Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time | Bulletin | Announcements
Dear Saint Augustine Family,
Today we celebrate the
Sunday in Ordinary Time
. In several of the scriptures we read the
theme of shepherding
is prominently mentioned. There is nothing fun, satisfying or fulfilling about being lost, confused, or certainly abandoned and in darkness.
reminds us that
God is a Shepherd who provides for our needs and guides us even through dark valleys
Jesus, the Good Shepherd
sees the crowds lost in ignorance and in desperate need of
answers to life’s critical questions
. They would not be disappointed that day. Like the Good Shepherd he is, Jesus fed them with knowledge and understanding.
Are you desperate for answers, meaning, direction, purpose?
“Come to me”, Jesus says. He will feed you the truth that will satisfy your deepest hunger.
or download the attachment to read the bulletin with
Father Pat's Sermon Notes
which remind us that Christ calls us to bring clarity into confusion, knowledge into ignorance, and truth that can alone set people free to be everything God created them to be!
Join us for
Mass at 12:30 p.m.
as we listen to His merciful call.
St. Augustine Parish Bulletin July 18, 2021.pdf
HVAC Fundraising Campaign
We have launched our fundraising efforts to replace the church heating and air conditioning system (HVAC).
Last week I laid out a challenge for us as a parish: To get at least 850 households or wage earners (of the 2000 households in the parish) to donate $150 by Sunday August 8
Our goal, $300,000.00, is a combination of the cost of the new permanent HVAC system ($250,000.00) and the cost of the temporary system providing cool air into the church for the duration of the summer ($50,000.00).
Ways to Give:
(1) You may use the
red and white
Church Renovation Envelope
when giving at Mass through the Collection on Sunday or Mail it in from home.
(2) You can also give online through
, our Online Giving apparatus. Please go to our
for more information.
(3) If you own stock, you can
to support this effort. More information on how you can donate stock to St. Augustine Church is available on our
Thank you for jumping right in by doing your part to make our efforts a great success!
Message from Our Local Shepherd
Cardinal Archbishop Wilton Gregory
continues to urge all of us to receive the COVID 19 Vaccine at the earliest opportunity.
Currently, new cases of infections and deaths due to the CORONA VIRUS are spiking almost exclusively among UNVACCINATED POPULATIONS.
Getting the vaccine is more important than ever – not only for your sake but for the sake of others – especially children under 12, for whom there is not yet available an approved vaccine! Thank you for doing YOUR part in putting the COVID 19 pandemic behind us!
College Bound Baskets
Our annual College Bound Basket drive continues! Each year we provide College Bound Baskets for students who have served regularly for three or more years (including their senior year in high school) in a formal parish ministry.
Students are nominated by their ministries for this recognition as a recognition of their dedicated service.
Please support our annual College Bound Basket drive by donating the following new items:
Towels, Twin XL Sheets, Soap, Laundry detergent, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, and other items students need to take to college. We also accept monetary donations!
Please join us in thanking our graduating seniors for their service!
The Garden of Eden
We need volunteers!
We will be meeting every Saturday during the summer and fall at 8:30 a.m. in the church parking lot.
A green thumb is not required, but a generous spirit is desired.
For more information:
l Michael Lohri
We encourage you to continue checking our website at
and our social media pages listed below for upcoming events and resources.
St. Augustine Parish
St. Augustine Catholic Church
on Sunday, July 18 at 8:41AM