Annunciation Parish Podcast
Annunciation Parish is very excited to offer this new weekly podcast available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Amazon Music. 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!
Last week's homily
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Annunciation Parish Podcast: In Real Life
09/23/20 6:00 am
Fr. Alex sends out an invitation to mission and suggests checking out "The Search" on Formed. Matt Potter finishes his conversation with us about stewardship and Deacon John offers some suggestions for better hearing the Word of God (Quotes from "The Spirit of the Liturgy" by Joseph Ratzinger, Ignatius Press, 2000).Read More
09/16/20 6:00 am
Fr. Alex talks about the value of Catechetical Sunday and has a conversation with Matt Potter about stewardship. Deacon John offers a reflection on sacred spaces (Based on a meditation from "Becoming Who God Wants You To Be" by W. Paul Jones, Upper Room Books, Nashville, TN, 2013.)Read More
09/09/20 6:00 am
Fr. Alex talks about what it means for our diocese to be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Julie and Anna join in on a conversation about liturgical living for September and Deacon John reflects on the life of St. Peter Claver. (Quotes from "Saint of the Day," edited by Leonard Foley and revised by Pat Mc Closkey. Franciscan Media, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2013. | "All Saints" by Robert Ellsburg, Crossroad Publishing, New York, 1998.)Read More
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.
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.
The diocese has established this link so you can continue your Sunday Giving while Mass is cancelled. If you would like to make a donation to Annunciation Parish, click the button above. Thank you for your generosity!
To donate by PayPal click here
September 23 Weekly Announcements from Fr. Alex
First, just a quick reminder to complete and return your Catholic Parishes Campaign pledge card. Again, I am grateful for whatever you are able to give.
Second, as I mentioned over the weekend, we are doing our chocolate turtle fundraiser again this year. We are making caramel on October 17 and assembling the turtles on November 7. If you are able to help on either or both days you can sign up in church or call the parish office.
Third, if you know of anyone interested in the Catholic faith or just needs a place to ask questions, our RCIA process has begun. You can contact Deacon John in the parish office for more info.
Finally, just a reminder that adoration is happening this evening and every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 pm at Christ the King church.
Just a reminder that you can watch the series "The Chosen" for free at this link: https://studios.vidangel.com/the-chosen. I would encourage you to talk with your friends and watch it at the same time, either together or separately. Maybe use it as a starting point for a conversation about your own path of discipleship.
After you read to this message, I encourage you to pray the Hail Mary for those who have forgotten why they believe. This weird time in our world can really throw us off and it can be tempting to forget about the things that are most important and get hung up in things that are far less significant. Let’s pray that our Blessed Mother can help us to remember why we believe in the saving power of God.
Catholic Parishes Campaign
For this year's Catholic Parishes Campaign, our goal at Annunciation Parish is just below $160,000. These funds go to support the tremendous work done by the diocesan staff and help us to express our belonging to Jesus Christ through the Church. Click here to learn more about how the Catholic Parishes Campaign supports the ministries of our diocese.
You can click here to make a direct payment and schedule upcoming payments.
Preparing to Vote
Click here to view resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to prepare yourself to vote this November. To be faithful citizens we have to form our consciences and consider our rights and responsibilities as voters.
Dispensation from Sunday & holy day Mass Obligation Extended
Please see below the statement issued by Bishop Siegel on August 3, 2020:
“While commending our pastors and pastoral life coordinator, who have gone to great lengths to assure safe worship spaces in our churches, the Indiana bishops have decided to extend the dispensation from the obligation of Sunday and holy day Mass attendance until November 1, 2020, due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in our state.
“The dispensation is intended to help protect the health and well-being of:
- those 65 and older and those of any age with underlying health conditions;
- those who are caring for or living with these individuals;
- those who have serious concerns about the health risks of coming to church for the celebration of the Eucharist.
“These persons are urged to continue to participate in the Sunday liturgy via live stream or other media.
“While this dispensation applies to all Catholics, parishioners not under these risk factors are encouraged to attend Mass, following the health protocols put in place by their respective parishes – especially wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing when coming to church.
“Let us continue to pray for all those affected by the COVID-19 health crisis, for health professionals caring for the sick, and for researchers working to develop treatments and a vaccine.”
IMPORTANT: Guidance for Masses at Annunciation Parish
This is very important:
Please click here to read a document outlining extremely important precautions that we have adopted since we've resumed public liturgies at Annunciation Parish. It is crucial that all those attending public liturgies respect these guidelines for the safety and well-being of our entire parish and our community. Please take the time to read these carefully and plan accordingly.
If you have the skill of making cloth masks that can be used by members of our parish when they come for liturgy, we would gratefully receive those in our parish office.
Bishop Siegel has also extended the dispensation from Sunday Mass until August 15th. Those who are 65 or older, those who are displaying symptoms of illness, those who have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID 19 in the last 14 days should all stay home. We will continue to live stream Mass so that those who cannot attend in person can join us virtually.
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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.