News & Notes: 2023.01.18

News & Notes: 2023.01.18

A special thank you to all parishioners who participated in the Archdiocesan photo and video shoot last week!


Tickets are being sold for a Knights of Columbus Ukrainian dinner on January 28th, following the 5pm mass. Funds raised will support the most basic needs of the Ukraine humanitarian crisis. Tickets are limited for the event and half have already been sold; make sure to get yours today by emailing! Tickets will also be sold in the church entrance following weekend masses.

Adult: $20 per person
Children (under 12 yrs): $10 per person

Donations can also be made directly at: or by cheque. To learn more about the dinner, including the menu and addressing payment cheques, visit the event page.


For over 35 years, Annunciation and St. Gabriel’s have volunteered at the Shepherds of Good Hope’s soup kitchen, which serves Ottawa’s most vulnerable each Sunday. This invaluable service to our brothers and sisters in Christ has always been a rewarding outreach experience, and an opportunity for parishioners to serve alongside each other and build new friendships.

Hunger is a very real need in our community. We think of the words of Jesus in scripture—“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat”—and our hearts are moved to serve! Shepherds of Good Hope is serving more and more in our community as needs grow, and is looking for more volunteers. To keep fulfilling our parish commitment to their ministry, we want to grow our volunteer base!

If this ministry speaks to your heart, and you feel it may be something to which God is calling you, please reach out to Christine at


All seniors are invited to join us on Feb 15 at 12pm for mass, fellowship, and good food! Registration closes Feb 12 so we can calculate numbers for the meal.

Click here to register!


Children’s Liturgy for ages 3+ is now running at the 11am mass each Sunday! If you’re interested in joining the team, contact Laura O’Reilly at


Come learn more about the upcoming pilgrimage this Fall! Join Father John Likozar, Cosmos Tours and fellow Ottawa Catholics on a memorable journey through Portugal, France, and Spain as they experience the sacred sites of Fatima, Lourdes and other beautiful Catholic shrines.

For more information and/or to register for the Info Session on Jan 29 at 2pm, please contact:

Elaine Simpson – Travel Manager and Cruise Counsellor

Phone: 613-748-3600 Email:


By My Side is a nonprofit ministry that assists separated and divorced Catholic women in reconnecting and building on their faith. The program, led from a Catholic faith exploration perspective, is designed to help participants find reconciliation, peace and healing by taking positive steps in their daily spiritual life. They are offering virtual sessions for women beginning Saturday, April 15, 2023.

The sessions are 6 weeks in length and run from 9 AM to 11 AM. All registrants will receive a private link to join virtually. Participants are asked for a $40 payment to help cover resources and promotion. Any leftover funds are donated directly to charity.

For further information and registration, please visit our websiteFacebook, or contact Mary-Jane Manley at (613) 294-1308.