Annunciation Parish

Parish Life, Pastoral Outreach & RCIA
(505) 299-9111

Sr. Necy Guan, FdCC - Director
nguan@annunciationparishabq.org

 

PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES

Contemplative Prayer and Lectio Divina – is held every first Tuesday of the month, 6:15-7:15PM in St. Francis Hall. An orientation session is made available for newcomers, at 5:30PM on the same day.
Reflection on Sunday Readings – the group gathers every Thursday at 9:30-10:30AM, in St. Francis Hall. Please bring your Bible or missal. The group socializes after prayer, to grow as a community.
Cenacle of Divine Mercy  meets every other Monday, at 7:00-8:30PM in St. Francis Hall. Learn how to live the Faith through the messages of Jesus in the Diary of St. Faustina. Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet for the sick and the dying. Please  bring the Diary, Cenacle Manual, Bible, Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Liturgy of the Hours –  a group of parishioners prays Lauds (Morning Prayer) everyday at 8:00AM in the church Cry Room.  Please bring your own copy of “The Shorter Christian Prayer”, available at Garson&Sons Catholic Bookstore.
Rosary Guild – join the group who  prays the Rosary everyday, after the 8:30AM and 5:30PM Masses, in the church. The Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed at 3:00PM on First Saturdays in church.
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration – Our parish is blessed to have a Perpetual Adoration Chapel. All parishioners are welcome to spend time in prayer, silence and meditation in the Presence of our Lord. Adoration is held in the church on First Fridays.

Suggested Daily Prayer Intentions

ADULT FAITH FORMATION

Little Rock Sacred Scripture Study (LRSS)  combines personal Bible reading and study, small group faith sharing, lecture, and prayer in an informal setting. Fall and Spring sessions are held on Wednesdays at 9:30-11:30AM in St. Bakhita Hall.
History of the Church – meets in the Fall and in the Spring, in a nine week class, on Mondays at 7:00-9:00PM in Annunciation School Portable Building Room 304.
Faith in the Workplace – is an informal gathering of people actively working in various professions, every first Saturday of the month, at 9:45-11:00AM in St. Francis Hall. Participants comes with simple breakfast items to share. St. Joseph the Worker is the group’s patron saint.
That Man Is You  is a 26 week Catholic men’s leadership program. The group meets on designated Saturdays at 7:00-8:30AM. Breakfast is provided.
Life and Dignity Education Committee is responsible for organizing forums with speakers who are experts in life issues, healthcare, social justice, morality and human dignity. The forums are held 2 times a year.

PASTORAL OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Respect Life Ministry actively promotes the dignity and sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. The Committee meets every first Tuesday of the month at 9:30-11:00AM in St. Bakhita Hall.
Women’s Guild – the members are involved in various services in the parish, responding to many needs. They meet on the second Wednesdays at 9:30-10:30AM in St. Magdalene Hall.
Social Concerns Committee is responsible for the monthly collection for the poor in our city;  the meeting is on first Sunday of the month at 11:30-12:30PM in St. Francis Hall.
Annunciation St. Vincent De Paul Conference helps the poor within and outside our parish, whenever needs arise. The group meets every third Monday at 6:30-8:00PM in St. Magdalene Hall.
Ministry to the Seniors – GEMS- Generous-Enthusiastic-Motivated Seniors – seeks to provide pastoral care to older parishioners through spirituality, education, and recreational activities, organized throughout the year.
Caregivers Support Group – for everyone who is the primary caregiver of family members. This ministry of encouragement and faith sharing meets every last Tuesday at 6:00-7:00PM in St. Francis Hall.

Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish along with the Archdiocese of Santa Fe offers many exciting opportunities for Adult Faith Formation. Our "current classes" below lists programs offered by the parish as well as several programs offered throughout the Archdiocese.

The Annunciation Parish R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) team lists classes and events - see below.

SCRIPTURE STUDY:

---- Organized studies of the Bible are lead by a trained facilitator.

---- Groups meet once a week for eight/ten weeks in the Fall and in the Spring.


History of the Church – meets in the Fall and in the Spring, in a nine week class, on Mondays at 7:00-9:00PM in Annunciation School Portable Building Room 304.


Faith in the Workplace – is an informal gathering of people actively working in various professions, every first Saturday of the month, at 9:45-11:00AM in St. Francis Hall. Participants comes with simple breakfast item to share. St. Joseph the Worker is the group’s patron saint.

That Man Is You  is a 26 week Catholic men’s leadership program. The group meets on designated Saturdays at 7:00-8:30AM. Breakfast is provided.


Life and Dignity Education Committee is responsible for organizing forums with speakers who are experts in life issues, healthcare, social justice, morality and human dignity. The forums are held 2 times a year.

Next Meeting:
See "Weekly Bulletin"      

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
(505) 299-9111

Director: Sr. Necy Guan, FdCC

RCIACoordinator: Kate Prasek

BECOMING A CATHOLIC

The RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA) is a process for unbaptized adults who are interested in becoming Catholic and for those baptized Christians who seek full communion with the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. Trained catechists conduct weekly sessions which combine Catholic teaching, Scripture reflection, personal and liturgical prayer. The Initiation of Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation are received at the Easter Vigil.

2016 - 2017 UPDATE

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
See the "Weekly Bulletin" for additional information.

Come to our Q&A sessions to find answers to questions such as” What is faith? What do Catholics believe, and why is it different from other faith traditions? How different is it really? What’s going on in the Mass? How do Catholics interpret the Bible? Do Catholics worship Mary and the saints? Who’s who in the Catholic Church. Catholic prayers and practices. And anything else you want to ask about.
The Inquiry sessions will begin on August 23, 2016, and every Tuesday thereafter, at 7:00-9:00PM in St. Magdalene Hall. Please call the parish office at 299-9111 to register.

 

 

See Church Events and Adult Formation for additional Parish Life offerings.

 

SEE CHURCH EVENTSand ADULT FORMATION for more activites and events.

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