Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
Fra Angelico, The Annunciation, 1437-1446, Fresco, Convent of San Marco, Florence, Italy
“Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.”
An annunciation is an announcement, a proclamation. The feast of the Annunciation of the Lord (March 25) celebrates the moment the angel Gabriel appears to the Virgin Mary and tells her that she will bear the son of God. Also being celebrated is Mary’s fiat, “let it be” in Latin, her willing acceptance of the news. The Annunciation was celebrated as early as the fourth or fifth century and is observed widely throughout Christianity, especially within Orthodoxy, Anglicanism, Catholicism, and Lutheranism. The world depended upon Mary’s yes on the holy day of the annunciation so long ago. With our own yes to God’s voice in our lives we are called to nurture the word of God within ourselves and bring Christ into the lives of others.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrows) or Way of the Cross (Via Crucis), invites us to put on Christ’s sandals and walk prayerfully from station to station, placing ourselves in the events of his crucifixion, from his being condemned to his burial.
Every Friday during Lent in the church
6:00 p.m., English
7:00 p.m., Spanish
8:00 p.m., Vietnamese
Join us for this moving experience
St. Vincent de Paul
LENT FOOD DRIVE
Let us open our hearts to those in need
Place food donations in the St. Vincent de Paul boxes at the church entrances any time before Easter Sunday.
Non-perishable food products ONLY.
Cash/check donations welcome.
Use the St. Vincent de Paul envelope found in the pews and place in the collection basket.
Tuna • Canned meat • Canned vegetables • Rice and beans • Canned fruit • Evaporated milk • Dry cereal and oatmeal • Peanut butter and jelly • Macaroni and cheese • Dry pasta and spaghetti sauce • Cooking oil •
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY