• Purple Sack Lunch

    This Lent join  Annunciation Catholic Church  and Feed Your Soul!

    Fridays from March 3rd — March 31st

    Following the Stations of the Cross after 12:10 PM Mass

    Each Purple Sack Lunch contains an Italian panini and meditation card
    Have it to go or stay and enjoy lunch on our North lawn (weather permitting)

    Invite your family, friends, co-workers in downtown Houston and join us every Friday during Lent

    12:10pm Mass | Stations of the Cross | Purple Sack Lunch

    Donations accepted, see the flyers in the foyers for more information

    You must RSVP to have lunch with us!

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  • Sunday and Daily Mass Schedule

     

     

    Sun
    Mon
    Tue
    Wed
    Thu
    Fri
    Sat

    All Masses in English, unless noted

    Confession: 15 minutes before every Mass

  • Triduum Schedule
  • Eucharistic Adoration after 11:00 AM Mass

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    Vespers in the Extraordinary Form and Benediction at 4:15 PM

     

    For your convenience, the Cry Room is available for all Masses
    For assistance, please see the Ushers


    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


    • Office hours 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Monday through Friday

    • Closed for Mass and Lunch
    • 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

    • For your convenience we provide you with; online registration, online giving and donation links for our Capital Campaign

    Cardinal DiNardo

    Diocesan Services Fund 2017

    Parish Goal: $44,200

    Amount Paid: $10,058

    Go Make Disciples

    Video narrated by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo is available online and donations can be made on the website as well

    Please pray about your DSF 2017 commitment, then complete your personalized pledge card and bring it to Mass or return it by mail

    • Checks should be made payable to:
    • DSF 2017
    • Use Parish Code: #7207 for all payments

    DSF 2017 envelopes available in the plastic bins located in the pews

    Thank you for your generous donations
    Please ask your employer about Matching Funds

    Annunciation Postcard

    1869

    The Church of The Annunciation

    ... second Catholic Church established in Houston

    Annunciation 1920

    1866

    Bishop Claude M. Dubuis

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

    Annunciation 1970

    1869

    Fr. Joseph Querat, founding pastor

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

    Henry Pilcher Organ

    1924

    Henry Pilcher’s Sons Organ

    23 ranks: three manuals and pedals

    Henry Pilcher Organ

    Opus 1206

    Henry Pilcher Organ

    Annunciation proudly maintains one of Houston’s most distinct church organs, the Pilcher Opus 1206


     Historic Timeline  More History

    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

      Confession—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.

      Prior to receiving the Sacraments of: Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation, children must be registered and participate in Systematic Catechesis for two years. This means that students must be enrolled in CCE/RE at the parish (or an equivalent and USCCB approved home or Catholic School program) for the one year prior to receiving the Sacrament and during the preparation year


      FIRST PENANCE/RECONCILIATION AND FIRST EUCHARIST
      Sunday, May 14, 2017


      Please register your children for preparation for these sacraments. Classes will begin in the new year, 2017
      First Penance will be celebrated beginning with the 8am Mass on Saturday, March 4, 2017, followed by confession and First Eucharist will be celebrated on Sunday May 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM

      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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    • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults [RCIA]

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


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      Religious Education News for Children and Youth


      CONFIRMATION

      Young men and women desiring to receive the sacrament of Confirmation in 2017 must register for classes. Mass will be celebrated in autumn of 2017 (date and location to be announced)

      Registration forms for sacramental preparation are available on the tables at the entrances to the Church or contact the parish office

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      In order to receive the sacraments, the candidate must be enrolled in Systematic Catechesis for two years prior to reception of the sacrament and enroll in, participate, and complete Sacramental Preparation classes and fulfill requirements

      HOME SCHOOL FAMILIES

      Familes who catechize at home, please contact the parish office. We want to include your children in CCE activities (such as processions and plays/concerts)

      Contact Tammy Zanovello, DRE

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