News & Notes – March 28, 2024

News & Notes – March 28, 2024

PARISH NEWS


HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Please Note: There will be incense used at the Holy Thursday Mass and at Easter Vigil. You are invited to bring bells to ring at each of these masses during the Gloria!

Children’s liturgy will be offered at our 3pm Good Friday service. Kids can enter into the story of Jesus’ death at their own level while parents get a chance to listen to the homily.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – EASTER VIGIL

Easter Vigil concludes the Triduum celebration with a beautiful Mass that touches on all the senses through incense, light, music, bells, and more. This year, Annunciation is overjoyed to welcome several catechumens into our church family through baptism, confirmation, and First Eucharist. It’s going to be an incredible night.

Helps us make this Easter Vigil especially beautiful! We need volunteers to help clean after the post-Mass celebration in the parish hall. You can join the Vigil team by filling out the form below.



OFFICE CLOSURE

The Parish Office will be closed from Good Friday (March 29) until April 1st. It will reopen April 2nd.


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.


“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!

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.