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Augustine Church, Barberton, OH) (November 11, 2012)

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

The widow in todays gospel gave everything she had. She didnt hold back, she trusted that God would care for her. In our homes we are called to imitate the widow and invest totally in one another, paying with the coins of generous love and empowering trust.
Living Faith in November: Praise the Lord my Soul (Ps. 14) Have you experienced a time when you put all of your faith in someone or God? How did it feel to do this? As the widow in the story contributed her whole livelihood, how are you able to contribute?

To the extent that he freely cooperates, mans thoughts and affections, mentality and conduct are slowly purified and transformed, on a journey that is never completely finished in life. (PF 6) 321 Holy Hours were kept before the Blessed Sacrament this past week. "It is not to remain in a golden ciborium that He comes down each day from Heaven, but to find another Heaven, the Heaven of our soul in which He takes delight." (St Therese of Lisieux) This blessing is here for everyone. Can you really say no? Please contact Judy Soltis at 330-212-0926. Anyone interested in receiving a complimentary video of the 50th Anniversary of Perpetual Adoration, please contact the rectory at 330-745-0011 to reserve your copy. (Insert Graphic 2404-0062.tif) The next Coffee & Donuts will be Sunday, November 18 following the 8:00 and 10:30 Masses. Hosts will be John & Helen Deibel and Lucina Roth & Barb Vargo. This is an opportunity for fellowship before heading home to begin your busy week. (Insert Graphic 2404-0106.tif) Barberton Area Community Ministries item for the Month of November is Vegetables; corn, peas, carrots or green beans. 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 Hopes - items for the month of November 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. Join us as we journey through Catholicism Thursday, December 6 when we discover The Star of Bethlehem Unlock the Mystery of the Star. Registration forms are available on the bookrack. Sessions will be held at Immaculate Conception Church Waldeisen Hall from 6:00-9:00pm. Enjoy a meal from 6:00-6:30pm followed by the session. All are welcome to attend.
Attention Youth Group: Youth Group will meet tonight November 11 in the SAC at 6:00pm the session will conclude at 8:00pm. All students in High School are welcome to attend, please bring a friend. This is an opportunity for the youth of the parish to grow in knowledge and friendship. Hope to see you there, the next meeting will be November 18.

Holy Hour person of the Week: Mary Hrabusa

Next weeks Collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development needs your support. With the tradition of improving education, housing situations, and economic development, CCHD continues to make a positive impact in communities nationwide. Fight poverty in America. Defend human dignity. Give to the CCHD Collection. Come and support St. Augustine PTO while enjoying a delicious meal at the Norton Wendys, 3178 Greenwich Rd, Norton on Thursday, November 15. Choose to dine in or drive-thru and 10% of all sales between 5-8pm will go to benefit the St. Augustine PTO. (Insert Graphic 2130.0050.tif) THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY BULLETIN SCHEDULE: Information for the Sunday, November 25 bulletin must be submitted to the rectory by Thursday, November 15, information for the December 2 bulletin must be submitted by Wednesday, November 21. ANOINTING OF THE SICK MASS St. Augustine fifth grade school and PSR students would like to invite you to attend our annual Anointing of the Sick Mass on Saturday, November17 at the 4:00pm Mass. Anyone in need of physical, emotional and spiritual healing is invited to attend. If you know someone in need of this healing Sacrament, please feel free to invite them to this special Mass, they do not have to be a parishioner to participate. Holy Land Gifts will be at St. Augustine Church the weekend of November 17 & 18. There will be a display (in the school) of hand carved items such as nativity scenes, crucifixes, rosaries, the last supper and much more. Please take a moment to stop by, all items are available for purchase and make wonderful gifts for loved ones. Insert Graphic 2130-0071.tif) Please note that Mass on Thanksgiving Day (November 22) will be at 9:00am. Canned goods will be collected during the offertory and then placed in the Christmas Baskets to be delivered to the needy. Please be generous. (Insert Graphic 2404-0091.tif) The Christmas Season is fast approaching with the Barberton Christmas Walk right around the corner, Saturday, November 24. Festivities will once again include the chili, hot chocolate & cookie booth on the rectory lawn. We are looking for volunteers to help spread Christmas cheer to the community by donating baked goodies and serving in the booth. If you are interested in helping, please contact Mary King at 330-745-0011 extension 15. This is a great opportunity for eighth grade students to earn service hours. (Insert Graphic 2107-0027.tif) Please join St. Augustine as we kick off the Christmas Season, Saturday, November 24 with the annual free concert that fills the church with music. The evening will begin at 6:30 with a group of Flutists performing a variety of Christmas Music followed then by the children of St. Augustine at 7:00pm with their assortment of Christmas Carols. Refreshments will be served on the lawn following the concert; this is in conjunction with the Downtown Christmas Walk. Attention Shoppers: St. Monicas Gift Shop is now open and ready to assist you in your shopping needs. Take a few moments to stop in and see the new merchandise offered. The Gift Shop is open on Sunday following the 8:00 Mass and before the 10:30 Mass. In case you are counting, there are 44 days until Christmas. In the November envelope packets, there is an envelope for Christmas Flowers. Donations to the Flower Fund help to defray costs of flowers and decorations in our church during the upcoming holiday 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 have made a contribution, please drop an envelope in the offertory basket with the name of your intention.

(Insert Graphic 2000-0042.tif) PRAY FOR THE SICK Patrick Blasdel, Patricia Patterson, Karl Bartel, Jennifer Marco, Jacob Hurley, Betty Morlan, Sharon Lohan, Pat Gable, John Baylock, Ann Pipol, Eugene Van Oss & Vivian Heim LIFE HAS CHANGED, NOT ENDED
Ethel M. Rosio, Anthony & Jolan Serets & Kathleen Pogue Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord! (Insert Graphic 2407-0018.tif) HOME RUN FOR THE HOMELESS 4-mile run and 1 mile walk, Thanksgiving morning at 8:30 am will begin at 419 W. Exchange Street, Akron. Proceeds will benefit all volunteer nonprofit Gennesaret, Inc., which houses homeless families and feeds the poor in its soup Kitchen in Akron. For more information, please call Bob & Mary Dirgo at 330-923-2222 or visit our website (Insert Graphic 1300-0021.tif) Stewardship: Time, Talent & Treasure November 4 $ 8,780 $ 1,791 $ 10,571 $ $ $ 566 941 950

Sunday Offering Faith Direct Offering Total Offerings St. Vincent De Paul School Support All Saint & All Souls Day

Year to date Income Year to Date Expenses Difference

COMPARATIVE FIGURES November 4 12-13 11-12 $ 583,499 $ 587,457 $ 583,075 $ 568,436 $ 424 $ 19,021 CAPITAL CAMPAIGN $ 1,524,138 $ 102,560

Spent to date Amount on Deposit

The Divorced, Separated and Widowed Catholics of Akron is sponsoring a talk by Father Donald Petkash, SJ from the Office of Missions at Walsh Jesuit High School. Father Petkash will speak on The Power of Prayer. It will be held on Monday, November 12th at 7:30 pm 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 7:15 pm. For more information please call Frank 330-801-0527 or Sharon 330-612-3635. There will be a second collection today for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The devastation and destruction caused by this hurricane is being felt in many Diocese of the United States, especially those on the Eastern Coast. Millions of people are in need of assistance and Catholic Charities (USA) is among the primary responders. Please be generous!

(Insert Graphic 1000-0005.tif) November 12-18 Monday, November 12 St. Josaphat, Bishop & Martyr 12:05 James A. Colombo Anniversary 5:30 Rudy Pramik - *I.C. Tuesday, November 13 St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin 8:00 Mary Pantuso - ****G.A. 5:15 Jack Istvan Anniversary Wednesday, November 14 Weekday 8:30 June Renaud & Dan Davister 12:05 Gary Schrader 5:30 Fr. Claude Gaebelein Anniversary *I.C. Thursday, November 15 - Weekday No Mass Friday, November 16 Weekday 12:05 Michael Jerin, Sr. 5:30 Margaret Somerick - *I.C. Saturday, November 17 St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious 8:00 Anna Lazar - ***Sac. Hrt. 8:30 Loretta Mackey 4:00 Bob Buchanan Anointing of the Sick Mass 4:30 Margaret Somerick - **Nativity Sunday, November 18 Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 8:00 Martin & Johanna Znidarsic 10:30 The People of St. Augustine Parish 5:00 Bartel & Weigand families - ***Sac. Hrt. *Mass will be honored at Immaculate Conception Church, Kenmore **Mass will be honored at Nativity of the Lord Jesus, Akron ***Mass will be honored at Sacred Heart, Wadsworth ****Mass will be honored at Guardian Angels, Copley Readings for the Week of November 12 Monday Ti 1:1-9, Ps 24:1-6, Lk 17:1-6 Tuesday Ti 2:1-8,11-14, Ps 37:3-4,18,23,27,29, Lk 17:7-10 Wednesday Ti 3:1-7, Ps 23:1-6, Lk 17:11-19 Thursday Phlm 7-20, Ps 146:7-10, Lk 17:20-25 Friday 2 Jn 4-9, Ps 119:1-2,10-11,17-18, Lk 17:26-37 Saturday 3 Jn 5-8, Ps 112:1-6, Lk 18:1-8 Sunday Dn 12:1-3, Ps 16:5,8-11, Heb 10:11-14,18, Mk 13:24-32 When you plan your Christmas shopping this year, dont forget about St. Augustines Amazon partnership. If you are planning to shop via the web, please long onto our home page at and click on the amazon link under the navigation bar. Whether you make purchases early or wait until last minute, St. Augustine and Amazon have your Christmas shopping connection. Thank you for your participation in this year round fund raiser. Do you ever wish you were more comfortable sharing your faith with others? St. Augustine Church will welcome Terri Baldwin, Director of the Office of Evangelization, on Tuesday, December 4, at 7:00pm in the school cafeteria. This even will, in an enjoyable manner, teach adults and/or children how to witness to their faith to others in everyday situations. Come learn how to PASS IT ON