Please Note: In keeping with the guidelines of Alameda County and State officials, we are postponing the opening of Saint Augustine for indoor Mass until a later date. In the meantime, please join us for outdoor Mass in the upper parking lot!
Our Holy Mass times are:
Sundays: 10:00 a.m. Streamed on Zoom (Holy Communion Drive/Walk Through at 10:45 AM)
Weekdays: 8:30 a.m. (including Holy Communion)
Or attend in person at our outdoor Mass at 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning 10 a.m. Mass recordings are available on the St. Augustine YouTube channel
Faith Formation Classes: Ms. Rebecca organizes the Faith Formation program. She has formed a team with Natasha and Sara. They hold weekly classes on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. via Zoom.
Staff meeting: We hold regular staff meetings over Zoom. The meeting reviews current ministry status, needs of the parishioners, pandemic updates, etc.
Devotional group: April McNeely, our Ministry Coordinator, organizes Rosary and other devotions on Zoom Monday through Friday at 3:00 p.m.; most days she has also the same repeated at 7:00 a.m. except when there are scheduling conflicts. It is a wonderful opportunity to pray for personal needs and for the needs of our community and the world. Zoom links for it are sent out daily. Please contact the Parish Office if you want to receive these emails.
Young adults: Young adults of our parish continue to meet every Mondays around 7:30 p.m.
Faith and Science Group: Sister Ade Kroll and Tony are continuing with their science and
Faith discussion group. They meet Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Spiritual Book Club: Our Spiritual book club meets via zoom on Friday at 7:00 PM. We are learning the different form of prayers – Benedictine, Ignatian, Augustinian, Franciscan and Thomistic (Aquinas). So far, we have examined the first three. Through reading and discussion, the book club members get a very good introduction to these forms of prayer. One is able to examine them and choose what works for each one personally. Please contact the Parish Office for more information or to participate. All are welcome!
St. Vincent de Paul News:
Our parish based St. Vincent de Paul Conference has reopened our food pantry. We serve anyone in need of grocery support within our parish area of North Oakland and South Berkeley. Please consider mailing a donation to the parish office to support our St. Vincent de Paul ministry if you are able to help. God bless you and keep you and your loved ones well.
Finance Council Report: There has been a 40% decline in the parish income from Sunday collections since the beginning of the pandemic. We want to thank all those who are generously contributing to the upkeep of the parish; also invite all those were able to contribute to make up for the loss. Please contact the parish office to donate, or do so directly through PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/staugustineoakland
Roof repairs and heating in the Church: During the rains we noticed a leak on the belfry of
the Church and another on Gym roof. We are hoping to get them all fixed these coming days. The
estimated cost is $4,800. Heating in the Church needs repair and replacement. we had tried to fix it sometime in January. However, the system is obsolete and needs lots of replacement parts. Its estimated cost is $4,500. If anyone wants to support these projects, kindly send your contribution to our parish office.
Broader Community Events
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: Do you want to show the love you feel for SVdP? Come volunteer with us! We house a food pantry in the St. Augustine garage, open two Wednesdays each month. Please call the Parish Office for more information on how to donate or volunteer! We would love to train you in a new rewarding volunteer opportunity. Your free time can make such a difference in the life of someone in need!
If you are interested, please contact Fr. Augustine or the parish office at (510) 653-8631