OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION PARISH

Roman Catholic Church in Port Coquitlam, BC

MASS TIMES

Christmas and New Year's Masses

  • Wednesday, December 24 4:00pm & 6:00pm
  • Thursday, December 25 12 midnight, 9:00am and 11:00am
  • Wednesday, December 31 5:00 pm & (Adoration (Holy Hour): 11pm-Midnight in Church)
  • Thursday, January 1 9:00 am & 11:00 am

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)

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...

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Assumption Church Open House: Thuesday December 16,2014 from 9:00am to 6:30pm. Our Lady of the Assumption Parish celebrates its 80th year and 3rd year of our new Church. We will hold an Open House and a tour of the Church and the bell tower.

SENIORS’ MASS OF ANOINTING: Wednesday, Dec 17th (Pope Francis’ 78th Birthday) at 11:00am, followed by Pre-Christmas Luncheon & Sing-along. Please Sign up on the sheet provided for anointing, but no need to sign up for the lunch.

    Here at Assumption, there will be several (10) priests hearing your Confessions.

  1. Penitential Service at our neighbours are all at 7pm:
  2. Tues. Dec 9, St. Patrick, M. Ridge & St. Clare’s, Coq.
  3. Thur, Dec 11, St. Peter’s, New West.
  4. Sun, Dec 14, Our Lady of the Assumption
  5. Mon, Dec 15, Sts. Cyril and Methodius, New West.
  6. Tues, Dec. 16, St Luke’s, M. Ridge & OLO Mercy, Bby.
  7. Wed, Dec. 17, All Saints’, Coq. & OLO Lourdes, Coq.
  8. Thur, Dec. 18, St. Joseph’s, Port Moody & Holy Spirit, New West.
  9. Sun. Dec 21, St. Michael’s, Bby.
  10. Mon Dec. 22, St. Francis de Sales, Bby.
  11. Tues Dec. 23, OLO Fatima, Coq.

LIFETEEN: It's that time of year! We want to invite all teens (13-18 years) to our Annual Christmas Gathering, Sunday December 21st, 5-8pm, in the Parish Centre. Lots of food, games, Christmas cheer. Bring a little something for the gift exchange if you'd like to participate ($2-$5).

2015 CHURCH DONATION ENVELOPES: are available for pickup today. Please be reminded not to use your 2015 envelopes until January 1st (your envelope numbers will change each year). Also, a 2015 Religious calendar is available for pickup at the same time. One per family please. (First come first serve only for families who pick up there Envelopes. Left overs in two week)

PANCAKE BREAKFAST on Sunday: Dec.14, in the School Gym hosted by the Knights of Columbus. An excellent and inexpensive, delicious breakfast!

SENIORS’ MASS OF ANOINTING: Wednesday, Dec 17th (Pope Francis’ 78th Birthday) at 11:00am, followed by Pre-Christmas Luncheon & Sing-along. Please Sign up on the sheet provided for anointing, but no need to sign up for the lunch.

ASSUMPTION CHURCH OPEN HOUSE Reserve this date: Tuesday, December 16, 2015, from 9:00 am till 6:30 pm. OLOA celebrates its 80th year and our new Church its 3rd year. We will hold an Open House with a tour of the Church and its bell tower. A Mass will be held at 7:00 pm, followed by a reception at 7:45 pm at the Assumption Centre. More info to come.

Next Week

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: To decorate the Church on Monday December 22, @ 9:00am

CHRISTMAS STAR TREE: During the Season of Advent, the decorated tree in Assumption Centre will have stars on it - we invite you to take a star (which has a gender & age on it) to give a present to a child in need for Christmas. Please place the present & star under the tree. Thank you & God Bless! Please return by Friday December 19th

New Year's Eve Dinner / Dance on Wednesday December 31, 2014 at Assumption School Gym, Doors open at 6, dinner at 7pm. Tickets are $50 per person, includes dinner, dancing, champagne Partial proceeds go to Assumption Parish and the good works of the K of C For tickets, please contact Loy Tetangco 604-468-0172

Mark Your Calendar

Jan 24th, 2015 from 9am-3pm at Good Shepherd Parish, Surrey. Fr Ron will be attending. If you are interested in joining him there please call the Parish Office @ 604-942-7808.

Come to the Table: The next date for the community kitchen is Saturday, January 24th, 2015 – sign-up sheets for the 2015 year are in the Parish Centre kitchen, Please sign up if interested in helping! For more information, contact Maureen (604-949-1222) or Jenn (604-220-8343). Thank you & God Bless!

Weekend Retreat at Westminster Abbey, Misson: Friday Feb 6th @7:30pm – Sunday Feb 8th 1:30pm/2015. “The Road to Christian Maturity” Retreat Master: Fr. Lawrence Donnelly, pastor of St Jude’s parish, Vancouver. Cost per person $155.00

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

Parish Choir Advent Concert 2014

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.