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Augustine Church, Barberton, OH – September 8, 2019

Wedding Banns
I Justin Powell & Maria Ciccolini

Readings for the Week of September 9

Monday Col 1:24-2:3, Ps 62:6-7,9, Lk 6:6-11
Tuesday Col 2:6-15, Ps 145:1-2,8-9,10-11, Lk 6:12-19
Wednesday Col 3:1-11, Ps 145:2-3,10-11,12-13, Lk 6:20-26
Thursday Col 3:12-17, Ps 150:1-2,3-4,5-6, Lk 6:27-38
Friday 1 Tm 1:1-2,12-14, Ps 16:1-2,5, 7-8,11, Lk 6:39-42
Saturday Nm 21:4b-9, Ps 78:1-2,34-35,36-37,38, Phil 2:6-11, Jn 3:13-17
Sunday Ex 32:7-11,13-14, Ps 51:3-4,12-13,17,19, 1 Tm 1:12-17, Lk 15:1-32

402 Holy Hours were kept before the Blessed Sacrament this past week.
“Happy are they invited to the wedding feast with the Lamb.” (All I ask is that
you Love me!) Happiness is responding to Our Lord’s invitation to a deep union
with HIM in Eucharistic Adoration. Today YOU, yes YOU and everyone else
are given an invitation to be with Christ for an hour. Any hour is very pleasing
to HIM and is deeply appreciated by HIM. Know that God will bless you ten times as
much for it because your sacrifice is the language of love.
We have two vacant hours, Monday 9-10pm and Thursday 8-9pm. Call John
Kulig at 330-848-4663, Kathy Kelly at 330-753-2850 or Joie Maples at 330-745-6852.

It is that time of the year again when the hour for locking the church doors
change. From Labor Day through Memorial Day the doors are locked at 6:00pm.
Therefore, beginning September 8, we will be locking the doors at 6:00pm

(Insert Graphic 2404-0048.tif) A Barberton Area Community Ministry item for the month of
September is Peanut Butter & Jelly. 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

Totals are not available see next week’s bulletin

It is that time of year again! A new season of RCIA is about to begin and in order
to be hospitable and serve the Inquirers well, several things are needed: Prayer
Partners (make a commitment to pray in a regular way for an Inquirer); many
people to provide a simple snack for a weekly session and parish sponsors. It
is common for inquirers to have difficulty finding an appropriate sponsor or to
have someone who can be present for Rites celebrated and/or to be a companion
on the journey, this should not be a concern for you. If our Lord is prompting you to
respond to one of these needs – or to find out more, please call Fr. Bill Browne at 330-
745-0011. R.C.I.A. begins tomorrow Monday, September 9 at 7:00pm in the rectory.
September 9-15

Monday, September 9 – St. Peter Claver, Priest

12:05 Angie Jursik
6:00 Confessions

Tuesday, September 10 – Weekday

8:30 School Mass – All Souls
5:15 Jane (Danko) Brumbach

Wednesday, September 11 – Weekday

12:05 Albert Brescilli

Thursday, September 12 – Weekday

12:05 Constantine Nonno

Friday, September 13 – St. John Chrysostom, Bishop & Doctor of the Church
12:05 Anna Lazar

Saturday, September 14 – The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

8:30 Nick Pisanelli
3:00 Confessions
4:00 Albert Brescelli (Fr. Majikas)

Sunday, Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:00 Tamako Zwick (Fr. Majikas)
10:30 The People of St. Augustine Church (Fr. Browne)
5:15 Bill Williams (Fr. Bill Browne)

Please pray for our Sick especially: Betty Bartel, Lisa Gnap, Judy Kriston, Anne
Trischan, Shanon Johnson, 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, Kelly Ann Eby, Kaleigh Shriver,
Dick Buehrle, Pauline Nonno, Allen Weidman, Conner Beish, Charlie Carroll, Katie
Marino, Cheryl Jackson, Roy Smith, Tara Ferguson, C.J., Bob Eckert, Paul Moon, James
Chalfant, Lori Meese, Sharon Lohan, Carole Ezell-Bell, Julian Gonzalez, Honey Ann
Zagar, Paulette Holland, Carol Newhouse, Carol Grimes, Nick Shirey, Mary Zinkovitch,
Ed Brogan, Angela Rollins, John Anzaldi, Gary Morgan, Pam Schlernitzauer, Frank
Wrobel, Tom Rasicci, Sarah Brown, Laurie Shantz, Susan Cutshall, Margaret Genet,
Sarah Browne, Phil & Alyce Sherman, Kathy Steinwand, Virginia Dellapa, Leslie Coffey,
Brian Gortney, Megan Anson, Alice Rhoades, Margo Trenta, Andy Drobnak, David
Lukezic, Debbie Holben, Therese Fay, Stephen Trenta, Michael Yurich, Ed Vesa, Tod
Copaci, Di Vickers, Betty Gombaski & Kirk Shemuga

The priests of St. Augustine are on the emergency call list to Barberton Hospital, they
are only called in cases of emergency. If you are in or have entered the hospital and
would like to be visited by one of our priest’s, please call the rectory at 330-745-0011.
If you have a surgery planned and would like to be anointed, please call prior to
hospitalization as to make sure you receive the sacrament. If there is someone you
know who has been returned to health and can be removed from the sick list, please
contact the rectory.

NOTICE: The annual Diocesan Financial Report is available for your viewing during regular business
hours M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm at our Parish Business Office.

The Funeral Servers Ministry is desperate for additional members. If you have even one day off
during the week that you would be available to serve for a funeral, please call Tom Logsdon (330)

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Successful family life requires forgiveness – many times! Each time we forgive from the heart, our heart
becomes more like Jesus’ heart. Yet this forgiveness must be mutual among all members. A family
member who cannot forgive or accept forgiveness may need help from a priest or therapist.

There is still room, come and join a bible study of the Gospel of Luke. We’ll
be using a study guide with commentary and notes by Scott Hahn and
Curtis Mitch. Study guides will be provided to all participants. There will be
seven weekly sessions meeting in the rectory beginning tomorrow Monday,
September 9 at 7:00pm and running through October 21. Please contact the church
office to make a reservation. Study guides can be picked up at the rectory.

The Divorced, Separated, and Widowed Catholics of Akron (DSWC) will kick off the 2019-2020 season on
Monday, September 9 at 7 pm with Pizza and a Panel Presentation at 7:30 to discuss personal stories and
coping with grief from the loss of a spouse, through separation, divorce, or death. DSWC is an ongoing
ministry which offers emotional support and social activities to help fellow parishioners through the grief
recovery process and is looking to recruit new members. General meetings occur on the second Monday of
the month (Sept-May) in the former Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent Building, 1945 Portage Trail,
Cuyahoga Falls, OH. For more information call Marlene at (330-607-6284).

St. Augustine Book Club - Marilynn Robinson's award-winning book Giliead will be discussed at
the next meeting of the Book Club on Thursday, September 12 at 1pm. Please join us in the
rectory; new members are always welcome. The October 10 selection will be Mitch Albom's First
Phone Call from Heaven.


Our next Support Group is Sunday, September 15 beginning at 3:00pm, Holy Cross Cemetery, Akron. The
topic for September will be: Survivor’s Guilt & The What Ifs. We have three new Sunday Grief Support
Group locations starting this Fall: Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland (Miles Ave) starts September 15; All Saints
Cemetery, Northfield starts October 20; All Souls Cemetery, Chardon starts November 17. If you are
interested in participating at these new Grief Support Group locations, please contact Rhonda at or call 216-930-4866. A reservation is not required, but is appreciated.

Food, Fellowship and Faith for Adults - Join us on Monday, September 16 at 7:30pm, as
we welcome our Guest speaker Fr. Jacob Bearer - Parochial Vicar at St. Francis de Sales
Parish, who will present a talk entitled “Why & How to Pray for Healing Today” at The
Tangier Bistro Bar, located at 532 West Market Street, Akron. Doors open at 7:00pm. $10 admission fee
includes appetizers – cash bar available. This event is sponsored by St. Sebastian Parish, Akron.

For couples preparing for marriage, the Pre-Cana Day at Loyola Retreat House will be
September 22. Session is held from 11:00am to 7:00pm. The cost is $75.00 per couple
which includes mass, lunch & dinner. To download a registration form and/or register,
visit our website at or call the Retreat House at 330-896-

Pastor’s Formed Pick of the Week: “Miracles”

What are miracles? Are miracles possible and if so, how do we know? Do miracles happen
and if so, what is their purpose? What attitudes should we take toward reports of miracles? How
might miracles impact our prospects for future happiness? What are the perspectives of science,
theology, and philosophy on miracles today?
The exploration of miracles raises some of the most important spiritual, intellectual, and
personal questions that we face. An understanding of miracles is important for faith formation in
churches and in the home; for personal, spiritual, and intellectual growth; and for devotions, as well
as many courses in religious studies and the humanities in general today.
This inspiring film explores these questions from a Catholic perspective, informed by
historical and modern discussions in science, philosophy, and theology, as well as cases of particular
miracles, ancient and contemporary. It is filled with many beautiful images and stunning
Christ’s Peace!
Fr. David Majikas

Grief & Loss Share Group -The September monthly share meeting will be held at St. Francis de
Sales in the Upper Room on September 19 from 7-8:30pm. The meeting is a free event open to
all who are grieving a loss of any kind, and will include a brief presentation, time for
discussion/sharing and light refreshments. Our topic will be 'Grief after the death of a spouse.' The
monthly share meetings are being offered by the St. Francis de Sales Consolation Ministry &
Queen of Heaven’s Bereavement Ministry. For more information or questions, call/text Ellen at
330-801-0463 or Ann at 330-612-5234.

Join the Cleveland Indians for Mass and a Ballgame for Catholic Family Day
at Progressive Field on September 22. Pre-Game Mass at begins at 10:15 in
the Ball Park/Tickets starting at $18.00. See the Catholic Day Flyer (on the
bulletin board) for more information. Any additional questions please call
216-420-4162 or email

St. Padre Pio National Shrine “Fun” Raiser – Come and join us for Dinner,
Music, Side boards, and Silent Auction, there will be a Grand prize of a 50”
Flat Screen TV. The event is held Saturday, September 28 from 6-11pm at
Birchwood Banquet Party Center; Walton Hills, OH, tickets are $35.00 per
person. For information or to purchase tickets contact Pat Shea at 330-825-
4659 or Tina a 330-468-1107. No tickets will be sold at the door. Last sale
date is September 4. Help us build a National Shrine to St. Pio in Ohio.

Join us for the next Euchre, Friday, October 4 beginning with dinner at 6:30pm
in the cafeteria. BBQ Sandwiches will be provided, bring a covered dish to share;
we will begin the evening with dinner. For questions, contact Bernadette at 330-745-
0011. Hope to see you there!
Loyola Retreat House Reverse Raffle and Auction will be held on Wednesday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. at
Guy’s Party Center. This is a great opportunity to win $3,000 and support Loyola Retreat House. For
more information, or to register to attend, go to or call 330.896.2315.

For those preparing to have a child baptized, one requirement is that the parents attend a Pre-Baptism
Class (one class per family). The next class will be held on Tuesday, October 15 at Immaculate Conception
in Hitch Hall, Kenmore beginning at 7:00pm. Please make reservations by calling 330-753-8429.
The next Cleveland Retrouvaille Weekend is scheduled for September 27-29, 2019 -
This is 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, which means rediscovery, is supported by the
Catholic diocese of Cleveland, but it is open to couples of all faiths. This program 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

St. Augustine Preschool and Child Care Center is now enrolling for the 2019-2020 School Year Latchkey
Program. St. Augustine Preschool provides a quality Latchkey program for St. Augustine Grade School
which provided before and after care, full days during select holidays and snow days, hours of 6:30am –
6:00pm, afternoon snack, many activities, along with quiet time for homework. Latchkey is also offered
during the summer months. For more information, please contact Kathy Bogdan at 330-745-5735.


PSR is offered to children starting in the first grade through eighth grade; classes are held at St. Augustine
School beginning on Sunday, September 15 from 9-10:15am in the SAC. If a child is going into the first
grade, and not attending a Catholic School or was in a Catholic school and is no longer attending, you are
able to register for PSR. Registration forms have been mailed, if you have not received yours in the mail, or
are interested in registering new child/children, or would like to volunteer, please contact Jaclyn Snyder
at 330-745-1080.

St. Augustine Parish School of Religion Registration Fee:

Parishioners of St. Augustine & All Other Parishes:
Immaculate Conception:
1 Child $100.00 1 Child $110.00
2 or more $120.00 2 or more $130.00
If you are in need of a scholarship, please let me know and we can work something out.
Should you have any questions, please contact Jaclyn Snyder at 330-745-1080.

Loyola Retreat House Reverse Raffle and Auction will be held on Wednesday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. at
Guy’s Party Center. This is a great opportunity to win $3,000 and support Loyola Retreat House. For
more information or to register to attend go to or call 330.896.2315.

Just a reminder: PSR begins, Sunday, September 15 at 9:00am.

Mark the date: Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00pm, Fr. David will lead a discussion
about the books that were handed out to parishioners in August “Letter to a Suffering
Church: A Bishop speaks about the Sexual Abuse Crisis. Please make sure to read the
book before the meeting. Additional books can be found on the tables in the back of the
church for those who did not get a copy.

Now that school is back in session, please consider joining us on Tuesday mornings to
say the rosary for the Students at St. Augustine. The rosary is said before the 8:30am
School Mass. All are welcome to participate.