PARISH PLEDGE REPORT
Thank you to all 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. Pledges can be paid in full by March 1 as the completion date has been extended. God Bless you. Fr. Nick
ANNUNCIATION –FUND DRIVE
Did you know that our church building was dedicated in 1860, that makes it 159 years old! That’s amazing! The only problem is that it is constantly in need of repairs and upgrades. There have been numerous repair demands for the air conditioning, heater, elevator, roofs, plumbing, brick work and more. The people of Annunciation have been kind and have supported these financial demands. However, we have large expenditures facing us again. For one, the church boiler has been replaced at a cost of nearly $50,000. This, coupled with other projects, is going to impact our budget again. Therefore, to help with these financial demands, I am initiating a fund drive asking for a pledge from our families/individuals that will make a significant, positive impact on our future as a parish community. Soon, you should be receiving a mailing explaining this project and asking for your support. Your kindness and participation will be greatly appreciated. God Bless you. Fr. Nick
ANNUNCIATION BVM & ST. NICHOLAS OF TOLENTINE RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
ABVM PARISH CENTER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH, 2019 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM To schedule an appointment,
please contact Lois Bartella at 215-791-5049 OR Email at vrvm @ msn.com
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!
MASS BOOK OPENING FOR:
2020 Masses can be reserved for the coming year on Saturday, November 9th & Sunday, November 10th. You can reserve 2 week-end Masses (including Saturday 5PM Vigil & Sunday 7:30 or 11AM) and 5 weekday Masses. TIMES: Sat. Nov. 9 9AM to 12 Noon and 4PM to 6PM Sun. Nov. 10 9AM to 12 Noon STIPENDS: Weekdays $10.00 Sat. Vigil & Sunday $15.00 Additional Masses can be reserved after December 15th . Thank you!
2019 STRING BAND ASSOCIATION RAFFLE
The 2019 String Band Association Fundraiser is being held with the following prizes: 1st Prize Trip for 2 to Ireland (one week) 2nd Prize Trip for 2 to Las Vegas (4 nights) 3rd Prize Trip for 2 to Atlantic City (3 nights) at the Tropicana Hotel with $500.00 spending money Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased at the ABVM rectory office. ABVM will receive one half of the proceeds of tickets sold through ABVM. Please help our parish and the String Band Association by purchasing tickets in the following weeks. Drawing will be held on December 31.
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”.