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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, July 20, 2014 This is the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Like last Sunday, today Jesus offers another parable to describe the Kingdom of Heaven. He also explains why he speaks to the crowds in parables and interprets the parables for the disciples. Today’s gospel is a continuation of last Sunday’s reading. Today, all three parables use commonplace experiences to describe different aspects of the same Kingdom of Heaven. The first parable is longer and more detailed than the next two, and it alerts us to the two-fold reality of the Kingdom of Heaven. The beginnings of the Kingdom of Heaven can be found in this world. The fruition of the Kingdom of Heaven, however, will not be realized until the final judgment. In the meantime, as Jesus' explanation to the disciples cautions, any effort to judge the progress of the Kingdom of Heaven is premature. For only God, in the final judgment, will distinguish the fruit of the Kingdom of Heaven and offer its reward. The second and third parables call to mind the abundance that will result from the small beginnings of the Kingdom of Heaven. Just like a mustard seed—the smallest of all seeds—will become a large bush, so too God will bring his Kingdom to full bloom. Just like a small amount of yeast will leaven the entire batch of bread, so too God will bring about the expansion of his Kingdom. In each case the image is of the superabundance that God brings out of even the smallest of signs of the Kingdom. Contained within these parables are words of caution as well as words of consolation. In the parable of the sower, we are warned against judging others. To judge and uproot the “weeds” prematurely will harm the wheat; final judgment rests with God. In the parables of the mustard seed and the yeast, we are consoled by the message that God can work wonders and produce abundance from even the smallest beginnings of the Kingdom of Heaven. May the small seed of God planted within us also grow and stand to be great in the Kingdom of Heaven. Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam, Fr. Greg . Alfred Hall Parks, II was a big asset to our parish and school. Most people do not know how many countless hours he provided to maintain our computers and websites. He did all this by volunteering his time to us. What an inspiration of good stewardship. Please remember Al in your prayers. Pray for Susan and her family as they mourn the loss of Al. Mrs. Susan Parks has decided to move on to take a new principal job in VA. We will miss her. Please pray for her new endeavor.  Donations in memory of Al Parks can be made to Annunciation Catholic School, 246 E. Main Street, Havelock, NC.                               MADE WITH XARA
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