BAPTISM PREP 2023-24
Are you looking to have your child baptized?
The Baptismal Preparation Team prepares parents for the Baptism of their child. During three sessions, you’ll dive deeper into the beauty of the sacrament of Baptism, and discuss how to raise children in the faith.
Check out our Baptism page for full dates and registration forms.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – SHEPHERDS OF GOOD HOPE
For over 35 years, Annunciation and St. Gabriel’s have volunteered at the Shepherds of Good Hope’s soup kitchen, helping to serve Ottawa’s most vulnerable on Sundays in September and January. 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 email@example.com.
WYD LISBON 2023
Yesterday was the opening day of World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal. 120 pilgrims from our diocese are in attendance, including both of our bishops, and CCO and NET have also sent groups.
Want to follow along? The Archdiocese is posting regular photos and updates on their bilingual social medias. Click on an icon below to follow:
Outdoor Mass/Way of the Cross
On August 15th, Archbishop Marcel will preside a special outdoor Mass at Calvary. Located behind Ste-Marie-de-l’Assomption parish (4172 Country Road 34), Calvary is an outdoor Way of the Cross and pilgrimage site. It is open daily and is a great place to slow down and take time in prayer.
Mass is bilingual and begins at 7pm on August 15th. It will be followed by the Stations of the Cross. All are welcome!
COMPANIONS OF THE CROSS – PROMISE RENEWAL MASS
On August 28, join the Companions of the Cross at St. Maurice Parish for a 7pm evening Mass as the seminarians renew their promises to the Community. This is an amazing opportunity to engage with the Community as there will be a light reception in the Atrium following Mass.
Please keep the following seminarians in your prayers as they mark this step in their journey to the priesthood:
- Dulitha Amarasingha
- Eran Amarasingha
- John Brundage
- Gabriel Gauthier
- Karl Hartman Michael Horianopoulos
- Manas Khurana
- Goerge Leberio
- Matthew Marin
- Sebastian Muggeridge
- Tim Silver