Church of the
Annunciation

7580 Clinton Street
Elma, New York 14059

716.683.5254

 

 

November brings together a great mix of holy days and national holidays. The month begins with the feasts of All Saints (11/1) and All Souls (11/2). On All Saints’ Day we honor the holy ones of every time and place who are with God in heaven. On All Souls’ Day we commend the faithful departed to God’s mercy. In Gaelic or Celtic spirituality, the “otherworld” is a supernatural realm of everlasting youth, beauty, health, abundance and joy.  It is said to exist alongside our own world 

but hidden by mysterious mist.  

 

November 11th is Veterans Day when we honor those who gave their lives in service to our country.  Originally it was called “Armistice Day” to recall the end of World War I when the cessation of conflict was signed at the eleventh hour on eleventh day of the eleventh month. It happens to be the feast of St. Martin of Tours who was a soldier in the Roman army. He is remembered for sharing part of his military cloak with a poor beggar on a cold night. Later in a dream Martin recognized the beggar as Jesus. We pray for our veterans in gratitude for their service and sacrifice

and for the freedoms they preserved.  

 

Thursday November 23rd is Thanksgiving Day. Join us for 9:00 AM Mass when we thank God for our blessings. The month closes with the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe on Sunday November 26th.  Join us at worship when we honor the Great King

present at Eucharist and disguised in the poor and forsaken. 

“Whatever you did for one of these least brothers (or sisters) 

of mine, you did for me.” (Matt 25:40)  

 

 

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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Donation in the Big Blue Barrel for November:

Peanut Butter

Please continue to be generous.  

FISH can always use paper or plastic garbage bags.

Please protect the barrel - it is not for disposal of garbage.

Stewardship

Stewardship is having the wisdom to understand that everything we have is a gift from God.

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