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    • Saturday: 5:30 PM EnglishEnglishEN
    • Sunday: 8:00 AM EnglishEnglishEN 10:00 AM EnglishEnglishEN 11:45 AM EnglishEnglishEN
    • MonFri: 7:30 AM EnglishEnglishEN 12:05 PM EnglishEnglishEN (October through May)
    • 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.
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  • 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.

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       We are pleased to announce that our second grade students will celebrate the Sacrament of First Reconciliation on Saturday, July 11th.  Participating students will celebrate the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in two groups on Sunday, July 12th at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.  The safety of our children is an absolute priority.  We are making numerous adjustments in compliance with all Diocesan and government guidelines.  The First Communion Masses, therefore, are private; only the children and their immediate families will be present in the church.  We had hoped to share this day with the community, as we have in the past.  Unfortunately, it is not possible.  Neither is it acceptable, however, to continue to deny the children the Body of Jesus Christ.  So, we hope you will join us online.  We ask the entire parish community to watch the live stream on our Facebook page as the children join us in communion with Jesus Christ.  As always, keep our second grade families in your prayers as we welcome the children to the Eucharistic table.


    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.

  • welcome!


    Rev. Ricardo Ortega, Jr.

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  • 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.