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
10/14/20 6:00 am
Fr. Alex talks about why St. Luke's feast will be celebrated this Sunday. Joe Paul challenges us to think about who we represent and Deacon John offers us some words from Pope Francis (full text here http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/missions/documents/papa-francesco_20200531_giornata-missionaria2020.html).Read More
10/07/20 6:00 am
The Knights of Columbus give us the chance to exercise hospitality. Julie and Anna join us to talk about the rosary and the life of St. John Paul II. And Deacon John walks us through the life of St. Mother Theodora Guerin.Read More
09/30/20 6:00 am
Fr. Alex talks screaming children and the dignity of life and has a delightful conversation with Sheri Barron. Deacon John gives us a moment of meditation on the life of the irascible yet holy St. Jerome (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
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 Christmas we will be asking the Lord to bring renewal through hospitality. We invite you to pray the prayer below, asking God to help us grow as a parish by embracing the people He sends us.
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.
October 7 Weekly Announcements from Fr. Alex
First, the Knights of Columbus from our parish are distributing 300 packets in the neighborhoods surrounding our two church campuses to invite people to come and join us for Mass. I want to express my sincere thanks for the Knights for giving us a witness of outreach and Evangelization. So, you may begin to see new faces showing up for Mass. And you may see people who seem confused about what’s happening during the liturgy and may feel uncomfortable. I want to urge all of us to go out of our way to welcome people.
Secondly, Bishop Siegel just sent a letter out yesterday urging everyone in our diocese to remain diligent about wearing masks inside our parish facilities, including Mass and sanitizing our hands. We do not want to have to go back to the suspension of public Masses, so please please do your part to keep those around you safe.
Finally, just a reminder that I will be away from Monday through Thursday of next week for a time of prayer with some priests. So there will not be daily Mass Tuesday through Thursday of next week. However, Adore and Restore will still happen next Wednesday just as it is happening tonight from 5:30-6:30 pm.
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 this message, I encourage you to pray the Hail Mary one time for all those discerning their vocation in life. Let’s ask our Lady to guide them to discover who God is calling them to be. Have a great week!
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.”
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
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.