News & Notes: Jan 12, 2024

News & Notes: Jan 12, 2024

PARISH NEWS


Reminder: Don’t forget to pick up your new envelopes in the Church Entrance!


From Jan 16-19th, our pastors will be away at the Companions Study Days. Deacon Marc will be leading Liturgies of the Word in place of morning Mass during those days.


SENIORS MASS & LUNCHEON

We’ve extended the registration date for the January Seniors Mass and Luncheon until 12am on Jan 14th. All seniors are invited to join us for Mass, fellowship, and good food. We appreciate a good-will offering to help cover the cost of the meal.

Our January speaker is Peter Tilley, the C.E.O. of The Ottawa Mission. The Ottawa Mission is one of Canada’s oldest, yet most recognized and innovative, downtown shelters for the homeless.

Date/Time: Jan 17, 12pm


Does the thought of sharing your faith with others terrify you? We totally understand, which is why Annunciation is excited to announce a short 3-week small group series called Life Shared!

Given the short turnaround time for registration, we want to give you lots of options to check out this inspiring series:

Online: Monday evenings at 7pm – 8 pm on Jan 8, 15, 22

In-person: Thursday mornings at 9:45 – 10:45 on Jan 11, 18, 25

In-person: Thursday evenings at 7pm on Jan 11, 18, 25

Too busy to join us in person? Let us know when you register and we can send you the link to the videos, which you can watch in the comfort of your own home. Better yet, gather a few friends and go through the series together!

Fill out the form below to register


SMART AGING

Our parish Seniors Ministry is offering a special information session on the Smart Aging program, which is offered by the Council on Aging. Come enjoy muffins and coffee as you learn more about this 8-week course and what it can offer you.

Info Session Details: Jan 30, 10am-12pm in the Parish Hall


Our next Behold is January 24 and it’s a special one! Sr. Anna Chan will be speaking on physical healing, and there will be a time to receive prayer ministry. Come encounter Jesus, the Divine Physician, and experience his healing touch.

Date: Jan 24

7:30PM – Worship with Eucharistic Adoration

8:00PM – Talk

8:15PM – Prayer Ministry (will go until 9:15) with Confession


FIRST SESSION: February 1, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Alpha provides a space to ask all your questions about life and faith in a friendly environment with others who, like you, want to explore. Each Alpha session includes supper, a short video, time to connect, and plenty of time to discuss.

It doesn’t matter what you believe or don’t believe; come as you are. Check out the first night and see if it’s for you!

If you’ve taken Alpha before, we challenge you to think of who you could invite. Do you have family, friends, or even neighbours who need to know the love God has for them? Invite them to the first session! You can even attend with them.


OTHER OPPORTUNITIES


Is the Lord calling you to serve him as a priest? Join other men discerning the priesthood for monthly formation, fellowship, and Eucharistic Adoration. Each night will be held at the new Café des Tours, located in the basement of Notre Dame Cathedral in Ottawa. The January date is Jan 18th at 7pm.

To join the Quo Vadis email list or for more information, contact Fr. Connor O’Hara, the Vocations Director for the diocese, at vocations@ottawacornwall.ca.


Join the diocese for a special Mass with Archbishop Damphousse and Bishop Mathieu, s.m. (homilist) followed by a light snack. All are welcome!