Calendar & Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS

As most of you know, St. Augustine, St. Ambrose, and St. Joseph the Worker were clustered in 2023. This year, the Diocese of Oakland has begun a process for the seven clusters in the Diocese. Five parishioners representing the three parishes have joined me on a Cluster Team, tasked with developing a plan for our cluster. The current situation of three independent parishes is not sustainable administratively, and perhaps in the future liturgically, especially if our cluster is reduced to one full-time priest.

The Cluster Team wants to give you an opportunity to learn more what it means to be a cluster, and to give your input as we form and propose a plan to submit to the Diocese. Five listening sessions have been established for this purpose over the next six weeks. See the dates and places below. We hope that you will be able to attend one of them. 

Cluster Info and Listening Sessions

Saturday, June 29, 5:00 p.m., Spanish, St. Joseph the Worker

Sunday, June 30, 11:00 a.m., English, St. Augustine

Monday, July 15, 7:00 p.m., Spanish, St. Ambrose

Sunday, July 21, 11:30 a.m., English, St. Ambrose

Wednesday, July 24, 7:00 p.m., English, St. Josep the Worker

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

YOUNG ADULTS!

There will Young Adult Gathering with Jason Evert on Saturday, February 3, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Cathedral of Christ the Light. Go to 1-1.png (1545×2000) (ecatholic.com) for information and to register.

 

 
 

 

 

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

 


 

Social Justice Ministry

In addition to our on-site ministries of the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry and Elizabeth House next door, we collaborate with Faith In Action East Bay, whose focus includes Violence Reduction, Immigrant Rights, Environmental Justice, Housing Justice, Education Equity and Illegal Dumping.

Devotional Groups: We hold devotional prayer on Zoom – Holy Rosary, Divine Mercy, Stations of the Cross, Litany of Loretto and Night Prayers 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, april.mcneely@gmail.com or call/text 510-504-4784.

Faith Formation Classes: All children are invited to participate in faith formation classes. Your child do not need to 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: To find out more about the St. Augustine Young Adults Group, contact Lauren Thomas at: lauren.a.thomas13@gmail.com

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.


Parish Announcements

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

WINGS is a faith enhancement group that encourages spiritual growth through prayer, scripture study, spiritual exploration, life sharing and community. Women in all stages of life come together weekly to grow in their relationship with God and each other and learn to recognize their own spiritual gifts. Affirmed and strengthened by the support of their Christian sisters and the Holy Spirit, the women of WINGS can better share God’s love in the wider community of family, parish, neighborhood and world. Rather than being a service-oriented organization, the focus of WINGS is building up the Body of Christ by meeting its members’ spiritual needs. We usually meet at St. Theresa’s Parish but at this time are meeting virtually on Zoom.​ For more information, contact St. Augustine parishioner and Pastoral Council member Courtenay Redis.