Church of the
Annunciation

7580 Clinton Street
Elma, New York 14059

716.683.5254

 

The Christmas Season comes to an end on Sunday January 13, 2019 with our commemoration of the baptism of the Lord. In the Gospel according to St. Luke, John baptizes Jesus, as an adult. While Jesus is praying, the Holy Spirit descends as a dove and a voice comes from heaven: “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”  

 

“Ordinary time” begins on Monday January 14. “Ordinary” has a sense of “daily” when the rhythm of liturgy centers on Sunday Eucharist as we enter into the Paschal Mystery – the life, suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus. “What happens in our churches every Sunday is the fruit of our week. What happens as the fruit of the week past is the beginning of the week to come. Sunday, like all sacraments, is simultaneously a point of arrival and departure for Christians on their way to the fullness of the kingdom. This is not ordinary at all. This the fabric of Christian living.” (Ordo page 32) 

 

When we appreciate that Christmas is more than a day and more than a season, we will discover throughout the year moments of peace and joy, sharing and kindness even in the midst of suffering and challenges. The mystery of Christmas and Ordinary Time is Emmanuel – “God with us in Jesus Christ.”   

 

 

 

 

Click here to read the Church of the Annunciation's letter to Bishop Malone

 

Click here for the Diocesan Code of Conduct for Employees and Volunteers

 

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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Stewardship

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

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