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OLA's Alternative Gift Christmas Market continues until Dec. 22

Here's the Christ-centered alternative to mall madness... Begin your holidays in the true spirit of Christmas with the Alternative Gift Christmas Market Sunday, Nov. 23, from 8 a.m .to 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Look carefully at the “shopping list” of items needed by the poor around the world and in our own backyard. Mark your choices and receive a beautiful Christmas card for each "gift" to present to relatives and friends. It’s easy! Representatives from local, national and international programs will be on hand to answer questions and tell you how your gift will make a difference in the lives of real people. Or come to the parish office now through Dec. 22. More...


Welcome to Our Lady of the Assumption

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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 toEucharistic 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.  

Financial Peace University

Register for Financial Peace University
coming to OLA from January through
March. This personal money management
course is grounded in Christian stewardship.
Cost for materials is approximately $100.

The Christmas Season at Home

View/Print our week-by-week explanation of the Advent/Christmas season for families, including prayers, Scripture reflection, thought for the day. saints days, and suggestions for activities at home.

OLA Facilities Master Plan

View the Summary of the Feasibility Study
based on interviews with parishioners and
the "in pew" survey. Read our Background Statement explaining the Facilities Master
Plan and the specific proposal for modernizing
our campus in the near future. Attached are
the architect's drawings of this plan.

Activities for young adults

The OLA Young Adult Ministry is designed to help ages 13-30 grow in faith and have fun: spiritual events, community service, learning adventures and social nights. Come make new friends and share new ideas Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Email us today for December/January calendar.

Catholic schools raise the standards!

Kschool.jpgApplications 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

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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..


2015 Stewardship Renewal

We are God's building! This theme for our Stewardship Renewal is based on the First Letter to the Corinthians. We are the Church built upon the foundation of Jesus Christ. This Church stands as a shelter for all and a beacon of hope for the world. Each one of us, as a disciple of Jesus, is a temple of the Holy Spirit who builds up God's Kingdom with our unique gifts. Our Annual Stewardship
Renewal calls forth those gifts of time, talent and treasure.  
View the 2014 Stewardship brochure...

Fair Trade Christmas

Make a responsible choice for your Christmas
gifts with Fair Trade coffee and chocolate
available on the OLA patio Sundays, Dec. 7
and Dec. 14. Fair Trade supports markets
that offer just compensation,  safe working
conditions, sustainable farming practices 
and community development. Read more
about Fair Trade and view the list of local
Claremont merchants who also sell FT items.

More about OLA's website...

Our beautiful website is a gift to the parish from Cyberstrategies, Inc., and parishioner Bill Mussatto who collaborated with our staff and other OLA folks on its design. Here's our story. We also invite you to tell us what you think, and make suggestions for improvement. Click here for a Site Map to find your way around.