News & Notes: 2023.09.22

News & Notes: 2023.09.22


The House is back! The first Junior night (for grades 6-8) will be Friday, October 13 at 7 pm. We’re also setting up a seniors group for grades 9-12, so stay tuned.

To register for the Oct 13 Junior night, click here:

Meet Pia Ocenar, our new Youth Coordinator!

Some fun facts about Pia:

  • She loves the mountains and has a ton of adventure stories to share!
  • She’s a huge dog person and has a dog named Snow.
  • Her favourite saint of all time is St. Francis Xavier! She’s got an epic story with him.


Every Tuesday from 12:30 – 3:30, the church is open for anyone to come and sit with Jesus for a few hours of Eucharistic Adoration. Take time away from the business of life and let Jesus fill you up with his peace.

If you’re unable to attend but have a prayer intention, you can share it using our online form! All prayers remain confidential, and will be brought to prayer during each Tuesday Adoration.

Behold begins again this October! On October 25 at 7:30pm, all are invited to encounter Jesus in a special way through Eucharistic adoration with Praise & Worship, followed by confession. The evening will kick off with a talk from Richard O’Reilly.


We are once again starting up our Fellowship following Sunday morning Masses, and everyone is welcome! 

Please join us in the parish Hall after the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses. Come for the cookies. Come for the coffee and tea. But most importantly, come to share fellowship with other parishioners at Annunciation! We can’t wait to see you. You bring your smile – we will supply everything else!

We are also looking for volunteers to help out with our Fellowship Ministry. You would be working as part of a team (not alone), and would be needed no more than once a month. If you are interested in helping to set up, clean up, or be a greeter, then we would love to hear from you! Please send an email with your contact information to the parish at


Annunciation’s Seniors Ministry has organized a free event to provide fellowship and a gentle exercise opportunity to our seniors. The group will begin with 9am morning Mass and then gather for a walk on the Ottawa River Trail.

No registration is needed—just be in Church foyer for 9:30am with your walking shoes on! The walk will be one hour maximum and you can walk at your own speed.

Dates: Sept 13, Sept 27, Oct 4, Oct 11, Oct 25

Hope to see you there!


Our next Seniors Mass & Luncheon will be October18th at 12pm, with guest speaker Pierre O’Reilly. Click here to register.


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.


Registration is now open for CALLED, A Catholic Women’s Retreat (A Sister Retreat of Women of Bethany) to be held on Nov. 3-5, 2023, under the theme: Walking in Joy. We are excited to offer a weekend of refreshment, spiritual renewal, and faithful inspiration; a retreat for women to encounter Jesus!  We are also thrilled to announce our speaker this year is Mrs. Bonnie Landry! 

Details are on our website:

For assistance with registration or any questions, please send an email to: or

Space is quite limited; please share with the women in your life who you know need a weekend away with the Lord!


St. Mary’s parish invites young adults ages 21-39 for a night of mystery and enchantment at The Gold Masquerade! Get ready to dance the night away in your finest attire. This in-person event will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 100 Young Street, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3P7.

To learn more or to register, visit the event webpage.


You are invited to step away from the everyday and encounter Jesus, the Living Water. In this one-day retreat experience, we will dive into scripture, meet him in the Eucharist and be renewed through creating something beautiful with Anna from The Flower Pantry. The retreat will include Mass, talks, time for Adoration and Confession, fellowship, and more.  

The retreat will be held at St. Maurice Parish on Saturday, October 14th from 8:30am- 4:00pm. Cost is $60 (includes lunch and floral arrangement). Registration is open to women 19 years and older through the Google Form. The registration deadline is October 6, 2023.  

Questions can be sent to


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.