Please see our Message from the Ministry Coordinator to view more details of these upcoming ministry events:
The St. Augustine Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society would like to thank the parish for their generosity throughout the year. We feel very blessed indeed to have such generous parishioners supporting our efforts.
That said, we want to remind you that next weekend, September 29 and 30 will be our last fifth Sunday collection prior to Thanksgiving and Christmas, when we provide holiday meals for over 75 households. Our members will be serving hospitality next week as usual, and if you would like to see the pantry, we can show that to you as well. The tradition in the United States Catholic Church is that the fifth Sunday of any month has a second collection on behalf of the St. Vincent de Paul Conference. You will find envelopes in the pews this week and next. Thank you once again for your generosity in the past and future.
Live Rosary– On Sunday, October 7th we will have a Parish Life Size Rosary. Join the Rosary for Peace ministry and the Faith Formation Families in celebrating this wonderful prayer during the month of the Rosary. There will be a large rosary made out of balloons (all balloons and string are biodegradable), that we will hold as we recite the rosary together.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) — Sundays during the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Parent volunteers needed. Please see our Ministries Page for more information.
Family Faith Formation registration has begun for the 2018-2019 year. FFF is held from 9:10 to 10:10 in the school cafeteria.
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Priest freed from captors in Yemen to visit Oakland Diocese
Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who endured 557 days of captivity by terrorists who had killed four Missionaries of Charity Sisters and 12 others at a home for the aged in Yemen in March 2016 before his release in September 2017, will visit the Diocese of Oakland this month. Father George Alengadan, pastor of St. Joseph Basilica in Alameda, who met with his longtime friend in January 2018, said he heard from him “no word of complaint, no anger, no ill feeling, no grudges –including toward his captors.”
Father Tom will speak at 10 a.m. Sept. 30 Mass at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. The Mass, which marks the 10th anniversary of the dedication of the Cathedral of Christ the Light, will be celebrated by Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ. A reception and book signing will follow. Other opportunities to hear Father Tom:
Friday, Sept. 14, 7:45 p.m. Benediction (Conclusion of Novena to St. Joseph – Day of Prayer and Penance for the Diocese), St. Joseph Basilica, Alameda
Saturday, Sept. 15, 5 p.m. Mass, book signing, St. Agnes Parish, Concord
Sunday, Sept. 16, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 a.m., 7 p.m. Masses, St. Joseph Basilica, Alameda; 12:30 p.m. reception, book signing in Notre Dame Hall
Saturday, Sept. 22, 5 p.m. Mass, followed by reception and book signing, Santa Maria Parish, Orinda
Saturday, Sept. 29 5 p.m. Mass, St. John Vianney Parish, Walnut Creek
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.
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.
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.
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.