Saint Augustine Catholic Church

A Stewardship Parish. Welcome to our community!

 

Our Vision

Saint Augustine Parish is a worshiping community that enthusiastically manifests faith through action, with open arms for all of God's children.

Our Mission

We live God's Word and continue His Work.

 

 

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Welcome!


It is our desire to live God’s Word and continue His works, by sharing God’s warmth with everyone who comes through this website and everyone who walks through our doors.

If you are new to the area and are looking for a parish to call “home”, we invite you to register as a new parishioner by clicking on the “Newcomers” dropdown menu and clicking on “Register”.

If you’re here to look for information, we hope you find what you’re looking for. Just click on the ‘Contact Us' dropdown menu and select “Parish Office” if you have any questions or need assistance.

We trust you'll find our parish to be a welcoming, vibrant and friendly place where you can grow in faith, worship with a lively community and forge life-long friendships.

We invite you to join us for any of our masses, novenas, devotions, or attend any of our upcoming activities throughout Lent.

Once again, welcome to St. Augustine!

Thank you for stopping by and may you have a Blessed Easter!


 

STEWARDSHIP is the grateful response of a Christian disciple who recognizes and receives God’s gifts and shares these gifts in love of God and neighbor.


 

A Letter from Our Pastor


Dear Parishioners and Friends of Saint Augustine Parish,

In the late 1960s when the first parishioners dreamed of building a church on the hill, no one envisioned that this will be the biggest parish in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Through the years, St. Augustine Catholic Church has been a “spiritual home” to many.

Now, we are beautifying and improving the altar.

Like those parishioners 47 years ago, we, are called to be good stewards. We are called to maintain, upkeep, and leave the church in a better condition for future generations of worshippers. After demolishing the hanging ceiling, the contractor, Bach Construction, discovered that the church roof is leaking. Thanks to the heavy rainfall of the past months; otherwise, it would have gone undetected.

When we began this project more than 2 years ago, a number of town hall meetings were held soliciting ideas and feedback from parishioners. Consultative meetings were also convened between the Archdiocesan Building Committee and Archbishop’s representatives and our team. Collection of initial monetary sources from parishioners and donors was initiated amounting to $784,000 and deposited with the Savings and Loan of the archdiocese. A loan was applied for and approved in the amount of 1.1 Million. Total estimated cost of the project stands at $1.8 Million.

The following are not included in the loan: refinishing and storage of pews, tent rental for Masses, and all sacred furnishings for the altar.

Demolition of the hanging ceiling which obstructed the complete view of the altar started on February 6, 2017. This month, installation of drywall, framing, and reconfiguration of electrical, fire safety and sprinkler systems have been in place. In addition, heating and ventilation and air quality components of the building are installed up to code. Wood framing of the heightened ceiling has been initiated.

We are actively soliciting for donors and sponsors for the sacred furnishings. These are high quality materials that will serve many generations and will last for a very long time. If you and your family, or even your organization, would like to leave an imprint on the walls of this beloved church, now is the time to do it. Families, friends, and parishioners can pool together to come up with the cost of any of these altar furnishings. Some items that may be considered for donation are: ambo with mosaic front panel (botticino/red alicante stone), tabernacle base with chi-rho (botticino/red alicante stone), processional cross and candles, candle stand, and celebrant chair.

Come see me, Fr. Ed, or visit the parish office. Or, I can arrange to visit you in your home.

In gratitude to God and the Parish Community, I remain,

Fr. Rene Ramoso

 

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STEWARDSHIP is the grateful response of a Christian disciple who recognizes and receives God’s gifts and shares these gifts in love of God and neighbor.


The Archbisop's Annual Appeal is an essential source of funding and a way to support the ministries and services of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

All donations processed on February 1, 2017 or later will be credited to the 2017 Annual Appeal.

To learn more, click on the image below to watch the 2016 Archdiocesan Annual Appeal video.
 

    

 

                                 


 

 


 

Own a copy of our parish's book!
OUR STORY journals the parish-life of parishioners (pictured below) who graciously agreed to share their journey of faith at St. Augustine.

The book's format was inspired by the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series. It is a compilation of 59 short stories about how the church started, how parishioners became involved and is a true legacy of faith for generations to come.

Stories were submitted by current and former parishioners of all ages. The book includes contributions from Fr. Rene Ramoso, Fr. Ed Dura, Fr. Eugene Tungol, and Sr. Nona Barairo. The book was officially launched on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Copies are available for purchase from our parish office (650) 873-2282 or our religious education/faith formation office (650) 873-2878.

All proceeds will benefit the Sanctuary Renovation Project.
Thank you and God bless you for your support!


 

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STEWARDSHIP is the grateful response of a Christian disciple who recognizes and receives God’s gifts and shares these gifts in love of God and neighbor.

 

 

St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo
and "Doctor of the Church"

Our Patron Saint is accepted by most scholars to be the most important figure in the ancient Western church. After a rather unremarkable childhood, marred only by a case of stealing pears, Augustine drifted through several
philosophical systems before converting
to Christianity at the age of thirty-one. Read more



     


 




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STEWARDSHIP is the grateful response of a Christian disciple who recognizes and receives God’s gifts and shares these gifts in love of God and neighbor.

 


        March 2016

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Daily Offering Prayer
God, our Father, I offer You my day. I offer You my prayers, thoughts, words, actions, joys, and sufferings in union with the Heart of Jesus, who continues to offer Himself in the Eucharist for the salvation of the world. May the Holy Spirit, Who guided Jesus, be my guide and my strength today so that I may witness to your love. With Mary, the mother of our Lord and the Church, I pray for all Apostles of Prayer and for the prayer intentions proposed by the Holy Father this month. Amen.

 

Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE - 08/26/2017

Please MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the long awaited BLESSING and REDEDICATION of the SANCTUARY and the Feast of St. Augustine on, Saturday, August 26, 2017. Stay tuned. Details to follow.

Spirituality of Stewardship

Attention: Registered Attendees of the Archdiocesan Spirituality of Stewardship Formation Program. Session #2 is on 6/24 and Session #3 is on 7/1. All sessions will be held at the parish hall starting at 9:00 AM. Read more

CCD & Confirmation Calendar of Events

To view upcoming CCD & Confirmation activities and events. Read more

Home Visitation - Blessed Mother

The Legion of Mary members are promoting the Holy Family Rosary Crusade. If you wish to schedule a week long home-visit of the Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, please visit the Legion of Mary page for full details. Read more

Devotions and Novenas

To view the various devotions and novenas throughout the year Read more

Feeding Ministry Schedule - 07/16/2017

Thank you for supporting the Feeding Ministry of St. Augustine Parish! If you would like to donate or know more about this ministry, please contact, Khay Ronquillo-Acosta at khay_r@yahoo.com To view the 2017 Feeding Ministry Schedule Read more

Treasure the Spirit All Year Long!

Reflections on "The Glory of the Incarnation," CD and "The Mystical Union" DVD by Bishop Robert Barron are available for purchase from the Faith Formation (CCD) Office. Treasure the Spirit all year long! Produced by Word on Fire. Get your copies today! Read more

 
 

STEWARDSHIP is the grateful response of a Christian disciple who recognizes and receives God’s gifts and shares these gifts in love of God and neighbor.

 


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Our warmest welcome to all who worship with our parish family, whether long time residents or newly arrived in the parish. If you are not registered, please click here to register online.
 

 

 

 

Masses
 

TEMPORARY SCHEDULE**

Saturday

8:40 am, 4:30 pm (Vigil)

Sunday

7:45 am, 9:30 am
11:00 am, 12:30 pm
5:30 pm

Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday

8:40 am
**DURING THE SANCTUARY RENOVATION STARTING
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH,
MASSES WILL BE HELD IN THE TENT AND PARISH HALL.
THERE WILL BE NO
AFTERNOON MASS ON
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS
AND THURSDAYS.

Tuesday & Friday
8:40 am, 5:30 pm

Holy Day of Obligation

8:40 am, 12:15 pm,
5:30 pm, 7:00 pm

Holy Days & Liturgical Feasts
 

Confession

Friday:
4:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday:
3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

 

 

Parish Office Hours

Monday to Friday:         
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday:                     
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Closed for lunch:          
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm



Religious Education
Faith Formation
 




Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:
9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Closed for lunch:          
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
Saturday:                     
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Closed for lunch:          
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Every 1st and 3rd
Wednesday and Thursday

1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Closed for lunch:          
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

CLOSED SUNDAY and TUESDAY



 








 

"To this day, I am still amazed at how a small corner, where I could grow and nurture my faith, opened up for me, in this vast parish. There I came to know that I am never alone in whatever I am experiencing, whether it be at the workplace or within my family. This knowledge allowed me to be (more) attentive to the needs of others.

I came to learn patience. I began to see God in every child seated in my classroom, not only at CCD, but also where I teach as a professional, and that is not an easy thing to do! I even learned practical skills such as how to be committed; prioritize tasks; how to practice scheduling; and how to be less shy.

I became increasingly thankful for the daily blessings and through my daily interactions with those around me.

Above all, I’ve learned how to be excited about my faith and how to place God at the center of my daily life.

Then came the unexpected."

Excerpt from A JOURNEY OF FAITH written by Kathleen Ronquillo Acosta, page 216

Copies of the paperback are available at the Parish Office and the Religious Education Office. All proceeds of your donation will benefit our parish's Sanctuary Renovation Project. Call (650) 873-2282 for information. God bless you for your support!

 

 

 

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