Parish Mission Statement

"Nourished by the Word and Eucharist, under the spiritual guidance of our pastor, we the members of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, empowered by the Holy Spirit, strive to create a vital, welcoming Catholic faith community that embraces each person. Acknowledging our blessings and supporting one another, we share our faith, time, and talent, to joyfully proclaim the Gospel and humbly serve the needs of God's people and work to be the presence of Christ in an ever-changing world."

Our Sunday School students (and their instructor) are true gems!


Pictured above from left to right:

Sunday school students stand in front of their "Thankful Tree" which included parents, pets, family, trains, toys, each other and God.
Students show pictures of their families with instructor Mrs. Jodi McKennie
A lesson on Baptism.

Latest News

Our parish would like to expand the number of ushers (greeter/minister of hospitality). If you are interested in becoming an usher, please call Mr. Paul Clifford at 717-521-2238.

Catholic Schools Week begins Sunday, January 25th. Click here for a schedule of the week's activities.

Join Annunciation B.V.M. School students and faculty for an all-school Open House on Tuesday, January 27 from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. For more information, contact Jennifer Hart at

Our next Social Sunday is February 1st after the 8:00 a.m. Mass. Please join friends and parishioners for a complimentary cup of coffee or hot chocolate and doughnut.

The First Penance/First Communion Parent Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the school gym.

The Parish Council of Catholic Women will meet on Tuesday, February 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish House.

The Christmas Bazaar Committee will begin its "Craft Mondays" in March at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish House. Craft supplies and directions are provided.

Inclement Weather Policy When there is an upcoming storm, please call the Chapel Announcement line (717-632-2154) concerning any closings and when the chapel will reopen. Please do not leave a message on this line.

Please support our Grocery Card Program. If you are unable to purchase cards after Mass, please visit one of these locations. A special thank you to Ched Lawrence and her helpers who administer this program!

Adoration Chapel The following hours are available for Adoration: Sunday 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m, Monday 5:00 a.m., Tuesday, 1:00 a.m., Thursday, 8:00 a.m.  and Friday, 8:00 p.m.If you can spend an hour with our Lord, contact Gloria Murren at 637-8635.

For more parish/deanery activities and upcoming events, click here.