Consecration to Saint Joseph
In celebration of the Year of Saint Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021, you are invited to participate in a Consecration to Saint Joseph.
You can find more information here or you can click here to view the flyer.. Note that this involves purchasing a book that may be difficult to get ahold of quickly. So the sooner you order it, the better!
Annunciation Parish Podcast
Annunciation Parish is very excited to offer this new weekly podcast available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music and Spotify. You'll hear the latest news and announcements, interviews with parishioners, thoughts for meditation, a discipleship challenge, liturgical living opportunities and much much more! We encourage you to subscribe soon and stay connected!
Annunciation Parish Podcast: In Real Life
01/27/21 5:00 am
Fr. Alex digs into the ethical questions surrounding the vaccine with a lesson in Catholic ethics. You can view EWTN's website to view the outline used to unpack this ethical issue: https://www.ewtn.com/vote/moral-cooperation-in-evil.asp. Anna Creek joins us to talk about February and the season of Lent and Deacon John meditates on mission.Read More
01/20/21 5:00 am
Fr. Alex fills us in on what the parish is planning for the Year of St. Joseph and has a nice chat with college student and parishioner, Molly Church, about what it means to live the faith.Read More
01/13/21 5:00 am
Fr. Alex gets us caught up on the latest announcements and spends a little time talking about the US Bishops' Statement on vaccines. You can find their document here (https://www.usccb.org/moral-considerations-covid-vaccines). Fr. Mike Schmitz' podcast can be found here (https://media.ascensionpress.com/all-bible-in-a-year-episodes/). You can find out more about the Catholic Bible Summit Feb 11-14, 2021 here (https://www.cardinalstudios.org/catholic-bible-summit-home/).Read More
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Last week's homily
Vaccine Ethical Issues Addressed
Interview with Archbishop Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Pro-Life Activities - EWTN Pro-Life Weekly Host Discusses Conversation with Archbishop Naumann Regarding COVID Vaccine Ethics
National Catholic Register - Archbishop Naumann on the Ethics of COVID-19 Vaccines
Catholic News Service - Naumann: Vaccine objectors still have ‘responsibility to protect public health’
Buy a Yard Sign and Be a Witness!
The Spiritual Growth & Worship Committee is inviting you to share in the work of Evangelization and Mission in a simple way. Let people know you belong to Annunciation Parish! They have created 5 different designs of Yard Signs with messages that speak to who we are as a Parish. You can order a yard sign HERE or in the back of either church before February 14! Note that signs are $15 each and we will notify you when the signs are ready for pickup. You can pay when you pick it up. Join in this missionary effort!
Weekly Liturgy help
Click here to access a weekly liturgy aid with the Gloria and the Creed as well as a link to the readings. Since we are not using missalettes at this time, this can be a helpful tool to better participate in the liturgy.
Click here to view a document that outlines the guidelines we are using in our parish for the weekend liturgies.
We are very excited to offer to our parishioners a free subscription to the online resource called Formed. You can think of it as Netflix for Catholics, but it has so much more than movies! Click here to learn more.
There's a brilliant series called The Search that I encourage you to watch and share with friends.
Prayer for Renewal
Over the next several months, we are asking our parishioners to pray for renewal in our parish. This doesn't mean that there is a crisis or that things are falling apart! It simply means that we should always be asking the Lord to guide us down the road that He sets before us.
From now until Easter we will be asking the Lord to bring renewal through mission. We invite you to pray the prayer below, asking God to help us grow as a parish by embracing the people He sends us.
January 27 Weekly Announcements from Fr. Alex
First, just a quick note that IF you are not currently receiving the email version of these announcements and would like to, please send an email to Diana Braun at [email protected]. The email version contains links to additional information.
Second, adoration is still happening this evening at Christ the King at 5:30 pm. The weather was uncertain when I recorded this message. Please be careful if you choose to come out.
Third, I wanted to clarify that the Yard Sign order forms in the back of church are for ORDERING signs and not voting on which one we should print. I feel like I didn’t make that clear in my announcements this weekend. You can follow this link to order your sign online.
Finally, after you read this message please pray the Hail Mary for all religious sisters. Let’s pray that they will be sustained in their vocations and live lives that attract others to consecration to the Lord.
Dispensation from Sunday & holy day Mass Obligation Extended Indefinitely
The Indiana bishops have decided to extend the dispensation from the obligation of Sunday and holy day Mass attendance until further notice, due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in our state.
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Welcome to Annunciation Parish
Welcome to the website for Annunciation Parish. While we are a new parish in the Diocese of Evansville, coming into existence on July 1, 2014, our community is filled with the rich tradition of the former Christ the King and Holy Spirit Parishes.
I am grateful that you have discovered our website and I hope that you will find here a resource for learning more about your faith and about our community.