Here's the latest news from St. Austin Catholic Parish! 
Interested in St. Austin School?

Come hear about the state of St. Austin School at the annual State of the School Address on Wed., Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. in Hecker Hall.

For the last 100 years St. Austin has prepared our students to be Christ-centered, academically strong, moral community leaders. We are now enrolling 3-year-olds class with full-time and part-time options, 4-year-olds class, and Kindergarten through 8th grades. To set up a private school tour, visit New student applications are due by Feb. 22!  
Church of Second Chances 

"I was in prison and you came to visit me." Mt. 25:36
The Church of the Second Chances is a small group program of JustFaith Ministries that e xplores the lived experience of people behind bars through the lens of faith. This module widens participants' circle of connection by sharing the stories of incarcerated people through interviews, documentaries, presentations by experts, dialogue, and reflection. We will be offering the Church of the Second Chances program on Tuesdays at 6:30-9 p.m. beginning February 12 for 8 weeks (no meeting during Spring break) in Our Lady of Guadalupe Room. If you would like more information or would like to register to join this small group, contact Kristen Dempsey-Pasyk or Pat Macy.

Our annual Parish Service Day is on  Sat., Feb. 23 ! Volunteer with fellow parishioners at a local nonprofit: Casa Marianella, Foundation Communities, Mary House Catholic Worker, or Micah 6 Food Pantry. All volunteer opportunities will begin in the morning and run until approximately mid-day. 
Children must be at least 7 years old and accompanied by a parent or guardian.  
Sat., March 2, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. & Sun., March 3, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ladies of our parish are invited to take some time for spiritual refreshment at 17th annual CRHP Renewal Retreat Weekend. This year's Renewal Weekend will not include an overnight stay. There is no charge to attend, and meals are provided. Find out more and register online at or leave a completed registration form at the parish office. Registration deadline is Fri., Feb. 22. E-mail questions to
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely; 
In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6
Fr. Chuck's Book Discussion Group
Mondays, March 4-April 15, 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.  
in Our Lady of Guadalupe Room

What Does It All Mean?  
A Guide to Being More Faithful,  
Hopeful, and Loving  
by Fr. Richard Leonard, SJ 
What Does It All Mean?  does not shy away from the biggest challenges to faith inside and outside of the Church but outlines a contemporary and accessible response to the issues that confront and sometimes confound believers today.  Divided into four parts, What Does It All Mean? explores the ground for faith, the challenges in believing, and the problem of evil and offers lifetime lessons for prayer and the spiritual life. And it does this all in 200 pages! Join Fr. Chuck on a Lenten journey through this book. What Does It All Mean? is available from Paulist Press in hardcover and eBook formats and is also sold on Amazon. ISBN: 978-08091-0641-7.
Men's Lenten Book Study
Soul Brothers: Men in the Bible Speak to Men Today
Tuesdays, March 5-April 16, 8-9 a.m. in Paulist Hall

Fr. Rich is leading a Lenten book study for all men in the Parish and School! He will be using the book Soul Brothers: Men in the Bible Speak to Men Today  by Richard Rohr. A multi-generational gathering of men will explore the stories of our brothers in the Bible. No matter how familiar we are with Scripture, we hope to all realize more deeply how the Bible is our  story. Using Rohr's words and Glanzman's art as springboards, we'll have wide-ranging discussions each week as we get to know one another better.  
Please click here to register online by Feb. 25. The cost for materials is $25, and St. Austin will provide the books. Childcare will be provided.  
Mark Your Calendar for Ash Wednesday!  
March 6, 2019
Masses at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. (with St. Austin School), 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Our parking garage at 500 W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.  
will be open for all masses.
Lenten Prayer Retreat

Join us on Sun., March 10 at 1-5 p.m. for an afternoon of lunch, prayer, and fellowship in Hecker Hall! To prepare our hearts and minds for Lent, we are welcoming Michael Flahive, Laurie Kertz Kelly, and Karen May to speak on Lectio Divina, Ignatian, and Conversational type of prayers. For more information contact Rachel Vaughn.
Vacation Bible School at St. Austin!

This summer St. Austin will be offering Vacation Bible School Mon., June 17-Fri., June 21 from 9 a.m. to Noon! Our theme will be Roar! Life is Wild and God is Good! We are looking for committee members to help plan VBS. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Rachel Vaughn.

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