✝️ All parish functions and meetings which use our facilities are still postponed until further notice.
✝️ Priests, Deacons and Eucharistic Ministers are requested by the Bishop not to bring the Eucharist to the homebound for the safety of both. The exception is for priests who may attend to those who are dying. Please continue to pray for the homebound and those who bring that precious gift.
Please make prudent, common sense decisions to limit your personal exposure and the possibility of infecting others. Let us continue to pray for one another.
✝️ Our MISSION which was scheduled for July of this year will be postponed until 2021.
July 7, 2020
Dear Friends in Christ:
We have been re-opened for a month. I thank all our parishioners and guests who are wearing face masks and maintaining physical/social distancing. I am hearing directly or indirectly from some parishioners who comment that I am stressing the pandemic/safety measures and taking away some of the joy of coming to Mass. I am also hearing from some that we should be implementing more safety protocols like one door entry, assigned seating, roped off pews, 6 feet floor markers, usher directed dismissal and instruction on how to wear the face mask properly. I can appreciate both points of view. As pastor I must balance the two perspectives. We are appealing to the common sense and good will of those who come for Worship. I will continue to remind people at Mass of our safety procedures. Whether it be a weekday or weekend Mass there are likely persons new to the congregation who will be grateful for the guidance and all of us need to be reminded. How many of us find ourselves walking back to our cars to get a face mask before entering Tops or Wegmans?
After consulting with those who coordinate our Friday Adoration I am pleased to announce that we will resume night and day Adoration in August in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Night Adoration will resume on Friday August 7th, 8 PM to 6 AM, and Day Adoration on Friday August 21st, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. (Abbreviated hours on the third Friday of the month will allow for professional cleaning of the church, bathrooms and Selbert Hall before weekend Masses.) Adorers are asked to wash/sanitize their hands, wear face masks and maintain physical distancing. Because of the size of the chapel, Adorers are encouraged to pray quietly before the Blessed Sacrament to lessen the possibility of transmitting Covid-19.
We are preparing for our summer Pickup Picnic on Saturday August 15th, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, with Wendel’s BBQ Chicken and our Famous Chowder. Chicken will be $12 and Chowder will be $8 per quart. To ensure availability of Chicken and/or Chowder you can order and prepay online on our webpage: annunciation.cc, scroll down to the bottom right, click “Online Giving”. Presale orders must be picked up by 1:00 PM. Online presale ends on Friday August 14 at 5 PM. You can also drive up, order and pay that day. It will be our 83rd Summer Picnic with a new twist or turn. Drive-up, takeout and picnic at home!
Traditions have been put on hold this summer because of community concern over coronavirus. Fireworks Displays on the Fourth of July were cancelled although, by the sound of it, some locals had their own fireworks. Our Summer Mission 2020, July 11 – 18, has been canceled. Mission by its very nature is a spiritual and social event. I thank Marie & Dave Hehr and Christine & Lauren Carlin, Lead Couples, for making a prudent decision and informing the Mission Team. Although our Summer Mission has been cancelled, we continue to pray for the renewal of our Catholic faith and for the Holy Spirit to impart and activate gifts and virtues that are needed during this time of uncertainty and fear. We pray to be blessed with the “fireworks” of the Holy Spirit.
“Enkindle in us the fire of Your Love.”
Fr. Gene Ulrich
If you wish to pray the Rosary with another voice the following links will provide you with that opportunity:
The following prayer for Spiritual Communion may be helpful when watching a televised MASS:
Prayer for the Selection of a New Bishop
you gave us shepherds as successors of the apostles
to guide and govern your church.
We implore your Holy Spirit
to guide the selection process as a new bishop
is chosen to lead our diocese.
May he be a pastor filled with holiness and compassion
who will foster healing and a greater love of your name.
Allow our hearts to be open to the candidate of your choosing
so that, together as disciples of Jesus,
we may continue to build your kingdom. Amen.
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 are heard each Saturday at 4:00 PM, or by appointment.
Donation in the Big Blue Barrel for JUNE:
Thank you for all you have done! 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.
April 14, 2020
March 03, 2020
Reorganizing for the future
May 04, 2019
MEMORIALIZING A LOVED ONE
July 11, 2020
Boy Scout Can and Bottle Drive
August 15, 2020
August 15, 2020
RAFFLE at the Pick Up Picnic