Eucharistic Adoration

The Blessed Sacrament is exposed and adored by volunteers who sign up for one hour or more to pray before the Lord Jesus present in the Monstrance. Contact Gloria Murren at 717-479-1071.

Adult Altar Servers

Help during daily mass and funeral liturgies. By invitation and appointment of the pastor.

Altar Servers

Altar Servers are a very important part of the Mass celebration, providing assistance to the Priest and Deacon and being an example in prayer to all who are in attendance at Mass. Boys & girls in at least 4th grade are eligible to volunteer for this ministry. Instruction classes are given prior to serving at mass. Contact: Therese Klunk at 717-634-7929 for more information.

Extra-Ordinary Ministers

Assist the pastor in giving communion at mass and taking communion to the sick and shut-ins of the parish. By invitation of the Pastor. Contact is Connie Klunk at 717-632-8049.

Finance Council

Advises the Pastor on financial matters of the parish and school. By appointment of the pastor.

Food Pantry

Our Parish Food Pantry is open to all those in our community, not just parishioners. It is open to anyone in need of food (no questions asked and no financial records required). Our Food Pantry is located at Annunciation B.V.M. Parish House at 9 N. Third St., McSherrystown.

Hours of Operation: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month from 4-5pm and the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10-11am. Please contact the Parish Office at 717-637-1191.

Grocery Card Program

Through the sale of Giant & Weis Gift cards, sold after all masses and at the Parish Office. The parish receives 5% of the sales of the cards and the proceeds go into the Restoration Fund. For more information, contact Ched Lawrence at 717-637-6646.


Proclaiming God’s Word as a Lector is a special privilege and ministry to which you have been called. By invitation. Coordinator, Mr Dan Staub 717-451-8444.

Music Ministry

Join together in song, under the talented direction of our choir director, Patrick Colgan.  Contact the choir director at 717-968-8358.

Offertory Counters

A group that counts the funds collected at Mass each week. Each group volunteers about once a month.By appointment of the pastor.

Parish Pastoral Council

The PPC is involved in most activities and programs effecting the liturgical and spiritual life of Annunciation Parish. Members are voted in to the position. Chairperson is Miss Angela Rider, 717-630-9092.

Prayer Circle

If you wish to add someone to the prayer circle, please contact Becky Kopf at 717-637-3315.


Unite as a community praying the Rosary for the sanctity of all life from conception until natural death. Contact Grace Elser at 717-632-5341.

Stations of the Cross

Held Friday evenings at 7:00PM in the Church during Lent.


The Usher/Greeter/Minister of Hospitality is a person chosen to reflect the warmth and welcome of Christ Himself to all the faithful assembled for worship. They are the first point of contact for the communal celebration of the Liturgy and should take special steps in being living representatives of the Parish Mission Statement. The ministry now goes beyond taking up the collection and distributing materials in church. Today the role includes "welcoming" our brothers and sisters in Christ, greeting newcomers, and assisting in emergencies. For more information contact the Parish Office at 717-637-1191.

Women of Mercy & Joy Group

All women are welcome! Gatherings are announced in the bulletin. For more information, Contact Toni Weaver at 717-632-5357.

If you have interest in participating in one of the above ministries, please contact the Parish Office @ 717-637-1191 or the ministry contact.


ABVM Parish Pastoral Council

Meeting Minutes        April 19, 2022

The Annunciation Parish Pastoral Council met Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at St. Teresa of Calcutta School with the following in attendance: Fr. Lyons,          Matt Crist, Mary Klunk,        Jodi McKennie, Jeff Goddard,Ang Rider, Greg Stuller. Vic Scuikus, Ed Zeak, Ginger Slagle, Dan Klunk, Patrice Smith, Jim Keffer, Robin Woolford, Peg Lawrence

Fr Lyons opened the meeting with a prayer.  Pastors Report: Question: Is there interest in a Sunday evening mass?        Question was asked about a Buildings & Grounds Committee, any interest?

Education Report:  Dave Staub will be the new Principal of St. Therese of Calcutta, both campuses

Finance Report:            Jim Keffer reviewed the proposed 2022-2023 Budget to be presented to the Diocese

Old Business

  •  Building Update
    • Roof Total bid received for $134,900.  Seeking Insurance to cover the cost of the roof.
    • Barretts will be updating the interior paint, correcting the water damage
    • Barretts delivered an estimate of $35,000 to refurbish the pews
    • Klunk’s have volunteered to replace the existing halogen lights with LED lights
    • Capital Campaign Projects Summary:
      • *HVAC: $400,000
      • *Stained Glass: $197,625
      • *Water Damage - explore variations
      • *Roof: estimate $134,000
      • *Pews: $35,000
      • Carpet
      • Stations to be refurbished - Options to be discussed further
      • Sound System
      • Fire Detection
  • Council Nominations
    • Six (6) Volunteers have been identified
      • Kathy Holt
      • Chris Hoffman
      • Sean Sutphen
      • Don Leilich
      • Joe Sanders
      • Kathy Rhone

New Business

  • Parish Registration Committee postponed for June meeting.

Patrice Smith volunteered to do the closing prayer at our May meeting.

Vic closed the meeting with a prayer.                      

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 17 @ 6:30pm, School Classroom



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