Young men of the parish are invited to participate in a Pilgrimage to St. Joseph’s Seminary for the veneration of the relics of Padre Pio. We will be joining Fr. Connelly from Immaculate Conception Church in Tuckahoe for a day of faith and fraternity on Saturday, September 16th at 9:30 am and at 11 am will depart for St. Joseph’s where we will tour the grounds, venerate the relic and have lunch. We will return to Annunciation between 2:30 and 3 pm.
Back in January of 1982, a plane crashed at National Airport in Washington D.C. While taking off during a snow storm, it lost altitude, bounced off a bridge and fell into the river. In the aftermath of the tragedy, a helicopter was used to lift survivors from the icy water. The rescue effort produced a number of heroes. One of the most memorable was a man in the water. When the helicopter came for him, he waved it on to another survivor. He did this, not once, but several times. And when the helicopter came back the last time, it […]
In every normal person there is a longing to be somebody, to get somewhere, to amount to something. In our first moments, we would like to be able to live our lives in such a fashion that at the end, those who know us best could look back and say, “He was a truly great man. She was a truly great woman.” Jesus Himself talked about a quality of life that can be called true greatness and calls us each day to this greatness. But we need to look closer at what that truly means and what that kind of […]
The newspapers a few years ago carried the tragic story of a young high school student in Fort Worth, Texas who decided to play a game of Russian Roulette. He took a .38 caliber revolver out of the glove compartment of a friend’s car, emptied all the bullets out of the chamber, put only one back in, and gave it a spin. Then he put the gun up to his temple, pulled the trigger, and fired it. He died in a hospital a few hours later. And I’m sure your reaction to that is essentially the same as mine. For […]