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We are Good News People!

The call of the Gospel and the testimony of Pope Francis speak to a vision of faith that is joyful, compassionate, active and attentive to the wounds of the world. Learn how we can follow Jesus and discover a deeper faith, a wider love, and the courage to the make a difference in the lives of those in need.  More about JustAct fall programs...

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.  

Confirmation Registration

Year One is scheduled at parent-only meetings on your choice of Sundays at either 10:30 a.m. OR 12:30 p.m. in the newly-refurbished Junction: Sept. 14 and Sept. 21.

Faith Formation for Preschool to Jr. High...

Activities for young adults
Are you between the ages of 18 and 30? The OLA Young Adult Ministry is designed to help you grow in faith and have fun: spiritual events, community service, educational adventures and social nights. Come make new friends and share new ideas!
Email us today!

Steak Fry with Knights of Columbus

A regular event this year will be the monthly “steak fry” hosted by Knights of Columbus coming up Saturday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium. Your donation of $15 for charity gets you a 10-oz. steak “cooked to order” with green salad, two sides and non-alcoholic drink. Tickets available at the door or email Tom Villanueva.


The Ladies of Columbus announce the best-ever Oktoberfest at OLA on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 10 p.m. Featured is the fabulous German Zietgeist Band of Disneyland fame. Learn more...

Annual Retreat for Men

Join OLA men the weekend of Sept. 26-28 as they reflect upon "Holy Waiting... in a World That Can't Wait" at Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center in Sierra Madre. Contact Ed Ochoa at 624-6727  for details.

Annual retreat for OLA women

A silent retreat for OLA women is planned the weekend of Sept. 26-28 at Sacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra, beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday and ending at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The topic will be “Encountering Christ: Who do You Say I Am?”  To reserve a room, Contact Meddie Rosen at (951) 212-5914.  

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"Life Transformed by Gratitude" is our 2013-2014 Stewardship theme. Read our pastor's stewardship message. More...

Sunday Gospel of the Week

The great feasts of June following the Easter Season give way to Ordinary Time... What does this mean? Is it truly "ordinary" or is it a time for getting back to the basics of Christian living?

View/Print Gospel Reflections

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..


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.