With a majestic and imposing church along Mindanao Avenue, the Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish was formerly a chapel of the Parish of San Nicolas de Tolentino run by the Augustinian Recollect Fathers. Under its jurisdiction were the Saint Vincent Seminary Chapel of the Vincentian Fathers, the JEM 9 & 10 Chapel, and the Landcom Chapel.
In 1991, St. Charbel Chapel was constructed with the permission of Jaime Cardinal L. Sin to be the designated place of worship of the future parish. That same year, Msgr. Josefino Ramirez, VG, led the inauguration of the Chaplaincy of St. Charbel.
It was ready to be elevated to a new parish when the homeowners association of St. Charbel appealed that a parish church could not be accommodated in their subdivision because many inconveniences would be brought about by the plan. Thus the Parish Council had to look for an available lot.
A new site owned by the Geraldez Family was found along Mindanao Avenue at St. Dominic 3 Subdivision. Half of the total land area of 111 sq. m. was donated by the Geraldez sisters while the remaining 50% was purchased with the help of the Archdiocese of Manila through Jaime Cardinal L. Sin.
The ground-breaking ceremony officiated by Cardinal Sin on October 19, 1991, formally started the construction of the new parish church. In March 25, 1992, the chaplaincy was elevated by Cardinal Sin to Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish. Msgr. Arsenio Bautista suggested the Parish’s name. On March 12, 1997, the dream became a reality with the blessing and dedication of OLAP by Cardinal Sin.
One of the most momentous occasions in the first 10 years of the Parish was the awarding of the title “Chaplain of His Holiness Pope John Paul II” on May 29, 2001.
Fr. Elpidio “Jun” R. de Peralta, Jr. is the current Parish Priest and Fr. Carlos “Charlie” C. Aldema is the Vice Rector. Msgr. Jesus Romulo C. Rañada was the Parish Priest before the 2013 Clergy Reshuffle.
Vicariate: San Isidro Labrador Vicariate
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Elpidio R. De Peralta, Jr.
Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Jesus Romulo C. Rañada
Date Established: March 18, 1992
Feast Day: March 25