Calendar & Announcements


Parish Events

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

Friday, Nov 16th: NO Book Club
Saturday, Nov 17th from 2 pm to 4 pm – Holiday Boutique Set-Up
Sunday, Nov 18th: Parish Boutique ~ Following the 10:30 AM Mass. Boutique, Cook Book Rollout, Potluck, Games, etc
Tuesday, Nov 20th @ 1 pm – Book Club in Parish Rectory
Thanksgiving meal, Thursday, Nov 22nd immediately following
the 10 am Mass

Parish Announcements

Mom and Dad’s Group
Inviting all small children (3 and under) and their parents to join in forming a Mom and Dad’s Group. This is in the beginning organizational stage, so day and time has not yet been determined. For more information, please contact Kristine Smith at her email:

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

The Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology is hosting a fall lecture series on Thomas Aquinas in Conversation with Contemporary Culture. Pastries and coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m.; talks begin at 10 a.m. and are followed by a question and answer session. The lectures are held at 2301 Vine St., Berkeley. For more information and to register, see
St. Thomas and the Brain in the Vat– Aquinas on the Mind, the Brain, and the Human Person — Oct. 20
St. Thomas and Sartre Walk into a French Café–Aquinas on Freedom and the Meaning of Existence — Nov. 17
St. Thomas and the Supreme Court– Natural Law, Human Rights, and the Ethics of the Angelic Doctor–Dec. 1

Retreat: Spirituality and Conscious Aging. This retreat will explore the benefits and joys as well as the challenges and concerns around retirement and aging. How do we live this stage of our life well and see aging as a blessing? The combination of retirement and growing older provides an opportunity to live life differently. Discover how we can share our Spirit-given gifts, talents, and experience in new ways that bring joy to ourselves and others and give continued meaning and purpose
to our lives. San Damiano Retreat Center, Friday evening December 7 and Saturday, December 8 until 5 pm. Presented by Jim Briggs, retired Executive Director of the School of Applied Theology. For information go to (Click on Retreats Calendar) or phone # 925-837-9141.

WINGS (Women in God’s Spirit)
WINGS is back in session! This is a faith enhancement group for women: it encourages spiritual
growth through prayer, Scripture study, catechesis, life sharing and community.
We gather on Wednesdays in St. Theresa Church Event Center (4850 Clarewood Dr., Oakland), meeting room 1 at 9:15am with hospitality followed by the guest speaker and program until 11:15am. Our guest speaker presentations will uplift you and keep you informed. You’ll experience a welcoming community as we support each other in our spiritual growth. Bring a friend! Women from local parishes and other denominations are welcome. Our theme for the year is “Here I Am, Lord.” For more information, or to attend as a guest, contact Courtenay Redis at
You can view this season’s speaker schedule: WINGS Fall 2018 Speaker Schedule

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.