Pastor’s Message

Welcome from our Pastor…Fr Stephen New Profile2


Dear Friends in Christ,

Thank you for taking time to visit our website for Annunciation Catholic Church!  I hope that you will find what you are looking for.  If not, please do not hesitate to contact our Parish Office.  We look forward to speaking with you and meeting you in person.

Our parish is committed to working toward Our Mission, which has been discerned and entrusted to us:

Annunciation hearts are burning
to know, love, and serve God
by loving and serving others.

These are 15 simple words put together to inspire and guide us as we build the Kingdom here in Central Florida.  I hope that your heart is burning to develop a deeper intimate and personal relationship with Christ, and that our community will walk with you in your journey.  Through the intercession of the Blessed Mother, may we be open to God’s call and always realize that ‘nothing is impossible for God.’ (Luke 1:37)

If I can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me (or any of our clergy) by email or by phone.  Please know that you are remembered and lifted up in prayer each day.  I pray that God will bless you with the ability to stand before Him and say ‘yes’ to being a disciple.  When you come before the Lord, please whisper my name to the Almighty as well, so that I can be the Pastor and servant that you deserve.  We may not see each other each day, but may we meet each day in our prayers!

In Christ,

Fr. Stephen Parkes

Very Rev. Stephen D. Parkes, V.F.


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