CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE—MISSION STATEMENT
The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is a national organization rooted in gospel values and calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God.
At The Parish level, we are a dedicated group of women who serve our parish and community.
Come and join us, please contact the parish office for more details.
THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PORT COQUITLAM COUNCIL # 9125
The Knights of Columbus, Port Coquitlam Council # 9125, is an organized group of Catholic gentlemen, committed to enhancing our faith in God, supporting and assisting our parish Priest, our parish school, youth, families, our community and our sick and distressed.
Port Coquitlam Council # 9125 was officially formed on September 26th, 1985 by Fr. Vermeulen, District Deputy Marcel Bruno and Charter Grand Knight Tony Badowski.
Eighteen Knights from Port Coquitlam area transferred from Coquitlam Council # 5540 to form the nucleus of our council.
Our council immediately flourished and became a strong force in our parish and community as noted by our many star Council Awards.
If you would like to learn more about becoming a Knight, please contact the parish office.
LEGION OF MARY
The Legion of Mary is an Association of Catholics who with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of all Graces (who is fair as the moon, bright as the sun, and -to satan and his legionaries – terrible as any army set in battle array), have formed themselves into a Legion of service in the warfare which is perpetually waged in the Church against the world and its evil powers. “The whole life of men, both individual and social, shows itself to be a struggle, and a dramatic one, between good and evil, between light and darkness.” (GS.13)
The legionaries hope to render themselves worthy of their great heavenly Queen by their loyalty, their virtues, and their courage. The Legion of Mary is therefore organized on the model of an army, principally on that of the army of ancient Rome, the terminology of which is adopted also. But the army and the arms of legionaries of Mary are not of this world. The spirit of the Legion of Mary is Mary herself and especially aspires after her many virtues, her self-sacrificing love of God and above all her unequaled faith. The Legion of Mary was founded by Frank Duff from Dublin, Ireland on September 7, 1921. His profound insights into the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the plan of Redemption, as also into the role of the lay faithful in the mission of the Church, are reflected in the Handbook of the Legion of Mary which is almost entirely his composition.
Mary, Queen of Peace Praesidium was founded in November 1987 based here at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish. The members meet every Saturday morning at 10:15 where they make report on their assignments doing weekly Home Visitation to families with two statues of Our Lady to propagate Family Rosary and Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Mary, pastoral care at Riverview Hospital, Hawthorne Care Centre, Kingsway Port Coquitlam Pre-Trial Centre, visiting the sick and those who call for prayerful support under special circumstances. They help in the spiritual growth of the young ones in the parish through the formation of the Junior Praesidium members and meet with them every Friday at 3:00 pm. The children are guided in praying the Holy Rosary, study the handbook and its application and require them to do service hours, especially among members preparing for the Sacraments. The work of evangelization is a continual task of each member and the spiritual life of the parish is their specific goal.
The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active cooperation, under ecclesiastical guidance, in Mary’s and the Church’s work of crushing the head of the serpent and advancing the reign of Christ. Subject to the approval of the Concilium, and to the restrictions specified in the official handbook of the Legion, the Legion of Mary is at the disposal of the Bishop of the Diocese and the Parish Priest for any and every form of social service and Catholic action which authorities may deem suitable to the legionaries and useful for the welfare of the Church.
Find out more about the Legion of Mary please contact the Parish Office.