"Welcome to The Church of St. Augustine, Providence, RI. "

A Roman Catholic Parish serving Mount Pleasant & North Providence since 1929

The Pastor’s Corner

Posted on May 25, 2017

 

Pastors corner

 

Dear Parishioners,

 

We “unofficially” begin the summer with our celebration of Memorial Day this weekend. Parish life will soon change with many scattering near and far to enjoy vacations in various locales. Some may even relocate to their summer homes for the entire season. Please remember your parish family of St. Augustine’s! We all have ongoing responsibilities to one another: communal, financial and spiritual. Even when you are not here present for Mass, we still need to pay the utilities, maintain the church and school property and cover the expenses. Some weekends in the summer our collection decreases by as much as 25%.  I sincerely ask you for your continued prayers and consistent level of financial support. Please consider joining the growing number of your fellow parishioners who have a weekly electronic fund transfer through their banking institutions or who have elected to make their contributions online through Parish Giving. (Log on to http://www.churchofsaintaugustineprov.com and click on the Parish Giving logo and follow the easy registration for simple, secure and convenient parish support.) THANK YOU for your past, present & future support.

2017 Catholic Charity Appeal- STATUS UPDATE

We are approximately 90% of the way to our parish goal of $180,000. Thanks to all those who have make their generous donations and pledges. There are still many parishioners who have yet to respond to the Appeal.  It would be greatly appreciated if we could conclude this campaign by early June. Please respond so one of our volunteer collectors does not need to make any additional calls. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

First Holy Communion Thanks

We offer our prayerful congratulations to our 38 boys and girls who received First Holy Communion here last Sunday. It was a beautiful day to celebrate this spiritual milestone in their lives. Special thanks to Sister Dorothy, Directress of Religious Education, whose love and devotion to the children is exquisitely observed in the reverence and respect with which these precious souls welcome Jesus. Thanks also to our volunteer catechists, parents and family members who help form these young children by encouraging them by word and example to daily live out their faith.

Finally…on this Memorial Day weekend, let us remember in prayer all those who served in the military and made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. May we always honor their lives with love and respect.

 

Father Forcier                               

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2017 Photo of St. Augustine School Living Stations

Posted on Apr 13, 2017

Please click on the link below to see photos of our 6th Graders performed the “Living Stations of the Cross” last April 6.

https://jonisphotography.pixieset.com/livingstations2017/

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Posted on Feb 8, 2017

Opportunity to Travel to the Holy Land:

January 9-18, 2018

Father Forcier invites you to join him and your fellow parishioners for an inspiring pilgrimage to the Holy Land next January. Many people refer to the Holy Land as a 5th Gospel, where the people, places and events of the scriptures come to life. Imagine walking along the shores of the Sea of Galilee, or the streets of Nazareth, praying in the Garden of Gethsemane overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem, and tracing the footsteps of Jesus along the Via Dolorosa toward the Basilica built over his tomb and site of crucifixion. Our program would include round trip flights to Tel Aviv from Boston, accommodation in 4-star hotels, breakfast/dinner each day, and a thoughtful and rich program visiting historical and religious sites each day – including the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Mt. of Beatitudes, Magdala, the Jordan River, Mt. of Olives, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, and major sites in Jerusalem including the Via Dolorosa, the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall and much more. We will travel during a time of the year when crowds are lighter and rates are lower. The cost of the program will be about $3000 per person based on double occupancy. We would like to know how many people are interested. If you could email the parish office or call and leave your name/contact information, we will then convene an info session later in the winter to present more details about the program and invite people to register. You can email us staugprov@verizon.net or call 401-831-3503.

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Eucharistic Adoration on the First Fridays of the Month

Posted on Feb 2, 2016

Eucharistic Adoration

on the First Fridays  of the Month

 

On Friday, February 3, 2017, we will begin to offer Eucharistic Adoration here in the parish on the first Fridays of the month (excluding June through August) from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM when Benediction will take place. We will need at least TWO adorers to commit to a one hour interval during that period. Please let Fr. Forcier know if you are able and willing to be prayerfully present in front of the exposed presence of Our Lord during that time. After providing some instruction to the students on the meaning of Eucharistic Adoration, we will have grades from St. Augustine School take turns coming to church to pray at God’s altar.
We know that Eucharistic devotion bears tremendous fruit for communities of faith. What better way to start the new year here at St. Augustine’s than seeking the Lord’s grace in the most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist?

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