Heating in the Church: We have been trying to fix the heating in the Church since April 2020. Since the system is quite obsolete it has been hard to fix it. The first company we hired was not able to do it properly. After much searching, we found another company that finally got the job done. Let us pray that it functions well now.
Trimming Trees: We are hoping to have the trees around the property trimmed to shape sometime this year. The maintenance of our Church and property is a constant work. Thank you Mr.
Douglas Castro for taking good care of it!
ZOOM LINKS to St. Augustine Mass, Rosary and Evening Prayer
Sunday Morning Mass 10 am https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83932247428
3 pm Rosary Link (Sunday through Friday) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88232303132
7 pm Rosary Link (Sunday through Friday) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88232303132
9 pm Night Prayer Link (Monday through Friday) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89697534831
Our Holy Mass times are:
Sundays: 10:00 a.m. Streamed on Zoom (Holy Communion Drive/Walk-in 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
Devotional Groups: We hold devotional prayer on Zoom – Holy Rosary, Divine Mercy, Stations of the Cross, and Litany of Loretto. We also have our Book Club on Zoom. We have added Night Prayers to the list, held at 9:00 PM, around the time people try to get ready for sleep. The duration of the prayers will be around ten minutes. Night Prayers could help one to calm the mind, have a clear conscience, and help to obtain a calm and peaceful sleep. It is said, “a good laugh and a good sleep are the two best cures for many things.” If you are interested, please send an email to April, email@example.com or call/text 510-504-4784.
Spiritual Book Club: Our Spiritual Book Club has begun reading The Holy Longing by Ronald Rolheiser. It is a look at our current Christian spirituality. If new people want to join the book club, kindly contact the parish office or Father Augustine.
RCIA is back in session!
Classes continue via Zoom, on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process in which adults become full, participating members of the Catholic Church. Baptism, Communion, and Confirmation. Interested? If so, please e-mail us at: RCIAstaugustineinfo@gmail.com letting us know you are. We will get contact you as soon possible.
Faith Formation Classes: All children are invited to participate in faith formation classes. Your child need not be in sacramental preparation to participate. Please fill out the Faith Formation Registration, here is the direct link: you can find it here on our website. Please complete the form and return it to Linda in the office.
Young adults: Young adults of our parish continue to meet Mondays around 7:30 p.m.
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.
Donations to the Parish
For anyone who would like to donate to our parish via PayPal, please go to our donation page and click the Donate link. If you would like to mail a check, you may send it to 400 Alcatraz Ave., Oakland, CA 94609. If you would like to drop it off at the rectory, you may put it in the slot by the rectory front door. It is located on the bottom left side wall. Please do not leave an envelope in the mail box.
Broader Community Events
WINGS (Women in God’s Spirit)!
WINGS winter schedule 2021
Our theme for this year is “Strength for the Journey”. Join us on Wednesdays for the topic of the day ~ Coming Together. Say “Yes” to WINGS!
The Winter season is devoted to the study and sharing of Scripture and commences on January 6th, 2021. This faith enhancement group for women encourages spiritual growth through prayer, Scripture study, life sharing and community. We will meet on Wednesdays on the Zoom platform from 9:15-11:15am until further notice.
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. Invite a friend! Women from local parishes and other denominations are welcome!
If you’re new to WINGS or wish to sample a meeting, send your email address to Nancy Midlin firstname.lastname@example.org. She will send you the link to Zoom. For more information, or to attend as a guest, contact St. Augustine parishioner, Courtenay Redis, at email@example.com.