Saint Augustine Catholic Parish

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Our Vision

Saint Augustine Parish is a worshiping community that enthusiastically manifests faith through action, with open arms for all of God's children.

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Our Mission

We live God's Word and continue His Work.
 

Pastor's Welcome

Welcome to our website! Please enjoy your visit with us.

As we approach the celebration of Ash Wednesday on February 10th and throughout the Season of Lent, we will be focusing on the life and teachings of Jesus.  As disciples, believers and followers – how do we live the Word of God in our daily lives?  Lent is the ideal time to reflect on this question.

A Time Magazine article states: “Perhaps most notable is the act of fasting. While Catholics fast on Ash Wednesday and on Fridays during the Lenten season, many people—religious or not—take up this increasingly popular discipline during the year.

But Pope Francis has asked us to reconsider the heart of this activity this Lenten season. According to Francis, fasting must never become superficial. He often quotes the early Christian mystic John Chrysostom who said: “No act of virtue can be great if it is not followed by advantage for others. So, no matter how much time you spend fasting, no matter how much you sleep on a hard floor and eat ashes and sigh continually, if you do no good to others, you do nothing great.”

But this isn’t to downplay the role of sacrifice during the Lenten season. Lent is a good time for penance and self-denial. But once again, Francis reminds us that these activities must truly enrich others: “I distrust a charity that costs nothing and does not hurt.”

But when we fast from this indifference, we can begin to feast on love. In fact, Lent is the perfect time to learn how to love again. Jesus—the great protagonist of this holy season—certainly showed us the way. In him, God descends all the way down to bring everyone up. In his life and his ministry, no one is excluded.

“What are you giving up for Lent?” It’s a question a lot of people will get these next few days. If you want to change your body, perhaps alcohol and candy is the way to go. But if you want to change your heart, a harder fast is needed. This narrow road is gritty, but it isn’t sterile. It will make room in ourselves to experience a love that can make us whole and set us free.

Now that’s something worth fasting for.”

It is our desire to live God’s Word and continue His works, by sharing God’s warmth with everyone who comes through this website and everyone who walks through our doors.

If you're new to the area and are looking for a parish to call “home”, I invite you to register as a new parishioner by clicking on the “Newcomers” dropdown menu and clicking on “Register”.

If you’re here to look for information, I hope you find what you’re looking for. Just click on the ‘Contact’ dropdown menu and select “Contact Us” if you have any questions or need assistance.

I trust you'll find our parish to be a welcoming, vibrant and friendly place where you can grow in faith, worship with a lively community and forge life-long friendships.

I invite you to join us for any of our masses, novenas or devotions, or attend any of our posted events and/or activities throughout the Lenten Season.

Thank you for stopping by!

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Rene Ramoso

Quoted source: http://time.com/3714056/pope-francis-lent-2015-fasting/

 

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ASH WEDNESDAY IS ON FEBRUARY 10, 2016


Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday, March 27th, through which we attain redemption.

Why we receive the ashes? Following the example of the Nine vites, who did penance in sackcloth and ashes, our foreheads are marked with ashes to humble our hearts and reminds us that life passes away on Earth. We remember this when read more

 

 

 

LENTEN RECONCILIATION: Year of Mercy
February 21, 2016 at the Parish Hall at 2:00 PM  (Part 1of 3)

 

 

 

2016 SPIRITUAL PILGRIMAGE
TO PORTUGAL, SPAIN, FRANCE, AND ITALY
 


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2016 SPIRITUAL PILGRIMAGE TO TURKEY AND GREECE


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2016 SPIRITUAL PILGRIMAGE
TO JORDAN, THE HOLY LAND AND DUBAI

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A resource that offers insightful, faith-filled solutions for real life issues and creative ideas for living out your Catholic faith.

 

 

St. Augustine - Bishop of Hippo and "Doctor of the Church"

Our Patron Saint is accepted by most scholars to be the most important figure in the ancient Western church. After a rather unremarkable childhood, marred only by a case of stealing pears, Augustine drifted through several philosophical systems before converting to Christianity at the age of thirty-one. Read more
     

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Upcoming Events

LENTEN RECONCILIATION: Year of Mercy - 02/21/2016

Please join us at the parish hall on SUN, FEB 21st at 2:00 PM for Part 1 of a 3-part series of afternoon LENTEN REFLECTIONS. Our guest speaker is, Doug Benbow, Director of Liturgy and Christian Initiation at the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Read more

Feeding Ministry Schedule - 02/21/2016

Thank you for supporting the Feeding Ministry of St. Augustine Parish! If you would like to donate or know more about this ministry, please contact, Khay Ronquillo-Acosta at khay_r@yahoo.com To view the 2016 Feeding Ministry Schedule Read more

SVdP Books 4 Hope - 03/06/2016

Donate books to St. Vincent de Paul's, Books 4 Hope book drive and make a difference to your neighbors in need, on Saturday March 5th and Sunday, March 6th. We take all books! Books that make a difference. Read more

Charismatic Mass with Healing Services - 03/11/2016

Charismatic Mass with Healing Services are held on 2nd Friday(s) of every other month. The next mass will be on Friday, March 11, 2016. Please see flyer for schedule. Read more

2016 Spiritual Pilgrimage in May - 05/09/2016

Join us for a 2016 Spiritual Pilgrimage to Portugal, Spain, France and Italy from May 9 to May 22, 2016. For more details Read more

2016 Spiritual Pilgrimage in October - 10/06/2016

Join us for a 2016 Spiritual Pilgrimage to Turkey and Greece from Oct. 6 - Oct. 19, 2016. For more details Read more

2016 Spiritual Pilgrimage in November - 11/04/2016

Join us for a 2016 Spiritual Pilgrimage to Jordan, the Holy Land and Dubai from Nov 4 to Nov 17, 2016. For more details Read more

Treasure the Spirit All Year Long!

Reflections on "The Glory of the Incarnation," CD and "The Mystical Union" DVD by Bishop Robert Barron are available for purchase from the Faith Formation (CCD) Office. Treasure the Spirit all year long! Produced by Word on Fire. Get your copies today! Read more

45th Anniversary Souvenir Program

Did you sponsor a full or half page ad (or greeting) in last year's Commemorative 45th Anniversary Souvenir Program? Then your copy is available for pickup at the Parish Office. Thank you for your support!

 

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Our warmest welcome to all who worship with our parish family, whether long time residents or newly arrived in the parish. If you are not registered, please click here to register online.

 

 


Wed, Feb 10, 2016

 

The Year of Mercy

"It is indeed my wish that the Jubilee be a living experience of the closeness of the Father, whose tenderness is almost tangible, so that the faith of every believer may be strengthened and thus testimony to it be ever more effective."
 

- Pope Francis

 


Masses

Saturday

8:40 am, 4:30 pm (Vigil)

Sunday

7:45 am, 9:30 am
11:00 am, 12:30 pm
5:30 pm

Monday-Friday

8:40 am, 5:30 pm

Holy Day of Obligation

8:40 am, 12:15 pm,
5:30 pm, 7:00 pm

 

 

Office Hours

Monday to Friday:         
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday:                     
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Closed for lunch:          
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
 

Confession

Friday:
4:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday:
3:30 pm to 4:00 pm


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Friday:
9:15 am to 5:15 pm
 




 

 

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