Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time | Bulletin | Announcements
Greetings St. Augustine Family,
Today we celebrate the
Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Isaiah wrote of the transformative power of God.
God will open the eyes of the blind and the ears of the deaf. God will allow the lame to dance and mute to sing. God will remake the world as well, bringing life-giving water to the barren desert.
In the Gospel, Jesus displays this
in his healing of a deaf man.
The witnesses to this act cannot help but proclaim Christ’s power and compassion.
This Labor Day weekend, when we honor all those who work to do the things that contribute to society, whether in a factory, on a farm in an office, at home, or wherever it may be,
let us resolve to work together in building the kingdom of God.
12:30 p.m Mass
will be live-streamed via our
or download the attachment to read the bulletin for this week.
Father Pat's Sermon Notes are on vacation!
St. Augustine Parish Bulletin September 5, 2021.pdf
HVAC Fundraising Campaign
Our fundraising efforts continue to progress as the number of
Our initial estimate of $300,000 included the cost of the Temporary AC unit
We had to extend the use of the temporary unit
For this reason our total fundraising goal had to increase to just under $330,000.
The overwhelming majority of funds collected have been in the $150 dollar range which indicates that a good percentage of individual parishioners or households have participated in this effort!
THANKS to all of you who have given at any amount and I encourage those who have not yet contributed to definitely DO SO!
As a reminder, here are the THREE main ways that you can financially support this effort
(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
, as a
or on an ongoing basis.
(3) If you own stock, you can
to support this effort.
For more information on how you give in each of these ways please visit our
Thank you for doing your part to reach our goal!
Saint Augustine Catholic School
Fall Enrollment Open
Our school staff would love to speak with you about the many great reasons to enroll in our
Pre-K to Grade 8 Catholic Elementary School
this fall. Please drop by the table at the
back of the church after Mass TODAY or call the office at (202) 667-2608 to schedule an appointment for a tour and visit!
St Augustine School begins classes this week on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 so it’s not too late to enroll!
to complete our new user-friendly student registration form.
Parish CCD/Sunday School will begin Sunday, September 12
Classes will be held in the school and all District of Columbia health and safety protocols will be followed.
The program is designed for PreK through 12th grade students who do not attend parochial schools to learn about our faith and to prepare for the sacraments. The Ministry also encourages practicing Catholics to volunteer as teachers or assistants.
Are you curious about the Catholic faith? Have you considered becoming a Roman Catholic, but just did not know how? Do you know someone who would like to explore the Catholic traditions? Consider joining St. Augustine’s Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).
RCIA is a Ministry dedicated to faith formation and full initiation of adults with no religious background or those coming from other faith traditions, into the Roman Catholic faith. RCIA also invites baptized Catholics seeking to receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and/or Eucharist to participate in the transformative spiritual journey towards a rich and fulfilling life in Christ.
Join us on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Virtual and in person classes will begin in September.
For additional information, contact the RCIA Team.
An important part of the RCIA experience is introducing seekers to the parish faith community. If you are a baptized Catholic who has received all your Sacraments of Initiation and are practicing your Catholic faith, consider serving as a Sponsor to those who are interested in the Catholic Church.
RCIA Sponsor Orientation
Saturday, September 25, 2021
1:00 – 4:00 PM
When you are walking on a path or going on a journey, it means so much to have someone who has already walked that road, to walk with you to…
Point out things along the way that you may not have noticed on your own,
Introduce you to the locals and their way of life,
Share your excitement and
Even offer encouragement when you get tired.
These are some of the same things RCIA Sponsors do as companions on this walk of Faith!
As Baptized Christians, we are all called to go and make disciples and as our parish prepares to welcome those people who want to become part of the Catholic Church, please consider joining us at our next workshop.
Father Pat will lead the workshop
. It is an opportunity for you to learn more about the fundamentals of serving as an RCIA Sponsor and discern whether God is calling you to serve in this Ministry. As people appear who are interested in becoming Catholic, we want our parish to have Sponsors ready to walk with them on their journey.
Please see an RCIA team member at the back of the church to sign up for the workshop or contact us by e-mail to register at
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.
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, September 5 at 8:24AM