OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION PARISH

Roman Catholic Church in Port Coquitlam, BC

MASS TIMES

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

  • Palm Sunday Masses: Sat., Apr. 12: 5 pm Sun., Apr.13 9 & 11am, 4 pm
  • Holy Week Masses: Mon.,Apr. 14 : 8:30 am& 7:00pm Tue., Apr.15: 7 am & 7:00 pm
  • (Stations of the Cross Tue@ 6:45pm) Wed., Apr. 16: 8:30am
  • Holy Thursday, Apr. 17: Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7pm (No morning Mass) Confessions: 8:30 – 9:00 pm Adoration: 8:30 pm - Midnight
  • Good Friday, Apr. 18:
    • Confessions: 10:30 – 11:00 am
    • Liturgy of Good Friday: 12 noon & 3 pm
  • Holy Saturday, Apr. 19 (No Confessions today)
    • Blessing of Easter Baskets: 11:30 am in the Gym
    • Easter Vigil Mass: 9:00 pm
  • Easter Sunday Masses, Apr. 20 9am,11 am & 1:00pm (No 4pm Mass)

Weekend Masses

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

Weekday Masses

  • Monday 8:30 am & 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am
  • Thursday: 7:00 am & 8:30 am
  • Friday 8:30 am
    (First Fridays 7:00pm)
  • Saturday: 9:00 am
     
  • Weekday Solemnities 7:00 pm

CONFESSIONS

Saturdays: 9:30am 4:00-4:30pm
Weekdays: Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8:15am.


Confession Times

  • On Saturday Dec 7 there will be no 9:30am confessions
  • Saturdays: 9:30am-10:00am and 4:00pm-4:30pm
  • Weekdays (Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.) 8:15am.

PARISH ADVENT PENITENTIAL SERVICES

Here at Assumption on Sunday, December 15th at 7:00 pm.

Penitential Service at our neighbours are all at 7pm:

  • Thur, Dec 12 St. Joseph’s, Port Moody & St. Peter’s, New West
  • Sun, Dec 15 Our Lady of the Assumption
  • Mon, Dec 16 OLO Fatima, Coq
  • Tues, Dec. 17:St. Patrick, Mple Rdge St. Francis de Sales, Bby
  • Wed, Dec. 18: All Saints, Coq. & Holy Spirit, N.W
  • Thur, Dec. 19: St Luke’s, Mple Rdge&OL.Lourdes, Coq.
  • Fri, Dec 20 Sts. Cyr/Meth,N.W
  • Sun., Dec. 22: St. Michael’s, Bby
  • Mon Dec. 23 St. Clare’s, Coq. & OLMercy, Bby

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)

OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO THE BISHOPS, CLERGY, CONSECRATED PERSONS AND THE LAY FAITHFUL ON THE PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL IN TODAY’S WORLD. READ MORE...

"JOIN THE 2014 LENTEN CHALLENGE"

Fridays During Lent, in the Parish Centre @ 9:15am - 10:15am. Everyone is welcome


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

PALM SUNDAY MASS begins with the blessing of the Palms outside the Church, weather permitting. Parishioners could gather at the front entrance of the Church.

TWO POPES,TWO SAINTS: CANONIZATION CELEBRATION On Divine Mercy Sunday April 27 @ 2:00pm Pacific Coliseum (PNE). Mass begins @3:00pm. Tickets are available at the Parish Office. (First come first serve basis).If interested in car pooling, you may leave your name with the Parish Office.

PARISH LENTEN MISSION

We ask your help to spread the word. The Preacher will be given by Fr. Emmerich Vogt OP, a well-known priest of the Holy Name Province of the Dominican Order and is currently ministering with Western Dominican Preaching. For the past 29 years, he has been involved in giving retreats to Mother Teresa’s priests and sisters in Mexico, Portland, Guatemala, Calcutta and Africa. We would certainly encourage everyone to not miss this event. “SPIRITUAL HEALING-Monday –Thursday March 24-27, 2014 at Our Lady of The Assumption Parish. Morning Conference 9am-10am or Evening Conference7-8pm Do your good feelings about yourself depend on being liked by other people? Are your happiness and peace dependent on pleasing others? Do you feel like you give a lot and get little in return? Do you freeze up emotionally when you are in conflict? Do you have difficulty asking for what you want? Do you have difficulty saying “NO”? If you can answer “yes” to some of the above questions, then this Parish Mission is for you! Come and bring a friend!”

NB: Please note that there will be no 4:00-4:30pm Confessions on Saturday, Feb 8th.

We Do This Together

Our Lady of the Assumption School has kicked off their 5-year fundraising campaign called "We Do This Together". Read more...

Ready Set Learn for 3 and 4 Year Olds Our Lady of Assumption School, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, will be hosting a complimentary Early Literacy Workshop. Read more...

View the Parish Video (Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music & Divine)

LENTEN REFLECTION: WHEN TO FORGIVE?

Mayo Clinic staff says these are signs that it may be time to consider forgiveness: Dwelling on the events surrounding the offense: Hearing from others that you have a chip on your shoulder or that you’re wallowing in self-pity; Being avoided by family and friends because they don’t enjoy being around you; Having angry outbursts at the smallest perceived slights; Often feeling misunderstood; Drinking excessively, smoking, or using drugs to try to cope with your pain; Having symptoms of depression or anxiety; Being consumed by a desire for revenge or punishment; Automatically thinking the worst about people or situations; Regretting the loss of a valued relationship; Reeling like your life lacks meaning or purpose; Feeling at odds with your religious or spiritual beliefs. The bottom line is that you may have to consider forgiveness when you feel miserable in your current life.

First Communion & Confirmation

Do you have children receiving the Sacraments of 1st Holy Communion, 1st Penance or Confirmation this year? If so, please note these dates on your home calendar. Parents’ Holy Communion meeting, Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 at 7:00pm. NB: Mandatory–One parent required to attend

First Commmunion will take place here on Sunday, May 4 at 1:00pm.

Confirmation will take place here on Sunday, May 18 at 11:00 am . Celebrant:Archbishop J.M. Miller, CSB

ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES

(Blessing and distribution of Ashes) here at Assumption: Masses are Wednesday, March 05. Ash Wednesday is a day of prayer, fast, and abstinence.

- 8:30 am Mass
-11:00 am Archbishop Carney School Mass
- 7:00 pm Mass

Although the Church permits the penance of ABSTINENCE FROM MEAT ages 13-103 years on Fridays to be substituted by another act of penance (e.g. prayer for the poor or the believer), these substitutions may not be done on Ash Wednesday or Good Friday. Also, all Catholics aged 18-59 are to FAST these days (e.g. one main meal and two small meals. NO snacks!).

2013 Tax Receipts:

Both Parish and Project Advance Income Tax Receipts (together in one envelope), will be available for pickup Next Sunday Feb 16 in the Vestibule. Any queries? Please call Office at 604-942-7808.

MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL MILLER

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

The Philippines were struck by the worst disaster in their history when Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the country. Nearly 10 million people are in need of aid and hundreds of thousands have been forced from their homes. Pope Francis has urged us to help our brothers and sisters in the Philippines concretely, as well as through prayer. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace are launching an emergency humanitarian campaign. On Sunday, November 24, at all Masses, a special second collection in the Archdiocese will be taken for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Their most urgent needs are food and water. Development and Peace’s main partners in the Philippines is coordinating the distribution of food and shelter for those suffering this catastrophe. Donations made to Development and Peace for relief efforts are eligible for the matching fund program announced by the Canadian government. Donations will be matched until December 9,2013. In order to make your donation, please make your cheques payable to your parish or donate online at www.devp.org. In addition, Couples for Christ, through Answering the Cry of the Poor (ANCOP International Canada) has a close connection with the Filipino community and with the Philippines. They will be collecting funds for CFCANCOP Foundation Philippines who will be involved more specifically in long-term rebuilding of houses and communities. I urge you to be as generous as you can in the Philippines’ moment of need. With gratitude for your generosity toward those stricken and with my prayers for you and your family, I remain

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Michael Miller, CSB
Archbishop of Vancouver


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CHURCH CONTACT

  • Address: 3141 Shaughnessy St. Port Coquitlam, British Columbia Canada V3B 4L2
  • Rectory Office: Tel: 604-942-7808
  • Fax: 604-942-7400
  • Office Hours: Tues.-Fri., 9am to 12 noon & 1pm-4pm
  • Email: assumptionofmary@shaw.ca
  • Appointments are to be pre-arranged by phone during Office hours.
  • Emergencies at anytime.

SCHOOLS CONTACT

Our Lady of the Assumption School

Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School

  • 1335 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada V3B 8G7
  • Tel: 604 942 7465
  • Fax: 604 942 5289
  • Website: acrss.org
  • Principal: Mrs. Lorraine Paruzzolo

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Registration Form

  • Our Parish Registration Form is available in the vestibule of the Church or click here to download Parish Registration Form