Father Eugene Ulrich is the Magnificat Buffalo Spiritual Advisor. He is also the pastor of the Church of the Annunciation in Elma, NY. In 2014, Fr. Gene celebrated the 40th year of his ordination and priestly ministry. I asked Father Gene about his two roles:
“I am pastor of the Church of the Annunciation, Elma, New York and Spiritual Advisor for Magnificat. Both roles fit nicely together. The Annunciation and the Magnificat are linked in Sacred Scripture. The Angel Gabriel announces God’s plan and asks Mary to be the mother of Jesus. After pondering the magnitude of the message, Mary says: “Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” When Mary visits Elizabeth, she sings the “Magnificat” – a hymn of praise: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my savior.” Mary is a woman of faith and a model of discipleship for all of us who experience life in her son, Jesus Christ.”
Don’t miss Fr. Gene’s inspirational Homily of the Week – you can find it on the Magnificat Buffalo Home Page!