Life in the time of the coronavirus has slowed down so many things, but for many of us it has been a time of intensification--that is to say, we have increased in our efforts to pray in this time of need.  This page is to highlight the ongoing events in parish life.  Whether live and in person,  or virtual, through the web, we believe that community building must continue and efforts must increase to serve God, each other and our neighbor.



Oración de la mañana

Reunion online para hacer la Liturgia de las Horas.

Únese con nosotros.

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Oración por la tarde

Reunion online para rezar el rosario y la coronilla de la Divina Misericordia.

2:30 PM (Lunes a sábado).

Únese con nosotros. (Teamlink)


Oración de noche

Reunion online para rezar el rosario (devoción de la Rosa Mística).

7:00 PM (Lunes a sábado).

Únese con nosotros. (Teamlink)


Eucharistic Adoration

Each Friday from after the 8:00 AM Mass to 7:00 PM

Church of the Annunciation

1760 Norton St. Rochester, NY 14609



At the apparitions of Fatima, Our Lady asked for the prayer of the Rosary every day.  It is a meditative journey through the gospel while praying the prayer our Lord taught us, the Our Father and the Hail Mary, the "Angelic Salutation", named as such since the first half is composed of the words of Gabriel to Mary.


Stemming from the time the when apostles awaited the coming of the Holy Spirit in the upper room at Pentecost, the Church has considered the nine day interim as a time of extended prayer and expectation.  Rosary Novenas have become popular in our days as people feel the ever-increasing need for prayer for our world.


Our nation is lacking peace.  Tension first rose due to the spread of a deadly virus.  This in turn gave way to a wave of distress and unrest.  The unjust acts of a few have been met by an intense response on the part of many.  We acknowledge that indeed all injustices must be addressed, but we pray for a peaceful outcome; one in which justice and its resulting laws are based on the Natural Law and the teachings of Christ.  Let us continue daily prayer at this challenging time.



For our parish to be the hands of Christ in the heart of the city means first to strive to become like Christ.  This is the goal of life, that once we accomplish the mission of Christ on earth and leave here we are "to become like God" though what exactly is to become of us has not fully been revealed (1 John 3:2).  To take a phrase from the Benedictine tradition (Ora et labora) we know that both prayer and work (or service) are required for the sanctification of the soul.  Each and every Christian is a work in progress throughout this life.  As we continue to turn to God in prayer, we also are formed by God as we work.  In this way we fulfill the two great commandments: to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind and love our neighbor as our self (Matthew 22:38-39).