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


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

  • Daily Prayer for Hurricane Season


    Dear God, Our Father, creator of the universe and Lord over all creation.
    We humbly stand before you as your children and ask that you keep us safe from all hurricanes which may threaten us.
    Protect us from all fear and anxiety of storms and give us an ardent trust and hope in your love and mercy. You alone have the power to command the sea, the wind and the rain.
    You alone bring peace, calm and safety. Father, we thank you in advance, for you are our only refuge. We ask this through Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever.   AMEN
    Mother Mary, Star of the Sea, pray for us

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: $1,562,638

Through 25-Sep-16


Video Progress Report: 25-Sep-16

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The capital campaign database revision is well under way. Please note that our total pledged amount will now be referred to as “Total Projected Income”

Thank you for your continued support.

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    Diocesan Services Fund

    Parish Goal: $44,200

    Thank You to the 112 families...

    We are at 78% 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

    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


    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
      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

      Celebration of First Holy Eucharist
      Sunday, May 14, 2017

      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 to arrange an interview.



    Event Calendar


    Other events throughout the Archdiocese available at:

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    • Sep27 St John Paul II and the New Evangelization


      Piotr Jaroszynski, Professor at the Catholic University of Lublin Poland, will speak on St John Paul II and the New Evangelization on Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 PM at the University of St Thomas in the Scanlan Room in Jarabeck Center.

      Parking Garage is $5 at Graustark and Alabama
      Event is free and open to the public
      Please see the flyer located in the foyer



    • Sep30 40 Days for Life


      40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign

      September 28th — November 6th

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

      Friday, September 30th Annunciation Parish has committed to be the daily sponsor

      Please sign up and volunteer for at least one hour

      Theresa Camara will be in the foyer or outside the church to sign up people after all Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses

      September 10th – September 25th

    • Oct01 Life Chain


      Please join the Life Chain on Sunday, October 1st from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM to be part of a peaceful and prayerful Nationwide Demonstration for Life. Annunciation is sponsoring a location at the northwest corner of Westheimer and Post Oak. Life Chain is a peaceful and prayerful witness for an end to abortion.


    • Oct03 Shepherd’s Cup


      9th Annual Shepherd’s Cup Charity Golf Classic is Monday, October 3rd at Clubs of Kingwood.

      Cardinal DiNardo’s annual Shepherd’s Cup tournament supports Catholic education, Faith and Clergy formation and St. Mary’s Seminary so gather your foursome and let your swing make a difference in the mission of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

      For more information, please see the poster in the foyer

      More Info

    • Oct08 Estate Sale


      A second Estate Sale on the remaining items will be held

      Saturday, October 8th from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
      Sunday, October 9th from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

      Please come, tell your family, friends and neighbors, as all proceeds will benefit the parish. Sale items to include vintage glassware and paper items, furniture (tables, chairs and a couple of twin beds), kitchen items, chandeliers, and more vintage items located in the back house and in the barn



    • Oct08 Foundation for Life Banquet


      Foundation for Life 40th Annual Gala Banquet and Silent Auction is Saturday, October 8th at 7:00 PM at Town Square Marriott, Sugar Land, Texas

      More Info

      Please see the flyer located in the foyer

    • Oct08 March of the Surviving Youth


      8:30 AM — 12:30 PM at the Catholic Charismatic Center, 1949 Cullen Blvd., Houston, TX 77023

      Mass celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal DiNardo


      Please see the flyer located in the foyer

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