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Join Us for a Walk in our Faith: Mystagogy
                        COME TO MYSTAGOGY  St. Augustin parish conference room     9:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 9, 2017, and then on the second Sunday...
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Wednesday Evening Bible Study-Beginning Sept 13, 2017
EVENING BIBLE STUDY Register now for a Bible study of David's kingdom  Join our next evening Bible study beginning September 13th, 2017 for an...
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Divine Mercy Chaplet: Wednesday 7:00 pm in the Chapel
All are invited to join!
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How Sacred Music integrates into Mass
A letter from Fr. Pisut, distributed as an insert in the August 21st bulletin.
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Office hours:  Monday thru Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Closed weekends and holidays. 
(515-255-1175), staugustinchurch@gmail.com
  
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12 Noon
 
Daily Mass Schedule
Monday - Friday: 
Rosary - 7:30 a.m.; Mass - 8:00 a.m.
 
Confession (Chapel) 
Saturday: 3:30 p.m.; Sunday: 9:00 a.m.
 
Holy Day Mass Schedule
7:30 am, 9:00 am, 6:00 pm

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Ministries and Committees

Adult Faith Formation develops and implements catechistic programs for adults.

Altar & Rosary Society offers prayers and service projects benefiting the parish. The main thrust is devotion to the Blessed Mother by daily praying the assigned decade of the Rosary. We invite you to join us.  Contact co-presidents Pam Arnold Powers and Amy Wisco   via email at staugustinaltarandrosary@gmail.com. The group meets the first Thursday of the month at NOON in the parish hall.

Altar Servers assist with Mass and is open to youth beginning in the fifth grade. Contact Greg Annexstad at 515-277-9724 or via email at wgadsm@aol.com.    Click on following link to download training booklet.  Altar_Server_rev_052012.pdf

Baptismal Preparation provides a faith formation program for new parents. Contact Rev. Mr. Kevin Heim and Rhonda at 515-274-4321 or via email at rsheim@prodigy.net.

Blue Knights Boys Club is for boys ages 5-8 yrs. old.  They study scripture, virtue and men Saints.  They earn badges for their sash, play games and do crafts.  Please contact Monica May at 515-224-4383 or via email at momay@live.com.

Board of Education is an elected group that oversees catechesis for adults, St. Augustin School and the Religious Education Program. They meet the first Tuesday of every month. 2015-2016 members are:  Mark Weinhart, Pres., Kelli Rolfes, Vice Pres., Dave Lorbiecki, Treas., Sarah Hayes, Sec., Carlos Navarro, Sherri Nielsen, Barb Scholz, Christy Sullivan, Dr. Nancy Dowdle, Rev. Pisut.

Boy Scouts of America is a character-building, service organization for boys. Please contact Alex Fink at 515-277-9849 or via email at fink@mchsi.com.

Building and Grounds Committee responds to parishioner maintenace requests and advises the pastor on related issues.

Cantors lead the assembly in sung prayer at Mass. Contact Kent Fieldsend at 515-710-5792 or via email at kfieldsend@yahoo.com

Catholic Scripture Study is a weekly Bible study program.  Contact Cindy Kodis at 515-251-3930 or via email at ckodis@mchsi.com.

Catholic Widows and Widowers is a faith-sharing and fellowship group for those who have lost a spouse.Contact Marilyn at 515-270-6121 or Leone at 515-981-0105.

Challenge Catholic Girls Club is a club for girls to grow in virtue, friendship and their Catholic faith.  Contact Marianne Dowd at 515-277-9575 or via email at dowdtom06@msn.com.

Children's Liturgy of the Word is a special liturgy for young children during the 5:00 P.M. Saturday vigil Mass.  Leaders and teachers are always needed to work with the children during the Mass.  For more information and to volunteer for this Ministry, please contact Gretchen Critelli at 669-3537 or via email at critellifamily@gmail.com or Terri Peiffer at peiffer5@q.com.

Choir sings during the 10:00 A.M. Sunday Mass and the 5:00 P.M. Saturday Vigil Mass and from autumn through the end of the Easter season. The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 p.m.  If you enjoy singing and would like to join the choir, please contact Kent Fieldsend at 515-710-5792 or via email at kfieldsend@yahoo.com.

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP):  Click christrenews.org for information.  With further questions, contact Bryan Heilman at (515)210-8003 or bryan.c.heilman@gmail.com or Brooke Isreal at bismayer@aol.com.

Church Bus Drivers provide transportation to the 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays. Contact Darin Origer at 515-255-1175, ext. 205 or via email at darin@staugustin.org.

Elizabeth Ministries is based on the visitation story of Mary and Elizabeth in scripture and offers hope and healing for women and their families on issues related to childbearing, sexuality and relationships.  This is an opportunity for women to minister to other women by offering support, companionship and prayers for individuals during their time of joy, trials and sorrows.  For more information, please contact Pat Barber at 515-279-6184 or via email at patabarber@gmail.com.

Eucharistic Ministries assist in the distribution of the bread and wine, the body and blood of Christ, to the parish community at Mass.  Training is provided.  Those interested must be confirmed and a participating member in the faith life of the parish.   Students are also encouraged to participate. Contact Rev. Mr. Kevin and Rhonda Heim at 515-274-4321 or via email at rsheim@prodigy.net

Finance Council is an advisory committee that assists the pastor in the administration of parish financial matters. Contact Jim Wallace, Chair at 515-277-0363.

Food Pantry coordinates the parish's food donations for the needy.  The third weekend of each month is designatead as Food Pantry weekend.  Donations of non-perishable food items and monetary donations are accepted before and after Mass. Contact Kerri Patton via email at kerrimsn@yahoo.com.

Foundation Board is an advisory board that assists the pastor through fund development and oversight. Click here for their latest annual report detailing Foundation fund performance, support for St. Augustin ministries and information about establishing your own personal legacy.

Gardening Angels maintain the parish flower gardens and landscaping.  Contact Georgie Hoerster at 515-255-4742 or via email at georgieongrand@mchsi.com or Joni Gilchrist at 515-633-0240 or via email at jjag-gil@q.com.

Girl Scouts of America is a character-building, service organization for girls.

Home & School Assocation is a booster association that supports St. Augustin School. Contact Andrienne Krantz, Home & School President at (515) 202-2053 or at adriennekrantz@gmail.com.

Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's fraternal organization that is dedicated to serving the Church and the parish. The council meets the third Tuesday of the month. More information is available on the council website-- www.kofc10558.org or contact Grand Knight Paul Martin at paulxfe@aol.com or at 865-6550.

Lectors proclaim God's word to St. Augustin's community in a prayerful and proficient manner. Initial training is provided and required. Contact Rev. Mr. Kevin and Rhonda Heim at 515-274-4321 or via email at rsheim@prodigy.net.

Library Committee maintains the library and selects new materials.

Little Flower Girls Club teaches what it means to be a Catholic girl and eventually a Catholic woman. Contact Molly Olinger Topf at Molly.Olingertopf@yahoo.com

Liturgy Committee focuses on the celebration of the Mass and sacraments. Members are Deacon Joe Coan, Janis Falk, Kent Fieldsend, Fr. Pisut, Deacon Kevin Heim, Anthony Klapp, Fr. Jim Livingstone, Deacon Mike Manno, Paul Martin, Ed Mattern, Jerry Minor, Deacon Fred Pins, Amy Wisco, Barb Cortesio (liturgy consultation), Dane Shelton (parish concil representative).  Contact Fr. Pisut at 515-255-1175, ext. 202 or via email at frpisut@staugustin.org.

Marriage Preparation Sponsor Couples meet with engaged couples to help them prepare for marriage. Contact Rev. Mr. Mike Manno, Deacon at 515-971-0620.

Merciful Meals furnishes temporary meal assistance to new parents or the sick.

Moms' Playgroup provides a social group for moms and young children. Contact Rochelle Quiner at rquiner@gmail.com

Nine to Dine groups meet for monthly potluck dinners in homes.

Nursery provides child care during the 10:00 A.M. Mass.

Parish Council is a nine-member elected group that serves as a advisory board to the pastor. They meet the second Tuesday of the month in the parish library at 7:00 p.m.  Contact John Chesser, President, 515-314-8516, jtchesser@gmail.com. Members for 2014 - 15 are as follows:  Steve Cappaert, John Chesser, Pat Deluhery, Rick Doyle, Jenny Lorbiecki, Fred Nesbit, Kathy Power, Molly Olinger Topf.

Pastoral Care brings communion and community to those unable to attend Mass. If you or a loved one is in need of pastoral care assistance, or you would like to be involved in this ministry, please contact Rev. James Livingstone at 515-255-1175, ext. 203 or via email at frjim@aol.com

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration involves volunteers who pray in the chapel 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact Al Reynolds at 515-277-5445 or via email at pop171@Juno.com or Sister Clare at 515-274-6082. . Hours of greatest need are Sunday: 2:00 a.m, 7:00 a.m.; and 1:00 p.m.- Monday: 6:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.; 7:00 p.m. Tuesday: 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. Wednesday: 6:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. Thursday: 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. Friday: 3:00 a.m.; 4:00 a.m.; 7:00 a.m Saturday: 12:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.

Prayer Chain relays prayer requests to parishioners who have offered to pray for others. Contact staugprayer@aol.com.

Prayer Shawl Ministry provides comfort and peace to parishioners through the shawls it constructs in prayer. Contact Marty Chiovaro at 515-274-2482 or Pat Knight at 515-279-9475 or via email at knightquilts@aol.com.

Pro Life Committee and Project Gabriel offer alternative solutions to abortion. Contact Norma Pins at 515-277-4456.

RCIA (Rite of Christian initiation of Adults) is a faith formation process for aduilts interested in becoming Catholics. Contact Rev. Mr. Kevin and Rhonda Heim at 515-274-4321 or via email at rsheim@prodigy.net.

Religious Education provides eduational instruction for children of the parish who attend public shcool. Contact Janis Falk at 515-255-1175, ext. 204 or via email at janis@staugustin.org.

Sacristan assists at Mass by preparing the worship space, i.e. lights, candles, etc.  One to one training is provided.  If you are interested please contact Rev. Pisut, Pastor at 515-255-1175, ext. 202 or via email at FrPisut@staugustin.org.

Saint Vincent De Paul Society is our parish chapter of a national group dedicated to assisting those in need, and seeking charity and justice. Contact Robin Rose at 515-255-1175, ext. 200 or via email at robin@staugustin.org.

Social Justice Committee is committed to work to implement the social teachings of the Catholic church through both social action and charity and to involve parishioners in actively meeting the needs of God's people everywhere. Contact Kerri Patton via email at kerrimsn@yahoo.com.

Social Supper Club meets monthly for dinner, entertainment and fellowship. Contact Kevin Burns at 515-274-0284.

St. Augustin Catholic School is the education institution, preschool through 8th grade, for children of the parish. Contact 515-279-5947.

St. Joseph Family Shelter Meals enlists parish families to prepare meals for residents at the shelter. Contact Patty Iseminger at 515-279-7138.

Stewardship Committee develops the time, talent, and treasure of the parish.

Ushers greet people and help them find seats in church. They also assist with collections during Mass.

Vacation Bible School offers young children a summer program of instruction, crafts and recreation. Contact Janis Falk at 515-255-1175, ext. 204 or via email at janis@staugustin.org.

Vocations Chalice is a program that encourages parishioners to pray for vocations. Contacts - 5:00 p.m. Mass - (Anne Ahmann, 515-360-4849 or via email at ahmann.anne@gmail.com., 8:00 a.m. Mass - (Pat Knight at 515-279-9475 or via email at knightquilts@aol.com,) 10:00 a.m. & noon- (Nick Bigelow at 913-424-3734 or via email at bigelow.nick@gmail.com.)  

Vocations Committee supports the call to the priesthood, deaconate, and consecrated life, and encourages the laity to answer the call to service.  Contact Fr. Pisut, pastor at 515-255-1175, ext. 202 or via email at frpisut@staugustin.org, Fr. Zach Kautzky at 515-222-1022 or via email at zkautzky@dowlingcatholic.org.

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