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  • Mass Times

    • Saturday: 5:30 PM EnglishEnglishEN
    • Sunday: 8:00 AM EnglishEnglishEN 10:00 AM EnglishEnglishEN 11:45 AM EnglishEnglishEN
    • 7:30 AM EnglishEnglishEN
    • MonFri 12:05 PM EnglishEnglishEN (resumption to be determined)
    • Saturday: 8:30 AM EnglishEnglishEN

    Please note that during the summer months the Parish Office will be open Monday thru Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but will close for lunch from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

    On Friday's, the Parish Office will close at 1:00 p.m.  Full time Office hours will resume on Friday, Sept. 11th.
  • Today's Readings

  • Annunciation Parish Online Giving


                Please don’t forget us! During the summer months as people travel sometimes our collections decrease significantly – putting a heavy strain on our parish budget. Please remember that we rely on a steady Sunday collection income in order to remain within budget. Thank you for all of your generosity.


    My dear parishioners,
       We are all exhausted from being locked up at home and we are all looking forward to the end of this pandemic.  Children, youth and even adults use our facilities (ample parking, basketball court) to walk and exercise themselves, walk their pets, socialize with friends and neighbors… etc., etc.  Others come to stand for a while and pray before the Blessed Mother in our Rosary Walk.  It also seems that some have confused our facilities.  I recently found two girls sunbathing in our parking lot as if they were at the Jersey Shore.  Beachwear, sunscreen, beach glasses…etc., etc.  Unbelievable but literally true.
       Now the situation looks different. Two subjects not familiar to us climbed onto the roof of the church building by the air conditioning units.  We don’t know why.  We only know that it was around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 17th.  We all know how risky it is for them and for our liability.
       Please, I ask that if you see some suspicious activity, report it to me or to the local law enforcement.  Our police are constantly doing their jobs efficiently, but we can also help them.
       Remember:  Who did you see?  What did you see?  When did you see it?  Where it occurred.  Why it’s suspicious.
       The Church of Annunciation appreciates that.  These are difficult times for all, but we must be united as a Christian and neighborhood community.

  • growing in mercy, stewardship and compassion

    As renovations are being done to our facility, photos of the work can be found in the Photo Albums under News/Events tab.  Also an explanation of the work being done can be found under News..
       Our church and campus are very beautiful.  I believe that you and I share the commitment to keep it that way.  The very popular word for this kind of supervision and attention is stewardship.  We use it in connection with public funds and resources and the environment.   We also use it in reference to our participation in church related matters.  The mandate to be stewards first appears in the Book of Genesis.  Adam is given the control and oversight of all of God’s creation.  So, stewardship is both an obligation and an honor.  On every level, we are to supervise and be held accountable for all of the things that have been given by God to our care.
       As your pastor, I have undertaken the careful management of parish funds and the conservation and preservation of this physical property very seriously.  It is my obligation, and it is my honor.  Your generosity and your concern for our shared facilities are part of your stewardship role.  With that in mind, I would like to share with you some of the recent housekeeping that has been done.  Because most of you are homeowners, you understand the necessity of taking care of the maintenance and up-keep of homes and property. 
    ~Fix all exterior lighting
    ~repair all cracks in sidewalks around the campus
    ~move Bl. Mother statue to front island & place on pedestal
    ~repair lights around Rosary walk
    ~repair damaged sprinkler heads
    ~Repair of leaks in roof of the Parish Center
    ~Repair of lighting inside the church
    ~Parking lot repair (to be scheduled)

  • welcome!


    Rev. Ricardo Ortega, Jr.

  • AUGUST 2 ABVM live streamed mass

  • parish CalendaRs

  • Liturgical Ministries

       One of the great gifts of the liturgical renewal following the Second Vatican Council was the increased participation of the faithful in the liturgy and in taking the liturgical roles that are proper to them. Some may recall the days when the priest stood at the altar and offered Holy Mass only accompanied by the server who made all of the responses and carried out all of the liturgical roles that the priest did not fulfill. It is a gift and a privilege to be able to distribute the Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist and to proclaim God’s word in the scriptures at Mass.
       We are in need of more members of our community to fulfill these important responsibilities. The lectors and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist that serve now are wonderful – but they need a little bit of help. When there are just a few lectors and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, they are called upon to serve time and time again. Our ushers are also very faithful and serve week after week – they need a break now and then too! Please consider serving as an usher; their service is an important part of enhancing our liturgy each week. If you feel that you are able to serve as a lector or an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, please contact Father Ricardo at the parish offices or through the parish e-mail. Thank you for considering this request to serve.


    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted those living in poverty the most and Catholic Charities, Diocese of Paterson's 3 Food Pantries (Father English Center, Paterson; Hope House, Dover; and Partnership for Social Services, Franklin) are giving out more food than ever before.
    Most months, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Paterson gives out food to 5,000 - 7,000 people at their 3 food pantries. In April of 2020, this number practically doubled, as they helped over 11,000 individuals who are feeling the direct economic impact of COVID-19.
    Bishop Serratelli has authorized a Catholic Charities Diocesan-wide food collection in all parishes.  This year, the drive has gone virtual, and you can shop online and have items directly shipped to Catholic Charities Food Pantries.  
    Visit www.ccpaterson.org/corpus for more information and visit www.yougivegoods.com/ccpaterson-fooddrive2020 to find our parish, and shop for our pantries in need. 
    You may also email: Info@ccpaterson.org or call (973) 737-2077 ext.403 with any questions or to donate food directly to Catholic Charities Food Pantries.

  • upcoming diocesan events

    The following events will stream live on the Diocesan website.

    • Chrism Mass - Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Ordination to the Priesthood - Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
    • Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate - Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

    Access to the Live Stream is available on the diocesan website - www.rcdop.org