WEDNEDAY EVENING MASS
“If we really understood the Mass, we would die of joy.”St John Vianney
Did you know that we offer Wednesday evening Mass? If you work during the day and can’t attend morning Mass, or if you prefer sleeping in, join us Wednesday nights at 7:30pm for Mass, followed by Eucharistic adoration and a time of confession.
CWL PRO LIFE FUNDRAISER
Annunciation’s Catholic Women’s League is running a fundraiser for the Miriam Centre. Our goal is to fill a bassinet with donations to support new mothers and their babies. Parenthood is challenging; let’s give generously and help them start this new chapter in their lives!
The bassinet will be located in the parish entrance from May 6-14th. Check out the list below and see what you can give:
- Diaper cream
- Nursing pads
- Baby shampoo/Body wash
- Hooded baby towels
- Baby no-scratch mittens
- Pyjamas (0-9 months)
- Clothes (0-9 months)
- Socks (0-9 months)
- Financial donation
SPRING BAPTISM PREPARATION
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.
GRIEVING WITH GREAT HOPE
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.
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
SENIORS MASS & LUNCHEON – MAY
All seniors are invited to join us on May 17 at 12pm for mass, fellowship, and good food. There is no cost to attend, so invite a friend!
Our May speaker is Andre Regnier. Click here to register.
REMINDER: Registration closes a week before the event, to give enough time to calculate meal numbers.
STELLAR VBS – REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
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
Click here for more details and registration.
CWL GENERAL MEETING
The next General Meeting of the Catholic Women’s League is Wednesday, May 10, 2023. This meeting will be in person with the option to participate via Zoom. Please lug a mug.
HIKE FOR LIFE – SATURDAY, April 29, 2023
You are invited to participate in Action Life’s 32nd Annual Hike for Life on Saturday, April 29, 2023: a fun event for the whole family: refreshments and prizes. Rain or shine, registration takes place from 8:00am – 10:00am in St. Patrick’s Basilica Basement Hall at 281 Nepean St. The Hike is a 5 km route. Pledge forms are available at the entrances to the church. Enjoy a walk on the “side of life” while earning much needed support for Action Life, Ottawa’s pro-life educational organization.
If you are unable to participate in this year’s Hike for Life, please consider supporting Fr Joshua, Annunciation parish’s designated hiker. For more information visit www.actionlife.org
NET CANADA VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION
Are you between 18-30 and interested in doing a year of mission alongside other young Catholic adults like you? Are you interested in learning more about NET Canada and what a year on the road would look like? NET Canada invites YOU to our Virtual Information Sessions! These sessions will be held online on Thursday, May 4th, from 6:30-7:30 pm EST and on Tuesday, May 9, from 8:00-9:00 pm EST. Come meet our recruiters and find out what’s it like to be a NET missionary and how you can radically change the lives of young people across Canada through the life-changing message of the Gospel!
Interested or know someone who would be? Register today at netcanada.ca/apply! Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 613-292-9991!