Our Capacity for God... The desire for God is written in the human heart, because man is created by God and for God. CCC 27

The question: Who am I? What am I doing here? Who are you? What are you doing here? At some time in everyone's life, these questions about our purpose and meaning arise. Crisis, illness, tragedy, and death often provoke such questions. If one looks within one's mind and heart we may sense our limits. I come to notice that at times I want to reach for the unreachable stars. I have a capacity for the infinite. I have a place within me that could be a shrine for the divine, a sanctuary for the Holy One.

Than an Atheist tells me that my outreach is a useless passion; my inner shrine will always be empty. The agnostic warns me there is no way to know if anyone can dwell there. The contemporary, secular humanist will urge me to forget the whole quest: I should not bother to pursue my capacity for God. Do not reach for the stars. But, in reality my boundless hope presses me to summon the Holy One to come, and it urges me to seek him out. "As one longs for the running waters... so my soul longs for you, O God" (Ps. 42:1). When this meeting occurs, I will experience it as a miracle, a mystery, a grace. Even when I expect God to come to me, I will still experience this as a childlike surprise when it happens... and I say WOW!

What drives one to know the truth? The Church asks us to notice how ones reason drives us to knowing God. The RCIA program is a wonderful opportunity to grow in our faith, by rediscovering it or through learning for the first time... What is God asking of you? Discover through the classes which will be starting September 21, contact the parish office. - Fr. Jerry

Ministries for the Liturgies

Saturday, September 10, 2022



   Min. of Com.:


                    4:30 p.m.


Chloe Brink, Willow Holubik

Deacon Jon Gottron, Volunteers (2)

Brad and Karen Westhoven

Sunday, September 11, 2022



   Min. of Com.:


                    8:00 a.m.

Rita Small

Kendal Miller, Volunteer

Deacon Jon Gottron, Gwen Howe-Gerbers
Holly Sifuentes

Doug Monnin, Alyssa Sifuentes

Sunday, September 11, 2022



   Min. of Com.:


                    10:00 a.m.

Mark Morman

Jackson Ward,
Issac and Blake Westhoven

Deacon Jon Gottron, Richard Fisher,
Amy Morman

Jeff Burkart, Larry Hilvers

Eucharistic Ministers:  Week of September 5, 2022

      Nursing Home:   Terri Franz
      Homebound: Volunteer

Mass Intensions for the Week

Saturday, September 3, 2022
      4:30 p.m. - Ken Kryling

Sunday, September 4, 2022
      8:00 a.m. - For the Parrish
      10:00 a.m. Elaine Lauf

Monday, September 5, 2022
      No Communion Service

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
      8:45 a.m. - Mass

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
      6:00 p.m. - Ann Schiele

Thursday, September 8, 2022
      8:45 a.m. - Mass

Friday, September 9, 2022
      8:45 a.m. - Tom Grabowski
      2:00 p.m. - School Mass

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

Tellers:   September 12, 2022 - Mary Hoover, Bill Lytle,
                                                     Jan Westhoven

Save the Date

16th and 17th - Turtle Fest
25th - Blood Drive
26th - 27th - Pictorial Directory Pictures
28th - 29th - Pictorial Directory Pictures

Life Teen - Text @b1b1e ( ones for the L's ) to 81010 for more information

TURTLE FEST NEWS - As you all know, it's that time of year again and Turtle Fest is almost here. This year will be our 22nd annual Turtle Fest. This festival has been able to continue as long as it has because of the generosity of so many, and it has become a wonderful tradition for the parish and the community. However, because of Turtle Fest being postponed for two years due to Covid, it was very difficult getting it started back up this year. In fact, it almost didn't happen. We were able to pull it together, however, but if it does not go as well as years past because of lack of participation, it will likely be the last Turtle Fest. The Turtle Fest Committee has been working very hard to make this happen, but we can't do it without your help. Please look at the sign-up sheets in the back of church and sign up for a slot. We are asking you to help us make this the best Turtle Fest yet so we can continue this great tradition. Thank you for your time and generosity. God Bless, The Turtle Fest Committee

TIME TO SHINE at this year's Turtle Fest Country Store with your handmade, homegrown, wood crafted, canned or jammed, sewn or sculpted, crocheted or knitted items are desired to stock the shelves. Remember to start working and planting your passion to produce items to sell at this year's Turtle Fest Country Store on September 16-17. Our success is solely from your hard work and greatly appreciated. Basket Donations - It wouldn't be Turtle Fest without the basket raffle! If you would like to donate a themed basket, please contact Megan Batt at 419-572-0267. If you would like to make a basket but need some ideas, please let me know. Thank you for sharing your time, talent and treasure with the St. Augustine Turtle Fest!

Jewelry Sale - We are accepting donations of jewelry for our sale. Jewelry can be dropped off at the office.

Silent Auction - If you would like to make a donation to the silent auction, please call Rita Small at 419-592 -0199.

Life Teen - Text @b1b1e ( ones for the L's ) to 81010 for more information

Edge begins this fall on Sept. 28th and runs on every other Wednesday at 7pm. Text @staugie to 81010 to stay in the loop.

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

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.

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.

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.

Are you interested in becoming Catholic?
Or Learning more about the Faith?
Catholic, but in need of a Sacrament?

The new session for RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation
for Adults will begin on Wed., Sept. 21 at 6:45 p.m.
For more information, please call the Parrish Office 419-592-7656

SEPTEMBER 3-4, 2022

  • Tues., Sept. 6 Pastoral Council 7:00 p.m.
  • Wed., Sept. 7 Administrative Meeting 1:00 p.m.
  • Parents Club 5:00 p.m.
  • Thur., Sept. 8 School Advisory Council 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri., Sept. 9 Finsel/Doud Wedding 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat., Sept. 10 Confessions 3:30 p.m.
  • Rosary 3:55 p.m.
  • Sun., Sept. 11 Life Teen 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday Collection $            6,697.20
  • On-Line Giving $            1,809.00
  • Assumption Holy Day $                 20.00
  • School $               140.00
  • Sunday collection year-to-date $          69,650.95
  • Theresa Gustwiller (87) 9/5/10
  • Nellie M. Acosta (86) 9/10/97
  • Elizabeth A. Jackson (85) 9/10/17

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.

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We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Amy and Rick Hoffman and their family following the death of Amy's father, William Hoeffel and to Clarence Schwab and Deb and Jim Hoops and their family following the death of their wife and mother, Carolyn Schwab. May William and Carolyn now be at peace with our Heavenly Father.

K of C - The St. Augustine Ladies Auxiliary will resume meetings beginning on September 21, at approximately 6:30 (after mass). All are welcome to join us. If you have any questions feel free to contact me. - Jodi
Stover 419-592-2777.


III - Devin Doud and Halee Finsel

Welcome back! The first two weeks of school are in the books. Just a few tips for a smooth back-to-school start. 1) Make homework a priority. Help your child develop a daily homework habit by designating a time to complete their homework. 2) Prepare a study area. Creating a homework space in your home helps your child understand that education is a priority. Please offer praise for good efforts. 3) Take charge of Electronic time. Limit electronics time and be aware of what your child is watching. This also goes for social media and gaming systems. 4) Get everyone to bed on time. Proper rest is essential for academic success and brain development. 5) Plan to read with your child every day. Daily reading helps develop literacy skills, sets a great example for children and provides a special time for bonding.
This month's "Partners in Faith" discusses the way we talk in our lives can help us build up God's Kingdom or land us in some serious trouble. Teaching children traits of "holy speech" helps them build up a powerful protection against sins of the tongue. This article also shares that the Eucharist is the greatest gift we can give to our children and when they know what to do, say and sing during Mass, they begin to appreciate the miracle of this gift!
Blessings to your family,
Ginny Minnick, Principal

  • 9/5 Caden Green, Susan Myers, Carol Neiling,
  • Cynthia Rippee, Stephen Saputo, Tyler Stover,
  • Jackie Westhoven
  • 9/6 Alex Gebers, Jose Rodriguez
  • 9/7 Javier Almanza, Bulmaro Verdugo, Michael Zapata
  • 9/8 Macy Eicher, Hannah Ramsey
  • 9/9 Andrew Taylor
  • 9/10 Cathy Austermiller, Maurice Peddicord,
  • Michael Peddicord, Dustin Smith
  • 9/11 Joel Frey, Eric Vogelsong

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.

FORMED   Family Focus
  • Watch: Mother Teresa: Seeing the Face of Jesus
  • Read: The Kiss of Jesus
  • Listen: Face of God

St. Augustine Contact Information

St. Augustine Catholic Church
  • Parish Office:  210 E. Clinton St. 419-592-7656
  • Reverend Jerry Schetter emergancy only 419-305-5149
  •     Email: jerry.schetter@augustinenapoleon.com
  • Parish Email: saintaugustineoffice.com
  • Parish Website: www.staugie.net
  • Deacon Jon Gottron 419-966-7106
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society 419-592-0438
  • Prayer Chain Contact Janet Creager at 419-966-6662
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