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SAINT AUGUSTINE CHURCH WASHINGTON, DC

October 27 2013

Year of Faith
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Humility: A Direct Path to Gods Heart
Is there a wrong way to pray? Apparently, yes, if todays Gospel is any indication. One clear lesson is that we should not come to prayer with a chip on our shoulder! Lets face it: Theres you with your many gifts and talents, good looks, accomplishments and, uh, your failures, sins, mistakes, and regrets! Then theres God who is All Holy, All Wise, All Faithful, All Knowing, All Powerful, Rich in mercy, generous with His graces, Creator of the Universe and overall Doer of the Impossible. Clearly this is not a relationship among equals by any stretch of the imagination. So, how do you get started praying to God the right way, and doing it every day? First, check your attitude. Acknowledge that God owes you absolutely nothing and you owe him absolutely everything! He is the source of every blessing and grace in your life and anything short of extraordinary thankfulness and daily praise is both unjust and ungrateful. With the right attitude, now you are ready to actually pray. Heres a simple way you can structure a personal prayer time. It can be summed up in the acronym, A.C.T.S. It stands for Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving, and Supplication. First, there is Adoration. You will never come to Mass and hear as an opening song: Nobody Knows the Trouble Ive Seen! There is a time for sharing your troubles but its best to start with acknowledging the God who can deliver you from them through praise and adoration. This naturally leads to Contrition because focusing on Gods goodness and holiness will inevitable make you acutely aware of how different you are from him! Have mercy on me, a sinner the tax collector said with a humble and contrite heart. We say, I confess to Almighty God and Lord have mercy right after singing the opening song of praise. Thanksgiving for this mercy and the many other blessings we have received puts what we lack in proper perspective. Finally, Supplication in the form of Petitions (asking for your own needs) and Intercessions (pleading for the needs of others) should also be a part of any daily prayer regimen. Praying with a humble spirit is the quickest way to the heart of our amazing and humble God!
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Sunday October 27 2013

Scripture Readings
30th Sunday In Ordinary Time Sir 35:12-14, 16-18 2 Tm 4:6-8, 16-18 Lk 18:9014 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Wis 11:22-12:2 2 Thes 1:11-2:2 Lk 19:1-10

Mass Intentions
Oct Oct Oct Oct Nov 28 Moltedo Family 29 Shirley Rhones 30 Charles Brooks 31 John Monte 1 Barbara Ferguson - Living - Deceased - Deceased - Living - Living 890

Attendance

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

First Friday Devotion November 1, 2013 12:10 Mass 5:30pm 6:30pm Adoration 6:30pm Novena St Martin DePorres 6:45pm Benediction 7:00pm All Saints Mass
ST AUGUSTINE SCHOOL COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN # 20000 ST. AUGUSTINE SCHOOL UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN #9670

Copyright Father Patrick A Smith, 2013


REMEMBER ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH IN YOUR WILL & BEQUESTS
SEE WEB PAGE FOR FATHER PATS SERMON NOTES

30th Sunday In Ordinary Time

THIS SUNDAYS SECOND COLLECTION IS FOR THE POOR OF THE PARISH NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2013 SECOND COLLECTION IS FOR OUR PARISH SCHOOL
St. Augustine School Love to Learn; Learn to Love
SR. GLORIA AGUMAGU, HHCJ PRINCIPAL INFORMATION: 202-6672608

Catholic Education Corner


Saint Augustine Catholic School is now registering for the 2013-2014 school year for grades Pre-K through Eighth. For an application or more information, please contact the school office at 202-6672608 or email: admissions@saintaugustine-dc.org . Liturgical Dance Ministry Celebration October 27
On Sunday, October 27th at 4pm in the church sanctuary our Liturgical Dance Ministry will have its anniversary celebration. Their theme this year is Every Praise is to our God, because God is worthy of all praise! Guests include the St. Augustine Gospel Choir and soloist Michael Jackson III. Please come out and support this ministry. A free will offering will be collected.

Please Pray for the Sick and Homebound


John Adams, Sr. Beatrice Alexander Florencia Alfonso Nora Basey Milton Bess Evelyn Bezell Thomas Brock Frances Brooks Brandon Brown Mary Burgan Eric Brown Andrew Burton Jeanina Cajou Angela Callighan Agnes Carey Elizabeth Carter Kim Cauthen Antonia Cayabas Phillip Cephas William T. Chesley Vincent Clarke, Sr. Annie Cole John Collins Tommie Cunningham Dorsey Davis Pauline Dines Joyce Dorsey Susan Epps Richard B. Fowler Barbara Ferguson Daniel Galloway Inez Gaskins Charles Gathers Margaret Green Valencia Green Delores V. Greene Thelma Givens Brian Harvey John Harris Patricia Herndon Deborah Jackson Eleanor Johnson Francis Kelly Sedonia Labee Keats Labule Louisa Lee Mary Leonard Bernadette Mahoney Sr. Philomena Malveaux Von Martin Catherine Mason Florence Matthews Edna Mills Leona Miller John Monte Joyce Morton Sylvia Monroe Albert Nellums Julius Oben Ashley Redhead, Jr. Lisa Rivera Ruby Roberts Doris Silas Gertina Simms Kathleen Simms George Simmons Mary Smith Donnie Stewart Willis Thomas Juanita Towns Selma Twitty Beatrice Twyman Terry Vaughn Esperanza Walker Betty Washington James F. Washington Lillie White Dorothea Whitaker

Holy Name Society will hold its Day of Recollection for Catholic men of the diocese on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Archbishop Carroll High School from 9:00am-3:00pm Father Patrick Smith will be the facilitator for the day. Title: The Call of Pope Francis and the role of the Catholic Men as Soldiers of Christ on this Earth

Pray For Our Dead Shirley Rhones

Pastoral Council Meetings are held every 3rd Saturday of the Month at 9:00 AM in the Gingras Center Meetings are open to all parishioners. Parish Pastoral Council Elections After each Mass on the weekend of November 16-17 2013, Saint Augustine Parishioners will have the opportunity to elect as many as 10 new members to its representative body, the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) for various 3, 2, and 1 year terms. Nomination Forms are available at the back of the Church. 1) Any registered parishioner may nominate one or several parishioners, including themselves. 2) Only one person may be nominated per form. 3) Although your nominee will be contacted by the PPC Nominations Committee, we ask that you please discuss your nomination with the person you are nominating. See the enclosed flyer for more information on how you can personally Keep the Mission in Motion at Saint Augustine Parish through your participation in the upcoming Parish Pastoral Council Elections!

If you work for the Federal or District Government The United Way Workplace Giving Program, and the Combined Federal Campaign Program are two ways that you can personally contribute toward, and encourage co-workers to support, a very worthy cause: Our Parish School! Consider designating all or a portion of your contribution to St. Augustine Catholic School. Our CFC number is 20000, and our United Way number 9670 both are listed in the bulletin. The time window for giving is now and lasts until December. Thank you for your continued support of our parish school AND for encouraging others to do so.

Share Packages for the month of November are now on sale at the Ushers Table.

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 .