News and Notes – 2021.02.02

News and Notes – 2021.02.02

ALPHA – It’s Not Too Late 

Alpha starts this evening so it is not too late to register or to invite someone to join you explore the big questions about our faith.  Click here to register. 

Lent 2021 

Lent will be soon upon us and there are lots of ways to prepare your hearts to celebrate Easter and the Resurrection of our Lord.  Here is latest on what is planned. 

Ash Wednesday 

There will be two masses celebrated on Ash Wednesday, the first at 9:00 a.m. which will be live-streamed/recorded.  The reception of ashes and Holy Communion from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

The second mass will be held at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom, click here to register. (Registration is open and will close on Feb 16th at noon.) The reception of ashes and Holy Communion will follow from 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Reception of ashes and Holy Communion is available to all parishioners attending mass on Ash Wednesday, regardless of whether it is a live-streamed, recorded or via zoom mass.   

33 Days to Merciful Love 

Experience the love that flows from an encounter with Christ by joining this very special retreat that will be offered online at Annunciation of the Lord.  Journey with St. Thérèse of Lisieux and St. Faustina, learn more about their spiritual teachings, and prepare to make a consecration to Divine Mercy.  The retreat starts on Ash Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m.  For more information or to register, please email 

Join Us for Evening Prayer During Lent 

Fr. Rob, Fr. John and Fr. Dennis invite you to join them online via the parish’s Facebook page on Wednesdays at 4:45 p.m. as they pray together as a community the Divine Office. 

Zoom Mass

Fr. Rob and Fr. John invite you to join them for Sunday Mass at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. This is a great way to celebrate Mass with members of your own household, friends and neighbours. 

Registration opens on Sunday at 12:00 noon and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Friday evening. One registration per household is all that is required. To register, click here

Please note, this Mass will be in addition to the regular live-streamed Mass on Saturday evening. 

Adult Faith Formation Update 

We are excited to share with you that 57 parishioners are participating in one of the three faith formation programs being offered this winter. 

Reconciliation – Additional Opportunity 

Reconciliation will be offered on Thursdays in the parish hall.   Fr. Rob and Fr. John will be available to hear confessions during the afternoon from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and in the evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Drive-by Communion  

The Archdiocese has given pastors permission to institute drive-by communion to parishioners who have watched mass online.  The process to receive Holy Communion at Annunciation of the Lord reflects the guidelines provided by the Archdiocese.  

  1. Drive into the church driveway via the south entrance (at the stop sign) 
  2. Pull up to the priests. (A priest or deacon will be on each side of your vehicle)  
    The Archdiocese asks that all occupants of the car wear masks and must remain in the vehicle.   
  3. Roll down the window(s).  
  4. When the priest/deacon says “Body of Christ”, put your hands out to receive Jesus.  
  5. After priest/deacon steps back, you can remove your mask and consume the Host.  
    It is important that everyone in the car consume the host in view of the priests and before driving away. 
  6. Exit the church driveway via the north entrance.   

Parishioners are invited to come and receive Holy Communion on Sunday morning from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.