Sunday and Daily Mass Schedule





Confession: 15 minutes before every Mass

All Masses in English, except where noted

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

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: $1,560,930

Through 24-Jul-16


Progress Report

Phase One: Foley House


If you have not yet signed up to join the continuing campaign and would like to do so, please fill out a form at the campaign table and put it into the capital campaign box. Or please send us an email...


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    Diocesan Services Fund

    Parish Goal: $44,200

    Thank You to the 96 families...

    We are at 66% of our target. In order to make our goal of $44,200 we still need more help. Please consider donating or pledging to help fill in the gap by using the DSF envelopes found in the pews or simply drop a check in the collection with DSF in the memo. In the Year of Mercy may our almsgiving bring us blessings of joy and peace and increase our trust in Him. Thank you for your prayerful consideration of the Diocesan Services Fund.
    Annunciation Postcard


    The Church of The Annunciation

    ... second Catholic Church established in Houston

    Annunciation 1920


    Bishop Claude M. Dubuis

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

    Annunciation 1970


    Fr. Joseph Querat, founding pastor edifice in a style worthy of a Cathedral

    Henry Pilcher Organ


    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

     Historic Timeline  More History


    • 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

      At Annunciation, Confession is heard 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
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    • 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.

      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.


    • R.C.I.A.

      If you, or someone you know is interested in becoming a Catholic through RCIA, please call the parish office, 713.222.2289, to arrange an interview.


    Event Calendar


    • CCE/Religious Education News

      CCE Registration information coming soon
      The next CCE year will begin in September and we need your help
      Prayerfully consider volunteering your talents and time
      Sunday mornings (9:30 AM—10:30 AM)
      Volunteers are needed in the following positions:

      • Catechists (Kindergarten, grades 7, 8, 10, 11, 12)
      • Catechist Aides (Confirmed High School Students are especially encouraged)
      • Substitute Catechists
      • Hall and Front Door Monitors

    Other events throughout the Archdiocese available at:

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    • Jul25 Café Catholica


      Café Catholica 2016—Reawaken Mercy

      Café Catholica is a dinner–lecture series for young adults, featuring dynamic speakers. The Café is held over three Mondays in July at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
      Evenings begin with Confessions at 5:15 PM
      Mass at 6:15 PM
      Dinner at 7:15 PM
      Speaker at 8:15 PM
      Speaker: Msgr Bill Young
      Topic: Walk Humbly | Love Mercy


      Please see the flyer in the foyer for more information

    • Jul28 Archdiocesan Prayer Breakfast


      The Archdiocesan Prayer Breakfast will take place on Thursday, July 28, 2016. Bishop Michael Sis of San Angelo, will be the speaker for this event. Seating is limited and individual tickets and tables are on sale now


      More Info

      Please see the flyer in the foyer for more information

    • Aug03 Summer Learning Schola


      St. Basil’s School of Gregorian Chant invites you to the 8th annual Summer Learning Schola, at the University of St Thomas, Houston

      Session I: Aug 3-4 and Aug 10-11

      Session II: Aug 17-18 and Aug 24-25

      Please see the flyer in the foyer for more information

    • Aug06 Organ Recital


      Experience the moving tones of our 92–year–old organ, Henry Pilcher’s Sons opus 1206

      The recital is offered in thanksgiving for the generosity of Mrs Ann Glazier McStravick & others who have made possible the first stage of renovations to this historic instrument

      Limited seating | RSVP Required

      More Info


    • Aug14 Wedding Anniversary Jubilee Mass


      The 2016 Wedding Anniversary Jubilee Mass honoring couples celebrating their Silver Anniversary (25th) of marriage in the Catholic Church will be held on Sunday, August 14th at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at 3:00 PM

      Whether or not a couple attends the ceremony, they are eligible to receive a special recognition. Reserved seating will be limited

      For more information, contact Regina Vasquez with the Office of Family Life Ministry   713.741.8720


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    Closed for Mass and Lunch 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM