Feasts of St. Augustine and St. Monica
“Lord, let me know myself so that I may know You.”
–St. Augustine of Hippo
This weekend we celebrate our Augustinian Heritage at all our Masses as we commemorate the Feasts of both St. Monica and St. Augustine. As a parish steeped in the traditions of the Augustinian Order, we find much of our parish art & heritage centered on the charisms handed down to us over the centuries woven throughout the writings of St. Augustine. It is important for us to recognize our unique place in the Augustinian family throughout the world. There are over 2700 men and women who follow the Rule of Augustine and consider themselves as members of the Augustinian Order along with the various other religious communities that also use Augustine’s rule as the foundation of their life in Christ.
The major tenant in the Rule of St. Augustine is founded in Acts of the Apostles, Chapter four, where the newly formed Church of Christ holds all things in common, sharing their goods and services for the good of all. It is here that we find our efforts as a stewardship community sharing time, talent, and treasure with one another and with those in need.
St. Augustine calls us to a unique type of spirituality by focusing on our interior life in Christ, reminding us that our journey of faith is one that takes us deep inside our minds and hearts and we travel together on our way to God.
As we gather this weekend in prayer, let us call upon St. Augustine and his mother Monica to intercede for us as a parish community. Let us reach out to those still reluctant to claim their rightful place in the community by inviting your neighbors to join us in prayer and service to God’s people. May the wisdom of Augustine strengthen our resolve to reflect what he has handed on to us as a priest, bishop, and doctor of the church.
Happy Feast Day, everyone!
to read the Bulletin for this weekend.
Labor Day-ONE Mass only
Monday, September 6, 2021
9:00 am Mass
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
Please join us
Monday through Saturday at 8:30 AM in the Chapel for Morning Prayer.
All are welcome!
OMGC Library is OPEN!
Please stop by our free library in the front vestibule of the church near the main doors. We have several books from which to choose.
Please return all library books to
the Church Library after use.
September 25th from 9am to 3pm
Due to an increase in Covid, we will only hold the rummage sale on September 25th. If you are interested in helping tag, sort, move, or work at the rummage sale, please join us for a meeting on August 31 at 11:00 AM in the Social Center or 6:30 PM in the Social Center.
We are looking for all kinds of help!
Fall Festival Day Sign Ups
Sign Up to help various activities of Fall Festival Day on Sept. 25, 2021
Do you like to garden or weed?
Join the Saturday Garden Angels!
The Garden Angels will meet every Saturday after the 8:00 AM Mass for more weed removal.
You are not obligated to come every week.
Come whenever you can.
Help us keep our gardens beautiful!
All are welcome!
Parish Religious Education Program
Our PREP registration for the 2021-2022 year is now open. Please go to the website
and click the YOUTH tab. You will find the 2021-2022 Handbook there. Please read the handbook carefully and either print out the registration form there or go to the electronic one under the YOUTH tab.
PREP this year will be in person. All students must wear masks unless a waiver is signed. We will begin at 8:50 am and at 9:40 am we will join one of the priests in the Social Center for Liturgy of the Word. At the conclusion of this, students will be led to church to join their parents for the Liturgy of the Eucharist at the 9:30 Mass.
If you have any questions, please contact Karen Carey at 610-525-0147.
Any student, boy or girl, in grade 5-8 who is interested in playing basketball for our CYO team, please contact Karen Carey at 610-525-0147 as soon as possible! We are assessing interest.
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