In 1996, Saint Ann Catholic Church and its mission, Holy Family, both celebrated 125 years of Catholicism in Morgan County, Alabama. Both communities also realized that Catholics in the Morgan County area needed more space so their ministries and presence in the community could grow. The two faith communities recently merged their two communities in July, 2003 to form new family of faith, Annunciation of the Lord Catholic Church. This faith community will provide pastoral, spiritual and educational activities for the growing Catholic Community in Morgan County, currently over 1,000 families. Bishop Foley has commissioned Annunciation of the Lord Parish to be a herald of Christ and a witness of Christian Leadership for the new millennium.