EVENTS

 

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

WEAR YOUR WORK CLOTHES TO MASS ON OCTOBER 24, 2021. ST. AUGUSTINE IS STARTING ON THE PRAYER GARDEN AND LOTS OF HELP IS NEEDED.  AND BAGELS AFTER CHURCH. WE ARE PLANNING TO PLACE THE PAVERS AND PLASTIC ON OCTOBER 24TH. IF WE HAVE ENOUGH HELP WE’LL PUT THE GRAVEL DOWN TOO.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

 
                                                GARDEN SPADES

                                                WHEEL BARRELS

                                                SHOVELS  & RAKES                                           

                                                PERSONAL GLOVES

 

 

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

Sunday October 24th. Wear your work clothes to Mass. St. Augustine is starting on the prayer garden and lots of help is needed. We will have doughnuts and bagels after church. We are planning to place the pavers and plastic down after church October 24th. If we have enough help. Please bring garden tools, wheel barrels, shovels, rakes, spades, and gloves etc.

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Thank You

Thank you to the 20 people who helped make the pavers for the garden. The 59 pavers are completed.

 

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ST. AUGUSTINE SVDP REPORT

 The St. Vincent De Paul St. Augustine Conference provided help to 5 families during the 3rd quarter of 2021. Donations supported these families in the following ways:

• $300 for Rent
• $430 for Utilities

Parish donations along with donations from the Germantown Lions, Senior Citizens Center, and Kroger Community Rewards Program has allowed this conference to continue our mission of assisting neighbors in need. 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 is not participating in the Kroger Community Rewards program is interested in signing up, please contact Barb Maichle for additional information.
 

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Charity

We have been asked by CAMP a food pantry in Farmersville are asking St. Augustine Parishioners to support them by donating 80 boxes of cornbread mix. They are preparing for their Christmas Baskets for needy families in the area. If each family could donate one box that would be great. It is needed by November 29th.

Thank you!

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Beacons of Light Interview w/ Archbishop Schnurr

Archbishop Schnurr has recorded a new video – in interview format with Anna Mitchell of Sacred Heart Radio – discussing Beacons of Light. The video can be found here:

https://catholicaoc.org/news/bol-video/an-interview-with-archbishop-dennis-m-schnurr

 

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

The grouping of the Families of Parishes is expected to be announced the end of September. A meeting on the subject is Oct 6th from 6:30 to 8:30 at St. John’s in Tipp City for the members of the parish council.

 Note on the Families of Parishes

(From: Denise Jasek) I thought this was a helpful video (less than 20 min) to watch with Archbishop Schnurr explaining beacons of light, in case you want to view and share with others.

https://youtu.be/Dc5ZpQvmzHw

Peace, Denise

 

OTHER AREA HAPPENINGS

                                   Freedom in Christ Seminar                                    

Please join us and pass this along to a friend.

 

freedom-sunset.jpg`Saturday, October 30th 8:00am – 4:30pm
Our Lady of Good Hope Church, 6 S. Third Street, Miamisburg, OH 45342

Breakfast snacks and lunch provided. Cost is a donation. Space is limited. Visit http://unbound-dayton-oct30.eventbrite.com to register

Contact: Dayton Unbound Ministry at unbounddayton@gmail.com or (937) 530-3151

 

OTHER AREA HAPPENINGS

Silent Auction

     You are invited to participate in St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church’s on-line Silent Auction from the comfort of your own home or from anywhere! The Silent Auction on-line bidding process is easy. Simply click on the link below to see the item selections with- in each category. Each selection will display the item’s value and its starting bid. Please note there are minimum incremental bids. Minimum incremental bids mean each bid must be at least $1.00 or $5.00 higher (depending on the item) than the current highest bid. When you register, it’s important that you provide your email address and phone number so that you may be notified if your bid is the winning bid and arrangements may be made for you to pick up your item and make your payment. Bidding will go through midnight on October 22, 2021. Payment in the exact amount of the winning bid must be in either cash or check (personal or cashier’s) made out to “St Benedict the Moor Church” with “Silent Auction” in the memo line. If you need assistance with the Silent Auction, please contact Ms. Sylvia Irvin at sylervin1@aol.com or Ms. Arvilla Crawford at acrawford1959@gmail.com. Enjoy the Silent Auction! Thank you for your support. Silent Auction website: https://st-benedict.pals- club.com.

 

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

COMMENT ON DRAFT “FAMILIES OF PARISHES”

     Make sure your voice is heard! Beacons of Light, the archdiocese-wide pastoral planning process currently underway, will result in all parishes being grouped into “Families” under the leadership of one pastor. A draft of this plan will be shared for public comment October 1-20 at http://www.BeaconsAOC.org. Do not miss this opportunity to provide your input to this important initiative which will shape the future of our archdiocese

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BEACONS UPDATE: BE HEARD, STAY IN- FORMED, SIGN UP

       Beacons of Light, the archdiocese-wide pastoral planning process currently underway, will impact every parish in the archdiocese, including ours. To stay on top of the latest developments on Beacons of Light, sign up for the free monthly Beacons Update newsletter at http://www.BeaconsAOC.org.

 

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Fr. Francis let us all know that he had surgery and will be taking time off while he heals. His surgery was a success and we ask that you please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery!

 

 

Saint of the Week 
October 17th.

Saint Paul of the Cross                                                                                                       
Feast Day – October 20    

Paolo Francesco Danei, the oldest son in a poor but noble Italian family, lived austerely even as a teen. After a year in the Venetian army, he returned to a monk like life of prayer and penance, and refused to marry. In a vision in 1720, Our Lady, wearing a black habit with a white cross and bearing Jesus’ name, told Paul to start an order to preach Christ’s passion. With his bishop’s approval, he founded the Discalced Clerks of the Most Holy Cross and Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, which he led for the rest of his life, and later began a nuns’ institute. Passionists were soon doing missions, retreats and spiritual direction throughout Italy. Paul was canonized in 1867.

 

Saint of the Week 
October 10th.

 Saint Teresa of Avila
Feast Day – October 15                                                                   

 

      Born to the Spanish nobility, the daughter of Don Alonso Sanchez de Cepeda and Dona Beatriz. She grew up reading the lives of the saints and playing at “hermit” in the garden. Crippled by disease in her youth, which lead to her being well educated at home, she was cured after prayer to St. Joseph.

      Her mother died when Teresa was 12, and she prayed to Our Lady to be her replacement. Her Father opposed her entry to religious life, so she left home without telling anyone and entered a Carmelite hose at 17. Seeing her conviction to her call, her father and family consented.

     Soon after taking her vows, Teresa became gravely ill and her condition was aggravated by the inadequate medical help she received; she never fully recovered her health. She began receiving visions and was examined by Dominicans and Jesuits, including St. Francis Borgia, who pronounced the visions to be holy and true.

       She considered her original house too lax in its rule, so she founded a reformed convent of Saint John of Avila. Teresa founded several houses, often against Gierce opposition from local authorities. She was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church on September 27, 1970 by Pope Paul VI.                                                   

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               For More Saint of the Week

https://www.catholicsmart.com/saint-of-the-week/

 

   

 

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The Bicentennial History of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati,
by Fr. David J. Endres

Books available at the website below
https://shop.catholicaoc.org/collections/bicentennial-merchandise/products/bicentennial-history-of-the-archdiocese-of-cincinnati

 

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

Graduates from St. Augustine Parish

Congratulations to the following students from St. Augustine who recently graduated. We wish them well in their future endeavors and future studies.

Recent Graduates from St. Augustine Parish

Jacquelyn Adkins: University of Toledo
Noah Devillez: Miami University.
He is continuing his education at NKU

Aaron Adkins, Valley View High School.
Aaron is the Valedictorian of his class and plans to attend The Ohio State University.
Anne Pheiffer, Valley View High School.
Anne is the Salutatorian of her class and plans to attend The Ohio State University.
Ansley Kozarec: Valley View High School

 

Farewell

Farewell & Good Luck
Father Emmanual
June 6th 2021

Photo Provided by Julie North from Walling Photography

 

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

   FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE WORSHIP TOGETHER SAFELY (COVID-19)
Updated June 1, 2021

     In light of improving circumstances, a reduction in infections, and more people being vaccinated, the Bishops of Ohio have restored the general obligation to attend Mass on Sunday and Holy Days effective June 5/6, 2021. General Considerations Those who are ill, have significant health risk factors or care for someone who is compromised or ill, are not obligated to attend Mass in-person on Sunday and Holy Days as well as those who have significant fear or anxiety of contracting the coronavirus in a large group of people. These should observe the Lord’s Day and are encouraged to spend time in prayer on Sunday, meditating on the Lord’s passion, death and resurrection. An appropriate way to do this is through viewing a broadcast of Sunday Mass.
      NOTE: Mass that is broadcast through various media, including livestream, is not intended as an alternative nor does it fulfill the obligation for persons who are able to gather for a Sunday celebration and other Holy Days. They are intended for the sick, homebound, imprisoned etc. who are unable to attend Mass in person.

Specific Guidelines to be Observed (Effective June 2, 2021):

      Discreet use of hand sanitizer by ministers of Holy Communion should continue and hand sanitizer should be available at the doors of church if possible. No Holy Communion from the chalice by the faithful (wine); concelebrating priests should Communicate by intinction. It is recommended that at least one section of seating for at least one Sunday Mass continue to be reserved for social distancing; please adjust week to week based on the preference of the faithful and pastoral judgment.

Live-Stream Mass

To view our Mass via Livestream weekdays at 7:00am & Sunday at 11:00am, please go to the following link: https://venue.streamspot.com/5a36f117

 

 

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

   Please keep Delores Broadstone a parishioner of St. Augustine in your prayers. Delores is convalescing in a nursing home in Vandalia after suffering a stroke.

 

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2020 RETIREMENT FUND FOR RELIGIOUS

Thanks for giving! “We are conscious of the great generosity of the many benefactors who support the Retirement Fund for Religious each year,” says a Catholic sister. “Support from the fund has been a tremendous blessing to our retired sisters.” Thank you for donating to last week’s second collection.

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Song used in Deacon Ken’s Homily..
Song “I Then Shall Live”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNisXkfuo7k&list=RDMMVNisXkfuo7k&start_radio=1

 

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Attention

Attention parishioners of St. Augustine!!! ls there anyone who would be interested in joining the team of sacristans?? We will train you. If interested please contact Fran Delegato or Sylvia Hess..

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

St. Augustine Catholic Church’s Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2019/2020 is now available Below.

St Augustine Catholic Church Annual Report 2019-2020

 

St Benedict Bible study

You may access the St Benedict Bible study at 7:00pm on Wednesdays by keying in to https://meet.google.com/hpy-pmyp-fvt or dial 1 402-921-2290 PIN: 708 666 706#. Use 712 770 5362 access code 163036 to access for the Rosary at 11:00 am on Mondays.

ST. AUGUSTINE SVDP REPORT

The St. Vincent De Paul St. Augustine Conference provided assistance to 3 families during the 3rd quarter of 2020. Your donations were spent in the following manner:

$500 Rent
$157 for Utilities

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’s. 

 

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

St Augustine will have its public mass on Sunday, at 8:15 am. There will be some changes to procedures.

Region One Guidelines to be observed for the resumption of Public Mass

The guidelines of safety and hygiene already in place will continue, including:
• Water has been removed from baptismal and holy water fonts.
• The gifts of bread and wine will be kept from public areas, it will be brought directly from the credence table to the altar.
• No physical contact at the Our Father or Sign of Peace.
• Discreet use of hand sanitizer by ministers of Holy Communion and communicants.
• No Holy Communion from the chalice by the faithful; concelebrating priests should Communicate by intinction.
• Holy Communion on the tongue is strongly discouraged.
• Vessels should be cleansed after each Mass with hot, soapy water
Additional guidelines for safety and hygiene include:
• Hymnals, missalettes, and other materials are removed from the pews. At best we will be using a disposable worship aid or the use of familiar hymns, songs, antiphons, and acclamations.
• Seating will be at places marked Blue alone and communion will be received as observing the spaces on the floor demarcated by the tapes.
• The faithful are encouraged to wear a face mask thinking about others; ministers of Holy Communion may wear a face mask; priest celebrant is discouraged from wearing a mask.
• With respect for the liturgical norms, the number and placement of ministers may be reduced: A deacon may fulfill the roles of lector and server. No Alter servers may be needed if there is a deacon.
• Ministers will be seated further apart than normal.
• Will evaluate the necessity of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and the number needed for each Mass.
• As permitted by the missal, presidential prayers may take place at the altar, or a podium may be setup at the chair, where possible.
• We are reducing the role of choirs and ensembles considering social distancing and public health regulations where applicable may these choirs take some turns to become cantors as has been in the Live-streaming times.
• No collection baskets may be passed from hand to hand. We will use the long collection baskets where applicable and baskets will be placed at the points where faithful can walk and put collections without passing it out. Envelopes will be provided at the door for when and where there is second collection.
• The bread to be consecrated for the Communion of the faithful should be placed on a corporal at the edge of the altar, not directly in front of the priest celebrant. Alternatively, the use of covered ciboria would likewise be appropriate.
• Other than as Viaticum to the critically ill, Holy Communion will, be given in the context of Mass. according to the approved rites. The distribution of Holy Communion immediately after Mass will not be tolerated. The spiritual Communion prayer will still be said for the sake who are unable to attend.

 

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

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

 

 

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

Coronavirus 2019

Some steps taking by Region one to avoid spread of the virus.

1. Eucharistic ministers should sanitize their hands before distribution of communion
2. Advise that all communicants receive communion in their hands and not by the tongue as there may be the danger of transmittance by saliva.
3. Distribution of communion will be under one specie (the body appearance)
4. There will be no holding of hands during the Lord’s prayer as we normally do.
5. There will be no exchange of sign of peace at least by hand
6. We will advise that people should avoid as much hand shake as possible even at the doorway out.

Let us all cooperate with one another to help eradicate this decease with prayer and actions.

God bless
Fr. Francis Tandoh, C.S.Sp.
Pastor Region one of Dayton

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PRAY FOR OUR SHUT-INS

Please keep in your prayers our shut-ins: Toni Moore

 

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

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 below 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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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.

 

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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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

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ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

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.

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