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St.

Augustine Church, Barberton, OH – November 11, 2018


November 12-18
Monday, November 12 – St. Josaphat, Bishop & Martry
12:05 Fr. Claude Gabelein – Anniversary
6:00 Confessions

Tuesday, November 13 – St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin


8:30 All Souls
5:15 Beth Rataj

Wednesday, November 14 – Weekday


12:05 Mary Ann Jenney

Thursday, November 15 – Weekday


12:05 Living & Deceased of the Costanzo/Zwisler families

Friday, November 16 – Weekday


12:05 Kristine Hornacek

Saturday, November 17 – St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious


8:30 M. Geraldine Witt
3:00 Confessions
4:00 James Kennedy Sr. (Fr. Majikas)

Sunday, November 18 – Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time


8:00 Anna Lazar (Fr. Majikas)
10:30 Edward Balash (Fr. Majikas)
5:15 The People of St. Augustine Church (Fr. Misbrener)

Readings for the Week of November 12


Monday Ti 1:1-9, Ps 24:1-2,3-4,5-6, 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 23:1-3,3-4,5,6, Lk 17:11-19
Thursday Phlm 7-20, Ps 146:7,8-9,9-10, 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 112:1-2,3-4,5-6, Lk 18:1-8
Sunday Dn 12:1-3 Ps 16:5,8,9-10,11, Heb 10:11-14, 18, Mk 13:24-32

342 Holy Hours were kept before the Blessed Sacrament this past week. Jesus
promised that “all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life” (John
6:40). That active belief is what will bring us into contact with Jesus. It will open the
floodgates of his blessing and his love for us. So when you go to visit Jesus in the
Blessed Sacrament, ask him to raise up your human logic and fill it with the logic of
devine love. Ask him to reveal himself to you, and listen for his still, small voice in your heart.
After all “prayer is conversation with a God who loves to talk with us and to embrace us with his
love.” (Encountering Jesus in Adoration.) Commit to an hour and try adoration for four weeks.
One hour of your choice per week. Then, if you so desire to leave the program, by all means,
do so. Call Gene Ryan at 330-690-9661, we’ll talk about it.
Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
The widow in today’s gospel gave everything she had. She didn’t 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.

Please pray for our Sick especially: Betty Bartel, Lisa Gnap, Judy Kriston, Anne
Trischan, Shanon Johnson, Stephen Deibel, Joanne Ramsay, William Bedford, Carol
Garman, Chad Trischan, Pat Shemuga, Helene Van Oss, Paula Collins, Alexandra
Kepler, Gary Reed, Barb Shehan, Joe Patterson III, Lowell Potts, Sandra Walters, Bruce
Hartung, Barb Helms, Nicole Hahn, Tom Abbott, Bob & Patty Moses, Brenda Griffin,
Kelly Ann Eby, Kaleigh Shriver, Dick Buehrle, Pauline Nonno, Allen Weidman, Conner
Beish, Charlie Carroll, Katie Marino, Cheryl Jackson, Roy Smith, Vickey Todd, Jean
Stemmer, Tara Ferguson, C.J., Bob Eckert, Paul Moon, James Chalfant, Lori Meese,
Sharon Lohan, Carole Ezell-Bell, Lisa Von Gunten, Julian Gonzalez, Honey Ann Zagar,
Paulette Holland, Carol Newhouse, Carol Grimes, Judy Soltis, Nick Shirey, Mary
Zinkovitch, Ed Brogan, Angela Rollins, John Anzaldi, Gary Morgan, Linda Thatcher,
Amy Brickels, Margaret McConnall, Kathleen Bergreen, Patrick Mullett, Darci, Darlene
Stefansky, Scott Beitel & Nick Antonino

Rest In Peace

John Rossiter & Frances (Sally) Maurer


Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord!

Area Community Ministry item for the Month of November is Vegetables – corn, peas,
carrots, beans etc. 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.
Time, Talent & Treasure

October 28 November 4

Sunday Offering $ 6,427 $ 11,418


Faith Direct Offering $ 1,716 $ 1,716
Total Offering $ 8,143 $ 13,134

Weekly Budget to meet Operating Cost $ 11,800 $ 11,800


(Shortfall) Overage $ $ (3,657) $ 1,334

School Support $ 80 $ 913


Capital Support $ --- $ 217
Endowment Fund $ --- $ 45
St. Vincent de Paul $ 122 $ 435
All Saints $ --- $ 1,030
All Souls $ --- $ 1,201
Organ Campaign $ 31 $ 209
Sanctuary Fund – Christmas Flowers $ --- $ 800

Organ Campaign Goal $660,000 Year-to-Date $ 621,521

Next week, our second collection will be for the Catholic Campaign for Human
Development. Over 43 million people in the United States live in poverty. This
collection supports programs to empower people to identify and address the obstacles
they face as they work to bring permanent and positive changes to their communities.
Learn more about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development at
www.usccb.org/cchd/collection.

Please note: St. Augustine Rectory will be closed November 22 & 23 for Thanksgiving. The Mass on
Thanksgiving Day (November 22) will be at 9:00am. Canned goods will be collected during the offertory
and placed in the Christmas food baskets to be distributed to those in need.

The Divorced, Separated and Widowed Catholics of Akron will be sponsoring a talk on
Monday, November 12, at 7:30pm. Do you understand the difference between
Medicare and Medicaid? This event will be held at the 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 at 7:15pm. Our speakers will start
at 7:30pm. For information call Marlene at 330-607-6284.

St. Augustine Men’s Fellowship will meet in the school cafeteria from 7 8:25am on Saturday, November
17. We will continue our study of the book “The Marian Option” and we will pray a rosary for Marriage,
the Family and World Peace. All men of the parish are invited to join us.

In the October/November envelope packet, you will find an envelope for Christmas
Flowers. A donation to the Flower Fund helps to defray costs of flowers and decorations
in our church during the upcoming Christmas season. For those using Faith Direct, if you
have made a contribution, please drop the names of the intended into the offertory
basket or contact the rectory at 330-745-0011.
(Insert Graphic 2107-0218.tif) The Christmas Season is fast approaching and the Barberton Area
Jaycees are hosting the Barberton Winter Wonderland Festival on Saturday, November 24 from
4-8:00pm. Festivities once again will include performances by the St. Augustine Choir. Hot
chocolate, delicious cookies made by parishioners and chili will be served on the rectory lawn
throughout the evening. In order to make this event run smoothly, we are in need of volunteers
to help spread the Christmas Cheer. Anyone interested in helping out, please call Carolyn King
at 330-234-7302.

Attention Bakers….Start your ovens! Because of you and your baking talents, we are able to
offer cookies from the parish. Please consider making a batch or two of your favorites to be
passed out at the Christmas Walk. Cookies, cupcakes & candies can be delivered to the
school cafeteria on Friday, November 23 between the hours of 1-3pm where the elves will
be assembling treat trays for the Christmas Walk. Want to be a part of the COOKIE DECORATING
PARTY ~ Icing, sprinkles and caroling. Joyful Hearts Ministry is looking for a team of “elves” to help frost
in-house baked Christmas confections along with tray assembly. The party will begin at 1:00 p.m. on
Friday, November 23. Bring an apron and be ready to roll up your sleeves and get right to work. Last
year, we were finished in less than two hours. It’s a fun afternoon and we are pleased to have our
“littlest” of elves join us. Please call Carolyn King @ 330-234-7302 to reserve your seat.

Please note: Information for the November 25 bulletin must be received into
the rectory by Thursday, November 15.

Free….Food, Fellowship and Faith for Adults – Join us Monday, November 26 (Encore
Presentation) at St. Sebastian Parish, Zwisler Hall – 500 Mull Avenue,
Akron. Our speaker will be Fr. Kevin Klonowski, Parochial Vicar Holy
Family Parish, Stow. The topic will be “Lost & Found: How to Help
Adult Children Find their Way Back to the Faith.” We will begin at 7:30 pm. Cookies
and punch will be served. Evening is sponsored by St. Sebastian Parish, Akron.

JOYFUL HEARTS MINISTRY will be having a short business meeting on Friday, November 30 immediately
following the 12:05 pm Mass at Kave Coffee Shop. For questions please call Carolyn King @ 330-234-
7302.

Robert Barron’s’ “The Mass” - Walk through the Liturgy with Bishop Robert Barron and you’ll be
transformed through insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus
Christ. See how the Mass brings us out of the fallen world and into the heavenly realm, how it
resonates with a call from God and a response from his people, the Church, and, most importantly,
how we are intimately joined with the Body, Blood , and Divinity of Jesus through the Eucharist.
The Mass will help you understand how to fully, consciously, and actively participate in the source
and summit of the Christian life. Join us December 5, 12 & 19 in the rectory meeting room from 7-
8:30pm. Presentation will be led by Deacon Adair, please call the rectory if you are interested in
participating. 330-745-0011

St. Augustine will once again have an Advent Communal Reconciliation Service on Monday,
December 10 at 7:00pm in the church. Numerous priests will be available and you may
receive the sacrament either face-to-face or with a screen in a confessional. All are encouraged to take
part in this special sacrament, please plan accordingly.

At the Christmas Dinner this year we are going to have a PARTY! Doors to the SAC will open
at 1:00pm and our guests will join in the festivities by decorating a tree. At 1:30 p.m. prayers
of thanksgiving will be offered and dinner will be served. The menu will consist of: Cheese,
Nuts and Crackers, Homemade Bread and Butter, Fresh Green Salad, Cabbage Rolls, Turkey
Breast, Baked Ham, Kielbasa and Kraut, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and a Christmas
Dessert Bar. After dinner, there will be caroling, games and an opportunity to choose a gift upon
departure. It is going to take a lot of hands to make this come to fruition. To prepare an event as such
we are in need of supplies, servers and monetary donations. Take this opportunity to give from your
heart. ‘tis the season. Blessings will abound. Promise! For questions call Carolyn King @ 330-234-7302
ASAP.

News from St. Augustine School:

If you drive by the school between 7:30 and 7:50am on any school day, watch for
members of Student Council greeting students with encouraging handmade signs and
high-fives. What a great way to brighten everyone's day!

For the past several years, Archbishop Hoban High School students have made a trip to Mount
Vernon, VA, to work alongside the archaeologists at the estate of George Washington. During
this year's trip, which occurred just a few weeks ago, two students, including Dominic
Anderson '19, made a substantial discovery during their dig. Dominic Anderson, while not a
graduate of St. Augustine School, is an active member of St. Augustine Parish and we are proud
to count him in our number.
Congratulations to the recipients of honor roll at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School who are
graduates of St. Augustine School. Ella Brindo made the Principal's List for her outstanding
grades, while George Linberger earned Merit Roll. We are proud of their diligence!
Congratulations also to our Students of the Week for their demonstration of our featured
character trait of love: Anna Smith, La'Bella Edwards, Eleanor Talley, Andrew Ramsey, Mallory
Hornak, Jayvon Valle, Isabella Stock, Adalyn Woodruff, Isabella Matusicky, and Danielle
Boggs.
Finally, our students are busy with their canned food drive to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul
Society of the parish. They are optimistic that they can collect more than last year's 5000 cans.

Please note: When using the kneelers please do not allow them to hit the floor hard.
It is not only a huge distraction but it is causing them to wear down and break.

Events around and about…..

Theology on Tap Akron is excited to again be at On Tap at the Harbor Front Grill
on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 pm! Theology on Tap welcomes all young
adults in their 20’s & 30’s to come listen to Rev. Norm Douglas, Pastor, St.
Vincent de Paul to discuss “Striving for Excellence and Virtue while Living with Imperfection.
Admission is $5 and includes appetizers. The bar will be open for those who would like to
purchase beverages. Come experience faith, fellowship, and food with other young adults On
Tap at the Harbor is located at 562 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron, OH 44319.

THE BELLES OF IRELAND CHRISTMAS FAIRE – Sunday, November 18, at 2000


Brown Street, Akron from 11am-4pm. Presented by the Ladies Ancient Order of
Hibernians, Margaret Judge Division. This is a great opportunity to start your
Christmas Shopping early with Irish and Christmas handcrafted and imported items
from a variety of vendors. Enjoy delicious food, baked goods, and beverages at Café Ireland.
Please contact Meg Griffin at 330-688-4009 with any questions on the event.

Gennesaret's 27th annual Home Run for the Homeless benefit race will be Thanksgiving
Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, in west Akron. 8:30am is the one-mile fun run/walk, and at 9am is
the four-mile race near and through historic Glendale Cemetery. Register via
www.gennesaret.net. The race registration fee until November 21 is $20 per person; two or
more family members are $10 each. The race registration fee on race day is $25 per person from 7:15-
8:45am at Gennesaret's Family Nutritional Center, 419 West Exchange St., Akron. The fun run/walk
registration is $2. For more info, call 330.858.6777. Proceeds benefit all-volunteer Gennesaret, which
serves poor families and individuals approximately 600 hot meals weekly and provides bags of groceries
in the area of Akron where there is the greatest need.

Loyola Retreat House is hosting an Advent retreat “Mary in Advent: A Preparation for the Feast of
Feasts” This retreat will be offered on December 8-9 and directed by Fr. Paschal Petcavage, OSB. For
more information or to register for this retreat, call 330-896-2315 or visit our website at
LoyolaRetreatHouse.com. Hope you can join us.

A Christmas Concert with the Daughters of St. Paul Choir will take place on Friday, December
12 at 7:00pm at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 1007 Superior Avenue, Cleveland.
The Concert is free and open to all. No tickets or reservations required. Free parking in the
surface lot on Rockwell Avenue, or in the Cathedral Plaza Garage – Rockwell Avenue & E.
Ninth Street. For more information please call 216-696-6525 x 5510 or email
gheisman@dioceseofcleveland.org

Last year’s changes in the tax law kept in place several popular and attractive charitable gifting options.
Gifting appreciated stock (held more than 1year) to our parish may allow you to deduct the stock’s full
value and bypass capital gains tax. Also, if you are 70 ½ or older, you may be able to reduce your taxable
income this year with a gift made directly from your IRA to our parish. Talk to your advisors and IRA
administrator for more information and to be sure that a gift is made directly from an IRA to a qualified
charity such as our parish. For questions contact Denise Moore in our parish office at (330) 745-0011 ext
113 or via email at businessmanager2@rrbiznet.com. You are also welcome to contact Mary Lou Ozimek
of the Catholic Community Foundation at 216-696-6525 x4070 or via email at
mozimek@catholiccommunity.org.