News & Notes – April 12, 2024

News & Notes – April 12, 2024

PARISH NEWS


Join us for an unforgettable evening of music and community support as we welcome Deantha Edmunds, a recent Order of Canada recipient who has performed for both Pope Francis and King Charles. The April 19th concert (7:30 pm) will be held at our beautiful Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica. The proceeds of the concert are to benefit the Indigenous Reconciliation Fund.

Annunciation has 10 free concert tickets to give away. It’s first come first serve. Fill out the form below and if you’re one of the first ten, you’ll be followed up with to claim your ticket!


Come encounter Jesus in the Eucharist

Join us April 24 at 7:30pm for a night of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration with Praise & Worship. The evening begins with Adoration, with a talk midway through. The sacrament of confession will be available beginning at 8:30pm.


Registration is nearly full! Our Scuba Summer Camp will run from July 22-26, 2024. Each day, kids will dive deep into an amazing undersea adventure where they’ll experience the ever-flowing, never-ending love of God through skits, science experiments, bible adventures, games and snacks, and more!

If you have grandkids, this is a great way to help them learn about God in a fun and interactive environment.

July 22 – 26 from 9am – 12pm

Ages 4 – 10 | $45 per child

Youth going into grades 6+ can join our SCUBA team as volunteers! Register using the link above.

If you are using envelope box #26, please reach out to Margo in our parish office. There is an issue with your envelopes.


SPRING BAPTISM SESSION

During our sessions, you’ll dive deeper into the beauty of the Sacrament of Baptism and learn how to raise your children in the Catholic faith!

  • Session dates: Wednesday, April 10, 17, 24 from 7-8:30 pm
  • Intro at mass: Sunday, April 14, 11 am
  • Baptism date: April 27, 1 pm

Click here to register.


OTHER OPPORTUNITIES



ROAD TO PENTECOST

Join the Servants of the Cross as we prepare for the feast of Pentecost with a virtual Pentecost Novena and a book reading of the inspiring book: The Cross and the Switchblade. The Cross and the Switchblade is the story of a country preacher who, step by step, answered a call to do greater things than Jesus did. If you have a hard time “crossing that chicken line” and believing his call on your life, join us for this transformational weekend.

FUN FACT: Did you know that this book was read during that infamous retreat weekend in Duquesne University, that the experience propelled renewal in the Catholic Church back in 1967? Come Holy Spirit!

Let’s meet over a weekend and read this amazing book together! We don’t need to be chickens anymore; let’s share the Gospel with all those we meet.

Saturday, May 11th – 10:00am -3:45pm (Lunch included)
Sunday May 12th – 12:00pm – 4:45pm

Venue: St. Augustine’s Parish
Cost: Free

Register on our website: https://servantsofthecross.ca/empower/road-to-pentecost/


PENTECOST RETREAT

Let’s come together for the birthday of our Church – Pentecost! Archbishop Marcel Damphousse will celebrate the Servants of the Cross Vigil Mass. Among the many speakers, Bishop Yvan Matthieu will bless us with a talk on the scriptural basis for evangelization. Filled afresh with the Spirit, we will go out on mission from the retreat.

Friday, May 17th (6:30 – 9:00pm)

Saturday, May 18th, (9:45am – 9:30pm)

Meals: Lunch and Supper are provided.

Venue: Blessed Sacrament Parish
Cost: $35 dollars per person OR $60 per couple
Registration: https://servantsofthecross.regfox.com/pentecost-retre