EVENTS

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

Second Collection

Pentecost is the feast day of the Spiritians (Holy Ghost Fathers) the order to which Father Francis belongs. Pentecost Sunday, May 20th, there will be a second collection on their behalf.

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ST. AUGUSTINE PICTORIAL DIRECTORY

Mark your calendar for June 4, 5 and 6. These dates will be Family Picture Days. Pictures will be taken in the lower level of St. Augustine. The time will be 2:00pm until 9:00pm. Scheduling your appointment: Further information will come on where and when you may make your appointment. Also, more information to come on signing on line for appointment. Each St. Augustine parishioner scheduling an appointment will receive a FREE 8×10 of their portrait and a free copy of the new parish directory. You can also order additional prints at that time if you wish. You can also schedule a time if you want your parents picture taken with other family members. Those family members will also receive a free 8×10. Please note that those pictures will not be in the directory. We are also looking for volunteers to work assisting families on the days of the family pictures. Please contact Sylvia Hess at the church office (855-2289) if you would like to volunteer. THANK YOU.

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SAVE THESE DATES

  • May 20                Pentecost Sunday. WEAR RED!!

  • June 24              Hispanic Festival Noon-9pm at St. Mary Church.

  • Aug 12                Region One Picnic Possum Creek Metro Park. Our Picnic starts with a Regional Mass at 10am, followed by our meal.

RUMMAGE SALE

Mark you summer calendar for Fri., Aug. 24, 9-3 and Sat., Aug. 25, 9-12   St. Augustine Annual Rummage Sale. We will gladly take those items you are looking to discard from your spring cleaning. Keep checking the bulletin for dates in June and July for drop off and or pickup

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A BIG THANK YOU!!

Thank you to Fr. Francis for the blessing he gave the members of St. Vincent de Paul. Also thank you to everyone who stopped at our St. Vincent de Paul table and enjoyed a donut and picked up material on our St. Vincent de Paul conference. The ladies were able to answer the many questions the parishioners had about St. Vincent de Paul.

BISHOP FENWICK FALCONS

Join the Bishop Fenwick Falcons at our Summer Camps beginning in June! This is your chance to learn from coaches, teachers, and current student-athletes. The Falcons offer a multitude of sports and enrichment camps. For more information and registration, please go to https://fenwickfalcons.org

 

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FREE COMMUNITY DINNER

The Social Justice group of St. Augustine and St. Benedict would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all that provided food donations and the individuals that gave of their time. We could not have done it without you. You are the best givers.

THANK YOU

Thank-you to the following Social Justice members: Mary Dudley, Cleveland Montague, Jerome Johnson all of St. Benedict the Moor, Jeffrey Bruns and Richard Dillon both of St Augustine. They donated book bags and sweat gym pants for students at St. Benedict the Moor Catholic School. Your generosity was really appreciated by the grade 5 students.

PRAY FOR OUR SHUT-INS

PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS THE SHUT INS/SICK OF ST. AUGUSTINE.    June Helmers, Toni Moore, and Don Philhower

SVDP BUNDLE WEEKEND

Spring has sprung!!!! Time to get cleaning and pitching.  Our SVDP Bundle Weekend will be April 28th and 29th! It is also time to try and win yourself some money. Our 50/50 drawing will kick off  THIS SUNDAY April 8th.  The winner will be drawn on Sunday, June 3rd, followed by an ice cream social.

REGIONAL FUND-RAISING COMMITTEE

Fr. Francis is seeking a small committee to explore ideas and coordinate the execution of fund raisers to support church operations. Father is asking for two (2) representatives from each church to join the Team. Please Volunteer!! It will be a fun way to help our parishes! Everyone interested should see a Parish Council Member before leaving church today. You can also call your church office and leave a message.

THANK YOU!

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 SVDP REPORT

The St. Vincent De Paul St. Augustine Conference made 17 home visits during the 4th quarter of 2017, resulting in assistance to 57 adults and children. Your donations were spent in the following manner:

* $2,525 for Rent
* $1,555 for Utilities
* $255 for Furniture

       Donations from St. Augustine Parishioners, the Germantown Garden Club, the Germantown Lion’s, the Germantown Senior Citizens, along with support for our annual holiday bazaar and support from other St. Vincent De Paul Conferences, enabled us to meet the needs of our neighbors.

       Many thanks for your continued monetary support and prayers to help the St. Vincent De Paul society help others in our Germantown, Farmersville,  and New Lebanon community

RELIGIOUS RETIREMENT FUND

Help care for elders. “Thanks to support from the Retirement Fund for Religious, we are now in a much better position to care for our elders,” writes a religious sister. Your donation helps her religious community and hundreds of others provide for aging members and plan for long-term needs. Please give to next week’s Retirement Fund for Religious collection

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2017 CATHOLIC MINISTRIES APPEAL

      Archbishop Schnurr thanks the faithful of St. Augustine Church for their generous participation in the 2017 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA). The parishioners pledged $3,550 to the appeal, which is 109.31% of the actual parish goal. The success of this year’s appeal will provide a path of hope to thousands right here in our local community.

      Thank you again and please continue to pray for our Archdiocese as we work to spread the Gospel here in our local Church.

FIRST COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION

If your child is ready for First Communion or Confirmation, please call the parish office and leave your name and phone number. Classes for the year have begun.

Happy Anniversary

32 years ago Sept. 8 1985 Our pastor Father Francis took his first vow to the religious life Please remember him in your prayers and for all that he has done for our churches.
What a better remembrance as he celebrates that special day in his life with the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

PRAYERS

PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS THE SHUT INS/SICK OF ST. AUGUSTINE.
June Helmers,  Toni Moore,  Don Philhower.

MEMBERSHIP IN OUR PARISHES

A “Hearty Welcome” to all new members. Please call the church offices 268-6697 (St. Benedict) 256-5633 (St. Mary) or 855-2289 (St. Augustine) to register. Please notify the offices when moving or of any change in address. This will help us update our census information.

Pilgrimage to Rome

We want to thank all who have shown interest in a Pilgrimage to Rome. We now have a tentative date: we would depart for Rome on February 27th, 2019, and return on Saturday March 9th, 2019. We will soon have a rough draft of our Itinerary, which will include Rome; Assisi, Lanciano Eucharistic Miracle), Pietrelcina (Home of Padre Pio), just to name a few. If you have any questions, or would like to add your name to the list of those who are interested, please contact Fr. Jim at: 937-434-9341 Ext 114 or email jromanello@sthenryparish.com

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If you would like to become a Sacristan please contact Sylvia Hess or Fran Delegato!!

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CONFERENCE

If you have some extra time and you would like to help the needy, the St. Vincent De Paul Conference at St. Augustine could always use some new members. If interested, please contact Jean Evanchuck at 855-7640 or Sylvia M. Hess at the church office at 855-2289 or home at 855-6649 for further information.