News & Notes – April 5, 2024

News & Notes – April 5, 2024

PARISH NEWS


PARISH BREAKFAST

Celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord with a special parish breakfast on Sunday, April 7th, Divine Mercy Sunday!  Breakfast will be served after the 9:00 and 11:00 am Masses.

The Knights of Columbus and the CWL are organizing this event on behalf of the parish and welcome your assistance.  They are looking for volunteers for:

  • Setup – Saturday, April 6th:  12:00 – 1:00pm – To prepare the venue 
  • Setup – Saturday, April 6th:   4:00 – 5:00pm – To finish our preparations 
  • Service for 1st sitting – Sunday, April 7th:  9:45 – 10:30 (Room 25) 
  • Reset for 2nd sitting – Sunday, April 7th:  11:00 – 11:45 (Parish hall)
  • Service for 2nd sitting – Sunday April 7th: 12:00 – 12:45 (Room 25) 
  • Cleanup – Sunday April 7th: 1:30 – 3:00 

We are also in need of baking to complete our breakfast!

  • Muffins
  • Coffee Cakes
  • Sweet Breads

You can bring your baking to the small kitchen on the morning of April 7 (Sunday) and leave on the kitchen counter labelled for the ‘Parish breakfast’.

To join the team, contact Janet at jpwarren@rogers.com or sign up at the Welcome Desk. We appreciate your help in making this breakfast a beautiful parish celebration! This is a great way to celebrate what God has done at Annunciation and a chance to welcome our new parishioners.


OUR LADY’S VEIL RELIC

On Tuesday, April 9, 2024, a relic thread from the Veil of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be on display at our parish from 12:30 – 3:30. The relic belongs to the Sisters Of The Queenship Of Mary and was loaned to our parish through the kindness and help of parishioner Alain Charette. 


“Come Holy Spirit!” – a retreat presented by Fresh Fire Ministry (a pilot ministry of the Servants of the Cross). 

Join us for an amazing experience of God’s love that propels us into His heart. Come and be transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit and prepare your heart for Pentecost! The retreat will include worship, talks, and small groups.

  • Friday April 12th, 6:30pm-9pm (registration at 6pm)
  • Saturday April 13th, 10am-4pm (Mass at 9am).

Lunch included with registration, $20. For registration and more information, click here.

The Fresh Fire team believes, more than ever, that the simple gospel message needs to reach God’s people. Our team has been trained and equipped in activating God’s spiritual gifts to build up his kingdom. We seek to bring revival to parishes as they pursue becoming FULLY ALIVE!


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.


SENIORS MASS & LUNCHEON

All seniors are invited to join us monthly for Mass, fellowship, and good food. There is no cost to attend (though a free-will offering is appreciated), so invite a friend! This month, we will have a special recitation of the Rosary prior to Mass.

Our April speakers are Dennis & Angelina Girard. Dennis and Angelina are the Directors of the Marian Devotional Movement and founders of DivineMercyRosary.com and CatholicInCanada.com. They are also authors and producers.

Date/Time: April 17, 12pm

Registration closes at 12am on April 11 in order to give enough time to calculate meal numbers.


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-retreat-2024