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SAINT AUGUSTINE CHURCH WASHINGTON, DC

April 6, 2014

Fifth Sunday of Lent


What Do You Believe He Can Achieve?
Someone once said that those who say I can! and those who say, I cant! usually both turn out to be correct! There is an undeniable connection between what we believe and what we achieve. This is no less true than when it comes to faith in Jesus Christ. What HE can and will achieve in your life is directly in proportion to the degree to which you put faith in him. Maybe you have struggled to overcome vices, defeatist attitudes, and crippling beliefs that have consistently stifled your progress in the pursuit of holiness as a Christian and wholeness as a human being. You have tried to change, grow and learn to live a different and better life but too often feel you have failed miserably. Maybe you have! But you would do well to take a cue from Martha who in her grief first exclaimed: Lord, if only you have been here only to follow up with an expression of indomitable faith but even now I know! Yes, even now, she said, four days after her brothers death she stilled believed; was in fact certain that even now there was something that Jesus could do to restore her hope. What do you believe? Do you believe that Jesus Christ has an answer even for hopeless situations symbolized by a four-day old grave site? Do you believe God when he said to the prophet Ezekiel: I will open your graves and have you rise from them!?
Do you believe? is the question that Jesus asks Martha

Sunday, March 30 2014

Scripture Readings
5th Sunday of Lent Ex 37:12-14 Rom 8:8-11 Jn 11:1-45 or 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45 Palm Sunday of the Passion of The Lord Is 50: 4-7 Phil 2:6-11 Mt 26:14-27:66 or 27:11-54

8:15 am Daily Mass Intentions


Mon Tues Wed Thurs Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr 7 John T. Clayton 8 Marguerite Parker 9 Sylvia Monroe 10 Lillian Vaughn 11 Benjamin Kilgore - Living - Living - Living - Living - living

and Mary and everyone who considers the invitation to be one of his disciples. This is the question that will be posed and repeated thousands of times at Easter Vigil celebrations all over the world as men and women and young people are welcomed into full communion with the Catholic Church. For some past and present, Jesus claims were unbelievable! Well, one of the goals of the Lenten season is to learn to not put so much stock in conventional wisdom of what is or is not believable or achievable. For once you align yourself with God, anything is possible yes, even now!

Fri

Attendance

Bible Study meets every Wednesday at 7:00pm in the School Cafeteria.

The Light is On For You


By experiencing Christs mercy in Confession, we are more able to show that mercy to others. The Sacrament of Confession is a means of restoring peace (Cardinal Donald Wuerl). Are you having difficulty forgiving a friend or a loved one? Have you considered seeking forgiveness first? Often times we find forgiving difficult because we dont ask for forgiveness. You cant give what you dont have. If you havent opened yourself to the gift of forgiveness that God wants to give you then you close yourself off to giving the gift to others. Its time to open your heart and let it go. Come and begin again with the Sacrament of Reconciliation!
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Copyright Father Patrick A Smith, 2014


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5th Sunday of Lent

THIS SUNDAYS SECOND COLLECTION IS FOR OUR PARISH SCHOOL NEXT SUNDAYS APRIL 13, 2014 SECOND COLLECTION IS FOR OUR CHURCH RENOVATION FUND St. Augustine School Love to Learn; Learn to Love
SR. GLORIA AGUMAGU, HHCJ PRINCIPAL INFORMATION: 202-6672608

Catholic Education Corner


Saint Augusne School is now registering for the 2014-2015 school year for grades Pre-K3, Pre-K4 through Eighth. For an applicaon or more informaon, please contact the school oce at 202667-2608 or email: admissions@saintaugusne-dc.org.

Please Pray for the Sick and Homebound


John Adams, Sr. Beatrice Alexander Nora Basey Luke Baysmore Evelyn Bezell Frances Brooks Mary Burgan Eric Brown Eunice Brown Andrew Burton Angela Callighan Agnes Carey Elizabeth Carter Antonia Cayabas Phillip Cephas Vincent Clarke, Sr. John Tyrone Clayton Annie Cole John Collins Tommie Cunningham Pauline Dines Susan Epps Vikki Fackler Richard B. Fowler Barbara Ferguson Daniel Galloway Inez Gaskins Charles Gathers Thelma Givens Valencia Green Delores V. Greene Frances Gulston Christopher Hammond Grace Hansberry Brian Harvery John Harris Patricia Herndon Emily Hill Deborah Jackson Eleanor Johnson Francis Kelly Benjamin Kilgore Sedonia Labee Keats Labule Louisa Lee Mary Leonard Bernadette Mahoney Von Martin Catherine Mason Florence Matthews Edna Mills Michale Matthews James McNarmara Leona Miller Joyce Morton Sylvia Monroe Julius Oben Theresa Purcell George Queen Ashley Redhead, Jr. Lisa Rivera Ruby Roberts Doris Silas Gertina Simms Kathleen Simms George Simmons Mary Smith Donnie Stewart Kim Stoutamire Marcia Taylor Willis Thomas Juanita Towns Selma Twitty Beatrice Twyman Terry Vaughn Esperanza Walker Betty Washington Lillie White Teresa Wilkinson Virginia Winston Lozzie York

ANOINTING OF THE SICK


The Spring Anoinng of the Sick will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the 10:00am Mass. Registraon required. Sign-Up Sheets are at the Ushers Table in the back of the Church.
Jubilarian Mass for Married Couples

On Sunday, June 15, 2014, at 2:00 pm, Cardinal Donald Wuerl will celebrate the annual Mass for couples married 25, 30, 35, 40, 50, and 51+. Please call the parish office at 202-265-1470 to register. The deadline is April 18, 2014. Stations of the Cross Please join us for Stations of the Cross this Friday after 12:10 Mass and at 7:30 p.m. Our special intention this Friday will be for those suffering from addiction.

Please Pray for Our Dead

Parish Pastoral Council Pastoral Parish Council Meetings are held every 3rd Saturday of the month at 9:00 am in the Gingras Center. Meetings are open to all parishioners.

RCIA Do you have an audio/visual talent that you would like to share so that we can all fully witness the experience of those being baptized at the Easter Vigil? If yes, please contact Mary Beth at staugrcia@gmail.com.
SHARE Packages SHARE Packages for the month of April are now on sale at the Ushers Table. See the Share Representative at the back Church. of the

PARK FREE SUNDAYS FROM 9AM-4PM REEVES CENTER U STREET AT 14TH STREET NW ENTER ON U STREET
Our Parish Bookstore and Gift Shop

Opens before and after weekend Masses. Use Visa or MasterCard ($10 min), check ($5min), or cash to buy: Bibles - Missals - Rosaries - Books on the Pope, Saints, Parish History, Faith, Discernment, Marriage, Childrens Books, Father Pats Homilies and more.

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC, RECEIVING CONFIRMATION? SPONSORING INQUIRERS? RCIA MEETS TUESDAYS AT 6:45 8:45PM IN THE GINGRAS CENTER - SABRINA WILLIAMS AT 202-294-6990.
SEE GINGRAS CENTER BULLETIN BOARD FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS OF AVAILABLE EMPLOYMENT, YOUTH AND ADULT OPPORTUNITIES .