Our Lady's Parish

A Community of Faith Rooted in the Eucharist

SUNDAY OUTDOOR MASS - OCTOBER 25

 

FR. DIPERRI'S UPDATES - OCTOBER 23, 2020

OUTDOOR CONFESSIONS: Saturday's – 3 to 4 p.m. 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION will meet Sunday's from 9:50-10:50 a.m.

OUR LADY’S ACADEMY – thankfully completed 7 weeks of on-site classes.  I will continue teaching the various grades throughout the week, along with Fr. Francis Pham offering Eucharistic Exposition/Adoration to various classes.

CHURCH OPEN for Personal Prayer:

  • Monday through from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
  • Sunday’s the church will be open for personal prayer after the 11:45 a.m. Mass until 4:00 p.m.

EUCHARISTIC EXPOSITION AND ADORATION: Dependent on Adorers prior signing up by contacting Sharon at the parish office to sign-up as an assigned Adorer: 781-894-3481 x2 or parish@olca.org   (Hours of Eucharistic Exposition may change due to Funeral, Baptism or Wedding)  

  • Monday through Friday - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.     
  • Saturday - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

DAILY MASS: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday – 8:30 a.m. (Occasionally Wednesday – as announced at the prior Tuesday Mass)

EUCHARISTIC HOLY HOUR FOR OUR NATION - Exposition and Adoration

  • NEXT Friday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Church with Fr. DiPerri. Will also be Livestreamed on Parish Facebook page as well as on olca.org

WINTER CALENDAR "MEATS 'N MORE-PART 2: Taking the place of this years Turkey-Rama.  Click HERE to see the letter and prizes and click HERE to view the calendar. 

Many thanks to all who support the good works of the parish through volunteerism and by their financial contributions.

Thanks to Jason Sweeney, school parent, parish finance council and school board member, for his Grand Annual remarks at last Sunday’s Mass.  Please support our 2020-2021 Grand Annual Campaign. Contributions may be mailed to Our Lady’s Parish, 920R Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452 or you can pay by credit card online by clicking Donate Now and scrolling down to "One Time Donation".

Please know of my prayers for you and your family.  Kindly keep me in your prayers.

Fr. James M. DiPerri, Pastor


OUR LADY'S PARISH - GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION

Fr. DiPerri's Grand Annual letter has been mailed, you should have received it by now. If you have not received it, please call Sharon in the parish office 781-894-3481 x2 and she will mail one out to you. If you are not registered as a parishioner, please call the office to register. 

In the 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.  Thank you in advance for your continued support of our parish.

Click HERE to read the Grand Annual Letter 

Click HERE to see Financial Report mailed with the letter    

 

 CARDINAL SEAN O'MALLEY STATEMENT ON MASSACHUSETTS ROE ACT LEGISLATION

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE CONVOCATION

Racial Justice...What can we do?  Join the virtual event on November 7, 2020 - REGISTER HERE

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

LETTER FROM THE US CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS

Click HERE for two prayers written by Pope Francis for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He is asking people to recite the Rosary and pray these prayers afterward especially during the month of May.

 

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 for now, we will Livestream Mass here on our website, as well as on the Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Facebook page as long as the technology and internet are working.  We had some heat issues the weekend of June 20/21 where the phones were overheating while recording the Mass.  Until all are able to join together in our Church to celebrate Mass, we will 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.

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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