St. Clare of Assisi Church
Coquitlam BC

V3B 4T5





Who we are

St Clare of Assisi is a young parish – just 10 years old in 2009. We began under the guidance of Father Craig Scott and he continues to lead us today together with our patron Saint, St Clare of Assisi. St Clare’s name means bright, clear and brilliant – and she is the brilliant light that guides our parish.

Parishioners of St Clare’s are from a diverse mix of ethnic backgrounds. We have approximately 950 registered families where English is the dominant language spoken at home but there are 21 different languages also spoken.

St Clare is a welcoming parish and encourages families with small children to participate in all of our masses.

St Clare's offers a wide range of music styles to suit all ages and tastes.

Our goal as a parish is to be the bright light that guides all of our parishioners to be true disciples of Christ.



Church Address

St. Clare of Assisi
2888 Delahaye Drive
Coquitlam, BC V3B 4T5
Canada
Phone: 604-941-4800
Fax: 604-941-8911
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Church Pastor

Fr. Maciej Wos, SDS
Fr. Maciej Wos, SDS
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2888 Delahaye Drive
Coquitlam, BC V3B 4T5
Canada
Phone: 604-941-4800
Fax: 604-941-8911
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John 15:16

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

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1320 Johnson Street
Coquitlam, BC
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St. Clare of Assisi Church Coquitlam Mass Times

Sunday Masses:

Saturday 5:00pm
Sunday 8:30am 11:00am 5:00pm
Spanish Mass Sunday 6:30pm

Weekday Masses:

8:45am Morning Prayer
9:00am Mass followed by Rosary

Confessions:

Saturday May 16 3:30-5:00 pm

By appointment by emailing Fr. Maciej

Confessions are now heard in the Crying Room (by the washrooms on the east side of the church) NOT in the confessional.

We are happy to see you back!

The Church is open in a limited capacity of 50 people per Mass. We are back to our regular Mass schedule however you have to register for every Mass you would like to attend. You do not have to be a parishioner to register for Masses at St. Clare. You can now register for Mass up to 7 days ahead. The new calendar for registration is opening-up 7 days forwards.
All the faithful in the Archdiocese of Vancouver remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass during this initial reopening phase. Furthermore, they are not required to attend a weekday Mass in place of the Sunday Liturgy.
We will continue to live stream Sunday Mass for all our visitors, guests and parishioners!
The new temporary guidelines for attending St. Clare Church:

Please register online, on our parish website. As you reserve your seat, please be mindful of other parishioners. The deadline to register for any available space is Friday 3 pm for the weekend Masses, including Monday. For all other Masses, closing time is 3 pm a day before the booking date.
Only if you do not have access to a computer, feel free to contact Louanne at 778-712-0890 for help to register for the Mass. The office staff and volunteers have no special access to the masses, there is no advance booking nor is there a waiting list.
If you are not registered for a Mass, you will not be allowed to enter the church. There are no walk-ins and no exceptions.
Please be aware there will be only one main door open for entering the church (a registration check). All the seating in church is clearly marked for maintaining social distance. Members of the same household may be seated together.
If possible, come with your own hand sanitizer and mask if you want to use it. This is encouraged but not mandatory.
All the restrooms will be closed until further notice.
For Spanish Mass on Sunday, please contact OLS Parish to register for this Mass by email:[email protected] or by phone 604-254-0691.

Fr. Maciej Wos, SDS

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To attend mass, please register as space is very limited. Only confirmed registrants will be allowed to enter the church.

https://stclare.ca/register-to-attend-mass/

Sunday Mass Available

Watch St Clare parish weekly Sunday Mass on our YouTube Channel. Updated every week.
Live Streaming on Saturday at 5:00pm with a Higher Quality version available at 7:30pm (Saturday)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIlrbElxWaHuBLzgM_uPrcw

Mass Times last updated on the 14th of July, 2020
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- Altar Server
- Sacristan
- Music Ministry
- Extraordinary Ministers
- Lector
- Flower Arranger
- Collection Counting

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- PREP
- Children’s Liturgy
- Youth Ministry
- RCIA
- Bible Study
- Prayer Chain
- Mothers Prayer Groups

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- CWL
- Knights of Columbus
- Legion of Mary
- Secular Franciscans
- Prayer Shawl

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- Greeters
- Senior's Group
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History of St. Clare of Assisi Church Coquitlam

Nestled in a mountainside in the City of Coquitlam (originally “Kwayquitlam” from the T-Kamanynu language spoken by the Indians of Burrard Inlet. The name means “little salmon by the river”) lies a piece of land so Franciscan in its nature that the parish to be established there could not be named for any other than St. Clare of Assisi.

The rectory is situated on the corner of Johnson Street and Delahaye, and from there, on a clear sunny morning, the glorious view of the City is superceded only by the majesty of Mount Baker in Washington State, resplendent in its year-round covering of snow. The mountain was originally named ‘La Gran Montagna Carmelita’ by Spanish explorer Manuel Quimper in 1790 because it reminded him of the flowing white robes of the Carmelites. (In 1792 Captain George Vancouver renamed it Mount Baker after Lieutenant Joseph Baker who spotted the mountain from the deck of Vancouver’s ship “Discovery”.)

Another mountain, reminiscent of Mount Subiaso in Assisi, rises beyond the property to the north-east. The lush forest on the property, with its seemingly mile-high walnut and pine trees, blackberry bushes and assorted varieties of other greenery, provides homes and sustenance for the deer, the raccoons, the chipmunks and squirrels, and the occasional bears and cougars that choose to wander through the area.

Purchased in 1990 with funds provided through Project Advance, the Archdiocese of Vancouver maintained the property until the population and circumstances in the area became such that a new parish was deemed viable. On June 24, 1999, Archbishop Adam Exner announced the establishment of the new parish, and named Father Craig Scott as its pastor.

With no building of our own to hold a large group of people, the first parish meeting was held July 13, 1999 in the neighbouring All Saints’ Parish gymnasium. One hundred and seventy-four people attended. A number of names for the new parish were suggested, and the top three choices were submitted to the archbishop.

On August 11, 1999, Archbishop Exner announced that the new parish was to be named “St. Clare of Assisi”. As Francis and Clare were companions in life, this was to be a companion parish to Vancouver’s St. Francis of Assisi Parish, which has existed since 1924. Coincidentally, perhaps, and to the surprise of many, including the archbishop, August 11 is St. Clare’s Feast Day, a most appropriate date for such an announcement.

Our first parish Masses were held on September 18 and 19, 1999 at Eagle Ridge United Church, with approximately 300 people in attendance at each Mass. Our Financial and Building Committees met later that same month, and since our property was not yet zoned for public assembly, their first priority was to begin the process to change the zoning. Little did we know the process would take more than two years.

October 4 is the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, Clare’s mentor and closest friend. Our first ‘Blessing of the Animals’ was held on this weekend in 1999, a celebration we continue on an annual basis.

By the summer of 2000, our parish numbers had grown so much that the facilities at Eagle Ridge United Church were no longer adequate in themselves, and a third Mass was added in September, in the gym at Bramblewood Elementary School.
Our parish has a history of supporting those who diligently give their time and talents to make possible the building of our new hall, church and school. Our fundraising efforts have proven to be successful, and the parish support of Project Advance has been phenomenal. We appreciate the efforts, the sacrifice and the generosity of others who have supported Project Advance in past years, and have made the purchase of our property by the Archdiocese of Vancouver possible.

St. Clare of Assisi Parish will become a focal point for those living in the area, and for those driving by. Our plans include a park-like setting beckoning visitors to “Come and rest a while. ‘I’ am here.”

On Friday, October 4, 2002, the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, Father Scott offered our first Daily Mass in what used to be the meeting room at the rectory. 18 parishioners were welcomed to this first ever Mass on our property, and we even had one altar server.

Work on the property commenced immediately, and parishioners and the general public were welcomed to an Open House on October 3, 2003, the day before the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi.

On October 11, Archbishop Adam Exner blessed the new St. Clare of Assisi Parish Hall that temporarily functions as our church.

Over the years, our parish has continued to grow in numbers and in the services provided to our parishioners and the community. The parish received an “Accessibility Award” from the City of Coquitlam in 2004. We now have a CWL, Knights of Columbus, Childrens’ Liturgy, a choir at each of our four Masses, a Mothers’ Prayer Group, a Bible Study Group, Stewardship Committee, Parish Council, and the list continues. With a full house at almost every Mass, and an overflowing parking lot, the sacrifices of our parishioners, the outpouring of volunteers sharing their talent, and the overwhelming generosity of donors to both the parish and through Project Advance, we have paid off the mortgage on our hall. We are now beginning the process of saving to build St. Clare of Assisi Church.   Edit


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