In cooperation with the Pastor and Parish Staff, the Liturgy Committee provides for the dignified and reverent celebration of the Sacred Liturgy, in a manner and at times that support the spiritual welfare and the convenience of the parish faithful. Specifically, the Liturgy Committee prepares and implements liturgies for the major seasonal celebrations (Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter Seasons); provides ministers at specifically designated liturgies; and works for the liturgical education of the parish at large. The Liturgy Committee includes, or is closely involved with, many other ministries within the parish, such as: Music Ministry; Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Communion; Lectors; Sacristans, Altar Servers, Ushers and Greeters; Church Decoration and Environment.
We are always seeking new voices and instrumentalists. So, there is a place for you in music ministry! A place for you to add your God-given gifts to praise our Lord in worship. Whether your interest is in vocal music, keyboard, guitar, woodwind, brass, or percussion, our program offers a wide variety of opportunities for praising God through music. We would like to invite each of you to consider ministering to each other through music ministry at Saint Augustine parish. Please consider joining us for fellowship, music and personal enrichment. We want to get to know you better! We hold weekly rehearsals from the Thursday after Labor Day until the first Thursday in June from 5:30pm-6:30pm in the choir loft.
The purpose of the Parish Council is to provide direction, in coordination with the Pastor, in carrying out the mission of the parish, and to establish an open and independent forum of communications and dialogue regarding parish affairs with the Pastor, Parish Staff, and other parishioners; participate in the decision making process with the Pastor and Parish Staff in the administration of the parish; establish parish goals and provide continuity of fulfillment of those goals through Standing Committees; coordinate the activities of the Standing Committees to insure the cooperation with members and groups of the parish as well as the larger community, and to monitor a systematic program of development, encouragement, support, and evaluation; participate, as applicable, by active cooperation with the Archdiocesan Council, in the total life and mission of the Church within the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
In cooperation with the Pastor and Parish Staff, the Hospitality Committee provides opportunities for all parishioners to join in spiritual and social fellowship as the Children of God. Specific ministries/activities include: the annual parish picnic; funeral receptions; coffee socials; Lenten meals; the welcome of new parishioners; annual recognitions; and other special events as appropriate.
In cooperation with the Pastor and Parish Staff, the Social Justice Committee provides guidance in the spiritual, emotional, and supportive services to those in need among our parish and in the larger community. Specific ministries/activities include: the Williamsport Ministerium Food Bank, Right to Life, Shepherd's Table, Giving Tree, Harvest Hoedown, and other regional outreach programs.
In cooperation with the Pastor and Parish Staff, the Evangelization Committee under the guidance of the Holy Spirit provides an open and apostolic forum for our parishioners to share God's Word, and their personal stories of faith, with their families, friends, acquaintances, and the greater community. Specifically, the Evangelization Committee oversees the parish website, weekly bulletin, and newsletter; provides outreach to inactive or fallen away Catholics; and actively supports the parishï¿½s involvement in Williamsport Ministerium activities.
Knights: Annual Dues Notices have been sent. Please remit timely.
The Maryland State Council of the Knights of Columbus is the sponsor of several High School scholarships for its members and for Catholic Students in general. Awards may be applied to tuition payments only.
All applications must be received in their entirety by the Scholarship Committee no later than February 1, 2017. Scholarship information and application information is available at http://kofc-md.org/state1617/committees/scholarships.asp.