Saint Augustine Parish is a worshiping community that enthusiastically manifests faith through action, with open arms for all of God's children.
We live God's Word and continue His Work.
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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.
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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.
Thank you for stopping by!
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rene Ramoso
Spend a few minutes with Pope Francis
A spiritual reflection on the daily readings.
Prayer of Pope Francis for the Jubilee Year of Mercy
Lord Jesus Christ,
you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things;
made Peter weep after his betrayal,
and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us,
the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman: “If you knew the gift of God!”
You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:
let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness
in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with His anointing,
so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord,
and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor,
proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,
and restore sight to the blind.
We ask this of you, Lord Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy;
you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.
RCIA NEWS 2016 - 2017 Program Enrollment
The Archbisop's Annual Appeal is an essential source of funding and a way to support the ministries and services of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
All donations processed on February 1, 2016 or later will be credited to the 2016 Annual Appeal.
To learn more, click on the image below to watch the 2016 Archdiocesan Annual Appeal video.
Own a copy of our parish's first book! The book's format was inspired by the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series. It is a compilation of 59 short stories submitted by current and former parishioners of all ages. The book is over 300 pages thick which includes contributions from Fr. Rene Ramoso, Fr. Ed Dura, Fr. Eugene Tungol, and Sr. Nona Barairo. The book was officially launched on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Copies are available for purchase at the parish office or the Religious Education, faith formation office. Proceeds will benefit the Sanctuary Renovation Project of our parish. For more information, please call the parish office at (650) 873-2282.
Thank you for your support!
2016 SPIRITUAL PILGRIMAGE
TO JORDAN, THE HOLY LAND AND DUBAI
For more details about this Spiritual Pilgrimage read more
Proceeds will benefit the Sanctuary Renovation Project of the Church.
Thank you for your support!
Tips and tools to help your family integrate the faith into daily life.
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
Have you utilized our secure and convenient way to give online?
Do you mail in your donations when you're out of town? Do you drive to church to slip your donations through the Parish Office mail slot? Try a secure and convenient way to give online. Read more
Read All About It!
The Parish Survey Results are in the July Issue!
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THE POPE VIDEO: July 2016
Click on the title above or the image below to view the Pope Video for July.
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For July 2016, we join the Holy Father in praying: That indigenous peoples, whose identity and very existence are threatened, will be shown due respect. Amen.
We are all familiar with the history of indigenous peoples, those people who already live in the land when immigrants arrive—the Native Americans in this country. In their encounters with other peoples, they often lost their land, their culture, and through war and disease, their very lives. Today many suffer terribly from poverty and its accompanying problems of violence and addiction. Native peoples in Latin America continue to be threatened as others push into their territory looking for cheap land.
When he visited Bolivia in 2015, Pope Francis admitted that members of the Church were party to these injustices. He repeated words of Pope St. John Paul II, saying, “I kneel before God and implore forgiveness for the past and present sins of her sons and daughters.” He also reminded people that there were “thousands of priests and bishops who strongly opposed the logic of the sword with the power of the Cross and who defended the rights of indigenous peoples.”
We are called to follow their example today by showing respect to indigenous peoples and defending their rights.
Pope Francis continued: “To our brothers and sisters in the Latin American indigenous movement, allow me to express my deep affection and appreciation of their efforts to bring peoples and cultures together where each group preserves its own identity by building together a plurality which does not threaten but rather reinforces unity.”
Unity amid diversity—this is what the Church strives to achieve. It is the work of the Spirit which enriches the Church and society with the gifts of native peoples. We ask the Holy Spirit to continue this great work.
What are some ways that different cultures have made the Church a richer community?
1 Corinthians 12: 4-11 To each the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.
Daily Offering Prayer
God, our Father, I offer You my day. I offer You my prayers, thoughts, words, actions, joys, and sufferings in union with the Heart of Jesus, who continues to offer Himself in the Eucharist for the salvation of the world. May the Holy Spirit, Who guided Jesus, be my guide and my strength today so that I may witness to your love. With Mary, the mother of our Lord and the Church, I pray for all Apostles of Prayer and for the prayer intentions proposed by the Holy Father this month. Amen.
Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
"We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern." - Pope Francis, 9/16/13 Read more