From Karen Glen, Ministry Coordinator
FAMILY FAITH FORMATION
At St. Augustine we are excited to join with our families as they seek to grow in their faith and educate their children in it as well. Our new program of FFF (Family Faith Formation) brings the whole family together to learn how to engage in their faith thru the liturgical year. Please keep our children and their families in your prayers as we grow together. If you know anyone with children in grades kinder – 5th Grade please refer them to our program. It is never too late to begin.
The Faith Formation registration forms are available in the vestibule of the church. The calendar for the year is also available on this form, as well as on our DOWNLOADABLE FORMS page of this website.
For more information about any of our ministries, please contact Karen @ (510) 653-8631 or email@example.com
RCIA: Inquiry classes for RCIA Are you interested in learning more about becoming a Catholic? Have you received the Sacraments of Baptism and First Holy Communion and desire Confirmation? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Inquiry begins on July 19th. Please contact Karen firstname.lastname@example.org or Jay Mitchell email@example.com for more information.
Family Faith Formation on Sundays The program is available for Kindergarten – 4th Grade. If your child is starting 1st grade they should begin classes this year to be ready for sacramental preparation when they are in 2nd grade. Faith Formation classes are held from 9:10 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. on Sunday mornings through Sunday, June 4th. Families can attend the 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. mass together, as classes are between the two morning masses. Forms are available in the vestibule of the church or more information please contact Karen @ (510) 653-8631 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe Environment for Children Project Saturday, October 21st at the 10:30am Mass. (please note this is a change in date from September 30th to October 21st): Safe Environment for Children Project. It is once again our cycle for training all ministry volunteers in this important program. There will be an onsite class on Saturday, October 21st from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Please call the Parish office to reserve a space at this class.
For those who prefer to take the online class please login to http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ create a personal profile and sign up for the online course. You will receive an email confirmation to access the link to the course. There is not a fee associated with the class. Upon completion of the course please print your certificate and turn it in to the Parish office. For more information please contact the Parish office.
COMING SOON: NEW SPIRITUAL BOOK CLUB – Father will be leading the discussion on “Making All Things New,” by Henri Nouwen. If you are interested in participating in the New Book club, please sign the sheet with your name and contact information. Also, check the boxes for the days of the week that you would like to participate. This will help Fr. Augustine plan for time and date that works for all. If you have any questions please call the Parish office.
St. Augustine Parish provides four categories of ministries:
As a Christian community, we are committed to the life of Christ and the Church through our service to the greater community.
Often times in the Catholic faith we refer to this as Social Justice. Some of the ways our community seeks to reach out to the greater community include: Corazón, Oakland Elizabeth House, St. Vincent de Paul and Rosary for Peace.
Please visit our Social Justice page to read our weekly column, Joy of the Gospel: Social Justice Corner
As a Catholic community, prayer and sacraments are the center of our faith life.
These include: Infant Baptism, First Communion for Children, Confirmation, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), Reconciliation, Wedding, Funeral, Prayer
Liturgical Ministries are a vital part of our community.
These include: Altar Care, Altar Servers, Eucharist for the Homebound, Eucharistic Ministry, Greeters & Ushers, Hospitality After Mass, Lectors, Liturgy Committee, Liturgical Art & Environment, Sacristans and Music Ministries (Cantors, Choir, Instrumentalists and Concerts).
We welcome you to sign up for any of our various liturgical ministries by contacting those who lead each ministry.
Please contact specific individuals indicated on our Liturgical Ministries page, or the Parish Office by phone or email for additional information regarding any of the liturgical ministries.
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Our lay leaders help guide the mission of the parish in consultation with the Pastor.
We welcome you to learn more about our lay leadership opportunities. These committees are not currently enrolling new members, but we are always interested to learn of parishioner’s interests.
Please contact the Parish Office by phone or email for additional information regarding our lay leadership ministries.
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