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St.

Augustine Church, Barberton, OH – August 25, 2019

Dearly Departed
Betty Riley & John C. Vargo Jr.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord!

READINGS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 26


Monday 1 Thes 1:1-5,8b-10, Ps149:1-2,3-4,5-6,9, Mt 23:13-22
Tuesday 1 Thes 2:1-8, Ps 139:1-3,4-6, Mt 23:23-26
Wednesday 1 Thes 2:9-13, Ps 139:7-8,9-10,11-12, Mt 23:27-32
Thursday 1 Thes 3:7-13, Ps 90:3-5,12-13,14,17, Mk 6:17-29
Friday 1 Thes 4:1-8, Ps 97:1,2,5-6,10,11-12, Jt 25:1-13
Saturday 1 Thes 4:9-11, Ps 1,7-8,9, Mt 25:14-30
Sunday Sir 3:17-18,20,28-29, Ps 68:4-5,6-7,10-11, Heb 12:18-19,22-24a, Lk
14:1,7-14

364 Holy Hours were kept before the Blessed Sacrament this past week. “Christians should
be impressed with deepest gratitude at the sight of God manifested in Eucharistic Adoration.
Whoever disregards this wonderful gift of God forgets and ignores the fact, that in the Host,
the same God is present who once in human form walked upon the earth and once laid in the
crib. In Eucharistic Adoration that Divine eye looks upon us whose look on the day of
judgement will fill the blessed with delight.” (Rev. Lukas Etlin, O.S.B.) “The Holy Eucharist, Our All.”
Call today for your act of faith and love. 330-745-6852 Joie.

Barberton Area Community Ministry items for the month of August are potato products, rice,
noodles or box dinners. All donations can be placed in the bench in front of the giving tree in
the vestibule of the church. Donations are picked up on Monday mornings. Thank you again
for all your support in helping us serve our brother’s and sister’s in need.

Time, Talent & Treasure


August 11 August 18
Sunday Offering $ 6,062 $ 6,648
Faith Direct Offering $ 1,625 $ 1,625
Total Offering $ 7,687 $ 8,273

Weekly Budget to meet Operating Cost $ 11,800 $ 11,800


(Shortfall) Overage $ $ (4,113) $ ( 3,527)

School Support $ 425 $ 126


Capital Support $ 135 $ 140
Endowment $ 20 $ 46
St. Vincent de Paul $ 1,240 $ 145
Organ Campaign $ 215 $ 26

Organ Campaign – Goal $660,000 Total to date $ 627,986


August 26 – September 1
Monday, August 26 – Weekday
12:05 Michael G. Miller
6:00 Confessions
Tuesday, August 27 – St. Monica
5:15 Richard J. Somerick
Wednesday, August 28 – St. Augustine, Bishop & Doctor of the Church
12:05 Ivan & Rita Morber
Thursday, August 29 – The Passion of St. John the Baptist
12:05 Kristine Hornacek
Friday, August 30 – Weekday
12:05 Victor Meeker
Saturday, August 31 – Weekday
8:30 Nick Pisanelli
3:00 Confessions
4:00 Conrad Storad Sr. (Fr. Majikas)
Sunday, September 1 – Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 Frank Paul Vargo (Fr. Majikas)
10:30 All Souls (Fr. Browne)
5:15 The People of St. Augustine Church (Fr. Browne)

Please pray for our Sick especially: Betty Bartel, Lisa Gnap, Judy Kriston, Anne
Trischan, Shanon Johnson, Joanne Ramsay, William Bedford, Carol Garman, Chad
Trischan, Pat Shemuga, Helene Van Oss, Paula Collins, Alexandra Kepler, Gary Reed,
Barb Shehan, Joe Patterson III, Lowell Potts, Sandra Walters, Bruce Hartung, Barb
Helms, Nicole Hahn, Tom Abbott, Bob & Patty Moses, Kelly Ann Eby, Kaleigh Shriver,
Dick Buehrle, Pauline Nonno, Allen Weidman, Conner Beish, Charlie Carroll, Katie
Marino, Cheryl Jackson, Roy Smith, Tara Ferguson, C.J., Bob Eckert, Paul Moon,
James Chalfant, Lori Meese, Sharon Lohan, Carole Ezell-Bell, Julian Gonzalez, Honey
Ann Zagar, Paulette Holland, Carol Newhouse, Carol Grimes, Nick Shirey, Mary
Zinkovitch, Ed Brogan, Angela Rollins, John Anzaldi, Gary Morgan, Pam
Schlernitzauer, Frank Wrobel, Tom Rasicci, Sarah Brown, Laurie Shantz, Susan
Cutshall, Margaret Genet, Sarah Browne, Phil & Alyce Sherman, Kathy Steinwand,
Virginia Dellapa, Leslie Coffey, Brian Gortney, Megan Anson, Alice Rhoades, Margo
Trenta, Andy Drobnak, David Lukezic, Debbie Holben, Therese Fay, Stephen Trenta,
Michael Yurich, Ed Vesa, Tod Copaci, Di Vickers, Betty Gombaski & Kirk Shemuga
Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
“Those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Family life confirms the words of
Jesus in today’s gospel. Commitment, intimacy, loyalty, and love are the rewards of
humble service and care for one another. Pope Francis reminds us, “No family drops
down from heaven perfectly formed.” The Joy of Love #325

Now that the hot days of summer are over, we are starting Euchre back up.
Join fellow parishioners for a few friendly hands of Euchre, Friday, September
6, beginning at 6:30 in the cafeteria. Sloppy Joes will be provided, bring a
covered dish to share. See you there!

It is that time of year again! A new season of RCIA is about to begin and in order
to be hospitable and serve the Inquirers well, several things are needed: Prayer
Partners (make a commitment to pray in a regular way for an Inquirer); many
people to provide a simple snack for a weekly session and parish sponsors. It is
common for inquirers to have difficulty finding an appropriate sponsor or to have
someone who can be present for Rites celebrated and/or to be a companion on the
journey, this should not be a concern for you. If our Lord is prompting you to respond
to one of these needs – or to find out more, please call Fr. Bill Browne at 330-745-
0011. R.C.I.A. begins, Monday, September 9 at 7:00pm in the rectory.

It is hard to believe that the Annual Parish Picnic “St. A’s Safari”, is today Sunday,
August 25, following the 10:30 Mass. Events will include an Organ Concert, Day
School Open House, Music by J.G.M Band (Just Good Music), Games, Corn Hole, 1
complimentary meal, beverages and much more. Stop in and enjoy good food, fun,
and most importantly fellowship on our special day.

A "Caring and Sharing" session for those struggling with divorce, separation or widowhood will be held
on Monday, August 26 from 7:30-9:00pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary's Convent Building, 1945 Portage
Trail in Cuyahoga Falls. Marlene Maruna, a retired Social Worker, will facilitate this session. This event is
open at no charge to people of all faiths. For information call Marlene 330-607-6284.

Come and join a bible study of the Gospel of Luke. We’ll be using a study
guide with commentary and notes by Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch.
Study guides will be provided to all participants. There will be seven
weekly sessions meeting in the rectory each Monday evening starting on
September 9 at 7:00pm and running through October 21. Please contact
the church office to make a reservation. Study guides can be picked up at the rectory.

(Insert Graphic 1108-0048.tif) For couples preparing for marriage, the Pre-Cana Day
at Loyola Retreat House will be September 22. Session is held from 11:00am to
7:00pm. The cost is $75.00 per couple which includes mass, lunch & dinner. To
download a registration form and/or register, visit our website at
www.loyolaretreathouse.com or call the Retreat House at 330-896-2315.

St. Padre Pio National Shrine “Fun” Raiser – Come and join us for Dinner,
Music, Side boards, and Silent Auction, there will be a Grand prize of a 50”
Flat Screen TV. The event is held Saturday, September 28 from 6-11pm at
Birchwood Banquet Party Center; Walton Hills, OH, tickets are $35.00 per
person. For information or to purchase tickets contact Pat Shea at 330-825-4659 or
Tina a 330-468-1107. No tickets will be sold at the door. Last sale date is September
4. Help us build a National Shrine to St. Pio in Ohio.

St. Augustine Culture of life would like to invite you to participate in the Holy Hour for Life, held the First
Friday of every month at 11:00am in the church. Please join our monthly meetings to discover the many
ways you can be an Apostle for Life, and to add your input so that we may better serve this very
important ministry. We meet the first Tuesday of every month following 5:15 Mass and
Benediction. For more information contact Lynn Willig @ (330)472-9452.

The 2020 Lector Workbooks are available for pick-up in the sacristy. Please stop in to get your copy.

Pastor’s Formed Pick of the Week: “Light of Love”


We often have ideas of religious life… either kneeling in a convent or out in the streets
assisting the poor. While both of these scenes are essential to the life as a sister, Light of
Love takes a deeper look into understanding the call… the “why” of religious life. By interviewing
five sisters, from five orders across the United States, the film places viewers face to face in
intimate conversations with these amazing women. What does it mean to be called? What are
the struggles of religious life? How have you seen God move through your ministry? These
questions and others are addressed throughout the film. The film itself is very simple: 60
minutes designed for viewers to quiet their surroundings and enter into convent, the food pantry,
the hospital, and the chapel. With minimal music and simple visuals, Light of Love gives viewers
a look into the lives, suffering, and joys of religious life captured in a way like never before.
Christ’s Peace!
Fr. David Majikas

Food, Fellowship and Faith for Adults - Join us on Monday, September 16 at 7:30pm, as
we welcome our Guest speaker Fr. Jacob Bearer - Parochial Vicar at St. Francis de Sales
Parish, who will present a talk entitled “Why & How to Pray for Healing Today” at The
Tangier Bistro Bar, located at 532 West Market Street, Akron. Doors open at 7:00pm. $10
admission fee includes appetizers – cash bar available. This event is sponsored by St. Sebastian Parish,
Akron.

St. Augustine Choirs will be starting up soon and we would LOVE for new members to
join! Please don’t let a busy schedule discourage you. If you love to sing, please
consider being a part of this ministry. First rehearsals are: Adult Choir (9th grade and
up) Wednesday, September 4 at 7:00pm, School Choir (grades 3-8) Tuesday,
September 10 after the 8:30am School Mass (grades 3-8) and the Children’s Choir
Wednesday, September 18 at 6:00pm. For additional information, contact the Directory of
Music - Ivy Adams at 330-745-0011 x 118.

PSR REGISTRATION 2019-2020


PSR is offered to children starting in the first grade through eighth grade; classes are held at St.
Augustine School beginning on Sunday, September 15 from 9-10:15am in the SAC. If a child is going
into the first grade, and not attending a Catholic School or was in a Catholic school and is no longer
attending, you are able to register for PSR. Registration forms have been mailed, if you have not received
yours in the mail, or are interested in registering new child/children, or would like to volunteer, please
contact Jaclyn Snyder at 330-745-1080.
St. Augustine Parish School of Religion Registration Fee:
Parishioners of St. Augustine & All Other Parishes:
Immaculate Conception:
If paid by August 26:
1 Child $90.00 1 Child $100.00
2 or more $110.00 2 or more $120.00
If paid after August 26:
1 Child $100.00 1 Child $110.00
2 or more $120.00 2 or more $130.00
If you are in need of a scholarship, please let me know and we can work something out.
Should you have any questions, please contact Jaclyn Snyder at 330-745-1080.

Due to Labor Day, the September 8 bulletin must be submitted by Thursday, August
29. All information must be into the rectory by 9:00am on the 29. Please plan ahead.

(Insert Graphic 2119-0004.tif) St. Augustine Rectory will be closed Monday, September 2 for Labor Day.
Mass will be held at 9:00am and there will not be confessions that evening. Please mark your calendars
accordingly.

CATHOLIC CEMETERIES ASSOCIATION - MONTHLY GRIEF SUPPORT – SEPTEMBER 15


Our next Support Group is Sunday, September 15 beginning at 3:00pm, Holy Cross Cemetery,
Akron. The topic for September will be: Survivor’s Guilt & The What Ifs. We have three new Sunday
Grief Support Group locations starting this Fall: Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland (Miles Ave) starts
September 15; All Saints Cemetery, Northfield starts October 20; All Souls Cemetery, Chardon starts
November 17. If you are interested in participating at these new Grief Support Group locations, please
contact Rhonda at rabrams@clecem.org or call 216-930-4866. A reservation is not required, but is
appreciated.

THANK YOU to Bob Danko for many years of service in the Funeral Servers Ministry. Bob has
decided to retire from service and we want him to know how much the parish appreciated his
availability and willingness to be on the altar for funerals. Again, thank you Bob!
By the way, the Funeral Servers Ministry is desperate for additional members. If you have even
one day off during the week that you would be available to serve for a funeral, please call Tom
Logsdon (330) 745-1373.

Called to Communion on AM 1260 The Rock -What’s stopping you from becoming Catholic?
Dr. David Anders answers questions about the Catholic Church on Called to Communion
Sunday-Friday at 2pm on AM 1260 The Rock. If you or someone you know is interested in
becoming a Catholic, contact your parish office for information on the Rite of Christian Initiation
of Adults. For a full schedule of other programs on AM 1260 The Rock, visit
www.am1260therock.com.

The next Cleveland Retrouvaille Weekend is scheduled for September 27-29, 2019 -
This is a Lifeline for Troubled Marriages . Has your marriage become unloving or
uncaring – your relationship cold, distant – thinking about a separation or
divorce? Are you already separated/divorced but both of you want to try again? Then
the Retrouvaille program may help. RETROUVAILLE, which means rediscovery, is
supported by the Catholic diocese of Cleveland, but it is open to couples of all faiths. This program
consists of a weekend experience for couples and six follow up sessions. A registration fee of $150 is
required to confirm your reservation. For more information concerning the program, or to register, please
call Marce or Liz Gliha at 440.357.6580 or 1.800.470.2230, or go online to www.helpourmarriage.org.

Please keep in mind, for many, school has already begun; St. Augustine School starts,
Tuesday, August 27. Please drive carefully and keep our students in your prayers.

Special Dates to Remember:


August 25 – Parish Picnic & Day School Open House
August 27 – First day of School at St. Augustine
August 28 – Information due for September 8 bulletin
September 2 – Labor Day, Mass at 9:00am no confessions that evening and the
rectory will be closed
September 6 - Euchre back in session, 6:30pm in the cafeteria
September 15 – PSR begins at 9:00am in the school