E-mail: [email protected]
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:
Review the Covid-19 self assessment:
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
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 &
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
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
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
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
Operations $ 11,086
Consider giving a donation
for a Birthday, Anniversary or Memorial As a gift for your loved
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
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
We also prayer cards & rosary information at both
Join us for the General (Zoom) meeting on May 20.
Ken: 403.783-8653 Vince: 403.396-1375
birthdays & anniversaries
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
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
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
Pope will lead month long prayer marathon for the end of the
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.
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:
Tel. # _____________________________________
Prayer of St. Joseph
of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God
entrusted his only Son; In you Christ be-
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.