News & Notes: Jan 5, 2024

News & Notes: Jan 5, 2024


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

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 available


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

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. The goal is to create a space where people come and discuss life’s big questions in a friendly, open and informal environment.

It doesn’t matter what you believe or don’t believe; come as you are. There’s no registration required (though you can register below if you choose), and no commitment. Come check out the first night and see if it’s for you!


All seniors are invited to join us on Jan 17 for Mass, fellowship, and good food. We appreciate a good-will offering to help cover the cost of the meal. Our January speaker is 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

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


For over 35 years, Annunciation and St. Gabriel’s have volunteered at the Shepherds of Good Hope’s soup kitchen on Sundays, during January & September, serving Ottawa’s most vulnerable. Hunger is a very real need in our community. We think of the words of Jesus in scripture—“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat”—and our hearts are moved to serve!

Shepherds of Good Hope is serving more and more in our community as needs grow, and is looking for more volunteers. To keep fulfilling our parish commitment to their ministry, we want to grow our volunteer base! We are hoping to send 15 volunteers every Sunday in January to serve alongside other volunteers from 8:15am – 1:00pm.

If this ministry speaks to your heart, and you feel it may be something to which God is calling you, please reach out to Christine at There are other times you can serve even if Sunday mornings don’t work for you.