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Encourage your hearts

Pastor’s Pen November 6, 2022 Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time St. Augustine Catholic Church   My Dear Church Family, As I celebrate my 84th  birthday, my 85th year of living in the Lord. I am encouraged to respond to the people that I meet when they ask me, “How are you doing?”  I am telling […]

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Give me a clean heart, O Lord, and I will serve you

Pastor’s Pen Sunday, October 23, 2022 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time St. Augustine Catholic Church Dear Church Family, The theme of today’s readings centers on being concerned about the welfare of our neighbors and focusing less on ourselves. Jesus used very harsh words on hypocrisy and hypocrites, on people who were accustomed to drawing attention […]

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Persistence in Prayer

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary time, October 16, 2022 St. Augustine Catholic Church Persistence in Prayer I am incredibly grateful for being able to write and preach on these readings. I have never been disappointed in prayer. In our first reading from Exodus, we hear of Moses sending out Joshua to defend Israel from Amalek. While […]

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You are trustworthy, not only in small things but in big things

Pastor’s Pen Sunday, September 18, 2022 Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time St. Augustine’s Catholic Church Dear Church Family, In today’s first reading, We hear the Prophet Amos condemning the people for trampling upon the needy and destroying the poor of the land, by fixing their scales for cheating and buying the lowly for silver and […]

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