News and Notes: 2021.03.23

News and Notes: 2021.03.23

You will want to get your calendars out – there is a lot happening at Annunciation in the coming weeks! 

Feast of the Annunciation – March 25 

You are invited to celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation this Thursday. No need to register if you plan to attend the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Or, why not join us via Zoom for Mass at 7:00 p.m. – click here to register.   

You are invited and encouraged to celebrate this wonderful day by having a special dinner with your family bubble.  As it is the Solemnity of the Annunciation, this is one day when you are exempt from your Lenten observance.  Have fun and your show gratitude to Mary by making a joyful noise in Her honour! 

Extra Confession Times

Please note, our confession times for this Thursday have changed and there will be extra confession times this coming Saturday, March 27.

  • Thursday, March 25, 2021 – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 27, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Adult Faith Formation – Here is the Latest 

Consecration to St Joseph

We’ll be running two St. Joseph Consecration book study groups. Our evening group will begin Monday, March 29 at 7:00 pm. Our morning group will begin Tuesday, March 30 at 10:00 am. Each group will meet weekly until the consecration date of May 1, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. Click on the times for more details. Register soon so we can order your book. Register by emailing

The Wild Goose begins April 20 and is offered during the day from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. as well as in the evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Click here for more details.  

Alpha – Who Are You Going to Invite? 

The next Alpha course will be held online via Zoom beginning May 4 at 7:30pm.  Is there someone in your life you have been praying would have an encounter with Jesus and experience his love?  Do you want to learn more about Alpha online?  If so, then you will want to check out a new video that features Annunciation’s very own Marc and Heather Vezina. Marc and Heather share their personal experience participating in Alpha. Have a look, pray about and ask yourself, who are you going to invite?

You can register here.

Drive By Communion – Palm Sunday 

You may receive Communion and pick up Palms from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. this Sunday. 

Holy Week Update 

Celebrate “A Children’s Good Friday 

Fr. Rob and Fr. John invite families with children attending elementary school to join them for a special Children’s Good Friday Service at 10:00 on April 2.  To register your family, please click here.

Divine Mercy Novena Begins on Good Friday 

In preparation to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday,  we will pray the Divine Mercy Novena beginning on Good Friday and continuing for 9 days leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday.  If you would like to pray the Novena with us, please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the Good Friday Service and all other masses leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday. 

Easter Octave 

If you are unable to attend Mass in person on Easter Sunday, you can still meet you Easter obligation by attending Mass during the Octave at 9:00 a.m. 

Lenten Appeal to Support Project in Peru – An Update 

Fr. Rob and Fr. John would like to thank you for your generosity in supporting the work of Brother Blais in Peru.  To date, almost $6,000 has been received to help aid Brother Blais in his efforts to provide shelter to the people of Peru. If you would like to help, please drop off your donation at the parish before Easter Sunday.   

While COVID prevented Brother Blais from being with us this Lenten season, we want to offer a special thanks to Lois and Gord Duncan who helped keep the spirit of this very important project alive in our parish.