Saturday5:30 pmSunday8:30 am11:30 amDaily MassesTuesday: 07:00 pm Wednesday: 08:30 am Thursday: 08:30 am *Friday: 08:30 am * School Mass when ACS is in SessionNo Masses on Mondays or Saturday morningsHoly 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 bulletinSacrament of Reconciliation:Saturdays: 4 - 5:00pmTo 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
Sunday, March 2, 2014For this Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, we hear the conclusion to Matthrew’s Sermon on the Mount. Today’s sermon deals with trusting God and performing deeds of loving service to our neighbor. We just heard Jesus say, “You cannot serve both God and mammon.” The Aramaic word “mammon” does not have a negative connotation in itself. It merely means “property” or “money.” What Matthew is pointing out is that since human beings are not self-sufficient, we are dependent on something outside ourselves. It should be God, not the material goods we own. This is not to say that we don’t need material goods. But the reading goes on to remind us not to be anxious about things. Look at the beauty of nature around you. The birds do not sow or reap. The flowers do not work or spin cloth. Yet they are provided for by God. Human beings are worth much more than these. How could God not provide for us as well? If we put God first in our lives and live by his kingdom and his justice, we will have all that we need.Matthew concludes by reminding us to address each day’s problems as they come, confident that we are in God’s loving care. He is a loving father who holds the whole world in his hands. He will certainly care for us.As we come to the end of Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount, we will begin next weekend the season of Lent. That means this coming Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Although it is not a holy day of obligation, usually many people attend Mass to receive ashes. This is also a day of abstinence and fasting. That means for adults two meals only and no meat. Next Sunday is not only the First Sunday of Lent, but we also have our Annual Parish Lenten Retreat. We have some fine speakers lined up and many activities for the day, starting right after the 11:30 AM Mass. Please join us for sometime of reflection on the meaning of Lent. Finally, we continue to collect the BAA cards. If you have not turned in your pledge card, please do so as soon as possible. If you have already contributed, thank you for your generosity and support. Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam, Fr. Greg. 2014 BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL IS UNDERWAY. IF YOU HAVE NOT TURNED IN YOUR BAA PLEDGE CARD, PLEASE DO SO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WE WANT 100% PARTICIPATION BY ALL. PLEASE BE AS GENEROUS AS YOU CAN. THANK YOU. MARCH 5 is ASH WEDNESDAY, the beginning of Lent. Mass times: 8:30AM with school and 7PM in the evening. It is also a day of ABSTINENCE (no meat) and FASTING (2 meals).