1 ST AUGUSTINE C AT H O L I C C H U R C H 185 N Oak Harbor Street, Oak Harbor, WA (360) PARISH OFFICE HOURS Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am - 12 noon, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Parish Visit us on the web at MASS SCHEDULE Saturday Vigil 5:00 pm Spanish 1st Saturday 7:00 pm Sunday 8:00 am 9:30 am 11:15 am St Mary Latin 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:00 am Mon, Thu, Fri & 1st Sat 9:00 am Thursday 12:10 pm St Mary CONFESSION Friday 8:30 am & 11:30 am Saturday 4:00 pm 3rd Sunday 12:15 pm St Mary ANOINTING OF THE SICK & HOLY COMMUNION Please call the Parish Office PARISH MINISTERS Pastor Rev. Paul Pluth, JCL Administration Mary A. Waters Sacramental Prep & Adult Faith Formation Peggy Smith Religious Education Rowena Harless Music Director Kathleen Dodge-DeHaven Administrative Assistant Tamara Sykes
2 For three years I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but have found none. Cut it down. Sir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it; it may bear fruit in the future. If not, you can cut it down. Luke13:7-9 Third Sunday of Lent February 28,2016 Next week, our parish will take up the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Collection. This collection supports six Catholic agencies that touch more than 100 million lives around the world. The funds from this collection help provide food to the hungry, support to displaced refugees, and Christ s love and respect to all people. Next week, please give generously to the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Collection and help Jesus in disguise, coming to us in those in need! Come & Walk the Camino by Father Paul Pluth The Camino is the pilgrimage path to the grave of St James the Greater, one of the 12 apostles, in Compostela, Spain - Santiago de Compostela. There is no one route - Europe is crisscrossed by many pilgrim paths, marked with the sign of a scallop shell, the symbol of St James. I even came across an intersection of two of the pilgrim paths in a vineyard in France! Pilgrims walk these paths, carrying a scallop shell to let people know they are on pilgrimage. People walk the Camino for many reasons - for each, it is a their personal spiritual journey. Martin Sheen starred in a movie about it - The Way - and Shirley McClaine wrote a book about her walk, The Camino, A Journey of the Spirit. Today, thanks to the Internet, the Camino is now worldwide! This Thursday, March 3, at 6:45 pm during the Soup Supper at, Lindy Cameron will share her illustrated guide to Walking the Camino. Lindy is co-owner of the Brilliant Moon Bookstore in Shelton, a speaker at REI, and a presenter for Sno-Isle Libraries. Come and walk the Camino with us this Thursday! Hungering for a Healthy Start The next stop on our CRS Rice Bowl journey is the African nation of Rwanda, where we re reminded to care for the unborn. This week we pray for pregnant mothers, that they may have the medical and nutritional support they need to raise healthy, thriving children. Visit crsricebowl.org for more. Connect with Father Paul Facebook FatherPaulPluth Today in the Jubilee of Mercy In Luke s Gospel today, Jesus warns us against judging others. Focus instead, Jesus says, on deepening - or restoring - our own relationship with God, for during this Lenten springtime that Master Gardener can use even life s manure as fertilizer to coax fruit from a tree that may seem hopelessly barren: us! Week by Week through the Year of Mercy, Peter Scagnelli, Copyright J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.
3 E V E N T S & A N N O U N C E M E N TS The Nursery closes in March as Archdiocesan Safe Environment requires adults 21 years of age or older to supervise nursery workers under 18 years old. Until we can recruit qualified and capable adults 21years of age or older the Nursery will remain closed. If you re interested in working in the Nursery please contact the parish office at Stations of the Cross and Fish Fry are Fridays at St Mary. Join in praying the Stations at 5 pm, immediately followed by a Fish Fry dinner. International Dinner Planning Meeting, Friday, March 4 at 5 pm in Classroom 1/2. We need your help to plan our upcoming Dinner. Call Barb at for more information. Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, March 6 at 9 am in the Parish Hall. ACCW Northern Deanery Annual Day at the Races, Sunday, March 6. For reservations and more information please call Donna at Rachel s Corner Find transformation from the damages of abortion at the next Rachel s Vineyard Retreats. March 4-6, Seabeck, WA and April 15-17, Stanwood, WA. Call Valerie: HOPE (4673) Retrouvaille Make your marriage a priority. Register for our April 8-10 program, call or visit our website at Sat Sun February 28th - March 5th 4:00 pm Confession, CH 4:00 pm Youth Choir rehearsal, CH 5:00 pm Vigil Mass (Erinn Smith, RIP) 6:00 pm WYD Pancit/Lumpia Sale, V 8:00 am Mass (David Bell, RIP) 9:30 am Mass (Jose de Guzman, RIP, Romigia Soriano, RIP, Amado Mendoza, RIP, Manuel & Guadalupe Eugenio, RIP) 11:00 am Latin Mass (Our Parishioners, INT) Mon Office Unavailable 9:00 am Mass (The Souls in Purgatory, RIP) 9:30 am Patriotic Rosary, CH 9:45 am Adoration, CH 10:00 am Lent Small Group, CR 1/2 4:30 pm Agape, PH/K 5:30 pm Choir Rehearsal, CH Tues Wed 7:00 am POETS, CH 4:30 pm Exercise Group, PH 4:00-6:00 pm Confession, CH 4:00 pm Elem RE, PH/CR 5:30 pm Youth Choir, CH 6:00 pm MS/HS RE, PH/CR We need Extraordinary Ministers (EM s) to the Homebound. Homebound are parishioners in care centers, nursing homes, apartments and private homes within the St Augustine parish area. Some are going without Holy Communion because we lack ministers! New ministers are teamed up with current ministers to become familiar with the service expected of them. Ministers must be at least 18 years old and approved as an Extraordinary Minister (EM) of Holy Communion. Please contact the parish office at for more information. St. Patrick s Day Dinner! March 12 at 6 pm Following the 5 pm Mass Bring the family for an evening of Irish food, music sing-along, and fun! All are welcome! Cost is $5.00 for dinner! Mary Plaza Forms to order memorial bricks for the Mary Plaza are available in the Vestibule. The Plaza will be installed this summer. Call Barb for more information Thu Fri Sat 9:00 am Mass (The Souls in Purgatory, RIP) 10:00 am St. Maria s Guild, CR 1/2 10:00 am Lent Small Groups, CR 3/4 3:00 pm RCIA-C, PO 5:00 pm Stations of the Cross, CH 5:45 pm Lent Soup Supper, PH/K 6:00 pm Lenten Speaker - Peggy Smith, PH 6:30 pm RCIA, CR 1/2 6:30 pm Lent Small Groups, CR 3/4 7:30 pm Adoration, CH 8:30 am Confession, CH 9:00 am Mass (Erinn Smith, RIP) 9:30 am Stations of the Cross, CH 9:30 am First Friday Reception, PH/K 11:30 am Confession, CH 5:00 pm International Dinner Mtg, CR 1/2 9:00 am Mass (Marge Wunderlich, RIP, Aida Paniligan, RIP, Jerry Lujan, RIP) 2:00 pm Organ Rehearsal, CH 3:30 pm Choir Rehearsal, CH Prayer Requests For all who are ill, needing surgery, or are recovering from surgery. Dale Auburg, Pete Brady, Al & Linda Braley, Evelyn Broxson, Dan Cook, Hector Doctor, Joel Harmon, Cassie Head, Randy Hinojosa, Tyler King, Ofie Lopez, Lou Mahler, Miriam Menard, Pam Miller, Morris Nelson, Richard Rezabek, John Romanski, Sharon Sloan Lord, hear our prayer. To submit names of people who are in need of prayers, please contact the Parish Office at Weekly Stewardship Weekly Parish Expense: $12,708 February 21: $8,780 Thank you for your generosity!
6 CRS Rice Bowl and the USCCB s Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Collection During Lent, Catholics in the United States have two opportunities to support the Church s global mission to assist the poor. What is CRS Rice Bowl? What is the CRS Collection? Every Lent, Catholics in the U.S. do something amazing. Their prayers, fasting and almsgiving become lifesaving aid for millions of individuals living in conditions of poverty around the world. The hungry are fed; the thirsty are given drink; the homeless find shelter. CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services Lenten faith-in-action program for families and faith communities. It offers simple, yet powerful, ways for parishes, schools, and families to bring Lenten spirituality to life. By participating in CRS Rice Bowl, Catholics in the U.S. are making a positive difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters who are most in need. CRS Rice Bowl begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016 and ends with Easter Sunday, March 27, Please designate checks for CRS Rice Bowl. The CRS Collection is one of the twelve national collections established by the bishops of the United States and represents our community of faith at work in the world. The CRS Collection theme, Help Jesus in disguise, reminds us of the presence of Christ in every one of our brothers and sisters in need. The bishops encourage us to view the national collection in the light of stewardship and sharing. It is right and just that we give something back, helping people in our nation And worldwide to live better and grow in the love of Jesus. The national date for the CRS Collection is always Laetare Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Lent. This year, the CRS Collection falls on the weekend of March 5-6, Please designate checks for CRS Collection. Please make all checks payable to Missions Office, with the program or collection designation in the memo. Thank you for not combining checks.
7 Date: Saturday, March 12 Time: 6:00 pm St. Patrick s Dinner St. Augustine Parish Hall Following 5:00 Mass Saturday, March 12 EVERYONE WELCOME Corned Beef & Cabbage Potatoes, Dessert, Beverages $5 per person ENTERTAINMENT: IRISH SING-A-LONG ALL THE OLD FAVORITES
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14 March 2016 March 2016 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa April 2016 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Feb Mar Feb 28 - Mar 5 Mar 6-12 Mar :00am POETS Men's Prayer Group (CH) 4:30pm Exercise Group (PH) 4:00pm Confessions (CH) 4:00pm Elem/RE (PH/CR) 5:30pm Youth Choir (CH) 6:30pm MS/HS RE (PH/CR) 10:00am Maria's Guild (CR 1/2) 3:00pm RCIA-C (PO) 5:00pm Stations of the Cross ( 5:45pm Lent Soup Supper (PH/ 6:00pm Lenten Speaker (PH) 6:30pm RCIA (CR1/2) 6:30pm Spanish Choir (CR 5) 8:30am Confession (CH) 9:30am 1st Friday Reception (PH/K) 9:30am Stations of the Cross (CH) 11:30am Confessions (CH) 5:00pm International Dinner M :00am Mass (CH) 9:00am Pancake Breakfast (PH/K) 9:30am Mass (CH) Office Unavailable 9:30am Patriotic Rosary (CH) 9:45am Adoration (CH) 4:30pm Agape (PH/K) 5:30pm Choir Rehearsal (CH) 7:00am POETS Men's Prayer Group (CH) 4:30pm Exercise Group (PH) 4:00pm Confessions (CH) 4:00pm Elem/RE (PH/CR) 5:30pm Youth Choir (CH) 6:30pm MS/HS RE (PH/CR) 10:00am Maria's Guild (CR 1/2) 3:00pm RCIA-C (PO) 5:00pm Stations of the Cross ( 5:45pm Lent Soup Supper (PH/ 6:30pm RCIA (CR1/2) 6:30pm Spanish Choir (CR 5) 7:30pm Adoration (CH) 8:30am Confession (CH) 9:30am Stations of the Cross (CH) 11:30am Confessions (CH) :00am Mass (CH) 9:30am Mass (CH) 10:45am Human Concerns Commission Meeting (CR 1) 11:00am Latin Mass (CH) Office Unavailable 9:30am Patriotic Rosary (CH) 9:45am Adoration (CH) 4:30pm Agape (PH/K) 5:30pm Choir Rehearsal (CH) 7:00am POETS Men's Prayer Group (CH) 4:30pm Exercise Group (PH) 4:00pm Confessions (CH) 4:00pm Elem/RE (PH/CR) 5:30pm Youth Choir (CH) 6:30pm MS/HS RE (PH/CR) 10:00am Maria's Guild (CR 1/2) 5:00pm Stations of the Cross ( 5:45pm Lent Soup Supper (PH/ 6:00pm 6:30pm Lenten Speaker 6:30pm RCIA (CR1/2) 6:30pm Spanish Choir (CR 5) 7:30pm Adoration (CH) 8:30am Confession (CH) 9:30am Cecilia's Guild (CR1,K) 9:30am Stations of the Cross (CH) 11:30am Confessions (CH) :45am Adoration (CH) 2:00pm Organ rehearsal (CH) 3:30pm Choir rehearsal (CH) 4:00pm Confession (CH) 5:00pm Vigil Mass (CH) 6:00pm WYD Karaoke Night (P 7:00pm Spanish Mass (CH) 6:00am JR Rally (Bellevue, WA) 2:00pm Organ rehearsal (CH) 3:30pm Choir rehearsal (CH) 4:00pm Confession (CH) 5:00pm Vigil Mass (CH) 6:00pm St. Patrick's Day Dinner (PH/K) 9:30am Eucharist Retreat for Parents (CR1/2) 2:00pm Organ rehearsal (CH) 3:30pm Choir rehearsal (CH) 4:00pm Confession (CH) 5:00pm Vigil Mass (CH) 6:00pm 6:30pm WYD Pancit/Lumpia Mar :00am Mass (CH) 9:30am Mass (CH) 11:00am CDA Meeting (CR 1/2) Office Unavailable 9:30am Patriotic Rosary (CH) 9:45am Adoration (CH) 4:30pm Agape (PH/K) 5:30pm Choir Rehearsal (CH) 7:00am POETS Men's Prayer Group (CH) 4:30pm Exercise Group (PH) 4:00pm Elem/RE (PH/CR) 6:30pm MS/HS RE (PH/CR) HOLY THURSDAY 6:00pm Mass of the Lord's Supper (CH) GOOD FRIDAY Office Closed 3:00pm Stations of the Cross (CH) 6:00pm The Passion (CH) HOLY SATURDAY 6:00pm Organ rehearsal (CH) 8:00pm Easter Vigil Mass (CH) Apr 1 2 Mar 27 - Apr 2 EASTER SUNDAY 8:00am Mass (CH) 9:30am Mass (CH) EASTER MONDAY Office Closed 9:00am Mass - cancelled (CH) 4:30pm Agape (PH/K) 7:00am POETS Men's Prayer Group (CH) 4:30pm Exercise Group (PH) 4:00pm Elem/RE (PH/CR) 6:30pm MS/HS RE (PH/CR) 9:00am Mass - cancelled (CH) 10:00am Christian Med (CR3/4) 10:00am Maria's Guild (CR 1/2) 3:00pm RCIA-C (PO) 6:30pm RCIA (CR1/2) 6:30pm Spanish Choir (CR 5) 7:30pm Adoration (CH) Legend: PH - Parish Hall CH - Church CLS - All classrooms CR - Classroom (eg. CR1) KT - Kitchen PO 1 - Parish Office ST - Stage All - Church, all Classrooms, Parish Hall and Kitchen 2/26/ :30 AM
15 March Daily Readings Tue 3 rd wk of Lent Dn 3:25, Ps 25:4-5ab, 6 7bc, 8-9 Mt 18: Wed 3 rd wk of Lent Dt 4:1, 5-9 Ps 147: Mt 5: Thu 3 rd wk of Lent Jer 7:23-28 Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 Lk 11: Fri 3 rd wk of Lent Hos 14:2-10 Ps 81:6c-8a, 8bc-9, 10-11ab, 14 & 17 5 Sat 3 rd wk of Lent Hos 6:1-6 Ps 51:3-4, 18-19, 20-21ab Lk 18: th Sunday of Lent Jos 5:9a, Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, Cor 5:17-21 Lk 15:1-3, th Sunday of Lent - Year A Scrutinies 1 Sm 16:1b, a Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 Eph 5:8-14 Jn 9: Mon 4 th wk of Lent Is 65:17-21 Ps 30:2 & 4, 5-6, 11-12a & 13b Jn 4: Tue 4 th wk of Lent Ez 47:1-9, 12 Ps 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9 Jn 5: Wed 4 th wk of Lent Is 49:8-15 Ps 145:8-9, 13cd-14, Jn 5: Thu 4 th wk of Lent Ex 32:7-14 Ps 106:19-20, 21-22, 23 Jn 5: Fri 4 th wk of Lent Wis 2:1a, Ps 34:17-18, 19-20, 21 & 23 Jn 7:1-2, 10, Sat 4 th wk of Lent Jer 11:18-20 Ps 7:2-3, 9bc-10, Jn 7: th Sunday of Lent Is 43:16-21 Ps 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6 Phil 3:8-14 Jn 8: th Sunday of Lent Year A Scrutinies Ez 37:12-14 Ps 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 Rom 8:8-11 Jn 11: Mon 5 th wk of Lent Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, or Dn 13:41c-62 Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 Jn 8:12-20 or Jn 8: Tue 5 th wk of Lent Nm 21:4-9 Ps 102:2-3, 16-18, Jn 8: Wed 5 th wk of Lent Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 Ps 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56 Jn 8: Thu 5 th wk of lent Gn 17:3-9 Ps 105:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 Jn 8: Fri 5 th wk of Lent Jer 20:10-13 Ps 18:2-3a, 3bc-4, 5-6, 7 Jn 10: Solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 27 & 29 Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22 Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a 20 Palm Sunday of the Lord s Passion Gspl-Procession w/palms Lk 19:28-40 Rdg 1- Is 50:4-7 Resp Ps 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, Rdg 2 Phil 2:6-11 Gospel Lk 22:14 23:56 21 Mon Holy Week Is 42:1-7 Ps 27:1, 2, 3, Jn 12: Tue Holy Week Is 49:1-6 Ps 71:1-2, 3-4a, 5ab-6ab, 15 & 17 Jn 13:21-33, Wed Holy Week Is 50:4-9a Ps 69:8-10, 21-22, 31 & Mt 26: Holy Thursday Chrism Mass Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9 Ps 89:21-22, 25 & 27 Rv 1:5-8 Lk 4:16-21 Evening Mass of the Lord s Supper Ex 12:1-8, Ps 116:12-13, 15-16c, Cor 11:23-26 Jn 13: Good Friday of the Lord s Passion Is 52:13 53:12 Ps 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9 Jn 18:1 19:42 26 Holy Saturday - At the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter Rdg 1-Gn 1:1 2:2 or Gn 1:1, 26-31a Resp-Ps 104:1-2, 5-6, 10, 12, 13-14, 24, 25 or Ps 33:4-5, 6-7, 12-13, 20 & 22 Rdg 2-Gn 22:1-18 or Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, Resp-Ps 16:5, 8, 9-10, 11 Rdg 3-Ex 14:15 15:1 Resp-Ex 15:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, Rdg 4-Is 54:5-14 Resp-Ps 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13 Rdg 5-Is 55:1-11 Resp-Is 12:2-3, 4, 5-6 Rdg 6-Bar 3:9-15, 32 4:4 Resp-Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11 Rdg 7-Ez 36:16-17a, Resp-42:3, 5; 43:3, 4 or Is 12:2-3, 4abcd, 5-6 or Ps 51:12-13, , Epistle-Rom 6:3-11 Resp-Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, Gospel Lk 24: The Resurrection of the Lord The Mass of Ester Day Acts 10:34a, Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8 Jn 20: Mon Octave of Easter Acts 2:14, Ps 16:1-2a & 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 Mt 28: Tue Octave of Easter Acts 2:36-41 Ps 33:4-5, 18-19, 20 & 22 Jn 20: Wed Octave of Easter Acts 3:1-10 Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9 Lk 24: Thu Octave of Easter Acts 3:11-26 Ps 8:2ab & 5, 6-7, 8-9 Lk 24:35-48