Church of the
Annunciation

7580 Clinton Street
Elma, New York 14059

716.683.5254


        ✝️ The Parish Office encourages the use of appointments.

Call 683-5254 or [email protected] for an appointment for documents or to arrange to have a Mass said for a loved one. Some transactions, but not all, may be done by phone, mail, and email.

✝️ MASS INTENTIONS

Masses are now available. Please contact the Parish Office if you wish to schedule a Mass.

Please note that our Mass schedule has changed for both the weekend and weekday Masses.

✝️ CLICK HERE FOR FORMS TO REGISTER IN THE PARISH

Please return the form by mail or in the collection basket

 

PENTECOST REFLECTION 

Today marks the end of the Easter Season. It ends with the life-giving outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon each of us. Before His Ascension, Jesus promised His followers that He would send them a Helper, an Advocate, namely the Holy Spirit, to encourage and strengthen them. This is not something that just happened in the past. The powerful outpouring of this new life is happening today, here and now. Today, we are filled and anointed with the life-giving Holy Spirit. 

When we look back at the first followers of Jesus we may think of them as great leaders. Initially they were not! They were not strong, confident, courageous or very faithful. They betrayed Jesus. Peter denied Him and the rest of them deserted Him when He needed them the most. After his death, they all doubted and hid because Jewish and Roman authorities were looking for them. They had lost heart and hope. 

Then the strangest thing happens to them. The house shakes with the sound of wind and the sight of fire. These frightened followers of Jesus are transformed from within. Through the Holy Spirit they are given new hope, new heart and new purpose. Their fear is silenced and replaced with courage and conviction. They leave the room where they were hiding and go into the streets to proclaim the good news about Jesus. They become new people with a new message. At this very moment the missionary church is born. 

In many ways we are no different from the first followers of Jesus. When we were Baptized and Confirmed we were anoint- ed and filled with Holy Spirit. God says to each of us every day; “You are my servant, whom I strengthen, in whom I am well pleased, I have filled you with my Spirit.” God continues to call and fill us with the same Spirit that the first followers of Jesus experienced. 

Today we are called to be open to Holy Spirit; today we are called to be transformed so that we can live and share our faith with courage and conviction. Today it is our privilege and responsibility to proclaim the good news about Jesus. 

May each of us be open to experiencing the transforming power of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives. May we be renewed and refreshed with the power of the risen Lord so that in the words of Pope Francis, “we may, go out again and again without hesitation, without fear to proclaim the joy of the good news which is for all people.” 

Father Jerry 

 

 

If you wish to pray the Rosary with another voice the following links will provide you with that opportunity:

 

CLICK HERE to pray with a video of the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary

 

CLICK HERE to pray with a video of the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary

 

CLICK HERE to pray with a video of the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

 

CLICK HERE to pray with a video of the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary

 

 

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Schedules for

WHEAT Family of Parishes

 

WEEKENDS

Saturdays:

4 pm St. Vincent

4:30 pm Immaculate Conception

Sundays:

8 am Annunciation

8 am Immaculate Conception

9 am St. Joseph

9:30 am Immaculate Conception

10 am St. Vincent

10:30 am St. George

11 am Annunciation

5 pm Annunciation

WEEKDAYS

 

Monday:

7 am Annunciation

8 am Immaculate Conception

Tuesday:

8 am St. George

8 am St. Vincent

9:15 am Immaculate Conception

6 pm Mass at St. Vincent then 6:30-7:30 pm Adoration

Wednesday:

7am Annunciation

8am Immaculate Conception

Thursday:

8am Immaculate Conception

8am St. Joseph

6pm Mass at St. Vincent then 6:30-7:30 pm Adoration

Friday:

7 am Annunciation

1st Friday Nocturnal Adoration

3rd Friday Adoration at 9:30am

8 am St. George

6 pm 1st Friday of the month only,

devotions at

St. Vincent’s (Adoration, Rosary, Confession) followed by 7 pm Mass,

Anointing of the Sick, then a social.

Saturday:

8 am St. Joseph

Check the bulletin for Holy Day times.

                        Confessions at Annunciation: 4:00PM on Sunday and upon request. Anointing of the Sick on the first Sunday of the month after the 11AM Mass.

 

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There is always a need for 64oz. Juice and Soup
 
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FISH can always use paper or plastic garbage bags.

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

 

 

 

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