News & Notes – Feb 16, 2024

News & Notes – Feb 16, 2024

PARISH NEWS


Tax receipts are here! Pick yours up in the church entrance this weekend.


Help us solve a mystery!

If you are the owner of Envelope #288, please contact Margo at our parish office so we can ensure your donations are properly processed.

Parish Office Number: 613-745-7774

Parish Email: parish@annunciation-ottawa.com


In case you missed Fr. Kevin’s homily this past weekend, check out the powerful scene from The Chosen he shared. In this scene, one of Jesus’ apostles—who has a medical condition affecting his walking—asks Jesus, “Why haven’t you healed me?”

Miraculous healings happen throughout scripture and even in our modern day. And yet, there are many of us who haven’t been healed. Is it because we don’t have enough faith? Does God not care? Did we do something wrong?

This powerful scene wrestles with these questions and shares a powerful answer from Jesus.

The Chosen tv series is an incredible way to experience the Gospels. Currently in its fourth season, the Chosen follows Jesus and apostles through scripture, bringing them to life in a powerful and engaging way. Each of the episodes are available for free on the Angel Studios app, and the first season is on Netflix.


This Lent, Annunciation Parish is diving into Rebuilt Faith by Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran. This 40-day book is designed to help you rebuild and renew your faith during Lent through daily 10 minute reflections. You can make it a part of your routine: read it with your morning coffee, during your lunch break, or as you relax in the evening. It’s simple and easy! Read, reflect, rebuild.

There are three ways to journey together through “Rebuilt Faith”:

  1. Join a weekly small group to dive deeper into the book together. Click here to register.
  2. Sign up for daily emailed prayers, pulled directly from the book. Click here to register.
  3. Read through the book on your own or with others.

Books are available for purchase for $5 at the Info Desk on weekends, or at the main office during the week.

We know that God has great things in store for you over the next 40 days. Let’s do Lent together!

Check out our Lent 2024 page for more, or click here for our Fasting Guidelines for Ash Wednesday.


MERGE

Welcome to the Merge Youth Program for kids in grade 3-5! Through Merge, they’ll have the chance to deepen their faith, make lasting friendships, and get involved in our community. We’re excited to walk together on this incredible journey of faith and growth. Welcome aboard!

Age: Grades 3-5
When: Every first Friday of each month
Time: 7pm- 8:30 pm
Where: Annunciation Parish Hall
First night is March 1, 2024

To learn more, contact our Youth Minister pia at youthcoordinator@annunciation-ottawa.com


Registration is now open! 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!

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.

The world and the Church need more good men. Men of faith and virtue; men of vision and purpose; men that are dangerous and good. The Life Compass Workshop Retreat will help you integrate all aspects of your life – professional, spiritual, personal, and familial. Creating one roadmap—a Life Compass—will guide you in your journey of being your best self and making your greatest contribution to the world.

This Workshop Retreat for men, hosted at Annunciation Parish on March 2, includes a full day of content; time for personal prayer; fellowship with like-minded men; the opportunity to receive the sacraments; written and digital materials; snacks and coffee throughout the day; and a hot lunch to restore your energy. Doors open and coffee is served at 7:45 a.m., with sessions beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Early bird registration for $169. Click here to learn more or to register.