The Parish Picnic an annual Ottawa tradition

20190825_153530Almost every year since I joined Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Ottawa, our parish has celebrated a picnic, usually in August.  This year we held it after Mass on Aug. 25.   It is one of our traditions such as our Thanksgiving and Epiphany Dinners, our Mothering Sunday high tea after Mass and our joint Eucharistic Procession on Corpus Christi.  That’s to say nothing of our weekly lunch after Mass.

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For the last two years, we have been invited to use the Ukrainian Catholic Shrine’s  St. John the Baptist camp in Quebec.  What a lovely, peaceful location for sharing great food, playing volleyball, swimming and boating and maintaining the good fellowship in our parish family.   

The family from Syria that we co-sponsored with St. George’s Parish graced us again this year with their presence and brought sausages, skewers of minced meat, and chicken marinated in yoghurt and spices to share with the rest of us.  Sohail manned the barbecue this year and last.


Setting the style in true patrimonial fashion are Joshua and Elizabeth who recently moved to Ottawa from Houston.  Joshua is studying canon law at Saint Paul University.

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A good time was had by all, as they say.

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We would love to news of upcoming events and publish pictures after they take place here at the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society’s blog.  Please send copy and photos to and we will do our best to post them.



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