Keep Moving Forward

09-23-2018Pastor's LetterFr. Carlos A. Gomez-Rivera

Family in Christ;

Transformation and renewal……Yes!!! Those 2 words are the theme of our life in our parish community. As you noticed there have been several changes in our worship space and in great expectation to see one day all accomplished. We have been so blessed in different aspects of life. Our families, our schools, our jobs, our society, and our Church. All of those areas where we move and do our lives have been touched by God’s presence.

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A Generous Collaboration

06-10-2018Pastor's LetterFr. Carlos A. Gomez

Dear Family of St. Augustine Church,

Blessings to every one of you and your families. Summer is here and it is a good time to make some changes in our parish and weekend Celebrations. It has been a couple of years since we implemented our 2nd Collection. This decision was made after serious discussions and truthful considerations among members of the Pastoral and Finance Councils.

Desires were to help out our parish funds and make improvements in grounds and buildings. We did it as much as we could. So, having mentioned that, here are some upcoming projects that I need you to keep in mind and to be proactive:

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New Time...Ordinary Time

05-23-2018Pastor's LetterPadre Carlos

Dear family in Christ;

We have been proclaiming Christ Resurrection filled with hope and joy during our Easter Season.  Our Lord promised never to abandon us so, He sent the Power of the Holy Spirit to our lives.   Monday right after Pentecost we began with a NEW CELEBRATION:  Our Pope Francis instituted a new feast into our Roman Missal:  “MARY MOTHER OF THE CHURCH”.

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Unbound

05-20-2018Pastor's LetterFr. Carlos A. Gomez

I have extended an invitation to Rev. Cyrus Gallagher O.F.M. Cap. To come to our parish next weekend, May 26-27. Father Gallagher will speak to you about the work being done by Unbound, and how it provides a trustworthy way to actively participate in the social outreach of the Catholic Church and answer the gospel call to serve the poor.

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Christ is Risen!

04-22-2018Pastor's LetterFr. Carlos A. Gomez-Rivera

ALLELUIA, let us go to Galilee to see Him.

I am reaching out to you in a joyful way to encourage you to keep FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY alive. Christ resurrection brings to us the gift of eternal life... we as pilgrims should continue opening our hearts and souls to increase our faith, develop a strong hope and to put into practice out love for one another.

As your pastor, I wish you a rich preparation towards Pentecost ... COME HOLY SPIRIT!!

Padre Carlos

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Repent from your Heart...

02-18-2018Pastor's LetterPadre Carlos A. Gomez-Rivera

Dear Children of God;

Soon we are entering into a time of Penance, Personal Renounce, and a lot of Prayer. Lent, is the doorway to holiness so we can live a fullness of life in Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit in union with God the Father.

Every time Lent comes to our lives great opportunity comes to see God’s Heart completely open to us to bless us. He wishes that all of us became other Christ here on earth. He wants that you and I reflect Christ Face to others, in a world that needs to “see with clarity” the path to heaven.

In our parish, we have plenty of opportunities to pray, to heal, to offer up, and to receive a lot from God… are ready you for it?

Let us pray together…My blessings and Masses,

Padre Carlos

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Repent from your heart

01-30-2018Pastor's LetterFr. Carlos A. Gomez-Rivera

Dear children of God;

Soon we are entering into a time of Penance, Personal Renounce, and a lot of Prayer. Lent, is the doorway to holiness so we can live a fullness of life in Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit in union with God the Father.

Every time Lent comes to our lives great opportunity comes to see God’s Heart completely open to us to bless us. He wishes that all of us became other Christ here on earth. He wants that you and I reflect Christ Face to others, in a world that needs to “see with clarity” the path to heaven.

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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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