A MESSAGE FROM FR. NICK
In these days of Covid-19, with all of the anxiety, fear, and uncertainty, the joyful message of Christmas needs to be heard and held on to more than ever– a Savior is born for us. He is Christ and Lord. With Him, we can find comfort and peace because His birth destroys all the pain and sadness of our time. You know how the smile and giggle of an infant can brighten your whole day; let this infant born for us bring light to the darkness we may be experiencing at this time. To all of you good people, may the Child Jesus give you strength, hope, and joy, not only on Christmas Day but through the New Year! May Mary His Mother and Joseph His foster father embrace you in your needs. Remember God loves you with an unconditional love. God Bless You, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Fr. Nick
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Watch Weekly Sunday Mass!
Please use the St. Nicholas of Tolentine website which is on the front of the bulletin, www.stnicksphila.com
to see videos made for Weekly masses which were taped in the ABVM church or at St. Nicholas of Tolentine.
TEMPORARY MASS SCHEDULE
SATURDAY English 5PM
SUNDAY Spanish 9AM English 11AM Spanish 4PM
Thank you for your kindness and look for more information as it becomes available. We are happy to be able to worship together, but always remember that safety for yourself and others is essential. God Bless you. Fr. Nick *
Voices of Faith
Tune into the Voices of Faith radio program monthly for a powerful message of TRUST and HOPE from Archbishop Pérez. The program airs the first Saturday of every month on WPHT/1210am at 5:00 p.m. You can listen to the live broadcast on your Smartphone via the Radio.com app by searching for WPHT. If you miss a show, you can watch it at your convenience on the Voices of Faith YouTube channel.
CHURCH ENVELOPE DROP-OFF AND MAILING
We would like to kindly ask our parishioners if you could mail your church contribution envelopes to the rectory or drop them in the front door mail slot, as we depend on your contributions to help with the church expenses. We thank you for your generosity and may God Bless you. Stay safe. Fr. Nick
Resources for Seniors
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”.