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A Reflection on the Daily Gospel by Deacon Joe Coan

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.
 
On a street corner in New York City a young man carrying a violin asked an older man for directions, “Can you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?” The older man looked at him and replied “Practice, Practice, Practice.”
 
Paderewski, the great pianist, was asked, “Why do you continue to practice every day?” He answered, “If I skip practice for one day, I notice it. If I skip two days, my colleagues notice it. If I skip three days, everybody notices it.”
 
The above gospel reading makes the same point about following Jesus. We have found the great pearl, who is Jesus. Following him demands total, daily effort. If we hold back one day, we notice it. If we hold back two days, friends notice it. If we hold back three days, all notice it.
 
Where do we tend to hold back in our following of Jesus?
 
To paraphrase from St. Paul's letter to the Philippians: “I forget what is behind me and do my best to reach what is ahead. So I run straight toward the goal” Philippians 3:13
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Fr. Vince and the staff have been working to layout guidance for resuming public Mass.
with a Congratulations to our 8th Grade class as they held their graduation ceremony, Conversations with the Family Virtual Event, Virtual VBS, 20-21 session RE registration & lots of other great information!
Join Our Outdoor Rosary Walk for Families
You and your families are invited to join an interactive outdoor Rosary walk through the St. Augustin property. The Rosary walk will cover the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary and will be available from thorough Sunday evening (8/2/2020). Each mystery of the Rosary can be found at a unique location around St. Augustin. The walk begins at the Mary statue by the parking lot and ends at the Mary statue at the front of St. Augustin (outside of the adoration chapel). For each mystery, there is a box with reflections, questions, Scripture, and religious images/objects. Please use these materials as you see fit for your family! Instructions leading you to the location for next mystery are also found in each box.
We hope you consider participating in this Rosary walk. The Rosary is a beautiful prayer to pray with your family.
Hello St. Augustin Parishioners!
These past few months have been challenging to say the least. As we start to gather in community again, we want to offer you an opportunity to become part of a small faith-sharing community within St. Augustin Parish.
On Saturday August 29th, we are going to kick-off a new program called “City of God” prayer groups at Augustin Parish. The goal of “City of God” is to form small Catholic study groups of 5-8 people. We hope that these groups will enable you to grow closer to Christ through prayer, reading, discussion, and fellowship. Read the full invitation HERE . Sign Up HERE .
Please join us for a ZOOM call to get your family talking at home! Register HERE . Sign up for the grade session closest to your child’s age (i.e. 2nd graders can participate in 1st or 3rd grade session). 

Two sessions are available to fit your family’s needs and schedules! 
 3rd, 7th, Returning High Schoolers* • Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 • 6:30 pm 
1st, 5th, High School • Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 • 6:30 pm  
 
For more information, contact Janis at (515) 255-1175 ext. 210 or janis@staugustin.org 
 
Hello VBS Summer Campers,
Your Christ Light is needed! You can be a Blessing to the World right now!
Check out our Virtual VBS and add your Works of Mercy to the works of the Saints. The resources are adaptable to any age. We hope you enjoy it! This resource is available for you to complete at your own pace, find it here :