News & Notes: 2022.05.19

News & Notes: 2022.05.19

Vacation Bible School – Discover that God is Monumental! 

Vacation Bible School will take place from July 25 to 29 at Annunciation of the Lord Parish.  This is a wonderful opportunity for children to encounter Jesus and begin a life-long relationship with Him.  Interested to learn more or to register, click here.

Ogilvie Road Fire 

A few weeks ago, a fire at the Ogilvie Road Coop completely destroyed a number of dwellings.  Fortunately, no one was seriously injured, but all the families affected have been displaced.  One of these families, the Goodmans, are members of the Annunciation of the Lord parish.  As a parish we want to support the family.  A list of items required by the family include…  

  • Clothing (Womens XS, Mens Medium, Mens XXL) 
  • Non-Perishable Food Items (Peanut Free) 

For those of you wishing to make a financial donation, you can do so by visiting the parish website’s donation page (from the dropdown box select Ogilvie Fire) or by placing your cheque or cash donation in an envelope, clearly marking “Ogilvie Fire”, your envelope number and/or name and address and dropping the envelope in the basket at Mass.   

Spiritual Bouquet for Deacon Joshua 

Parishioners are invited to offer up prayers, rosaries, novenas, masses and time in adoration for Deacon Joshua’s ordination which will take place on June 4.  There are paper flowers as prayer indicators available in the Narthex, or make your own.  “Plant” your paper flower in the garden on the bulletin board located in the Narthex.  There will also be a notebook in the Narthex if you would like to leave a longer message for Deacon Joshua on his very special day. 

The newly ordained Father Joshua will celebrate his first Mass on Sunday, June 5th at the 10:00 am Mass. A luncheon reception will follow. Come and celebrate! 

Your Help is Needed 

Planning is underway for the luncheon reception to celebrate Dcn. Joshua’s ordination and first Mass at Annunciation of the Lord.  The parish will be serving pulled pork sandwiches. We require the following: 

  • Twenty (20) volunteers with a crock pot to cook pulled pork.  Recipe and ingredients will be provided. 
  • To compliment the pulled pork sandwiches, parishioners are invited to contribute assorted salads, veggie trays, fruit trays, desserts, chips, or cheese and crackers.  A pot luck sign-up sheet will be available in the narthex.  
  • Six volunteers to help set up tables and chairs before 10 am on Sunday, June 5th and another six people to help clean up and put tables and chairs away after the event. 
  • To volunteer, please email Lorie at  

Call for Ushers 

Would you like to volunteer at the parish but don’t know where to begin.  How about considering serving as an Usher at one of the weekend Masses.  It is a great way to meet fellow parishioners and to be a welcoming presence for people who may be attending Annunciation of the Lord for the first time.  In addition to welcoming people, you will also assist in taking up collection.  The need for ushers is greatest at the 10:00 a.m. and Noon Masses.  For more information, contact Lorie at 

Save the Date 

June 4 – Ordination of Deacon Joshua Grandmaison to the Priesthood. Notre Dame Cathedral at 9:00 am. 
June 5 – Fr. Joshua celebrates his first Mass at Annunciation at the 10:00 a.m. Mass.  A lunch reception will follow in the parish hall. 
June 5 – Our youth will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at the 6:00 p.m. Mass.  Please pray for our young people as they prepare to receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit. 
June 8 – Cursillo Grand Ultreya will be held on Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m.   
June 15 – Seniors mass at noon followed by a luncheon (
July 25 to 29 – Vacation Bible School (VBS).  Registration now open