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Augustine Church, Barberton, OH January 31, 2016)


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Monday, February 1 Weekday
12:05 Jake Willig
6:00 Confessions
Tuesday, February 2 The Presentation of the Lord
8:30 School Mass Don Snyder
5:15 Richard McCulligan
Wednesday, February 3 Weekday
12:05 Mary Geraldine Witt
Thursday, February 4 Weekday
12:05 Mary Cirignano
Friday, February 5 St. Agatha, Virgin & Martyr
12:05 Bob Luxeder
Saturday, February 6 St. Paul Miki & Companions, Martyrs
8:30 Paul E. Swaino Jr.
3:00 Confessions
4:00 Josephine Cornacchione (Fr. Glaros)
5:15 Holy Hour Our Lady of Fatima
Sunday, February 7 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 Martin Zwick Anniversary (Fr. Glaros)
10:30 Karen Jones Anniversary (Fr. Majikas)
5:15 The People of St. Augustine Church (Fr. Smith)
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Readings for the Week of February 1


2 Sm 15:13-14,30;16:5-13, Ps 3:2-3,4-5,6-7, Mk 5:1-20
Mal 3:1-4, Ps 24:7,8,9,10, Heb 2:14-18, Lk 2:22-40
2 Sm 24:2,9-17, Ps 32:1-2,5,6,7, Mk 6:1-6
1 Kgs 2:1-4,10-12, 1 Chr 29:10,11,11-12,12, Mk 6:7-13
Sir 47:2-11, Ps 18:31,47,50,51, Mk 6:14-29
1 Kgs 3:4-13, Ps 119:9,10,11,12,13,14, Mk 6:30-34
Is 6:1-2a,3-8, Ps 138:1-2,2-3,4-5,7-8, 1 Cor 15:1-11, Lk 5:1-11
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Time, Talent & Treasure

Sunday Offering
Faith Direct Offering
1,662
Total Offering
8,313

January 17
7,283

January 24
6,651

1,662

8,945

Weekly Budget to meet Operating Cost $


11,800
(Shortfall) Overage
$
$
(3,487)
School Support
Capital Support
St. Vincent de Paul
1,183
Parish Endowment
196
Catholic University
131
Latin America Mission

$
$

11,800

(2,855)

131
40

$
$

588
1,021

82

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286

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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Jesus encounters resistance to his mercy from his indignant neighbors in todays
gospel as he begins his ministry. Sometimes, families can resist members who are
seeking to follow a new direction from God. Families that practice flexibility and
openness are helpful to those seeking Gods calling in their lives.
Insert Graphic 2000-0047.tif) Please pray for our Sick especially: Karl Bartel, John
Baylock, Joseph Benear, Betty Bartel, Jack Weigand, Lisa Gnap, Irene Lyle, Jenny
Moslowski, Mike Macko, Judy Kriston, Anne Trischan, Fred Kormanic, Shanon
Johnson, Tina Muren, Betty Morlan, JoAnn Mullett, Stephen Deibel, Joanne Ramsay,
Leroy Morlan, Jason Glaros, William Bedford. Karen Gondor, Carol Garman, Chad
Trischan, Pat Shemuga, Andrew Somercik, Helene Van Oss, Paula Collins, Jodi
Johnson, Paulette Holland, Alexandra Kepler, Gary Reed, Kristine Hornacek, Vicki
Martin, Camilla Pieffer, Barb Shehan, Gloria Rondy, Joe Patterson III, Lowell Potts,
Sandra Walters, Bruce Hartung, Barb Helms, Sherrie Owens, Nicole Hahn, Carol
Hendricks, Marilyn Dugan, Clay Walton, Eileen Gustafson, Tom Abbott, Florence
Vesalo, Bob & Patty Moses, Therese Weigand, Marge OBoyle, Bill Judge & Agnes
Hurley
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Kylie Grace Yoak
Daughter of Kipp & Amanda (Norman) Yoak
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Jean Bechter & Linda Plummer


Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord!

Mercy is the beating heart of the Gospel

Pope Francis writes: It is


absolutely essential for the Church and for the credibility of her message that she
herself live and testify to mercy. Mercy, he says, is the beating heart of the
Gospel (Misericordiae Vultus). To live mercy, we must rediscover both the spiritual
works of mercy (counsel the doubtful, instruct the ignorant, admonish sinners,
comfort the afflicted, forgive offences, bear patiently those who do us ill, and pray

for the living and the dead), and the corporal works of mercy (feed the hungry, give
drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger, heal the sick, visit the
imprisoned, and bury the dead). Which spiritual works of mercy might Christ be
calling you to practice? Which corporal works of mercy?
325 Holy Hours were kept with Our Lord in Eucharistic Adoration last week. "If the
Pope himself would give you a special invitation to visit him in the Vatican, this honor
would be nothing in comparison to the honor and dignity that Jesus himself bestows
upon you with the invitation of spending one hour with him in the Blessed Sacrament."
(Pope Paul VI) Let us answer that call, contact Judy Soltis at 330-212-0926 for more
information.
Barberton Area Community Ministries item for the Month of February is Soup. 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 brothers and sisters
in need.
The Charismatic Prayer Group will meet today Sunday, January 31 at 6:30pm in the rectory. All
are encouraged to attend, reservations are not necessary.
The Declaration of Independence declares our God-given right to life, the
Constitution secures this right for us and our posterity, and the 14 th Amendment
says that no state may deny life to any person without due process of law. As
Christians, we need to pursue legislative and initiative efforts until all human beings
are protected without exception as our governing documents intended, and to elect
legislators who pursue the same goals. Today we are joining with Right to Life of
Northeast Ohio and dozens of area churches in the annual Signature Media
Campaign. Volunteers will be in the back of the church accepting signatures that
will be sent to our legislators to emphasize our beliefs and to collect donations to
support pro-life multimedia education. Thank you for helping us Build a Culture of
Life!
(Insert Graphic 2404-0067.tif) The next Coffee and Donuts will be served Sunday,
February 7 following the 10:30 Mass, hosts will be Larry & Charlotte Smart. Plan to
stop in for a sweet treat before heading home.
A Catholic Cemetery, like a Catholic Funeral is for the living, and the dead. Please join us for a
Cemetery/Funeral Pre-Planning Workshop and Presentation Saturday, January 30, 1:00pm at Holy
Cross Cemetery 100 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. Cemetery/ funeral costs have become the third
largest expense most families will pay for in their lifetime. Important information you will need to
know! This workshop is free, registration is appreciated. Light snacks and refreshments will be
provided. For more information visit www.clecem.org.
As the Year of Consecrated Life moves towards its completion, please join Bishop Richard
Lennon today Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 5:30pm Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the
Evangelist to recognize and give thanks for those who have consecrated their lives to God and
the Church. The consecrated life is one way that women and men live out their baptismal
commitment as followers of Jesus. On February 7, World Day for Consecrated Life, let us

remember in prayer those women and men discerning their call to religious life may they be
given great courage to seek ther vocation.
Its time for the only fund raiser for the Magic City Kiwanis Esther Ryan Childrens
Shoe Fund. As in the past few years, we hold the Spaghetti Dinner at Prince of
Peace on Shannon Avenue, February 5 from 4-7:00pm. Prices are $6.00 for adults
and $3.00 for children. Hope to see you there.
Have you purchased your tickets to The Ultimate Bobcat Ethnic Bash Annual Reverse Raffle being
held in the SAC on Saturday, February 6? There are a few tickets left, fun begins at 6:00pm. Dont miss
out on the opportunity to support the athletes of St. Augustine while enjoying wonderful food and
fellowship. Ticket prices are $35.00 each, additional dinner tickets are $10.00. You can purchase your
ticket through the rectory, school or any of the board members. Check out the list of Silent Auction items
on Facebook: St.Augustine Athletics.
THE SHROVE TUESDAY CARD PARTY will be held in the SAC Tuesday, February 9,
doors open at 5:30 pm. Card party will run from 6:30 - 9 pm. Dinner served at 6:30
pm. Ticket price: Presale $8; $10 after 2/7/16. Tickets will be sold following Mass
today.
The next Book Club meeting will be held in the rectory on Thursday, February 11 at
1:00pm. Join us as we continue discussing My Life with the Saints, chapters 6-9.
Participation is OPEN to all men and women in the parish. If you would like to sit in
for a session or two, please know you are welcome to do so.
To assist people in their understanding of the Churchs teachings on marriage, divorce, remarriage and
annulments as a path to healing and closure, the Tribunal of the Diocese of Cleveland will offer First Step
on Wednesday, February 17 beginning at 7:00pm at Holy Family Church, 3179 Kent Road in Stow, Room
1 below the church. There is no cost and reservations are not necessary.
Mark the Date - Wednesday, February 24, 2016 our parish and all of the parishes in
the Diocese will again offer An Evening of Confession from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
Parishioners are asked to evangelize by inviting family or friends who are away from
the Church to join in this special Lenten practice. Priests at all parishes will be
present for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. As Pope Francis says, The joy of God is
the joy of forgiveness More information is available at www.welcomecaholics.com.
St. Augustine Culture of Life sponsors a Holy Hour for Life on the First Friday of
every month at 11:00AM followed by Holy Mass and witnessing at the abortion
clinic. We have also maintained since the summer of 2012 a Holy Hour for Religious
Freedom featuring a Patriotic Rosary every Wednesday from 1:00-2:00PM. This
years Spiritual Adoption is about to conclude with a baby shower to be held on
February 28 following the 10:30 Mass. The baby shower will benefit both the
Community Pregnancy Center and our own St. Elizabeth Ministry. The Culture of Life
meets in the rectory following the 5:15 PM Mass and Benediction on the first
Tuesday of every month. All are cordially invited to participate and contribute their

ideas, prayers and deeds to answer the call of St. John Paul II to build a new Culture
of Life. For more information
Contact Lynn Willig at 330-472-9452.
SAVE THE DATE FOR HOPE (Healing Our Pain Every day) a faith-based, safe
and fun weekend retreat for teens ages 13-17 years old, coping with the death of a
parent, grandparent or sibling.

It will be Saturday, April 23 at 9:30am until

Sunday, April 24 at 4:30pm at Our Lady of Victory in Tallmadge.

For more

information or to register, contact Linda Herold at 330-633-3637.

St. Augustine Preschool is celebrating 20 years of service to our


families and the community this year. The Preschool has touched
many lives through the years and we would love to hear from you with
stories, photos, or just great memories. You may contact Kathy Bogdan at
the Preschool at 330-745-5735 or at staugpreschool@gmail.com. You may
also contact Bernadette at the rectory at augustine1898@rrbiznet.com.
Thanks so much. I look forward to hearing from you soon with wonderful
memories!
The 2016 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal actively begins in each parish this weekend!
Please refer to the insert in this weeks bulletin which includes parish goal information and
an overview of the importance of Catholic Charities in our communities. This years appeal
theme is: Love Powers Our Mission. The love of Jesus powers our mission at Catholic
Charities. With your help we reach out to people who suffer from personal loss, disabilities,
violence, hunger, and poverty. As the People of God we are one human family, with a bond
that enriches our society and provided grace to overcome every obstacle. We are called to
carry out the teachings of Jesus Christ with mercy, charity, and thanksgiving. How will you
respond? As in the past the in-pew commitment process will take place next weekend
February 6-7.Please consider making a generous pledge to support the ministries and
services provided by Catholic Charities.