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!
Saturday 5:00 PM,
Sunday 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM
Sunday 5:00 PM (Mid-September to Mid-May)
Check the bulletin each week for daily Mass schedules.
Confessions are heard each Saturday at 4:00 PM, or by appointment.
Donation in the Big Blue Barrel for AUGUST:
The stock of food is low at the FISH food pantry. Please continue to be generous.
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June 20, 2016
Assistant teacher position available
June 09, 2016
AUGUST 19-21 2016 Live entertainment, food and giveaways to be highlighted at annual Church of the Annunciation picnic
June 09, 2016
PREPARE FOR NOVEMBER
July 30, 2016
World Youth Day--Buffalo Style!
August 01, 2016 - August 05, 2016
Mount St. Mary Academy hosts Summer Sessions, Athletic and Theater Camps
August 09, 2016
Infant Baptism Class, Second Session, Liturgy Preparation, - Reservation Required