EVENTS

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

November 24th Feast of Christ the King

November 24th Feast of Christ the King, all Region One Parishes will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after all masses. Sign-up sheets will be in the churches for your scheduled time for adoration.

ST. AUGUSTINE RAFFLE

The St. Augustine Raffle to benefit St. Vincent De-Paul will be held NEXT Sunday, November 24th. The Quilt and other prizes is on display downstairs after Mass. Sold tickets need to be turned in NOW!!!

THANKS

THANKS to everyone who attended our MINISTRY FAIR after Mass on Sunday October 27th. If you were unable to attend and you are interested in joining one of our ministries please contact the office 855-2289 and you will be directed to someone that can help you.

Ministry Fair

If you were unable to attend the Ministry Fair and you are interested in joining one of our ministries please contact the office 855-2289 and you will be directed to someone that can help you.

Sonshine in a Bag

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH will participate and supports the FIRST CHURCH OF GOD with their “SONSHINE IN A BAG” food program. What is Sonshine in a Bag? The Sonshine in a Bag program provides bags of food for the weekend to students who qualify through a teacher/counselor/psychologist/staff referral. They refer students who they feel could benefit from receiving food from this program. Many of these children are on the free and reduced lunch program at school. For many of these children, the food they receive for lunch at school may be the only food they receive for the day. Ensuring that children have nutritious food available to meet their needs will help them to concentrate better during school, have less behavioral issues, and improve school attendance. The purpose of this program is to provide these students with nutritious food for the weekend. In return this will help the students be more successful in school and have a brighter future.

How Can I Help?

Donate By Check: Please make checks to Germantown First Church of God and designate for Sonshine in a Bag. Checks can be mailed to Germantown First Church of God 760 Farmersville Pike Germantown, OH 45327

Donate Food Items: click here to see the list of needed items (please purchase items only on the list).

Donations will be accepted every Sunday after the 8:15 am Mass. For more information and the “Sonshine in a Bag”

Sonshine in a Bag Food List

 

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The Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award

Sister Dorothy Stang from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati served as a missionary in Brazil and died as a martyr. The Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award is given in every parish to a parishioner or group who has modeled an extraordinary level of commitment to serving those in need either locally, nationally or around the world. Angie and Michael Valenti and Family are this year’s award winner for St. Augustine. We appreciate all the work the Valenti Family does to support our parish and community. Congratulations to the Valenti’s for this well deserved recognition!

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ST. AUGUSTINE RAFFLE

The St. Augustine Raffle to benefit St. Vincent De-Paul will be held Sunday, November 24th. It will include a King size Tie Quilt put together by the ladies of the parish as the Grand Prize. Second prize is a handmade stained-glass piece of art, and there will be several gift baskets that will be assembled by members of the Parish. Tickets will be available for you to buy and sell. See any member of the St. Augustine St. Vincent De Paul group after Mass. The tickets are $5.00 each, or 5 for $20.00. The Quilt and other prizes will be on display after Mass on October 27th downstairs. The sold tickets can be returned any Sunday in the collection basket with the money in the envelope you picked them up in. Please make sure to have the buyers name and phone number on the back of the tickets.

 

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Raffle Tickets available after Sunday Mass

ST. AUGUSTINE RAFFLE

The St. Augustine Raffle to benefit St. Vincent De-Paul will be held Sunday, November 24th. It will include a King size Tie Quilt put together by the ladies of the parish as the Grand Prize. Second prize is a handmade stained-glass piece of art, and there will be several gift baskets that will be assembled by members of the Parish. tickets will be available for you to buy and sell. See any member of the St. Augustine St. Vincent DePaul group after mass. The tickets are $5.00 each, or 5 for $20.00. The Quilt and other prizes will be on display after mass on October 27th downstairs. The sold tickets can be returned any Sunday in the collection basket with the money in the envelope you picked them up in. Please make sure to have the buyers name and phone number on the back of the tickets.

 

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Homily and Song (“Rescue Story” by Zach Williams.) for the 24th Sunday OTC by Deacon Ken Stewart can be found on Pastors Corner

Pastors Corner https://www.catholicsmart.com/pastors-corner/

Rescue Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yr48Berkqc

Addiction: Joshua Stewart  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa3vP9NEp7M

 

 

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Online Donations

You Can Now Donate Online to the St. Augustine Church.
Be Generous as God is Generous
Click Below to Donate

https://catholicsmart.weshareonline.org

 

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QUARTERLY SVDP REPORT

The St. Vincent De Paul St. Augustine Conference made 6 home visits providing assistance to 19 adults and children during the 3rd quarter of 2019.  Your donations were spent in the following manner:

 

    $ 1,000 for Utilities

 

Donations from St. Augustine Parishioners, along with financial support from the Dayton District enabled us to meet the needs of our neighbors.  The Kroger Rewards program for this financial quarter increased SVDP’s bank account by $72. 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.

 If anyone who isn’t participating in the Kroger Community Rewards program is interested in signing up, please contact Barb Maichle for additional information. 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.

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St. Augustine Catholic Church’s Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 07/01/2018 to 06/30/2019 is now available Below.

St. Augustine Annual Report

 

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MISSION COOPERATIVE PLAN

This year we have as special mission appeal African Faith and Justice Network. The Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) is a community of advocates for responsible U.S. relations with Africa. AFJN stresses issues of peacebuilding, human rights and social justice that tie directly into Catholic social teaching. AFJN works closely with Catholic missionary congregations and numerous Africa-focused coalitions of all persuasions to advocate for U.S. economic and political policies that will benefit Africa’s poor majority, facilitate an end to armed conflict, establish equitable trade and investment with Africa and promote sustainable development. AFJN works primarily with the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government to advance our message of social justice, though we are also registered as a UN-DPI organization at the United Nations. AFJN’s support base is primarily built on the Catholic missionary community in the USA and in Africa. AFJN is an extension of missionary witness in the difficult yet important arena of USA political decisions that affect African people. Teresa Philips of the Archdiocese mission office will be the one to represent the organization on July 27/28, 2019. She will speak at all our parishes in the Region.To learn more about AFJN, go to http://afjn.org.

 

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THANK YOU!!

Thank you, Betty &Tim Stueve, for all the work they have done to make our flower beds look so pretty.
Thank you to all the people who keep our church looking beautiful with banners etc.

 

 

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THANK YOU!!

A big thank you to Joe Devillez for installing new kneelers where needed at St. Augustine. They are very nice.

GREAT NEWS

Support St.Vincent dePaul When you Shop at Kroger

Help St. Augustine Conference/ St. Vincent dePaul earn dollars from Kroger fundraising program !!

1. Go to http://www.kroger.com/community rewards.
2. Sign into your online Kroger account (or create an account if you don’t have one yet).
3. Click Kroger Community Rewards, search for “St.Augustine Church Germantown/St.Vincent dePaul” by name or by JP967, then click enroll. or call call 1-800-576-4377
4. Each time you use your registered Kroger Card, Kroger makes a donation to “St.Augustine Church Germantown/St.Vincent dePaul”. Your fuel points or discounts will not be affected.
If any questions about the program see St. Augustine parishioner, Barb Maichle before or after Sunday Mass.

 

2019 CMA

Archbishop Schnurr sends his thanks to everyone from St. Augustine, St. Benedict the Moor and St. Mary who has pledged to the 2019 Catholic Ministries Appeal. If you have not yet made your pledge, please consider doing so this week. These important local ministries depend on our help each year. You will find extra pledge envelopes in the pews for your convenience this weekend. To make a pledge securely online, please visit http://CatholicAppeal.net. Thank you!

     

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. Toni Moore, and Robert Schell. 

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!

OTHER AREA EVENTS

https://www.catholicsmart.com/area-events/

 

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Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH)
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Test Your Knowledge of Saints

1. This female Saint is a Doctor of the Church and often considered the greatest modern day saint. Hailing from France, she was only 24 when she succumbed to tuberculosis on September 30, 1897. She is patron saint of missionaries and Russia. She is known as the Little Flower.

a. St Joan of Arc
b. St Kateri Tekakwitha
c. Saint Clare of Assisi
d. Saint Therese of Lisieux

2. This male saint is one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. He is a brother of another apostle and one of the Sons of Thunder. He is known as the Beloved Disciple. He survived all the other
apostles and lived until the year 100.

a. St. Andrew 
b. St. Jude
c. St. Peter
d. St. John the Apostle

3. This saint is a true warrior having battled for her country with a sign reading, “Jesus, Mary.” She is patron saint of France having lived from 1412 to 1431.

a. St. Margaret of Antioch
b. St. Teresa of Avila
c. St. Catherine of Alexandria
d. St. Joan of Arc

Answers Next Week:

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Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH)
Test Your Sacramental Knowledge
Sunday, November 10, 2019

1. The patron saint of first communicants is _______.

a. Blessed Imelda Lambertini
b. St. Ignatius of Antioch
c. St. Thomas Aquinas
d. St. James

2. The Mass is structured into two main parts: the Liturgy of the _______ and the Liturgy of
the Eucharist.

a. book
b. word
c. readings
d. preaching

3. In Greek, eucharist literally means _______.

a. city by the sea
b. u r Christ
c. holy meal
d. thanksgiving

4. At the Last Supper, which was the first Mass, Jesus not only instituted the Eucharist, he
also _______ the disciples’ feet.

a. washed
b. healed
c. smelled
d. put sandals on

5. The earliest Christians all believed in and celebrated the Eucharist just like Catholics
today.

True or False

This week’s answers:

1. a, Blessed Imelda Lambertini
2. b, word
3. d, thanksgiving
4. a, washed
5. True

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Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH)
Test Your Confirmation Knowledge
Sunday, November 3, 2019

1. _________ of the Lord is a gift of the Holy Spirit that is also known as “awe and wonder”.

a. service
b. obedience
c. knowledge
d. fear

2. The gift of _______ gives the confirmed person the ability to do what is right in difficult and even dangerous situations.

a. understanding
b. fortitude
c. piety
d. gab

3. _______ is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit seen in Catholics who fully live out their Baptism and Confirmation.

a. joy
b. papaya
c. membership in the choir
d. self-respect

4. _______ is the fruit of the Holy Spirit that gives us the ability to desire what is good for others even if they hurt us.

a. patience
b. love
c. peace
d. kindness

5. How many times do Catholics get confirmed?

a. every time they go to Mass
b. it depends on the parish
c. twice
d. once

This week’s answers:

1. d, fear
2. b, fortitude
3. a, joy
4. b, love
5. d, once

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Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH)
Test Your Confirmation Knowledge
Sunday, October 27, 2019

1.The Bishop ________ Confirmation candidates with sacred Chrism to signify their new life in Christ.

a. washes
b. anoints
c. salutes
d. paints

2. The confirmandi are anointed on the _________

a. hands
b. feet
c. lips
d. foreheads

3. Sacred chrism has perfume in it.

True – False

4. Sacred _________ is the holy oil used for anointing the candidates at Confirmation.

a. grease
b. baby oil
c. chrism
d. suntan oil

5. Confirmation is the first sacrament Catholics receive.

True – False

This week’s answers:

1. b, anoints
2. d, foreheads
3. True
4. c, chism (once a year during Holy Week bishops bless the oils that parishes will use locally for the sacraments)
5. False

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Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH)
Test Your Confirmation Knowledge
Sunday, October 20, 2019

1. _________ is the sacrament that confirms the promises made by parents and godparents at an infant’s Baptism.

a. First Communion
b. Confirmation
c. Holy Orders
d. Anointing of the Sick

2. ________ is the main symbol of Confirmation

a. Sacred chrism
b. water
c. bread
d. a candle

3. To show a connection to _________, the Confirmation liturgy begins with a renewal of
the promises made at ________.

a. birth
b. the Vatican
c. school
d. Baptism

4. The gift of _______ given at Confirmation helps Catholics measure decisions based on the truths of God.

a. wisdom
b. piety
c. courage
d. chocolate

5. A Catholic needs to be ________ in order to be a disciple of Christ.

a. confirmed
b. a priest
c. baptized
d. a nun

This week’s answers:

1. b, Confirmation
2. a, Sacred chrism
3. d, Baptism
4. a, wisdom
5. c, confirmed

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Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH)
Are You Smarter Than a Catholic 5th Grader?
Sunday, October 13, 2019

1. How many Books are there in the Bible (old and new testament)?

a. 103
b. 77
c. 82
d. 73

2. What is the first Book of the Bible?

a. Exodus
b. Psalms
c. Genesis
d. Matthew

3. What is the greatest act of worship for Catholics?

a. Baptism
b. Religious Ordination
c. Eucharist
d. Confirmation

4. What is the first Miracle of Jesus recorded in the Bible?

a. changing water to wine
b. walking on water
c. healing the sick
d. healing a paralyzed man

5. All 7 sacraments have their origin in scriptures,

TRUE – FALSE

This week’s answers:

1. d, 73
2. c, Genesis
3. c, Eucharist
4. a, changing water to wine
5. True

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Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH)
Are You Smarter Than a Catholic 5th Grader?
Sunday, October 6, 2019

1. How many brothers did Joseph have?

a. 0
b. 11
c. 3
d. 7

2. John the Baptist lived off the land. What did he eat?

a. Goat’s milk and bread
b. fish and berries
c. locusts and wild honey
d. oats & grains

3. What is the name of the mountain where Moses was given the 10 Commandments?

a. Mt. Olympus
b. Mt. Sinai
c. Mt. Ararat
d. Mt. Zion

4. What does the name Christ mean?

a. Healer
b. cherished
c. anointed
d. son

5. Noah sent two birds from the Ark, one of which was a Dove. What was the other bird?

a. raven
b. peacock
c. finch
d. eagle

This week’s answers:

1. b, 11
2. c, locusts and wild honey
3. b, Mt. Sinai
4. c, anointed
5. a, raven

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Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH)
Are You Smarter Than a Catholic 5th Grader?
Sunday, September 29, 2019

1. How many people did Jesus feed with the five loaves and two fish?

a. 213
b. 3000
c. 777
d. 5000

2. What does the term “Gospel” mean?

a. God Bless
b. Story of our Ancestors
c. Word of the Lord
d. Good News

3. What do we call the item that looks like a staff that the Bishop carries?

a. crosier
b. crux
c. pectoral cross
d. shepherds hook

4. What is the name of the peaked hat that the Bishop wears?

a. camauro
b. skuMia
c. mitre
d. mantilla

5. During ordination, what does the Bishop use to anoint the palms of the men?

a. Holy Water
b. cross
c. chrism
d. wine

This week’s answers:

1. d, 5000
2. d, Good News
3. a, Crosier
4. c, mitre
5. c, chrism

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Test your Catholic IQ!  Water and the Spirit  (Courtesy of OLGH)

Sunday, September 22, 2019

1. __________ said of his cousin Jesus: “I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming …. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire”

a. John the Baptist
b. The Wizard of Oz
c. Captain John Smith
d. St. Peter

2. Most Catholics are baptized as _______ and then grow up in the Church where they are formed in the faith.

a. Buddhists
b. saints
c. adults
d. infants

3. Baptism washes away _______, which has spiritually crippled humanity since Adam and Eve.

a. bad habits
b. bad breath
c. bad body odor
d. original sin

4. All Catholics are immersed completely in water when baptized.

TRUE or FALSE

5. After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and … he saw the Spirit of God descending
like a __________…upon him.

a. pterodactyl
b. pigeon
c. dove
d. gust of wind

This week’s answers:

1. a, John the Baptist
2. d, infants
3. d, original sin
4. FALSE
5. c, dove

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Test your Catholic IQ!  Water and the Spirit
Sunday, September 15, 2019

1. Which sacrament did Jesus tell Nicodemus was necessary for salvation? (John 3:5).

a. Baptism
b. Communion
c. bar mitzvah
d. Anointing of the sick

2. Ananias baptized ________ after ________heard Jesus’ voice and was told to stop persecuting Christians (see Acts 9).

a. Nero
b. Paul
c. Valentine
d. Blase

3. Christians who were baptized in different denominations and convert to Catholicism do
not have to be re-baptized.

TRUE or FALSE

4. The person who baptized Jesus was ______ the Baptist.

a. John
b. George
c. Frank
d. Larry

5. Those who are baptized receive a _______ Baptismal garment.

a. black
b. white
c. purple
d. tye-dyed

This week’s answers:

1. a, Baptism
2. b, Paul
3. TRUE
4. a, John
5. b, white

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Test your Catholic IQ!  Water and the Spirit
Sunday, September 9, 2019

1. No one had ever heard of Baptism before Jesus was baptized.

True or False

2. _______ begins the process of initiating a person into the believing Body of Christ, which is the Church.

a. memorizing the Our Father
b. Catholic school
c. Sunday school
d. Baptism

3. The sacrament of Baptism unites all _______ as brothers and sisters in Christ.

a. Americans
b. monotheists
c. Christians
d. religious people

4. When we go to church, we bless ourselves with _______ to remind ourselves of our Baptism.

a. palm branches
b. holy water
c. kindness
d. white clothes

5. How many times do Catholics get baptized?

a. as many times as they want
b. three times
c. whenever they join a new parish
d. once

This week’s answers:

1.     False
2. d, Baptism
3. c, Christians
4. b, holy water
5. d, once

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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.

 

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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  Sylvia M. Hess at the church office at 855-2289 or home at 855-6649 for further information.