Sunday and Daily Mass Schedule





Confession: 15 minutes before every Mass

All Masses in English, except where noted

Eucharistic Adoration follows the 11:00 AM Mass
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

  • Daily Prayer for Hurricane Season


    Dear God, Our Father, creator of the universe and Lord over all creation.
    We humbly stand before you as your children and ask that you keep us safe from all hurricanes which may threaten us.
    Protect us from all fear and anxiety of storms and give us an ardent trust and hope in your love and mercy. You alone have the power to command the sea, the wind and the rain.
    You alone bring peace, calm and safety. Father, we thank you in advance, for you are our only refuge. We ask this through Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever.   AMEN
    Mother Mary, Star of the Sea, pray for us

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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Campaign Update


Video Progress Report: 21-Oct-16

Total Projected Income: $1,562,716

Through 23-Oct-16


The capital campaign database revision is well under way. Please note that our total pledged amount will now be referred to as “Total Projected Income”

Thank you for your continued support.

We welcome all questions, please email us, we'd love to hear from you

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    Diocesan Services Fund

    Parish Goal: $44,200

    Thank You to the 113 families...

    We are at 80% of our target. In order to make our goal of $44,200 we still need more help. Please consider donating or pledging to help fill in the gap by using the DSF envelopes found in the pews or simply drop a check in the collection with DSF in the memo. In the Year of Mercy may our almsgiving bring us blessings of joy and peace and increase our trust in Him. Thank you for your prayerful consideration of the Diocesan Services Fund.
    Annunciation Postcard


    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

    Annunciation 1970


    Fr. Joseph Querat, founding pastor edifice in a style worthy of a Cathedral

    Henry Pilcher Organ

    Te Deum Laudamus

    Annunciation Organ Recital

    August 6, 2016

    Felipe Gasper's farewell and solo organ recital in thanksgiving for the generosity of Mrs. Ann Glazier McStravick and others who have made possible the first stage of renovations to Annunciation’s 92-year-old organ, Henry Pilcher’s Sons opus 1206

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  • Henry Pilcher Organ


    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


    • 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
      More Info
    • 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
      More Info
    • 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

      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


    • 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.


      Religious Education News for Children and Youth


      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


      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


      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


    Event Calendar


    Other events throughout the Archdiocese available at:

    More Events Resources


    • Oct26 Sacrament Preparation


      Parents of children preparing for the Sacraments of Confession and Communion for the first time, are required to attend parent sessions with the Pastor. Both parents are welcome, but not required. Children will begin preparation in 2017

      Father Felix will offer four sessions at the parish office:
      October 26th
      December 7th and 14th

      Session will begin at 6:30 PM and conclude at 9:00 PM

      Please call the office for more information


    • Oct27 San Jose Clinic Fall Speaker Series


      Join San Jose Clinic at their Fall Speaker Series luncheon on Thursday, October 27th for a unique conversation about the Economic, Clinical, and Social Impact of Community Health

      More Info


      For more information, visit the website or call

    • Oct30 Sending Out Servants


      Sending Out Servants (SOS) an Archdiocesan Mission Organization that annually conducts missions to Guatemala, will be hosting an Information Meeting

      October 30th at 12:30 PM
      St Ignatius of Loyola Parish
      The Xavier Center Room X-13


      Attendees will learn about S.O.S.
      Who, What and Why of each Mission

      More Info

      For more information, please see the poster in the foyer

    • Nov01 All Saints Day


      All Saints Day is Tuesday, November 1st and is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses at Annunciation Church will be at 6:30am and 12:10pm (English Novus Ordo); and at 7:00pm in the Extraordinary Form (Tridentine).

      More Info

    • Nov02 All Souls Day


      Please pick up your All Souls Day Remembrance – 2016 request forms located in the back of the church on the table where the 5-day candles may be purchased. Place your completed form in the basket on the table.

      All Souls Day is Wednesday, November 2nd. Masses at Annunciation Church will be at 6:30am and 12:10pm (English Novus Ordo); and at 7:00pm in the Extraordinary Form (Tridentine).

      All Souls Day Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery will be celebrated by our pastor, Father Paul Felix, on Wednesday, November 2nd at 10:00am. Holy Cross Cemetery is located at 3502 N. Main Street. All are invited to attend. Please see the flyer in the foyer for more information.

      For more information, please see the poster in the foyer

    • Nov13 Masses in Extraordinary Form


      Please be sure and fill out a survey for Christmas and New Year’s Eve midnight Masses in Extraordinary Form that can be found in the plastic bins in the pews

      You may drop the completed survey in the collection baskets between now and the deadline date of Sunday, November 13th

      We appreciate your participation in this survey.

    • Nov20 Capital Campaign


      Fr Paul Felix invites you to Home Plate for lunch on November 20th after the 11:00 AM Mass

      “The Almighty has Done Great Things for me”, lauches our accelerating promotion to meet and exceed our 2 million dollar capital campaign goal

      Special Guest, Gene Kranz, devoted Catholic, recipient of multiple NASA Honors and various other honors and Flight Director of Mission Control for the Apollo program including, Apollo 11 lunar landing and the safe return of Apollo 13

      Look for future updates in the bulletin



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