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Annunciation Church lists Lent and Easter activities

Annunciation Church, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, has announced several events that will take place during the Lenten season.

On Mondays during Lent, the rosary will be said after 9 a.m. Mass in the chapel. Daily Masses during Lent will be offered at 7:30 and 9 a.m.

Tuesdays during Lent — March 11, 18 and 25, and April 1 and 8 — will feature Soup and Scripture from 6 to 7 p.m. in Selbert Hall. Bring a pot of soup, a loaf of bread or a cold beverage; coffee and tea will be provided. Families with children, couples and singles are welcome. Guests will eat a simple meal together and hear a fellow parishioner reflect on the scripture of the previous Sunday. A free will offering will be given to a charity to be determined by the group present on the last evening.

Stations of the Cross will take place at 9:30 a.m. after Mass each Friday during Lent, and at 7 p.m. on March 21 and April 11. Stations of the Cross with St. Luke’s Mission will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 4. This will be a musical presentation of the Stations of the Cross followed by nocturnal adoration. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will also take place at 9:30 a.m. March 21.

Meditation on the Passion of Christ with the Franciscan Mystery Players will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, in Annunciation Church. This deeply moving live presentation follows the journey of the Stations of the Cross and is presented by area high school and college students.

Annunciation parish will celebrate its 31st annual St. Joseph’s Day Table on Wednesday, March 19. It will begin with appetizers at 5:30 p.m. followed by a blessing and dinner at 6 p.m. There is no admission charge, but guests are asked to bring a meatless dish to pass. Reservations are required because of limited space in Selbert Hall. Sign-up sheets are available in the church vestibules. Be sure to indicate the total number attending, including children.

Teacher, author and national speaker Chad Judice will be a guest speaker at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in the church. Judice is the author of “Waiting for Eli, A Fatherʼs Journey from Fear to Faith” and “Eliʼs Reach,” on the value of human life and the power of prayer. A book signing and reception will follow.

The 120-voice Buffalo Choral Arts Society will present “I Will Sing With the Spirit” at 8 p.m. Friday, March 28, in Annunciation Church. The concert will feature soprano soloist Karen Saxon, who serves as choral director at Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts and assistant conductor of the Orchard Park Chorale, and has been working with the Buffalo Choral Arts Society as a Gospel/spiritual consultant as well as a performer. In addition to Saxon, Buffalo Choral Arts Society will present Michelle Thomas as guest accompanist for the Gospel/spiritual portion of the program. For information and tickets, call 775-7664 or visit BuffaloChoralArts.org. Tickets are available for just $10 each.

Mass, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and prayers for inner heading will be offered at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3 in the church. This will be a time for communal prayer and healing for the parish and school as they celebrate the past and look with hope in Christ toward the future.

Palm branches will be distributed during Masses on April 12 and 13.

On Holy Thursday, April 17, morning prayers will be offered in the church at 9 a.m., and a shared parish supper held at 5:30 p.m. Sign up in the church to bring a dish to pass. At 7 p.m., a Mass of Our Lordʼs Supper Adoration will be held in the Chapel of Repose until 10 p.m.

On Good Friday, April 18, morning prayers will be offered in the church at 9 a.m., followed by Stations of the Cross at noon. A Liturgy of the Word, Adoration of the Cross and distribution of Holy Communion takes place at 3 p.m., followed by Taizé Prayer at 7 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 19, begins with morning prayers at 9 a.m., a blessing of Easter baskets at noon and an Easter Vigil at 8 p.m.

Easter Sunday Masses will be offered at 8, 10 and 11:30 a.m. A 6 p.m. Mass will not be celebrated on Easter Sunday.

For more information regarding Annunciation Church, visit www.annunciation.cc or call 683-5254.


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