Annunciation Catholic Church&School
246 E. Main Street Havelock, NC 28532
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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 (except on First Saturdays) 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

Message from the Pastor

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Sunday, December 21, 2014 Today is the Fourth Sunday of Advent, the last Sunday before Christmas (Dec. 25). Today, we hear about the story of the angel Gabriel's announcement to Mary about the birth of Jesus. This story is found only in Luke's Gospel. For this fourth Sunday of Advent, the liturgy shifts our attention away from John the Baptist to Mary, the mother of Jesus. Both John and Mary serve as important figures during the season of Advent; they both played instrumental roles in preparing the way for Jesus. Last week we reflected on John the Baptist's announcement that the Savior was among us, although not yet recognized. This week, we reflect upon Mary's example of faith and obedience to God, traits which permitted her to receive the angel's message that God's Son would be born as a human person, as one of us. We are all familiar with the story of the Annunciation, and it is fitting that we recall how God announced the birth of Jesus as we make our final preparations for our celebration of the Incarnation. We heard this same story on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8) when the angel Gabriel visited Mary, a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph. Today, Mary greeted the angel's news with wonder and awe and asked how it could be possible that she could give birth to a child. In his reply, the angel Gabriel announced the seemingly impossible reality: the child to be born would be conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and would be God's own Son. The angel reported to Mary another miracle; her relative Elizabeth was also pregnant despite having been thought to be unable to have a child. Mary's response to the angel, which is called her fiat, is an example of complete faith and obedience to God. The story of the Annunciation calls to our attention God's wondrous action in human history. God chose a human person to give birth to his Son so that all humanity would know God's salvation. Mary, already full of God's grace, was able to cooperate in this great plan for our salvation. Thus Jesus was born as one of us, fully human and also fully divine. This is the mystery we prepare to celebrate at Christmas, the mystery of the Incarnation. In the model of Mary, we pray that we will be people of faith who recognize God's saving plan for us and are able respond with obedience. PS- If you haven’t heard the news already, I regret to inform you that Mrs. Marlene Rink has resigned from her position as the Faith Formation Director effective Dec. 21. She has done a marvelous job over the last 6 and a half years and has enhanced the faith of many of our children. I thank Marlene for her years of service and we wish her our best with prayers as she endeavors on a new assignment. I will let you know what we will do to fill her position in the near future. Once again, Thank you Marlene for an outstanding service you have done for our parish and school.  Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam, Fr. Greg   MADE WITH XARA   CHRISTMAS EVE:   5:00 pm  FAMILY MASS   9:30 pm   CHOIR CANTATA FOR CHRISTMAS 10:00 pm   NIGHT MASS CHRISTMAS DAY: 10:00 am  CHRISTMAS MASS NE   
12-21-14 Bulletin Knights of Columbus Council 6648 Annunciation Catholic School
  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 170 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  
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