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

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Third Sunday in Ordinary time:  Jan. 25, 2015 Today is the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time as we continue reading from Mark's Gospel in Cycle B of the Lectionary. Most of this year will be taken from the Gospel according to Mark. Having celebrated Christmas about a month ago, Mark's Gospel does not begin with a narrative about Jesus' birth. Instead Mark begins by reporting on the preaching of John the Baptist. John is described as the voice in the wilderness sent to prepare the way of the Lord. Immediately after describing the work of John the Baptist, Mark reports on Jesus' baptism and his temptation in the desert. Jesus' public ministry begins after the arrest of John the Baptist. Mark wants his readers to understand the important connection between the end of the ministry of John the Baptist and the beginning of Jesus' own ministry. Today Jesus preaches the Kingdom of God in continuity with the preaching of John the Baptist. Like John the Baptist, Jesus' pronouncement of the kingdom is a call to repentance. Yet Jesus' preaching is greater than John's. Jesus begins the time of fulfillment; the Kingdom of God is already here. This will be demonstrated again and again, both in Jesus' words and in the actions that follow. Jesus' healings and forgiveness of sins are signs of the Kingdom of God that he announces in his teaching. In contrast to last week's Gospel, Jesus takes the initiative in calling his first disciples. As mentioned last week, it was more typical of first-century rabbinical schools for students to seek out rabbis, asking to be their disciples. In Mark's Gospel, Jesus breaks with this tradition and invites his disciples to learn from him. Jesus is said to have first called four fishermen—Simon, Andrew, James, and John. Simon and Andrew are brothers. Jesus promises that he will make them “fishers of men.” James and John are also brothers. Mark does not report Jesus' words of invitation to them, but he does report that they left their fishing immediately; their father, Zebedee, was left behind in the boat. Mark's Gospel is told with a great sense of urgency and immediacy. Jesus is a person of action, and events occur in rapid succession. We see this in today's Gospel. Time is of the essence; the fishermen immediately put aside their livelihood to become Jesus' disciples. The Kingdom of God is here and now. The time of fulfillment is at hand. How might our lives be different if we more fully shared this sense of the immediacy of God's kingdom? Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam, Fr. Greg Catholic School’s Week is celebrated the week of Jan. 25 through Jan. 31. It concludes with the Angels and Saints Gala on Saturday, Jan. 31    MADE WITH XARA    
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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 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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