News & Notes: Nov 10, 2023

News & Notes: Nov 10, 2023



Please pray for the 48 children who are preparing for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion! As a special parish gift, we are collecting a spiritual bouquet. The names of everyone who signs up to pray will be added to a card for each child. It’s a beautiful way to celebrate and support the children in our parish as they grow in their faith!

I’m praying!

Past and new altar servers are invited to our next training session on Nov 18th, from 12-1:30pm in the Annex! There will be free pizza and pop for all participants. Altar servers must have received their First Communion in order to be trained.

Click here to register, or email questions to Fr. Kevin at


Would you like to be a part of our Advent Outreach Team and help coordinate the Christmas Hampers and Gift Cards for our schools? If you are interested or would like more information, contact Ann:

Sponsor Coordinator

  • Communicates with sponsors.
  • Coordinates Turkey pickup with Gift cards & Prayer cards

Gift Card Coordinator

  • Purchase small gift bags for gift cards.
  • Ensures all gift cards are active and writes amount on cards.
  • Assists with Turkey pick up.


Do you love to meet new people? We are looking for 2 more volunteers to join our Info Desk team for the 9 & 11 am masses! Contact Laura if you are interested or would like more information:

Come encounter Jesus in the Eucharist

Join us on Nov 22 for a night of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration with Praise & Worship. The evening begins with Adoration at 7:30pm, with a talk midway through. The sacrament of confession will be available beginning at 8:30pm.

Our November speaker is Crissy Lavin. Crissy currently serves as a CCO Missionary at Carleton University. She was born and raised in Ireland and was a primary school teacher before she was called to work as a missionary here in Canada. She loves cute coffee shops, reading, music, and, of course, Jesus.


Tickets for the Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner are now on sale! On Saturday Nov 25 after the 5pm Mass, come enjoy a spaghetti dinner with proceeds going to support the local Gloucester Food Bank.

Purchase or reserve tickets after the weekend masses, or email Paul at Volunteers are also needed to help with the prep. Visit the event page for more details.

  • Adults – $15
  • Youth (18 – 8 yrs) – $10
  • Children (under 8 yrs) – free.

This year’s CWL Christmas Bazaar will be Nov. 18, 2023 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. We will be raffling a large lap quilt with a Christmas theme and another pen and pencil set by Fr. John. The CWL have made Tourtieres, which will be available for sale, along with advent candles, crafts, baking, and a silent auction. There will be a free Tearoom provided once again. Come and enjoy, and invite your friends!

Raffle tickets can be purchased after weekend masses:

  • Pen Set made by Fr. John Likozar CC – Tickets are $5 each or 3/$10
  • Beautiful hand-made Floral Panel Quilt (Queen size) – Tickets are $10 each or 3/$20


A Memorial Rosary will be held at 7:00pm on November 15 for all deceased members of our parish Knights of Columbus. This is an opportunity for parishioners to honour our Blessed Mother Mary and pray for those who have passed.  

Following the rosary, a small reception will be held in the Church Hall, allowing time for those in attendance to share memories.


Remember your loved ones in a special way this Christmas by donating money to purchase poinsettias for our Christmas decor. Your memorial poinsettias will be placed around the church for the Christmas season, and the names will be honoured on a special slide at the Christmas masses.

Each poinsettia costs $40.00. To reserve a poinsettia, fill out the form below or at the Info Desk. Payment can be left at the Info Desk or the parish office, with any cheques payable to AoTL Sanctuary Flower Ministry.


From November 18-19, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish (Vanier) will host the public exposition of the relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Maria Faustina Kowalska and St. John Paul II. All are invited to come learn more about these saints and ask for their intercession. Visit the event page for details.


Join St. Mary’s Parish, 100 Young St., for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, and healing on November 24 (Friday, 7-9 pm). The theme is “The Way of the Lord,” and the guest speaker is Pierre O’Reilly, the Executive Director of NET Ministries and an Annunciation parishioner! The Prayer and Prophetic Ministry members will be available to pray for you in person. 

Info: Natalia Lacar (613-728-9811 x720;