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Saturday 5:30 pm Sunday 8:30 am 11:30 am Daily Masses Tuesday: 07:00 pm Wednesday: 08:30 am Thursday: 08:30 am *  Friday: 08:30 am * School Mass when ACS is in Session No Masses on Mondays  or Saturday mornings Holy Days of Obligation and other Observances: Please check back here  for scheduled Roman  Catholic Holy Days of  Obligation or Church  Observations. These  Mass times will also be  published in the Parish  bulletin Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturdays: 4 - 5:00pm To schedule an  appointment, please  contact the Parish  Office
Welcome to the Catholic community of Annunciation Roman Catholic Parish- Church and School. We are  a Roman Catholic Parish within the Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina with  approximately 680 families.  We have over 40 ministries, committees, groups, and  organizations. Our campus includes Annunciation  Catholic School, founded in 1954 with  currently 160 students in pre-K3 thru grade 8.   Students not  attending Annunciation Catholic School attend faith formation classes on  Sunday mornings during the  school year. All high school aged youth are invited to  participate in total youth ministry, which includes  service, social activities, and family building.  This is our Annunciation Catholic Parish Website. As you  browse around, please take the  time to send an e-mail message to our webmaster, especially if you have  any suggestions  or comments about content or format.   "God Bless!" - Annunciation Catholic Family  

Message from the Pastor

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Sunday, April 20, 2014 Today is Easter Sunday. Happy Easter! Alleluia, Alleluia! Today, we begin the long Easter Season, 50-days of meditating on the Paschal Mystery of Christ's Resurrection. Our Gospel today tells us about the disciples' discovery of the empty tomb. It concludes by telling us that they did not yet understand that Jesus had risen from the dead. Thus, the details invite us to reflect upon a most amazing gift, that is faith in Jesus and his Resurrection. All four Gospels tell us that Jesus' empty tomb was first discovered by women. This is notable because in first-century Jewish society women could not serve as legal witnesses. In the case of John's Gospel, the only woman attending the tomb is Mary of Magdala. Unlike the Synoptic accounts, John's Gospel does not describe an appearance of angels at the tomb. Instead, Mary is simply said to have observed that the entrance stone to the tomb had been moved, and she runs to tell Simon Peter and the beloved disciple. She assumes that Jesus' body has been removed, perhaps stolen. She does not consider that Jesus has been raised from the dead. Simon Peter and the beloved disciple race to the tomb, presumably to verify Mary's report. The beloved disciple arrives first but does not enter the tomb until after Simon Peter. This detail paints a vivid picture, as does the detail provided about the burial cloths. The presence of the burial cloths in the tomb offers evidence that Jesus' body had not been stolen (it is understood that grave robbers would have taken the burial cloths together with the body). The Gospel concludes that even having seen the empty tomb and the burial cloths, the disciples do not yet understand about the Resurrection. In the passage that follows, Mary of Magdala meets Jesus but mistakes him for the gardener. In the weeks ahead, the Gospel readings from our liturgy will show us how the disciples came to believe in Jesus' Resurrection through his appearances to them. Our Easter faith is based on their witness to both the empty tomb and their continuing relationship with Jesus—in his appearances and in his gift of the Holy Spirit. Rejoice for He is Risen!  Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam, Fr. Greg NOTE: April 23, 24, 25 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday). There will be an 8:30AM MASSES.                                                   MADE WITH XARA
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