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Our very first Annunciation Evangelization Quarterly Speaker Series
will be held on Saturday, September 8th with an incredible talk by
Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio on how the Catholic Church built Western Civilization! 
Click here for tickets and more information.


 

Join the Knights of Columbus in the courtyard this Saturday after the 8:00 AM Mass for a celebration in honor of the founder of the Knights, Blessed Father Michael McGivney!  Kona Ice snow cones will be served!


 

Please give generously!  Donating online is so easy - simply click HERE to go to our online portal and choose the "Infirm Priests" fund from the drop-down menu.  Give for the care of those who gave their lives in  service to us and our Lord!


Join us for Solemn Vespers with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction this Sunday, August 14th at 4:00 PM.  Hear Vespers - the evening prayers - in beautiful solemn chant.


 

 

Join us on Monday, August 15th for an Extraordinary Form Mass on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Following Mass, Father Felix will perform the Blessing of the Herbs and Fruits.

Since the earliest centuries, Christians from both East and West have blessed herbs and fruit on the Feast of the Assumption in the belief that these sacramentals provide protection against harm and danger. This custom hearkens back to the Mosaic Law and teaches us something about our Lady's role in the economy of salvation. Eve foolishly used herbs (fig leaves) to hide and aggravate her sin, thereby bringing about a disorder of body and soul. By contrast, Mary, the new Eve whose soul and body are untouched by sin or the decay of death (as we celebrate today), foreshadows a healing of our corporeal frailties, a healing represented by herbs. Likewise, fruits are an appropriate symbol for the new Eve because she never ate of the forbidden fruit but brought forth only the fruit of good works and, most importantly, the Fruit of her womb, Jesus Christ. The fruit blessed today thus betokens the fruit of a holy and generous life which we are called to enjoy from our Lord through the patronage of His mother.

Please place your herbs and fruit (bagged is okay) on the table in the back of the church when you enter Mass.  The blessing will follow Mass.


 


 

 

Monsignor Golasinski is turning 89 years old and he STILL celebrates Mass almost every day of the week plus several monthly devotions, such as First Friday and Project Mercy!  Please send your birthday cards, letters, and gifts or gift cards for Monsignor to our our PO Box.  

May God continue to bless Monsignor with many more years of health and vitality!


 

Sacramental Preparation classes will be starting on Sunday, September 11th!  Classes will be held in the Foley House from 10:30 am to 11:30 am on the following dates:
Sept. 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 16, 23; Nov. 6, 12; Dec. 4, 11.

For more information or to download registration forms, please visit www.annunciationcc.org/youth-faith-formation

We are also in need of catechists who will help with Religious Ed classes.  Please send an email to [email protected] if you are called to this important apostolate!


 

 

Inquiry and formation preparation is on campus in the Foley House on Wednesdays at 6:20 pm.  A new group will begin on August 31, 2022. 

For questions or to sign up, email [email protected].   Please include your full name and mobile number.


 

Helping to shape the faith formation of the youngest members of the Body of Christ is such an important calling!  Annunciation is seeking volunteer catechists to assist with teaching our Religious Ed/Sacramental Preparation classes as well as a Coordinator of Religious Education.  Please contact Lillian at 713-222-2289 or by email at [email protected].


 

If you find it difficult to hear at Mass, you can purchase a small receiver (about the size of a beeper!) and earbuds or headphones to directly hear Father's microphone!

You'll need 3 things:

1) Telex SR-50 CHANNEL E Receiver - it MUST be Channel E frequency!  Best price here: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/347574-REG/Telex_71155035_SR_50_Single_Frequency.html

2) Wired earbuds or headphones with a 3.5 mm jack, such as these: https://a.co/d/hwvZaii

3) Two AA batteries

Need more information?  Please check out the instruction manual for the receiver, available here: https://manualsbrain.com/en/manuals/972608/ (Note: we have the transmitter - you just need to buy the SR-50 Channel E receiver)

 


 

 


Mass Schedule:

Sunday
7:00 AM English (Ordinary Form) - Monsignor Golasinski
9:00 AM English (Ordinary Form) - Fr. Paul Felix
11:00 AM Extraordinary Form Solemn Mass - Fr. Paul Felix
5:30 PM English (Ordinary Form) - Fr. John Ugobueze (throughout July)

Weekday English Mass (Ordinary Form)
6:30 AM Monday through Friday - Monsignor Golasinski
12:10 PM Monday, Wednesday & Friday - Fr. Paul Felix

Weekday Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form)
12:10 PM Tuesday & Thursday - Fr. Paul Felix

Saturday
8:00 AM English (Ordinary Form) - Fr. Paul Felix
5:30 PM  Vigil Mass -  English (Ordinary Form) - Fr. Jones Jayaraj (throughout July)

Vespers

Second Sunday Vespers
Held on the Second Sunday of each month at 4:00 PM  - Fr. Paul Felix

Reconciliation
15 minutes before every Mass

Link to daily readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings

Link to our YouTube channel, where all of our past videos are available: Annunciation's YouTube Channel

Giving is an Act of Worship!

The work of the parish continues to move forward.  Please do not forget your weekly financial contribution to the parish.  Your continued support is needed and appreciated. 

Please consider online giving.  Using our Giving tools, you can set up a recurring donation to one or multiple funds.  It has never been easier! Click to Give

Or drop a check in the mail to:  PO Box 214, Houston TX  77001

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