Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church

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Campaign Update

 

Dear Parishioners,

The theme, our Lady Our Parish, Our Legacy, places us securely under the protection of Mary who guides her faithful people in fulfilling the mission of Jesus. It highlights the importance of our parish community made up of people who make OLA what it is - welcoming, prayerful, compassionate, and generous. It inspires us to create a legacy of our own.

The good news is that OLA has announced the $3.2 million milestone for our capital campaign as of October 2018. If all goes well, we should begin the work of renovating the church in November. We are deeply grateful for the generous contributions of time, talent and treasure which are building an important legacy of faith and service at OLA.

Now is the ideal time to complete your pledge or make a contribution to the capital campaign. You might also consider a bequest to the parish from your estate or retirement fund. Please contact Neomi Torres, Director of Parish Administration, for more information or assistance at (909) 626-3596, ext. 4203.

Fr. Charles Ramirez

 Update on start of construction: November, 2018

The time is fast approaching when we will move out of our familiar church into a new, temporary worship space. It will be a time of waiting and anticipation, adaptation and sacrifice… but we will do it together!

The final weekend for Masses in the church will be Nov. 3-4. The move to our temporary worship space will take place the week of Nov. 5-9 under the capable direction of Fr. Ron Clark. There will be no Masses that week at OLA. The climate-controlled structure will be suitably decorated and filled with the old pews from our church (ultimately to be replaced). It will be located in the northeast corner of our parking lot. Cars will be permitted to park on the grass during the weekends. Handicapped parking and patio activities will also move closer to the tent. The first weekend for worship in the new space will be the weekend of Nov. 10-11.

Our church and patio will become a construction zone, with all necessary safety features. Regular updates on the work-in-progress will be made to the parish as we repair the roof and strengthen the structure, construct a spacious new foyer, build accessible bathrooms, and install a beautiful reredos behind the altar. See this website for details.

By the grace of God, our plans have come together for the modernization and renovation of our church. The capital campaign has collected $3.2 million, the City has issued all the required permits, and Archdiocese has approved our designs, project manager, construction company and finances. Let the work begin!

Fr. Charles Ramirez, Pastor

 

P.S. Questions may be addressed to Neomi Torres, Director of Parish Administration in the OLA office, at (909) 626-3596 or ntorres@olaclaremont.org.