Annunciation Parish

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

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

Mary Agnes Sain, Administrative Assistant

PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES

Contemplative Prayer and Lectio Divina – is held every first Tuesday of the month, 6:15 – 7:15 pm in St. Francis Hall.

Divine Mercy Cenacle – meets every first and third Mondays at 7:00 – 8:30 pm, in St. Francis Hall. Please bring the Dairy of St. Faustina, Cenacle Manual. Bible, and Catechism of the catholic Church.

Rosary Guild – join the group who  prays the Rosary everyday, after the 8:30AM and 5:30PM Masses, in the 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

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION FOR ADULTS

Infant Baptism Preparation Class for Parent and Godparents
This required sacramental session, facilitated by married couples, is held every second Monday from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in St. Magdalene Hall.

Sacramental Preparation for Marriage
This is a spiritual partnership between the engaged couple and a Marriage Couple Mentor assigned by Msgr. Voorhies. The Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a mandatory 3-session part of the preparation. (See Adult Formation Page for NFP infromation.)

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a process for unbaptized adults who are interested to becoming Catholics and for those baptized Christians who seek full communion with the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.

 

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 – 11:00 am, in St. Bakhita Hall.

Dignity of the Person Forum is responsible for organizing forum with speakers who are experts in life issues, health care, social justice, morality and human dignity. The forums are held 2 times a year.

That Man Is You is a 26 weeks Catholic men’s leadership program. The group meets on designated Saturdays at 7:00 – 8:00 am. Breakfast is provided.

ENDOW – Women Studies Eight sessions on given topics are offered in the Fall and Spring on Thursdays at 1:00 3:00 pm in St. Francis Hall.

Marriage Matters provides an environment and resources to help couples nurture their marriages through continuing marriage formation, free dinner, child care and other activities. They meet once a month on either Saturday or Sunday at 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the gym and community center for child care.

Reflection on Sunday Readings _ the group gathers every Thursday from 9:30 – 10:30 am, in St. Francis Hall. Please bring your Bible or Missal.


PASTORAL CARE MINISTRIES

Consolation Ministry walks with and supports with loving care our  parishioners who are grieving for their lost loved ones. They meet every second and fourth Thursdays from 6:30 -8:30 pm in St. Bakhita Hall.

Companions on the Journey  provide spiritual companionship to those who are permanently homebound or terminally ill, through Holy Communion and visits. The group meets quarterly at 6:30 – 8:00 pm in St. Francis Hall.

Marianites  bring communion to the sick and homebound parishoners. They meet on Mondays, beginning with the 8:30 am Mass in church followed by meeting at 9:30 – 10:30 am in St. Francis Hall.

Visitation Ministry  visit and spend some time with sick and elderly in different nursing homes. Meetings are held quarterly at 6:30  - 8;00 PM in St. Francis Hall.

 

PASTORAL OUTREACH MINISTRIES

GEMS (Generous, Enthusiastic, Motivated Seniors) Senior Ministry provides pastoral care to senior parishioners in the areas of spirituality, education, recreational activities which are organized throughout the year. Activities are held on the third Tuesday at 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Recovery in Christ is a Christ-centered approach to recovery over life-controlling problems of alcohol and drug abuse. Meetings are held every first Thursday at 7:00 – 8:00 pm in St. Bakhita Hall.

Respect Life  promotes respect for human life from conception to natural death as set forth in the Encyclical “Evangelium Vitae”. The group meets every fourth Tuesday at 6:30 – 8:00 pm in St. Francis Hall.

Social Concerns Ministry  coordinates the monthly collection for the poor in our city and the “Adopt-a-Family for Thanksgiving”. The committee meets every first Sunday at 11:30am  – 12 noon in St. Francis Hall.

St. Vincent de Paul Society  is an on-going ministry for advocacy, direct assistance to the poor, and education through home visits. Meeting is every third Monday at 6:30 -8:00 pm in St. Magdalene Hall.

Women’s Guild help the parish in various ways including bereavement meals served for family and guests after the funeral Mass in the parish. Meets every second Wednesday at 9:30 – 12:00 noon in St. Magdalene Hall.

 

 

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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