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St.

Augustine Church, Barberton, OH – November 4, 2018


November 5 -11
Monday, November 5 – Weekday
12:05 Mary Ann Jenney
6:00 Confessions

Tuesday, November 6 – Weekday - Knights of Columbus #1617 Novena Mass


8:30 School Mass – All Souls
5:15 John Wagner

Wednesday, November 7 – Weekday


12:05 Evelyn Lieberth

Thursday, November 8 – Weekday


12:05 Herman Gardner (Anniversary) & Margaret Gardner

Friday, November 9 – The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica


12:05 Robert Smith

Saturday, November 10 – St. Leo the Great, Pope & Doctor of the Church
8:30 Deceased of the Schneck family
3:00 Confessions
4:00 Kathy Flechler (Fr. Majikas)

Sunday, November 11 – Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time


8:00 Wilma Postek (Fr. Majikas)
10:30 The People of St. Augustine Church (Fr. Browne)
5:15 Andrew Somercik (Fr. Browne)

Readings for the Week of November 5


Monday Phil 2:1-4, Ps 131:1,2,3, Lk 14:12-14
Tuesday Phil 2:5-11, Ps 22:26-27,28,29-30,30-32, Lk 14:15-24
Wednesday Phil 2:12-18, Ps 27:1,4,13-14, Lk 14:25-33
Thursday Phil 3:3-8a, Ps 105:2-3,4-5,6-7, Lk 15:1-10
Friday Ez 47:1-2,8-9,12, Ps 46:2-3,5-6,8-9, 1 Cor 3: 9c-11,16-17, Jn 2:13-22
Saturday Phil 4:10-19, Ps 112:1-2,5-6,8-9, Lk 16:9-15
Sunday 1 Kgs 17:10-16, Ps 146:7,8-9,9-10, Heb 9:24-28, Mk 12:38-44

354 Holy Hours were kept before the Blessed Sacrament this past week. We
have three vacant hours: Sunday 5-6am, Tuesday 4-5am and Wednesday 4-
5pm. On November 1 our parish began its 57 year of Perpetual Eucharistic
Adoration. All that can be said is: Thank you, God, and thank you to all of
our committed adorers both living and deceased. Daytime, nighttime and
those tough hours….during the night…Thank you Fr. David Majikas, Pastor and Fr.
Browne our Spiritual Advisor….Both of whom are nighttime adorers that work the
next day, as many night adorers do. May Adoration never cease, especially at St.
Augustine Church.
Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
In today’s gospel, Jesus tells us that we are “not far from the Kingdom of God” when we love
our neighbor as ourselves. Our closest neighbor is probably right in our own homes. Often it is
easier to be kind to a stranger than it is to be civil to a family member with whom we have
disagreed. The Kingdom of God is closer when we love on another as Jesus loves us.

Please pray for our Sick especially: Betty Bartel, Lisa Gnap, Judy Kriston, Anne
Trischan, Shanon Johnson, Stephen Deibel, Joanne Ramsay, William Bedford, Carol
Garman, Chad Trischan, Pat Shemuga, Helene Van Oss, Paula Collins, Alexandra
Kepler, Gary Reed, Barb Shehan, Joe Patterson III, Lowell Potts, Sandra Walters, Bruce
Hartung, Barb Helms, Nicole Hahn, Tom Abbott, Bob & Patty Moses, Brenda Griffin,
Kelly Ann Eby, Kaleigh Shriver, Dick Buehrle, Pauline Nonno, Allen Weidman, Conner
Beish, Charlie Carroll, Katie Marino, Cheryl Jackson, Roy Smith, Vickey Todd, Jean
Stemmer, Tara Ferguson, C.J., Bob Eckert, Paul Moon, James Chalfant, Lori Meese,
Sharon Lohan, Carole Ezell-Bell, Lisa Von Gunten, Julian Gonzalez, Honey Ann Zagar,
Paulette Holland, Carol Newhouse, Carol Grimes, Judy Soltis, Nick Shirey, Mary
Zinkovitch, Ed Brogan, Angela Rollins, John Anzaldi, Gary Morgan, Linda Thatcher,
Amy Brickels, Margaret McConnall, Kathleen Bergreen, Patrick Mullett, Darci, Darlene
Stefansky & Scott Beitel

The priests of St. Augustine are on the emergency call list to Barberton Hospital, they
are only called in cases of emergency. If you are in or have entered the hospital and
would like to be visited by one of our priest’s, please call the rectory at 330-745-0011.
If you have a surgery planned and would like to be anointed, please call prior to
hospitalization as to make sure you receive the sacrament. If there is someone you
know who has been returned to health and can be removed from the sick list, please
contact the rectory.

Time, Talent & Treasure

October 21 October 28
Sunday Offering $ 6,797 $ 6,427
Faith Direct Offering $ 1,716 $ 1,716
Total Offering $ 8,513 $ 8,143

Weekly Budget to meet Operating Cost $ 11,800 $ 11,800


(Shortfall) Overage $ $ (3,287) $ (3,657)
School Support $ 630 $ 80
Capital Support $ 551 $ ---
Endowment Fund $ 56 $ ---
St. Vincent de Paul $ 115 $ 122
Blanket Sunday $ 1,342 $ ---
Catholic Communication Campaign $ 45 $ 35
Organ Campaign $ 25 $ 31
Annual School Fund $ 10 $ ---
Hurricane Relief $ 954 $ 50

Organ Campaign Goal $660,000 Year-to-Date $ 621,312

Barberton Area Community Ministry item for the Month of November is Vegetables –
corn, peas, carrots, beans etc. All donations can be placed in the bench in front of the
giving tree in the vestibule of the church. Donations are picked up on Monday mornings.
Thank you again for all your support in helping us serve our brother’s and sister’s in
need.

Knights of Columbus Council 1617 will hold a Novena Mass for all the deceased
members of the KOC on Tuesday, November 6 in St. Augustine Church at the
5:15pm Mass. Please pray for the repose of the souls of those who have passed
away during the past year; William Kennedy, Eugene Smith, Joe Underation,
Andrew Somercik, James Kennedy, Michael Barborak and Fred Kormanik. All are
encouraged to attend.

Join with others to help find healing and hope for the holiday season at “Hope for the Holidays,” a
workshop for those grieving the death of loved one. The workshop will be held at Our Lady of Victory
Parish, 73 North Avenue in Tallmadge. Come to the Parish Center from 7 to 9 pm on Tuesday, November
6 and 13, 2018. For more information or to register, please call the church office at 330-633-3672. Bring
a friend and join us.

St. Augustine Book Club was formed from interested members of the Women of Faith
over two years ago BUT it is always open to both adult men and women to join at any
time- on a regular basis or just because you're interested in an individual book or
author. On November 8, the group will meet at 1pm in the rectory to talk about The
Abbey by Jesuit priest Father James Martin. Join us on the spiritual journeys of
Anne, Mark and Abbot Paul as they seek direction, healing and wholeness in three
very different life situations. We look forward to welcoming you at any time.

Generations of Faith at Immaculate Conception has a new name - Adult Faith


Enrichment! Even though the name has changed, the format and quality will remain
the same. The focus for the 2018-19 year will be on holiness and we will be using
both Bishop Robert Barron's video series, Untold Blessings - 3 Paths to Holiness and
Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation, On the Call to Holiness in Today's
World. Schedules and registration forms may be found on the table in the back of the
church. We invite you to come, learn and grow in your Catholic faith. The November
session will be November 8 “Knowing you are a Sinner” to be held in Waldeisen Hall
from 7-9pm. Bring a dessert or snack to share…doors open at 6:30pm for fellowship.

Join fellow parishioners for a few friendly hands of Euchre, Friday,


November 9 beginning at 6:30 in the cafeteria. Bring a snack to share,
drinks will be provided.

The Mass for the Anointing of the Sick will be Saturday, November 10 at the 4:00 Mass, sponsored by
the 5th grade school and PSR. If you know anyone in need of this special sacrament, please invite them,
they do not have to be parishioners to participate.

The Divorced, Separated and Widowed Catholics of Akron will be sponsoring a talk on
Monday, November 12, at 7:30pm. Do you understand the difference between
Medicare and Medicaid when there is a need for yourself or your parents for
rehab/nursing home care or in-home services? Elder law attorney, Allen Sweet, will
discuss asset protection and Medicaid planning for long-term care. Marlene Maruna,
retired social worker, will discuss medical situations that may warrant short or long-
term care solutions. This event will be held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent
Building, 1945 Portage Trail in Cuyahoga Falls. This event is open at no cost to single
people of all faiths. Refreshments will be at 7:15pm. Our speakers will start at
7:30pm. For information call Marlene at 330-607-6284.

Please note: St. Augustine Rectory will be closed November 22 & 23 for Thanksgiving. The Mass on
Thanksgiving Day (November 22) will be at 9:00am. Canned goods will be collected during the offertory
and placed in the Christmas food baskets to be distributed to those in need.

In the October/November envelope packet, you will find an envelope for Christmas
Flowers. A donation to the Flower Fund helps to defray costs of flowers and decorations
in our church during the upcoming Christmas season. For those using Faith Direct, if you
have made a contribution, please drop the names of the intended into the offertory
basket or contact the rectory at 330-745-0011.

The Christmas Season is fast approaching and the Barberton Area Jaycees are hosting the
Barberton Winter Wonderland Festival on Saturday, November 24 from 4-8:00pm. Festivities
once again will include performances by the St. Augustine Choir. Hot chocolate, delicious
cookies made by parishioners and chili will be served on the rectory lawn throughout the
evening. In order to make this event run smoothly, we are in need of volunteers to help spread
the Christmas Cheer. Anyone interested in helping out, please call Carolyn King at 330-234-
7302.

Attention Bakers….Start your ovens! Because of you and your baking talents, we are able to
offer cookies from the parish. Please consider making a batch or two of your favorites to be
passed out at the Christmas Walk. Cookies, cupcakes & candies can be delivered to the
school cafeteria on Friday, November 23 between the hours of 1-3pm where the elves will
be assembling treat trays for the Christmas Walk. Want to be a part of the COOKIE DECORATING
PARTY ~ Icing, sprinkles and caroling. Joyful Hearts Ministry is looking for a team of “elves” to help frost
in-house baked Christmas confections along with tray assembly. The party will begin at 1:00 p.m. on
Friday, November 23. Bring an apron and be ready to roll up your sleeves and get right to work. Last
year, we were finished in less than two hours. It’s a fun afternoon and we are pleased to have our
“littlest” of elves join us. Please call Carolyn King @ 330-234-7302 to reserve your seat.

Please note: Information for the November 25 bulletin must be received into
the rectory by Thursday, November 15.

Free….Food, Fellowship and Faith for Adults – Join us Monday, November 26 (Encore
Presentation) at St. Sebastian Parish, Zwisler Hall – 500 Mull Avenue,
Akron. Our speaker will be Fr. Kevin Klonowski, Parochial Vicar Holy
Family Parish, Stow. The topic will be “Lost & Found: How to Help
Adult Children Find their Way Back to the Faith.” We will begin at 7:30 pm. Cookies
and punch will be served. Evening is sponsored by St. Sebastian Parish, Akron.

JOYFUL HEARTS MINISTRY will be having a short business meeting on Friday, November 30 immediately
following the 12:05 pm Mass at Kave Coffee Shop. We will be discussing the upcoming Christmas Walk
and the Christmas Dinner/Party on December 25. Many hands will be needed for both ventures. For
questions please call Carolyn King @ 330-234-7302.

St. Augustine will once again have an Advent Communal Reconciliation Service on Monday,
December 10 at 7:00pm in the church. Numerous priests will be available and you may
receive the sacrament either face-to-face or with a screen in a confessional. All are
encouraged to take part in this special sacrament, please plan accordingly.

The Diocese of Cleveland’s “Protecting God’s Children” program is a continuing effort to instruct and
inform everyone about the protection of children from sexual abuse. To report any past or present
suspected inappropriate behavior toward children by priests, deacons, religious, lay ecclesial ministers
or personnel associated with the Church, please contact the Diocesan Response Service Office at 216-
334-2999 or via email at: response_services@dioceseofcleveland.org . You are also asked to
immediately inform local authorities about inappropriate behavior.

St. Augustine School is looking for an energetic kitchen mom, dad, aunt, uncle, grandma or
grandpa to assist with the school luncheon program, Monday through Friday from 11:30am-
12:30pm. Can you give us one hour of your time once or twice a week? Those interested
please contact the school at 330-753-6435.

At the Christmas Dinner this year we are going to have a PARTY! Doors to the SAC will open
at 1:00pm and our guests will join in the festivities by decorating a tree. At 1:30 p.m. prayers
of thanksgiving will be offered and dinner will be served. The menu will consist of: Cheese,
Nuts and Crackers, Homemade Bread and Butter, Fresh Green Salad, Cabbage Rolls, Turkey
Breast, Baked Ham, Kielbasa and Kraut, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and a Christmas
Dessert Bar. After dinner, there will be caroling, games and an opportunity to choose a gift upon
departure. It is going to take a lot of hands to make this come to fruition. To prepare an event as such
we are in need of supplies, servers and monetary donations. Take this opportunity to give from your
heart. ‘Tis the season. Blessings will abound. Promise! For questions call Carolyn King @ 330-234-7302
ASAP.

Summa Health is seeking certified Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to


distribute Holy Communion to our Catholic patients. If you are interested and would
like more information about serving as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
at the Akron City Campus, please contact Pat Mills at 330-615-4036 or email at
pmills @summahealth.org.

Last year’s changes in the tax law kept in place several popular and attractive charitable gifting
options. Gifting appreciated stock (held more than 1year) to our parish may allow you to deduct the
stock’s full value and bypass capital gains tax. Also, if you are 70 ½ or older, you may be able to
reduce your taxable income this year with a gift made directly from your IRA to our parish. Talk to
your advisors and IRA administrator for more information and to be sure that a gift is made directly
from an IRA to a qualified charity such as our parish. For questions contact Denise Moore in our
parish office at (330) 745-0011 ext 113 or via email at businessmanager2@rrbiznet.com. You are
also welcome to contact Mary Lou Ozimek of the Catholic Community Foundation at 216-696-6525
x4070 or via email at mozimek@catholiccommunity.org.

EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS AT ST. PAUL - The church has a rich liturgical history spanning
many centuries. In order to celebrate our great heritage and the grace that comes to us through diverse
forms and rites, St. Paul’s will begin offering the Extraordinary form of the Mass on a every Friday at
5:30 p.m. All are welcome to come encounter the mystery of the Lord’s love for us. For more
information, visit www.stpaulakron.org.

Answer the call of St John Paul II to build a Culture of Life, Get out and vote, make your vote count for
those most vulnerable, VOTE PRO-LIFE!! Without Life, there is no Liberty or Pursuit of happiness. In the
Image of God we were created, WE give up our bodies as a sanctuary for new life created in that image,
what an awesome thought to ponder! The Culture of Life will meet Tuesday, Election day following the
5:15 Mass and benediction. Please pray for our country.

Events around and about…..


Holy Name Society STAG FISH FRY is November 9, at Sts Peter & Paul School, Doylestown
from 7:00pm - 12:30 am. All you can eat delicious lake perch, savory sausage,
refreshments and friendly games of chance. For tickets contact any Holy Name member
or call Ted (330 658-3057).

Begin your holiday shopping at the annual Holiday Bazaar at Our Lady of Victory Church.
The bazaar features 25 local crafters, a Christmas Shop and gift baskets. There is also a
raffle and free door prizes; homemade baked goods and lunch may be purchased at a
reasonable cost. The Bazaar is Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm at 105
North Avenue in Tallmadge

Our Lady of Victory Church's Holiday Bazaar will be held Saturday, November 10, 10:00
AM - 4:00 PM featuring a Christmas Shop, beautiful gift baskets, bake sale and lunch.
There will be a raffle with cash prizes and gifts, free door prizes and many crafters from
which to choose that perfect Christmas gift. Admission is FREE! The church is located at 73 North
Avenue in Tallmadge (Rt. 91)

Theology on Tap Akron is excited to again be at On Tap at the Harbor Front Grill on
Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 pm! Theology on Tap welcomes all young adults in
their 20’s & 30’s to come listen to Rev. Norm Douglas, Pastor, St. Vincent de Paul to
discuss “Striving for Excellence and Virtue while Living with Imperfection. Admission
is $5 and includes appetizers. The bar will be open for those who would like to
purchase beverages. Come experience faith, fellowship, and food with other young
adults On Tap at the Harbor is located at 562 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron, OH 44319.

THE BELLES OF IRELAND CHRISTMAS FAIRE – Sunday, November 18, at 2000


Brown Street, Akron from 11am-4pm. Presented by the Ladies Ancient Order of
Hibernians, Margaret Judge Division. This is a great opportunity to start your Christmas
Shopping early with Irish and Christmas handcrafted and imported items from a variety of
vendors. Enjoy delicious food, baked goods, and beverages at Café Ireland. Please contact Meg
Griffin at 330-688-4009 with any questions on the event.

Vocations - Have you ever wondered what you can do to promote and support
vocations to the priesthood or religious life?
• Remember to pray. Include an increase in vocations in your daily prayers.
• Talk to your child/grandchild. Ask your child/grandchild if they have considered a religious
vocation. Encourage them to pray about it.
• Join a group that supports vocations. Serra Club of Akron is one of six Serra clubs in our Diocese
that promotes and supports vocations with prayer and informative speakers at meetings and
vocation programs. For more information, contact Akron Serra dfetyko@aol.com