The Pastor’s Corner

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 in Uncategorized


Pastors corner


Dear Parishioners,


As our extra rainy spring comes to an end and summer officially arrives (at least) on the calendar, we also acknowledge some “comings” and “goings” here at Saint Augustine Parish.

This weekend marks the final weekend for Father Scott here as our Associate Pastor. He begins his new assignment as Pastor of Saint Joseph’s Church (Pascoag) and Saint Patrick’s Church (Harrisville) effective July 1st. On a personal note, I wish to publicly acknowledge Father Scott for his generous time of service here. His joyfulness, humility, compassion and kindness are beautiful attributes which have been hallmarks of his priesthood. We know he will do wonderful things for God’s people in a new corner of the vineyard. He will be missed! As we thank Father Scott for his two years with us, we send him forth with our heartfelt congratulations and the assurance of our continued prayers as he begins this new chapter of priestly ministry. Best wishes Father Scott in your new pastoral assignment!

 Beginning July 1st, Father Brice will begin his priestly ministry as Associate Pastor here at Saint Augustine Church. Ordained on June 3, 2017, we thank Father Brice for his generous response to God’s call. With the support of our prayers, may the Lord bring success to the work of his hands. Welcome Father Brice to your new home!

 Saint Augustine School Retirements

When school bells ring again this year, two dedicated members of our faculty and staff will be able to ignore the clarion call and enjoy some extended leisure time. Mrs. Barbara Shawver (grade 4 teacher)  and Mrs. Patty Palumbo (school receptionist) are beginning their much deserved retirements. Mrs. Shawver’s high standards of teaching helped her many students to excel and achieve their academic goals. Mrs. Palumbo’s pleasant and calm demeanor was always a welcoming presence for our school families. We thank both of these dedicated individuals whose contributions over many years of service are recognized and appreciated.

Have a great first full week of summer!


 Father Forcier