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
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.
Marriage: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
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
Candle lit in
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.
In His P
"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
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
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.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Heb 1:1-6; Ps 97:1, 2b, 6, 7c, 9;
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
SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
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.
L A M B
(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
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
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 3rd
degree. For more
infor-mation go to KofC.org/joinus or contact us by
email to email@example.com.
Catholic Daughters of the
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
www.catholicdaughters.org for more
information about Catholic Daughters of the Americas! Contact our Court Regent via email for more
information: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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...
HELP OUR MINISTRY HELP OTHERS BY VOLUNTEERING YOUR
TIME AND TASTY RECIPES ON MONDAY FROM 5:00 TO 7:15 NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED… JUST A LOVE OF FELLOWSHIP, PLUS GOOD FOOD! FOR MORE INFORMATION
CONTACT CURT POPE AT WCPBLUE@YAHOO.COM
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
Tuesday ~ Friday
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
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
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.
* – -* -* -*
January 10, 2021
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
~ 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
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
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 AwardSaints 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 https://myportal.ncseaa.edu/NC