News and Notes: 2021.10.27

News and Notes: 2021.10.27

Name Tag Sunday – October 30 – 31 

This weekend at Annunciation will be Name Tag Sunday. As we slowly begin our return to a fuller participation in the liturgy as a community, it’s a great time to get acquainted or reacquainted with one another. We’ll provide the name tags, and you provide the smiling eyes!

Memorial Mass – November 2nd  

During the past year it has been hard for families to gather, pray for and remember their loved ones who have passed. You are invited to remember your family member or friend who has passed away during the past year by attending the Memorial Mass on November 2nd at 7:00 p.m.  Registration is suggested and is now open.

Synod 2021-2023  

As mentioned in Fr. Rob’s homily on Sunday, Archbishop Marcel shared with priests within the Archdiocese the Holy Father’s call for a Synod of Bishops in October 2023.  Over the coming months, Catholics in the Ottawa-Cornwall Archdiocese will be invited to participate in consultations on how we can live as a Church here at home.  To learn more, please click on the link below to watch a short video from Archbishop Marcel on the Synod.   

For more Information on the Synod, visit the Archdiocese’s website: 

The Garden of Hope 

While it may be gloomy outside, we hold on to God’s beauty found in the parish’s Garden of Hope. Just this past weekend, the garden was alive with colour.  Here is a little reminder of God’s awesome presence in our lives. 

Ministry for Seniors Inaugural Luncheon 

The Ministry for Seniors hosted over 25 people at a luncheon which followed the Noon Mass on Wednesday, October 20th.     

The lunch is a great opportunity for table fellowship and a chance to hear speakers on a variety of topics.   

Save the date, the next luncheon will be held on Wednesday, November 17th following the Noon Mass.  Bring a friend! 

Please note:  in accordance with provincial health regulations, proof of vaccination is required to attend the luncheon. 

Things to Watch For… 

Christmas 2021 

Folks are busy getting the final plans together.  We plan to provide more information in the next couple of weeks on Christmas Mass times, details on Christmas Hampers and other outreach activities.  Stay tuned….. 

Alpha Holy Spirit Day 

On November 6, Alpha guests and team members will participated in the Holy Spirit Day.  Please pray for all the participants.