Here's the latest news from St. Austin Catholic Parish! 
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Mon., Jan. 1
Mass at 10 a.m.
Office closed

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord
Sat., Jan. 6-Sun., Jan. 7
Regular weekend mass schedule.
Knights of Columbus Taco Breakfast after the 7:30 and 8:45 a.m. Masses.
Family procession with the Magi at the 8:45 a.m. Mass. See details below!
Epiphany celebration in Hecker Hall following the 8:45 and 11:30 a.m. Masses.

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
Mon., Jan. 8
Mass at 8 a.m.
Celebrate Epiphany at St. Austin

Entrance Procession for Families at 8:45 a.m. Mass
Families are invited to join the magi and our celebrant for the entrance procession during the 8:45 Mass. Children and their parents are invited to bring gifts of canned one-dish meals such as soup, chili, stew for people in need in our community.

New Year's Blessing after the 8:45 Mass
The magi will lead a New Year's blessing for Hecker Hall, where many parish gatherings happen and our St. Austin School students eat lunch each school day. Each family will receive a blessing kit so that you can bless your house for the New Year.

Activities for Children
After the 8:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Masses, families are invited to Hecker Hall to participate in several different Epiphany activities and enjoy a slice of King Cake! If your family is interested in helping with any activities, please email Tricia Salcher.
Altar Server Training

We have a great need for more altar servers to assist our priests and deacons at masses. Anyone who has received First Holy Communion and is at least 8 years old may become an altar server.

Training is required for servers, and parents or adult servers must complete Diocese of Austin Ethics & Integrity in Ministry requirements. Training sessions for new altar servers will be held on
Wed., Jan. 17 at 7-8:15 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 20  at 10-11:15 a.m. At least one parent or guardian is required to attend this training with any child under the age of 18.

For questions or to RSVP for a training session, email Kristen Dempsey Pasyk or call the parish office.
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.
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