St. Augustine Parish
Here at St. Augustine Parish, we have been active in different activities in our community. We have an enrollment of 100 students who attend religious education in grades 1-11. Our first activity was sponsored by our confirmation students. We hosted a movie night. It was a very successful event and had a very good turnout. Some of our families requested to have more movie nights.
In November, we had two functions. On Nov. 1, All Saints’ Day, we visited and prayed with 12 families. Our students gathered and walked to the homes. We had about 34 students, plus some parents. We prayed and presented each family with a rosary. We returned back to the classroom and had refreshments. On Nov. 10, Sunday our confirmation students, with the help of teachers and parents, prepared breakfast for our veterans. Our veterans and family enjoyed their breakfast.
Our annual Christmas Program was on Dec. 22. All of our students took part in the program. Parents and family members were anxiously waiting for the doors to open to see the festivities. We have an ongoing rosary making class. Some of our teachers and parents/students have made rosaries to give. Our hopes are to take rosaries to our elderly homes. On Jan. 15, a small group visited an an elderly lady who is turning 101. The children presented her with a rosary, small St. Kateri Tekakwitha statue and a praying card. The children loved it, and the grandmother was overjoyed. We prayed with her.
We plan to visit more homes, especially during Lent. Some of our older children make cards to take to our Elderly Center. We have scheduled retreats for students for confirmation and first Communion. Without the support of the Indian Mission Bureau, we couldn’t accomplish what we have done.