Cardinal's Appeal

the Cardinal's Annual Appeal Update

To date our parish has received $72,387 from 212 parishioners in pledges towards the 2014 Cardinal’s Appeal.  Our parish number is 496 and our goal is $139,500.  For this Appeal to be truly successful, we must have the support of all of our families.  The Appeal is a vital source of funding for the programs and ministries that sustain the parishes across our Archdiocese.  It is not too late to make your gift.  Thank you for your kind support.


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My dear Parish Family: 

Another successful Parish Festival ~ our 37th.  I hope and pray that a good time was had by all!  None of this could have been accomplished without our volunteers.. 

Definitely, words of thanks are in order: 

First and foremost to the Saint Augustine’s Festival Committee for coordinating this 37th Festival in such a splendid way: Joan Pires,  Frank Matra, Kenny Wohlberg,  Vinny Maniscalco and the Chair, our Deacon Cliff Calanni; 

To the Golden Eagles, under the direction of Millie Barreiro, who in that School kitchen and cafeteria every single morning prepared the food that later in the evening would be served to the people; 

To Sister Mary Elizabeth and Carole Simonetti for their invaluable help and to Tony and Sean, T. C. Entertainment, for their excellent job in providing the joyful music every night of the Festival; 

For the following Core Team Leaders who coordinated their Booths: Annemarie Roarty and the volunteers who helped her put together our famous “White Elephant” sale;  Suzanne Nolan — Toy Tent; Carmen Cavaliere – Sausage & Peppers, etc,. grill; Debbie Ansary – Dessert Booth; Kevin Mann – Hot Dog Booth; Frank Cinque – Pizza Booth; Chris Matra – Calamari & Shrimp Booth; Frank Matra – Italian Bistro Booth; Dante Camia – Beer Booth; Janice Paganelli – Soda Booth; Jeanne Pollock – Ride Ticket Booth; Mary Corda – Reno Ticket Booth; Steve DeName & Maryann Sniffen – Wheels; Doreen Ginipro – Casino; Cub Scouts for manning the Goldfish Booth; the Girl Scout parents – nightly 50/50 raffles; Lois Gudanek for coordinating the Second  Annual Virtual Ad Program. 

To the County Police Department and the Village of Ossining Police Department in particular to Chief Burton; to the Fire Department and its Chief Jason Lorenz; to the Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps; and to the security force. 

To the Saint Augustine’s Boy Scouts Troop 49 who had to deal with difficult parking facilities to accommodate the increasing number of cars. 

The list of the people to be thanked could go on and on, but allow me to thank each and everyone of the Army of Volunteers who have shown selfless dedication, family spirit, sense of service to the community and especially a serious Christian commitment to their Parish.

                                                  Fr. McSweeney


There will be a Thank You Presentation
in the Church Vestibule
at all the Weekend Masses
Saturday, August 2nd, and Sunday, August 3rd.

A copy of all the ads
will also be on the bulletin board
in the Church Vestibule.


Vatican City, 27 July 2014 (VIS) – After today's Angelus prayer, the Holy Father, remarking that tomorrow marks the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, launched a new appeal for peace in the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine, and called for a cessation of hostilities.

“Tomorrow is the one hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, which claimed millions of lives and caused immense destruction. This conflict, defined by Pope Benedict XV as a 'senseless slaughter', persisted for four long years and led to a more fragile peace. Tomorrow will be a day of mourning in remembrance of this tragedy. While we remember this tragic event, I hope that we will not repeat the errors of the past, but will instead pay heed to the lessons of history, ensuring that the reason of peace always prevails by means of patient and courageous dialogue”.

“Today, my thoughts extend to three areas of crisis, in particular: the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine. I ask you to continue to join with me in prayer that the Lord may grant the populations and authorities of these areas the wisdom and strength necessary to proceed with determination along the path of peace, facing every diatribe with the tenacity of dialogue and negotiation, and the strength of reconciliation. May the common good and respect for every person be at the centre of every decision, rather than particular interests. Let us remember that all is lost with war, but nothing is lost with peace”.

“Brothers and sisters: no more war! No more war! I think especially of the children, who are deprived of the hope of a worthwhile life, of a future: children killed, children injured, children mutilated, children orphaned, children who have as toys the remnants of war, children who do not know how to smile. Stop, please! I ask you with all my heart. The time has come to stop. Stop, please!”


Religious Education Classes is underway for students entering 1st grade in September.  Classes are held on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 PM in the School.  
If you are a registered parishioner enrolling a child for the first time, please call my office for a Registration Form.  If you have any questions, 
please call Christine DiChiara at 941-6663.



Bring a friend to Church

Let us remember relatives and friends who may have strayed from attending Mass and the Sacraments.  Consider asking someone you know to come with you to Mass.  Your encouragement may be all that they need. 



How (and Why) to Return to Sunday Mass
and on the bottom of the same Page is:

How (and Why) to Return to Confession)

Come let us adore Him! 

Eucharistic Adoration 

The Blessed Sacrament is exposed every Thursday
here at St. Augustine's from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. 
We pray for vocations.

Please join in a Holy Hour from 9:00 to 10:00 AM
each Thursday for Morning Prayer from the
Liturgy of the Hour, Rosary and
the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

Compline and Solemn Eucharistic Benediction are at 7:00 PM.

 On the First Friday of the month,
(From October until June)
the Blessed Sacrament is exposed
between the end of the 6:30 AM Mass
and the beginning of the 8:30 AM Mass.

Take some time out of your busy schedule
to spend an hour with the Lord. 
Many blessings and graces are waiting for you!

We have been given permission from the Vatican
to insert the Vatican Widget on our website.

Pray the Rosary

for Peace, Vocations,
Right to Life and Religious Freedom

Our Pastor Father Brian T. McSweeney
Father Brian Thomas McSweeney was born in New York City, the fourth of five children of Dr. John T. McSweeney and Virginia Mahony. Baptized at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Scarsdale, N.Y., he attended IHM Parochial School under the guidance of the Sisters of Charity and later, ...
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