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St.

Augustine Church, Barberton, OH - April 2, 2017

April 3-9
Monday, April 3 – Lenten Weekday
11:00 Confessions
12:05 Craig Wilson
6:00 Confessions

Tuesday, April 4 – Lenten Weekday
8:30 School Mass - Frances Kosuth
5:15 All Souls

Wednesday, April 5 – Lenten Weekday
12:05 M. Geraldine Witt

Thursday, April 6 – Lenten Weekday
12:05 Alfred J. Jenney

Friday, April 7 – Lenten Weekday
11:00 Confessions
12:05 Paul & Frances Kosuth
1:15 Passion Mime
7:00 Passion Mime

Saturday, April 8 – Lenten Weekday
8:30 Robert J. Luxeder
2:00 Confessions
4:00 The People of St. Augustine Church (Fr. Majikas)

Sunday, April 9 – Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
8:00 Bette Furcsik Milich (Fr. Majikas)
10:30 Brendel Family (Fr. Browne)
5:15 Margaret Posavac (Fr. Browne)

Readings for the Week of April 3

Monday Dn 13:1-9,15-17,19-30,33-62, Ps 23:1-3,3-4,5,6, Jn 8:1-11
Tuesday Nm 21:4-9, Ps 102:2-3,16-18,19-21, Jn 8:21-30
Wednesday Dn 3:14-20,91-92,95, Dn 3:52,53,54,55,56, Jn 8:31-42
Thursday Gn 17:3-9, Ps 105:4-5,6-7,8-9, Jn 8:51-59
Friday Jer 20:10-13, Ps 18:2-3,3-4,5-6,7, Jn 10:31-42
Saturday Ez 37:21-28, Jer 31:10,11-12,13, Jn 11:45-56
Sunday Mt 21:1-11 (Procession) Is 50:4-7, Ps 22:8-9,17-18,19-20,23-24, Phil
2:6-11, Mt 26:14-27:66
Time, Talent & Treasure
Totals not available see next week’s bulletin

In today’s gospel, Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. When Lazarus came out of the
tomb, Jesus instructed his family and friends to untie the bandages that bound him.
God still depends on us to free others so they might live. Who in your family is tied up
by pride or entombed by grief or resentment? Hear Jesus’ call to “unbind him,” with
care and compassion.

Knights of Columbus Council #1617 has a facebook page….visit us at
facebook.com/barbertonohioknightsofcolumbus

Please pray for our Sick especially: John Baylock, Joseph Benear, Betty Bartel,
Jack Weigand, Lisa Gnap, Irene Lyle, Judy Kriston, Anne Trischan, Fred Kormanic,
Shanon Johnson, JoAnn Mullett, Stephen Deibel, Joanne Ramsay, William Bedford,
Carol Garman, Chad Trischan, Pat Shemuga, Andrew Somercik, Helene Van Oss,
Paula Collins, Alexandra Kepler, Gary Reed, Kristine Hornacek, Camilla Pieffer, Barb
Shehan, Joe Patterson III, Lowell Potts, Sandra Walters, Bruce Hartung, Barb Helms,
Nicole Hahn, Carol Hendricks, Tom Abbott, Bob & Patty Moses, Therese Weigand,
Marge O’Boyle, Betty Morlan, Brenda Griffin, Elizabeth Heflin, Kelly Ann Eby, Denise
Benear, Michael Scott Benear, Norma Geary Catlin, Kaleigh Shriver, Herman Gardner,
Janet Wolf, Ann Barni, Dick Buehrle, Katie Prodon, Charles Wagner, Joseph Adkins,
Lynnea Postek, Carol Soberano, Marilyn Stump, Catherine Otto, Pauline Nonno, John
Bogdan, Allen Weidman, Conner Beish, Margaret Vargo, Vivian Greene, Charlie Carroll
& Katie Marino

(George Armbruster ~ Eternal rest gran unto him, O Lord!

Wedding Banns ~ I Owen Shaffer & Anna Buckley
317 Holy Hours were kept before the Blessed Sacrament this past week. Jesus
says, “Cast all your anxieties upon the Lord who cares for you.” No one else loves
us as Jesus loves us in the Blessed Sacrament. Do we love Him Whom we receive
into our hearts in Communion? Because the clear, unmistakable way that Jesus
repeatedly asks us to love and adore Him and sow our appreciation to Him for the gift
of the Holy Eucharist is to be willing to spend a quiet Holy Hour of pray with Him in
the Blessed Sacrament.” (Fr. Martin Lucia, SS.CC) Call Kathy at 330-753-2850 or
Beth at 330-690-3726 for an hour of love and appreciation.

Thank you for your generous support of The Catholic Relief Services Collection and for helping Jesus in
disguise. Your contributions will make a difference for the poor and marginalized around the world. If
you missed the collection, it’s not too late to give! Just visit www.usccb.org/nationalcollections, and
click on the “How to Give” link on the left.

In the February/March envelope packets there is an envelope for Easter Flowers.
Donations to the Flower Fund help to defray costs of flowers and decorations in our church
during the Easter Season. For those using Faith Direct, if you choose to make a donation, please
drop an envelope in the offertory basket with the name of your intention. Donations must be
received by Monday, April 10 in order to make the flower list.

Barberton Area Community Ministries item for the Month of April is Pasta and Spaghetti Sauce. 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.

“Christ has no hands but yours…” Again this year our parish Lenten Almsgiving
project will support the St. Vincent de Paul Society which uses 100% of your
donation to help the poor of Barberton. This year we have set the goal at
$7,500. During the 40 Days of Lent, please prayerfully consider donating to this wonderful cause.
Lenten Offering Folders were passed out last weekend; each folder when full holds $10.00, there are a
few additional folders on the bookrack in the vestibule, envelopes can be found at the ends of the pews
or if you wish to use your SVDP envelope in your packet, please write Almsgiving on the envelope.
With everyone’s help, we will be able to make a difference to someone in need.

Join fellow parishioners for a few friendly hands of Euchre, Friday, May
5, beginning at 6:30 in the cafeteria. Bring a snack to share. Drinks are
provided.

Bishop Robert Barron is on a new journey to unlock the truth behind the Catholic
Church's most influential people. CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players is a multi-
part series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not
only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization. You are
invited to join us each Thursday at 7pm to 8:15pm in the rectory meeting room for
Fr. Barron’s Catholicism: The Pivotal Players, this is the last session of the series.
“The Road to Character” by David Brooks is the next selection for our parish book club which
will meet on Thursday, April 13 in the rectory at 1:00pm. The book club welcomes adult men
and women all year long, join us for some great discussions. Books are available at the library,
local bookstores or on-line. Call Anne Sweeney at 330-825-6302 for more information.

Won't YOU please pray for the grace to "proclaim the Gospel of life, with honesty and love to the people
of our time...obtain the grace to accept that Gospel as a gift ever new...the joy of celebrating it with
gratitude... and the courage to bear witness resolutely, in order to build ,together with all the people of
good will, the civilization of truth and love to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life"
St. John Paul II St. Augustine 's Culture of Life meets the first Tuesday of every month following 5:15
Mass and Benediction for more information contact Lynn Willig @ 330-472-9452

Come and see Medjugorje through the eyes of 7 Pilgrims at CineMark, Macedonia:
Sunday, April 9 at 4:00pm. Contact Jerry for tickets at: jerry.veres@yahoo.com or
216-337-9030. This is a private screening with limited tickets. Tickets are $10. each.

Retrouvaille Weekend – April 21-23, 2017 - 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 (rediscovery), which is supported by the Catholic diocese of
Cleveland but open to couples of all faiths, 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.

Want to Grow in Holiness? Want to transform your work, your marriage, your family, and your
life, but feel like you don’t have time? In our hectic day and time, St. John Paul II and St. Mother
Teresa knew that the quickest way to be transformed into a saint is through a relationship with
Our Blessed Mother. Join us as we begin a 33-day preparation for Marian Consecration. For 6
weeks, we’ll individually read about and reflect on 4 great Marian giants: St. Louis de Montfort,
St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Mother Teresa, and St. John Paul II. They’ll teach us the secrets to
drawing closer to the Heart of Jesus through the Heart of Mary. We will then meet each
Monday for a discussion, we will begin May 15. If you are not able to join us for the discussions
then you’re welcome to do it on your own. For additional information, please contact Jaclyn
Snyder at 330-745-1080 or Chris Christoff at 330-825-3431 prior to May 7.

Dear Ladies of the Parish: We are looking for women that would like to take part in the Stations
of the Cross “Mary’s Way” on Good Friday, April 14 at 7:00pm. Approximately 14 women are
needed to read one station (or more) each. There is a sign-up sheet in the sacristy. Thank you in
advance…

Please take a peek at the items in the Lost and Found basket in the vestibule of the church,
the basket is pretty full. Items left in the basket after April 30 will be donated or discarded.
St. Augustine Church welcomes those who wish to enroll in the Faith Direct online giving program. Faith
Direct allows you to support the parish using electronic funds transfer from either a bank account or
credit/debit card. If you have questions regarding the Faith Direct Program, please contact 1-866-507-
8787 or info@faithdirect.net. Registration forms can be found at the rectory or on the bookrack in the
vestibule of the church. If enrolling on-line, use code OH278.

For couples preparing for marriage, Pre-Cana Day is available on the following Sundays in 2017: April
23, May 21, June 11 & September 10. The cost is $75.00 per couple which includes dinner. To register,
visit our website at www.loyolaretreathouse.com to download a registration form or call the Retreat
House at 330-896-2315.

For those preparing to have a child baptized after Lent. One requirement is that the parents
attend a Pre-Baptism Class. The next class will be held on April 18 at Immaculate Conception
Church 7:00pm. Please call the rectory for reservations at 330-753-8429, session will be held
in Hitch Hall.

Due to early deadlines, all information for the bulletin must be submitted by 9:00 am on the following
date: for the Easter Sunday bulletin (April 16) information must be received by Thursday, April 6.
Information received after the due dates will not make the bulletin. Please plan ahead! Please note:
Tuesday, April 11 Mass will be held at 8:30am due to the Chrism Mass in Cleveland.

All votive candles in the Church will be extinguished on Wednesday, April 12
through Sunday, April 16, in anticipation of the Resurrection of the Lord.

The three most Sacred Days: These are the three most important days of the entire Christian Faith:
Jesus’ death and resurrection. Make plans to begin the Triduum by participating in the evening
Mass of the Last Supper continuing through Good Friday and the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion,
culminating in the great Easter Vigil (which is to the Church year what Sunday is to each week.)

HOLY THURSDAY SOLEMN PROCESSION – Again this year, we ask the Holy Hour adorers
and Eucharistic Ministers to participate in the Solemn Procession of Holy Thursday at the Mass of
the Lord’s Supper. Pews will be reserved for you (and your spouse) in front, on St. Joseph’s side of
the church. It has been gratifying to see so many participate in the procession each year. We
certainly hope you will be in attendance again on Holy Thursday for the very special and
meaningful liturgy.

On Good Friday our parish will take up the annual collection for the Holy Land. We ask you to be
generous. Your financial contribution will support the works of the Catholic community in the
Middle East and to protect the Holy Places and Christian Shrines. Good Friday is also a day of
abstinence from meat and a day of fast that is limited to a single full meal. The law of abstinence
binds all Catholics 14 years and older. The law of fasting binds all Catholics from their 18th birthday
until their 59th birthday.
Please note: Ushers and Lectors are needed for Holy Week. Schedules are posted in the sacristy for
lectors and in the vestibule for ushers. Please prayerfully consider volunteering and sign up as soon
as possible.

EASTER VIGIL RECEPTION: Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve, and clean up for the
celebration after the Vigil. Food donations are also requested: cheese & crackers, fruit, veggie
trays, anything “Eastery.” To volunteer please call the rectory at 330-745-0011. Any help will be
appreciated.

St. Augustine Rectory will be closed for Easter on Friday, April 14 and Monday,
April 17. There will not be confessions on Monday, March 28. The rectory will
reopen for business on Tuesday, March 29 at 8:30am. Happy Easter!