News/Save the Dates/Reminders
  • Mask Mandate implemented in Diocese November 12, 2020, In a letter to the faithful of the Des Moines Diocese, Bishop William Joensen announced he's implementing a mask mandate beginning this weekend. He's doing this to protect our ability to continue to publicly celebrate Mass and sacraments. READ MORE
  • LIVESTREAM Added for the next 2 Tuesdays: The parish has decided to livestream the 11/17 and 11/24 Tuesday morning 8:00am Mass, in an effort to see if there is enough interest to offer the weekday livestream Mass on a regular basis. Facebook and YouTube both track the number of people that visit the site to watch it “live”, or after the fact, so we will be able to gauge the participation level. We are continuing to work to do what we can in order to keep our parish life as active and alive as possible for those not yet able to join us in person. Thank you.
  • Mass Schedule Changes:
  • Weekday Masses offered at 8:00 am on Tuesdays & Wednesdays in the church.
  • School students only Mass with Covid-19 protocols Thursdays at 8:30 am
Lola by Todd Clark
A Daily Gospel Reflection
by Deacon Kevin Heim
Monday, November 16, 2020
33rd Week in Ordinary Time

As Jesus approached Jericho a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging, and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” He shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!” The people walking in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent, but he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me!” Then Jesus stopped and ordered that he be brought to him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He replied, “Lord, please let me see.” Jesus told him, “Have sight; your faith has saved you.” He immediately received his sight and followed him, giving glory to God. When they saw this, all the people gave praise to God.

What an appropriate Gospel for this week! What are we most thankful for? Have we given due thanks and praise, or are we still blind? The following leads my list.

Blessings for however you celebrate Thanksgiving!
Grand Avenue by Mike Thompson
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* A reminder, 10:00 am Mass has extra seating in the Parish Hall.
News: Mask Mandate Implemented in Diocese
November 12, 2020
In a letter to the faithful of the Des Moines Diocese, Bishop William Joensen announced he's implementing a mask mandate beginning this weekend. He's doing this to protect our ability to continue to publicly celebrate Mass and sacraments. READ MORE
Read our November 15th BULLETIN HERE
including photos of the Fall Youth Group All Souls Day & Halloween Party, a thank you to Hy Vee, Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids Campaign, Civilize It, & lots of other great information!
Looking for an opportunity to serve the church?
We are looking for volunteers to help with decorating in the coming weeks. 
St. Augustin Advent and Christmas Decorating
for dates Nov 19,
Dec 3, 10, 21, Jan 7, 11.

Please join in the preparation for Advent and Christmas at St. Augustin. All sign up times will have a leader present to direct the effort to decorate areas around the Rectory, Office, Parish Hall and Church in the coming weeks. All are welcome, including teenage students who may receive credit for service hours. SIGNUP HERE
Expanding the November opportunities for Plenary Indulgences which surround All Saints & All Soul’s Day. 
By the practice of Indulgences, the Church places at the charitable disposal of the faithful the inexhaustible treasure accumulated, from age to age, by the superabundant satisfactions of the saints, added to those of the martyrs, and united to those of our Blessed Lady and the infinite residue of our Lord’s sufferings.
 
Instruction which was issued for this year from the Apostolic Penitentiary on October 23rd expands the November opportunities for Plenary Indulgences which surround All Saint & All Soul’s Day.

Highlights of the decree include:
1.) The Plenary Indulgence applicable for visiting a cemetery & praying for the dead between November 1 -8 is extended through the entire month of November.
2.) The Plenary Indulgence applicable for visiting a Church on All Souls Day and praying for the dead by recitation of the Lord’s Prayer & Creed is extended through the entire month of November.
3.) The aged, the sick, and those who cannot leave their homes, or those who do not wish to visit these places due to social distancing, may, instead of visiting these places, obtain these indulgences by praying in front of a sacred image in their homes, with the intent to fulfill the usual obligation for an indulgence as soon as possible, and reciting a prayer of their choice, reading from scripture, or offering their present sufferings to God as a spiritual sacrifice.

Also, the Penitentiary reminds us of the March decree which extends the means and ways people may obtain indulgences at this time and that those means and ways remain in force.