MONDAYS 8:30 am Holy Mass
and 7:30 pm Young Adults
TUESDAYS 8:30 am Holy Mass
WEDNESDAYS 8:30 am Communion Service
and 7 pm Choir Rehearsal
THURSDAYS 8:30 am Holy Mass
FRIDAYS 8:30 am Holy Mass
SATURDAYS 4 pm: Reconciliation
and 5 pm Vigil Mass
SUNDAYS 8 am, 10:30 am and 6 pm Holy Mass
Family Faith Formation, Sundays @ 9:15 am
Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Sundays @ 10:30 am
RCIA Dismissal, Sundays @ 10:30 am Mass
CHRISTMAS EVE Mass: Tuesday, December 24th 5:00 pm and 11:30 pm
CHRISTMAS DAY Mass: Wednesday, December 25th, 10:30 am
Advent Reconciliation Service
Advent is known as the “little Lent” and is, therefore, a time for penitential practices. Our parish Reconciliation Service is on Monday, December 16th at 7:00 PM. Confession is an important part of preparing room for the coming of Christ into our hearts, that is allowing Him to draw us into deeper conversion. I invite everyone to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for Spiritual growth. Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation you bring forgiveness and peace of Christ into your homes.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Music Director, April McNeely, would like to start a children’s choir. Interested parents should contact her by phone: 510-504-4784 or email: email@example.com or see April after Mass.
RCIA: We have begun the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program. If you have friends or family members who would like to learn more about the Christian faith kindly invite them to join RCIA.
Roof replacement: The roofs of Elizabeth House and the Rectory have failed and need replacement. In the coming weeks we will be starting work to re-place them. Your valuable contributions to this works will be much appreciated. The total cost is about $58,000. Kindly pray that the work goes smoothly and we are able to complete them before the rainy season.
Broader Community Events
WINGS has started for the 2019-2020 season! This faith enhancement group for women encourages spiritual growth through prayer, Scripture study, life sharing and community. We gather on Wednesdays from October through May in the St. Theresa Event Center (4850 Clarewood Dr., Oakland), meeting room 1 at 9:15am with hospitality. At 9:30 we have a guest speaker and program until 11:15am. Our engaging speakers 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 this year is “Walking with God”. Join us to say “Yes” to WINGS! See our Fall schedule here: WINGS Fall 2019 Schedule
For more information, or to attend as a guest, contact St. Augustine parishioner and Parish Council member Courtenay Redis at firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: Do you want to show the love you feel for SVdP? Come volunteer with us! Play the piano for clients in our Community Center, chop vegetables with Elvis in our kitchen, or help run a craft demo in our Fremont or Livermore stores. There’s so much happening here, and most of it goes better with more hands involved. We’d love to train you in a new, rewarding volunteer opportunity. Contact John Sterns,(925) 323-5848for more details. Your free time can make such a difference in the life of someone in need. Please visit there website at Svdp-alameda.org or call (510) 638-7600, for more information.
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
August 2020 Passion Play and Pilgrimage
In August next year we are organizing a pilgrimage to watch the Passion play at Oberammergau. The play is presented every 10 years so it will not be performed again until 2030.
Other pilgrim sites we will visit include Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral, one of the chief Gothic buildings in Europe; The Infant Jesus of Prague; Niepokalanow, Poland’s monastery that was once the home of Fr. Maximilian Kolbe; Czestochowa, Poland’s Shrine of Jasna Gora monastery, home of the venerated Black Madonna; Auschwitz, a grim reminder of one of history’s darkest hours; Wadowice, birthplace of Saint Pope John Paul II; and Krakow’s Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, the second largest Marian Shrine in Poland. The last two pilgrim sights include a visit to the convent of Sister Faustina and a visit to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, which appears on UNESCO’s list of the “World’s Cultural Heritage sites. We will explore the chambers of the blessed Kinga and St. Anthony of the Holy Cross and the spectacular cathedral carved entirely from salt.
If you are interested, please contact Fr. Augustine or the parish office at (510) 653-8631
Recurring Parish Events & Opportunities
Monthly Rosary for Peace
Our Social Justice Ministry welcomes you to pray the Rosary for Peace. 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. To learn more about our St. Vincent de Paul chapter, please visit our Social Justice page. Thank You.