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Apostolates

We have many apostolates here at Annunciation and we are always seeking to add new members to our groups!  Please contact each apostolate's coordinator for more information on joining. 


Adoration

Jesus invites you to spend some quiet time with Him in Eucharistic Adoration.

Join our Adoration Apostolate by signing up to adore Our Lord for one hour each Sunday afternoon from 1pm to 5pm. To have access to the Church during this time, you will need to register with the Adoration Apostolate.

Contact the Parish Adoration Coordinator, Christy Volanski, with any questions or to join.  Email [email protected] or call/text 936-520-8258.


Altar Servers

The Altar Servers Apostolate recruits, trains, and schedules altar boys to serve at Masses, funerals, weddings, and other liturgical functions year-round (processions, Christmas crèche, etc.). This apostolate also maintains, cleans, repairs, and replaces altar server vestments. 

To become an altar server, we are looking for mature young boys, age 10 or older (although exceptions can be made) as well as adult men to serve at the altar.  All altar servers must have received the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of Holy Communion.  Please contact Nick Volanski for more information at [email protected] or call/text 936-520-2846.


Altar Society

Provides for the upkeep of the sanctuary and sacristy of our church, helps and assists the Pastor in spiritual and material undertakings for the welfare of the church, and cares for the vestments and altar linens.  Contact Emily Ponte at [email protected] for more information.


Annunciation Respect Life Apostolate (ARLA):

Annunciation’s Respect Life Apostolate strives to protect the sanctity of all human life from conception until natural death.

Our Respect Life events and activities include:

· Project Mercy- every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 PM- Mass, Confession, and Adoration with the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet
· 40 Days for Life- fall and spring campaigns include 40 days of prayer and fasting outside of local abortion clinics
· 40 Hours of Adoration for Life during October, Respect Life Month
· Prayer Vigil on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
· Blessing of a Child in the Womb on the Feast of the Annunciation

We also coordinate and encourage participation in the annual Texas Rally for Life in January, support regular collections of baby items for moms in need, and promote various Pro-Life activities throughout the Archdiocese, such as Project Rachel retreats to facilitate healing for women after an abortion, and the monthly Helpers of God’s Precious Infants prayer events which include Mass and praying outside of an abortion clinic.

Please join the Respect Life Apostolate! Our Pro-Life mission is at the heart of our identity as Catholics. This mission is for each of us. Will you join our team? For more information, contact Christine Kasper at [email protected] or 713-416-5233.


Building Maintenance

Our Building Maintenance apostolate makes regular inspections of the church, rectory, and office, and then makes repairs and improvements as needed. Includes quarterly inspections of Annunciation’s bell tower and bell.  If you have handyman skills, this is the apostolate for you!  Please contact Nick Volanski for more information at [email protected] or call/text 936-520-2846.


Collection Counters

Our parishioners generously contribute their financial resources to the operations and mission of our parish family, and we need detail-oriented people who can carefully count and organize our weekly collections.  Each Sunday, a group of dedicated volunteers gather to count and deposit the offering collected during weekend Masses.  During our work, we enjoy coffee, pastries, and each other's company!  Collection counters are active members of Annunciation parish, are approved by the Pastor, and serve four Sundays per month.  Please contact Lillian Kish at [email protected] for more information.


Gabriel Project

Volunteers are trained to be “Gabriel Angels,” mentors who take personal interest in an expectant mother, providing spiritual, material, compassionate, and practical support throughout the pregnancy and at times, beyond.  For more information on becoming a Gabriel Angel, please contact Stephanie McCouty at [email protected]


Landscaping & Beautification Apostolate

Do you have a green thumb or just enjoy working outdoors?  This apostolate gathers one Saturday morning per month for 90 minutes to weed, rake, prune, plant, and maintain our beautiful courtyard.  Seasonally, we also spread mulch and gravel.  Please contact Mike Crowe at [email protected] to join this apostolate.


Music & Choir

There are a number of options for participating in the music apostolate! 
  • Our Schola Cantorum sings for the 11am Traditional Latin Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:15-9pm and Sundays at 10:30am.  Some choral experience is recommended. 
  • Our 9am Women's choir sings for the English Ordinary Form Mass at 9am on Sunday. Rehearsals are at 8:30am, before Mass. On occasion, choristers also attend Wednesday evenings rehearsals when we are preparing a special Feast.
  • A small group of men sing for Vespers at 4pm on the Second Sunday of each month. An audition is required. 
  • Our new formed children's choir meets on Wednesdays from 6:30-7pm and on Sunday afternoons from 1pm-1:30. Children may sing with the adult choir on Sunday, and will sing for a few special occasions (like the Christmas Eve Vigil Mass). 
  • We are always looking for volunteers to help with other events like our summer chant workshop, concerts, etc.

For more information, please contact our music director, Catherine Schaefer, at [email protected]


Religious Education / Sacramental Preparation

Provides an education of Catholic Christian doctrine for the children, youth and adults of our parish and sacramental preparation for the celebrations of First Penance and Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation.  Please contact Catherine O'Brien at [email protected] for more information.


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)

RCIA volunteers assist in providing a systematic understanding of the Catholic faith to those seeking to enter the Church and prepares them to receive the sacraments of Christian initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist.  For more information, please contact Caryn Vukelich at [email protected].


Ushers & Safety Team

Our ushers and security team greets parishioners, hands out bulletins, takes monetary collections, answers general questions, assists with seating, handles disruptions, maintain pews after Mass, and offers general assistance.   Please contact Gabe Cortez at [email protected] for more information.


Weddings

Weddings are very special at Annunciation!  Our wedding volunteers work with couples to assist them in preparing for the Sacrament of Matrimony at Annunciation, and also assists and coordinates all aspects of wedding Masses.  For more information, please contact Sandra Villarreal at [email protected].


Young Adults Apostolate

The Young Adults apostolate is a newly-formed group of young urban professionals age 40 and under who work closely with Father Felix on evangelizing other young adults.  In addition to monthly meetings held in the Foley House after the 11:00 AM Sunday Mass, many fun social events are being planned at this time!  For more information, please send an email to [email protected].


Young Families Apostolate

The Young Families apostolate is in the process of formation.  Recognizing a need for families of faith to socialize and support one another, this apostolate will work to promote prayer life, strengthen family bonds, hold family get-togethers, and connect families with one another and with the church. For more information, please send an email to [email protected].