Our Lady's Parish

A Community of Faith Rooted in the Eucharist

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STAY INFORMED:  Click HERE to see the revised City of Waltham Health Protocols for indoor Masses.

Prayer to St. Michael, The Archangel

Saint Michael Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.  May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all evil spirits who prowl the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen

FR. DIPERRI'S WEEKLY EMAIL - October 15, 2021 - Feast of St. Teresa of Avila         

WEEKEND MASSES: REMINDER: SEASONAL TIME CHANGES

  • Saturday, October 16:  4:00pm – INSIDE Church
  • Sunday, October 16:  9:00am Mass – INSIDE CHURCH
  • Sunday, October 17: 11:30am Mass OUTDOORS
    • (This will be our 74th Consecutive Sunday Weekend Outdoor Mass)
    • Livestreamed on Our Lady’s Facebook page as well as on our parish web: olca.org (Many thanks to Antony Raj for volunteering  to livestream Masses and other services.)
    • Kindly bring your own chair to all Outdoor Services and Masses.

Reminder: Time of Outdoor 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.

  • OUTDOOR CONFESSIONS:
    • Saturday, October 162:45-3:30pm in front of the Church.
  • DAILY MASSES
    • Monday, Tuesday and Friday – 8:30am (Occasionally on Wednesday’s, when announced the prior Tuesday)
  • EUCHARISTIC EXPOSITION/ADORATION: (Excluding times of Baptisms/Funerals/Weddings – and school conferences/prayers in the church)
    • Monday – Friday - 9:00am until 3:00pm
    • Saturday 2:45-3:30pm
  • CHURCH REMAINS OPEN DAILY FOR PERSONAL PRAYER
    • Monday - Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm
    • Saturday – 8:00am until the conclusion of the Vigil Mass.  
    • On Sunday’s the church will close after the 11:30am Mass.
  • OCTOBER is the MONTH of the ROSARY.  Kindly consider praying the Rosary DailyThe Blessed Mother has requested at numerous apparitions that this we pray this most powerful prayer.
  • ST. MICHAEL PRAYER– will be recited at each Mass from now until the end of October, as we invoke St. Michael’s protection.
  • GRAND ANNUAL LETTERS/FINANCIAL REPORT – All who worship at Our Lady’s are urged to support this most important annual campaign.  This appeal is asked of territorial parishioners as well as those who reside outside the territorial parish but have made Our Lady’s Parish one’s spiritual home.  Great appreciation to those who have already mailed-in their donations and to those who plan to support God’s works at Our Lady’s Parish. Jason Sweeney, active parishioner, school parent, and member of our parish Finance Council will speak at all the weekend Masses October 23-24, reviewing the accomplishments of the parish over the past year and the importance of the Grand Annual.
  • SIGNATURE PETITION DRIVE BEFORE/AFTER WEEKEND MASSES – This weekend volunteer parishioners will again provide the option for parishioners to sign an Initiative Petition for the 2022 ballot.  The proposal would require that all reasonable steps of good medical practice be observed to preserve the life of a child born alive from a failed abortion or any other means.  Currently, a child born alive has no legal right to life-sustaining care, nor pain medicine, following a recently passed law by the Massachusetts Legislature.  This proposal law would close that loophole.  This petition simply aims to prevent infanticide.  Any eligible registered voter in Massachusetts can sign.  Signatures should placed only on forms noting your city/town’s name. Please ask one of the volunteers for the form with your town’s name.

NEW CITY OF WALTHAM HEALTH PROTOCOLS FOR INDOOR PUBLIC PLACES CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE:  OLCA.ORG

The Waltham Health Department narrowly voted to require masks be worn in all indoor public places. The current order remains in effect until November 1, 2021.  This temporary health measure will require wearing of masks inside the Church for Masses and other services because the numbers of people assembled. Compliance will only be one’s personal responsibility. Masks of vaccinated are not required during times when the church is open for personal prayer and few are gathered- provided social distancing is observed. However, masks are required when school children are present for conferences and Eucharistic Adoration.  Throughout the pandemic, Our Lady’s Parish has been most attentive in providing ways to best protect parishioners, such as significant adjustments in our celebration of the sacraments, inclusion of cleaning measures, and following health protocols at our parish school and religious education program.  The outdoor Sunday/weekend Mass also provides a wonderful alternative during these times of pandemic.   

God bless,
Fr. James M. DiPerri, Pastor

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION

Welcome back to Religious Education Classes this Sunday, October 17! Grades 1 -8 meet every Sunday for the remainder of the month of October. Confirmation Grades 9 & 10 have Conference/Adoration in the Church on October 17 and regular class in the school on October 31. Please contact Felicia Forger at religiouseducation@olca.org or 781-894-3481 x3 for information.

If you need to register, click HERE.  You may also stop-by the Parish Offices during the week, or contact Felicia Forger at religiouseducation@olca.org or 781-894-3481 x3.

To view this year's schedule, click Calendars for 2021-2022.

 

  Pre-Recorded MASSES During Health Crisis 

         

    Video Reflections by Fr. Pham and Fr. DiPerri

                     

Pre-Recorded Rosary and Adoration Services - Click Here

   

PARISH VIDEO - PRE-COVID THROUGH SUMMER 2020  Click HERE to view video  

 


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

  • Please sign up for ONLINE GIVING.  This will ensure steady income for our parish during these most uncertain times.
  • You can also donate by using your phone camera and point at the QR Code below. It will direct you to online giving. 

 

STATEMENT ISSUED BY CARDINAL SEÁN O'MALLEY

Please read the statement by the Cardinal regarding the serious issues facing Haiti and the Haitian people. Click HERE to view.

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD - SAY NO TO PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE - CLICK HERE TO READ

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.

Weekends
Saturday: As Announced
Sunday: As Announced


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


Sacrament of Reconciliation
Outdoor Confession on Saturday's from 2:45-3:30pm


Sacrement of Baptism
Call the parish office 781-894-3481 x7 for Baptism information.


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 O'Malley Statement on Massachusetts ROE ACT LEGISLATION

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 2020 VIDEO

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

YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST 2020 - CARDINAL SEAN'S LETTER

  • MASSACHUSETTS CATHOLIC CONFERENCE (MCC) share statement from the Bishops on climate change.

Link to bishops statement on climate change

 

 

"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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