St. Augustine Parish began in July 1970. It was formed of Catholics from Daly City, South San Francisco, San Bruno, and Pacifica. Under the leadership of Fr. Paul E. Duggan, St. Augustine Parish was formally established on December that same year.

During the time when the church was in construction, a 7:15pm Saturday evening mass was held at the Parish Center (a commercial store next to the Walgreens in Westborough Square). As the congregation grew, the masses were moved to Westborough Jr. High School’s gymnasium. There were a total of seven weekend masses: 4pm and 5:15pm on Saturdays; 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, and 12pm on Sundays.

The Parish Center was also used as a meeting place for planning and organizing the Parish Building Program, created under the guidance of Fr. Paul E. Duggan and General Chairman Sherman Mattisoa, with assistance from Msgr. John J. Murphy, Fr. Joseph McHugh, C.S.Sp., and seminarians John Wester and Jerry Leach.

In order to build the much-needed church, money was needed. It was decided that the needed funds would be acquired though pledges, to be paid over a three-year period. To secure the pledges, it was necessary to create a competent and dedicated organization to handle the task of producing and finalizing the pledges. Parishioners began volunteering their time as Division Chairmen, Section Chairmen, Team Captain and Team Members. To institute the building program, all committee members and workers each made a pledge of their own.

Members of the clergy and parish committee worked diligently to plan and organize the Read more