Welcome to Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
Since 1875, this beautiful, Gothic-style stone Catholic Church in Aurora, Illinois – with its soaring steeple and pealing bells – has welcomed members home for a deeply spiritual experience of faith and life. The mission and ministries of the church echo the example of Mary, the Blessed Virgin, who became a vehicle of grace during her miraculous experience. Mary is our first disciple, our model of grace, who delivered Jesus our Savior to the world.
Annunciation welcomes our members into a community of faith with a Christ-centered, genuinely welcoming experience. Whatever brings you to our church, you are always welcome to our blessed home!
Messages from the Diocese
Living the Truth of Our Creation
Guiding Principles on Human Sexuality For the Diocese of Rockford
Effective August 6, 2021
“It is with this understanding of truth that we are guided in our belief and our practice as human beings made in the image of God. Therefore, we live the truth of our creation guided by a policy that is committed to spreading the Gospel values and forming the diocesan faithful in Christ’s teachings in conformance with the Magisterium.”
Dispensation for Mass Attendance ends July 1st
As of July 1, the dispensation to be able to refrain from coming to Masses on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation, because of the pandemic, has been lifted. However, those who find themselves fearful or medically vulnerable to the effects of COVID must use their consciences for any decision about attending Mass or continuing to follow it virtually.
Parish Info and Updates
Lay Ministers needed
We are still in need of Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, and Ushers/Greeters. Please prayerfully consider volunteering for these ministries. Contact Mary at the Parish office at 630-851-1436 for more info.
Religious Ed classes begin Sept 22
The Religious Education Program at Annunciation BVM serves parish children and youth grades K-8 who do not attend Catholic school. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings, 6:30pm-7:30pm from mid-September to April in the school buildings.
RCIA begins Sept 27
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process for adults interested in learning more about the Catholic faith in order to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Our first session will be on Monday evening, Sept 27 at 7pm in the Parish Patio. For more info, please contact Mary at 630-851-1436.
Adult Choir - rehearsals begin Sept 21
We are looking for additional choir members who have had at least some time with a choir in high school, church or beyond. Rehearsals begin Tues., Sept 21st at 7 pm in the Church and continue every Tuesday for 60-to-90 minutes. Our first contribution to the Liturgy will be Sunday, October 3rd at the 10:00am Mass and every Sunday thereafter. Call Mary Glosson at the Parish office for more info 630-851-1436, or Dick Gardner at 630-851-8422.
Mass, Prayer and Confession Times
Registration for Mass is NO LONGER REQUIRED
The fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks during Mass. Those that are not fully vaccinated must still wear a mask. Anyone else, who for whatever reason, is of course welcome to continue wearing a mask.
– We no longer have to follow the 6′ distancing requirements.
– We ask that everyone be respectful of each other during this time of transition.
– Anyone with a cough, fever, or who feels sick for any reason, cannot participate in the public celebration of the Mass.
Weekend Mass Times
Saturday: 5:15 pm
Sunday: 7:30 am, 8:45 am, 10:00 am and 11:30 am
Daily Mass Time
Monday thru Friday 6:30 am, 8:00 am*
Saturday: 8:00 am
* When school is in session, there is no 8 am Mass on Wednesdays. An all-school Mass is held at 8:45 am on Wednesdays during the school year for faculty, staff and students only.
Personal Prayer Time
Monday and Friday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 9:45 am – 4:00 pm
Saturdays: 8:30 am – 2:45 pm
Sundays: 1:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Vespers (evening prayer of the church): Sundays: 6:30 pm
NOTE: Confessions and Personal Prayer times may be adjusted to accommodate weddings, baptisms, funerals, etc.
Saturdays: 4:00 pm – 4:45pm
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