News & Notes: 2022.02.16

News & Notes: 2022.02.16

It’s Time! 

Protocols around Covid-19 continue to evolve as regulations are eased.  As the parish is no longer required to record names and contact info of people attending Mass, the practice of registering for Mass is being discontinued.   

Beginning March 1  physical distancing restrictions and all capacity limits will be lifted.  However, masks will still be required. 

We look forward to seeing you at Church!   

Join Father Rob Online! 

All the changes regarding public health regulations can be confusing and you may have questions about what these changes mean for you as a parishioner at Annunciation of the Lord.  We invite you to join Fr. Rob on Wednesday, February 16 at 8:00 p.m. for the Pastor’s Chat where he will share more information on the reopening and answer your questions.  If you can’t make Wednesday evening, there will be another opportunity on Sunday, February 20 at 12:00 noon.  You can join via the parish Facebook page or YouTube Channel.   

Alpha Update

On January 25th , 2022, a group of parishioners from Annunciation of the Lord parish began the 14th Alpha @ Annunciation! Even during these interesting times, dedicated parishioners and friends have set aside the time and space to explore the big questions of life.

Alpha is designed for the person who is asking questions about life and faith. Through a series of wonderful videos followed by time for small group discussion, participants are given the opportunity to share their thoughts, worries and fears in a non-judgmental space.

We have been constantly blessed by the conversations and friendships that have been created over the course of an Alpha. Although our Alphas have been offered online via Zoom since the spring of 2020, that has not stopped the Holy Spirit from working in people’s lives. One group of participants have chosen to continue to get together over the last year and even managed a few in person back yard gatherings. One participant said “maintain the strong connections developed in alpha gave us a sense of belonging and community that we wanted to nurture.”

Hearing Assist Survey 

Our parish, Annunciation of the Lord, is planning to install assistive listening technologies in our church and possibly in our hall. Our goal is to provide clear audio to everyone that attends Mass/events at our church. We are seeking feedback about your listening experience while at Annunciation, and would like to get more information about how you might interact with various assistive listening technologies that we are considering for this project.  Please complete the following survey at your earliest convenience.