direction of Charlie Newfell for transporting 150 chairs from the parish hall to the church for our Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Masses and then returning them to the parish hall afterwards. Please see pictures at "Photos of Recent events" page.
On Palm Sunday, our parish welcomed Cardinal Seán OMalley to celebrate our 9:00am Mass. At that Mass we also recognized Our Ladys Academy 5/6 Grade Basketball Team and Waltham High Hockey Team. Below are a few more photos which captured the spirit of the Mass and the vibrancy of our parish. Please see pictures at "Photos of Recent events" page.
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.
Inclement Weather and Mass Cancellations
For everyone's safety please remember that when Waltham Public Schools are delayed or closed due to extreme weather conditions, there will be no 8 am morning Mass and all events scheduled on the property will be canceled for that day. During school vacation week, if a Mass is canceled due to weather, it will be put on our Parish answering machine (781-894-3481).
For updated BINGO information due to a Snow Storm, please call 781-894-3481 ext. 2.
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:  April 11 and 18, May 9 and 16. 
Amazon Smile to Support St. Vincent de Paul at Our Lady's
Our St. Vincent de Paul conference has enrolled with the AmazonSmile program to supplement its treasury. This program is set up for people to shop on Amazon just like normal, but the only difference is they use the address instead of It’s that simple. There is no additional cost to the buyer. 
If a user of AmazonSmile has us designated as their charity, we will receive 0.5 percent of each purchase, which doesn’t include shipping and taxes. That amount might not seem like much, but it can add up if enough people participate.
Our unique charity link is:
Please use this link when shopping on Amazon. This will assure that the Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted conference will be properly credited with the donation and not be confused with other organizations. Please share this with your friends and family and encourage them to use the unique charity link above. If you have any questions, please email them to
*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
March 14: The Parish Mission was successfully held as scheduled at 6:30 pm in the church. Soup will be served as scheduled beforehand from 5:45 pm to 6:15 pm in the back of the church.
Catholic Schools Week  
Current and former students from Our Ladys Academy and Religous Ed program have joined Fr. Diperri in the 9 am mass Jan 27, 2018, to kick off Catholic Schools Week.


Fr. DiPerri and a delegation from Our Lady’s Academy School Community joined hundreds of thousands of youth and people of all ages attending the Respect for ALL Life March in Washington on January 19, 2018. Praying for the sanctity of human life from the first moment of conception until the natural time of death. Below are some photos from the March.
There is always a lot happening at Our Lady's Parish! See our Recent Events page for more photos of these events.
Upcoming Events
Please see our Parish Calendar where you can click on any upcoming event for more details (including flyers and links to sponsoring ministries):
Second/Third Wednesday  - Holy Hour Service at 6:30 PM in St Joseph Chapel with Fr. Dermot Roache sponsored by Knights of Columbus

Ham - A - Rama

Due to Easter being on April 1 this year and to avoid March as Mother Nature has already blanketed us with the white stuff, we are scheduling the Ham-a-Rama for Saturday, April 28. Please help spread the word. Donations are and will be needed, you don’t have to wait until March/April to bring them in, you can bring donations into Parish office ANYTIME.

Grandparents Day, May 4 at Our Ladys Academy - Mass @ 9 AM
Confirmation Celebration, May 5 at 1:00pm
First Communion Celebrations, May 6 at 9am and 11am

Two-Day Marian Service: Monday, May 21 for Adoration/Rosary/Crowning of Blessed Mother and on Tuesday, May 22 for Adoration and Rosary

Steubenville East 2018 Youth Conference
Religious Education eighth, ninth and tenth graders are invited to join other Catholic teens to experience the joy of following Christ at this year’s Steubenville East Youth Conference at UMASS Lowell from July 13-15, 2018. 
Our Lady's Photos on Facebook: Updates
Check out a bunch of updates from October events in the Parish including two Rosary prayer servicesthe annual Blessing of the Animals, and the Children's Choir pizza party. Also, don't forget to like Our Lady's on Facebook for announcements and photos from parish events! Click here to view our page and share with your friends. 
Adult Volunteers Needed to Serve the Homeless on Saturdays and Sundays
The Community Day Center of Waltham is seeking volunteers to serve brunch to the area’s homeless population on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30a.m. to 11:00a.m. at the Center’s 16 Felton Street location. The Community Day Center is the only entity serving food during the breakfast/lunch time on Saturday and Sundays. Without this service there will be a significant gap. In order to continue this program, we need more volunteers. Most of the food items are provided by others, but they need to be prepared/served. There is a minimum commitment of one shift per month. Training will be provided. If you like to cook and help others and want to join our team of volunteers, please contact Diane Walsh at
Religious Ed Classes
Grades 1-8 begins with 9 am Mass. Following Mass, all students go to their grade level classroom for instruction until dismissal at 11:15 am.
Grades 9-10 begins with classroom instruction at 9:50 am. Students are expected to attend the 11 am Mass after class each week.
If you wish to register your child or are interested in joining this ministry, additional information is available on the Religious Education page, including class schedules and registration forms. Please contact Felicia Forger, Coordinator of Religious Education, 781-894-3481 ext. 3, or at for confidential arrangement of fees, or with any questions. 
To see whats happening as part of Religous Education programs, please visit our Events page for more info.
Inclement Weather and Mass Cancellations
We will continue our policy of not having weekday 8 am Mass when Waltham Public Schools are delayed or closed due to extreme weather conditions and public safety issues such as improperly cleared roads and sidewalks. While great effort is made to clear parish property, the timing of the storm and its intensity make it prudent to take these precautions for the safety of those considering attending weekday Mass. During school vacation week, if a Mass is canceled due to weather, it will be put on our Parish answering machine (781-894-3481).
If Waltham Schools are closed on a Wednesday during Lent, there will be NO Stations or Confessions that night. 
1000 Club: The Perfect Gift
The perfect gift for that hard to buy for person -- a year membership in Our Lady’s 1000 Club. Memberships are $55 per year. If you would like to join or renew your membership, please contact Sharon in the parish office (781-894-3481).  Drawing is usually held on Sundays  at 12:30 pm in School cafeteria. Upcoming Drawsing dates are : Mar 18, 2018,  Apr 15, 2018,  May 20, 2018, June 10, 2018, July 8, 2018, Aug 12, 2018, Sep 16, 2018,Oct 14, 2018, Nov 11, 2018, Dec 16, 2018 Join us! 
Opportunities for Service and Ministries at Our Lady's Parish
Please see this list of Opportunities for Service & Ministries for an updated list of all the parish ministries and other ways to volunteer your time or talent. For for more information, contact John Barry at781-894-3481 ext. 3, or or Sharon Micco in the Parish Office 781-894-3481 ext. 2 or

Over the next few weeks all volunteers of our parish will receive a packet with a CORI Form and a Code of Ministerial Conduct sheet. All volunteers in every ministry need to fill out a CORI form and sign the Code of Ministerial Conduct form -- both of these forms need to be filled out and returned to Sharon in the Parish Office.

Each volunteer will have their own file in the Parish Office with their signed copy of the Code of Ministerial Conduct in it. You only need to sign this form one time.

Your file will also have a copy of verification if you have attended the Virtus, Protecting God’s Children class, which is held two or three times a year here at Our Lady’s. Please see the Virtus Training page for more information if you have not yet attended. If you should have any questions, please contact Sharon in the Parish Office.

Parish Registration & Envelopes
Many people feel that because they live in our parish area and attend Our Lady's Church regularly that they are automatically a "registered" parishioner. That is not the case. Please register by filling out the form in the back of the church or by downloading the Parish Registration Form here or see our Registration page for more information. By registering, you will receive envelopes for regular contributions to our collections or you can sign up for electronic funds transfer to make it even easier to contribute to our Parish. Please drop the forms in the collection basket or mail it to our parish office.

Also if you have changed your address, phone number, or email address, please call Sharon Micco at 781-894-3481 ext. 2 or email her at so she can change the information she has on file.


Contact Us

Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Parish

920R Trapelo Rd
Waltham, MA 02452
Phone: 781-894-3481
Fax: 781-894-0021