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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.

Mark 11

I tell you solemnly, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours, says the Lord.

St. Teresa of Avila

Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours; yours are the eyes through which to look at Christ’s compassion to the world, yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good, and yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now.

Matthew 18:20

Jesus said

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