November 11th marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I. Our community is organizing a special one-time parade and ceremony this Veterans’ Day to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and to thank ALL of our veterans – past, present and future! 2:30 Parade starts at American Legion Plaza at the Crestwood Station and ends with a 3:15 pm ceremony in the Gym of Annunciation School. Please contact the Parade Committee to march or be driven in the veteran motorcade. We are also soliciting scouting units to march, motorcade drivers. Celeste Hughes: […]
It seems that one of the main difficulties that some people have with the Christian gospel is that it seems to them to be unrealistic. Few of them would deny that Jesus lived a good life or that He said some beautiful things. That, in fact, is the basis of their problem. As they see it, Jesus was so good and His teachings are so beautiful that they simply do not fit in a world such as ours. There is a tendency among some people to think of Jesus as an idealist, […]
We regret to inform our parishioners of the passing of Deacon Guy Pellegrini on September 15, 2018. He graduated in the first diaconate class from the Archdiocese of New York and had been assigned to various churches throughout the area. He served the Annunciation-Our Lady of Fatima parish faithfully these last 13 years as deacon and as a religious education teacher. He was a loving person who was a friend to all. He will be missed by the priests, parishioners and by the students whose lives he touched.
A favorite Old Testament story of mine tells of a time when Joshua confronted the people of Israel with an imperative choice. He stood before them and said: “Decide today whom you will serve. As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” That seems to me to be an accurate statement of the option that faces every human being, especially parents. We all have a choice as to whom or what we will serve. But choose we must, because it is inevitable that we will serve something or someone. From the day we come into this world, […]
Please join us on Friday, September 14th at 7:30 pm at Annunciation Church so that, in light of the recent scandals, we may all pray together that the church may be more deeply purified and humbled and may shine forth with the radiance of the face of Christ.