Sunday and Daily Mass Schedule

 

 

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat

All Masses in English, unless noted

Confession: 15 minutes before every Mass

Stations Of The Cross

Every Friday during Lent after 12:10 PM Mass

Eucharistic Adoration after 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


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

For your convenience we provide you with; online registration, online giving and donation links for our Capital Campaign

Cardinal DiNardo

Diocesan Services Fund 2017

Parish Goal: $44,200

Last weekend was Commitment Weekend 1 and the Diocesan Services Fund 2017

Amount Paid: $1,400

Go Make Disciples

Video narrated by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo is available online and donations can be made on the website as well

Please pray about your DSF 2017 commitment, then complete your personalized pledge card and bring it to Mass or return it by mail

Checks should be made payable to:
DSF 2017
Use Parish Code: #7207 for all payments

DSF 2017 envelopes available in the plastic bins located in the pews

Thank you for your generous donations. Please ask your employer about Matching Funds

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

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
    More Info
  • 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

     Contact

  • 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.


     Contact


    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

     Contact

    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

     Contact

Event Calendar

 

Other events throughout the Archdiocese

More Events

Resources

 

  • Feb19 CCE

     

    Classes resume February 19th

  • Feb19 Young Adults

     

    New book club series

    More Info

  • Feb21 Project Mercy

     

    Tuesday, Feb 21st is Project Mercy

    Annunciation Parish–Based
    Pro–Life devotion

    All are welcome to join with us in prayer

    Holy Hour at 7:00 PM
    Mass at 8:00 PM

    More Info

  • Feb21 Healthcare Professionals

     

    All healthcare professionals are welcome to come hear Elise Griesmyer, JD, speak on

    Human Trafficking

    Join the Catholic Healthcare Professionals of Houston at their meeting on Tuesday, February 21st 6:30 PM—8:00 PM

    St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church (Monsignor Jamail Family Center), 6800 Buffalo Speedway

     Map

     Contact

    The event is free and light snacks will be served

  • Feb24 Graham Lecture

     

    You are invited to the Dr Joseph Graham Lecture
    February 24th
    Jones Hall—University of St Thomas
    7:00 PM | Doors open at 6:30 PM

    Former abortionist Dr Anthony Levatino and wife Cecelia give their Pro-Life testimonies

    Please see the flyers in the foyer for more information.

  • Mar1 Ash Wednesday

     

    Masses with distribution of ashes
    6:30 AM —English
    12:10 PM —English
    7:00 PM  —Tridentine

  • Mar4 Fullness of Truth

     

    Fullness of Truth (Catholic Evangelization Ministries) invites you to Corpus Christi, on March 4th—Mar 5th to a conference that will bring together a number of speakers who are active in various works and apostolates that promote marriage and family life

    More Info

    Register

    Please see the flyers in the foyer for more information

  • Mar4 Lenten Pilgrimage

     

    Annual Lenten Pilgrimage in Port Arthur is March 4th

    Walking pilgrimage to Shrines of the Blessed Virgin Mary includes:
    9:00 AM—Traditional Latin Mass
    —Rosary
    —Stations of the Cross, and more

    Our Lady of Guadalupe—Port Arthur, TX

     Map

    Please see the flyers in the foyer for more information

  • Mar4 St Anthony of Padua

     

    St Anthony of Padua in the Woodlands invites you to
    Come Honor Our Lord and Our Lady on March 4th

    In celebration of the 100th consecutive Communal First Saturdays

    This communal celebration of the First Saturdays is a way of fulfilling the four conditions of Our Lady of Fatima’s request for the First Saturdays in reparation to her Immaculate Heart to bring about the salvation of souls and world peace

     Map

    Please see the flyers in the foyer for more information.

  • Mar4 Divine Mercy Conference

     

    Rays of Enlightenment
    Divine Mercy Conference
    March 4th
    9:00 AM — 5:00 PM
    Christ the Redeemer Church

    Special guest speaker is Fr Seraphim Michalenko MIC
    Admission Free | Reservations required

    RSVP

     Map

    Please see the flyers in the foyer for more information.

  • Mar10 40 Days for Life

     

    Annunciation Parish
    prays at abortion facility

    Please consider volunteering to pray outside of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility at 4600 Gulf Freeway

    40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign
    March 1st through April 9th

  • Mar11 Project Rachel Retreat — English

     

    Project Rachel Retreat in English
    Saturday, March 11th
    This is a private and confidential retreat for women who suffer after having an abortion
    The retreat will begin at 9:30 AM
    and conclude with Mass at 5:30 PM

    The retreat will be given by our pastor, Father Paul Felix
    There is no cost for attendance and registration is confidential

    For information or registration, please contact Julie  Phone