News and Notes: 2021.05.26

News and Notes: 2021.05.26

Covid-19 Update 

With the recent announcement of the reopening plans for the province, we now have a bit of a roadmap going forward.  Based on the plan, nothing really changes for the parish in terms of our ability to celebrate Mass indoors until July when the province enters Stage Two.  So, between now and the point when we enter Stage Two, things will remain as they are:   

  • Outdoor Mass will continue to be celebrated on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. See below for instructions. 
  • Drive-by Holy Communion will be available for those who are attending Mass online on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; 
  • Adoration will be held on Tuesday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and 
  • Fr. Rob and Fr. John will be available to hear Confessions on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
  • Morning Mass will be offered Monday to Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and live-streamed on our parish YouTube channel.  There are a very limited number of spaces available. Please click here to register for a mass. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/weekday-morning-mass-during-lockdown-tickets-152744780751 
Garden of Hope  

It’s time!  Right on cue the warm weather has returned and the flower beds await.  What are you going to plant this summer in the Garden of Hope? 

A new lawn sign, “Finding Joy”, will be available in the coming weeks. If you didn’t have a chance to pick one up last summer or if you need a replacement lawn sign, more are on the way. 

Morning Mass 

Morning Mass will be offered Monday to Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and live-streamed on our parish YouTube channel.  There are a very limited number of spaces available for people who would like to attend in person.  Register to attend by clicking here. 

Sunday Mass: One Community, One Mass, One Church 

There are plenty of ways for our parish community to come together to worship our Lord on Sunday.  Coming together as one body, one community, as one people of God is central to our identity as Catholics and as Christians.   

Mass will be offered on Sunday at 10:00 a.m.   

  • For those parishioners who are comfortable doing so,  you can join us in the parking lot for Mass.  Tune in to 99.5 FM to hear all that is going on. 
  • Another option is to join the live-streaming of the Mass on our parish YouTube channel and Facebook page.  Go to the parish website annunciation-ottawa.com and click on the Mass Online button. 
  • A third option is to connect with fellow parishioners via Zoom and celebrate the Mass together.  
  • Finally, if you are not able to make Mass at 10:00 a.m., the recording of the Mass will be available online on our parish YouTube channel

If you have any stories or photos you wish to share about your experience of Sunday Mass in the parking lot, please send them to communications@annunciation-ottawa.com 

Drive-by Holy Communion will be available following Mass, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

And it your schedule permits, why not join us for the Pastor’s Chat, happening at 12:00 noon on the parish’s YouTube and Facebook pages