News & Notes: 2023.09.06

News & Notes: 2023.09.06


Moving forward, the weekly News & Notes will be posted and emailed on Fridays. This will allow the email to include the most recent edition of Pastor’s Chat, and give a full look at the upcoming week.


On Thursday, September 14, join us in celebrating the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross with a 7pm Mass (in addition to our regular morning Mass). This is the feast day of the Companions of the Cross, the order to which our pastors belong! To celebrate this special day, we will have a reception following the evening Mass.

Our Reception Committee is asking for donations of baking, hors d’oeuvres, snack foods, cheese, fruit and vegetables to help fill our reception. If you’re able to provide an item, please email Janet at


Seniors Mass & Luncheon is back! On September 20, all seniors are invited to join us for 12pm Mass, followed by fellowship and good food. There is no cost to attend, so invite a friend! Our September speaker is Marg Shea Lawrence.

Registration closes at 12am on September 14 in order to give enough time to calculate meal numbers. Click here to register.

We’re also seeking volunteers to help with set-up! Contact Rob Hayes at to sign up.


‘The Catholic Women’s League calls its members to grow in faith, and to witness to the love of God through ministry and service.’

Annunciation’s CWL are ‘Sisters in the League’.  Under the patronage of Our Lady of Good Counsel, we have regular monthly meetings where we pray together, plan our activities, hear what is happening across the country, and socialize with our sisters.  

Learn more about the CWL’s mission on our page, or join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, September 13 at 7:00 PM in the parish hall. 


On September 23, the Archdiocese is hosting an art show in the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basement celebrating creation and how we encounter God through it. If you’re a local artist and would like to feature your work, visit the event page for submission details.

Is the Lord calling you to serve him as a priest? Join other men discerning the priesthood for monthly formation, fellowship, and Eucharistic Adoration. Each night will be held at the new Café des Tours, located in the basement of Notre Dame Cathedral in Ottawa. 

To join the Quo Vadis email list or for more information, contact Fr. Connor O’Hara, the Vocations Director for the diocese, at You can visit the event page here.


The Servants of the Cross would like to invite you to a Sister Shower for their newest Applicants: Anna Lise Painchaud & Cathy Murigu. Join them for games, testimonies, and treats.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 9th, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Venue: Servants of the Cross Home, 33 Aurora Cres, Ottawa

Please RSVP by Sept. 5th to OR Call 613-729-8710

Find their wish lists here:


This year’s Life Chain is October 1, 2023 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Life Chain is an opportunity to witness quietly to the truth of the sanctity of life. Participants will gather at the SE corner of Montreal Rd. & St Laurent Blvd and signs will be available to hold. Participants will then be invited to spread out on all four corners and pray in silence for an end to abortion.