Pastor’s Pen for Sunday December 26, 2021 Dear Church Family of God, We know “God is Good! . . . .” And to prove it, your pastor, in your name “Saint Augustine”, with the generous help of many, many benefactors, was able to minister to over 2,500 people with a ‘Christmas’ gift for either […]
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Prepare you the way of the Lord, make straight His paths.
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, December 19, 2021 Fourth Sunday of Advent Who am I that the Mother of my Lord should come to me? The Fourth Sunday of Advent brings the Advent Season to an end. The fourth candle of the Advent wreath will be lit and at the end of Mass, […]
Gaudete in Domino semper: iterum dico, gaudete.
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, December 12, 2021 Third Sunday of Advent Dear Church Family, As we were celebrating the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick last Sunday, all week long I have been praying for everyone to be healed of any and all physical, mental, emotional, or relationship problems […]
A voice of one crying out in the desert`
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, December 5, 2021 Second Sunday of Advent Dear Church Family, By the time that you read this message from your pastor, we will probably already have had our Anointing of the Sick service and given all those present that sacred sacrament with the oil on their foreheads, so […]
You know I am a king, but my kingdom is not of this world and you know it.
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, November 21, 2021 Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Dear Church Family, There are so many words that Jesus is using to answer Pilate. Pilate asks Jesus, “Are you a King?” Jesus answers, “You know I am a king, but my kingdom is not of this […]
DEATH, JUDGMENT, HEAVEN, and HELL
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, November 14, 2021 Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Times Brothers and Sisters in Christ, With the passing of the years, the Church, as our Mother, informs us about what is yet to come in our existential life. We are to believe strongly that our God lives forever, but we, […]
What will your contribution be?
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, November 7, 2021 Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Times Brothers and Sisters, In the First Reading and the Gospel, we see a similarity in the two speaking of widows who were exemplary and generous in life. Widows are women who have lost their husbands and therefore, have become […]
Sell what you have and follow me.
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 10, 2021, Cycle B Sell what you have and follow me. (Mark 10:17-30) Brothers and Sisters, The end of life and our salvation should, at certain times, worry us as we think about them. It was in this same frame of mind that the man in today’s gospel was […]
who fear the Lord and walking his ways will be blessed and favored
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, October 3, 2021 Twenty-seventh Sunday of Ordinary Times Dear Church Family, In the first reading, (Genesis 2:18-24), God created the beautiful example that He put before us of a man and woman leaving parents and everyone else as they join themselves together becoming one flesh. They totally […]
If you don’t have good deeds flowing from your faith, what good is it?
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, September 12, 2021 Twenty-fourth Sunday of Ordinary Times Dear Church Family, Our readings for today give us some hard words where we are challenged to be a follower of the Lord. We have to take up our cross daily and follow Him, no matter what. We might even […]