Mass Times

Confession: 15 minutes before every Mass

  • THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD

    The Feast of THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD is Thursday, May 5th
    Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 7:00 PM

    • Sunday

      6:00 AM English
      8:00 AM Tridentine
      9:30 AM English
      11:00 AM Latin Novus Ordo
      5:30 PM English
    • M | W | F

      6:30 AM English
      12:10 PM English
    • Tue | Thu

      6:30 AM English
      12:10 PM Tridentine
    • Saturday

      8:00 AM English
      5:30 PM English—Sunday Vigil

    Eucharistic Adoration follows the 11:00 AM Mass
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    Vespers in the Extraordinary Form and Benediction at 4:15 PM

    Civil Holidays

    Memorial Day

    July 4th holiday

    Labor Day holiday

    Thanksgiving Day

    Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving Day

    One Mass only at 8:00 AM


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    Total Cash Pledges: $1,509,317.66

    Through 01-May-16

     

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    Diocesan Services Fund

    Parish Goal: $44,200

    Thank You to the 70 families...

    who have donated and/or pledged to the Diocesan Services Fund so far! If you have not yet pledged, please consider your role in the annual DSF campaign. If we do not reach the goal established by the Archdiocese, we must use funds the weekly collections to make up the difference, and this of course puts a strain on our operations budget. Our sincere thanks to all participants in the Diocesan Services Fund.
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    The Church of The Annunciation

    ... second Catholic Church established in Houston

    Annunciation 1920

    Bishop Claude M. Dubuis

    ...purchased the half block at Texas and Crawford streets for $2,000 in 1866.

    Annunciation 1970

    Fr. Joseph Querat, the founding pastor

    ...an edifice in a style worthy of a Cathedral


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    Sacraments

    • Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law

      The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian's life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life.

      Sacraments are "powers that comes forth" from the Body of Christ, which is ever–living and life–giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are “the masterworks of God” in the new and everlasting covenant.
      Catechism of The Catholic Church #1116

    • Penance

      At Annunciation, Confession is heard 15 minutes before every Mass or by appointment

      Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.
      Catechism of The Catholic Church #1422
    • Baptism

      Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua) and the door which gives access to the other sacraments.
      Catechism of The Catholic Church #1213
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    • Matrimony

      The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament”"
      Catechism of The Catholic Church #1601

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    • Catholic Christian Education [CCE]

      Religious education for Annunciation Parish is offered as a means of supporting and assisting parents in the privilege and responsibility of passing on our Catholic faith to our children.

      Volunteers needed, if you can help or require additional information, please contact the Rectory.


      Special note:
      If your child was not Baptized at Annunciation, you are required to provide a Baptismal certificate prior to registration of CCE Classes.

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    • R.I.C.A.

      If you, or someone you know is interested in becoming a Catholic through RCIA, please call the parish office, 713.222.2289, to arrange an interview.

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    Event Calendar

     

    For additional events throughout the Archdiocese which are not included here, select the more info button below, and go to the Calendar of Events for The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

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  • Feast of The Ascension

    May 5th

    Mass at 7:00 PM in the Extraordinary Form

    The fortieth day after Easter Sunday, commemorates the Ascension of Christ into heaven, according to Mk 16:19, Lk 24:51, and Acts 1:2

    The ascensio or ascensa, falls on a Thursday and signifies that Christ was raised up by His own powers. Tradition designates Mount Olivet near Bethany. It is one of the Ecumenical feasts ranking with the feasts of the Passion, of Easter and of Pentecost among the most solemn in the calendar, and has a vigil.
  • First Friday

    May 6th

    Devotions begin at 8:00 PM

    Christ through His apparitions to St Margaret Mary, made several promises to those that practice the First Friday Devotions:

    In the excess of the mercy of my Heart, I promise you that my all powerful love will grant to all those who will receive Communion on the First Fridays, for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance: they will not die in my displeasure, nor without receiving the sacraments; and my Heart will be their secure refuge in that last hour.

    • May05 Feast of The Ascension

       

      The Feast of THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD Thursday, May 5th
      Mass at 7:00 PM in the Extraordinary Form

    • May06 First Friday

       

      First Friday Devotions are Friday, May 6th

      This is a two hour devotion that begins with Mass at 8:00 PM and is followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Please come and bring a friend

    • May07 Medical Ethics Conference

       

      Catholic health care professionals often face very difficult ethical dilemmas

      To address these challenges, on May 7th the St. John Paul II Foundation will hold its first Converging Roads conference in Houston.

      Renowned experts in medicine and ethics will present on the theme of Human Dignity at the End of Life.

      CMEs and CNEs are available. The base conference fee is $55 with scholarships available for medical and nursing students.

      For more information, see the flyer in the foyer

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    • May08 Mother's Day

       

      Coffee & Donuts
      South court yard between Annunciation and IWA following the;
      8:00 AM, 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM Masses

      Our parish respect life apostolate suggests the following ideas:

      1. Honor your Mom by making a donation to a maternal assistance program as a tribute to her selflessnes
      2. Visit an elderly home with your children that weekend to give a fresh chrysanthemum to every Mum there - reminding those that aren't biological mothers that they can still be spiritual ones
      3. Include new mothers in your celebration by sending uplifting cards to a pregnancy resource center in time for them to be given to mothers who could very well use your encouraging words!

    • May08 Solemn Vespers

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      Join us Ascension Sunday, May 8th at 7:00 PM for Solemn Vespers, led by our Music Director, Felipe Gasper and Sola Stella, a professional choir in residence here at Annunciation. Please invite family and friends to this beautiful and spiritual liturgy.

    • May11 The Holy League

       

      A Holy Hour just for men, with confession, once a month.

      2nd Wednesday of every month at 5:30 AM

      • 5:00 AM - Gather in the Narthex
      • 5:30 AM - Holy Hour begins
        (Confessions are available)
      • 6:30 AM - Holy Hour concludes with Mass

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