Saturday: 3:00 pm
2021 PARISH CALENDARS
These are available in the vestibule as of December 1, 2020 thanks to Schaff Funeral Services; please take as needed for self and others.
BLESSING OF HOMES
Some request this during the Christmas Season or early in the new year. If you desire the pastor to contact you and set up a time for a blessing, please mark a very clear “X” on your collection envelope during the Christmas season or simply call the rectory.
OUR PARISH PRAYER LIST
Prayers are offered for any help when special needs arise. Recognition of the needs of others through prayer certainly helps those in need. Call Kitty Klein at 414-321-5298 with your prayer requests and the entire prayer group will be praying for you.
OUR 2020-2021 FISH FRY SEASON IS PRESENTLY POSTPONED.
When definate dates are determined, they will be posted.
QUAD PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
For children ages K4 through grade 11
Please call Barbara Krieger if you would like to get your child registered. She is our parish cluster Director of Religious Education (DRE) located at St. Rita Parish and can be reached at 414-541-7515, ext. 39.
For RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), please see below or call Barbara Krieger for more details.
The 2020-2021 Letter of the Quad Parish Religious Education information is here.
The 2020-2021 Registration Information for St. Augustine families on any of the programming is here.
The 2020-2021 Quad Parish Religious Education Schedule is not yet listed here for you to view dates, times and location of classes or events. THIS WILL BE POSTED ONCE SCHEDULE IS COMPLETED.
PARISH CALENDAR FOR 2021
The calendar for the coming year is now open. Mass Intentions for particular dates may be requested. Individuals and groups who want to use our facilities for our large hall or our Heritage Hall, may make reservations now. Since reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, please make your reservations soon!
FISH FRY PARTIES - Temporarily Postponed
We have a Fish Fry every second Friday of the month from September through May and every Friday during Lent. Please check our Events Calendar for specific details on location, times and prices. Those who are celebrating a birthday or anniversary are invited to bring their guests to our Fish Fries for their celebration. Separate tables can be set for your celebration of 12 guests or more. Our Fish Fry crew will then serve you and your guests family style. Call Barb Suter at 414-380-0662 or the rectory at 414-541-5207 to set up a Fish Fry Party. Plan ahead for a nice family/friends party at a Great Fish Fry!
New members are being sought. If singing is one of your talents, please join the choir for practice on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in church. The choir sings on Sundays at the 10:00 a.m. Mass. We appreciate our wonderful choir!
SLEEPING BAG MINISTRY - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We would like to resume making the much needed sleeping bags for the homeless; but we need more volunteers to help with this ministry. You only need to make knots to join the materials together. The group would meet twice a month in the rectory hall for approximately 2 hours. A convenient time and day will be arranged. Please call Jackie at 414-327-4625 and leave a message with what would be good for you or any other questions about this ministry. This is open to anyone who can make a knot with several layers of material.
THE PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY MINISTRY
They have made 180 PBJ Sandwiches monthly for the Gathering Food Site since February 2008. Always needed: grape jelly, large jars of creamy peanut butter or cash donations to buy the bread or other items. Place in Sleeping Bag containers in vestibule. We are looking for new volunteers to add to our on-call list. They would help make the sandwiches monthly on each 2nd Saturday morning for about an hour. If you would like more information, please call Jackie Ellington at 414-327-4625.
COMMUNION FOR THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND
The first Friday of the month is the usual day for the ministering of communion to those unable to come to church. If you know of anyone who would want monthly communion, please notify the pastor. Of course, any time a sick person would want the Anointing of the Sick/Holy Communion, please call the pastor!
ENVISIONING OUR FUTURE
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has been planning to cluster the West Milwaukee parish and the eastern parishes of West Allis. Below are the links to the documents for the information they have collected with the assistance and involvement of parish member volunteers from St. Florian, Holy Assumption, St. Augustine and St. Rita. Please read the data and attend one of the upcoming meetings to better explain everything and to ask questions of these representatives that you may have. The information and meetings are vitally important for the future of all of these parishes.
Click here for Profile and Possibilities information.
Click here for Pastoral Activity information.
Click here for Data information.
Please continue to read through the information contained in the above links and please be sure to check our website for updates.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
This process of bringing non-baptized adults into the Catholic community has been used in the USA since 1988 - almost 30 years. Some Catholics are familiar with the process, and there are some who hardly know it exists. Here in our parish earlier this year, two adults were baptized, confirmed and made their First Holy Communion during the Easter Vigil. There is an adapted rite known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC) used for children who have reached the age of reason and are entering into the Catholic Church. Also related to this process of RCIA is the reception of adults baptized into another ecclesial community (Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, etc.) being received into the Catholic community through Confirmation and First Communion; we had one such candidate during the Easter Season. Also a reminder: any adults interested in being baptized or received into the Catholic church - contact the pastor soon, as sessions would begin in early autumn. Usually from September or October to Easter is enough time for the necessary sessions.
LOCAL PARISH FOOD PANTRIES
Provided by 3 parishes: St. Augustine, Holy Assumption & St. Florian.
Their information is: Holy Assumption at 1525 South 71 Street (South parking lot), EVERY Thursday 5-7 p.m. AND EVERY Friday 12-3 p.m.
OR at St. Florian at 1210 South 45 Street (North parking lot), ONLY the 3rd Monday of each month from 5-6 p.m.
Vjesnik Franciscan Herald
This publication from Croatian Franciscan Custody is usually available in the vestibule about three times a year. Because of the Coronavirus and related issues, it is being published via our website here. Please download and read this bilingual (Croatian and English) publication.