EVENTS

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THE PILGRIMAGE (WWW.MARY2021.ORG)
RADIATE CHRIST THROUGH MARY

    The pilgrimage begins Sunday, May 16, 2021 with a Mass at the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Russells Point in the Northern area of the Archdiocese. From there, a small group of pilgrims will begin this historic pilgrimage with a special statue of Our Lady of Fatima, blessed by Archbishop Schnurr for this occasion. The pilgrimage will last for 33 days, making stops at parishes in every deanery of the Archdiocese, and will be highlighted by four cornerstone family events. The pilgrimage will end at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains on the day of the bicentennial, Saturday, June 19, 2021. On that day, the Archbishop will reconsecrate the Archdiocese to Jesus through Mary during a special Mass commemorating the bicentennial. Day 16 of the Pilgrimage, Sunday, May 30, will be hosted by St. Benedict The Moor. There will be recitation of the rosary and a prayer service starting at 5:30pm. All members of Region One are invited to join us. We have a do it yourself retreat book letting you prepare for Marian Consecration 33 Days to Morning Glory. You can pick one up at each parish in our region. There will be a Mass on Monday morning at St. Benedict before the pilgrimage leaves on their journey.
     The pact is looking for more people to join them if you are interested to walk with the group to the next place or to drive with them, please call any of our parish offices to leave your name and telephone numbers and someone will contact you as soon as possible


https://catholicaoc.org/beacons-of-light

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Archdiocesan events
Bicentennial Celebration or the Beacon of Light.

https://200.catholicaoc.org/


https://catholicaoc.org/beacons-of-light

 

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2021 CATHOLIC MINISTRIES APPEAL (CMA)

Archbishop Schnurr sends his thanks to every- one from Pastoral Region One who has pledged to the 2021 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 back of Church for your convenience this weekend. To make a donation online, please visit http://www.AOCstewardship.org. Thank you!

 

Saint of the Week
May 2nd

Saint Rose Venerini                                         
1656-1728
FEAST DAY: MAY 7

Born in Viterbo, Italy, Rose entered a convent after her fiance died, but soon returned home to care for her widowed mother. Rather than devoting her life primarily to prayer, she chose to be a teacher and opened a free school for girls in 1685. In 1692, the bishop of an Italian diocese asked her to train teachers and administer the schools there. She and St. Lucy Filippini became friends, and the two began setting up schools around Italy. Despite opposition, including arson and assaults on some of her teachers, the order she founded, the Venerini Sisters, was officially recognized as a congregation, but not until after her death in 1728. Read more at http://www.catholic.org

 

 

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   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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QUARTERLY SVDP REPORT

       The St. Vincent De Paul St. Augustine Conference provided assistance to 10 families during the 4th quarter of 2020. Donations supported these families in the following ways:

$250 for Rent, $650 for Utilities, $580 for Furniture,
$250 for Car maintenance

       Parish donations along with donations from the Germantown Lion’s Club, Senior Citizens, Twin Creek Garden Club, and Kroger’s has allowed our conference to start 2021 with sufficient funds to assist 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.

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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..

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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. 

 

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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.

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Father has given us the OK to begin the Rosary on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. We will begin reciting the Rosary this coming Wednesday. We’ll sit every other pew. If we can maintain our social distance, and we are fewer than ten, masks are not mandatory. Susie and I will disinfect the pews before and after the Rosary.

God Bless you all!
Deacon Ken

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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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Guidelines for the resumption of public worship

       Public worship may begin in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on Monday, May 25. Each parish/region should offer at least one public Mass daily. Pastors may determine whether it is necessary and prudent to celebrate more than one Mass on Saturday and Sunday.
      The Catholic faithful who reside in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and all other Catholics in the archdiocese continue to be dispensed from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass. Those who are at risk or fearful that they or their family might become sick are encouraged to stay home and join the Church by viewing live-streamed Masses.

In all circumstances, appropriate social distancing and the regulations put forth by public health authorities must be observed.

Guidelines for the Resumption of Public Worship

 

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Notice to Parishioners

Saturday, the 4:30 Mass with Rosary at 4:10 pm will be live streamed from St. Mary’s, and the Sunday 11 AM Mass with Rosary at 10:40 am will be live streamed from St. Benedict.

During the corona virus. We ask to remember that the expenses of our church are ongoing and that our main source of income is your contributions. If you would like to donate at this time, we have several options you might use:

Mail your contributions to the rectory at 6891 Weaver Road, Germantown, 45327.

Go to our Website: http://catholicsmart.com and use the link https://catholicsmart.weshareonline.org/ to give electronically.

We thank you for your continued generosity and pray that we all come through this crisis safely.

May God be with you.

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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

 

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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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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.