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!

Annunciation BVM Church
1820 Church Road
Aurora, IL 60505

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.”

Parish Info and Updates

Annunciation BVM School wins BEST of the Fox Readers' Choice Award

Annunciation School has been voted as The BEST in the Preschool category of the 2021 Aurora Best of the Fox Readers’ Choice Awards!  Congratulations to our preschool teacher, Mrs. Julie Mattas, on this recognition, and to her classroom aide, Mrs. Michele Sojka.  Thank you to all who voted for Annunciation BVM School and letting others know about the excellent program we have here that gives students a strong academic foundation.

Formed - Catholic website

Our parish has joined a Catholic website called FORMED. This website is loaded with articles, videos, eBooks, and much more—all of which are thoroughly Catholic. You simply go to this website:  We have unlimited access to everything on the site.

Registering for FORMED is easier than ever:
Go to
Enter our zip code:  60505
Register with your name and email address
Check your email for a link to begin using FORMED

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.

Mass, Prayer and Confession Times

Covid Guidelines for Mass

December 2021
Per the Governor’s mandate, “all must wear a mask, regardless of their vaccination status.” 

– All parishioners are required to wear a mask to attend Mass.
– 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*
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
8:30 am – 2:45 pm
1:15 pm – 6:30 pm
(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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