The Sacraments at Annunziata


In 1973, Pope Paul VI wrote a Pastoral Letter giving us a much broader understanding for the reception of the Sacrament. This Sacrament is most important when we are dying, but, this sacrament is also most important when someone is having surgery or recovering from it, when one is depressed or grief stricken, struggling with addictions of any kind, for the elderly, and when being treated for serious illnesses.

While the Sacrament of Anointing is offered during the Lenten Parish Mission, it is also celebrated whenever needed by calling the Rectory at (314) 993-4422.


Please call one of the Priests for the Sacrament of Baptism. Our Church encourages Baptism for infants just as soon as the Pediatrician allows them out of the house. Baptism is usually celebrated at 12:15 p.m. (after the Sunday 11:00 a.m. Mass), but due to personal family circumstances, another time may be arranged.

We ask first-time parents of babies/children to participate in a Baptism Class. Please contact Elizabeth Good, our Pastoral Associate, to make arrangements.


Our pastor, Monsignor Leykam, asks that the couple call one of the parish priests just as soon as they become engaged. The Archdiocese of St. Louis requires a minimum of six months to prepare for your Sacrament. Because of the number of requests for weddings at Annunziata, we are able to have only registered, active members of the parish and their children married here. Please contact Julie in the Rectory at (314) 993-4422 to make arrangements.


The Sacrament of God’s Loving Mercy and Forgiveness is offered on Saturdays from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. In addition, we offer the Sacrament on the last Sunday of the month after all the Masses, and after all Sunday Masses during Advent and Lent. In addition, your priests are available at other times by calling them personally at the Rectory, (314) 993-4422.