Our Lady's Parish

A Community of Faith Rooted in the Eucharist

FR. DIPERRI'S WEEKEND UPDATES AND MORE - JANUARY 22

WEEKEND MASSES WILL BE POSTED ON FRIDAY'S

OUTDOOR SATURDAY CONFESSIONS: 3-4 p.m. in front of the Church. (Weather permitting)

DAILY MASSES: Monday, Tuesday and Friday – 8:30 a.m.  (Wednesday to be determined and announced at Tuesday Mass)

CHURCH OPEN for Personal Prayer:

  • Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday from 8 a.m. until late afternoon (dependent on whether Vigil Mass for Sunday is celebrated) 
  • On Sunday’s the church will be open for personal prayer after the 11:45 a.m. Mass until 4:00 p.m.

EUCHARISTIC EXPOSITION/ADORATION:  (Excluding times of Baptisms, Funerals, Weddings)

  • Monday - Friday- 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
  • Saturday - 3 p.m. until late afternoon – dependent on whether a Vigil Mass is celebrated
  • Note: (Adoration times dependent on those willing to sign-up and confirm being a designated Adorers – please contact Sharon at the Parish Office by E-Mail or phone.)    

GRAND ANNUAL – Many thanks to all who have contributed.  Kindly consider a donation to the Grand Annual, as it is our most important annual collection, in addition to the most essential Weekly Offertory/Collection. Contributions may be mailed to Our Lady’s Parish, 920R Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452 or you can pay by credit card online at olca.org and click “Donate Now” and you will see One Time Donation.

God bless,

Fr. James M. DiPerri, Pastor

COVID-19 VACCINE IS SAFE AND PERMISSABLE TO RECEIVE

Questions have arisen concerning both the safety of the new COVID-19 vaccine as well as its ethical use. Information has been put together by Ms. M.C. Sullivan of the Pastoral Center staff.

Our hope is to provide accurate information and assure our people that the vaccine is safe and permissible to receive.

Click here to view information on vaccine.

 OUR LADY'S PARISH - GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION

The Grand Annual will continue through the end of February.  In the original letter, Fr. DiPerri explains everything that has been happening in our parish the past year, especially through the current pandemic and how he has kept our church open and our parish going for Our Lady's Community and beyond.  Our Grand Annual fund is necessary to balance our church budget.  We ask you to support our parish as generously as you have always done. 

You can mail in your donation, check or cash, to Our Lady's or you can pay via credit card by clicking Online Giving or Donate Now.  Simply fill out top part of the form, scroll down to "One Time Donation", enter amount donated and for Grand Annual and submit. 

You can also donate by opening the camera on your phone and scanning code to the right.  It will direct you to the Online Giving form as well.  Thank you in advance for your continued support of our parish.

Click HERE to read the original Grand Annual Letter 

Click HERE to see Financial Report mailed with Grand Annual letter   

PARISH VIDEO - PRE-COVID THROUGH SUMMER 2020

Dear Parishioners:

A 16 minute video has been produced by volunteers highlighting some key moments of life here at Our Lady’s Parish in Waltham, MA, before and during the Coronavirus pandemic, through the summer of 2020. 

The photography, audio and layout was conducted by parishioner, Lou Alvarez.  The layout on the iMovie was done by a volunteer videographer and technician, and Kristina Kovacevich, worked on the final portion of the video formatting.  On behalf of the parish, I express our gratitude for their dedication and quality work. 

I am especially thankful to God for all His blessings and for all who strive to advance the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ at our parish, as we work together with those within our archdiocese and beyond.  May Almighty God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, continue to strengthen each one of us during these challenging times.  May the Blessed Virgin Mary continue to pray for us before the Throne of God.  Together we journey as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Please know of my prayers for you and your families, as I kindly ask you to pray for me, and the needs of others throughout the world.  Click HERE for video.

In Christ,

Fr. James M. DiPerri, Pastor

 CARDINAL SEAN O'MALLEY STATEMENT ON MASSACHUSETTS ROE ACT LEGISLATION

 

Read the Pastoral letter from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops against racism "Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love"

 

 Pre-Recorded MASSES During Health Crisis 

         

    Video Reflections by Fr. Pham and Fr. DiPerri

                     

Pre-Recorded Rosary and Adoration Services - Click Here

 

PLEASE DONATE TODAY

 

LIVESTREAMING OF MASS EVERY SUNDAY AT TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED until further notice

Every Sunday, even though we have resumed Sunday Mass outdoors, we will Livestream Mass here on our website, as well as on the Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Facebook page.   We are grateful to be able to bring the Mass to you in your homes.  Let us continue to pray for each other during this time.

 

Our Lady’s Church remains open daily from 8:00am-4:00pm with Eucharistic Exposition/Adoration for as long as we have limited volunteers present, practicing social distancing, according to State Health and Archdiocesan Guidelines. 

The hours of Eucharistic Exposition are Monday through Friday, after the 8:30am Mass until 2:00pm and Saturday from 3:00-5:00pm.

If you would like to volunteer an hour or so, call Sharon in the parish office at 781-894-3481 x2 or email her at parish@olca.org

Know of my continued prayers for you and your families.   May Mary, our Mother, continue to intercede for us before the Throne of the One God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  God bless you all.

Fr. DiPerri, Pastor

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During this most difficult time, please  remember your church.

We ask that you sign up for ONLINE GIVING or set us up automatically through your online banking so we receive payments regularly. 

You can also donate with your phone.  Open camera and hover over code and this will take you to our Online Giving form.  Fill out information on top of form and then scroll down to "One Time Donation".  Fill in payment information and submit.  This form of giving ensures a steady income for our Parish.

Collection envelopes/donations can also be mailed to the parish office or placed in secure boxes in church; monitored under camera surveillance.

 

 

 

 

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CARDINAL SEAN 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

Say NO to Expanded Abortion Access - Click on Link above and see how you can help.

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD--AGAIN!

During this time of uncertainty, please remember our parish.  Like yours, the bills don't stop.  Please send in your donation envelopes or sign up for online giving.

Click ONLINE GIVING.  This will ensure steady income for our parish during this most uncertain time.

COMMUNICATION

We will be communicating information to people via website, email and regular mail. 

Please make sure your contact information is up to date in the parish office.

Thank you. 

Cardinal Seán Message to Healthcare Workers

 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

Say NO to Expanded Abortion Access - Click on Link above and see how you can help.

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD--AGAIN!

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

 

CARDINAL STATEMENT  on Proposed Bills H3320 and S1209.

Link to Cardinal O'Malley's  statement on the ROE Act (Bills H3320 and S1209)

Links to Bill H3320 and S1209

Listen to Father DiPerri call for action on Palm Sunday weekend.

Following Cardinal O'Malley's Statement, LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD on the Proposed Bills.

"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." 

ONCE WE GET BACK TO NORMAL AFTER THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ENDS - OUR MASS SCHEDULE WILL GO BACK TO REGULAR.

REGULAR MASS SCHEDULE

Weekends
Saturday: As Announced
Sunday: As Announced


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


Sacrament of Reconciliation
As Announced


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


Anointing of the Sick                                                                                                     As Announced

HomeBound                                              Please contact the parish office to make arrangements. 

Rosary and Meditation                                                                   As Announced

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