Annunciation Parish

Adult Faith Formation (505) 299-9111

Sr. Cristina Ovejera, FdCC - Director
covejera@annunciationparishabq.org

 

RETREAT OPPORTUNITIES

Pecos Benedictine Monastery

Pecos, NM
(505) 757-6600
http://www.pecosmonastery.org/

For more information on the services provided by the Pecos Benedictines or to schedule your own retreat visit their website!

Canossian Spirituality Center

5625 Isleta Blvd. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 452-9402
Email: spiritualityctr@aol.com
Website: www.canossianspiritualitycenter.org

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

St. Vincent de Paul

One of the ways we can alleviate the suffering of the needy is through our support of the work of our St. Vincent de Paul Society. As they visit the homes of those in difficulty, the Vincentians seek to uplift those they serve with financial and spiritual assistance. As the needs of the poor increase, let us contribute to them by utilizing our St. Vincent de Paul envelopes and thereby advance this important work of mercy. Matthew 25 reminds us that when we serve the least among us we serve Jesus Himself!

The purpose of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is to relieve the suffering of those in need within the parish and surrounding area. Material and moral help is offered by person-to-person contact and is adapted to the particular needs and circumstances of those assisted.

Next Meeting:
Check the "Weekly Bulletin".

Social Concerns Ministry

This life-giving ministry coordinates monthly and ongoing sharing of goods collections for numerous charitable causes. The Committee generally meets the first Sunday of each month to plan for these collections, and they can always use more help!

Next Collection: Check the "Weekly Bulletin"

Companions on the Journey

Next Meeting:
Check the "Weekly Bulletin"

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities is in need of more drivers to take seniors,60+, to their doctor appointments, to the grocery store and government offices for shopping. Volunteers set their own schedule and zip code destination. Catholic Charities is also host agency for the City of Alb. RSVP program. Volunteers 55+ receive mileage reimbursement and supplemental insurance benefits. If interested, please call Cathy Aragon Martinez, Volunteer Coordinator at 724-4634.

Presbyterian Hospital

Presbyterianl Hospital needs volunteers at all Presbyterian facilities. Come serve in one of 40 areas and make new friends. Call 841-1501 for an application or go online to www.phs.org. Come volunteer with patients. In the gift shop, at  Hospice, in Patient Transport, or as Communion Ministers. Four hours per week for at least 1 year. Participation in Volunteer Program is a requirement which includes orientation and occasional meetings. It is a great service to the sick. If interested contact the coordinator Sister Elizabeth Johnson at 877-6383.

Visitation Ministry

Marianites do visitations every week in homes and nursing facilities. They meet every Monday at 9:30-10:30AM in St. Francis Hall, after which they go to give Communion to sick or homebound parishioners.
Companions on the Journey –do pastoral visit and Communion Service to the terminally ill or permanently homebound. They have a quarterly meeting as a group for spiritual formation and assignment reports.
Visitation Ministry – do social visits to residents of nursing homes, who have no one  to visit them regularly. The volunteers go at a convenient time.

This non-denominational weekly ministry is very rewarding for both the visitor and the homebound individual.

Quarterly Meeting:
To Be Announced.

FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES

Natural Family Planning (NFP)

The Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning will be taught at Our Lady of the Annunciation in a series of three classes. This method uses three natural symptoms of fertility, in a cross-checking way, for a couple to determine when they are fertile and to cooperate with God in planning their families. The goal of the classes is to make couples self-sufficient in understanding their changing fertility, including post-partum and pre-menopause.  The Theology of the Body is used as the basis for the instruction, using NFP in treating each other as persons, not objects.

2016 CLASSES:
Click below for the flyer & full information:

2016 NFP Dates

2017 NFP Dates

To register for a NFP class please see visit the website below:

http://www.ccli.org          

Engaged Encounter & Marriage Encounter Retreats

Contact the Archdiocese Family Life Office for upcoming retreat dates and details at (505) 831-8117.

Young Couples Retreat

Contact the Parish Life and Pastoral Outreach Office at (505) 299-9111 for details.

 

 

 

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