Here's the latest news from St. Austin Catholic Parish! 
Decorate the Church for Christmas!

Join Fr. Rich and our Art & Environment Committee this Sat., Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. for a church Christmas decorating party!  Help us transform the Church for Christmas. Families are welcome, and lunch will be provided!
Help Warm the Motherhouse
 
The Paulist Motherhouse, located at West 59th Street in New York City, is the home of 26 Paulist Fathers, including their presidential board; the pastor and associate pastors of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle; multiple mission preachers; many senior Paulists (the oldest of whom is 96!); and five Oblate Sisters of Jesus the Priest, an order of women religious who pray for vocations and assist priests and seminarians.

The Motherhouse also is the headquarters of the Paulist media ministry Busted Halo; their Vocations Office; their Office of Mission Advancement; and the office of Openings, a ministry to visual artists.
 
Due to the failure of the gas heating system in the Motherhouse, Paulist President Fr. Eric Andrews launched a special  fundraising campaign to benefit the needed critical repairs.   While electric heat is temporarily being used, the permanent solution is costly, and the Paulists are spending over $150,000 on this project.
 
With your generous support, everyone who lives and works at the Motherhouse will be warm this winter and into the future.
 
 

Christmas Schedule

Fourth Sunday of Advent
Sat., Dec. 23
Confessions at 3:30 p.m.
Mass at 5 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 24
Masses at 7:30, 8:45 and 11:30 a.m.
Office closed, No Coffee & Donuts
Our new Deacon's Door should be installed by this weekend!
We will have a blessing of this door after each Mass.

Christmas Eve
Sun., Dec. 24
Masses at 4, 6 and 9 p.m.
Masses will begin once the church reaches capacity. Due to safety concerns, no one will be allowed into the church once the church has reached capacity.

Christmas Day
Mon., Dec. 25
Mass at 10 a.m.
Coffee & Donuts will follow Mass in Hecker Hall. All are welcome!

The Octave of Christmas
Tues., Dec. 26
Mass at 8 a.m.
Office closed
Wed., Dec. 27-Fri., Dec. 29
Masses at 8 a.m.
Office open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Feast of the Holy Family
Sat., Dec. 30
Confessions at 3:30 p.m.
Mass at 5 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 31
Masses at 7:30, 8:45 and 11:30 a.m.
Office open 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Coffee & Donuts after 8:45 a.m. Mass

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Sun., Dec. 31
Mass at 5:30 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 1
Mass at 10 a.m.
Office closed

Daily Mass at 8 a.m. and regular office hours resume Jan. 2.
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