EVENTS

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

Sunday, July 7,

Free Catholic information booth at the Montgomery County fair will be hosted by the Legion of Mary, Sunday, July 7, noon to 10 p.m., and July 8-
13, 2024, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the air-conditioned Main Event Center, at the 4-H Fairgrounds, 645 Infirmary Road, Dayton, OH 45417. Free literature, rosaries, medals, etc. Regular $10-15 Fair admission applies. For more Fair info and to purchase tickets online:
http://www.montcofair.com/. To volunteer or for info about the Legion of Mary, call or text Adam Walusis 937-626-1353.

 

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Save the date!
Holy Spirit Family of Parishes
Picnic and Mass
September 8
Possum Creek MetroPark

 

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Ray Metzger Long Time Parishioner and Friend Pass Away June 16. 2024.

Official Obituary of Raymond Bernard “Sonny” Metzger, Jr.
June 9, 1942 – June 16, 2024

Official Obituary of Raymond Bernard “Sonny” Metzger, Jr.

https://www.rogersfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Raymond-Bernard-Sonny-Metzger-Jr?obId=31828988#/obituaryInfo

Viewing was held from 9:00am-10:30am with Mass of Christian Burial service began at 11:00am on Friday, June 21,2024 all at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 6891 Weaver Rd, Germantown, Ohio 45327 Interment followed at Arlington Cemetery 9150 National Rd, Brookville, Ohio.

 

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 Congratulation, St. Augustine own Ben Mersch son of Joyce and Steve Mersch was just ordained a Priest Saturday May 18, 2024

 

 

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The Combined Mass 2024 schedule is as follows:

Third QuarterFamily Picnic, September 8, 2024, 10:00 a.m. To be Determined (TBD)

Fourth Quarter Sunday before Thanksgiving, November 24, 2024, 10:00 am at Corpus Christi

Thank you for your attention, please do continue to check the bulletin for future updates.

 

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Holy Spirit Family of Parishes held the Taize Prayer Service

on March 21 at Saint Augustine Church.

 

 

 

 

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 Congratulations to Sylvia M. Hess as you retire after 34 years of service as the secretary and pastor’s assistant at St. Augustine Church in Germantown.

 

 ST. BENEDICT SCHOOL NEWS  

 

 

 

Recycled Plastic Bag Bench

A new bench was placed at the Grotto at St. Benedict School by Marie and Randy Klotz of St. Augustine Church. This bench is made from recycled plastic bags. We all can help make more benches by saving our plastic bags and giving them to Randy and Marie at St. Augustine Church. A special thanks to Randy and Marie, and to all who donate plastic for this cause.

 

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Thanks to all who attended the Holy Spirit Family of Parishes Mass celebrating Queen of Martyrs 75th Anniversary!

Deacon Ken Stewart, Father Francis,
Archbishop Schnurr, and Father Benoit

 

Thank You

I want to say thank you to Queen of Martyrs for inviting the Holy Spirit Family churches to their 75th Anniversary Mass (Pontifical Mass) and the magnificent dinner after Mass. As part of our Holy Spirit Family of Parishes, I found the whole day to be blessed.

Randall Klotz
St. Augustine Church
Regional Parish Council Chair

 

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SAINT AUGUSTINE PRAYER CHAIN

If you would like to be a part of the St. Augustine Prayer Chain, please contact Marie Klotz at saintapraysingtown@gmail.com

SAINT AUGUSTINE ONE CALL

To be added to the St. Augustine one-call, please contact Fran Delegato at delegatof@outlook.com

Sonshine in a Bag

St. AUGUSTINE PARISH is participating and supporting “SONSHINE IN A BAG” food program. The Sonshine in a Bag program provides bags of food to refer students who they feel could benefit from receiving food from this program. Donation are Appreciated.

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While traveling and you wish to find Catholic Services near your visiting area go to this website.

http://CatholicMassTime.org

 

Saint of the Week 
June 23, 2024

St. Faustina (1905-1938)

 St. Faustina (1905-1938) was born Helena Kowalska in Poland to a poor family with ten children. They were devoutly Catholic, and she felt a call to the religious life at age seven, when praying in front of the exposed Eucharist. Despite wanting to become a sister as soon as she finished her schooling, she was sent to work as a housekeeper to help support the family instead.

When she was 18, she had a vision of Jesus suffering and, in the vision, Jesus asked her how long she would keep putting off entering religious life. She decided, at that moment, to travel to Warsaw and join the Congregation of the sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. Upon entering the Congregation, she took the name Sister Maria Faustina.

      During her 13 years in the Congregation, Sister Faustina experienced and recorded extraordinary revelations from Jesus. She recorded these experiences and messages into notebooks which became later known as the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska. In these writings, she reveals Jesus asking her to proclaim God’s loving message of Divine Mercy.

     Alongside her writings, Sister Faustina also experienced many miraculous phenomena. There are stories of her experiencing hidden stigmata, bilocation, prophecy, and the ability to read into human souls. Despite these occurrences, she maintained that miraculous events were simply ` “ornaments” for the soul and that her real sanctity came from her deep relationship with Jesus and desire to do God’s will.
 

      After her death at age 33, her writings on Divine Mercy sparked a great movement in the worldwide Catholic church with a strong focus on the Mercy of Christ and how to extend that mercy to others. Saint Pope John Paul II called her “the great apostle of Divine Mercy in our time

 St. Faustina, pray for us!

 

 

Saint of the Week 
May 19, 2024

St. Gregory VII (c.1015-1085)     

     St. Gregory VII (c.1015-1085) was born in Italy and originally named Ildebrando di Sovana which translates to Hildebrand of Sovana. He grew up in a devout Catholic family and his uncle, Laurentius, was abbot of a monastery in Rome.

      As a young man, Hildebrand became close with Pope Leo IX. He was made a cardinal subdeacon and a legate. As a papal legate he served in France, Germany, and Italy. After Pope Leo IX’s death, Hildebrand became a leading figure in the papal court of the next few popes.

     Shortly after the death of Pope Alexander II, Hildebrand was quickly ordained a priest and raised to the papacy. He chose the name Pope Gregory VII in honor of the first Pope Gregory whose writings heavily influenced him. During his time as pope, Gregory VII worked hard to reform the
Church he so loved.

     At the time, the Church was facing corruption. People in leadership were selling sacred offices and sacramentals, some clergy were unlawfully marrying, and kings and nobles, were controlling the appointment of Church officials. Pope Gregory VII fiercely resisted these corruptions. In fact, in order to put an end to the Roman Emperor Henry IV’s control over which bishops were appointed, he excommunicated him three times. Pope Gregory VII’s desire was to reunite the Church under the banner of Christ and the Holy Eucharist, instead of under the banner of whoever was richest and desired the most control.

     Pope Gregory VII is remembered as one of the most important popes in Church history and lends his name to the Gregorian Reform, the period of reform in the Church that secured freedom from the intrusion of civil rulers. Saint Pope Gregory VII, pray for us!

 

Saint of the Week 
April 28, 2024

      St. Teresa of Jesus of the Andes (1900-1920) was born Juana Enriqueta Josefina of the Sacred Hearts Fernandez Solar. Her family and friends nicknamed her Juanita. As a youth she read a biography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux that inspired her to grow in her faith and choose a path in life that led toward a religious vocation. By the age of 14 she knew she wanted to consecrate herself as a religious Carmelite nun.

      At the age of 19, she began her novitiate with Carmelites and took the name “Teresa of Jesus.” She was particularly drawn to the religious life with the Carmelites because she enjoyed the simple life offered in the convent, the companionship of the other sisters living and serving Jesus alongside her. She also found joy in her proximity to the Blessed Sacrament where she would often be found in prayer.

      During her short time with the Carmelites before her death, she wrote many letters to friends, family, and other community members. She considered these letters her apostolate and shared her thoughts as well as spiritual encouragement with those with whom she corresponded. Her writings frequently focused on her experiences of and thoughts on living a fulfilling spiritual life.

      After a particularly violent attack of typhus, she was permitted to take her vows early because it was feared she would die. After her vows and receiving her last rites, she succumbed to the disease just three months before her twentieth birthday. St. Teresa of Jesus of the Andes’s short yet faith-filled life stands as a lasting testament to believers everywhere that one’s life doesn’t have to be long and filled with lofty accomplishments to be an amazing example of faith and Christ’s love.

 St. Teresa, pray for us!

 

For More Saint of the Week go to.

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

 

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Sunday October 1st. St. Augustine presented the (The Top 3 Reasons That I Became Catholic… and Always Will Be. The Dr. John Bergsma, a former Protestant Pastor’s story) was shown immediately after the 8:30 am Mass. Please fill free to view this presentation.

To View click below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06F4i4TtS1c

 

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Ben Mersch son of Joyce and Steve Mersch was ordained a Deacon at the Cathedral on April 29th, 2023.