Good Friday or Annunciation...which one trumps?

Question:  If I'm looking at things correctly, the Feast of the Annunciation and Good Friday fall on the same day this year. Which takes precedence? (I assume Good Friday?)

Answer:  Your assumption is correct, Good Friday trumps the Annunciation as far as the Liturgical Calendar is concerned.  In moments like these the Feast of the Annunciation is transferred to the nearest day possible being April 4th.  Easter and every day of the Easter Octave (which are all celebrated as one single celebration of Easter) trump the Annunciation and so does Divine Mercy Sunday.  So it is transferred to Monday April 4th and is not a Holy Day of Obligation for it is not on the list of Holy Days of Obligation in Canon 1246.  Further here is some information for Holy Days of Obligation in America:

In addition to Sunday, the days to be observed as holy days of obligation in the Latin Rite dioceses of the United States of America, in conformity with canon 1246, are as follows:

January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter, the solemnity of the Ascension
August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
November 1, the solemnity of All Saints
December 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
December 25, the solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Whenever January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, or August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption, or November 1, the solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated.

This decree of the Conference of Bishops was approved and confirmed by the Apostolic See by a decree of the Congregation for Bishops (Prot. N. 296/84), signed by Bernardin Cardinal Gantin, Prefect of the Congregation, and dated July 4, 1992.

Parish, what is that?

Q: Why do we call it a parish?

A: Parish is the Engilsh equivalent of Paroecia (Latin).  It is defined as "a certain community of the Christian faihtful stably constituted in a particular church, whose pastoral care is entrusted to a pastor (parochus/parish priest) as its proper pastor (pastor/priest) under the authority of the diocesan bishop." (Canon 515 from Code of Canon Law).  

A simple note of explanation with the different terms of parochus and pastor.  A pastor is any priest validly ordained by a valid bishop, what we would simply call a priest.  A parochus is a pastor that has been assigned to a certain parish, or group of stable faithful in a certain territory.  In everyday speech, they are the same...in the law there is a key difference.  Canon 519 explains this distinction in the words of law:

"The pastor (parochus) is the proper pastor (pastor) of the parish entrusted to him, exercising the pastoral care of the community committed to him under the authority of the diocesan bishop in whose ministry of Christ he has been called to share, so that for that same community he carries out the functions of teaching, sanctifying, and governing, also with the cooperation of other presbyters ordeacons and with the assistance of lay members of the Christian faithful, according to the norm of law."

Faith seeking Understanding

If we truly want to be converted to a life with Christ then we have to learn about Who He is and what He asks of us. He became Man not just to die on a Cross for our sins, but to show us how we too can die on our own cross, which He provides, and thus participate in His saving act of redemption. So ask questions, participate in your Faith and grow in the knowledge and love of God!