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
A Note from
Fr. Pisut
Friday, November 20, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

This weekend we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King for the last Sunday in Ordinary Time. It is celebrated every year at this time as the last Sunday before the beginning of Advent. Being placed as it is at the end of the Liturgical year it serves well to remind us, before we enter into the anticipatory joy that marks the Advent Season, of who Jesus Christ is and why we needed him to be born of the flesh and die for our salvation. God created us out of love to be with him for all eternity yet our fallen nature, made manifest with our first parents Adam and Eve, has forever marred that relationship with God. Because of our sins it was necessary for Jesus to atone for them. Yet even after his redemptive act on the cross mankind still persists in sin. Even though Jesus is our friend he is also our Lord, he is our King. This weekend’s Scriptures tells us that Jesus as our shepherd will hand over the kingdom to His Father and will “judge between one sheep and another, between rams and goats,” between those who have lived their lives for others and those who have lived for themselves. It is good to be aware of this reality to ground us as we celebrate this time of year.

I can’t forget to mention that this Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving. It is a favorite holiday celebration of mine and indeed of many people. It is truly one of the great American customs. Despite the difficulties many people have experienced this year we still need to take time with family and friends to give thanks for all the many blessings in this life. Yet this is not just a generic thanks with no one to receive it, this is a grateful thanks directed towards God, our creator, the source of all our blessings and the one who provides support in the midst of our trials. So, in that spirit enjoy the turkey and all the “fixin’s” but don’t eat too much. I wish everyone a very heartfelt and happy Thanksgiving.

Fr. Pisut
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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 22nd BULLETIN HERE
including the history of Thanksgiving,
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
December 3, 10 & 21
and January 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.
 
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.
If you are homebound or in the hospital and would like a visit, please contact the parish office with your contact information at
(515) 255-1175 or info@staugustin.org.