Church of the
Annunciation

7580 Clinton Street
Elma, New York 14059

716.683.5254

We are listening to Jesus in the Easter Gospels taken from St. John. Jesus says: “I am” using the sacred name for God. He then compares himself to a “good shepherd” who leads his flock to fresh water and to green grass, who calls the sheep by name and even will lay down his life for the flock.  Again Jesus makes another personal comparison by using an illustration from daily life and from Sacred Scripture: “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.” We can relate to the metaphor of Jesus as “the vine” with our familiarity with vineyards doting the landscape along the lakeshores and Niagara River. We can imagine divine life flowing from Jesus into us. Fruit of the vine becomes wine consecrated at Mass into the blood of Christ. 

On Sunday April 29th, after 11 AM Mass at 12:30 PM in Selbert Hall, we inaugurate a new forum or symposium on contemporary issues and on Gospel values. Bree Bauman, a member of our Pastoral Council, is coordinating the series of talks. Fr. William Wipfler, an Anglican priest, will be speaking on “How can we make a difference?” Fr. Bill was a friend of Blessed Oscar Romero and with the Archbishop when he was assassinated offering Mass. 

On Monday, April 30th at 7:30 PM the Canisius College Chorale returns to the Church of the Annunciation for a concert under direction of Bradley Wingert. It is a tradition. The choir loves to sing in our church because of the exceptional acoustics and we love to host this grand group of musicians. Don’t miss it.

On May 5 & 6 girls and boys will be making their First Holy Communion. Families choose one of our weekend Masses thus ensuring our assembly the joy of seeing children receive Jesus for the first time. I can assure you that Masses will not be prolonged. At the beginning of the 11 AM Mass, children will process into church and crown the statue of Mary. The month of May is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of Jesus. 


 

Mass Schedule

Weekend Masses: 

Saturday 5:00 PM, 

Sunday 8:00 AM, 11:00 AM

Sunday 5:00 PM 

Check the bulletin each week for daily Mass schedules and Holy Day times.

Confessions

Confessions are heard each Saturday at 4:00 PM, or by appointment.

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