News & Notes: 2023.04.12

News & Notes: 2023.04.12


What did God do in your life during Lent 2023?

At the beginning of Lent, we at Annunciation parish were challenged to offer up our Lent for someone. Those names were written on slips of paper and later used to start the fire at the Easter Vigil.

When we pray, God listens. He answers. Sometimes, the response isn’t what we expected, or doesn’t come as quickly as we’d like. But God is worthy of our trust and he does use our prayers for good, regardless of whether we see it. Often, our prayers for others cause new life to bloom even in our own hearts.

What was your Lent like? How did God answer your prayers?

Did you see a change in a situation, or found a new sense of peace or joy? Was a wounded relationship healed, or a heart brought back to God and the Church? Maybe your own heart was convicted to return to the sacrament of Confession.

We want to know what God did in your life, big or small. Let’s give him glory for what he has done! Lent is over; now is the time to celebrate the love and victory of our God!


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is hosting an Info Night on April 20th from 7pm-8:30pm. Anyone and everyone is invited to come learn more about this amazing program which forms children in their Catholic faith, and what it has to offer!

More details to come.

Come encounter Jesus in the Eucharist

Join us on May 4 at 7pm for our next Behold! Behold is a night of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration with Praise & Worship, followed by a time of fellowship in the hall. There will be a talk at the beginning of the evening, and the Sacrament of Confession available throughout Adoration.

Behold is a beautiful and engaging way to sit with God in prayer. With no commitment or registration required, it’s also an easy event to invite someone to! You don’t need to understand theology or lead small group discussions. Simply come as you are and encounter God’s personal love for you.

Who might the Holy Spirit be prompting you to invite?

May speaker: Marc Moreau
Topic: Holy Spirit


Registration is now closed for the April Seniors Mass & Luncheon. Check back in a few weeks for May registration.


Grieving with Great Hope is a five-week grief support workshop. It offers a prayerful, practical, and personal approach for anyone who is mourning the loss of a loved one. If you have lost a spouse, a child (including pregnancy loss) a grandchild, a parent, another family member, or a friend, you are invited to join us.

Presenters will include Fr Bill Tindall, as well as John and Sandy O’Shaughnessy from Good Mourning Ministry (a Catholic bereavement apostolate).

The sessions will run from 7pm-9pm on Thursdays beginning May 11 and ending June 15. There is no cost to attend. To register, click here.


Are you looking to have your child baptized?

The Baptismal Preparation Team prepares parents of babies and toddlers for Baptism. During three sessions, you’ll dive deeper into the beauty of the sacrament of Baptism, and discuss how to raise children in the faith.

Our next sessions run from 7:00pm-8:30 pm on May 9, 16, and 23. To register your child for these sessions, click here.


Registration for our 2023 Stellar VBS is now open! This summer camp, designed for ages 4-10, launches your kids on a cosmic quest where they’ll have a blast shining Jesus’ light to the world.

Dates: July 17, 2023 — July 21, 2023

Time: 9:00am — 12:00pm daily

Cost: $45/child

Check out the promo video below, or click here for more details and registration.



Are you, or someone you know, looking to grow closer to God and to live your faith in community with others? A Cursillo is a short course in the form of a retreat where participants learn, share and have fun together! The next Cursillo for women will be held from Apr. 27-30 at the Centre de L’Amour in Plantagenet. The cost is $280.

For more info, contact Veronica Verner at 613-805-5078.

Register at


The Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services of Ontario (CCRSO) is hosting its annual Spring Conference on April 29! This one-day conference is a day of praise and worship, with wisdom being shared by Bishop Scott McCaig and Dr. Ralph Martin. Come be renewed and clothed with power from on high.

Click here to learn more or to register. The cost is $25/person.