Marriage: Requires six months prepara on before wedding. Call the parish office for details.






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Reverend William J. Upah……….….………..Pastor Deacon Wally Calabrese ...……..……...…….Deacon Deacon Jim Strange………..Deacon Bethany Strange………...Faith Forma on Coordinator Kim Strange……….………..….Faith Forma on Coordinator Teresa Rodney ….………Office Administrator



Liturgy Schedule

Weekday Masses Tues. 7:00 PM, Wed.-Fri. 8:30 AM

Saturday 5:30 PM

Sunday 8:30 AM & 11:30 AM Holy Days (see inside bulle n)

First Saturday 8:30 am (see inside bulle n)

Sacrament of Reconcilia on

Saturday 4:00-5:00 PM or by an appointment

Faith Forma on Classes

Sunday 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Sept. - May

BapƟsm: Class required for parents and godparents. Call the parish office to register for class.


Requires six months prepara on before wedding. Call the parish office for details.

Anoin ng of the Sick: Please call the office or priest if you are in need of the anoin ng.

.Annuncia on Catholic School

Phone: (252) 447-3137 Anna Bragg……..………..………Principal

Bob Benedict………...Maintenance Jeanne Benedict and Ana Or z Millan……….Finance Joy Sarisun………School Office Manager

Parish Ministries

Adult Faith Forma on….Dave & Anne e Williams Altar & Rosary Society………..Jennifer Passarelli Altar Servers…….…………Jason Gordon

Catholic Daughters………..Denise Miller Extraordinary Ministers………JoAnn Radicella Finance Council Chair……. …...Roy Evans

Head Ushers: Sat……..5:30 p.m. ~ Chuck Roeckell Sun….8:30 am ~ Jimmy O’Connor 11:30 am ~ Ben Cruz Hispanic Ministry………Eduardo & Patricia Macias Knights of Columbus/Grand Knight………Jim Morrison Faithful Navigator………....Ed Mullis

Music………..…………..Ronald Thomas, Nathan Pope

……….Helen Emerson Parish Council Chair……... Shawn Waldrep Prison Ministry……….Deacon Jim Strange

RCIA Coordinators………….Dcn. Wally & Amy Calabrese Readers……… Frank Radicella


January 9th ~ January 17th

Saturday, January 9th

5:30 PM ~ William Lewis

John & Gina DeBona Sunday, January 10th ~ 8:30 Live on Facebook 8:30 AM ~ George & Mary Bille

63rd Wedding Anniversary 11:30 AM ~ People of the Parish Tuesday, January 12th

7:00 PM ~ Dee DelGuidice

Izzy & Rosalie Tramutra Wednesday, January 13th

8:30 AM ~ Souls in Purgatory Thursday, January 14th

8:30 AM ~ People of the Parish Friday, January 15th

8:30 AM ~ Annunciation Catholic School Saturday, January 16th

5:30 PM ~ William George Lewis

Bob, Elsa & Chris Famulare Sunday, January 17th ~ 8:30 Live on Facebook 8:30 AM ~ Mary Prezgay

Altar & Rosary

11:30 AM ~ People of the Parish

This schedule is tentative and subject to

change. Check the website.

If you are ill please do not attend Mass.

We do not want to spread COVID-19.

There is still a dispensation in place if you

are unable to attend.

George Bille Acacia Bragg Melissa Howard Kevin Hynes Christopher Jones Shirley Kelly Melba Krumm

Father Philip Johnson Ronald Keesee Kathleen LaMonica Miriam Leroux Nicole McGuiness Mhe-ann Montoy John Moore Jo Morin John Nebraski Judy Nebraski Bob Nelson Kay Nelson Doris Nunez Nancy Nutter Norah Oehnke Jimmy O’Connor Pat O'Neale Marie Openshaw Margaret Pardini James Settle

Monsignor Jerry Sherba Margarita Stallings Linda Warner










Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick especially:

Please call the Parish office if you want to add someone to the prayer list. If your name was removed & you still in need prayers please call the

Parish Office.

Candle lit in

Celebration of

The Birth


Josen Artemis


Requested by :

The Kornahrens Family

The Baptism of the Lord

January 10, 2021

All you who are thirsty,

come to the water!


If you need to schedule a baptism,

please enroll in the next class that is

being held at the Parish office. The

next class is January 24th in the

Parish Office at 9:45 am. Please call

the Parish office to register.













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"In compliance to the State of North Carolina and

CDC requirements, everyone participating during

school masses will have to wear masks and their

temperatures taken prior to entering the church.

Thank you for your cooperation."

If you are attending Annunciation and are not registered with the Parish as a member, we have no idea if you are a participating Catholic or not, so please register and if you can not afford to give monetarily please put a blank visitors envelope in the offertory so that we know you are attending. Also for all of you who pay by cash we really appreciate it but if you would put it in an envelope we could track that you are attending as well. It is important when it comes to all the Sacraments. We can not say you are active if we do not know. Thank you…

Now is the perfect time to call the parish office at (252)447-2112 to update your

records. If you did not get info on Mass cancellation please call the parish office. If you are not receiving envelopes or the NCC Catholic Magazine and would like to, call and we will have them sent to you. Update

your email today...Thank you...

Saturday 1/9 Reconciliation 4-5 pm Mass 5:30 pm Sunday 1/10 Mass 8:30 am Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation Youth Group

Mass 11:30 am

Monday 1/11

Count Team 3 9:00 am

Altar & Rosary 7:00 pm

Men’s Group 7:00 pm Tuesday 1/12 Catholic Daughters 7:00 pm Wednesday 1/13 4th Degree Knights 7:30 pm Monday 1/18

Parish Office Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King. Count Team 1 will come in on Tuesday Morning.

Flowers & Sanctuary Candle

We depend upon your gi for


owers and the Sanctuary Candle

each week to beau fy our

Altar & Mary.

There are Mass Inten ons available for the

new year.

Please call the Parish Office.



Psalms are sung in the home and rehearsed in the streets.—St. Ambrose


First Reading: Behold my servant with whom I am pleased; he shall bring forth justice to the nations (Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7) or Isaiah 55:1-11.

Psalm: The Lord will bless his people with peace (Psalm 29) or Isaiah 12:2-6.

Second Reading: God anointed him with the Holy Spirit (Acts 10:34-38) or 1 John 5:1-9.

Gospel: You are my beloved Son, with you I am well pleased (Mark 1:7-11).

The English translation of the Psalm Responses from the Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.


Monday: Heb 1:1-6; Ps 97:1, 2b, 6, 7c, 9;

Mk 1:14-20

Tuesday: Heb 2:5-12; Ps 8:2ab, 5, 6-9; Mk 1:21-28

Wednesday: Heb 2:14-18; Ps 105:1-4, 6-9; Mk 1:29-39 Thursday: Heb 3:7-14; Ps 95:6-11; Mk 1:40-45 Friday: Heb 4:1-5, 11; Ps 78:3, 4bc, 6c-8; Mk 2:1-12 Saturday: Heb 4:12-16; Ps 19:8-10, 15; Mk 2:13-17 Sunday: 1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19; Ps 40:2, 4, 7-10; 1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20; Jn 1:35-42


Sunday: The Baptism of the Lord

Monday: First Week in Ordinary Time begins

Wednesday: St. Hilary


Count Team 3


Count Team 1


Count Team 2


Count Team 3


The Knights Corner

Diocesan Mass for Life

“A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world…let us therefore discover anew the humility and the courage to pray and fast so that the power from on high will break down the walls of lies and deceit: the walls which conceal from the sight of so many…the evil of practices and laws which are hostile to life.” (Pope St John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae 100)

Come and join us on January 16, 2021, at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral as we pray and proclaim the dignity of human life. Rosary begins at 10:30; Mass with the bishop starts at 11:00.


(Least Among My Brethren)

The LAMB program started by the Knights of

Columbus provides funds for Intellectually

Disabled Exceptional Children. You may have

seen us in the past outside various locations in

our yellow vest and the all too famous Tootsie

Rolls. Over the coming months we will be

sharing more information about this very

worthwhile program. But right now, consider

this; c

onsider using AmazonSmile with your

Amazon account, and choose LAMB

Foundation of NC as your charity. Let's try to

make our Council 6648 and our Parish give at

least half of the State's Smile collection!

Our monthly schedule



Wednesday of every month,

Regular Council Meeting

7:30PM St. Benedict Bldg.



Wednesday of every month


Assembly Meeting,

7:30PM St. Benedict Bldg.



Wednesday of every month


Monthly Rosary, 7:30PM

St. Benedict Bldg. Everyone is invited!!

The Knights of Columbus Council 6648

in-vites all Catholic men over 17 to join us in

serving our families, our parish, our Church,

our God. The process can now be completed

on line and within less than an hour you can

attain the rank of 3


degree. For more

infor-mation go to or contact us by

email to

Catholic Daughters of the


Court #2588,

Our Lady of the Miraculous

Medal, meets the


Tuesday of each Month

after 7pm Mass in the St Benedict building. Founded

in 1903 by the Knights of Columbus as a female auxiliary, Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the world. Court 2588, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, invites

all Catholic women over 18 to join us! We are still meeting as scheduled and we are practicing all required

social distancing measures. Please visit the Catholic Daughters website in the meantime at for more

information about Catholic Daughters of the Americas! Contact our Court Regent via email for more

information: We look

forward to seeing you and welcoming you to Court 2588!

Catholic Daughters Run for Life

January 23 – 30th, 2021. 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. This

year’s race is virtual! For more information visit

and to register for the race online go to

Catholic Daughters Socks –n- Undies Program

Court 2588 is collecting new socks and undies for school-age children in our local community who are in

need of these basic necessities. At this time, we are only collecting new socks and undies, boys and girls,

ages 4 to 14. Your donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped in the box in the Narthex. For more

information, contact Denise Miller. God bless you for your generosity.

If you need a statement for your taxes

call the Parish Office at 252-447-2112...





HOPE TO SEE YOU MONDAY’S @ 5:00. Cancelled until further notice.

Thank you for your generous

donations of food that we all

make to the food pantry. We

collected numerous items this

week. Times are hard for a lot

of families. Thank you for

your continued support of this


The item of need for

January is 48 cans of meat items.

Angel’s Attic Corner

(252) 447-2113

Tuesday ~ Friday


Saturday 10-2

New items arrive daily

Come check them out!

With all the food allergies that are in

our environment today there are

sometimes people who are allergic to

gluten. We now provide a low gluten

host to those individuals. It contains

less than .001% gluten and is

ap-proved for use by the Vatican. You

must speak to Father Bill to let him know that you

need low gluten host and it will be made available

to you.

Please do not send expired food items.

They are not able to give them out. Thank you

for your generous contributions.

Your support is greatly appreciated

Please remember your Parish during

these trying times!

Thank you all for the wonderful gifts that you all sent to me for Christmas. It made me realize what a wonderful

Parish I oversee. You are all in my prayers and I am looking forward

to a wonderful 2021. God Bless you


Father Bill

The members of the Altar Rosary Society

want to say Thank You to everyone who came

out on December 23 to assist in decorating the

church. Many hands definitely make for light work.


* -* -* -*

-Faith Formation


January 10, 2021

12:15 pm

School library

All Adults interested in mentoring

our youth, teaching the faith, and

guiding them through the struggles

of today’s world, please join us!

-“The soul is

regenerated in the

sacred waters of

baptism and thus

becomes God’s


~ St. Maximilian



Annunciation Catholic School was recently

awarded the prestigious Lewis Award for

excellence in Catholic education by the Diocese of

Raleigh. This honor recognizes our teachers and

staff for excellence during the pandemic. After

the school moved to remote learning in March as

part of Governor Cooper’s directive to the state,

the school reopened with virtual instruction a few

days later. The rapid transition to teaching via

Zoom rather than in the classroom required

quickly formulating a strategy, acquiring resources,

training, and great faith on part of our staff,

students and families that our new venture would

be successful.

The Monsignor Gerald Lawrence Lewis Award

was initiated in 1992 to honor outstanding

educators in the Catholic Schools of the Diocese

of Raleigh and to recognize, promote and

encourage teaching excellence. The Award

Committee visited all schools in the Diocese prior

to announcing awards for 2020. Annunciation

Catholic School is honored to have received this

award named for Monsignor Lewis!

January and February Events

Wed Jan 13 4pm School Advisory Board

Thur Jan 14 4pm ASPA Meeting

Fri Jam 15 3-5pm Snowball Dance for

Grades 5-8

Mon Jan 18 No School—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 19—22 Winter Benchmarking

Jan 24—Jan 31 Catholic Schools Week

Tue Feb 2 Faculty Meeting

Annunciation Catholic School

receives prestigious Lewis Award

Saints Day Out: Annunciation Catholic Preschool is hosting a “Saint’s Day Out” every Friday morning from 9am to 10:30am. We will start up for the new year again on Friday, Jan. 9. Join our Pre K 3 students for some awesome activities and introduce yourselves to our amazing preschool teachers.

North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship program applications will open Feb. 1 for the 2021-2022 School Year. It provides private school vouchers to children of low-income households. Families can use these school vouchers to pay for tuition, transportation, equipment and other necessary private school expenses. Learn more about this program’s eligibility requirements, rules and regulations at





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