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

SUNDAY 11:00 AM MASS CHOIR: Is inviting new men and women to join us. No previous choir experience is necessary, only the ability to carry a tune is required. Practices are on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm. Also, men interested in joining the Schola Cantorum that also sings at the 11am Sunday Mass are welcome. Anyone interested please call Peter Mulholland at 604-626-1997, or email him at petermulholland@mac.com, or simply visit the choir loft after the 11am Sunday Mass.

AGELESS WONDERS: Potluck lunch on Tuesday, Oct 14 at 12:30 pm at Rita Doran’s, 3125 Seymour Street, PoCo, Tel No. 604 941-1723. Come and have fun and enjoy the food and the camaraderie.

THE HEART OF A WOMAN
One day retreat for all Women, married or single, with special invitation to Mothers of students attending Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School.
Featuring: Heather Khym of Life Restoration.
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Our Lady of Assumption Parish Centre.
3141 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC
Cost: $40, pay cash or cheque to OLOA Parish.
For more information and registration details click here.

Next Week

AfterLife: The next night on the study of Genesis to Jesus is Thursday, October 23rd at 7:30 pm, OLA school Music Room. Teens from grades 8-12 are all welcome!

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016, Krakow: Information meeting Saturday, October 25th 2014 at 7pm, Assumption Parish Centre. For more details, email Jenn Lazar (jennifer.lazar@shaw.ca).

Mark Your Calendar

CWL GENERAL MEETING: On Tuesday, Oct 28th @ 7:30pm

ALL SOULS: November is a special month in which we remember at the Altar those who have died. “All Souls” envelopes are provided in the Vestibule for these intentions. Please note that one Mass will be celebrated for each envelope received during November and these will be placed on the Altar through November. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.

BY THE DOMINICAN SISTERS: On November 8, 2014@ 10am- 1pm (2 Talks) ½ Day Recollection Benediction and Lunch will be served.

HUGE Garage Sale: Archbishop Carney’s Annual Garage Sale Fundraiser on October 25 (Saturday) 8:30am - 3:00pm October 26 (Sunday)9:30am –1:30pm Come and support the school!1335 Dominion Ave.Port Coquitlam, BC Great bargains on all types of household items, tools, books, infant and child items, clothing,sporting goods, fitness equipment,recreational items, entertainment, decorations, knickknacks, toys, furniture and muchmore!

PARISH ANNUAL FALL FAIR Saturday, November 15 @ 9:30am-3:30pm To help make this event a success we are asking for donations for:

  • Silent Auction,
  • Crafts,
  • Baking,
  • and Garage Sale!
It always proves to be a great fundraiser for the Parish and a fun event for the whole community! Let your friends know! We ask for your continued support in donations and volunteer hours! NB. Items for the Silent Auction (New items only), please bring to the Parish Office; For the Bake Sale, please drop off Friday, Nov.14 from 3:15-10pm or Saturday, Nov 15 in the morning; Items for the Garage Sale, drop off times to be announced.

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

LifeCanada and Signal Hill invite you to join us for the 2014 National Pro Life Conference, “Loving Life Now, Sharing Our Story” to be held October 23-25, 2014 at the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC. Our amazing speaker line up include, Fr. Tom Lynch of Priests for Life Canada, Jason Jones, Film Producer, and Destiny Herdon De La Rosa of New Wave Feminists, to name but a few. For more information please contact Signal Hill @604532-0023 or the Events Section at www.thesignalhill.com NB: Brochures are 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.