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Augustine Church, Barberton, OH) (September 9, 2012) Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time The deaf man in today’s gospel had friends who brought him to Jesus for help. We are often deaf to one another and don’t know it. We hurt others when we listen but do not hear. Take a tip from the deaf man and his friends---recognize our deafness and then ask God to heal us. (Insert graphic 1106-0086)
364 adorers spent one hour last week with Our Lord in Eucharistic Adoration. In its fullest essence.....Eucharistic Adoration is "God and Man reaching out for each other at the same time!" How can you turn away when God is reaching out to you? Open hour: Saturday morning 10-11 am. Please contact Judy Soltis at 330-212-0926 with your yes….

(Insert Graphic 2404-0106.tif) Barberton Area Community Ministries item for the Month of September is Peanut Butter & Jelly. Please bring your donations when you come to Mass and place them in the bench in front of the giving tree in the vestibule, together we can help those less fortunate. Items will be delivered to BACM on Monday morning.
Springtime of Hope’s - item for the month of September is toilet paper. 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 in advance for your help in this matter. For more information, please contact Greg Meier at 330-289-3987. (Insert Graphic 1700-0029.tif) Attention Cantors: Wednesday, September 12 there will be a special cantor practice in the choir loft beginning at 7:00pm. This is an opportunity to go over the new Gloria which will be implemented soon as well as new pieces to add to our repertoire. Please make this a priority, all voices are needed. (Insert Graphic 2404-0062.tif) Fall is just around the corner and with it comes Coffee and Donuts. Sunday, September 23 will be the first Coffee and Donuts of the season following the 8:00am and 10:30am Masses.

NEW MEMBER WELCOME PICNIC: Fr. David cordially invites everyone who joined St. Augustine in the last year to participate in a picnic dinner at the Rectory on Sunday, September 16 immediately following the 10:30 Mass. Please call the Rectory to let us know how many from your immediate family will attend (7450011). Thank you! The rcia (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the primary way those who are hungering for a deeper relationship with God, perhaps through Catholicism, learn about and explore our Faith. Sessions for 2012-13 begin on Monday, September 10, at 7:00 pm in the Rectory Meeting Room. Any non-catechized* Catholic is welcome to participate. Folks are invited to come even if they have not registered in advance. (*Non-catechized Catholics are those who were baptized Catholic but have not made their First Communion.)

Rcia NEEDS: Generous parishioners willing to provide refreshments (paper products and
beverages are provided); Prayer Partners; men and women to serve as parish sponsors. To volunteer or find out more, please call Karen at 745-0011 x 18. Thank you to all who evangelize in one of these ways!
(Insert Graphic 2407-0017.tif) Join the Cleveland Indians for Mass and a Ball game for Catholic Family Day at Progressive Field on September 30, 2012. Pre-Game Mass begins at 10:15 in the Ball Park, tickets start at $14.00. Forms to purchase tickets are available on the bookrack. For any additional questions, please contact 216-420-4162 or email GO TRIBE!

The Divorced, Separated and Widowed Catholics of Akron is sponsoring a talk by a representative from the Akron YMCA. He will speak about the benefits of exercise and will lead us through basic exercises that can be done without equipment. It will be held on Monday, September 10 at 7:30pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Convent Building, 1945 Portage Trail in Cuyahoga Falls. This event is open at no cost to single people of all faiths. Refreshments will be served at 7:15pm. For information contact Frank 330-801-0527 or Sharon 330-612-3635.
Medication Safety Program: Understand What You Take Join us for a free two-part Family Life Education series to learn about the medications you take and possible negative interactions you may not be aware of. The program features a talk by Dr. Tim Brown, Pharmacotherapy Specialist at Akron General Center for Family Medicine on Thursday, September 20, and individual medication reviews with expert pharmacists on Thursday, October 4. Both events are held from 11:30am-1:30pm. at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, located at 300 E. Tallmadge Ave. in Akron in McKeever Hall. Lunch will be provided. Please call (330) 762-2961 ext. 225 to RSVP. Program sponsors include Akron General, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County, and United Way of Summit County. Help for Troubled Marriages Are you looking for new life and resurrection in your marriage? Has your relationship grown cold or distant? Do you wish you knew how to grow closer? If so, then Retrouvaille may be for you. Retrouvaille is a program which helps couples to re-discover each other in a new and positive way. A Retrouvaille weekend will be held on September 14 through the 16 at the Hilton Hotel in Beachwood. A registration fee of $100 is required to confirm a reservation. For more information, call Al and Diane Miskinis at 330-665-3506 or 1-800-470-2230. You may also learn about Retrouvaille on the web at Holy Hour Family of the Week: Mr. & Mrs. John Kulig Soon the September/October St. Augustine Newsletter will be out. If you are currently not on the email list, or your email has changed,log onto and use the form at the bottom of the home page to add your email to the list.

Virtus Training:

The next Virtus Training will be Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 9am-

12:00pm in the St. Augustine School cafeteria. Anyone interest in volunteering at St. Augustine School, coaching a CYO Sport, PSR, Vacation Bible School or working with children in anyway must attend one training session. To register log onto: and follow the registration instructions. Should you have any additional questions, please contact Renee Barker at 330-745-1080.

(Insert Graphic 2000-0042.tif) PRAY FOR THE SICK Patrick Blasdel, Patricia Patterson, Karl Bartel, Jennifer Marco, Jacob Hurley, Eugene Van Oss, Debra Dolgos, Cartie Antonelli & Irene Lyle (Insert Graphic 1108-0072.tif) Jesse B. Willig & Megan L. Schreiner II Adam Isbell & Amy Fisher Life has changed, not ended
Ileane C. Spoonster & Christopher Gable Sr. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord! If you know someone on the sick list who has been restored back to health, please contact the Rectory to have their names removed from the sick list. (Insert Graphic 1300-0021.tif) Stewardship: Time, Talent & Treasure September 2 $ 9,002 $ 1,720 $ 10,722 $ 601 $ 1,227 COMPARATIVE FIGURES September 2 ’12-’13 ’11-‘12 $ 226,121 $ 189,096 $ 287,044 $ 268,226 $ (60,922) $ (79,130) CAPITAL CAMPAIGN $ 1,524,138 $ 98,708


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With the arrival of autumn, we invite you to join Faith Direct, the parish’s electronic giving program. Our to-do lists can get lengthy this back-to-school season, but Faith Direct’s eGiving program will give you one less thing to remember each week – no more envelopes to find or checks to write before heading to Mass. Enroll today by visiting and use our church code OH 278, or pick up an enrollment form from the church bookrack. Early Childhood Education will begin Sunday, September 16 in the St. Augustine Preschool during the 10:30am Mass. Children will be taught about God through song, simple crafts and play. Children ages three through kindergarten that are potty trained, are welcome to attend any class. For more information, please contact Renee Barker at 330745-1080.

(Insert Graphic 1000-0041.tif) September 10 – 16 Monday, September 10 – Weekday 8:00 All Souls - ** Sac. Hrt. 12:05 Special Intentions Tuesday, September 11 – Weekday 8:00 Orrin & Gladys Richards - **Sac. Hrt. 5:15 Nancy Baker – Anniversary Wednesday, September 12 – Weekday 8:00 Elizabeth C. Schick – Anniversary - *St. Seb. 8:30 Margaret Burg 12:05 Vincent M. Rasicci Thursday, September 13 – St. John Chrysostom, Bishop & Doctor – No Mass 8:15 Margaret Somerick - *St. Seb. Friday, September 14 – The Exaltation of the Holy Cross 8:00 Margaret Somerick - **Sac. Hrt. 12:05 Virginia Lysiak Saturday, September 15 – Our Lady of Sorrows 8:00 Marge Weigand - **Sac. Hrt. 8:00 Special Intentions - *St. Seb. 8:30 Tamako Zwick – Anniversary 4:00 Nicholas Tindell Sunday, September 16 – Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8:00 William Fezell - **Sac. Hrt. 8:00 Kimberly & Karen Jones 10:30 The People of St. Augustine Parish 11:30 Dan Incorvati - **Sac. Hrt. 5:00 Bartel & Weigand families - **Sac. Hrt. *Mass will be honored at St. Sebastian, Akron **Mass will be honored at Sacred Heart, Wadsworth Readings for the Week of September 10 1 Cor 5:1-8, Ps 5:5-7,12, Lk 6:6-11 1 Cor 6:1-11, Ps 149:1-6,9, Lk 6:12-19 1 Cor 7:25-31, Ps 45:11-12,14-17, Lk 6:20-26 1 Cor 8:1-7,11-13, Ps 139:1-3,13-14,23-24, Lk 6:27-38 Nm 21:4-9, Ps 78:1-2,34-38, Phil 2:6-11, Jn 3:13-17 1 Cor 10:14-22, Ps 116:12-13,17-18, Jn 19:25-27 Is 50:4-9, Ps 116:1-6,8-9, Jas 2:14-18, Mk 8:27-35

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In the past month several kittens have been placed on the church steps “free to a good home”. Unfortunately with the weather being as hot as it was and the age of the kittens, they had to be taken to the Summit County Pound, we are unable to care for or take in animals. You are invited to a: Candlelight Rosary Procession, Sunday, October 7, 2012 Feast of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be held on the grounds of Loyola Retreat House. All parishes in the Cleveland and Youngstown Diocese are invited to join as we honor Mary during October. Registration forms can be found on the bookrack in the vestibule of the church .