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You must love your neighbor as yourself.

Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, October 25, 2020 Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Times My Brothers and Sisters, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  Matthew 22:34-40 During our years in the Minor Seminary, each time our rector enters the conference hall to give us a conference, he would yell in Latin with an […]

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Do what you must do, but make sure you give the Lord’s His first

Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, October 18, 2020 Twenty-ninth Sunday of Ordinary Times Dear Church Family, Here we are on the twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary time hearing from the Prophet Isaiah that you are called and thanking the Lord that He saved the Israelite people.  They are our spiritual ancestors in faith by […]

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He will give us a feast

Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, October 11, 2020 Twenty-ninth Sunday of Ordinary Times   Dear church family, Today’s message is about having a Mountain Banquet and responding to God’s invitation for total union with Hi.  All of these are symbols of God loving us and providing for us.  Many times we use as […]

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Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done.

Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, October 4, 2020 Twenty-seventh Sunday of Ordinary Times Deacon’s Corner In today’s scriptures, both the reading from Isaiah and Matthew focus on vineyards representing the people of God. God is reminding us through the scriptures that He is the vine grower as well as the owner of the […]

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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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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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