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Fr. Hollowell's Status

Father John Hollowell, pastor of Annunciation in Brazil and St Paul’s in Greencastle will be away from his parishes until May 18th receiving surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy for a brain tumor. The prognosis is very good.

Until May 18th, there will be no daily Masses nor confessions at either parish. The weekend Mass and confession schedule remain unchanged as guest priests have committed to covering the ten weekends Father Hollowell will be away.

The Propers of the Mass are the liturgical texts (usually sung) that vary from day to day according to the church calendar, depending on what is being celebrated at Mass. At Annunciation, we have begun singing the Introit, the Offertory, and Communion antiphon chants as often as possible.

Recordings of the Propers

To listen to recordings of the Propers, before a weekend Mass, is easy (and can help you more fully experience the Mass). Just follow these 2 steps below.

Step 1: Use this website to find the upcoming liturgical celebration for Sunday, (e.g. August 3 is the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time).

Step 2: Visit this website of recordings of the PropersIn that list, locate the recordings for the liturgical celebration you found in Step 1.

Upcoming Propers for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 21, 2014):

Why sing the Propers?

  • The Propers have been an indispensable element of Mass, from the first centuries of Christianity onwards. The Church has always taught that they should be the first musical option for Mass.
  • The very first document out of Vatican II, Sacrosanctum Concilium (1963), says: “The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art.” How great is this message! The Propers, core to the Church’s tradition, are a wonderful way to celebrate our church’s vast tradition of sacred music.
  • Vatican II called for the use of more Scripture at Mass and for chant to have “pride of place” at Mass: all of which is found in the Propers! Lots of Scripture, beautiful Psalms and poetry, and sublime chant.

Annunciation Catholic Church Strategic Plan 2016-2019

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That this strategic plan for 2016 to 2019 is accepted and endorsed by the Annunciation Catholic Church Parish Council of Brazil, Indiana. The Parish Council further accepts the responsibility of assisting the Pastor in the oversight of this plan’s implementation and of conducting a regular review of its progress and any needed adjustments or modifications to the plan as needed during its implementation cycle. Click here to view and download our strategic plan.

Restoration CD Just Released!

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Celebrate the Christmas season with the CD of our own St. Ambrose Schola Cantorum of Annunciation Catholic Church!  This album showcases sacred music in hopes to create exceptional beauty at Mass.   Click here to read more and to purchase your copy today!


Holy Days Mass Times
Please see our bulletin.

Sundays from 8:00am - 8:45 am
First Saturdays from 9:00am - 11:00am
After every daily Mass

The Propers
What are the Propers? Do you have recordings of them? Why do we sing them?

Mass & Adoration Times

Weekend Mass Times
Sunday: 9:00am

Weekday Mass Times (No daily Mass until after May 18 due to Fr. Hollowell's illness)
Tuesday: 9:00am, 6:00pm Latin Mass (first Tuesday of the month)
Wednesday: 5:00pm

First Saturday Monthly Adoration & Confession (No confession until after May 18 due to Fr. Hollowell's illness)
9:00am - 11:00am followed by Benediction at 11:00am

Last Sunday Monthly Adoration
10:00am - 1:00pm followed by Benediction at 1:00pm

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