Ministries / Opportunities

Why should I get involved?
Our talents are the special blessings that each of us has received from a loving Creator who prizes the diversity and abundant variety of all creation.  When we volunteer to work for our parish or diocese or to help a neighbor with a difficult chore, what we have to give is much more than our time.  We also give something of ourselves, those characteristics that make each of us distinctive as human beings.  We call these our “talents,” those things we’re good at or that we especially enjoy doing.  When we volunteer to help others by sharing our talents with them, we give them something far more precious than our time or money.  We give them something of ourselves, an intimate sharing of “who we are” for the good of others.
Taken from Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response, A Pastoral Letter on Stewardship, USCCB

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Our Ministries and Groups

There are many opportunities to share your time and talent at Annunciation Catholic Church.  Below you will find a listing of our parish ministries and groups, the people that they serve and how you can get involved.  Thank you for your generosity and stewardship.

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AV Ministry

AV Ministry volunteers run the audio visual needs for our Parish during Mass, Holy Days and special Liturgy or Prayer activities in our Church.
Contact:

Mary Ann Fox, 407-869-9472, mfox@annunciationorlando.org

Ministry Type:
Serving at Mass
Commitment:
Scheduled for 1 to 2 times per month at weekend Masses.
Requirements:
Additional Training

Bereavement Ministry

Our goal is to comfort those who grieve and mourn by assisting families with preparations for the funeral liturgy.
Contact:

Ann Stanko, 407-788-7857, annirene1125@gmail.com

Ministry Type:
Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
Scheduled by request for meeting with families in our Parish Office and then onsite.
Requirements:
Finger Printing and Safe Environment Training, Additional Training

Book Store

We need adults volunteers 18 and over for cashier operation, customer assistance, and general store maintenance.
Contact:

Terri Becher, 407-215-7665, tbecher@annunciationorlando.org

Ministry Type:
Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
Various times to volunteer during our Bookstore hours
Requirements:
Finger Printing and Safe Environment Training, Additional Training

Children and Youth Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities to share you time and talent with the youth of our Parish. Includes: Teachers, Assistant Teachers and Teen Volunteers. Contact: Pete Pronko, 407-869-9472 or email
Contact:

Pete Pronko, 407-869-9472 or email

Ministry Type:
Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
Various opportunities to serve. Please contact us for more information.
Requirements:
Finger Printing and Safe Environment Training, Additional Training

Council of Catholic Women

Our Council is comprised of a network of 5 Circles which are the basis of ACCW and individually meet monthly from September through May.
Contact:

Angela Buono, 407-252-9747, email: abuono1@cfl.rr.com

Ministry Type:
Spiritual, Service - Outreach, Service - In the Parish, Social
Commitment:
Monthly Circle meetings, social fundraisers, service outreach, yearly Morning of Reflection
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Divorced Ministry

The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide is a program that brings healing and hope to divorced and separated Catholics.
Contact:

Sonia Bellafiore, soniabellafiore@gmail.com

Ministry Type:
Spiritual
Commitment:
Thursday Evenings
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Eucharistic Adoration

The Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the Chapel of the Angels every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Two adorers are needed to be present each hour.
Contact:
Ministry Type:
Spiritual, Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
One hour per week.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick

Ministers allow the sick to experience the care and concern of their faith community while providing an opportunity to pray with another and to receive the Eucharist if they choose. It is a way to keep the sick connected to the larger community.
Contact:

Sr. Maria Terese Acosta, srmaria@annunciationorlando.org

Ministry Type:
Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
Training time and then scheduled times for visits.
Requirements:
Finger Printing and Safe Environment Training, Pastor Approval, Additional Training

Faith Formation for Adults

Adult Confirmation: Catechists and sponsors help to prepare adults who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults: Catechists, sponsors, table leaders and hospitality ministers assist in bringing non-Catholic adults – unbaptized and baptized – into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
Contact:

Pete Pronko, 407/869-9472, Email

Ministry Type:
Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
Weekend meetings during the Fall and Spring
Requirements:
Finger Printing and Safe Environment Training, Additional Training

Fall Festival

The Fall Festival is an annual three-day event held the second weekend in November for the benefit of the entire parish and surrounding community.
Contact:

Volunteer sign up begins in late September.

Click Here to visit our Fall Festival page

Ministry Type:
Service - Outreach, Social
Commitment:
Many volunteer opportunities available leading up and including Fall Festival Weekend - 2nd weekend in November.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

FOCCUS

Married couples/parishioners who have been married for over five years meet with an engaged couple preparing for the Sacrament of Matrimony.
Contact:

Jody North, 407-215-7639,  jnorth@annunciationorlando.org

Ministry Type:
Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
Various time commitments.
Requirements:
Pastor Approval, Additional Training

Food Drive

Our Parish food outreach supports the food needs of our community partner schools to help bridge the free meal program in the schools with weekend and holiday food backpacks as well providing emergency food to our parish community and through the St. Vincent De Paul Ministry.
Contact:

Christina Sinacola, 407-869-9472, email

Ministry Type:
Service - Outreach, Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
Support our Food Drive's throughout the year
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Friday Morning Scripture

To study the Sunday Scripture readings, to foster a love of God’s Word, and to better understand the Sunday Liturgy of the Word.
Contact:

Janine Jack, 407-333-2136, 112jjo8@gmail.com

Ministry Type:
Spiritual
Commitment:
Weekly scripture study meetings.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Habitat for Humanity

Sign-up for our next project in Apopka. Habitat for Humanity is an international organization that builds homes for those in need. No experience is necessary but volunteers must be 16 years of age.
Contact:

Denny Vandendriessche, 407 718-0929, dennyvan1987@outlook.com

Ministry Type:
Service - Outreach
Commitment:
Opportunities to sign-up to serve as projects become available.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Hospitality

Parish volunteers that help one time per month with our After Mass Gatherings in our Courtyard.
Contact:
Ministry Type:
Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
You can sign-up to serve at a weekend Mass for up to 12 times per year.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic lay organization. The Knights of Columbus are Catholic men, working together to help others.
Contact:
Thomas Steedle, Grand Knight, TSteedle@gmail.com
Ministry Type:
Service - Outreach, Service - In the Parish, Social
Commitment:
Various weekly and monthly meetings and opportunities for social and service.
Requirements:
Additional Training

Lay Carmelites

The Lay Carmelite Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel (historically known as the Third Order) is a community of lay persons dedicated to a life of daily prayer, self denial, good works, mutual concern for others, and a deep devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Contact:

Ana Sales, 407-538-0974, naga65@earthlink.net

Ministry Type:
Spiritual
Commitment:
Weekly meetings and prayer.
Requirements:
Additional Training

Liturgical – Altar Server

An Altar Server assists the priest during the Mass and at other religious ceremonies so that it can be celebrated with grace and reverence.
Contact:

Mary Ann Fox 407-869-9472, or mfox@annunciationorlando.org

Ministry Type:
Serving at Mass
Commitment:
After training you may be scheduled 1 to 2 times per month for a weekend Mass
Requirements:
Additional Training

Liturgical – Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

These parishioners have the responsibility of assisting the priests and as they distribute Holy Communion during Mass. Members are appointed by the pastor.
Contact:
Ministry Type:
Serving at Mass
Commitment:
Training and then scheduled for Mass approximately 1-2 times per month
Requirements:
Pastor Approval, Additional Training

Liturgical – Readers

A Reader is a member of the Church community who helps make God’s presence known to the community through proclaiming God’s Word at liturgical celebrations.
Contact:

Mary Ann Fox, 407-869-9472, mfox@annunciationorlando.org

Ministry Type:
Serving at Mass
Commitment:
Training and then scheduled approximately one time each month to read at as Mass.
Requirements:
Pastor Approval, Additional Training

Liturgical – Sacristans

To assist in the preparation and coordination of Mass/Liturgy - Daily Mass, Funeral Mass, Sunday Mass, Confirmation, First Communion and any other miscellaneous liturgies.
Contact:

Mary Ann Fox, 407-869-9472, mfox@annunciationorlando.org

Ministry Type:
Serving at Mass
Commitment:
Training and then scheduled for various Masses and Services.
Requirements:
Finger Printing and Safe Environment Training, Pastor Approval, Additional Training

Liturgical – Ushers

Ushers create a welcoming, friendly, and well-ordered environment at Mass. Christian hospitality draws people together, opens them to participation, and sets the tone for the liturgy.
Contact:
Ministry Type:
Serving at Mass
Commitment:
Scheduled for Mass each weekend.
Requirements:
Finger Printing and Safe Environment Training, Additional Training

Marriage Renewal

Like everything else, a good marriage must be nurtured. Whether you've been married for six months or 60 years this weekend is for you. Annunciation’s Marriage Renewal will provide the opportunity to discover fresh ways to strengthen your marriage and grow spiritually in the warmth of the church community.
Contact:

David & Mary Joyce, 407-252-6491, mej564@aol.com

Ministry Type:
Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
Weekend and then ongoing volunteer team opportunities
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Men’s Fellowship Group

To promote men’s bible study and encourage fellowship and sharing.
Contact:

John Adornetto, 407/697-6170, adorntmj@gmail.com

Ministry Type:
Spiritual
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Music Ministry

If you have ever thought about joining the Music Ministry . . .now is the time! Share your talents with all of God's people.
Contact:

Mark McCabe, 407-869-9472,  mmccabe@annunciationorlando.org

Ministry Type:
Serving at Mass
Commitment:
Rehearsals one time per week.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Portuguese Prayer Group

Join us on Thursday's from 7 - 9pm
Contact:

Jorge da Silva at 407-592-8160, dasilvajorge201@gmail.com

Ministry Type:
Spiritual
Commitment:
Tuesday Nights
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Sacred Story – Forty Weeks

AN INVITATION to join us on a spiritual journey of the Sacred Story: Forty Weeks.  Forty Weeks is an ideal way to respond to Pope Francis’ call for all believers to develop a closer personal relationship with Christ Jesus.  The community of the faithful who know the Lord one at a time is what will transform the world.
Contact:

Sonia Canlas, (321) 356-1193, Sacredstory40@gmail.com

Ministry Type:
Spiritual
Commitment:
Weekly Meetings.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Scouts

Click on the link for information about Scouts.
Contact:

See contacts on Scout page

Senior’s Bridge Group

We are an ecumenical social bridge group that has been meeting at Annunciation Catholic Church for 20 years.  Our group is comprised primarily of seniors although anyone interested is encourage to join us.
Contact:

Joe or Judy Neri, 321-356-9220, jneri1951@aol.com

Ministry Type:
Social
Commitment:
We meet weekly on Tuesdays.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Spanish Prayer Group

Teaching and praying in Spanish of Centering Prayer according to the teaching of Fr. Thomas Keating.  We read books, watch video and invite speakers.  We support the Hope Community Center with our outreach efforts.
Contact:

Rosana Villareal and Margurite Shepherd

Ministry Type:
Spiritual, Service - Outreach
Commitment:
Weekly meetings.
Requirements:
Additional Training

St Anne’s Ministry of Moms

The St. Anne’s Ministry of Moms welcomes all mothers of Annunciation to join us in faith and fellowship. Our monthly meetings provide a fun, supportive atmosphere to learn new ways to share our faith with our children.
Contact:

Veronica Cusick, StAnnesMinistry@gmail.com

Ministry Type:
Social
Commitment:
Monthly meeting and social opportunities.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

St Joseph Men’s Group

Inviting all men of our Parish to Mass and fellowship every Friday morning. Join us for Mass at 7am in the Church, followed by great coffee at the St. Gabriel Life Center with a reflection on the readings, prayer and social (ends at 8am).
Contact:

Scott Stafstrom, 407-869-9472, sstafstrom@annunciationorlando.org

Ministry Type:
Spiritual, Social
Commitment:
We meet every Friday at 7am daily Mass.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

The Long Retreat

An invitation to register for The Long Retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Come journey together as companions to know Jesus more intimately, to love him more intensely, and to follow him more closley. The Retreat begins August 21 and concludes May 21, 2022.
Contact:

Janice McGurk, kjanicemc@aol.com  407-862-6289

Ministry Type:
Spiritual
Commitment:
Weekly evening meeting and some Saturday workshops
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Walk for the Poor – Society of Saint Vincent DePaul

We assist people spiritually, financially, and provide guidance that is intended to set them on a path of recovery and independence.
Contact:

Lynda, 407-215-7669, svdp@annunciationorlando.org

Ministry Type:
Service - Outreach, Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
Monthly meetings and a variety of other service/outreach opportunities.
Requirements:
Additional Training

Young Adult Ministry

Our YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY is on FIRE! If you or someone you know is a young adult and thirsting for community and spiritual guidance be sure to mark your calendars and get excited. Our Next Event! Tuesday, September 21st at 6pm in the Nazareth Center!
Contact:

Pete Pronko, 407/869-9472, Email