Misconceptions about Purgatory... Yes, many non-Catholics and even Catholics have a misconception about Purgatory. Some think Purgatory is like a temporary hell or that it's not even in the Bible. Yes, some hold that it's not a doctrine of the Church; others that it's virtually impossible to avoid. The CCC makes the following points about Purgatory... The existence of Purgatory is a doctrine. It is a place of purification after death, and that the purification of Purgatory is entirely different from the punishment of hell, hell is permanent, where purgatory is temporary. The CCC also brings out the point that we can assist the souls in Purgatory by our prayers and especially by offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for them.

Is sin about guilt, punishment, atonement, or forgiveness? In scripture we hear how God forgave the guilt of David's sin, but He still required reparation in the form of suffering. Think about it; someone can forgive a vandal for breaking his window, but still insist that he repair the damages. Some may wonder is Purgatory reasonable. It's reasonable because God is reasonable. C.S. Lewis was a non-Catholic who believed in Purgatory. He said, our souls demand Purgatory, don't they? Would it not break the heart if God said to us, "It is true, my son, that your breath smells and your rags drip with mud and slime, but we are charitable here and no one will upbraid you with these things, nor draw away from you. Enter into the joy?" We should reply, with submission, "sir, if there is no objection, I'd rather be cleaned first, even if it may hurt."

God is perfect holiness and we are called to that same holiness. Mathew 5:48 says, "you, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect." Question, how can we be with God in heaven without striving for holiness. Purgatory is the waiting factor. Purgatory comes from the verb "purge" meaning "to purify or cleanse." We should keep this notion of purification in mind when explaining this doctrine. - Fr. Jerry

RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults will begin on Wed., Sept. 21 at 6:45 p.m. For more information, please call the Parish Office 419-592-7656. This article is a good example of how we can explore and learn our faith.

Ministries for the Liturgies
  • Saturday, September 17, 2022 4:30 p.m.
  • Lector: Volunteer                                   
  • Servers: Owen and Evan Storch                 
  • Extraordinary
        Min. of Com.:
    Deacon Jon Gottron, William Lytle,
    Steven Reiser
  • Ushers: Kevin Glanz, Will Wagner              
  • Sunday, September 18, 2022 8:00 a.m.
  • Lector: Suzanne Badenhop                      
  • Servers: Diego Garcia, Bennett Westhoven 
  • Extraordinary
        Min. of Com.:
    Shari Smith, Mike and Morgan Weber
  • Ushers: Miya and Noah Weber                  
  • Sunday, September 18, 2022 10:30 a.m.
  • Lector: Joel Miller                     
  • Servers: Megan and Faith Meyer, Volunteer
  • Extraordinary
        Min. of Com.:
    Mark Meyer, Lindsay and Nanci     
  • Ushers: Chad Roth, Volunteer                  

Eucharistic Ministers:  Week of September 12, 2022

      Nursing Home:   Jean Small
      Homebound: Volunteer

Tellers:   September 20, 2022
- Phil and Ginny Bauer,
                                                    Kevin Milius, Jean Miller

Mass Intensions for the Week

Saturday, September 10, 2022
      4:30 p.m. - Bob Leupp

Sunday, September 11, 2022
      8:00 a.m. - For the Parrish
      10:00 a.m. Delores Schetter

Monday, September 12, 2022
      No Communion Service

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
      8:45 a.m. - Mary Jo Bohls

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
      6:00 p.m. - Marie Miclat

Thursday, September 15, 2022
      8:30 a.m. - Mass

Friday, September 16, 2022
      8:45 a.m. - Special Intension
      2:00 p.m. - School Mass

Saturday, September 17, 2022
      4:30 p.m. - Lynn Speiser

Sunday, September 18, 2022
      8:00 a.m. - Larry Siclair
      10:30 a.m. - Jann Mate

                                                                     #2 Laurie Gilson

Save the Date

16th and 17th - Turtle Fest
25th - Blood Drive
26th - 27th - Pictorial Directory Pictures
28th - 29th - Pictorial Directory Pictures
3, 4 & 5 Christmas House (original format)

Life Teen - Every Sunday 6-8pm at the Ministry Center. Grades 9-12. First timers welcome. Text @blble (ones for the L's) to 81010 for event updates and with any questions.

Upcoming Events:

Kick Off! Life Teen starts this Sunday at 6pm! All high schoolers are invited to join us for Color Wars at the rectory field! Pizza is provided! Wear white and bring a towel. Turtle Fest Volunteering - The youth groups are running the Sweet Treats Shop. If you need service hours, reach out to Regina to sign up. No Life Teen that Sunday. Sept. 25th will be our first official Life Night.

FORMED Family Focus
Watch: Sorrowful Mysteries
Read: Saint Helena and the True Cross
Listen: Lessons from the Early Church

K of C - The St. Augustine Ladies Auxiliary will resume meetings beginning Sept. 21, at approximately 6:30 (after mass). All are welcome to join us. If you have questions, feel free to contact me. - Jodi Stover

RIGHT TO LIFE MEETING - the next meeting will be on Mon., Sept. 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, New Bavaria. Linda Theis, Right to Life Coalition of Ohio will be there to inform and answer questions of new pro-life legislation in Ohio now since the fight in Ohio is post Roe.

Show the Ohio Legislature your pro-life support and attend the Ohio March for Life at the Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus on Wed., Oct. 5, 2022. Rally begins at 11 a.m., and march begins at noon. Henry County Right to Life has reserved a bus for the day. The cost is $40 (does not include meals). We will leave Ottawa Walmart parking lot at 7 a.m. and return at approximately 6 - 7 p.m. If you would like to reserve your seat, call 419-876-3546 or call, text, or voice mail to 419-231-2994 or email HCRTL@,outlook,com. For additional information on this rally go to www.marchforlife.org/ohio-march-for

PARISH FESTIVAL - to take place at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Hamler on Sun., Sept. 11. Pork tenderloin and chicken dinners served from 10:30 a.m. -1 p.m. Games and activities throughout the afternoon.

Edge - Every other Wednesday 7-8:30pm in the school gym. Grades 6-8. First timers welcome. Text @st-augie to 81010 to stay in the loop.

Upcoming Events:

Turtle Fest Volunteering - The youth groups are running the
Sweet Treats Shop. If you need service hours, reach out to
Regina to sign up.
Save the date for our Kick Off on Sept. 28th at 7pm!

Calling adults to serve on our Core Team!
We have openings for the middle school and high school groups. All that you need to serve is a love for Christ, a desire to minister to youth, and a willingness to serve as a Christian role model. Let me know if you're interested and I can get you registered for our training retreat on Sept. 24th to learn more about it.

FRIDAY ADORATION will take place each First Friday of the month after 8:45 a.m. Mass until 5:30 p.m. Wc 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.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL NEWS - Are you looking for ways to experience God? Members of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul invite you to share in their ministry of experiencing God in serving people living in poverty. We see Christ in the poor because Jesus told us "whatever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters, you do for me." Contact Nanci Westhoven, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Conference President at 419-966-8174 or email nwesthovenrn@gmail.com
Saint Vincent de Paul is in need of volunteers:
to commit to helping with the food pantry. Pantry hours are the first two Tuesdays of the month 1 - 3pm and 7 - 8pm and the third Tuesday 7 - 8pm.
to help with the Saint Vincent de Paul help phone. Volunteers man our phone on rotation on a weekly rotation. This involves responding to calls for assistance using guidelines that are set up to follow, entering information and making contacts. Our goal is to work a one week rotation every 4-6 weeks.

For more information, please call Nanci Westhoven at

Thank you, Nancy Westhoven

HELP SUPPORT OUR DIOCESAN PRIESTS' RETIREMENT - You’re gift to the Perpetuate the Gift appeal supports our retired diocesan priests, enabling them to pay their living expenses. Our priests have given their lives in service to us and our parish, and we are most grateful. All funds contributed between Sept. 17 and Dec. 31, 2022, assist our parish in fulfilling its assessed contribution to the fund. A gift of cash or check can be sent to Perpetuate The Gift, PO Box 954, Toledo, OH 43697 or placed in the parish collection. A gift may also be made online at www.toledodiocese.org under the Give tab. You can also make a gift on your handheld device holding the camera up to the QR code above. Our parish and our retired priests are so grateful for your support.

HELP WANTED - We are in great need of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors and Ushers. If you think you might be called to serve in this way, please contact the Parish Office at 419.592.7656 or email at saintaugustineofrice@gmail.com

BELIEF & BEVERAGE NIGHT - Thurs., Sept. 15 at 6:15 p.m. at Cronin GMC of Perrysburg (showroom). Our theme over the next few months "INCAR-NATION: Reflections on Reviving One Nation Under God." Dr. Adam Carrington, Hillsdale College professor, will speak on "Songs for the Struggle: The Psalms' Political Teaching for Embattled Christians." Join us for an invigorating evening of beverages, appetizers, prayer, presentation, friendship and conversation. FREE REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 100. Bring an appetizer or snack to share. Donations are

THE 2022 ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL CAMPAIGN - THANK YOU to those, who as of August 26, 2022, have paid/pledged $23,853.50. This represents 81.34% of our $29,325 goal. Forty-six parishes have already made their goal this year. We have fallen behind the Diocese of Toledo average of 92.45%, with the average gift being $236.02. Please prayerfully consider taking part in this important campaign to support the ministries of the Diocese of Toledo. For more information and to donate online, please go to acatoIedo.org

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LANDS AND JORDAN - Join Father Doug Garand on a 13 day pilgrimage (Nov. 6-18, 2022) through the Holy Lands, including Nazareth, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Israel and everywhere in between and then to Jordan. The pilgrimage land excursion cost is $4,322. Airfare for USA to Israel and return is budgeted at $1,500 for a total of $5,822. Airfare will be adjusted at time of purchase and reflected on final invoice. Once airfare is purchased, it is non-refundable. All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are included. For additional information, contact Greg Kuns at 419-307-3711 or mrgwkuns@yahoo.com

be on Sat., Sept. 17 from 8am - 11am at MacDonald-Ruff
Ice Arena, 601 Townline Rd., Bryan. Sign up at https://
cpcnwo.org/events/36th-annual-walkathon/ To receive a
walkathon packet call 419-636-5692

Show thanks to God for all gifts you have received



St. Augustine Church Grounds
722 Monroe Street, Napoleon

Friday, September 16th 6:00 PM – Midnight
Saturday, September 17th 5:30 PM – Midnight

Please Concider signing up in the back of church to volunteer for at least one shift to help out during our Parish festival! We have jobs for 5th graders and up.
The Country Store depends on donations of baked goods, fruits, vegetables or anything homemade, handmade or home grown for its success! thank you for your support!
Please Help St. Augustine spread the word of the 22nd Annual TurtleFest! Fliers are available in the Parish Office or at the back of the church.
Please keeper St. Augustine Parish members, TurtleFest committee members and all Festival goers in your prayers during the set-up week and throughout the TurtleFest!
THANK YOU!!!! To everyone who has offered their time, talent and treasures! We could not do this without your support.
If you have any questions, please contact the Church Office @ 419-592-7656

SEPTEMBER 17-18, 2022

  • Sun., Sept. 11 Life Teen 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Fri., Sept. 16 Turtle Fest 6:00 p.m. -12:00 a.m.
  • Parents Club 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat., Sept. 17 Confessions 3:30 p.m.
  • Turtle Fest 5:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
  • Rosary 3:55 p.m.
  • St. Vincent de Paul Collection
  • Sun., Sept. 18 Finsel/Doud Wedding 4:00 p.m.
  • PRP Starts 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
  • St. Vincent de Paul Collection
  • Sunday Collection $            6,677.30
  • On-Line Giving $            3,075.00
  • Dropped Off/Mailed In $            1,160.00
  • School $            1,065.00
  • Sunday collection year-to-date $          79,403.25
  • Carolyn J. Bauer (70) 9/12/95
  • Clifton Martinez, Sr. (83) 9/12/97
  • Rose M. Shodday (74) 9/12/01
  • Rose M. Shodday (74) 9/13/21
  • Nora Mae Dietrich (94) 9/13/11
  • George A. Gubernath, Jr. (74) 9/13/19
  • Rafaela "Sophia" Garza (87) 9/14/04
  • Pilar Balleza (82) 9/15/08
  • Florence K. Bowen (89) 9/16/00
  • Oscar Sifuentes, Jr. (61) 9/17/18
  • Frances A. Arvidson (74) 9/18/11
  • Ann Hoover Schnitkey (79) 9/18/15
  • Josephine Wiles (108) 9/18/19

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.


We would like to offer our heartfelt sympathy to Don
Lammers and his family following the death of his wife,
Anna Lammers. May Anna now be at peace with our
Heavenly Father.

RECENT BAPTISMS - Welcome to the newest members of our parish: Margarita and Adele de Jesus Rente-ria, daughters of Ernesto and Adela.

I am very excited to introduce our new staff members for the 2022-23 school year! Mrs. Erin Black joined us this year as our Preschool Aide. Mrs. Black is currently our full-time Preschool teacher until Mrs. Paige Miller returns from maternity leave. Also joining our Preschool this year is Mrs. Anne Healy. Mrs. Healy is currently serving as our Preschool Aide. Mrs. Sharie Clausen accepted the Language Arts position in grades 3-8 and Miss Kelsey Arquette accepted the History and Religion position in grades 3-8. We are truly blessed with an amazing school staff and I ask for your prayers for each and every teacher and staff member as we continue to fulfill our vocation.
Next week our Kindergarten through 8th grade students will begin taking the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test. The MAP test is a computerized adaptive test offered in Reading, Language Usage, Math and Science providing St. Augustine educators information to improve teaching and learning. The difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions. It is important to understand that the MAP test is one test, at one point in time. It does not measure intelligence or a student's capacity for learning. When making important decisions about students, we will consider the MAP test results along with other data such as classroom performance, other test scores, additional assessments, and input from parents and teachers.

Blessings to your family,
Ginny Minnick, Principal

  • 9/12 Allen Lantz, Shirley Niese, Daniel OrtalV,
  • Jasmin Patino, Charles Pollock, Ben Switzer,
  • Jean Westhoven
  • 9/13 Ezekial Belmares, Spencer Cashman, Hayes Dotson,
  • Serena Hernandez, Mary Jo Keller,
  • Madalyn Spangler
  • 9/14 Jacob Fellers, Kathleen Frey, Abigail Morris
  • 9/15 Ella Cordes, Ryan Miller, Alex Monnin,
  • Logan Piasecki
  • 9/16 Andrew Frias, Blake Gerken, Karen Groll,
  • Laura Miller, Amanda Small
  • 9/17 Casey Cotter, Anita Miller, William Morey
  • 9/18 Jane Eis, Elias Frey, Doug Herman

2022 DIOCESAN CELEBRATION OF WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES - to take place on Sun., Oct. 9 at 3:00 p.m. at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo. If you are observing a milestone wedding anniversary in 2022 - 25, 40, 50, 60 and 60+ years, there will be a mass honoring you celebrated by Bishop Daniel E. Thomas. If you are interested in attending,
please contact the parish office to register.

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