Church of the
Annunciation

7580 Clinton Street
Elma, New York 14059

716.683.5254

CHRIS WILSON CONCERT RESCHEDULED TO NOV. 25th AT 7:30PM

 

The word “eucharist” in Greek means “thanksgiving.” For Catholics whenever we attend or offer Mass we are thanking God for multiple blessings and for the precious gift of God’s Son Jesus Christ. We should begin each day, take moments during the day and end each day with gratitude. “Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.” (Roy T. Bennett) “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” (John F. Kennedy) “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.” (Maya Angelou) Join us for 9:00 AM Mass, the Eucharist, on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 22nd

  

On four occasion parishioners met to discuss the crisis we are going through with revelations of priest abuse and mishandling of cases by Church authorities. Lay listening and sharing sessions provided the forum to express in words empathy for victims and anger with those responsible. It also provided an opportunity to propose steps the Church must take in order to heal the wounded Body of Christ and to restore trust. Both Pope Francis and Bishop Richard Malone have acknowledged that involvement of the laity is necessary to amend and address abuse. It was agreed at our parish Pastoral Council meeting on October 17, 2018 that a letter should be sent to Bishop Malone expressing our concerns and recommendations.

Click here to view letter to Bishop Malone.

 

We pray to God for all who are deeply distressed and injured that we will experience the hidden presence of Christ during this time of upheaval and darkness. We pray to the Holy Spirit for healing and validation; for transparency and accountability; for justice and due process; for prayerful discernment and action; and for mercy and reconciliation.

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

Thank you for all you have done! Please continue to be generous.  

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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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