Fr. Bill's Weekly Letter

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February 17, 2019   

Dear Parishioners:

We have been talking about it for over a month now, and now the time is here. Our parish survey opens this weekend, February 16 and 17.  You can participate in this survey in a number of ways. There are hard   copies available in the back of the church in English and Tagalog. Please take 10-15 minutes to fill it out and return it to the parish office, perhaps by putting it in the collection basket in the next several weeks. You may go to www.disciplemakerindex.com to complete the survey. I will be sending the survey electronically to a list of parishioners (over 140) who I have on a "contact list." I will give the link there and you can fill it out and I also will provide a file of the survey in that email if you prefer to print out a paper copy. If one chooses the latter, that survey can be returned also to the parish office. The survey will only be available for the next several weeks. We are trying to get the highest response rate possible. This information will be invaluable to me, our parish staff, and especially our Parish Pastoral Council as we plan for the future. We get the results of the survey from The Catholic Leadership Institute in the Spring 2019 and our Parish Pastoral Council will review them on May 18th. We will then share with the entire parish community what we have learned. I think this is an exciting project for the parish. We have no idea where the Holy Spirit may be leading us. Please take the 10-15 minutes to help us effectively support your spiritual needs.

Just a reminder that our Parish Day of Reflection for Married Couples is next Saturday, February 23rd. If you or other couples you know would like to participate in it, please email me at pastorstaugustine@gmail.com. This is a great opportunity for couples to revitalize their Marriage and renew their Marriage vows.

Another reminder, our Theology on Tap is this Sunday evening in Carr Hall after the 7 PM MassBrother Andrew, who we met last weekend, will be telling us about the Padre Pio Outreach in Frankford/Kensington to the homeless, drug addicted and their families. We will see if there is a way St. Augustine Parish might be a part of this outreach. Beer, wine, soda and munchies will be available.

As we announced last weekend, our parish Lenten Program, “Discover Augustine,” is centered on getting to know St. Augustine better will begin on Tuesday, March 12 and continue thru the Tuesday's of Lent from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM. If you are interested, you can sign up in the back of the church.

Have a great week!

Fr. Bill