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

The Pastor’s Corner

Posted on Oct 21, 2017

 

Pastors corner

Dear Parishioners,

As a parish family, we extend our heartfelt congratulations and prayerful best wishes to all the couples who celebrated “milestone” anniversaries (25 years or more) at the Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration at the Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul on Sunday, October 15th. Over 200 couples were honored! We join together in thanking them for their beautiful witness to the grace and power of sacramental marriage. Saint Augustine Parish was represented by the following couples:

Richard & Ann Marie Acciardo (55 years)

Anthony & Alberta Nota (50 years)

Paul & Margie Caranci (40 years )

Raymond & Lisa Church (25 years)

November: The Month of Saints & Souls (Part 1)

On November 1st, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of All Saints when we honor all the saints, known and unknown to us, who enjoy the glory of heaven. The Gospel reading for the Mass is the Beatitudes, which are guidelines for true joy and the attainment of holiness in the Christian life. The Beatitudes give us spiritual “pointers” on how to live a life of holiness so that we may be happy in this life and enjoy even MORE happiness in the next life as we strive to be numbered among all the saints.

Being in communion with all the saints is one of the main themes that make up the meaning of this special celebration. The Collect (Opening Prayer) for the Mass reminds us of the great cloud of witnesses by which we are surrounded as the prayer mentions that in this celebration we venerate the merits of all the saints. The prayer also reminds us that we can count on the intercession of all the saints. Of course, every time we celebrate the Eucharist, we do so in the Communion of Saints, and they celebrate with us. Also, the Preface of the Eucharistic Prayer makes reference to “the heavenly Jerusalem, our mother, where the great array of our brothers and sisters already gives you [God] eternal praise.” The heavenly Jerusalem is where our brothers and sisters who have gone before us give God eternal praise, and in this life we are pilgrims who seek to advance to the heavenly city by the strength and example of the saints.

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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