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

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

DSF Graph

Diocesan Services Fund Update

Parish Goal: $44,200

We achieved our 2016 Diocesan Services Fund goal!
Thank you to all who participated! Cardinal DiNardo sends his thanks to the generous parishioners who have enabled the Archdiocese to help support and meet the needs of more than 60 different entities through their contribution to 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

    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
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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.

    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

    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


  • 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.


    Religious Education News for Children and Youth


    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


    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


    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


Event Calendar


  • Sacramental Preparation

    Feb 5th

    Registration will be CLOSED after this date

    Parents wishing to have their children receive First Penance, First Holy Communion, or Confirmation in 2017 must register by Sunday, February 5, 2017. Forms are available at the entrances to the Church and the parish office
  • Other events throughout the Archdiocese available at:

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    • Jan16 Maria Goretti Network


      Support Group for the Abused

      For those who have been abused physically, sexually, spiritually or emotionally. For recovery and forgiveness. Regular monthly meetings are held every 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Cathedral Centre of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1701 San Jacinto St. at Jefferson St.

      The next meeting is January 16th.

      For more information send a confidential email:


    • Jan17 Project Mercy


      Tuesday, Jan 17th 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

    • Jan17 Catholic Healthcare Professionals


      Catholic Healthcare Professionals of Houston
      Meeting on Tuesday, January 17th
      6:30 PM—8:00 PM
      St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
      Monsignor Jamail Family Center
      located at 6800 Buffalo Speedway

      The topic will be:
      Reflections on Amoris Laetitia

      Presentation by Chris Stravitsch
      All healthcare professionals are welcome to this free event Light snacks will be served

      For more information contact Dr. Carla



    • Jan21 9 Days for Life Novena


      Join the United States Bishops in their national 9 Days for Life Novena

      Saturday, January 21st through Sunday, January 29th

      The prayers are available online and sign-up for email reminders

      Please mark your calendars and make the effort to pray with the Church and your countrymen

      More Info

    • Jan28 Texas Rally for Life


      Annual Texas Rally for Life in Austin, Texas
      Saturday, January 28th

      Life Advocates

      has chartered a bus that will leave from Annunciation Church following the 8:00 AM Mass.

      Please see the flyer in the foyers for more information.

      More Info

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