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Parish Life at St Clare's

The Secular Franciscans are the lay branch of the order of St. Francis of Assisi. The Franciscan order is comprised of four main groups. The first is the order of Franciscan Friars, the second order is comprised of the Sisters of St Clare of Assisi commonly referred to as the Poor Clares. The third is the Third Order Regular comprised of the men and women religious. The fourth group is comprised of lay men and women who after a period of discernment and formation make a life long commitment to live the Gospel life in the spirit of St Francis of Assisi. Secular Franciscans are active in their parishes and serve in many roles.

Our primary focus is to be witnesses to the Gospel by bringing Gospel values into all areas of the secular world by our example of living and by words if needed. Any practicing Catholic is welcome to attend our gatherings that take place the last Saturday of each month (except July and August) at 10am in the basement of the St. Clare of Assisi Parish Centre. If you are interested in finding out more about the Secular Franciscan Order, St. Clare of Assisi Fraternity, Coquitlam, please contact Carmen Moorhouse at carmenmoorhouse@gmail.com. You are also welcome to visit Secular Franciscan Order Western Canada – Our Lady of the Angels (OLOTA) Region for more information about the Secular Franciscan Order Western Canada.

Matthew 18:20

Jesus said

“That when two or more are gathered in my name, there will I be also.”

John 6:57-58

As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me.

This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever.


John 14:6

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”