The Religious Education Office's
are as follows:
July 20 to July 24 =
9:00AM to 3:00PM
July 27 to Aug. 3 =
the office is CLOSED
Aug. 4 to 10 =
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Aug. 11 to Aug. 31=
9:00AM to 3:00PM
The office usually closes for LUNCH
for about one hour.
Is your life complicated? A little messy? Have you ever asked yourself, “Why am I here?", "What’s the purpose for my life?", "Is there more to life?”
There really is a plan for each one of us and there are answers to the questions we ask about life. Join us for Discovering Christ, a seven-week course that will explore the meaning of life in Jesus Christ.
Who is it for?
Discovering Christ is for everyone. Whether you are skeptical of religious faith or a life-long believer, this course will challenge you to take a fresh look at what Jesus said and did and what that means for you.
It is designed to help all Catholics and non-Catholics find answers to the deep questions we all ask. No matter how involved or uninvolved you are in a church, whether you go to church every Sunday or haven’t been in years, we would love to have you join us!
When does it meet?
Sunday Evenings (Sept. 27th, Oct. 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, Nov. 1st, and 8th) from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM in Saint Augustine Church’s Zoeller Center).
What do we do?
Enjoy a delicious dinner each evening , followed by a short DVD presentation on a Bible-inspired message about the meaning and purpose of life, followed by small group discussions about the message we just heard, and concludes with a prayer. That’s it!!!
How much does it cost?
Nothing! The entire 7-week session is ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
Is there free childcare provided?
Childcare will be available each night at no cost. Just let us know in advance so that we can get the correct number of adults to supervise them.
How do I sign up?
Registration forms will be available in the Gathering Space of Saint Augustine Church as well as on our parish website at www.staugustinenewcity.org.
For further information please contact
SAINT AUGUSTINE CHURCH at 845-634-3641
or contact Anne Fallon firstname.lastname@example.org /845-304-2989.
Calling all parishioners of Saint Augustine Parish!!!
Our children need your help!!!
Surely, there is a stirring voice in your heart urging you to do something in your parish that would not only be beneficial for those you help, but beneficial for your own soul and deepens your relationship with Christ.
That is the voice of the Holy Spirit whispering in your ear.
Imagine a parish with financial stability, with an active and thriving Adult Faith Formation group, Senior Citizens group, Ushers and Greeters, Knights of Columbus, and the list of groups can be endless, but with a poor and weak catechetical program for the children and the youth. What will happen to that parish in about 50 to 100 years? That parish will probably cease to exist because it did not put its strength and energy
on the spiritual formation of the children.
No church group or organization
can ever compare in worth and urgency than
the need for the religious formation of the CHILDREN.
Your parish needs your help.
No skills or special training is needed,
just your desire to do God's will.
We will help you and guide you.
Volunteers are needed for the following:
ONE-ON-ONE CATECHISM = If you are intimidated by a whole group of students in one classroom, then this is for you! We need one-on-one religious instructions for students who have no previous religious education background. They do not even know how to make the Sign of the Cross or pray the Our Father. The materials will be provided for you; all you have to do is follow them. We meet on Saturday mornings right after the 9:00AM Mass. If you like to pray the Rosary after the Mass, then your session can start after the Rosary is over. You are given a whole lot of flexibility since you are only meeting with one student each time. Coffee and a light breakfast is always provided for you. Your session lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to 45 minutes. There is a lot of flexibility given for those days that you cannot come to class. Classes will start on Sept. 19, 2015 for our Saturday students.
CATECHISTS and ASSISTANT CATECHISTS = If you feel that you are called to teach a Religion class or to assist in one, then this is for you. We are still looking for a few Catechists to teach different grade levels. We are also looking for a good number of Assistant Catechists whose service is extremely needed. Duties range from: taking attendance, making photo copies, helping supervise, and such. Please choose either Mondays or Tuesdays (4:30PM to 6:00PM). Classes will start on Sept. 21, 2015.
PreK and Kindergarten = If reading books, telling stories, singing, and dancing with the little ones sound good to you, then this volunteer opportunity is for you. We are offering this option for the first time this year to all the parents at the 9:00AM Mass on Sundays whose children need a little extra wiggle room. The PreK and Kindergarten group will be held in the school building in two of the classrooms.
For more information, contact Rowena Hoblin at the Religious Education Office 845-634-8462 or by email at staugustineREO@gmail.com.