As has been the case, our civil and Church leaders' response to the COVID-19 situation is continuing to develop. We at A.B.V.M. are committed to keeping you updated. Please read the following important information below.
Recently, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez has suspended all public Masses in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia effective at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18th and until further notice. Archbishop Pérez said, “As the Archbishop of Philadelphia, my first priority is to ensure the health and welfare of those entrusted to the pastoral and temporal care of our Church. So, in light of the developing Coronavirus pandemic, a decision has been made to suspend the public celebration of all Masses in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for the time being."
In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which candles are blessed symbolizing Christ who is the light of the world. So too, those in consecrated life are called to reflect the light of Jesus Christ to all peoples. The celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life is transferred to the following Sunday in order to highlight the gift of consecrated persons for the whole Church.
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.
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.
Every Monday night through Lent starting at 7pm, Annunciation is hosting a Bible Study using the Great Adventure Bible Series from Ascension. The current study focuses on St. Paul's letter to the Galatians. For more information, please contact Walt Lee at email@example.com.
Once a month, married couples of all ages gather to spend dedicated time enriching their marital Sacrament. Beginning with potluck dinner, we then give attention to a brief formational video or presentation followed by group discussion and couples "check-ins". Baby-sitting is available for those who need it. Want more information? Contact Katie Amrhein at Amrhein.Katie@gmail.com
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 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.
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.
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 meet every Monday at 10 a.m. in the school building. Contact the rectory for more information.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.