Here's the latest news from St. Austin Catholic Parish! 
Lenten Mite Boxes Are Here!

Lent is a time for fasting, reflection, alms giving and reconciliation. In the past St. Austin has used the Ashes to Easter boxes. This year we will still be offering these as well as the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl boxes. Pick yours up in the church this week
Stations of the Cross & Soup Suppers 

Join us each Friday during Lent for a traditional Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m. in the Church and Lenten Soup Suppers at 6:30 p.m. in Hecker Hall. All are welcome.

PLEASE NOTE:
  • There will be no Soup Supper on Mar. 3 due to the CRHP Renewal Weekend. Only Stations of the Cross will take place on Fri., Mar. 3.
  • These events will take place at the UCC on Fri., Mar. 23 only.
Fr. Chuck's Lenten Book Discussion:
One Hope: Re-Membering the Body of Christ

Mondays, March 6, 13, 27 and April 3
at 12 p.m. or 7 p.m. (session repeats)
Our Lady of Guadalupe Room 

In anticipation of the 500 th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and to further the work of Christian unity, please join us for an ecumenical book discussion on what separates and what unites us as Christians. One Hope is available online from Ausberg Fortress and Liturgical Press for $12 plus shipping, at the parish office for $10 (limited quantity), or on Amazon. ISBN# 978-1451496529.
Penance Services with
opportunities for Individual Confessions


Mon., Mar. 20 at 7 p.m. at St. Austin
Thurs., Mar. 23 at 7 p.m. at the University Catholic Center
 
All are welcome to attend either service. Penance services at other parishes within the Diocese of Austin are listed here.
GAP Bible Study:
Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible

Sundays through April 9, 7:15 p.m. in Paulist Hall

Graduate students and young adults in their 20s and 30s are invited to join in this weekly group discussion based on Jeff Cavin's
Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible series. This series has begun but has a drop-in, come as you can format. Come early for refreshments in Hecker Hall after the 5:30 p.m. Mass.
Catholic Advocacy Day

Catholic Advocacy day will be on April 4, 2017. There are several ways in which one can take part in this day. Phone calls to support the issues that our Texas Catholic Bishops are proposing, sending emails to state representatives in support, writing letters, visiting state representatives on   April 4, be part of the rally on the south steps of the capitol for prayer and presentations from our Texas bishops. These are all important ways in which our voices can be heard.

There will be 3 training sessions for those who would like to make office visits on April 4. The only one in Austin is at the Pastoral Center on March 7. Click here to sign up. 

Pat Macy will be a state captain for St. Austin's area. Please contact her via email with any questions.
Holy Land Pilgrimage in 2018

Fr. Rich and parishioner Sergio Pellicano will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land on Jan. 29-Feb. 9, 2018. Click here for more information on this exciting opportunity!

If you'd like to receive a color brochure and pricing information in early April, please send your contact information to HolyLand@paulist.org.
 
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