Annunciation Parish Launches New Podcast
Annunciation Parish is very excited to offer this new weekly podcast available on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. 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. Our first episode will be published on August 12, 2020. Stay connected!
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.”
Daily Mass Change
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.
August 6 Weekly Announcements from Fr. Alex
I have several things to pass on this week:
Bishop Siegel has extended the dispensation from Sunday and holy day Mass obligation through November 1st. If you’re healthy and not in an at-risk category, we encourage you to come back to Mass. You can read his full message above right here on our website.
Tomorrow is First Friday and we will have Adoration from Noon to 1 in the Church at Christ the King. Benediction will begin at 12:55. All are welcome to join us for this time of prayer.
Just a reminder that Daily Mass and confession schedule changes next week. You can see the new schedule and the locations of the Masses above, here on our website.
The diocesan Consecration to Mary begins on August 10. Just above you will find more info on how you can join in this preparation to entrust our entire diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Finally, we could use some help cleaning the pews after the 4 pm Mass every Saturday. If you are able to help, we would greatly appreciate it. With some new equipment, it takes less than 10 minutes.
After you read this message, please take a moment and offer the Hail Mary for our school community at Annunciation Parish: our staff and students and families. Please ask our Lady to draw them closer to her Son and to give them peace of mind as they begin the school year.
Job Posting: Evangelization Coordinator
Annunciation Parish is seeking an Evangelization Coordinator. This position will coordinate efforts to communicate the good news of Jesus Christ. Applicant should have skills in organization, communication and marketing with a firm understanding of the Catholic faith. This person should be self-motivated and have proficient interpersonal skills. Submit cover letter, resumé and three references, including contact information, by Friday, August 21, 2020. Please send applications to Fr. Alex Zenthoefer at [email protected] or mail to Annunciation Parish, 3010 E Chandler Avenue, Evansville, Indiana, 47714. For a complete job description, please contact Fr. Alex Zenthoefer at [email protected] or call (812) 476-3061.
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.
Diocesan Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
For seventy-five years, the Blessed Virgin Mary has been our special advocate, intercessor and inspiration throughout all the joys and sorrows that the people in the 12 counties of the Diocese of Evansville have experienced. Therefore, all of the faithful are invited to join Bishop Siegel as he consecrates the diocese to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday, September 12. The bishop will celebrate Mass at Saint Benedict Cathedral at 9:00 AM CDT, followed by the diocesan prayer of consecration. It is the hope that this Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary will open hearts more profoundly to her powerful intercession, so that she may lead us ever deeper into the love of her Son, Jesus Christ, who is the same yesterday, today and forever. For more information and resources, please visit www.evdio.org/consecration. To view Annunciation Parish's flyer in preparation for this consecration, click here.
Diocese of Evansville House of Discernment
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.
#StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/46-5370917 and Amazon donates to our parish. Just click on the link and you can sign up in no time for all your purchases to benefit our parish.
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!
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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.
That Man is You
That Man is You! honestly addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. Men from surrounding parishes have collaborated to bring this program to the East side of Evansville. Click here to find out more information and to register! Follow the link above to find out what you might be missing!
Walking with Purpose
Do you feel pulled in many directions? Do you find it hard to balance the demands placed on your time? Is it difficult to manage all the details thrown your way? Click here to find out more about our Women's Bible Study, Walking with Purpose.