Today, the Church embarks on a forty-day retreat called Lent to prepare for the celebration of Easter. We join with the elect, those preparing to receive the three sacraments of initiation at Easter, in slowing down and considering the places in our lives that need to be transformed.The three disciplines of the Lenten season, prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, help us open ourselves to God’s goodness and can draw us closer to the heart of Christ. Catholics 18-59 years of age in good health must fast (only one full meal) on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. In addition, all Catholics age 14 and older must abstain from meat Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.
OLA Ash Wednesday
Masses in church
6:30 a.m., 8:15 a.m., 11 a.m.
5:30 p.m. (English)
7 p.m. Spanish
8:30 p.m. (Vietnamese)
Prayer services in auditorium
4:15 p.m. (English/Spanish)
6 p.m. (English)
7:30 p.m. English/Spanish)
We are a Catholic community of believers, 5,000 families strong, located in the beautiful college town of Claremont, California, in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley. We are a vibrant and diverse faith community, dedicated to Eucharistic worship and a sacramental life, sharing the Gospel, supporting each other and our community through more than 70 ministries and outreach programs, and promoting social justice. We are home to one of the leading K-8 schools in the Los Angeles Archdiocese, as well as thriving Vietnamese and Spanish-speaking faith communities of more than 700 families each. We invite you to visit us, worship with us, and join us as we strive to live out our commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Questions? Please call our parish office at (909) 626-3596 or contact us by email.
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Thriving Marriages Workshop
Couples in every kind of relationship... seriously dating,l engaged, newlywed, married... will be informed and energized by our upcoming workshop at OLA on Saturday, Feb. 21, the first in a series of five. Our dynamic speakers are renowned for their expertise. More...
Plan a tour of OLA School
Applications for new students are now being accepted. Call any time for information or to arrange a tour at (909) 626-7135. Inquire about our pre-kinder class for four-year-olds, or learn why OLA graduates are tops on high school entrance exams. Our school has a proud tradition of excellence since 1955. More
Safeguard the Children
Safeguard the Children is a comprehensive program designed to promote a safe environment for children, youth and vulnerable adults and prevent child sexual abuse. Read more about how our parish is working to protect God's Children. More..
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