EVENTS

 

 

 

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

The St. A’s Tie Quilt Project is coming together.

The Saint Augustine’s Tie Quilt Project is coming together. Ties were selected and sewn together for our center focal point. We have 4 corners to be created with other ties to create a fan affect on the quilt. The current center may be opened up to accommodate a St. Augustine monogram and the date. More cutting, sewing, pressing and selecting of ties to be done. Plenty to do for those wanting to join in. This has been a pleasure. So if any one would like to join us for the next step in creating this awesome quilt, mark your calendar for July 22nd, at 7Pm in the church basement.

 

SAVE THE DATE

Save these dates please…… Friday Aug. 23 and Sat. Aug. 24 for your 2019 St. Augustine Rummage Sale.

ST. AUGUSTINE COLLECTION OF RUMMAGE SALE ITEMS.

You can drop off your rummage donations any Sunday after mass. Just place them downstairs in the basement. If you need help unloading let the ushers know. We will be collecting now until Sunday August. 18th.The sale is Friday Aug. 23 and Saturday Aug. 24. If you need to make arrangements for a drop off date other than Sunday after mass, call the rectory and let us know what works for you. For your convenience we will have a list of items on the tables downstairs and on the table at the top of the stairs. Thanking you for all your efforts.

SAVE THE DATE

Sunday August 11th. Regional Picnic  at Possum Creek Farms

PASTORAL REGION 1 PICNIC

Mark your calendars for our annual regional picnic. We will gather at Possum Creek Metro Park on Sunday August 11. St. Benedict the Moor is our host this year. Check next week’s bulletin for “who brings what”

 

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.

 

CARDINAL BERNARDIN COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDEES

      It is with great pleasure that St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church announces their 2019 Cardinal Bernardin Community service awardees. These unsung heroes represent individuals who have given of themselves through their community service and faithful dedication to their church:

Donald L. Bush, Goodwill Easter Seals
Linda Davis, Trinity Presbyterian Church
Bonnie Doepker, St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Trotwood Old Timers
Charles Mentrup Knights of Columbus Council 14400 at St. Mary of the Assumption
Marie H. Klotz, St. Augustine Catholic Church
Kenneth H. Marcellus, St. Benedict the Moor
Dr. Truman Martin, Maranatha Baptist Church
Victor O’Basuyi, St. Benedict the Moor
Sharon Rab, Dayton Literary Prize

       Cardinal Joseph Louis Bernardin served as Archbishop of the Cincinnati Archdiocese for ten years and then was appointed Bishop and Cardinal of Chicago until his death in 1996. Cardinal Bernardin was highly respected throughout the Archdiocese, especially within the Dayton community for his role in encouraging blacks to be more involved in the Catholic church. He established the office of Black Catholics and helped to diversity employment in the Catholic hospitals. An awards banquet in their honor will be held on Sunday June 9, 2019 at the Mandalay Banquet Center from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. The keynote speaker will be University of Dayton President, Eric Spina. This year’s theme is “Transforming Lives and Inspiring the Heart”. Tickets are $60.00 each. The committee is soliciting sponsorships and ads for the program book. All profits from this event will be used to purchase technology equipment computers for the St. Benedict the Moor Catholic School. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Janice Allen 937 276-2796, janicedorseyallen@gmail.com, Ronald McDonald 937-275-6018, rmcdonald6@woh.rr.com, Jackie Greene 937- 241-3469jackiegreene@rocketmail.com or St. Benedict at website: http://www.unitedinhope.org. Sincerely, Janice Allen, Chair; Jackie Greene & Ronald McDonald, Co-chairs

 

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

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!

 

 

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS
QUARTERLY SVDP REPORT

The St. Vincent De Paul St. Augustine Conference made 4 home visits, along with offering phone assistance, to 17 adults and children during the 2nd quarter of 2019. Your donations were spent in the following manner:

• $ 400 for Rent
• $ 550 for Utilities

Donations from St. Augustine Parishioners, a donation from the Germanton Lions, 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 $65. 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.

     

OTHER AREA HAPPENINGS

“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”

 

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

 

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

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! Sacrament Celebrations
Sunday, July 14, 2019

1. Reciting memorized prayers is the only way Catholics are allowed to pray.

TRUE or FALSE

2. One of the greatest obstacles to prayer is _______.

a. Netflix
b. distractions
c. screaming babies at church
d. homework

3. _______ can be transformed into a powerful prayer.

a. suffering and sacrifice
b. candy
c. sleeping
d. video games

4. The _______ never wants us to pray.

a. doctor
b. mayor
c. devil
d. bishop

5. Catholics pray with their voices and their bodies.

TRUE or FALSE

This week’s answers:

1. FALSE
2. b, distractions
3. a, suffering and sacrifice
4. c, devil
5. TRUE

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Test your Catholic IQ! Sacrament Celebrations
Sunday, July 7, 2019

1. A complete rosary includes 50 Hail Marys.

TRUE or FALSE

2. The two forms of public liturgical prayer in the Catholic Church are _______.

a. The Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours
b. songs and meditation
c. praise and worship
d. the rosary and grace before meals

3. Praying in front of a monstrance that displays the Eucharistic Jesus is called ______.

a. Lectio Divina
b. Canon Law
c. beatitude
d. Eucharistic Adoration

4. “The Lord is my _______; there is nothing I lack…” (Psalm 23).

a. creator
b. teacher
c. king
d. shepherd

This week’s answers:

1. FALSE
2. a, The Mass & Liturgy of the Hours
3. d, Eucharistic Adoration
4. d, shepherd

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Test your Catholic IQ! Sacrament Celebrations
Sunday, June 30, 2019

1. The prayer book Jesus used as a Jewish boy was ______.

a. the Psalms
b. the Lectionary
c. the Interior Castle
d. the Imitation of Christ

2. Which prayer is also known as the Lord’s Prayer?

a. Communion Rite
b. Our Father
c. Letter to the Corinthians
d. Gospel of John

3. Prayer includes both talking to the Lord and ______.

a. listening to him
b. having a snack
c. sleeping
d. a play date

4. You can pray __________.

a. only with your parents
b. only at home
c. only at church
d. anytime, anywhere

This week’s answers:

1. a, the Psalms
2. b, Our Father
3. a, listening to him
4. d, anytime, anywhere

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Test your Catholic IQ! Sacrament Celebrations
Sunday, June 23, 2019

1. Elizabeth, the Blessed Virgin Mary’s cousin, was the one who first prayed The Magnificat, which says: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior.”

TRUE FALSE

2. Kyrie Eleison means “Lord, have _____.”

a. compassion
b. kindness
c. patience
d. mercy

3. This prayer, familiar to Catholics, is also prayed by many Protestant Christians.

a. sign of the cross
b. Lamb of God
c. Our Father
d. Hail Mary

4. The ________ is a repetitive prayer using beads that ask “Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners

a. Act of Contrition
b. rosary
c. St. Michael prayer
d. Liturgy of the Hours

This week’s answers:

1. FALSE
2. d, mercy
3. c, Our Father
4. b, rosary

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Test your Catholic IQ! Sacrament Celebrations
Sunday, June 16, 2019

1. Which saint from the Middle Ages is credited with introducing the rosary?

a. argaret
b. Dominic
c. Mother Teresa
d. Peter

2. The Bible teaches us that we should pray _____.

a. when we need something
b. before bed
c. at church
d. always

3. For Catholics, the most important prayer that unites us as one body in Christ is the _______.

a. Angelus
b. Anima Christi
c. Mass
d. Salve Regina

4. “Bless us O Lord, and these thy _____ , which we are about to receive…”

a. miracles
b. words
c. gifts
d. toys

This week’s answers:

1. b, Dominic
2. d, always
3. c, Mass
4. c, gift

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Test your Catholic IQ! Sacrament Celebrations
Sunday, June 9, 2019

1. Hail Mary, full of grace… blessed is the fruit of thy _______, Jesus.

a. womb
b. apple tree
c. prayers
d. heart

2. According to St. Augustine, _______ is “praying twice.”

a. repeating the same prayer
b. the rosary
c. going to two Masses
d. singing

3. Which traditional Catholic prayer is associated with a sacrament?

a. Emancipation Proclamation
b. Pledge of Allegiance
c. Act of Contrition
d. Serenity Prayer

4. When we pray we are talking to _____.

a. ourselves
b. ghosts
c. no one
d. God

5. St. Peter, the first pope, wrote the Our Father.

TRUE or FALSE

This week’s answers:

1. a, womb
2. d, singing
3. c, Act of Contrition
4. d, God
5. FALSE (Jesus taught his disciples and they passed it down to us)

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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

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

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.

 

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

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.