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Not seven times but seventy-seven times

Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, September 13, 2020   Twenty-fourth Sunday of Ordinary Times My Brothers and Sisters, In the African parlance before Christianity came, the slogan about forgiveness is limited to three times. In the Jewish milieu, it was seven times and no more. But in our Christian era, Christ has taught […]

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Love is the fulfillment of the Law

Pastor’s Pen Sunday, September 6, 2020   Dear Church, It is all about “love” and that’s what we should do all of our lives, is to love one another.  We have good directions proclaimed in all of our readings, especially in the second reading from Paul’s Letter to the Romans.  He says, “owe nothing to […]

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What does discipleship mean…

Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, August 30, 2020 Twenty-second Sunday of Ordinary Times Dear Church Family, Today we celebrate our 28th anniversary of St. Augustine as our spiritual leader. We really picked a good one twenty-eight years ago. It seems that today we have to give our all and all because that is […]

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We must lead by love, of both God and man

Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, August 23, 2020 Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Times Deacon’s Corner Doing the will of God can be very difficult for some in today’s society because many have trouble relinquishing authority over themselves to others.  Parents have trouble getting respect. Police have trouble getting respect. Teachers have trouble getting […]

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Strive to have deep, deep faith…

Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, August 16, 2020 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Times Dear Church family, Oh, Wonderful Blessed Mother! Yesterday we celebrated your great feast of your Assumption, body and soul into Heaven and so we know that as we continue our journey as disciples, which seems to be so many of […]

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Lord, let me come to you

Dear Church family, If there is anyone besides our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, of a person in the bible that we really get an understanding of a human personality that person is St. Peter.  It seems that we know more about Peter than any of the other people in the scriptures because of his […]

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Getting Our Ducks In Order

Dear Church Family   Fairly often I say in the spirit of humor, “I have to get my ducks in order”.  We see the little ducks and ducklings, always in order.  There is a beautiful getting of your ducks in order when we hear of Solomon taking God’s invitation to ask for whatever he wants.  […]

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Are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, June 28, 2020 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Times   Dear Church Family, I’ve been resting in the first four sentences of the gospel reading because they are particularly challenging to understand all the way. They are certainly an overemphasis but the point that I understand is that He […]

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