Here's the latest news from St. Austin Catholic Parish! 
Blessing of the Animals and Pet Food Drive
Sat., Oct. 1 at 9 a.m. on the Blacktop

Bring your furry family members and join us for a celebration of the Feast of St. Francis and our annual Blessing of the Animals! This fun, casual event is a open to all. Bring your camera for pictures with St. Francis and Pope Francis.

For the third year in a row, we will be conducting a Pet Food Drive. The Pet Food Drive is in collaboration with the Pet Food Bank of Austin and Travis County. Dry and canned dog and cat food and other pet supplies, as well as cash donations, are welcome. Donations can brought to Blessing of the Animals.
Gabriel Project Baby Shower

St. Austin Gabriel Project is celebrating Respect Life Month with their annual baby drive during October. We ask for donations of diapers in sizes 4, 5 & 6; baby toiletries like baby wash, lotion & powder; and HEB gift cards. We are also low on some baby clothes sizes. The baby bassinet & Gabriel Project sign will be at the St. Joseph altar. Contact Carmen Adams for more information.
Guadalupe: Mother of the New Creation
Book Discussions

Wednesdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26
at 12-1 p.m. or at 7-8 p.m. (two identical sessions)
in Our Lady of Guadalupe Room  

In his book Guadalupe: Mother of the New Creation, Fr. Virgil Elizondo provides an English translation of the appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Saint Juan Diego in December 1531 on the hill of Tepeyac as told in the Nican Mopohua, then offers reflections on specific passages, images, and implications of the Nican Mopohua.

As designated by Pope Pius XII in 1946 and reaffirmed by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1999, Our Lady of Guadalupe is Patroness of the Americas and her call transcends culture and race. Please join us for these discussions facilitated by Fr. Rich Andre and Dr. Charles Roeckle. Click here for more info.  
Helping Hands
Meal Packing Event

Sat., Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. 
in Hecker Hall
Join fellow parishioners at this fun event to help make meals for people who are undernourished in Burkina Faso, Africa and learn more about their needs.

Bring the whole family for this inclusive event--there will be jobs for people of every age and ability.  Registration is required!  Click here to register to participate in or to donate to this project
Ready to serve your parish?
Here are a few of our ministries looking for assistance on weekends!
  • Children's Faith Formation substitute catechists, some Sundays 10-11:15 a.m. (email Tricia Salcher)
  • Adult Faith Formation Hecker Hall set up, Sundays, 8:30-10 a.m. (email Marylynn Wesson)
  • Liturgical ministers at all Masses: ushers, greeters, lectors, Eucharistic ministers, altar servers (email John Hoffman)
  • Music ministers for the 8:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ensembles and the 11:30 a.m. choir (email John Hoffman)
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