Church of the
Annunciation

7580 Clinton Street
Elma, New York 14059

716.683.5254

 

I will never forget World Youth Day in Denver, Colorado with Saint Pope John Paul II. It was 1993 – 23 years ago. The evening before the Papal Mass we were transported to a high plateau outside the city and then we walked several miles to where we made camp. Most of the pilgrims were unprepared for the star lit night sky and the cold temperature. I shivered the night away with little sleep. Morning dawned with a bright sun and blue sky. There were portable toilets but because of the magnitude of the crowd many pilgrims started limiting their water intake to lessen the need to go. Pope John Paul II flew in by helicopter and Mass began. By now, with the sun shining and temperature rising, people began collapsing from dehydration. Triage stations were set up in multiple places to provide shade and fluids. Fire trucks were called in and water was gently sprayed over the crowd. Pope John Paul II was preaching: “Life in Christ” as streams of water refreshed the multitude.  

 

Young adults from Annunciation are getting ready for World Youth Day in Poland with Pope Francis, July 22 – August 2. Bishop Malone is going with his secretary Fr. Ryszard Biernat who is from Poland. Fr. Ryszard becomes a personal guide. Keep our young adults and their chaperones in your prayer for their social-spiritual enrichment and safe return. Back home, they promise to give a public presentation at Annunciation on the wonders of their pilgrimage.

They are practicing their Polish:

Spotkamy sie w Krakowie! See you in Krakow!

 

Mass Schedule

Weekend Masses: 

Saturday 5:00 PM, 

Sunday 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM

Sunday 5:00 PM (Mid-September to Mid-May) 

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Confessions are heard each Saturday at 4:00 PM, or by appointment.

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