Dear Parishioners:

All of us can take comfort in the example of Peter always returning to the Lord after he makes a mess out of everything! I have said this many times before, but I will say it again – I love Peter and his getting things wrong then gettingthings really right. Peter reminds me of my ability to say yes to God's call in all my weakness and imperfections.

Jesus comissions Peter in today's Gospel to succeed Him as shepherd of the flock when he says: "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" Peter responds: "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." Jesus tells him: "Feed my lambs." He goes on to ask him two more times and tells Peter: "Tend my sheep." And finally: "Feed my sheep."

Peter is forgiven for his three fold denialof Christ with theese three questions and he is commissioned Peter to succeed him as shepherd of the flock. later when Peter is speaking to bishops he appointed he tells them: "Be shepherds of the flock that God gave you..." (1 Peter 5:2) The word Pastor is Latin for shepherd. As your Pastor, I am a shepherd sharing the authority of the bishiop who is in succession sharing the authority that Peter handed down that he received from Christ.

As we continue to celebrate the Resurrectionof Jesus in this Easter Season, let us pray for the leaders of the Church. Pray for Pope Francis, Bishop Thomas, for me, and for the new pastor of St. Augustine. Pray thay we will feed the sheep that God has given to our care! Jesus also forgave Peter his sins and did not throw them back in his face. He does the smae for all of us.

Congratulations to our young people who receive their First Holy Communion this weekend! May God bless and give you the strength to follow Him as you come to be strengthened by the Eucharist each week!


Fr. Doug

Ministries for the Liturgies
  • Saturday, May 7, 2022       4:30 p.m.
  • Lector: Nelda Irving
  • Servers: Chole Brink, Willow Holubik
  • Extraordinary Min of Com.: Deacon Jon Gottron, Ginny Bauer, Maureen Lammy
  • Ushers: Brad & Karen Westhoven

  • Sunday, May 8, 2022      8:00 a.m.
  • Lector:Gwen Howe-Gerbers
  • Servers:Cole & Reese Wagner
  • Extraordinary Min of Com.: Holly Sifuentes, Judy Wiles
  • Ushers Doug Monnin, Alyssa Sifuentes

  • Sunday, May 8, 2022      10:30 a.m.
  • Lector: Susan Badenhop
  • Servers: Allyssa & Gwen Borck, Josie Smith
  • Extraordinary Min of Com.: Brenda Piasecki, Lindsay & Nancy Westhoven
  • Ushers: Doug Burgei, Richard Fisher

  • Eucharistic Ministers: Week of May 2, 2022
  • Nursing Home: Terri Franz
  • Homebound: Volunteer

"From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required"
(Luke 12:58)

Mass Intensions for the Week
  • Saturday, April 30, 2022
  • 4:30 p.m. - Michael Cochran, Rick Baker, Jeff Diemer, Dave Lankenau

  • Sunday, May 1, 2022
  • 8:00 a.m. - For the Parish 10:30 a.m. - Betty Jackson

  • Monday, May 2, 2022
  • 8:45 a.m. - No Communion Service

  • Tuesday, May 3, 2022
  • 8:45 a.m. - Paul Westhoven

  • Wednesday, May 4, 2022
  • 6:00 p.m. - Ryan Maas

  • Thursday, May 5, 2022
  • 8:45 a.m. - Mass

  • Friday, May 6, 2022
  • 8:45 a.m. - Mass

  • Saturday, May 7, 2022
  • 4:30 p.m. - Ken Kryling

  • Sunday, May 8, 2022
  • 8:00 a.m. - Lynn Speiser
  • 10:30 a.m. - For the Parish

Tellers: May 2, 2022 - Phil & Marian Parsons, Andy Driskel, Joanne Westhoven

Save The Date
Turtle Fest


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FORMED Family Focus

  • Watch: Joseph of Nazareth: The Story of the Man Closest to Christ
  • Read : Deep Conversation Deep Prayer
  • Listen: Pure Fatherhood by Devin Schadt


will take place each First Friday of the month after 8:45 a.m. Mass until 5:30 p.m. We will have a sign-up sheet in the back of the church and would appreciate folks filling the day so that our Lord is not exposed on the altar without anyone present. If you are not able to come for your hour of adoration, please call Jane Reckcr at 419-508-0711. The day will end with Benediction at 5:30 p.m. ~
Thank you in advance for your donation to our young confirmants. ~

Thank You for your generous support of last week's Catholic Home Missions Appeal. these funds are to help strenghten the church at home and ensure that the Gospel is spread across the United States. If you missed the appeal, it's not too lateto give! Just visit

Belief & Beverage Nights: "Know The King, Live The Kingdom"

to lake place Wed., Mar. 2 - Mon., Apr. 11, The campaign is built on prayer and fasting, peaceful witness and a public community outreach mission to end abortion in our community. You arc invited to pray for an hour from 7 a.m. -7 p.m. in front of Capital Cure Network, the Toledo abortion clinic located ul 1160 W. Sylvania Ave. To learn more or to sign up for daily prayer intentions, hours of prayers and information on the upcoming events visit:

New Parishioner - Welcome to Edmond P. Weaver who nrecently joined the parish.

Welcome all high school students! Life Teen meets every Sunday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner included. Find us on Facebook and Instagram @st.augustinelifeteen

Text @b1b1e (type bible with ones instead of I and L) t0 81010 to keep up to date.

Coming Up:

  • May 1st - Life Night on Mary
  • May 8th - No Life Teen! Take time to love on your Mothers!

Welcome all 6-8th graders! Edge meets every other Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Text @st-augie to 81010 to keep up to date.

Coming Up:

  • May 4th - Open Gym! Meet at St. Augustine's school gym and NOT at the Ministry Center.
    5th graders and first timers are welcome!


Will be held on May 5, 2022 at the Hamler Summerfest Bldg at 6:00p.m. We will be preparing the flowers for our Mother's Day Sale and having a short meeting.


We will soon be working on the next ministry schedule that will run from June through September. Just a reminder to log onto the Ministry Scheduler Pro website to update your profile with any dates that youDO NOT want to be scheduled. This needs to be done by April 30th. Thank You.


The St. Augustine Athletic Club has partnered with Zack's Recycling, 708 Fillmore in Napoleon for our recycling fund raising efforts. Please conciderdonatingyour cans and metal goods on behalf of the St. Augustine Athletic Club to Zack's and they will forward the proceeds to the parish athletic fund. This will help fund our Catholic Youth Organization athletic programs and help pay our fees. Please be generous by donating your aluminum and tin cans.


If choosing St. Vincent de Paul when concidering a donation, please write your check to St. Vincent de Paul Society as we are a seperate entity from St. Augustine Catholic Church. Thank You!
Virgil Bohls


Allmen who have previously attended a St. John's Men's Renewal Of The Heart retreat are invited to our next meeting on Monday, May 9th at 7:30 p.m. at the Postema Business Center, 2014 Baltimore Road, Defiance. Please join us as we discuss upcoming Fellowship events and begin to make plans for next years' Men's Renewal Of The Heart retreat.

Welcome - Congratulations and Welcome to Amber Healy who was recieved into the Catholic Church, making a profession of faith, Baptism, Confirmation, and First Communion at the Easter Vigil Mass. We will continue to pray for you in your walk with Christ.

Jesus said to him, "if youwould be perfect, go sell what you posess and give to the poor,
and You will have treasure in heaven, and come, follow me."

Matthew 19:21


Results for the 2022 Catholic Appeal, and we are off to a strong start. So far 10,541 people have donated and we have received $2,453,901 in pledges and paid gifts. St. Augustine Parish has contributed $19,965 so far, which is 68.08% or ourgoal. Our goal for this year is $29,325. Thank you all for your tremendous commitment and hard work to the 2022 Annaual Catholic Appeal.


Our prayers go out to the people of Ukraine, those who have lost loved ones and millions of people who are suffering from the devastation wrought by the recent Russian military invasion. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is helping Caritas teams respond to urgent humanitarian needs across the country, providing evacuation and transportation service, food and safe shelter, emergency supplies, and preparing medical and mental health teams for dispatch. Moreover, CRS is receiving and assisting Ukraine refugees fleeing to neighboring countries of Poland, Moldova and Romania. Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo is collecting and forwarding donations dollar for dollar to Catholic Relief Services for this international humanitarian relief effort. You may donate on our secure website:, noting Ukraine Relief as your donation designation. Please make checks out to Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, with a notation designating Ukraine Relief. Please mail checks to Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, 1933 Spielbusch Ave.. Toledo, OH 43604.
Thank you for you for your generosity


The Kline Family Catholic College Scholarship has funds available for this and next school year. A graduate of any of the four high schools of Henry County is eligible. Catholic college students enrolled in their second year or beyond are candidates. The student may contact the Henry County (Ohio) Community Foundation (application online), the high schollguidance counselor, or call John/Mary Jane Kline directly for information. (419) 592-5382


Please use Online Giving to catch up on offertory contributions. Go to and click on the Online Giving Link, it's quick and easy.

As God's steward, you are called to take an active role in your church - Volunteer


APRIL 30 - MAY 1, 2022


Sun., May 1

Wed., May 4

Thurs., May 5

Fri., May 6

Sat., May 7

Sun., May 8

PRP 9:00 a.m.
First Holy Communion 10:30 Mass
Life Teen 5:30 - 7:30 p.m

Partents Club 5:00 p.m.
Edge 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Finance Council Meeting 6:30 p.m.

First Friday Adoration 9:15 a.m.
Benediction 5:30 p.m.

Confessions 3:30 p.m.
Rosary 3:55 p.m.

PRP 9:00 a.m. (last class)
May Crowning
Spanish Mass 1:00 p.m.

Sunday Collection 
On-Line Giving
Easter ( to date )
Dropped Off/Mailed In
Sunday Collection year - to - Date 

$ 4840.00
$ 2814.00
$ 11,214
$ 1543.25
$ 335.00
$ 378,344.30


John F. Hoeffel (89) - 5/6/01
Marilean "Mary" Schwab (60) - 5/7/97
Wilbur Schmiesing - 5/9/01

Remember those who have gone before us. Please pray
for them. Due to space we are listing only the past 25 years.
If you would like a parishioner listed who passed away longer
than 25 years ago, please contact the office.

Congratulations to the children who are making their
First Holy Communion this weekend:

Georgia Baker, Lucy Brink, Cora Coolman, Maximiliano Garcia,
Kate Irving, James Moris and Maria fernanda Algeria.

May you always be close to jesus, especially as you receive Him in
Holy Communion.


Congratulations to the children receiving their First Holy Communion this weekend. May you always know the peace of Jesus, the light of his love, and the joy of his life within you!

In the month of May, we honor Mary who was dedicated to bringing the Savior to humanity. Now that she is in Heaven, she continues to bring our concerns to her Son. Catholics over the centuries have turned to the Rosary for miraculous help in seemingly impossible situations. I feel very blessed can share this Catholic devotion and powerful lifelong prayer tradition with our students.

Become a Saint!

St. Augustine educates children from Preschool through 8th Grade with small class sizes and dedicated teachers providing a wonderful faith-based academic experience. We offer affordable onsite Before-care beginning at 7:00 a.m. and After-care until 6:00pm. We have a Full Day Preschool Program with limited openings available for the 2022-23 school year. Our Kindergarten is currently enrolling if your child was born before September 30, 2017.We offer scholarships to every student and have multiple financial aid opportunities, truly making a Catholic Education affordable for everyone. If you are interested in more information, please call the office at 419-592-3641. Thank you for considering this important investment in your children's future!

Blessings to your family,
Ginny Minnick, Principal


5/2 - Chelsey Buenger, Lisette Bustos, Barbara Cochran
Willow Holubik, Mary Hoops, Molli Malosh, John Speiser, Karen Westhoven

5/3 - Camryn Cotter, Jude Davis, Bryan Garcia,
Amy Hoffman, Brandon Moll

5/5 - Jeff Burkart, Dawn Lane

5/6 - Jade Gonzales, Gaia Patino, Joseph Taylor

5/7 - Yolonda Monnin, Charles Morris, Mary Wilson

5/8 - Rachel Finley-Dunn, Nataliya Sifuentes, Bennett Westhoveno

We bring nothing into this world and we take nothing out of it.
Everything that we have while we are here comes as a gift from God


St. Augustine Contact Information

St. Augustine Catholic Church

210 E. Clinton St. Napoleon, Ohio 43545

Father J. Douglas Garand, Pastor

Office: (419) 592-7656

Parish Fax: (419) 592-6316

Rectory: (419) 592-7665

Email Church Office

St. Augustine Cathloic School

722 Monroe St. Napoleon, Ohio 43545

Mrs. Ginny Minnick, Principal

Office: 419-592-3641

Email Principal Minnick