News & Notes: 2022.08.18

News & Notes: 2022.08.18

Update on Construction 

It has been a busy summer around the parish.  In the past weeks you will have noticed new doors, new carpeting the Sanctuary and recently completed work on the accessibility ramp.  The Library is also on the move – its new home is Room 25 – come by and check it out.  In the coming weeks, the parish office will be in a new location (in the former Library space) and  Fr Joshua will have his own office! 

We’re looking for a skilled Cajon player! 

My name is Cam Turner, a worship leader for one of our parish music ministry teams. I am looking for a skilled cajon player to join our group. Please send a 2-3 minute video of you playing cajon to turnercameron692@gmail.com (if the video file size is too large you may need to share it with a streaming share like Google Drive, Dropbox or YouTube). Thanks! 

A Chance to Say Thank You 

You know that bright sunny smile that greets you in the office at the church? You know that angelic voice that leads music regularly at our parish? You know that I-do-everything gal who helps make sure things run smoothly and efficiently for our congregation? 

Well – the Administrative Assistant/Director of Operations for Annunciation – Emily Millan – will be getting married at our church on October 1st, and will then be leaving our parish to live with her husband in Kingston. 

Do you want a chance to say Thank You for years of faithful service to our parish? An opportunity to say good-bye before she leaves? Would you like to offer Wedding well-wishes in advance? Or are you merely curious to meet the groom-to-be and see who is this lucky man whom she will be starting a new life with? 

When: Saturday Sept 17, 1-3 pm 

EVERYONE is welcome to an Afternoon Drop-In in honour of Emily: say Thank you, Good-bye, and Congratulations, all at once. 

Light refreshments will be served. 

Looking to Volunteer? 

The Funeral Reception Committee is looking for parishioners who would like to volunteer and serve with their ministry. It is a beautiful way of interceding, consoling, and comforting members of our parish community who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information and to express interest in serving with the ministry, please contact Janet Warren at jpwarren@rogers.com or 613-749-7653.   

Women of Bethany Fall Retreat

Registration is now open for the Women of Bethany Fall Catholic Women’s Retreat!  Details are as follows:  

Women of Bethany: Called to Hope Catholic Women’s Retreat Sept. 23-25, 2022.  

We are pleased to welcome you to the beautiful setting of Centre de l’Amour (220, route 21, Plantagenet), nestled on the banks of the Ottawa River.  Enjoy spiritual renewal and faithful inspiration. There will also be free time to enjoy the lovely indoor Chapel, the gift shop and roam the beautiful, vast grounds. Delicious homestyle meals are included.  Cost for this retreat is $180. Registration Deadline: Sept. 9, 2022, however registration is reserved on a first come basis. 

Details are in the Google Forms / Registration link:  https://forms.gle/DsYUerRE3E6T6bEM8 

For assistance with registration or any questions, please send an email to: womenofbethany@gmail.com 

Space is quite limited; please share with the women in your life who you know need a weekend away with the Lord. 

Save the Date 

Mass for Seniors: September 21 at noon. 
Women of Bethany Fall Retreat: September 23-25, 2022. 
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will be offered again this fall.  More information to follow.  If you have questions, please reach out the parish office.