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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, September 21, 2014 In today's Gospel for this Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus moves from Galilee to teach in Judea where he is sought out by great crowds and tested by the Pharisees on issues such as marriage and divorce. Jesus also encounters a rich young man who is unable to accept Jesus' demand that he leave his possessions to follow him. Jesus' response to the rich young man sounds very much like the conclusion we will find in today's Gospel: the first will be last and the last will be first. On the surface, the parable of the workers in the vineyard appears to be an offense to common sense. Those who work a longer day ought to be paid more than those who work just an hour or two. When viewed in this way, the landowner seems unfair. That is because we are reading into the parable our own preconceived notions of how fairness and equality should be quantified. A close read shows us that the landowner paid on the terms that were negotiated. The landowner, it seems, has acted completely justly. The parable goes beyond that, however, and we come to see that the landowner is not simply just, he is exceptionally just. He is radically just. He has given those who labored in the field for a full day their due pay. But he has also given a full-day's wage to those who worked only a single hour. No one is cheated, but a few receive abundantly from the landowner just as we receive from God more than what is merely justifiable or due. God, like the landowner, is radically just and abundantly generous. The workers who complain are made to look foolish as they lament the fact that landowner has made all workers equal. Indeed, what more could one ask for than to be treated as an equal at work or anywhere else? The parable reminds us that although God owes us nothing, he offers abundantly and equally. We are occasionally tempted to think that our own actions deserve more reward, more of God's abundant mercy, than the actions of others. But God's generosity cannot be quantified or partitioned into different amounts for different people. When we think that way, we are trying to relate to God on our terms rather than to accept God's radically different ways. PS- This year, the Church celebrates Catechetical Sunday on September 21, 2014, and will focus on the theme "Teaching About God's Gift of Forgiveness." Those whom the community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith. Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam, Fr. Greg Please also note: the link to Annunciation Catholic School is not current. Until we get a new website for it, please ignore the calendar and pages. We hope to fix it soon. Thanks for your patience. MADE WITH XARA
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