St. Augustine Catholic Church

726 Monroe St. Napoleon, Ohio


Dear Parishioners:

I have run away and like many during this time I was seeking a place to go and hide from all that is going on in the world! Thanks to Fr. Al for stepping up with his many gifts to celebrate the Eucharist with you this weekend.

Jesus probably experienced a great loss and deep sadness, when he learned that John the Baptist was beheaded. Most likely, anguish and torment flooded his mind as "he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself." He wanted to be alone to pray and figure things out. When Jesus arrived at that place, he did not find the solitude he was looking for. He found a crowd of 5,000 waiting for him and they had many needs. Then Jesus "was moved with pity for them, and he cured their sick."

The strength of Jesus came from His daily prayer and a relationship with the Father. The same is true for us. These past months have not been easy! A pandemic, civil unrest and polarized politics have us looking for a cabin deep in the woods or a desert island, where we can get away from all this insanity.

As hard as it is, we must face these difficulties and need to understand that our daily prayer and quiet time are as important as the healthy living many of us have neglected in these Covid-19 times. The time we spend with God will give us the strength we need to face what lies ahead. Let us pray for patience, love, and understanding as we seek to not let fear do us in.

Jesus tells us: "there is no need for them to go away." We come to him in the Eucharist and give Him what we have. Just as He took the five loaves and the two fish, Jesus takes what we give Him and gives back to us His very self. The "deserted place" of quiet and prayer becomes our Communion with Christ and His love where truly, "the hand of the Lord feeds us..."


Fr. Doug

Ministries for the Liturgies

Saturday, August 8, 2020 4:30 p.m.
Lector: Jean Small
Servers: Samuel McDougall, Volunteer
Extraordinary Min of Com. Deacon Jon Gottron, Larry Irving, William Lytle, Steven Reiser, Karen Westhoven
Ushers: Volunteers (2)

Sunday, August 9, 2020 8:00 a.m.
Lector: Dan Koch
Servers:Nick Nahrwold, Reese Wagner
Extraordinary Min of Com. Deacon Jon Gottron, Mike Carpenter, Ann Grime, Rick Hoffman, Holly Sifuentes
Ushers Gene Grime, Doug Monnin

Sunday, August 9, 2020 10:00 a.m.
Lector: Susan Badenhop
Servers: Luke Hardy, Issac and Eli Herman
Extraordinary Min of Com. Deacon Jon Gottron, Vivki delventhal, Vivki delventhal, Mary Hoops, Rose Lymanstall, Mark Meyer, Lindsay and Nanci Westhoven
Ushers: Joel Miller, Chad Roth

Mass Intensions for the Week

Saturday, August 1, 2020
4:30 p.m. - Carmen Wagner
Sunday, August 2, 2020
8:00 a.m. - George Gubernath 10:00 a.m. - For the Parish
Monday, August 3, 2020
8:45 a.m. - Communion Service
August 4, 2020
8:45 a.m. - Paul Westhoven
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
6:00 p.m. - Mindy Smalley
Thursday, August 6, 2020
8:45 a.m. - Paul Westhoven
Friday, August 7, 2020
8:45 a.m. - Robert Yarnell
Saturday, August 8, 2020
4:30 p.m. - Brandon Westhoven
Sunday, August 9, 2020
8:00 a.m. - For the Parish
10:00 a.m. - Eleonore Glanz

Tellers: June 15,2020 -Lindy Fisher, Illa Fry
Jan Stover, Dorthy Walker

Save The Date
8th-16th - St. Patrick's Day Silent Auction ( Gym )



CAPITAL CAMPAIGN - Please place your pledge contribution in a seperate white envelope marked Capital Campaign and do not use the Sunday offering envelope. Envelopes are available in the back of the church for your convenience.


GOLF OUTING will be held on Saturday, August 15th beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Eagle Rock Golf Club in Defiance. The cost is $260 per team of four players or $65 per individual. Registration fee includes 18 holes, cart and lunch. Door prizes and cash prizes equal extra fun! Call 419-636-5692 for more information.


MAGNIFICAT - Our Lady of the Lake Chapter of Magnificat will sponsor a breakfast for Catholic women on Sat., Aug. 22, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Anjulina's Catering in Fremont, Ohio. Magnificat is a woman-to-woman ministry modeled on the relationship between Mary and Elizabeth. Just as Mary brought Elizabeth the news of Jesus' impending birth, all of us in Magnificat seek to reach other women with the good news that Christ has been born and is alive today. You will share breakfast, fellowship, sing, pray, and hear Alicia Parkinson tell how God has influenced her life. For more information, please call Diane Dudenhofer at 419-602-0627 or email To register for the breakfast, mail your name and address and a nonrefundable check for $18, payable to Magnificat to Hortensia Clevenger, 316 Wexford Dr., Huron, Ohio 44839 or on Paypal which is on our website ( Reservations must be received by Aug. 8.

2020 DIOCESAN CELEBRATION OF WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES - to take place on Sun., Oct. 25, at 3 p.m at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, Toledo. We invite all couples celebrating 25,40, 50, 60 and 60+ years of marriage to register at Because of the current health situation:

  • We are limiting seating to the first 100 couples to register. Each couple will be allowed one additional guest to accompany them if necessary
  • All couples who register will receive a certificate
  • All those not in attendance may watch a live-stream of the Mass

We are overjoyed to celebrate this Mass with the married couples of our diocese. May God continue to bless us with strong and holy marriages and to build up His Church through the vocation of married love.


CATHOLIC COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP - The Kline Catholic College Scholarship provides a $1,000 award to a graduate of any one of the four high schools in Henry County, Ohio who is enrolled in the 2nd year, or beyond, in a Catholic college. John and Mary Jane Kline of Napoleon, long-time educators who served in the schools of Henry County, established this fund with their six children, all of whom graduated from Catholic colleges. To apply, please contact Henry County Community Foundation, Inc., Attn. Mr. Dusty Son-nenberg, 611 N. Perry Street, Napoleon, OH 43545. Deadline to submit application for the current school year is Sept. 30.


CAPITAL CAMPAIGN - Your Capital Campaign payments can be set up electronically by going to our Parish website at Once there, choose Online Giving on the left side menu. Click the black box "Click here to get started". If you do not already have an account, click on "Create a New Account". Should you have any questions about setting up your payments, please contact the Parish Office at 419-592-7656.


CPC PROJECT RESPECT PROGRAM COORDINATOR POSITION AVAILABLE - CPC is seeking an individual passionate about organizing and implementing in-school character education including Sexual Risk Avoidance programming to young people in grades 6-12 throughout the northwest Ohio region. The coordinator should be a Christian, faithfully serving in a local church body, hold a bachelor's degree and/or have experience in education, counseling, business, or a health-related field, exhibit strong leadership capabilities, work well with others, and understand the grant-writing/grant-application process. Management experience is a plus. This Bryan-based position is part-time and largely remote with a flexible schedule at approximately 24 hours per week. Qualified candidates interested in applying should contact Mark Pitman, CPC Executive Director, via email ( or phone 419-636-5692


DIOCESAN WEBSITE - Have you had the chance to visit recently? Visit our site and sign up for our e-newsletter. The diocese is on Facebook at Diocese of Toledo, on Twitter @DioceseToledo and Instagram at DioceseToledo.

Use your abilities and talents to serve God

FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION 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 Recker at 419-508-0711. The day will end with Benediction at 5:30 p.m.


RACHEL'S CORNER - Hurting after an abortion? There is Hope and Healing for both women and men. Experience Christ's healing and mercy through confidential counseling or a monthly Project Rachel support group. Contact the Confidential Project Rachel Helpline: 1-888-456-HOPE or For more info about Project Rachel, please visit


MISCARRIAGE MINISTRY - the Zelie Ministry is a miscarriage ministry sponsored by the Toledo Diocese. If you are interested we will send you a free care package of helpful resources. For more info, go to or call 419-769-4427.


"JOY-FILLED MARRIAGE" ENGAGED COUPLES WORKSHOP - Registration for 2020 is now open! If you are engaged to be married, you'll want to register for this enjoyable, interactive and comprehensive two-part workshop. The registration price per couple for the workshop is $185.00. This will include continental breakfast, lunch, materials, and additional resources each day. For more information, please contact or call 419-214-4918.


ST. LOUIS PARISH, CUSTAR CHICKEN BBQ will be held on Sun., Aug. 2 from 11:00 a.m. until gone. We are located at 22792 Defiance Pike, Custar. This will be drive thru only for a free will donation. The menu will consist of BBQ chicken half, homemade noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, cucumbers and a homemade cookie. We look forward to seeing you.

Remember St. Augustine Parish in your estate planning

RAISE THE CAP - The NW Ohio Scholarship Fund (NOSF) is hosting its annual Raise the Cap event virtually on Thurs., Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. to help raise funds for scholarships. Be sure to check out @NOSF on the NOSF Face-book to participate. NOSF has awarded over 16,000 need-based scholarships to children in NW Ohio since 1999. This past school there were 300 students who attended Toledo Diocese Catholic schools on a NOSF scholarship. All donations will support scholarships for the 2020-21 school year. All donors will be entered into an event raffle for fun prizes. To learn more about NOSF and the event, go to or call 419-720-7048.


GOING ON VACATION - Please use Online Giving to catch up on offertory contributions. Go to and click on the Online Giving link, it's quick and easy.


FACEBOOK - Recently, we have renamed our "official" Facebook page. Please go to: St. Augustine Catholic Church and like our page. Please only post to this FB page moving forward.


Keep up on what is going on! Join the St. Augustine Facebook page to keep up on what is going on in the parish, reconnect with old friends, and share pictures with the entire St. Augustine Family. We currently have over 300 members covering a large area (Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Michigan and more). Check it out and invite your friends to join.


FOLLOW BISHOP THOMAS on Facebook at Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, on Twitter @BishopDEThomas and on Instagram at Bishop DEThomas.


GRACEFUL LIVING MAGAZINE - We hope you enjoyed the second issue of Graceful Living Magazine! If you finished reading your copy, consider dropping if off at your doctor, dentist, or any public place with reading materials.

Thanks for doing your part to evangelize in the

August 1 - 2, 2020
Calendar Of Events

Sun., August 2
Sun., August 7

Sun., August 8

Baptism Class after 10:00 Mass
Baptism Class after 10:00 Mass
Benediction 4:30 p.m.

Small/Mehlow Wedding 1:30 p.m.
Confessions 3:30 p.m.



Sunday Collection
On-line Giving
Dropped Off/Mailed In
Sunday collection year-to-date

$ 3326.00
$ 1541.00
$ 580.00
$ 285.00


Kathleen Koehler (87) - 8/3/07
Tom Christensen (71) - 8/3/14
Clarence Richard McBroom (64) - 8/4/02
Marilyn Slee (59) - 8/4/03
Loretta E. Dulle (94) - 8/6/99
Bernadine Funchion (100) - 8/7/13
Luella Brown (93) - 8/8/04
Katherine Eberwine (74) - 8/9/16

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.


RCIA - If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and/or in joining the church, please contact Chery Weideman at 419-438-0249 or the church office at 419-592-7656 for more information. Classes will begin September 29th. Also, if anyone is interested in becoming a part of the St. Augustine RCIA team, please join us.


VIRTUAL DISCERNMENT GROUP - Catholic young women (20-40 years old) interested in religious life are invited to participate in a virtual discernment group, meeting once a month via Zoom, hosted by the Sisters of the Precious Blood. For more info or to signup, please email Jenna at

From The School

We are unable to gather for the Dinner portion of the St. Patrick's Day Dinner Auction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but all hope to bid this year is not lost! We will offer a Silent Auction in the St. Augustine School Gym from 8/8/2020 until 8/16/2020. We will post times the gym will be open and pictures of each basket or item in the St. Patrick's Day event page and the St. Augustine School Napoleon OH (Current Parents) Facebook page. If you are out of state, uncomfortable or unable to visit the school gym in person, please contact (by text or phone call) Ginny Minnick @419-438-6677. Final Bids will be collected and posted at Noon on 8/16/2020. Thank you so much for your understanding and generous support of St. Augustine Catholic School as we try to navigate this unprecedented time!


Become a Saint!

St. Augustine School offers a Full Day Preschool Program! We have small class sizes and dedicated teachers offering a wonderful faith-based academic experience. Students have access to onsite before-care & after-care services with a licensed teacher beginning at 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM.

3 yr. old program - Two Full days a week for
$145 per month
4 and 5 yr. old program - Three Full days a week
for $205 per month
4 and 5 yr. old program - Four Full days a week
for $265 per month
4 and 5 yr. old program - Five Full days a week for $315 per month

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!

Many Blessings to your family,

Ginny Minnick, Principal



8/3 - Hector Cruz, Jr., Tina Garza, Norman Minnick

8/4 - Donna Cameron, Genevieve Crossland, Ronald Fisher, Olivia Luna, Alexis Myers, Juaquin Torres, Morgan Weber

8/5 - Keli Baker, Aaron Delgado, Sabina Denman, Tyler Flory, Emma Kuhlman

8/6 - Shana Addingon, Kari Gerdeman, Rita Richardson, Frederico Zamora

8/7 - Jordan Fisher, Dustin Wimberley

8/8 - Ruby Morman, Anna Rivera, Cory West

8/9 - Henry Roth, Jose Sifuentes

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

Ginny Minnick, Principal

Office: 419-592-3641

Email Principal Minnick