Parish Events and Updates
Holy Mass and Drive-through Holy Communion: We have Holy Mass streamed on Zoom at 10:30AM every Sunday. It is also uploaded on YouTube the same day.
Holy Communion: About thirty persons receive Holy Communion during the drive-through or walk-up on Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
Daily Holy Mass: We have on average about five people attend daily Holy Mass in person. It is a great opportunity to pray together for oneself and for various needs of our world. Join us M-F at 8:30 a.m.
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 via Zoom for the children and is lots
of fun, while at the same time challenging, for the students.
Staff meeting: We hold regular staff meetings over zoom. The meeting reviews current ministry status, needs of the parishioners, pandemic updates, etc. Linda and Doug come to work every day; April and Rebecca work from home. I want to thank the staff for their dedication and love for the Church and the ministry.
Devotional group: There are about 12 parishioners coming together with April McNeely to recite the Rosary and other devotional practices from Monday through Friday at 3:00 PM. They also meet on Sundays at 3:00 PM for Divine Mercy prayer. 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 PM.
Faith and Science Group: Sister Ade Kroll and Tony are continuing with their science and
Faith discussion group. They meet Tuesdays at 7:00 PM.
St. Vincent de Paul News:
Our parish based St. Vincent de Paul Conference is preparing to reopen the food pantry on Wednesday, May 27, 9 am to 12 noon. We serve anyone in need of grocery support within our parish area of North Oakland and South Berkeley. Next Sunday, May 31st is the fifth Sunday of the Month, a traditional time for a second collection for our parish conference. Please consider mailing a donation to the parish office if you are able to help. God bless you and keep you and your loved ones well.
Finance Council meeting: We had a finance council meeting to evaluate the overall financial
picture of the parish. It was noticed that there was 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