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Church of the Annunciation

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Sacraments: A Definition

God took the common things from the world about us -- objects which we could taste and touch and feel, words that we could hear and gestures that we could understand -- and made these the carriers of His grace.

He even matched the sign to the purpose for which the grace was given:
* Water for the grace which cleanses
* The appearances of bread and wine for the grace which nourishes and gives growth
* Oil for the grace which strengthens

To this combination of outward sign and inner grace, welded together by Christ, the Church gives the Latin name of sacramentum -- "a holy thing"

Reconciliation: Saturday 4:00-4:30pm, or by appointment.

Marriage: Our diocese has set a nine month prior notification time for the beginning of the preparation for marriage. At least one of the couple must be a registered parishioner. No final date may be set without consultation with Fr. Al.

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Liturgical Ministries

All Liturgical Ministers are scheduled on a monthly rotating basis. We invite you to join us as we serve our Lord.

Serve the Lord with Gladness! We welcome all youth 9 years old through High School to train as servers. After a training period, the servers have a rotating schedule, usually serving once a month at week-end Masses. They may be called upon to serve at other liturgical prayer or devotions. You’re invited to call
Julie Keim.

Ushers and Hospitality Ministry:
The Ushers and hospitality ministers extend the first greeting in the name of Jesus and our faith community. They provide the amenities of hospitality from greeting to seating; assistance as it is needed, collecting our offerings, coordinating gift bearers during the liturgy. They distribute the bulletin and tidying our worship space after each service. We invite individuals and families to share in the ministry of hospitality. Please contact
Julie Keim to obtain training.

Lectors proclaim the scripture readings from the old and new testaments. Their ministry is required at all week-end liturgies, and some chose to serve at week-day Masses. This ministry requires time for prayerful preparation of the readings. Clear diction, tempo and tone are a must for this ministry, since the very word of God is imparted through hearing. Special Training is available throughout the year. If this gift of proclamation describes you, please call
Julie Keim.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:
This ministry provides for orderly and timely distribution of Holy Communion during Mass. Special training sessions are provided throughout the year. For more information about becoming a Eucharistic Minister contact
Julie Keim.

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Music Ministries

Music is an important and beautiful part of liturgical life. We have a a seasonal choir and several groups that provide music for Mass. We would love to have you join us! Please contact
Mary Baehr to sing praise to the Lord!

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