EVENTS

 ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

Adult Faith Formation

Bishop Robert Barron’s Pivotal Players has begun at St. Augustine. It will run on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month for about 6 months. Next Run February 6, 2019 and Starting January 6th after Sunday’s 8:15 Service at the Rectory All are welcome to attend. To sign up or get more information, contact Deacon Ken or Susie Stewart at 937-687-4043.  The subject of AFF is “Pivitol Players” by Bishop Barron. It’s the story of the lives of the Saints who have led the Catholic Church through the ages.  Bishop Barron’s studies are know for their exceptional cinematography. Study guides can be found on Amazon for $23.01 and at  http://www.wordonfire.org  for $24.95. There’s a “movie trailer” about Pivitol Players at Wordon fire.

THANK YOU

THANK YOU…WE GOT TIES.

Beginning in February St. A’s will begin work on our “tie quilt”. At that time a sign-up sheet will be posted and those wishing to help may do so by signing up. No previous experience needed, all are welcome. Get ready for some fun!!!

 2019 CARDINAL BERNARDIN COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

The Cardinal Bernardin Community Service Award want to recognize those Unsung Heroes in our community who consistently go above and beyond in the areas of the Arts, Business, Church Service, Health, Social Justice, Education or Youth Outreach but rarely get the recognition they deserve for their service. Please complete the form below to describe a person from ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH or organization that exemplifies the characteristics of Cardinal Joseph Louis Bernardin who gave of himself to better his community. Deadline: Must be received by Sunday, March 3, 2019.
Please mail your completed nomination form to The Cardinal Bernardin Community Service Award, St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church, 519 Liscum Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45417; or fax it to 937-268-6698. For additional information, please contact Janice Allen at 937-276-2796, Ron McDonald at 937-275-6018 or Jackie Greene at 937-241-3469.

NOMINATION FORMS BELOW

2019 CARDINAL BERNARDIN Nomination form 2019

2019 CARDINAL BERNARDIN Nomination form

Decorating St. Augustine for Christmas

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QUARTERLY SVDP REPORT

        The St. Vincent De_Paul St. Augustine Conference made 12 home visits during the 4th quarter of 2018, resulting in assistance to 46 adults and children. Your donations were spent in the following manner:

• $ 500 for Rent
• $ 870 for Utilities
• $ 375 for Furniture

        Donations from St. Augustine Parishioners, the Germantown Lion’s, the Twin Creek Garden Club, the Senior Citizens Center, the annual Holiday Bazaar, along with financial support from the Dayton District 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/New Lebanon community.

OTHER AREA HAPPENINGS


DAYTON CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

 The Dayton Catholic Women’s Club has Scholarship Opportunities through The Dayton Foundation to assist graduating high school women of the Roman Catholic faith wanting to further their studies at an accredited technical school, junior college, community college or four-year college or university. Applicants must be women graduating from high school, who are active members of a Dayton area Roman Catholic Church, and who demonstrates financial need. The application can be found at  http://Daytonfoundation.org/Scholars .

Deadline for applications is March 8, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. If you have any questions or need assistance, go to scholarships@daytonfoundation.org  or call (937) 225-9955.

Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Office of the Archbishop
100 East Eighth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
513-421-3131 Ext. 2810

Dear Brothers in Holy Orders,

Attached is a letter to the faithful of the Archdiocese regarding the USCCB’s Plenary Assembly last week in Baltimore. Please share it with your parishioners in whatever way you deem appropriate. We will be posting this tomorrow on the Archdiocese’s website and sharing it on the Archdiocese social media platforms.

Statement on Plenary Assembly

Fraternally in Christ,

Dennis M. Schnurr
Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr
Archbishop of Cincinnati

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GREAT NEWS

St. Augustine Conference/St.Vincent DePaul has enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards program. A win/win for all. St. Augustine parishioners can participate by signing up on http://www.kroger.com. Once logged into your Kroger acct. go to the “savings and reward” drop down and click on Community Rewards section. Search for St. Augustine Church Germantown St.Vincent de.Paul either by name or JP967, then click “enroll”. If you do not have a Kroger acct. you will need to create an account; you will need to provide a valid e-mail and your rewards card number or alternate ID (10 digit phone number). Just make sure your Kroger card is swiped for each purchase to count.

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“SONSHINE IN A BAG”

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH will participate and supports the FIRST CHURCH OF GOD with their “SONSHINE IN A BAG” food program. Donations will be accepted every Sunday after the 8:15 am Mass. For more information and the “Sonshine in a Bag” food list click below.

THANK YOU

To my parish families and friends of St Augustine, St Benedict and St Mary, I would personally like to thank all of you for making me feel a part of your parish families over the past several years. I would also like to thank you for the kind monetary gift you recently gave me as well. It was always my pleasure to celebrate masses with you. Each one of you always made me feel welcome. You will all be in my prayers and may each and every one of you continue to receive the blessing and love of Our Lord Jesus Christ and of his Blessed Mother Mary. Thank You again.

Yours in Christ, Father Dominic

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PRAY FOR OUR SHUT-INS

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

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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Test your Catholic IQ! Sacrament Celebrations
Sunday, January 20, 2019

1. The person who teaches people about the faith is called _______.

a. volunteer
b. catechist
c. manager
d. Bible expert

2. A catechist teaches _________ .

a. Catholic doctrine
b. math
c. Spanish
d. music

Answers Next Week

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Test your Catholic IQ! Sacrament Celebrations
Sunday, January 13, 2019

Adults

1. How was John the Baptist related to Jesus?

a. uncle
b. friend
c. cousin
d. brother

2. John said he baptized with water and that Jesus would baptize with_______.

a. His word
b. fire and the Holy Spirit
c. peace
d. the blessings of the priesthood

3. Why did Jesus need to be baptized?

a. He needed more Godly power
b. He needed to fulfill all righteousness
c. He had sinned
d. He didn’t have the priesthood

4. What did God’s voice from heaven say after Jesus was baptized?

a. “Come forth and be baptized”
b. “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
c. “Follow therefore this example and do likewise”
d. “This is the Christ”

ANSWERS FROM January 13th

1. c. cousin
2. b. Fire and the Holy Spirit
3. b. He needed to fulfill all righteousness
4. b. “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”

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Test your Catholic IQ! Sacrament Celebrations
Sunday, January 6, 2019

Adults

1. How many Wise Men (Magi) visited Joseph, Jesus and Mary in Bethlehem?

a. Two
b. The Bible does not say
c. Three
d. Four

2. Which King of Israel wanted to kill the baby who would grow to become the Messiah?

a. Flavius Josephus
b. Caesar Augustus
c. Herod
d. Quirinius

3. The story of the visit of the Wise Men (Magi) appears in the Gospel according to whom?

a. Matthew
b. Mark
c. Luke
d. John

4. What are/were the three traditional names assigned to the Wise Men (Magi)?

a. Peter, Paul and James
b. Huey, Dewey and Louie
c. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego
d. Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar

ANSWERS FROM January 6th.

1. b. The Bible does not say (The tradition that there were three arises from the three gifts that were given to the Holy Family.)
2. c. Herod
3. a. Matthew
4. d. Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar

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Test your Catholic IQ! Sacrament Celebrations
Sunday, December 30

Adults

1. Jesus, Mary and Joseph are members of the Holy __________.

a. Name Society b. Club
c. Trinity d. Family

2. The Magi who visited the newborn Jesus were ____________.

a. wise men from the east
b. types of bugs
c. young magicians
d. from the town of Magiopolis

3. Christmas lights are a symbol of Jesus who is the “ _________ of the world”

a. Rudolph’s nose
b. light
c. sun
d. Glashlight

4. The word crèche means _______.

a. “candy canes” in Russian
b. ”jump like a French ballet dancer”
c. “crush” in French
d. “a representation of the Nativity scene”

ANSWERS FROM December 30th.

1. d. Family
2. a. wise men from the east
3. b. light
4. d, “a representation of the Nativity scene”

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Get Inspired! Listen to “Good News Today”

Father Jim Willig’s Gospel teachings every Sunday on Sacred Heart Radio at 7:30 and 9:30 am. Sacred Heart Radio broadcasts in Greater Cincinnati on 740AM, Hamilton on 89.5FM, and Dayton on 910AM. Also listen anytime on Heart to Heart’s website: http://www.heartoheart.org.

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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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.

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.