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Take the pledge

I am a part of the fellowship of the Unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit's Power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I am finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tame visions, mundane talking, chintzy giving, and dwarfed goals.

Rev. Sean Loomis
Summer CHALLENGE!

This summer, I challenge YOU to join many other parishioners already committed to reading The Jewish Roots of the Eucharist by Brant Pitre. In the fall, those who would like to discuss the book will meet with me to explore more deeply the rich contents therein. The rules are simple: purchase the book (Amazon Smile with ABVM as your charity!), read the book throughout the summer, and be READY to GO come September! Will YOU accept the CHALLENGE?

Rev. Sean Loomis
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Parish Registration

We welcome new members to our Parish Family. Please call 610-449-1613 or visit the rectory Monday to Friday 8:30 PM to 4:00 PM.

Parish Ministries

Lectors

More Lectors are needed to help fill in our Sunday Mass schedule. To assist in proclaiming the Word of God is a privilege and a calling within the community that we invite you to consider. If interested, please contact the parish office.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (E.M.H.C.)

The Holy Eucharist remains the greatest treasure of the Catholic Church and the source and summit of our faith. Due to the limited number of clergy, Annunciation B.V.M. depends on the assistance of parishioiners to help with the distribution of Holy Communion during Mass, and if willing, to the homebound and hospitals. Please consider being a part of this vital ministry and contact the parish office for more details.

Aid for Friends

Are you able to share your left over meals with a home-bound person? Please pick up a pack of meal trays in the vestibule of church. You may bring your meals to the Aid for Friends freezer in the rectory or church hall. Please use the new entrance (located on Wexford Road) of the rectory during business hours 8:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday.

St. John's Hospice

St. John's Hospice feeds, clothes and shelters hundreds of homeless men in need. Please donate:

Drop off time is 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM in the Church Hall every third Friday of the month.

St. Vincent De Paul

Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (or "Vincentians" ) are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. Energized by the awareness that service to our brother or sister in need is in fact an encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ, members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are keenly aware that poverty, suffering and loneliness are present for millions in our communities. For that reason, we collaborate with all who seek to relieve need and address its causes.  Please contact the rectory office for more information.

H.O.P.E.

Helping other People in Emergencies tries to arrange rides to church, the doctor, the hairdresser, the store, etc. for individuals in need. Contact the rectory for more information

Rosary Makers

Rosary Makers meet every Monday at 10 a.m. in the school building. Contact the rectory for more information.

Legion of Mary

Serving Annunciation Parish since 1968, the Legion of Mary is dedicated to the holiness of its members and the salvation of souls through prayer and works of mercy in the parish.  Members may be active (attend meetings and perform work) or auxiliary (praying members).

Knights of Columbus

Beginning on March 29, 1882, the Knights of Columbus was formed to render financial aid to members and their families, and has since grown to include works of charity, support for priestly vocations, and hands-on service to their parish. If you are a Catholic man at least 18 years old and are interested in joining the Annunciation Knights contact them at annbvmbrooklinekofc@gmail.com.

Men’s Group

Men of Annunciation Parish and the wider Havertown area gather bi-weekly to encounter Christ in and through the masculine heart.  For more information, please contact the rectory office.

Choir

The choir serves to assist in the elevation of the human heart to God during the weekly Sunday liturgy.  For more information, please contact the rectory office.

Junior Legion of Mary

Similar to the Legion of Mary, the Junior Legion of Mary is a Lay Catholic organization that strives for the glory of God through the holiness of its members, developed by prayer and active co-operation in Mary’s and the Church’s work in a manner appropriate for those ages 8 to 17. Regular meetings occur on Sundays in the school after the 9:00am Mass.