News & Notes: 2022.01.21

News & Notes: 2022.01.21

Called and Gifted 

The Called & Gifted™ Discernment Process has been used since 1993 by over 100,000 lay, ordained, and religious Catholics and other Christians around the world. It is designed to help Christians discern the presence of charisms in their lives. Charisms, or spiritual gifts, are special abilities given to all Christians by the Holy Spirit to give them power both to represent Christ and to be a channel of God’s goodness for people. Whether extraordinary or ordinary, all charisms ought to be exercised in the service of God (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2003).  All three parts of the process are necessary for discovering where you are gifted.  

Part One is the Called and Gifted workshop, which lays the foundation for the beginning of discernment. During the initial Called & Gifted workshop series the participants will take the Catholic Spiritual Gifts Inventory.  

This Workshop is spread over 4 sessions.  To complete the workshop participants attend all 4 sessions.  

  • Wednesday February 2nd, 7-8pm  
  • Saturday, February 12th, 10-11am  
  • Wednesday February 9th, 7-8pm  
  • Saturday, February 19th, 10am-12pm  

Part Two is the one-hour gifts interview, hosted by a trained Called & Gifted Interviewer. During these interviews participants explore the results of the Catholic Spiritual Gifts Inventory they completed at Part One. These interviews are an invaluable part of the process.   

  • This one-hour interview will be conducted over the two weeks following the Workshop and can be arranged to suit the schedule of each participant.  

Part Three is an on-going personal discernment process which helps participants begin discernment in the real world. It will teach you how to:  

  • develop charism experiments  
  • evaluate your results  
  • identify ways you learned to control life as a child that get in the way of using your charisms as an adult.  

The cost of the workshop is $40 per participant and can be paid on the parish website at, click on donate.  

To register, click on the link.  Spaces are limited. 


The next Alpha begins on January 25th  at 7:00 pm online using Zoom!  Register here and invite a family member, friend, or neighbour.   

Alpha for Seniors

Annunciation of Lord’s Ministry for Seniors is sponsoring a diocesan-wide Alpha for Seniors in the afternoons which will begin on February 15, online using Zoom.  Registration opens this Friday via Eventbrite.  Click link to register

First Communion Prep 

This past Sunday, eight children from Annunciation of the Lord made their First Reconciliation.  Please keep the children and their families in your prayers as they prepare for First Holy Communion.