Sunday and Daily Mass Schedule

 

 

 

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat

Confession: 15 minutes before every Mass


All Masses in English, except where noted


Eucharistic Adoration follows the 11:00 AM Mass
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Vespers in the Extraordinary Form and Benediction at 4:15 PM

 

For your convenience, the Cry Room is available for all Masses
For assistance, please see the Ushers


Civil Holidays

Memorial Day

July 4th holiday

Labor Day holiday

Thanksgiving Day

Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving Day

One Mass only at 8:00 AM


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Campaign Update

Total Projected Income: $1,563,221

Through 20-Nov-16

 

Capital Campaign Update:

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The Launch was a great success! Thanks to your participation we will soon reach our destination! We gained $15,000 in new pledges!

We received $101,957 in donations including the “Match”! Thanks to all the volunteers, young adults and parishioners for your participation! We cannot succeed without you! A special thanks to Gene Kranz and our anonymous underwriter

If you would like to help with the next event please send us an email

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  • I am praying for a fruitful advent season for each of you!
    Your Director of Development - Elsie

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    Diocesan Services Fund

    Parish Goal: $44,200

    Thank You to the 113 families...

    Thank you to the 114 participants that have contributed or pledged their support! Pledged amount is $41,003.00 and paid amount is $36,498.00 or 83% of our target. Our goal is $44,200.00. Please consider donating or pledging to help fill in the gap by using the DSF envelopes located in the foyers or simply drop a check in the collection with DSF in the memo. Thank you for your prayerful consideration of the Diocesan Services Fund.
    Annunciation Postcard

    1869

    The Church of The Annunciation

    ... second Catholic Church established in Houston

    Annunciation 1920

    1866

    Bishop Claude M. Dubuis

    ...purchased the half block at Texas and Crawford streets for $2,000

    Annunciation 1970

    1869

    Fr. Joseph Querat, founding pastor

    ...an edifice in a style worthy of a Cathedral

    Henry Pilcher Organ

    Te Deum Laudamus

    Annunciation Organ Recital

    August 6, 2016

    Felipe Gasper's farewell and solo organ recital in thanksgiving for the generosity of Mrs. Ann Glazier McStravick and others who have made possible the first stage of renovations to Annunciation’s 92-year-old organ, Henry Pilcher’s Sons opus 1206

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  • Henry Pilcher Organ

    1924

    Henry Pilcher’s Sons Organ

    23 ranks: three manuals and pedals

    Henry Pilcher Organ

    Opus 1206

    Henry Pilcher Organ

    Annunciation proudly maintains one of Houston’s most distinct church organs, the Pilcher Opus 1206


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    Sacraments

    • Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law

      The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian's life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life.

      Sacraments are "powers that comes forth" from the Body of Christ, which is ever–living and life–giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are “the masterworks of God” in the new and everlasting covenant.
      Catechism of The Catholic Church #1116

    • Penance

      Confession—15 minutes before every Mass or by appointment

      Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.
      Catechism of The Catholic Church #1422
    • Baptism

      Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua) and the door which gives access to the other sacraments

      Catechism of The Catholic Church #1213
      More Info
    • Matrimony

      The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament

      Catechism of The Catholic Church #1601
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    • Catholic Christian Education [CCE]

      Religious education for Annunciation Parish is offered as a means of supporting and assisting parents in the privilege and responsibility of passing on our Catholic faith to our children.

      Prior to receiving the Sacraments of: Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation, children must be registered and participate in Systematic Catechesis for two years. This means that students must be enrolled in CCE/RE at the parish (or an equivalent and USCCB approved home or Catholic School program) for the one year prior to receiving the Sacrament and during the preparation year


      FIRST PENANCE/RECONCILIATION AND FIRST EUCHARIST
      Sunday, May 14, 2017


      Please register your children for preparation for these sacraments. Classes will begin in the new year, 2017
      First Penance will be celebrated beginning with the 8am Mass on Saturday, March 4, 2017, followed by confession and First Eucharist will be celebrated on Sunday May 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM

      Volunteers needed, if you can help or require additional information, please contact the Rectory.

      Special note:
      If your child was not Baptized at Annunciation, you are required to provide a Baptismal certificate prior to registration of CCE Classes

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    • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults [RCIA]

      If you, or someone you know is interested in becoming a Catholic through RCIA, please call the parish office to arrange an interview.


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      Religious Education News for Children and Youth


      CONFIRMATION

      Young men and women desiring to receive the sacrament of Confirmation in 2017 must register for classes. Mass will be celebrated in autumn of 2017 (date and location to be announced)

      Registration forms for sacramental preparation are available on the tables at the entrances to the Church or contact the parish office

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      In order to receive the sacraments, the candidate must be enrolled in Systematic Catechesis for two years prior to reception of the sacrament and enroll in, participate, and complete Sacramental Preparation classes and fulfill requirements

      HOME SCHOOL FAMILIES

      Familes who catechize at home, please contact the parish office. We want to include your children in CCE activities (such as processions and plays/concerts)

      Contact Tammy Zanovello, DRE

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    Event Calendar

     

  • First Friday

    Dec 2nd

    Devotions begin at 8:00 PM

    Christ through His apparitions to St Margaret Mary, made several promises to those that practice the First Friday Devotions:

    In the excess of the mercy of my Heart, I promise you that my all powerful love will grant to all those who will receive Communion on the First Fridays, for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance: they will not die in my displeasure, nor without receiving the sacraments; and my Heart will be their secure refuge in that last hour.

  • Other events throughout the Archdiocese available at:

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    • Nov26 Christmas Flowers

       

      November 26th and 27th, the Altar Society will be accepting donations for Christmas flowers

      Donations can be placed in the boxes marked Christmas Flowers

      Thank you for your generosity

    • Nov27 CCE

       

      There will be no CCE Classes on Sunday, November 27th, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday
      Classes will resume on Sunday, December 4th

    • Nov30 Come and hear God’s Face in Classical Music

       

      Come and hear God’s Face in Classical Music on Wednesday, November 30th, 6:30 PM, at the University of St Thomas
      It is a concert with commentary featuring Samuel Sentmanat, Founder and Director of Musica Humana, and Ferenc Illenyi, 1st Chair Violinist at Houston Symphony
      The event is FREE and open to the public

    • More Info

    • Please see the posters in the foyers for more information

    • Dec02 First Friday

       

      First Friday Devotions are Friday, Dec 2th

      This is a two hour devotion that begins with Mass at 8:00 PM and is followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Please come and bring a friend

    • Dec02 Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy

       

      St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Community Life Center invites you to join them at a live production of

      Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy

      Friday, December 2nd at 7:00 PM

       Map

      Please see the flyers in the foyer for more information

    • Dec04 The Story of Christmas

       

      The Children of Annunciation Catholic Church will present the play “The Story of Christmas” on December 24th at 4:15 PM

      Actors and volunteers are needed!

      Script

      Please email to receive the script.

      Auditions, December 4th in the IWA cafeteria

    • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dec07 Sacrament Preparation

       

      Parents of children preparing for the Sacraments of Confession and Communion for the first time, are required to attend parent sessions with the Pastor. Both parents are welcome, but not required. Children will begin preparation in 2017

      Father Felix will offer four sessions at the parish office:
      December 7th and 14th

      Session will begin at 6:30 PM and conclude at 9:00 PM

      Please call the office for more information

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    • Dec10 Project Rachel Retreat — Spanish

       

      Project Rachel Retreat in Spanish
      Saturday, December 10th
      This is a private and confidential retreat for women who suffer from an abortion
      The retreat will begin at 9:30 AM
      and conclude with Mass at 5:30 PM
      Please plan to stay for Mass, as it is an important part of the retreat

      The retreat will be given by our pastor, Father Paul Felix Registration is now open— Inquiries and registrations are confidential and retreat location is available to participants only

      For more information or to register, please contact Julie  Phone

      Please help us promote this retreat

    Office hours 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday
    Closed for Mass and Lunch 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM