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

The Pastor’s Corner

Posted on Sep 25, 2017

 

Pastors corner

Dear Parishioners,

October- Month of the Holy Rosary

There is no form of devotional prayer to Mary that is more widely practiced among the faithful than the Rosary. Recommended and extolled as a powerful form of prayer throughout the history of the church, it has been a favorite of such saints as Teresa of Avila, Francis de Sales, Louis de Montfort, Alphonsus Liguori, Don Bosco, Bernadette and many more. How about you and I? Is this a favorite prayer practice of ours?

The Rosary is a beautiful combination of vocal and mental prayer. Both are essential to the full expression of prayer. Some say that meditation is the “soul,” while vocal prayer is the “body” of the devotion. The Rosary, Pope Leo XIII declared, “is composed of two parts, distinct but inseparable- the meditation on the mysteries and the recitation of the prayers. It is thus a kind of prayer that requires not only some raising of the soul to God, but also a particular and explicit attention.”  Hence, as Pope Pius XI stated, they err “who consider this devotion merely a boresome formula repeated with monotonous and singsong intonation.” Moreover, as Pius XI put it, “both piety and love, although always breathing forth the same words, do not, however, repeat the same thing, but they fervently express something ever new which the loving heart always sends forth.”

Pope Benedict XVI in an address at the Basilica of Saint Mary Major when he prayed the Rosary with the faithful said: “Today, together we confirm that the Holy Rosary is not a pious practice banished to the past. Instead, the Rosary is experiencing a new Springtime. In the current world, so dispersive, these prayers help to put Christ at the center. When reciting the Rosary, the important and meaningful moments of salvation are relived.  May the Rosary bring about peace and reconciliation.”

Please join us in church at 7:00 PM on the following Mondays (October 2, 16, 23 & 30) when we have Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament followed by the praying of the Rosary and Benediction.

 On Saturday, October 7th, the Feast of the Holy Rosary, we will begin praying the Rosary at 7:30 AM prior to the 8:00 AM Mass. Hopefully, we will continue this practice EVERY Saturday in October…and beyond.                                       

Father Forcier

 

 

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Altar Server Training Soon!

Posted on Sep 6, 2017

We are in the process of recruiting new Altar Servers! Being an altar server is a great way to be involved at St. Augustine Church.  You make an important contribution to the life of the parish and you perform an important ministry.  Besides, it’s fun!!! You serve at the weekend Masses and once a month Daily Masses (3 days) other special events, attend some meetings throughout the year, and have fun parties!

Why not become an altar server?  We would love to have you, and we will provide plenty of training – no prior experience is necessary!!! If you are a boy or a girl who is in the 4th grade or older (it’s ok if you are in t=5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade, or even older!), you are invited to become an altar server. Parents, why not mention it to your daughter or son to get them interested? If you have any questions please call Father Brice (401) 831-3503.  Training will start soon, so sign up now.

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Welcome to St. Augustine Father Brice!

Posted on Jul 3, 2017

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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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