St. Augustine Catholic Church
Sunday, January 30, 2022
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Dear Parish Family,
This Sunday you are hearing about the Archdiocese official launch of the All Things New initiative. The All Things New initiative is a process that will allow us to renew our commitment to Christ through prayer, effective evangelization and discernment of what changes and sacrifices need to be made for the renewal of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese. We know that the plan will include a restructuring of Archdiocese in order to have a greater utilization of parish and education resources. The first thing that we think about is what does this mean for St. Augustine? Instead of asking that question, ask what kind of parish will we need in the future. We will be guided by the Holy Spirit and your participation with others in the Archdiocese discernment process. Archbishop Rozanski has assured us that All Things New will affect and be completed by the entire Archdiocese. The initiative will impact every parish and institution in the Archdiocese. There is also a commitment to maintaining a Catholic presence for every square mile of the Archdiocese.
To help lead us through the process each parish has five Key Parish Leaders (KPL). Our KPL’s are Kathy Beasley, Stacy Johnson, Simeon Layne, Roberta McWoods and Cecelia Shipps-Anukwe. Their role is to inform, validate and/or refine information for the parish. They will also participate in consultation sessions and provide summaries of sessions.
If you have access, please go to the All Things New website, https://allthingsnew.archstl.org. On the site you can learn more about the initiative, view the timeline and subscribe to the mailing list so that you can stay up to date. We will have information in the back of church, on the website st-augustine-stl.org and through the St. Augustine Pearls online.
We begin this initiative with confidence that the Lord will lead and guide us to a vibrant future at St. Augustine and the Archdiocese. With the Lord’s permission let us make All Things New!