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We continue with our campaign to increase our weekly collections. We need everyone to increase their donation, your participation is essential to help our parish meet its financial obligations.


ARTICLES
  About the Stations of the Cross at Saint Augustine Church
  AN EXCERPT FROM A TALE OF TWO CHURCHES BY CARDINAL GEORGE OF CHICAGO
  Ministry at St. Augustine
  one human family, food for all
  Organizations and Societies
  OUR HOLY FATHER POPE FRANCIS
  Religious Freedom Resources
  St. John Vianney -- Catechism on the Priesthood
  The Respect Life Society of St. Augustine Parish
  Via Dolorosa  With Monsignor Franco

Our Pastor
  Our Pastor Father Brian T. McSweeney

History
  The History of St. Augustine Church
  Pastors and Assistants
  A History of St. Augustine School
  Historical St. Augustine Cemetery
  The Crucifix Overlooking the River

St. Augustine of Hippo
  Our Patron Saint St. Augustine of Hippo
  Saint Augustine Quotes

POPE  FRANCIS'
MONTHLY PRAYER INTENTIONS
 

 
 

PRAYERS
  MEDITATION QUOTES
  PARISH PRAYER LIST
  PRAYER LIST FOR PRIESTS, DEACONS, AND SEMINARIANS
  PRAYERS 

 WE PRAY FOR: 
If you wish to add a petition
 to our Parish Prayer List,

please email your request to:  

 St.AugustineWebmaster@hotmail.com 


Pray a Rosary for Priests


NOTICE FROM OUR
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS
COMMITTEE

We are always looking for advice on small projects in our parish. If you have experience in landscaping, contracting, carpentry etc. and are willing to offer recommendations or advice, please leave your name at the parish office


American Catholic Saint of the Day

American Catholic Minute Meditations

American Catholic Radio

Catholic Movie Reviews offers Christian movie reviews and news with a Catholic perspective from St. Anthony Messenger magazine, Every Day Catholic and Catholic News Service.


SPECIAL NOTICES
Please sign up for FLOCKNOTE -- widget is located on HOME PAGE below Fr. McSweeney's picture or sign up on our FLOCKNOTE page
.
Our goal is to sign-up all of our 1500 parishioners by Oct. 27th. 

We can do it!  Let's do it!


DURING FLU SEASON, A NOD OR WAVE IS BETTER THAN A HANDSHAKE.


St. Augustine at 381 North Highland Ave, Ossining, NY 10562 US - Home

OUR PASTOR
FATHER BRIAN T. McSWEENEY



 






For more information:
   www.connectingthechurch.org/

FLOCKNOTE
The Archdiocese is launching a new program – Flocknote - - to “enhance the ability of Pastors, Parishes and the Archdiocese to better connect with our people so that we can share with them accurately, timely and important information” (Cardinal Dolan). To implement this program for our parish we need the name and e-mail address of all our parishioners. This information will not be shared and shall be password protected.

FLOCKNOTE WIDGET
This widget enables St. Augustine parishioners to sign up for our FLOCKNOTE NETWORK: St. Augustine - Ossining.


1.  Please fill in the boxes;
2.  Click the Sign Me Up button;
3. You will be redirected to our FLOCKNOTE page;
4.  Click the Sign Me Up button;
5.  Check your e-mail box for the FLOCKNOTE confirmation notice;
6.  Click on the link in the notice and you will receive a message thanking you for joining St. Augustine - Ossining.

ALTERNATE METHOD JOINING
1.  Go to our FLOCKNOTE page www.flocknote.com/StAugustOssining.
2.  Enter your name, e-mail address, and cell phone # if you wish to receive text messages.
3.  Click the Sign Me Up button;
4.  Check your e-mail box for the FLOCKNOTE confirmation notice;
5.  Click on the link in the notice and you will receive a message thanking you for joining St. Augustine - Ossining.

NOTE:  If you do not have texting on your cell phone, you can receive messages in your e-mail account.  Also if you have a very limited texting account, you may prefer to receive your messages in your e-mail account rather than incur texting fees from your cell phone provider.  

If you already sent your information to St.AugustineWebmaster, you have been registered by the Webmaster.





OCTOBER IS THE MONTH OF THE HOLY ROSARY



The month of October is dedicated to Our
Lady of the Rosary. Every morning, the
Legion of Mary will lead the recitation of
the Scriptural Rosary at 8:05 AM. Join us
in Honoring Our Blessed Mother.





Seven facts you didn't know about Paul VI

2014-10-18
Cardinal Montini was worried during the conclave, knowing full well what was waiting for for him. During his 15 years as Pope, he fearlessly confronted the challenges of his time through 7 surprising gestures. 
 
He sold the tiara
Believing that the Pope is not a monarch, he renounced the triple tiara one year after the conclave. It was sold with the money going to Mother Teresa of Calcutta. No Pope has used the tiara since. 
 
A group of American Catholics purchased the tiara for $1 million. Today, it is housed at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
 
The First traveling Pope
Pope VI exchanged the boat of Peter for an airplane. He visited 19 countries throughout the five continents in 9 Apostolic visits. The Pontiff visited New York, Iran, the Philippines, Colombia, and Portugal. Upon his return from the Holy Land, he went out on the streets of Rome to receive them with open arms. 
 
ROBERTO PAGLIALONGA
Author, "La Chiesa in uscita di Paolo VI”
"In each visit he asked organizers to let him meet directly with people and families. He also asked to visit the outskirts of the cities.”
 
Only 18 miles from China
In 1970, he visited Hong Kong. Although geographically a part of China, it was under British rule. In order to not upset Chairman Mao Zedong, then governor David Trench went on vacation and did not formally receive him. 
 
ROBERTO PAGLIALONGA
Author, "La Chiesa in uscita di Paolo VI”
"He was the first Pope who was geographically very close to China. He was able to speak directly to the people, with words of peace and love.”
 
Abolished the index of prohibited books
In 1966, Paul VI eliminated the index of Prohibited Books for Catholics, which had existed for four centuries. 
 
FR. GIANFRANCO GRIECO
Author, "Pablo VI. He visto, he creído"
"He was an intellectual and at the same time a person committed to dialogue between the Church and the world. He knew that one era had ended and another one was beginning.”
 
Fostered unity at the Second Vatican Council
Paul VI succeeded in an almost impossible feat: he brought the 2500 bishops participating in the Second Vatican Council into agreement. There he showed his ability to mediate without renouncing sound doctrine. 

Building bridges with the Orthodox Church
He was able to put an end to 1,000 years of distrust between Catholics and Orthodox Christians. Paul VI was the first Pope to meet the most important Orthodox leader. He did everything possible to establish a direct and personal friendship with him, while opening doors for the current good relations. 
 
The value of love
His encyclical Humanae Vitae marked the pontificate. Written at the height of the sexual revolution, the document confronted questions regarding contraception, the value of human life and marital love. And he did it despite facing pressure from Cardinals, theologians and advisors. 
 
ARCH. AGOSTINO MARCHETTO
Historian of Paul VI's pontificate
"When he began his pontificate, he said: I will be alone, I should be alone, I can't allow myself to be influenced by others. The charism the Lord has given me is personal.”
 
Paul VI died on August 6, 1978. He was above all an intellecual Pope, a solid reference point in an age of cultural confusion. Several days before his death he said that he tried his best to guard the faith and defend human life. That is his legacy.

 
 

    

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. 

 

EWTN LIVE
 



FAITH RESOURCES 
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!
 



OUR THURSDAY
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
We will be looking at the organization of our parish Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the weeks ahead. Our main concern is complete coverage of the times that our Blessed Lord is exposed. According to our Bishops:"Every effort should be made to ensure that there should be at least two people present. There must absolutely never be periods when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed and there is no one present ..."  (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops publication, Thirty-One Questions on Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament- page 11)




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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