News and Notes: 2021.06.30

News and Notes: 2021.06.30

Summer Hours Parish Office 

As we head into the summer months, the Parish Office is moving to summer hours.  The office will be open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. until noon beginning July 2nd

Weekend Mass Times 

Ontario moving to Step Two of Roadmap to Reopen on June 30th

“Due to the continued commitment of Ontarians adhering to public health measures and going out to get vaccinated, we have seen our key health indicators continue to improve across the province,” said Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health. “While we can now begin preparing to ease public health measures under the Roadmap, the fight against COVID-19 is not over and we must continue adhering to the public health advice and measures currently in place to maintain this great progress.” 

In Step Two of reopening, indoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services are permitted at up to 25 per cent capacity.  

In person-Mass will be offered at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday evening and on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Pre-registration is required.  Click here  to register.

The outdoor Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the parking lot.  There is lots of room – all are welcome. 

If you plan to attend the outdoor Mass, we would ask that you plan to arrive no earlier than 9:30 a.m. so that folks attending the 8:00 a.m. Mass will have time to exit the parking lot.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. 

The 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. Masses will be live-streamed and recorded for those who wish to view at a later time.   

Drive-by Communion will continue following the 10:00 a.m. Mass from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

Daily Mass 

Daily Mass is offered Monday to Saturday at 9:00 a.m.  No pre-registration is required. 

Sacrament of Reconciliation 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Rocky Railway FAMILY VBS!  

In anticipation of Covid-19 restrictions beginning to lift, Annunciation is planning a family VBS this August: A new format at a new time. From 6 to 7:30 pm during the week of August 9th to 12th, families will learn how to trust in Jesus in a fun and dynamic way through Bible Adventures, amazing music and sciency-fun gizmos!   

There are many ways parishioners can become involved and support VBS.  

  • Invite! Spread the word by inviting family, friends and neighbours to our Family VBS.   
  • Register! Register your family HERE.
  • Donate! Help cover the cost of snacks and supplies to keep registration low for families. Cash donations or grocery store gift cards can be dropped off at the parish or in the donation basket.   
  • Lend! We need Christmas trees, vintage suitcases and lanterns to transform our parish into a Rocky Mountain train station. Do you have any of these items that you can lend? Contact Laura at with a photo or description of your item.  All items will be returned after VBS.