December 30, 2021

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Where a Warm Welcome Awaits You!

Welcome to St. Augustine of Canterbury

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Join us for worship in person or at home on this Second Sunday After Christmas. Download the Bulletin and watch our livestreamed service.

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New Year’s Brunch

Be sure to stay after the 10 am service next Sunday, January 2 for a lovely New Year’s Brunch!

A Celebration of Life for the Rev. John Hagood will be held Saturday, Jan. 8 at 11 am and a reception will follow. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

Please Note Change of Date*

Volunteers are needed for our Hospitality Guild Ministry! Our breakfast meeting date has been CHANGED to Saturday, January 15 for our Hospitality Guild Breakfast Meeting at 9 am in the Parish Hall. Our HG teams host Celebrations of Life and special events. Each team rotates and serves only 3 months of the year. Our Sunday hosts and hostesses serve one Sunday per month. If interested, please attend the breakfast or contact Carol Paris

A Celebration of Life for Dick Polhamus will be held Mon., January 24 at 11 am. The parish is invited to attend and a reception will follow. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

The new Caregivers Support Group will meet on the last Tuesday of each month at 2 pm. The first meeting will take place January 25. If you are feeling weighed down by caregiving worries or concerns, connecting with other caregivers is great emotional support. Come share your practical advice on managing challenges in caregiver relationships.

Contact: Br. Rick Lorino, BSG

The Celebration of Life for Joe Lurgio will be held January 29 at 11am at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Sebastian. All are welcome. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

Christmas Eve Children's Pageant

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Many thanks to all

who contributed to the

Christmas Memorial Flowers!

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News & Notes

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New Music Director is Named

Rector Wes Shields and the St. Augustine Search Committee are pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Hall as our new Music Director. Born and raised in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, Tom studied piano as a child and, as a teenager, added organ and conducting to his repertoire. 

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Year End Donations

St. Augustine's welcomes your 2021 year-end donations. To be recorded as 2021 contributions, donations should be hand-delivered to the parish office by 12 noon, December 23rd or postmarked by December 31. Contact Barbara Maher with any questions. Thank you!

Welcome Cards

Find our new Welcome Cards in the pew racks. This simple form may be filled out by newcomers or any current parishioner wishing to update their address, telephone or email with the parish office. Feel free to add your Birthday or Anniversary dates on the card if we don't have it. You can also find our Welcome Card online. We are working towards updating our parish database, and we thank you for your helping us meet this goal.

Giving Envelopes

Giving Envelopes for the next year will be available in the Narthex this Sunday. Please look on the table for your name and pick up it before or after the service. Contact Barbara Maher with any questions.

Annual Parish Meeting

Fr. Wes asks you to save the date of Sun., January 23 for the Annual Parish Meeting. Come rejoice in the wondrous ways God is moving among us! Additional details to follow. (Note: All heads of committees and groups who would like their report included with the annual report are asked to start sending them in to the parish office for the annual meeting. Deadline will be January 13.)

New Website is Launched!

Be sure to visit our new website and see the beginnings of St. Augustine's whole new online presence! Check back from time to time and see the new developments we have in store. Send us your suggestions!

Got News?

St. Augustine's has a new way to submit your news for publication!

There is now an online form for St. Augustine ministry leaders and parishioners to submit church event and program information intended for publication on the website, newsletter and social media, and also posted to an online church calendar. When you click on this link, you will be taken to a simple, online form where you can input the name of your event, the date, time and location, plus a short description. Feel free to test drive this form by using it to submit your next program or event. 

We Love Your Church Stories and Pictures!

With a new website and weekly eNews to feed, we also welcome your church stories, articles, pictures and anecdotes. Questions? Contact: Barbara McGowan

Please keep in your prayers ...

This Week, We Celebrate

Birthdays - January 2022

02 – Sue Kepler, Br. Rick Lorino, BSG

04 – Don Helm

       Valorie Stevenson

06 – Doreen Pennington

08 –  Lois E Savage

        Andrea Adelph Prince


28 – Bill & Linda Beardslee

30 – Fr. Wes & Laura Shields

This Week, We Remember

January 06 – Bunny Frey (2021)


Prayer List

Please pray for Shirley, Terry, Benjamin, Pam, Denise, Maggie, Kathryn, Nancy, Diane, Sandy, Paul, Michael, Gary, Jill, Melanie, Ronald, Elizabeth, Caitlin, Manny, Gayle, Laurie, Patrick, Betsy, Joanne, Jacinth, Ginny, Celeste, Pat, George, Cookie, Alicia, Tom, Kate, Gabriella, Ruth, Mary Beth, and Angie.

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