Calendar & Announcements


Parish Events

Please see our Message from the Ministry Coordinator to view more details of these upcoming ministry events:

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) — Sundays during the 10:30 a.m. Mass

Family Faith Formation registration will begin for the 2018-2019 year in August.

Lecture & Discussion — Thursday, August 3rd at 7 p.m. Lizette Miller will present the topic of why the liturgy has changed over the years.

Parish Solidarity Initiative Training — Aug. 18th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Parish Solidarity Initiative (PSI) will provide hands-on training to build a team that can engage parishioners in social ministry on at Santa Maria Parish, 40 Santa Maria Way, Orinda. The day will include opportunities for fellowship and practicing the techniques. PSI will enhance parish life by engaging and developing new leaders who participate in local and global solidarity. The workshop will be offered in both English and Spanish and is free of charge. For more information, contact Moises Roberto De Leon, 805.668.1249 or

St. Augustine Feast Day Celebration — Sunday, August 26th following the 10:30 a.m. Mass.


Parish Announcements

St. Augustine Parish Cookbook
Have you enjoyed some of the special treats at the St. Augustine hospitality table? Did you go back for more only to find that tasty bite all gone? Did you wish you had the recipe? Here is your opportunity to share your favorite recipes and enjoy those of others in our wonderful parish. We are planning to publish a St. Augustine Parish Cookbook and have it ready for sale at the November Harvest Craft Fair but we need your help.

Please share your wonderful recipes for this publication. Send any and all. We want to see a variety that mirrors the diversity of our parish. Send your family favorites, special appetizers, quick meals, baked goods, tips and shopping tricks. If you liked something at the hospitality table, find out who made it and needle them until they submit the recipe. If you are not sure the recipe is appropriate, send it anyway. Let the foodie editors decide.

Send your recipes in a Word format with a picture if you have one to Wanda If you prefer to submit in hard copy, bring to the 10:30 mass. Look for me. I am the choir member who wears cowboy boots to Mass.


Broader Community Events

LEO Center ESL
English as a Second Language Classes for ALL Levels
St. Columba’s Church 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Low Cost. Provides help with Written Citizen Test, Written Driver’s Test & Job Applications


Recurring Parish Events & Opportunities

Monthly Rosary for Peace
Our Social Justice Ministry welcomes you to pray the Rosary for Peace on the 1st Sundays of each month. Rosary for Peace begins at 9:15 a.m. and takes place in the front of the sanctuary near the alcove holding the Blessed Sacrament.

Music Class
Our Music Director, April McNeely is offering music classes on how to read music. They are held on Wednesday nights from 6 pm to 7 pm in the church.

Prayer Tree
Please join members of the Prayer Tree to pray “Rosary for Peace” on the 1st Sunday of the month. Rosary for Peace begins at 9:15 AM.

Rosary Repairs
Is your rosary sitting in a drawer, broken and need of repair? Contact Suzy Arnhart before or after the 10:30 am Mass, and she will gladly repair it free of charge. Contact the Parish Office (510) 653-8631.

Matching Gift Program – Help Your Parish
If your company/place of employment has a matching gift program, please contact your HR department for details on how to double your St. Augustine’s plate contribution.

St. Vincent de Paul Society, Parish Conference
Our St. Augustine chapter accepts donations of non-perishable food, bottled water. Leave donations
in the SVdP basket in the vestibule. Thank You.

Weekly Morning Prayer on Thursdays
The Thursday Morning Taizé Prayer service will be on hiatus beginning May 17 until further notice.