Here's the latest news from St. Austin Catholic Parish! 
Understanding the Mass
Sun., Dec. 3, 10-11:30 a.m. in Hecker Hall

Do you have questions about or don't quite understand the Mass? That's OK!  Many Catholics do have questions, but are afraid to ask. There will be a multi-media presentation and Fr. Rich will be on hand to answer questions.  All are welcome, so please come!
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Fri., Dec. 8
8 a.m. Mass in Our Lady of Guadalupe Room
10 a.m. Mass in the Church
(Centennial Anniversary Mass for St. Austin Catholic School)
6 p.m. Mass in the Church

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Tues., Dec. 12
8 a.m. Mass in OLG
6 p.m. Mass in the Church with Mariachi Relámpago
What is Contemplative Prayer? 

How does contemplative prayer differ from other forms of prayer?  Isn't contemplative prayer something that just monks do?  Can anyone do it?  How do I deal with distractions? 

Elizabeth Korves, parishioner and Secular Carmelite, will respond to these and other questions about contemplative prayer at the next session of Being Faithful in Today's World, Sun., Dec. 10, 10-11 a.m. in the Church.
Advent Reconciliation Service
Mon., Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Church
Individual confession will be available following the prayer service,  
as well as every Saturday in December from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Additional Ushers/Greeters Needed

We have a real need for Ushers/Greeters at the 5 p.m.Saturday and 11:30 a.m.Sunday Masses. Ushers/Greeters welcome people to Mass, coordinate the collection baskets, and ask people to bring up the gifts during Mass. This is a great way to meet other parishioners and demonstrate St. Austin's hospitality to visitors and guests. New Ushers/Greeters are asked to serve at least once a month. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Kristen Dempsey Pasyk.
Decorate the Church for Christmas!

Join us on 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.
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