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IMAGE OF GOD CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER
St. Augustine and St. Monica Parish Rectory
Image of God Crisis Pregnancy Center is a "pro-life" advocacy program that helps women in crisis with spiritual and physical needs as an alternative to abortion. The program offers counseling, prenatal information and free pregnancy tests. Clients earn "Baby Bucks" from the attending parenting classes to purchase new and gently used baby items in the "baby boutique."
The location is on the basement floor of the St. Augustine and St. Monica Parish Rectory. The center is open on Saturdays, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm and Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
Praised Be Jesus Christ!
October 27, 2013
Praised be Jesus Christ. This morning, Jesus calls us out of the grasping self-righteousness that chokes off God’s life within. He holds up the publican who simply prays, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner.” The Holy Spirit has guided the Church to join that prayer to the invocation of Jesus given by our heavenly Father to St. Peter, that is, “the Son of the Living God.” So, when we call upon the Name/Presence of God, we call out, “Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me a sinner.” Please welcome Father John who offers Mass for us today. I’m leading a conference for seminary spiritual directors in St. Louis, and will be back this afternoon.
- Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 27th 9:30 Rosary/10 Mass/ A Pilgrim’s Way, 11:45/ Religious Education 11:45/ RCIA 11:45
- Tuesday, October 29th Men’s Faith Sharing at 7 PM in the St. Catherine Room
- Wednesday, October 30th 8 Am holy hour and 9 AM Mass
- Thursday, October 31st Trunk or Treat
- Friday, Nov 1st Solemnity of All Saints/ Masses at 9 and 6 PM.
- Saturday, November 2nd, Feast of All Souls/ Mass at 9
- Thirty First Sunday, November 3rd, 9:30 Confessions and Rosary/ 10 Mass /A Pilgrim’s Way 11:45/Religious Education 11:45/ RCIA 11:45
One Hundredth Anniversary. Thanks to all who entered into the celebration last week as we completed our remembering of the 100 years of Catholic life here at the parish. Special thanks to the committee members who gave so faithfully of their time: Sister Frances Chirco and Sister Ann Nett, Mary Seraphinoff, Toni Childs, Peggy Jones (who supported us in prayer) and Dan Alter. There were many wonderful moments.
The next 100 years. As I was praying the other day, it seemed clear to me that God now wants us to focus this coming year on the youth of our parish and the deepening of our faith life. The Education Commission had a very good meeting and the parents and kids are engaged. We’ll take a year to focus more on them. Also, I have asked the members of the neocatechumenate movement to make a presentation to our Parish Council next week. The Neocatechumenal Way is an intensive formation process for people who want to walk with the Lord. It’s one of the best ways out there that I know for lay people to be trained and fully equipped to be disciples. For centuries, the Church has had great formation programs for nuns and priests. Since the Second Vatican Council, the Holy Spirit has been prodding the Church to open up better, intentional formation for lay people. Let the fire fall!
A Pilgrim’s Way is for those who want more life in the Holy Spirit, for those who want to live in obedience to the Word of God. Come and join the group, after mass today.
Men’s Faith Sharing. On Tuesday, the men meet at 7 in the St. Catherine Room.
Religious Education has begun Ask Mrs. Trice for further information. Sacramental preparation is on Sundays, after Mass.
All Saints Day/Halloween This week, we celebrate the Feast of All Saints on November 1st. The evening before, in older English, All Hallow’s Eve (shortened to Halloween), we celebrate our triumph in Christ over the bad spirits of the world. If you would like to bring apple cider, chips or candy for the Trunk or Treat (Oct. 31st), please see Ms. Lisa Jones.
All Saints Day on Friday is a holy day of obligation, so we will have mass at 9 AM and 6 PM. Please plan on worshipping God on Friday, if you are able, thanking Him for saving us from ourselves and from evil, sharing His own glory with us in holiness.
Presentation by Deacon Jim Leeser on Faith. Deacon Jim will give a presentation on Tuesday, November 5th from 7 until 8:30 PM in the social hall. He will witness to faith along with Deacon Joe and Jan Stuart, who works at the seminary in the Development Office.
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