News & Notes – Feb 23, 2024

News & Notes – Feb 23, 2024


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

Today is the last chance to join one of our small groups! Click here to sign up for your preferred time slot and dive into “Rebuilt Faith” as a group. This is a great way to connect with other parishioners and to journey together through Lent.

If you didn’t get a chance to grab your copy of “Rebuilt Faith”, you can still purchase it online. Click here to view the book on Amazon.

If your Lent is busy and you’re finding yourself overwhelmed, you can sign up for daily emailed prayers pulled directly from “Rebuilt Faith”. This is the simplest and shortest way to walk together through Lent, and it can add a quick moment with Jesus to each day. He wants to be with you in your busyness! Click here to sign up.

Come encounter Jesus in the Eucharist

Join us Feb 28 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.

Our February speaker is our Faith and Mission Director Laura O’Reilly. Come learn how to check your spiritual pulse and come fully alive in your faith!


All seniors are invited to join us on March 13 for noon Mass, fellowship, and good food. We appreciate a good-will offering to help cover the cost of the meal.

Our March speaker is Nathalie Maione. Nathalie is the founder and CEO of Helping with Furniture (HWF). For more than 15 years, HWF has been helping refugees, recent immigrants, and people relocating from shelters, leaving abusive situations, struggling with mental illness or at risk of homelessness. They are an award-winning, registered charity entirely run by volunteers.

Date/Time: March 13, 12pm


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

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.



Join us for an unforgettable evening of music and community support as we welcome Deantha Edmunds, 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.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by contacting 613-933-1138, ext. 22. Tickets are $50, $35*(early bird price) and $25. Purchase today to benefit from *early bird pricing. Your attendance at this concert helps support reconciliation efforts, fostering understanding and unity.

Sheng Shen Parish is offering a special early morning daily Mass designed for workers. Join them to celebrate 7am Mass from Tuesdays to Fridays. Contact Fr. Lustig to join the email list:

Address: 1187 Michael St N (off of St. Laurent & Cyrville)

Experience our new pilot ministry called Fresh Fire! Kingdom dreams are unfolding as we partner with both priests and the laity to demonstrate the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.

Amazing Speakers | Encounters with Jesus | Prayer Ministry

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!

Join us for an amazing experience of God’s love that propels us into his heart. For more information or to sign up, click here.