For nearly forty years, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish was the only Catholic Church serving the Maillardville area of Coquitlam, BC. The need for another church became a priority as the Catholic community began to grow.
On November 17, 1946, Rev. Ovila Meunier, an Oblate of Mary Immaculate (OMI), met with a group living on the west side of Lebleu Street to plan a new parish that would honour Our Lady of Fatima. During this meeting, John Lambert was elected as the President of the new Parish Council. Five acres of land were purchased on Alderson Street, which included two small houses. On December 8, 1946, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the first Mass at Our Lady of Fatima was celebrated.
Today our community continues to grow. Our main priority is to begin renovations to our aging Church which is home to over 800 families. In addition, we are continuing to fundraise to build a new front entrance, more office space, a new parking lot and a new school. We are the only parish in the Archdiocese offering Mass in French four days a week on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Fatima school offers a French immersion program and an English program for pre-kindergarten through seventh grade.