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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.

Cantors provide musical leadership at all Masses, as well as Holy Days of Obligation, weddings, funerals, and prayer services. The Cantor ministry is open to qualified singers by audition.

The Cantor helps the congregation enter more fully into the mystery of God through music. The cantor leads the assembly into full song, and proclaims the Psalm with clarity and beauty.

When do cantors rehearse? 30 minutes before the Mass you are singing, and as-needed in group rehearsals with other cantors.
When do cantors sing? Every Mass has a cantor, and cantors are scheduled on weekly or bi-weekly basis.
Who can join? Singers with a confident vocal ability, ability to learn music, ability to sightread at an intermediate level, and clear diction for the proclamation of the Psalm.
Interested? Contact Elizabeth Maurey

Patronage of Saint Gregory the Great

Many liturgical reforms are attributed to Saint Gregory the Great (or Pope Gregory I), but most famously is the standardization and documentation of the sacred tradition of chant. As a patron saint of musicians, singers, students, and teachers, Saint Gregory is an appropriate patron for cantors. Cantors, who sing, teach, and lead the congregation in the music of the liturgy, model themselves after this great doctor of the Church.


Contact Elizabeth Maurey

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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