News & Notes: 2022.09.14

News & Notes: 2022.09.14

Youth Group Kick Off – October 7

  • Youth Group will run Friday nights!
    • Sr’s, Grades 9-12 will be 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    • Jr’s, Grades 6-8 will be 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

If there are any young people between the ages of 14-17 that are interested in helping out, contact

Catholic Women’s League

The next General Meeting of the Catholic Women’s League will be in person on THURSDAY, September 15th at 7:00 pm. We will begin with Mass at 7:00 celebrated by Fr. John Likozar, CC and continue in the hall with refreshments and a short meeting. Invite a guest and lug a mug.

Life Chain

Life Chain is always the 1st Sunday of October. There are other locations in Ottawa and locations across the country. The location that we have been supporting is the following:

  • Date: Sunday, October 2, 2022
  • Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Location: Montreal Rd. & St. Laurent Blvd

Let us gather in great numbers for this hour of prayer and witness to the sanctity of life.

40 Days for Life

The 40 Days for Life is a campaign of prayer outside abortion facilities to witness to the sanctity of life and pray for those who are being tempted to seek abortions as their only way out of difficult situations. We pray for these mothers and fathers and for their unborn babies.

  • Dates: September 28, 2022 – November 6, 2022
  • Time: Daily 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Location: South-East corner of Bank & Queen Streets

Most years we have a parish day during this time. We will notify you of this next week.

The Wild Goose 

The Wild Goose is back and we can’t wait for you to join us! 

The Wild Goose is a faith formation program that invites viewers to an encounter, or a renewed encounter, with the Holy Spirit. Join us Thursday mornings at 10:00 am beginning September 22. 

Click here for more information and to register! 

Sacramental Preparation 

We will be holding an information and registration session on Sunday, October 16th at 2pm in the parish hall for those who are interested in the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.   All interested families are welcome to attend.  Please bring a copy of your child’s Baptismal certificate. 

The First Prep Program at Annunciation of the Lord Parish provides parish-based catechesis for children from Grades 2-6 who are preparing to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.  

Inquiries can be sent to  We hope to see you on October 16th! 

Click here for more information. 

The Seniors Luncheon is Back!  

Join us on Wednesday, September 21 for Mass and our luncheon. Our guest speaker will be our very own Laura O’Reilly. This is a great chance to come and meet the new Director of Evangelization and Mission.  

Click here for more information and to register. 

A Chance to Say Thank You  

Our Administrative Assistant/Director of Operations, Emily Millan will be getting married at our Church on October 1st . She will subsequently be leaving for Kingston.  

Join us in the parish hall on Saturday, September 17 from 1-3 pm for an opportunity to say thank you, goodbye, and congratulations. 

Light refreshments will be served.  

  • When: Saturday, September 17 
  • Where: In the Parish Hall 
  • Time: 1-3 pm 

We’re looking for a skilled Cajon player!  

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

Looking to Volunteer?  

The Funeral Reception Committee is looking for parishioners who would like to volunteer and serve with their ministry. For more information and to express interest in serving with the ministry, please contact Janet Warren at 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.  The 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:  

For assistance with registration or any questions, please send an email to:  

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  

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will be offered again this fall.