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Augustine Church, Barberton, OH) (March 16, 2014)

Second Sunday of Lent

God wants to bless our families. Are we too busy and stressed to accept these blessings? God is present, waiting to meet and bless us in our families, but needs our time and attention. We need to take time together as families to have fun, to talk, to work together, to eat and pray. Schedule some family times in the calendar and see Jesus in the transfiguration of your family members and relationships. 320 Holy Hours were kept with Our Lord in Eucharistic Adoration last week Lent is a time to deepen our prayer lives. One way is to pray before the Blessed Sacrament. Spend some time if you can, every day, or maybe once a week, praying in front of Our Lord. Dont just talk---be still and listen. We still have the following opening hours on Sunday: 11-noon, noon-1:00 and 2-3pm. Please contact Judy Soltis if you are able to assist with one of these times.

(Insert Graphic 2404-0082.tif) Coffee and Donuts will be served today Sunday, March 16 in the school cafeteria following the 10:30 Mass. Please stop in to share with fellow parishioners.
Join us as we journey together through Catholicism Thursday, April 3. It will continue with The Fire of His Love Prayer & the Life of the Spirit. Registration forms can be found on the bookrack in the back of the church, sessions will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, Kenmore in Waldesien Hall from 6:30-9:00pm. Enjoy a meal at 6:00pm followed by the session. All are welcome to attend. Cards Anyone? Join us Friday, April 4 as we play Euchre. Cards begin at 6:30pm in the school cafeteria. Beginners and experienced players are welcome to try a hand. Come and enjoy an evening of fellowship and fun!

ST. AUGUSTINE WOMEN OF FAITH will meet next on March 18 at 6:30 pm in the school cafeteria. We will join others for the viewing of Restless Heart: The Confessions of St. Augustine.
The Shroud of Turin - You are invited to a power point presentation which consists of official copyrighted photographs of the Holy Shroud. See for yourself the mysterious imprints of a crucified man. Could this be Jesus Christ? This is being presented by Deacon Tom & Marilyn Senn on Wednesday, March 19th at Guardian Angels Church, Copley, the presentation begins at 7:00pm. The Women of Grace Study begins on March 20 at 10:00am. Please contact Pat Shea at 330-825-4659 for reservations and the location of the meeting. The cost of material for the program is $35.00. Please call as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

Thank you for your generous contributions to the Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. Your gift is an expression of solidarity with the suffering people of this region. Through joining in the work of this collection, you are helping to restore the Church and build the future. Thank You!

Please join the St. Augustine eighth graders for a night of fellowship with a Lenten Pasta Dinner, Friday, March 21, from 5-6:30 pm in the school cafeteria. Dinner includes, pasta, salad, drinks and dessert, prices are: Adults $4.00 children $2.00, $10.00 family maximum. All proceeds will benefit the St. Augustine St. Vincent de Paul Society as part of the parish Lenten Mission. End the evening with Stations of the Cross in the church at 7:00pm. FESTIVAL OF PRAISE Catholic Renewal Ministries invites all to attend a Festival of Praise on Saturday, March 22 at St. Mary Church from 7 9 pm. This will be a special time to come together to praise and worship God through song and prayer. The church is located at 300 Union Street, Bedford, OH. Please call Jerry or Grace Wrobel at 330-425-2678 for additional information.
St Augustine Mens Fellowship will meet in the School Cafeteria from 7-8:25 am on Saturday, March 22. We will continue the series Seven Deadly Sins Seven Lively Virtues by Fr. Robert Barron. All men of the parish and friends are invited to join us. For additional questions please call Gib Adolph at 330-848-1043 or e-mail adolphbiz@email.com. Thank you to all who participated in the 128 th annual Black and Indian Mission Collection last weekend. Your prayerful support enables people to come to know Jesus Christ in African American, Native American and Alaska Native communities all over the U.S.A. Spreading the Gospel couldnt happen without your support. Out of respect for those celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation, I ask that you leave three pews vacant in front of and behind the confessionals until Reconciliation ends. Christs Peace! Fr. David

Community Corner
Barberton Area Community Ministries item for the Month of March is Canned Fruit. Barberton Community Kitchen at Lakeview: item for the month of March is Deodorant.

Please place your donations inside the bench in front of the giving tree in the vestibule, items will be picked up on Monday morning. Thank you very much for your donations, especially at this time of the year, when there are so many in need. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.

St. Augustines Lenten schedule will include the following: ADULT FAITH FORMATION: Tuesdays during Lent from 7:00-9:00 PM in the school cafeteria. The topic will be Fr. Robert Barrons NEW EVANGELIZATION. Sessions will be facilitated by our priests and will be on March 25, April 1 and 8. The March 18 session will be a viewing of Restless Heart: The Confessions of St. Augustine. LENT COMMUNAL RECONCILIATION SERVICE: March 31, 7 PM

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend these spiritual growth opportunities!
(Insert Graphic 2000-0069.tif) Please pray for our Sick especially: Patrick Blasdel, Karl Bartel, Jacob Hurley, John Baylock, Jim Santilli Sr., Amy Brickels, Frances Trenta, Patrick Doyle, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Judy Kriston, Camilla Pieffer, the family of Joshua Weigand, Betty Biagetti, Arthur Gorman, Andrew Gombaski, Connie Liegey, Bob Luxeder, Donald Ruegg, Joseph Benear, Joan Salman, Trevor Homsher, Helen Deibel, Ed Leiberth, Keith Morlan, Emma Young, Leonard Hamilton, Betty Bartel, Jack Weigand, Mary Jane Somerick, Lisa Gnap, Irene Lyle, Debbie Taylor, Albert Roth, Tracie Sirlouis, Bill Lohan, Ben Sauer, Sherrie Owens, Kay Wenner & Bernard Pramik Please contact the rectory if you or someone you know has been returned back to health! In the February/March envelope packets, there is an envelope for Easter Flowers. Donations to the Flower Fund help to defray costs of flowers and decorations in our church during the Easter Season. Monies received also aid the Parish Sacristan in keeping the sanctuary supplied with all necessary items throughout the year. For those using Faith direct, if you make a contribution, please drop an envelope in the offertory basket with the name of your intention. (Insert Graphic 1300-0021.tif) Stewardship Time, Talent & Treasure Sundays Offering Faith Direct Offering Total Offering Weekly Budget to meet Operating Cost (Shortfall) Overage School Support St. Vincent de Paul Missions El Salvador/Latin America Church of Easter Europe Easter Flowers March 2 $ 8,778 $ 2,120 $ 10,898 $ 10,400 $ $ $ $ $ $ 498 1,075 760 45 --189 March 9 $ 8,725 $ 2,120 $ 10,845 $ 10,400 $ $ $ $ $ $ 445 480 170 338 1,298 85

Couples Evening Out - Take your Relationship from Good to Great! All married and engaged couples are warmly invited to a Couples Evening Out on Saturday, April 5, from 5:00-9:30 pm at St.Vincent Parish, 164 West Market St., Akron, OH, 44303. Guest speaker, Fr. Damian Ference, is a priest in the Cleveland Diocese and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Borromeo Seminary. He is a dynamic speaker and accomplished writer. Discover reason to invite Christ into your relationship and how to get beyond the bills, homework, traffic and any other trying moments in your marriage. Attend Mass, renew your vows, enjoy dinner and more. Registration deadline is March 24. Send your name, address, phone, email, and payment addressed to Couples Evening Out, 3740 Alberta Dr., Norton, OH 44203. Cost is $50 per couple with checks payable to St. Vincent Parish. (Financial assistance is available). For more information, contact Dave or Kathleen Myers at 330-526-1129 or kapmyers@hotmail.com. This event is sponsored by West Side Catholic Couples, a ministry of St.

Sebastian, St. Vincent, St. Mary and St. Bernard Parishes in Akron. (Insert Graphic 1000-0030.tif) March 17-23 Monday, March 17 Lenten Weekday 12:05 The Brendel family 6:00 Confessions Tuesday, March 18 Lenten Weekday 8:30 Dan Incorvati 1:00 School Reconciliation 5:15 Nancy Neitz Wednesday, March 19 St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary 12:05 George Kozarevic Thursday, March 20 Lenten Weekday 12:05 Schlernitzauer family Friday, March 21 Lenten Weekday 12:05 George Lieberth Anniversary 2:00 Stations of the Cross 7:00 Stations of the Cross Saturday, March 22 Lenten Weekday 8:30 Betty Rollins Anniversary 3:00 Confessions 4:00 Marge Esposito Toth Sunday, March 23 Third Sunday of Lent 8:00 Pat Brescilli 10:30 Frank Krajcovic Sr. 5:15 The People of St. Augustine Church Readings for the Week of March 17 Monday Dn 9:4b-10, Ps 79:8,9,11,13, Lk 6:36-38 Tuesday Is 1:10,16-20, Ps 50:8-9,16-17,21,23, Mt 23:1-12 Wednesday 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a,16, Ps 89:2-3,4-5,27,29, Rom 4:13,16-18,22, Mt 1:16, 18-21,24a, or Lk 2:41-51a Thursday Jer 17:5-10, Ps 1:1-2,3,4,6, Lk 16:19-31 Friday Gn 37:3-4,12-13a,17b-28a, Ps 105:16-17,18-19,20-21, Mt 21:33-43,4546 Saturday Mi 7:14-15,18-20, Ps 103:1-2,3-4,9-10,11-12, Lk 15:1-3,11-32 Sunday Ex 17:3-7, Ps 95:1-2,6-7,7-9, Rom 5:1-2,5-8, Jn 4:5-42 Right to Life of Northeast Ohio Adopt an hour, save a life. Adopt a day, save the future. Why pray at abortion facilities? Its not as hard as you think. Prayer at the front lines is especially powerful. We would like to sign up volunteers to donate an hour of their time during our adopted day. Witnesses remain on public property, do not obstruct driveways or sidewalks, they simply pray and hold peaceful signs. Saturday, April 12 from 9:00am to 5:00pm is the day of Witness for St. Augustine. If there is enough interest, we would like to adopt the first Friday of each month from 1-2:00pm. It only takes two people a month to make it happen. Anyone interested in making it happen, please contact Lynn Willig at 330-658-2642.