Friday, April 28, 2017


The Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2:45PM, at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State Street, Chicago, Il.

If you were married in 1967 and are interested in attending this celebration please call the rectory before June 12, 2017.



Wouldn’t it be nice to come to church on Sunday and see your flowers in the Annunciata garden? Do you have perennials in your yard you would like to thin? Maybe consider purchasing a flat of flowers while making your own purchases? We will do all the planting! We are looking for donations for the Annunciata Flower Garden. Donations will be accepted on the weekend of May 20/21st at all masses. We can always use an extra gardener or two during the season. Maybe your family could take on a Section? Consider donating some time. If you are interested in caring for a section please contact Lisa Downs 773-646-0441 or email her at


Annunciata Technology Fundraiser


Saturday, May 6th

Doors open at 6pm; Dinner served at 7pm


$20 advance purchase; $25 at the door

Plenty of food, complimentary beverages, entertainment,

silent auction and raffles!


*Tickets available for purchase at the rectory, after select masses or by contacting Maria Lomeli at 773/221-4101.


*Menu: Tacos of Ground Turkey, Steak and Chicken with toppings, as well as rice and beans, and salad mix. Desserts and beverages available.


Proceeds go toward the purchase of various technology needs within

the school settings.



Our parish is participating in the Baby Bottle Project.


Now there’s lots of media attention on all the violence taking place in Chicago. People are enraged about the number of shootings in Chicago that only seems to be increasing year after year. In 2016 alone, there were a little over 4000 shootings and 762 of those shootings ended up being homicides. These killings are indeed a terrible travesty and this horrific violence has attracted National and worldwide attention, and rightly so. Yet, if you think about it, we have almost that same number of abortions taking place in a day (3,600) in the United States, and it doesn’t seem to faze us. The media certainly doesn’t make an issue of it and it’s not a topic people like to discuss.


I believe we are all being called to step up and do our part to save and defend the unborn since they cannot speak for themselves. They absolutely must be protected because one: they are the Blessed Mother’s cherished children, just as we are, and she is entrusting her little ones to us, and two, they are the future of the nation!



If you want to get involved, consider volunteering at The Women’s Center call 773/794-1313.



Thank you!



Cub Scouts Pack 773 will be participating in the 2017 Scouting for Food Program. The scouts are asking for the parishioners support. Scouts will be at all masses on April 29th and 30th handing out bags. Please take the bag home, fill it up with  non-perishable food items and return the bag the following week of May 6/7th. Scouts will be on hand to collect the items. All of the food collected will be given to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at Annunciata. Thank you in advance for helping the Cub Scouts with this very important service project.

Lisa Sowa-Downs

Cub Scout Pack 773 Committee Chair



1st Prize - $3500 - Cheryl Keller

2nd Prize - $1000 - DiFrank

3rd through 7th Prize - $100

Sylvia Rokicki—Sue Ann Taylor

Barb Peterson

Maria Castro—K. McCrea


The Human Concerns Committee

THANK YOU to ALL parishioners who generously donated candy, baskets, stuffed animals and toys for this years Easter Egg Hunt and Basket Raffle. Thank you also to the Knights of Columbus Trinity Council #3755 for their generous donation and to our parishioner Denise Milenkovic and Lebanon Lutheran Church Girl Scouts Troop #25238 for organizing the egg hunt.