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Annunciation Roman Catholic Parish is a Roman Catholic church in Havelock, North Carolina, right near the Marine Corps Air Station of Cherry Point. First starting in 1953 with Mass done in a temporary rectory, The current Annunciation School was officially dedicated on October 7, 1954 and then, the church building was officially dedicated on May 18, 1969 behind the driving force of the late Monsignior Frank Howard. After that, the Catholic population in Eastern North Carolina grew, especially that part of NC is pretty conservative. In an October 2010 issue of the "NC Catholics" magazine, Annunciation's current pastor, Father Gregory Spencer, who is the first biracial priest of the church as he is half Asian and half White, admitted that Annunciation is so well-connected to the Marines at Cherry Point that since 60% of the parish's families are either in the military or work in military support that despite a frequent turnover, it means for a continuous supply of fresh blood and a youthful spirit in the parish. What? [1] Churches always welcome a continus supply of youthful spiritual attitudes and "fresh blood" but military-wise? Deployments happen too much because of wars that America gets plunged into that have nothing to do with America in the first place, U.S. military bases outside of America also adds to Annunciation's frequent turnovers and "fresh blood", and relocating of military families to any military base in America is also bad enough. And even though Spencer is also a registered Democrat, [2] he's socially conservative, and falsely claims that we're "Constitutionally cursed" to not teach and advance what Catholic schools teach. [3]


Pastors and PriestsEdit

  • Rt. Rev. Msgr. Francis J. Howard (1953 - 1970)
  • Rev. Philip O'Mara (1956 - 1960)
  • Rev. Herman Boschmueller (1960 - 1962)
  • Rev. Gerald Lewis (1962 - 1963)
  • Rev. James McHugh (1963 - 1967)
  • Rev. Leo McIlrath (1967 - 1969)
  • Rev. Gerald L. Lewis (1970 - 1973)
  • Rev. Edward J. Waters (1972 - 1973)
  • Rev. John J. Harper (1973 - 1977)
  • Rev. Msgr. James R. Jones (1977 - 1979)
  • Rev. James A. Mobbs (1979 - 1984)
  • Rev. Hector O. LaChapelle, M.S. (1984 - 1990)
  • Brother Bob Russell, M.S.
  • Rev. Robert F. Ippolito, M.S. (In Residence) (1984 - 1986)
  • Rev. Albert Fredette, M.S. (In Residence) (1989 - 1992)
  • Rev. Joseph G. Aquino, M.S. (1990 - 1991)
  • Rev. Frederick R. Flaherty, M.S. (1991 - 2000)
  • Rev. Peter McKeown, M.S. (2000 - 2001)
  • Brother Robert Belliveau, M.S. (2000 - 2001)
  • Rev. Dr. William F. Walsh, O.S.F.S. (2001 - 2003)
  • Rev. Michael A. Butler - (2003)
  • Rev. Msgr. Desmond R. Keenan - (2003 - 2004)
  • Rev. Daniel D. Oschwald (2004 - 2008)
  • Rev. Gregory Spencer (2008 - Present)

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