12 December 3 The Annunciation This is the story of what happened in Nazareth a little over two thousand years ago. Mary lives in the village of Nazareth. She is engaged to Joseph, the carpenter. One day, God sends the angel Gabriel with great news to announce to her. Gabriel enters Mary’s house and says: “Hail, Mary, the Lord is with you. You will soon be expecting a baby, a little boy whom you will name Jesus. He will be the Son of God.” Mary cannot understand: “But how can that be? I’m not even married to Joseph yet!”