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We are a welcoming Catholic community called by God to live out the message of Christ in love and service to all people. Our parish mission is: 

"Nourished by the Word and Eucharist, under the spiritual guidance of our pastor, we the members of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, empowered by the Holy Spirit, strive to create a vital, welcoming Catholic faith community that embraces each person. Acknowledging our blessings and supporting one another, we share our faith, time, and talent, to joyfully proclaim the Gospel and humbly serve the needs of God's people and work to be the presence of Christ in an ever- changing world." 

Farewell...

A fond farewell to Fr. Charles Persing. Thank you for your leadership, your wit, and for feeding our souls with the Word of God. We wish you joy and happiness as you begin a new chapter in your life.

“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”Irish Blessing

Covid-19 Instructions

Dear Friends,

With the announcement from the CDC and the Governor’s Office there are some significant changes taking shape that affect us. However, Bishop Gainer has not lifted the dispensation on attending mass, for the time being you can continue to watch mass via the internet or on television.

Beginning Memorial Day Weekend, we are permitted to stop the distancing between pews so we can move to full capacity. Beginning Memorial Day Weekend we no longer have to sanitize after every service.  The Exchange of Peace has been restored.

The CDC announced that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or keep social distancing in most settings. To be clear, fully vaccinated is two weeks after the reception of the second Pfizer or Moderna Vaccine or two weeks after the single Johnson and Johnson Vaccine. People who do not meet those requirements are not considered fully vaccinated, and must keep taking all precautions. The State of Pennsylvania has adopted these recommendations effective immediately. The other requirements of sanitization and social distancing remain in place until Memorial Day. Here is a link to the CDC guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html.  Therefore, in continued alignment with local, state, and federal health guidelines, effective immediately, the fully vaccinated may attend Diocese of Harrisburg Masses without wearing a mask.

In consultation with Bishop Gainer and Fr Brommer, the Diocese is requesting that parishes post signs in prominent locations in our churches, and that a verbal announcement be made before each Mass as well, that says: “If you are not fully vaccinated, please continue to wear a mask.” We must continue to do our part to keep the unvaccinated as safe as we possibly can.With the announcement from the CDC and the Governor’s Office there are some significant changes taking shape that affect us.

God bless us. Mary, Help of Christians, pray for us!

Fr. Charles L. Persing
Pastor 

 

 

 


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In a bid to raise funds, the church is hosting an envelope fundraiser and would like to invite you to take part. Our church event will take place on weekends throughout the year. Donations of any size will be highly appreciated. Due to the Covid Virus, we are behind on the budget!                 Your financial support is greatly appreciated!!

But I need your help. While we work hard to be financially sound during typical times, we do not have the deep cash-reserves to absorb the economic impacts of the once-in-a-lifetime event of COVID-19. Without your gifts, our Parish will struggle to continue our most basic functions and we will be unable to continue our charitable works in our community. I know these times are challenging, but I humbly ask for your continued financial support so that we may continue our vital functions. Gifts can be made by mailing your check to the Parish, or through our online system found on this page.  Thank you for your continued support!

 

 

 

 

 

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