OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION PARISH

Roman Catholic Church in Port Coquitlam, BC

MASS TIMES

Weekend Masses

  • Saturday: 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 9:00 am, 11:00 am & 4:00 pm

Weekday Masses

  • Monday 7:00am & 8:30am
  • Tuesday: 7:00am & 7:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:30am
  • Thursday: 7:00am & 8:30am
  • Friday 8:30am
    • And First Friday & Weekday Solemnities 7:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am
     
  • Lauds: Mon., Wed., Thur., Fri.: 8:15am Saturday: 8:45am
     
  • Sung Vespers & Benediction: Sunday: 3:30pm
     
  • Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet: Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat. after Morning Mass and Friday at 3:00 pm

CONFESSIONS

Saturdays: 9:30am 4:00-4:30pm
Weekdays:

  • Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. at 8:15am.
  • Tues. at 6:45pm.

LITURGY & DEVOTIONS

Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet:
Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat., after morning Mass and Friday at 3:00pm.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
(In the Chapel). We welcome everyone who wishes to spend an hour with our Lord.

N.B. As this is a ‘quiet space’, the Rosary will be recited in the Church, and 1 or 2 adorers need to go to the Chapel right after Mass.

BENEDICTIONS

Lauds: Mon., Wed., Thur., Fri. 8:15am
Saturday: 8:45am

Sung Vespers & Benediction: Sunday 3:30pm


APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION

EVANGELII GAUDIUM
(JOY OF THE GOSPEL)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

PEC MEETING: On Tuesday, Nov. 18 @ 7:30pm.

Next Week

ALTAR SERVERS’PRACTICE/MEETING & LUNCH: Will be held in Church and then the Centre for Lunch. Next Saturday Nov 22, from 11:00am-12:30pm. Hope to see as many altar servers as possible!

LIFETEEN: Our next LifeNite is Sunday Nov. 23rd, 5-7pm in the Parish Centre! Bring your voice and a friend.

Mark Your Calendar

PREP: Advent Wreath Making, Wed. Nov 26th @ 4 & 6 pm.

PEC MEETING: On Tues Dec 9th @ 7:30pm

SCHOOL CONFESSIONS: Wed Dec 10thfrom 9:30am-11:00am

PREP ADVENT CONFESSIONS: Wed Dec 10th @4/6/7pm

CARNEY CONFESSIONS: Thurs Dec 11th @ 10:00am.

SENIORS’ MASS OF ANOINTING: Wednesday, Dec 17th (Pope Francis’ 78th Birthday) at 11:00am, followed by Pre-Christmas Luncheon & Sing-along.

OLOA 4th ANNUAL CASH DRAW: There will be a cash draw coming on Dec.13, 2014 to the amount of $10,000! Proceeds will help with the mortgage of the new Church. Tickets will be available on Sunday, August 17 after each Mass. Your support is greatly needed, necessary and appreciated! We ask that all Parishioners participate by taking at least a booklet of 10 tickets to sell at 1 for $5.00, or 10 tickets for $50.00/book. Each booklet will contain 11 tickets and as a bonus for selling all 10 tickets, you will receive the 11th ticket for free to go into the draw. Our success will come when we work together as one family. Thank you in advance.

NB: As an incentive for selling Raffle Tickets.For each book of tickets sold and returned for the months from Sept-Dec 2014, the sellers name will be entered in a draw each month for a prize of $100.00.

To help manage our $300,000 annual mortgage, we have 4 major financial campaigns: Project Advance, Building Fund, Fall Fair, and Cash Draw. (Please note that the rules mean we use the proceeds from the Cash Draw only to help with the Church expenses.)

Parishioners’ weekend retreats at the Abbey in Mission BC:

2015- Feb 6-8th
2016- Feb 5-7th

More info to follow at a later date.

Ongoing

“LIVE GRATEFULLY, GIVE GENEROUSLY”

I hope you have enjoyed the wonderful weather that the Lord has given us this summer. As we go back to our final stretch of the year, we have received a total of $107,333.64!

In order to reach our $150,000 goal for this year we still need to raise $42,666.36 from our generous parishioners.

This weekend after mass, our volunteers will be here to receive your pledges and thereafter every 1st weekend of each until the end of the year.

Remember that at this point, all contributions now come back directly to our Parish. Thank you to all parishioners who are making this possible! REMEMBER: We accept your pledges in cash, cheques, credit cards, post-dated cheques, pre-authorized payments, and online at www.rcav.org. Our brochures, located at the vestibule of our Church, includes a pledge form and an envelope. You may drop your pledge form in the collection basket or at the Parish Office. God bless you all. José López - 2014 Project Advance Manager

RCIA Monday’s @ 7:00pm: We give thanks to God for a beautifully fruitful year. Four (4) people became Catholic, including 2 from other Christian denominations, and 3 Catholics completed their sacraments of initiation. God worked through the RCIA team in wonderful ways and their service and witness was incredible! Please think about anyone you know who is interested in becoming Catholic and growing in their faith. Sessions will start again in Sept under the leadership of Fr. Edwin Neufeld.

SUNDAY SUNG VESPERS & BENEDICTION IN THE CHAPEL @ 3:30PM: A beautiful way to enrich the Day of the Lord. 7AM WEEKDAY MASS MON/TUES& THURS:A beautiful way to start your day!

THE CHAPEL IS OPEN FOR VISITS: MON-FRI 9AM-7PM: Come and wind down & be before our Lord, present in the Blessed Sacrament. He is there for you!

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION IN OUR CHAPEL NB: Please note the Church is not open during weekly adoration.

Outside the Parish

SEMINARY OF CHRIST THE KING VOCATION LIVE-IN: On the weekend of November 14-16, there will be a vocation Live-In for boys or young men interested in the priesthood or the consecrated life, at the Seminary of Christ the King, Mission, BC. For more information call 1-604-826-8715,or you may pick up a form in the Vestibule.

Recent Parish Photos

Farewell Fr. Justin July 6-7, 2014

Parish Volunteer Dinner

Sacrament of Confirmation

First Holy Communion

Holy Week

new parishioners

NEW TO THE PARISH? If you are new to the Parish, please fill out a Registration Form available in the foyer and drop it in the Collection Basket. If you would like Donation Envelopes and/or the BC Catholic please remember to check the box on the registration form. For those already registered, any changes such as your address, tel. #, etc., please contact the Parish Office at 604 942-7808. Direct Deposit is a good option for your giving. The blue form for regular Sunday contribution is taken on the 1st of each month and the pink form for the Building Fund is taken on the 15th of each month.

NB: The Building Fund contributions are not taxed by the Diocese, whereas the regular Sunday contributions are taxed at 14%.

JOIN OUR PARISH

  • Our Parish Registration Form is available in the vestibule of the Church or click here to download Parish Registration Form
  • For more information about our Parish, click here.

Parish gROUPS

Please be advised that the Parish Centre is NOT available for use during July and August. Sunday’s Coffee and Donuts however will continue to occur in the Centre these months. The School is available these months by the usual one months’ notice given to the Parish Office. Thank you for your help.

Highlights

Archbishop Alexander Sample of the Diocese of Portland, Oregon helps us to understand the foundational role that the liturgy plays in rebuilding our Catholic faith: “I am solidly convinced that an authentic and faithful renewal and reform of the sacred liturgy is not only part of the New Evangelization-it is essential to its fruitfulness. The liturgy has the power to form and transform the Catholic faithful. We must live by the axiom, lex orandi, lex credendi (the law of praying is the law of believing).What we celebrate in the Mass expresses the essential content of the faith, and it also reinforces our faith when celebrated well and with fidelity. The liturgy both teaches us and expresses what we believe. If we do not get the sacred liturgy right, I fear that we will just be spinning our wheels rather than getting the New Evangelization going in the right direction. If we are transformed by the sacred liturgy, then we,as believers, can help transform the culture.