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



 

Fr. DiPerri, Fr. Hawker,
and our parish staff... 
 
...Welcome you to Our Lady's.

"This is the day the Lord has made. 
Let us be glad and rejoice in it."

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. 

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 activities, faith 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
 
 
           Contact Us
Latest News
Religious Education 2016-2017: Important Dates
 
Sept 11 at 10 am Parent Information Session and Onsite Registration
Sept 18 First Day of Classes
Both Religious Education schedules for the 2016-2017 year are now available: Grades 1-8 and Grades 9-10 (Confirmation Classes) contain all important dates and details. 
 
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.
 
Additional information is available on the Religious Education page of our website. Please contact Felicia Forger, director of Religious Education, with any questions.
Church Front Steps Project off to a Successful Start
The front steps of the Church as well as the front walkway are in the process of being replaced by a gradual decorative cement walkway, enabling the front entrance of the Church to be handicap accessible. This project was announced as part of our Restricted Parish Fund from donations of parishioners collected during the Spring of 2015. This portion of the project completes our Church sidewalk work that was begun last Summer. Any further donations to this important fund are appreciated. Click here to see photos of the progress of both the steps and the school roof, which is also under construction.
Important CCD Updates
Registration for Religious Education 2016-2017 Classes is in progress. If you have not yet registered, please do so as soon as possible so we may plan accordingly for the coming year, especially for our Grade 2 First Communion Class and our Grades 9 & 10 Confirmation Classes.
 
We are in need of CCD teachers, classroom aides and building aides. Keep in mind that the Family Cost of tuition is deducted in whole for catechists and reduced by 1/2 for classroom and building aides. Please contact Felicia Forger at religiouseducation@olca.org or 781-894-3481 for further information. Felicia Forger is the new Coordinator of Religious Education at Our Lady’s and looks forward to meeting you!
Parish Trip to the Cathedral of the Holy Cross
Join a group traveling to the Cathedral downtown on Monday, August 29. The day will start with mass at Our Lady's at 8am, followed by a bus ride to the Cathedral, lunch, cappuccino, and an afternoon strolling through the historic North End of Boston. Cost to be determined.
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):
 
Sept 11 - 10 am - Religious Ed (CCD) Info Session for Parents: Please join us to register and learn more about our Religious Education program for students in Grades 1 through 10.
Sept 11 - 12:30 pm - 1000 Club: Our next drawing will be held in the cafeteria of Our Lady's Academy. Please join us for light refreshments, fun, and fellowship at this monthly fundraiser.
Sept 18 - Religious Ed Classes Begin: Please see our Religious Ed page for complete information.
 
Photos of our Newly Renovated Eucharistic Chapel
Click here to see photos of the beautiful chapel at Our Lady's Academy. 
Our Lady's on Facebook
We are now on Facebook! Like our page for announcements and photos from parish events. Click here to view our page and share with your friends. 
Weekly Bulletin
This week's bulletin is available on our Bulletins and Updates page.
Recent Events
There is always a lot happening at Our Lady's Parish! See our Facebook page for more photos of these events.
 
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 dwalsh@dbslawfirm.com.
 
Blessing of the New Cross above Main Entrance to Our Lady’s Academy
 
A new cross was installed above the main entrance to Our Lady’s Academy and was blessed by Fr. DiPerri in a ceremony with students in our Religious Ed program and Our Lady's Academy.

   
Recent Events
There is always a lot happening at Our Lady's Parish! See our Recent Events page for more photos of these events.
 
Altar Server Pizza Party  Jazz Band Performance Wildcats Basketball Breakfast 
     
 
Church Cleaning Ministry 
Thank you to the helpers who have been helping in our “Church Cleaning Ministry.”  We could surely use more hands. Those interested in helping “clean” our church, please meet us in the church on Monday, March 21, 2016, at 6:00pm. The mission is to dust the sills, statues, tables, pews etc. If you would like to be part of the ministry to help clean God’s home, come and join us. If you would like more information call Sharon in the parish office 781-894-3481 x2 or email parish@olca.org or sharonmicco@yahoo.com. 
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 (781-894-3491).
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, contact Sharon in the parish office (781-894-3481). Our next drawing is Sunday, Sept 11, 2016, at 12:30 pm. 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 religiouseducation@olca.org or Sharon Micco in the Parish Office 781-894-3481 ext. 2 or parish@olca.org.

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 parish@olca.org 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

parish@olca.org