Sr. Cristina Ovejera, FdCC - Director
Mary Agnes Sain - Secretary
Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish along with the Archdiocese of Santa Fe offers many exciting opportunities for Adult Faith Formation. Our "current classes" below lists programs offered by the parish as well as several programs offered throughout the Archdiocese.
The Annunciation Parish R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) team lists classes and events - see below.
---- Organized studies of the Bible are lead by a trained facilitator.
---- Groups meet once a week for eight/ten weeks in the Fall and in the Spring.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
Little Rock Sacred Scripture Study (LRSS) combines personal Bible reading and study, small group faith sharing, lecture, and prayer in an informal setting. Fall and Spring sessions are held on Tuesdays at 7:00-8:30PM in St. Francis Hall or Wednesdays at 9:30-11:30AM in St. Bakhita Hall.
History of the Church – meets in the Fall and in the Spring, in a nine week class, on Mondays at 7:00-9:00PM in Annunciation School Portable Building Room 304.
Faith in the Workplace – is an informal gathering of people actively working in various professions, every first Saturday of the month, at 9:45-11:00AM in St. Francis Hall. Participants comes with simple breakfast item to share. St. Joseph the Worker is the group’s patron saint.
That Man Is You is a 26 week Catholic men’s leadership program. The group meets on designated Saturdays at 7:00-8:30AM. Breakfast is provided.
Life and Dignity Education Committee is responsible for organizing forums with speakers who are experts in life issues, healthcare, social justice, morality and human dignity. The forums are held 4 times a year.
See "Weekly Bulletin"
Director: Sr. Cristina Ovejera, FdCC
Coordinator: Renee Pagan
Secretary: Mary Agnes Sain
BECOMING A CATHOLIC
The RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS is a process for unbaptized adults who are interested in becoming Catholic and for those baptized Christians who seek full communion with the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confimration. Trained catechists conduct weekly sessions which combine Catholic teaching, Scripture reflection, personal and liturgical prayer. The Initiation of Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation are received at the Easter Vigil.
2013 - 2014 UPDATE
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
The sessions are held on Tuesdays 7:00—9:00 PM in St. Magdalene Hall. If interested in RCIA please contact Mary Agnes at the parish office 299-9111 so a team member can contact you.
Please Note: Enrollment for our 2013 RCIA program is closed.
The dates for the 2013-2014 program will be announced in the summer of 2013.
See the "Weekly Bulletin" for additional information.
For more information on the services provided by the Pecos Benedictines or to schedule your own retreat visit their website!
5625 Isleta Blvd. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87108
One of the ways we can alleviate the suffering of the needy is through our support of the work of our St. Vincent de Paul Society. As they visit the homes of those in difficulty, the Vincentians seek to uplift those they serve with financial and spiritual assistance. As the needs of the poor increase, let us contribute to them by utilizing our St. Vincent de Paul envelopes and thereby advance this important work of mercy. Matthew 25 reminds us that when we serve the least among us we serve Jesus Himself!
The purpose of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is to relieve the suffering of those in need within the parish and surrounding area. Material and moral help is offered by person-to-person contact and is adapted to the particular needs and circumstances of those assisted.
Check the "Weekly Bulletin".
This life-giving ministry coordinates monthly and ongoing sharing of goods collections for numerous charitable causes. The Committee generally meets the first Sunday of each month to plan for these collections, and they can always use more help!
Next Collection: Check the "Weekly Bulletin"
To Be Announced.
Parishioners visit lonely homebound seniors in nursing homes.
This non-denominational weekly ministry is very rewarding for both the visitor and the homebound individual.
To Be Announced.
Catholic Charities is in need of more drivers to take seniors,60+, to their doctor appointments, to the grocery store and government offices for shopping. Volunteers set their own schedule and zip code destination. Catholic Charities is also host agency for the City of Alb. RSVP program. Volunteers 55+ receive mileage reimbursement and supplemental insurance benefits. If interested, please call Cathy Aragon Martinez, Volunteer Coordinator at 724-4634.
Presbyterianl Hospital needs volunteers at all Presbyterian facilities. Come serve in one of 40 areas and make new friends. Call 841-1501 for an application or go online to www.phs.org. Come volunteer with patients. In the gift shop, at Hospice, in Patient Transport, or as Communion Ministers. Four hours per week for at least 1 year. Participation in Volunteer Program is a requirement which includes orientation and occasional meetings. It is a great service to the sick. If interested contact the coordinator Sister Rose Wich at 880-1162.
Sessions are held in St. Magdalene Hall, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Program fee for parishioners: $46/couple
To register and make payment, contact the Parish Office (505) 298-7553
The Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning will be taught at Our Lady of the Annunciation in a series of three classes, 1:00-3:30 PM, on the days listed below. This method uses three natural symptoms of fertility, in a cross-checking way, for a couple to determine when they are fertile and to cooperate with God in planning their families. The goal of the classes is to make couples self-sufficient in understanding their changing fertility, including post-partum and pre-menopause. The Theology of the Body is used as the basis for the instruction, using NFP in treating each other as persons, not objects.
The classes will be held in St. Bakhita Hall, west of the Annunciation School. Contact the Parish Office at 298-7553 to register for the classes and order the instructional materials.
2013 CLASS DATES:
► Class 1: January 29 Febraury12 March 11
► Class 2: April 22 May 13 June 10
► Class 3: July 8 August 19 September 9
► Class 4: October 7 November 4 December 9
Contact the Archdiocese Family Life Office for upcoming retreat dates and details at (505) 831-8117.
Contact the Parish Life and Pastoral Outreach Office at (505) 299-9111 for details.