Here's the latest news from St. Austin Catholic Parish! 
Please excuse our typo!  
Ash Wednesday is March 1, not March 4! 
The information is corrected below.
"First Mass" -- Mass of Thanksgiving 

This past weekend members of our parish traveled to Houston to attend the ordination of Fr. Kevin Zubel, C.Ss.R. Fr. Kevin was parishioner at St. Austin for many years before entering the seminary and active in both our religious education program and the 11:30 choir.

Fr. Kevin will be celebrating a Mass of Thanksgiving here at St. Austin this Sun., Feb. 5 at 11:30 a.m. A reception will follow in Hecker Hall. Please help us congratulate and celebrate this vocation from our parish!

Recruiting Readers from Grades 5-12
for Children's Liturgy of the Word

Do you read aloud well and want to share your gift with younger children?  We are looking for children and youth from grades 5-12 to read at Children's Liturgy of the Word at 8:45 a.m. Sunday mass.

Reader formation will be held on Sun., Feb. 12 and Sun., Feb. 19 at 10-11:15 a.m. Interested students attending Faith Formation classes during that time will be excused from class.

Requirements:
  • Be a student in 5-12th grade
  • Attend St. Austin Faith Formation or a Catholic school

For more info or to sign up contact Judy Smith. Deadline to sign up is this Sun., Feb. 5!


Take some time for spiritual refreshment this Lent!
 
Women of St. Austin are invited to attend the annual Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) Renewal Retreat Weekend, Sat., Mar. 4, through Sun., Mar. 5, 2017 at St. Austin. There is no charge to attend.
 
Click here to register online at or complete a registration form at the church office. E-mail questions to CRHP@staustin.org. The registration deadline is Fri., Feb. 24
 
"Perhaps this is the moment for which you were created." - Esther 4:14
Interested in Advocacy?

St. Austin is putting together an advocacy team of people who would like to make phone calls or visit lawmakers or email them on certain issues at certain times when the Texas Catholic Conference sends out alerts. This team of parishioners can be as involved as they want to be. For more information contact Pat Macy.

The Texas Catholic Conference (TCC) is forming a "Rapid Response Advocacy Team" in which people can receive an email when they have last minute requests for people to come down to the capital. Since our parish and St. Mary's Cathedral are the closest Catholic parishes to the capital, the TCC is asking for our help. Sign up for email alerts at txcc.org.
JustFaith: Crossing Borders

JustFaith will begin an eight-week module on the theme of Crossing Borders, beginning Wed., Mar. 7 at 7-9:30 p.m. in Our Lady of Guadalupe Room. This theme is pertinent to current issues surrounding immigration and migration both in our State of Texas and at the national level.

Registration is underway -- email Pat Macy to sign up or get more info!


World Marriage Sunday

Feb. 12, 2017
A blessing for married couples will be offered at each mass this weekend.    

Knights of Columbus Taco Breakfast
 
Sun., Feb. 12 after the 7:30 and 8:45 a.m. Masses in OLG 

Presidents Day 
Mon., Feb. 20 
The parish office will be closed Sun., Feb. 19 and Mon., Feb. 20. There will be no Faith Formation classes or Coffee & Donuts on Sunday. 

Ash Wednesday 
Wed., Mar. 1   
Masses with the imposition of ashes will take place at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. (with St. Austin Catholic School), 12 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  
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