This week we will celebrate our Patronal Feast Day – the Solemnity of Saint Augustine of Hippo. I want to especially invite you to join us for the celebration of Solemn Vespers at 6:00 p.m. in the Cathedral. Following that, at 7:00 p.m. in the Bishop Baker Parish Center, Kathleen Deagan, Ph.D., will deliver the 20th Annual Augustinian Address. She will look at life in colonial St. Augustine based on her several archaeological excavations around our City, including at the Mission Nombre de Dios.
I also want to call your attention to our parish’s celebrations for our 454th Anniversary on Sunday, September 8. At all Masses that weekend, you will be asked to become involved in the life of our community of faith by signing up for a ministry or organization. All parishes thrive on the involvement of their members. Please look at what you can do to be a part of “Kingdom building” here in the Cathedral Parish. A list of our ministries and organizations is included in today’s bulletin. Take time now to look at what you can become involved in so that together we can grow as a family AND bring God’s grace to our world.
Finally, we will have a Parish Birthday Party on Sunday, September 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bishop Baker Parish Center. A pot-luck dinner will be held – you bring the side dishes, the Parish will provide bar-b-q meats and drinks (coffee, tea and water). Plan now to join us!
Love, Father Tom