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

The Pastor’s Corner

Posted on Nov 9, 2018

Dear Parishioners

In November we remember. While we remember loved ones who have gone before us all year long November’s seasonal changes and liturgical celebrations create a prayerful time to reflect on death in light of our faith. As a com- munity of believers, we are strengthened as we join to- gether in prayer. The names of your beloved dead inscribed on your All Souls envelopes will remain on the altar as part of our daily Mass intentions during the month of November.

Thanksgiving Poor Boxes

Next weekend (November 17 & 18), the plain cardboard, storage-type boxes will be at the doors of the church to receive your monetary donations for the poor and needy at Thanksgiving. Sister Dorothy and I have already received numerous requests for assistance. We both carefully screen all requests so that your generous contributions are given to those truly in need. Some of the money collected is used to purchase grocery gift cards to accompany the many food baskets that are being prepared by the parish and school for the less fortunate in our community. St. Augustine’s Parish is known for its extraordinary outreach efforts. Thank you for your past generosity and anticipated offerings this year. On behalf of all whom these contributions help at Thanksgiving and throughout the year from your weekly Poor Box gifts, THANK YOU!

Thanksgiving Day Mass

Speaking of Thanksgiving (let’s talk turkey!), come join us here in church at 9 AM on Thanksgiving Day for the greatest form of giving thanks: the celebration of the Most Holy Eucharist. Don’t we all have so much to be grateful for? Make time to give thanks at God’s altar before the ‘feasting’ of food, family and football begin.

Annual Collection-Status Update

Thanks  to all  who have  already  donated to the Annual Collection.  In  about  4  weeks,  we  have approximately $68,000 toward our budgeted goal of $100,000. Special thanks to all who so generously exceeded the $200.00 requested per family. For those who still wish to give, please place your donation marked “Annual Collection” in any collection basket here, via on-line giving or US mail. We hope to reach our goal before everyone’s holiday and heating bills arrive.

Father Forcier

 

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