Happy New Year!

01-01-2018Pastor's LetterFr. Carlos A. Gomez-Rivera

Dear Family in Christ;

A NEW YEAR HAS BEGAN…now we have the opportunity to take advantage of our present days. Every single day and those of the future are a gift from God so we can make them productive, to do something good to ourselves and to others. Every day, we should do well to others, we should work in forgiveness and peace among us. This world needs you and me, needs every single one of us to transform our surroundings.

Our parish community has becoming strong by your dedication and faith. There are more families who has been adding to the parish seeking for God. We are responsible to help them to find God.

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Thank You

11-19-2017Pastor's LetterFr. Carlos A. Gomez-Rivera

Dear Brothers in Christ,

My gratitude for your great COLLABORATION in our Parochial Festival. Thanks to you and your tireless generosity we have achieved one more year to celebrate as a family and community a time of joy, happiness, food, and fraternity. Each of you with your presence, your consumption, and financial support have made our Community of San Augustine continue to be known in our Diocese. We are famous ... ..more souls need to know about Christ and our Catholic Church. My infinite gratitude to ALL, ... to each and every one of the Servants who gave their time, dedication, cooking skills and their effort to serve others. In Heaven the well-deserved reward awaits you. Together as a family in Christ, we can do much more! My prayers and my love for each one are always with you ...!

In Christ, Father Carlos

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Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega

11-12-2017Pastor's LetterFr. Carlos A. Gomez-Rivera
p>Dear Family in Christ;

We are getting close to end our Liturgical Year with the solemnity of Christ the King—tobe celebrated on November 26. Jesus Christ is the ALPHA and the OMEGA …the Beginning and the End. All our life goes around Him. He provides all type of blessings upon our lives. Our hearts and minds should be embedded in Him alone. Our society needs our talents and gifts, our time and dedication. Many souls are waiting to hear from Jesus and our Catholic Church. Every single one of us has the gift of faith and we have to live it at such. Remember what the Scriptures has to say to us:

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Gratitude and Generosity

05-07-2017Pastor's LetterPadre Carlos A. Gomez

Dear family in Christ;

Gratitude and Generosity!!! As Catholics, we are call to experience God's Love and generosity. He who is endless mercy will continue pouring down all type of gifts upon us as long as we give to Him what belongs to Him. The Prophet Malachi in the Old Testament bring to us a clear words of what to do in order to be abundantly bless:

Malachi 3: 10… Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, and see if I do not open the floodgates of heaven for you, and pour down upon you blessing without measure!

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Rejoice and Spread the Good News!

04-16-2017Pastor's LetterPadre Carlos A. Gomez

Dear family in Christ;

Our Lord is ALIVE!!!   

We are entering into a great Easter Season.  Time to renew our Baptismal promises and renew our commitment to follow the Lord faithfully. 

Now the Church needs to grow, to be spread, to reach out every single corner of the world.  You are an important messenger of that Love to the world. 

Stay in connection with the Lord as often is possible.  Go to Confession with a Catholic priest; receive the Holy Communion daily, read the Holy Bible, pray the Holy rosary...all of these with your WHOLE HEART.

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Repent and believe in the Gospel

02-23-2017Pastor's LetterPadre Carlos A. Gomez

Dear Family in the Lord,

Every year at the beginning of Lent we hear this words. Then ashes are placed on our head as sign of repentance and conversion. Conversion, is a call and invitation we should take seriously and to work hard in bring it to fulfillment.

Today, tomorrow at the sunset of our lives; I pray, the Lord will finds us ready and worthy to be at His Presence.

We are called to do penance in imitation of Jesus's fast of 40 days in the desert, eager to draw nearer to Him in love.

Call to holiness is a call to all Christians and believers. You, those reading this lines are invited to follow the steps of the Jesus Christ who humble himself to be one with us.

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Blessed 2017

01-15-2017Pastor's LetterPadre Carlos A. Gomez

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord;

Our Lord and Savior has made manifest His Love in our flesh. It is so hard to understand and comprehend that such Love lower Himself to become like one of us here on earth. He left his Glory in Heaven, the Son of God, to be our source of UNION within God the Father and all of us His created humanity.

The main purpose of God Love is to bring all of us to Heaven. God made Flesh, manifest His grater love for our Salvation; providing the perfect union between Heaven and Earth. Dear Family in Christ, God has been leading us through our desperate moments, sadness and shadows of death…He remains faithful because He wants to do so. He is the perfect Love and he desired to be with us at every moment for the last 12 months of our 2016.

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Merry Christmas and Blessed 2017

12-25-2016Pastor's LetterFr. Carlos Gomez-Rivera

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord;

Our Lord and Savior has made manifest His Love in our flesh. It is so hard to understand and comprehend that such Love lower Himself to become like one of us here on earth. He left his Glory in Heaven, the Son of God, to be our source of UNION within God the Father and all of us His created humanity.

The main purpose of God Love is to bring all of us to Heaven. God made Flesh, manifest His grater love for our Salvation; providing the perfect union between Heaven and Earth.

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Praise be Jesus Christ

10-02-2016Pastor's LetterFr. Carlos Gomez-Rivera

Dear family in the Lord,

Summer has ended. Regular duties and school for many of our children began. It is time to lift up our mind and thoughts to heaven to look for new blessings. In our Church, a new Saint has been Officially promulgated; Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta. She is a clear example of a fully engagement with the Lord Jesus, His Holy Church and His commandments.

Saint Teresa of Calcutta walked the path of holiness by self-denial and total giving to others. She carried her our cross daily and she is teaching us to follow the example of Christ. May the Love of Christ and His blessings descend up on every one of you!

Your parish priest,
Padre Carlos

Alabado sea Jesu-Cristo

Queridos familia en el Señor, nuestro verano ha terminado. Las actividades reglares y el regreso a escuela ha empezado a tomar su curso. Es tiempo de levantar nuestra mirada al cielo para esperar nuevas bendiciones. En nuestra Iglesia católica, una nueva Santa ha sido Promulgada Oficialmente: Santa Madre Teresa de Calcuta. Ella es el ejemplo perfecto de un alma totalmente inmersa en el Señor Jesucristo, Su Iglesia, y Sus Mandamientos.

Santa Teresa de Calcuta caminó por la senda de la Santidad por medio de la negación personal y su total entrega a otros. Ella cargó su cruz diariamente y ella ahora nos ensena a seguir el ejemple del Cristo. Que el Amor de Cristo y sus bendiciones desciendan sobre cada uno de ustedes!

Su párroco,
Padre Carlos

Thank you, Deacon Frankie

08-02-2016Pastor's LetterFr. Carlos Gomez-Rivera

Dear Family in Christ,

We give thanks to God for the opportunity He has give to us to meet and to know Deacon Frankie for the last summer months (June and July). 

He has been a blessing to have him in our parish community, to experience his spirituality to see his commitment to God and to the souls.  Dcn. Frankie is a member of our parish family as he himself called to be:  Italian with a Mexican heart. 

Let us continue PRAYING for him and for all our Seminarians who are studying to the priesthood, so they may become saint and good priests…We need them all. PRAY for all our young men, that they may respond to God’s Call generously and from their own hearts. They are special for the Church and for all of us…

Deacon Frankie… You are always welcome to this your Home of St. Augustine. Count with our prayers and our Masses.

Fr. Carlos and St. Augustine Community

Querida Familia en Cristo,

y tratar al Diacono Frankie durante los meses del verano (Junio-Julio).

Para nuestra parroquia ha sido una bendición el tenerle, experimentar su espiritualidad y ver su entrega a Dios y a las almas. Diacono Frankie es ya un miembro de nuestra familia pues el mismo se autonombra: Italiano con corazón Mexicano.

Sigamos ORANDO mucho por él y todos nuestros seminaristas para que sean Santos y buenos sacerdotes…Los necesitamos a todos ellos. OREMOS también por jóvenes que respondan al llamado que DIOS les hace en sus corazones. Ellos son especiales para la Iglesia y para todos nosotros…

Diacono Frankie…… siempre eres bienvenido en esta tu casa de San Agustín. Cuenta con nuestras oraciones y nuestras Misas.

Padre Carlos y la parroquia de San Agustín.