ANNUNCIATION –FUND DRIVE For the past month, 48 wonderful, thoughtful parishioners have pledged funds for the success of our Pledge Drive. Sadly, this amount is far less than what was anticipated. There were many hopes for the use of this expected income to, at least, meet the expenses of the new church boiler at the cost of $50,000. If you have been following the Pledge Report each week in the bulletin, you realize that this has not happened. However, we cannot give up hope! I know that you have been asked to give to the Augustinian Drive and to Catholic Charities, but I once again reach out to you, good people, to be sacrificial and make a pledge or donation to our Fund Drive. Forms are still available in the back of church. Let’s make a positive impact on the future of our Parish Community. Only you can help to make this happen. God Bless you. Fr. Nick
PARISH PLEDGE REPORT As of February 2, we had received 48 pledges for a total amount of $23,420.00. We have received and deposited $18,740.00 towards our goal. We thank all those who have pledged so far. Please consider giving so that we can reach our goal. Please remember that you can make payments and spread out your pledge to help us complete our fund drive. God Bless you. Fr. Nick.
A CALL TO SERVE IN CHURCH MINISTRY
The Liturgy is the work of the people-the music, the Proclaiming of the Word, serving at the altar, ushers to assist, and the distribution of Holy Communion. We need to help fulfill these ministries here at Annunciation! I ask that you pray about how you might be able to give of yourself to enhance the Liturgy here at Annunciation. If you think that you can serve in any of these church ministries, please call Fr. Nick at the rectory office. Thank you!
Parish Community of Annunciation B.V.M.
(Partnered with St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish http://www.stnicksphila.com/)
Staffed by the Augustinians
We, the people of the Annunciation BVM Parish, recognize our call to grow as “A Catholic Life Community”. We are in communion with our Holy Father, Shepherd of the Universal Church, and our Archbishop, Shepherd of the Church in Philadelphia. Accepting the privilege and the challenge of this call, we commit ourselves to be:
A community that worships God in Spirit and truth through the celebration of the Eucharist and the other Sacraments;
A community that proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ by inviting all people to join our parish;
A community that teaches the message of Christ through our elementary school, our CCD classes, our adult education sessions, and our Liturgy;
A community that serves and heals all our parishioners, especially the poor and needy by generous acts of charity, and by using our time, talent and treasure, work together for goodwill, justice and peace for all.
We realize that this statement is merely the end of the beginning. We pray for God’s guidance, and through the intercession of Mary, gain the strength to continue to respond to the needs of our “Catholic Life Community”.