Here's the latest news from St. Austin Catholic Parish! 
New Office Hours

Beginning Monday, August 5, our new parish office hours are:
  • Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (previously 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.)
  • Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sharon Jones.
Current Alley and MLK Street Closures

The alley from MLK to 21st St. that runs behind the church/along the blacktop and gym parking areas will be closed Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., until August 23 due to hotel construction.

The two westbound lanes of W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. immediately adjacent to the construction site (from the alley to San Antonio St.) will be closed Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through August 23, as well.

As with any construction project, dates and times may change or closures may not be active at all times listed.
Adult Backpack Drive  
for Thursday Outreach

Help Thursday Outreach meet the needs of our homeless and formerly incarcerated brothers and sisters by donating adult backpacks this August.

Many of these folks carry everything they own with them, and backpacks make that a lot easier. We have multiple requests for backpacks every week of the year, and we never seem to have enough!

Backpacks can be new or gently used. We are specifically looking for large, durable backpacks in neutral colors (most backpack recipients are men). No children's backpacks, please!

Backpacks can be dropped off at the parish office during normal business hours (Sun., 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Mon-Thurs. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.).

You can also order from AmazonSmile and ship directly to St. Austin. Please use "St. Austin Thursday Outreach" in the address, and don't forget to designate St. Austin as your charity! We are listed as "St Austin Catholic Church Austin Texas" on AmazonSmile.

Thank you for your generosity!
Assumption of the  
Blessed Virgin Mary (Holy Day)

Thursday, August 15

Masses at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. (with St. Austin School), and 7 p.m.
Upcoming EIM Workshops
All clergy and paid staff, and all volunteers working with youth and vulnerable adults at any parish or diocesan location are required to complete a one-time Application for Ministry prior to beginning their work/service and attend an EIM workshop within 60 days of submitting the application. Workshop attendance is then required every 3 years.
Hosted by St. Austin Catholic School
Sat., Aug. 17, 9-11 a.m. in School Library
Tues., Aug. 20, 7-9 p.m. in School Library
Pre-registration at least 24-hours in advance is required. To pre-register, log into your EIM account (use the Alternate Login option if needed). If you have not completed the EIM application, visit the EIM page at and follow the links on the left under Ethics and Integrity in Ministry.   
Faith Formation Registration

Faith Formation Registration for 2019-2020 school year is open! We are in need of Catechists! Please prayerfully consider signing up to lead a group of children deeper into their faith journey. Catechist Orientation will be Sat., Aug. 24 at 9-11:30 a.m. Parent Orientation will be Sun., Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. in the Church. Please visit to register.
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