News and Updates

All News & Updates

Register for Awesome Bible Study!

Lent is only 3 WEEKS AWAY! Here at A.B.V.M., we want to help you make this the most meaningful Lent to date. And, since Lent is about making space for God in preparation to celebrate Jesus' passion, death, and resurrection, what better way than a Bible study with fellow parishioners? Registration is KEY, click below to find out why.

Rev. Mr. Robert McElwee
Love Prevails!

A.B.V.M rejoiced to see the beautiful and enduring commitment to love witnessed in the renewal of vows our married couples made to one another on Saturday, Feb. 9th!

Rev. Sean Loomis
Renew your vows!

Saturday, February 9th join your A.B.V.M. family for the 4:30pm Mass when married couples will come to renew their vows during the Mass as a beautiful witness of love, fidelity, and radical commitment to their vocation.

Rev. Sean Loomis
Spaghetti & Meatballs

After the 4:30pm Mass on February 9th, join your A.B.V.M. family over a delicious plate of pasta, meatballs, and desserts. Click "Read more" for information about pricing...

Archbishop Chaput speaks on abortion

This month marks the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which effectively legalized abortion on demand. It also marks another annual March for Life, this year on January 18.  It’s a time to look back and look ahead. The abortion struggle of the past four decades teaches a very useful lesson. Evil talks a lot about “tolerance” when it’s weak. When evil is strong, real tolerance gets pushed out the door. And the reason is simple. Evil cannot bear the counter-witness of truth. It will not coexist peacefully with goodness, because evil insists on being seen as right, and worshiped as being right. Therefore, the good must be made to seem hateful and wrong.

Rev. Sean Loomis
March for Life

With renewed vigor, many agents in society strive to normalize the direct killing of innocent children. As Our Lord says, "What you have done for the least of these, you did for Me". As Catholics, we must tirelessly do all we can to love Christ in the most vulnerable, and the most vulnerable among us are unborn children. For information about how to attend this year's March for life, click "Read more" below.

Rev. James M. Cox
Couples Night

Join us as Cana's Vineyard meets on Saturday, January 26 @ 6p.m. Each month couples set time aside to focus on God's will for their marriage. Click below for details!

Celie Adams
Merry Christmas

All of us here at Annunciation wish you a very merry and Blessed Christmas. Thank you for joining us as we gather to celebrate the birth of our Savior.

Rev. James M. Cox
Christmas Mass & Confession Schedule

Click "Read more" to see the various Mass and Confession opportunities, as well as our Masses for the Holy Day on January 1st.

Support Your Seminary

"These individuals will serve the Church and Her people with distinction in the years ahead, and build a community of faith that will act as your spiritual home." - Archbishop. Charles Chaput.

A Spooktacular Haunted House

Come to Annunciation B.V.M. this Sunday, October 28th, for a spooktacular haunted house as the eighth grade students from Cardinal Foley shock and surprise! This is meant for the whole family and is child-friendly.

Celie Adams
Oktoberfest SUCCESS!

Thank you to all who came out for ABVM's new Oktoberfest!

Rev. Sean Loomis
Blue Mass Success

On September 30th, we honored all first responders who freely place themselves in harms way to keep our community and our children safe by praying for them at Mass and serving them at our reception.

Celie Adams
Oktoberfest only days away!

The A.B.V.M. Men's Group is hosting the first ever Oktoberfest at Annunciation parish. Highlights include authentic German food, beer, activities & games, and of course, LIVE MUSIC! This Oktoberfest will feature Polkadelphia, a local sensation known throughout the Philadelphia region. Plan to come, but make sure to get your ticket ahead of time to secure a seat. See important information below...

Rev. Sean Loomis
Parish Picnic Cancelled!

Rain again?!? Although we're disappointed, we think cancelling this year's parish picnic is for the best. We look ahead now to our Parish Synod and upcoming Oktoberfest! See you then.

Sebastian Vom Woodbury
Synod Survey

We'd LOVE your feedback! We are making big plans and need your expert opinion...

Rev. James M. Cox
SURPRISE! Oktoberfest 2018 coming this fall!

The A.B.V.M. Men's Group is hosting the first ever Oktoberfest at Annunciation parish. Highlights include authentic German food, beer, activities & games, and of course, LIVE MUSIC! This Oktoberfest will feature Polkadelphia, a local sensation known throughout the Philadelphia region. Here's some important information you need to know:

Sebastian Vom Woodbury
Archdiocesan Prayer Vigil of Reparation

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is hosting a Prayer Vigil of Reparation and Petition on Friday, September 14th  at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul from 5:00 p.m. until midnight.  Clergy, consecrated men and women and lay faithful are invited to come together and pray for the victims of abuse and in reparation for the untold damage of sin, and with confidence, petition the Lord to provide for the cleansing and faithfulness of the members of his Church.

Rev. James M. Cox
BIG SURPRISE coming...

Stay tuned this week as A.B.V.M. announces a big surprise to the parish family coming this fall! Details expected later this week.

Sebastian Vom Woodbury
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
Summer P.R.E.P.

We offer thanks to all our Catechists and helpers who made this year's Summer P.R.E.P. such a great success. So many inspiring moments as our parish youth gave their attention and energy to learning the most important lesson of all, to know Christ so as to love Him more deeply. Have a great summer!

Leslee Smith
Check Out Our New Site!

Welcome to our new website! We're really excited about launching it. After much reflection upon who we are as a parish and what we love most about Annunciation B.V.M., it became important for us to represent that not just in person but online as well. With the help of Michael Llewellyn and Andre Bruchez Design Services, we are excited to share with you the fruits of our efforts with this new website that is not only easy to navigate and rich in content, but shows the family we really are as a parish. Let us know your thoughts!

Rev. Sean Loomis