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St. Augustine Parish 5113 - 52 Avenue, Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1H6 Phone: 403-783-4048 E-mail: [email protected] Website: staugusne.caedm.ca Facebook: St.AugusnePonoka Office Hours: 9 am – 12 pm & 1pm –3 pm Tues to Thurs. & Fri 9 a.m.-12 noon May 2, 2021—Year B Fifth Sunday of Easter Acts 9.26-31 Psalm 22 1 John 3.18-24 John 15.1-8 Mass Times: Wednesday - 12 noon Saturday - 7:00 p.m. Sunday - 8:00 a.m. & 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration for the Saturday 7 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.; 9 a.m. masses are by phone 403.783-4048 or email: [email protected] by 2 p.m. on Wednesdays; a sign up will be sent out via Flocknote: https://staugustineponoka.flocknote.com/signups/ Review the Covid-19 self assessment: https://myhealth.alberta.ca/journey/covid-19/Pages/COVID-Self- Assessment.aspx before attending mass. Please arrive 30 minutes before mass as we have very limited seat- ing. Parishioners must wear a face mask; provide contact information; hand sanitize when entering and exit- ing; social distance. Doors will be locked when mass starts. Dear Parishioners, May started with the Feast Day of St. Joseph the Worker. May 2 will be the last catechesis class for the First Communion students. First Communion will be celebrated on May 9, 16 & 23 with 34 families at a me. Please note that sign-ups will be limited to allow family mem- bers to aend the First Communion celebraons. Due to Covid-19 safety guidelines we are allowed 15% capacity of our fire regulaons. May is Marys month. Informaon on How to Pray the Rosary can be found at both entrances thanks to the K of C. Thank you for your gracious generosity to our Operang Fund. We have $1,575,000 in our Building Fund as of April 30. We will know and love God through Word, Worship and Service. Happy Easter, Father Shimit, Russell, Ken, Nicole, Roy, Deacon Rollie, Charmaine, Franziska & Chrisne We live stream our Sunday 9 a.m. mass to our Facebook: St. Augusne Catholic Church Ponoka hps://www.facebook.com/ As I ride the morning train, I read & reread John’s Gospel. My heart is drawn to the verse, “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” I am drawn to “ask for whatever you wish”. You know, Lord, a lottery win would be good, although I suppose I would need to buy a ticket. And of course, there is this little problem with my failing memory—I would appreciate it, Father, if you have time for a quick fix. And peace, yes peace and harmony in the world, that too would be good. Still, I sense the Lord is calling me to go deeper. My mind settles on “abide in me. I believe to abide in Jesus is to stay close, a place where we can rest, and experience peace and joy. Yes, that is my wish. So I pray: Lord, I am weak, distracted and bothered. My thoughts are consumed with my own concerns and those of the ones on love. Hold me close to your heart. I ask the same for the ones you have entrusted to my care. Lord, help me to be content at ease with you, for it is you I desire and in you I trust. Harry McAvoy, Newmarket, O, Living with Christ FREE mass texts and weekly prayers from Novalis hps://www.livingwithchrist.ca/index.php/intenons

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Phone: 403-783-4048
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: staugustine.caedm.ca
Facebook: St.AugustinePonoka
Office Hours: 9 am – 12 pm & 1pm –3 pm Tues to Thurs. & Fri 9 a.m.-12 noon
May 2, 2021—Year B
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Acts 9.26-31 Psalm 22 1 John 3.18-24 John 15.1-8
Mass Times: Wednesday - 12 noon Saturday - 7:00 p.m. Sunday - 8:00 a.m. & 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration for the Saturday 7 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.; 9 a.m. masses are by
phone 403.783-4048 or email: [email protected] by 2 p.m. on Wednesdays; a sign up will be sent out via Flocknote: https://staugustineponoka.flocknote.com/signups/
Review the Covid-19 self assessment: https://myhealth.alberta.ca/journey/covid-19/Pages/COVID-Self- Assessment.aspx before attending mass. Please arrive 30 minutes before mass as we have very limited seat- ing. Parishioners must wear a face mask; provide contact information; hand sanitize when entering and exit- ing; social distance. Doors will be locked when mass starts.
Dear Parishioners, May started with the Feast Day of St. Joseph the Worker. May 2 will be the last catechesis class for the First Communion students. First Communion will be celebrated on May 9, 16 & 23 with 3—4 families at a time. Please note that sign-ups will be limited to allow family mem- bers to attend the First Communion celebrations. Due to Covid-19 safety guidelines we are allowed 15% capacity of our fire regulations. May is Mary’s month. Information on How to Pray the Rosary can be found at both entrances thanks to the K of C. Thank you for your gracious generosity to our Operating Fund. We have $1,575,000 in our Building Fund as of April 30. We will know and love God through Word, Worship and Service. Happy Easter, Father Shimit, Russell, Ken, Nicole, Roy, Deacon Rollie, Charmaine, Franziska & Christine
We live stream our Sunday 9 a.m. mass to our Facebook: St. Augustine Catholic Church Ponoka https://www.facebook.com/
As I ride the morning train, I read & reread
John’s Gospel. My heart is drawn to the verse,
“If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for
whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”
I am drawn to “ask for whatever you wish”. You know,
Lord, a lottery win would be good, although I suppose I
would need to buy a ticket. And of course, there is this little
problem with my failing memory—I would appreciate it,
Father, if you have time for a quick fix. And peace, yes
peace and harmony in the world, that too would be good.
Still, I sense the Lord is calling me to go deeper. My mind
settles on “abide in me. I believe to abide in Jesus is to stay
close, a place where we can rest, and experience peace and
joy. Yes, that is my wish.
So I pray: Lord, I am weak, distracted and bothered.
My thoughts are consumed with my own concerns and
those of the ones on love. Hold me close to your heart. I
ask the same for the ones you have entrusted to my
care. Lord, help me to be content at ease with you, for it
is you I desire and in you I trust.
Harry McAvoy, Newmarket, O, Living with Christ
FREE mass texts and weekly prayers from Novalis
Sunday May 2 8:00 a.m. + Hubert Buss
May 2 9:00 a.m. + Bob Hepp
Wednesday May 5 12 noon + Teodoro Perez
Saturday May 8 7:00 p.m. Intentions of Anita & Richard and Family
Sunday May 9 8:00 a.m. + Andrew Harnett
May 9 9:00 a.m. + Terry Orom
Wednesday May 12 12 noon Intentions of Bea Gramlich
Mass Intentions
COLLECTION TOTALS
Operations $ 11,086
Consider giving a donation
for a Birthday, Anniversary or Memorial As a gift for your loved ones.
Call the Parish Office at 403.783.4048
Confession: 30 minutes before mass or by appointment with Father Shimit. Anointing of the Sick: in case of emergency call Fr. Shimit @ 780.932-5659.
For
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: First Saturday of the month from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Remember; $25 IGA gift cards are available at all
masses. We receive 8% for the Building Fund.
If you have fundraising ideas call:
Christine @ 403.969-7574 Joanne @ 403.783-6168
Thanks for bringing your bottles in April
We received $104.50!
Check out the Knights of Columbus faith formation booklets on display at the entrance & breezeway. Suggested donation of $2/booklet.
We also prayer cards & rosary information at both entrances.
Join us for the General (Zoom) meeting on May 20.
Ken: 403.783-8653 Vince: 403.396-1375
parishioners celebrating
birthdays & anniversaries
this month
Pray for the repose of the soul of Syl Deibert, uncle of Valerie Hiller & brother of Sylvia Pomeroy. Syl was 66 years old & passed away suddenly in Lloydminster. May God in his heavenly king- dom greet him with open arms and bring peace to his family and friends.
New to the parish? Or visiting? Left your envelopes at
home? Print your full name & address on the pink Visitor
Envelopes for tax receipt. Place in basket as you enter the
nave. We cannot “pass the
collection basket” during mass.
Thank you for supporting
St. Augustine Parish operations!
The First Communicants will be celebrating the Sacrament of First Holy Eucharist on May 9, 16 & 23 with their families. Priority will be given to the First Communion families for the next three Sundays. Thank you for your prayers and understanding. Please attend one of our other masses or watch the Sunday 9 a.m. mass live stream on our Facebook page.
May is Mary’s Month
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed are thou among women and
blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus!
Holy Mary, Mother of God. Pray for us
sinners, now and at
the hour of our need. AMEN
St. Joseph Guided Reflections In the Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart), Pope Francis identifies the extraordinary attributes of
St. Joseph as a “beloved, tender and loving, obedient, accepting, creatively-courageous, working father hidden in the shadows.” (cf. No 1 -7). The Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops have prepared a series of guided reflections on each of the seven attributes. They may be used by individuals who wish to focus on only one or two of the attributes from home or in groups gathered in person or online.
https://www.cccb.ca/evangelization- catechesis-catholic-education/celebrating-
the-year-of-saint-joseph/patris-corde-
Pope will lead month long prayer marathon for the end of the pandemic
https://grandinmedia.ca/pope-will-lead- monthlong-prayer-marathon-for-the-end-of- pandemic/
[email protected] Include your
donation to go to: Operations, Together We Serve,
Building Fund or Easter or Christmas Flowers, etc.
Tax receipt will be issued in the next year.
May 3—9th is National Hospice/
Palliative Care Week.
care to be available to all Canadians. This is
especially important now that the federal gov-
ernment has passed Bill C-7 which has expand-
ed assisted death. We need to be able to offer
people CARING not KILLING. Every Life Matters.
https://www.caedm.ca/Archbishop/EveryLifeMatters
1. Celebrate mass on TV or at church and offer
the mass for more Palliative Care.
2. Pray the rosary or Chaplet of Divine Mercy
for Palliative Care.
by donation ($20-30 to cover costs of yarn)
The Prayer Shawl Ministry has crafted
22 shawls with prayers for
healing – Body, Mind
Call the office to view
Welcome to St. Augustine Parish. We encourage all our parishioners who worship with us to register. Our registry is a vital source of connection we use to communicate and build community. Please call the office, 403-783-4048, or return this form to the office via the collection basket, mail, or in person. Thank you. NAME: _________________________________________________________________________________________
Names & ages of any Children: _____________________________________________________________________
Street Address: ___________________________________________________________P.C.:___________________
Tel. # _____________________________________ Email::______________________________________________
Prayer of St. Joseph
of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God
entrusted his only Son; In you Christ be-
came man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and
guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy,
and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.