New church for parishioners in PoCo
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, celebrated a special Mass for the opening of the new church for Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Port Coquitlam Dec. 16.
Over the years, the congregation outgrew the original parish church. They fundraised for more than a decade to build a church that would meet the growing needs of the parish.
OLOA pastor Father Ron Thompson and Abbott John Braganza, OSB, of Westminster Abbey in Mission also concelebrated Mass.
Previous assistants and pastors who also concelebrated include Father Rufin Mika, Father Edwin Neufeld, and Father Anicet Pinto.
The celebration took place on the anniversary of the original church's opening.