We were so saddened to hear of the passing of Sister Joan. Both Claudette & I sang in the choir with her over many years. She was such an inspiration.
In 2015 she was the inspiration of making a tribute documentary on her life that we called MUSICAL NUN. We couldn’t have chosen a better subject. We spend many weeks filming & getting to know her better. If only more had had the time to talk with her, she had quite an amazing life.
I’m sure there will be many of St Augustine congregation that knew her would be interested in seeing this documentary on her life.
It’s easy to access via Youtube by typing “Musical Nun”
Ken & Claudette McKenzie-Cochrane
Donation receipts will be mailed this out this year before the end of February.
St. Vincent de Paul are collecting furniture, household items, dishes, pots and pans, & cutlery. Please call the Parish Office at 204-727-4728. This is a very worthwhile ministry helping people in need and those who are newcomers to Canada. Our storage area is almost empty, we need everything you can supply us with. Thank you.
Due to Covid-19 health regulations, WDP 2021 service will be held virtually this year.
A one-hour WDP service will be available on YouTube starting Monday February 15, 2021 on a link to the video on the wicc.org website. It will be available for viewing until at least Friday, March 5, 2021. The worship service is prepared by the women of Vanuatu.
The 2021-2022 registration for new Kindergarten students for St. Augustine School is coordinated by the Brandon School Division. St. Augustine will continue to offer full day every day Kindergarten programming. Existing and new families must submit application forms to the Brandon School Division office at 1031 – 6th Street.
∙ Application forms are available on the Brandon School Division web-site, at the Brandon School Division Office and at St. Augustine School
∙ Application period for St. Augustine School Kindergarten
∙ January 25, 2021 to February 5, 2021 – 9:00AM to 4:30PM
∙ Paper applications are to be dropped off to the Brandon School Division Office, 1031 6th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4K5
Registration for the 2021-2022 Grades 1 – 8 waiting lists will be taken at the St. Augustine School office beginning February 1, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 729-3285.
Restless Heart will be postponed until a later date, due to Covid 19 restrictions.
In a memo dated May 21, 2020, I granted a general dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass to all the faithful through Sunday, September 6, 2020. We are all aware that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue. In light of this: the dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass is granted to the faithful through January 1, 2021. Obviously, this could change depending on circumstances.
A number of questions have arisen relative to choirs and congregational singing at Mass. Congregational singing and choirs at Mass, according to Provincial guidelines, “should not be allowed.” The use of a single cantor with an accompanist is being recommended.
Hampers are available at the East entrance of the church from 2-3pm every Wednesday during the Covid 19 pandemic. Please bring your identification and a bag. All proper protocol will be followed during this time.
St. Augustine’s Church Public Announcements
■ All Faith Formation Programs: Forgiven, Book Club, St. Cecilia’s Choir, Mom’s Prayer Group, Bible Storytime, Children’s Liturgy, Once Weekly Catechism, Confirmation, RCIA, Stations of the Cross
■ Communions at home and at the hospital and personal care homes
■ All CWL meetings, all planned CWL activities and CWL Convention
■ Life’s Vision Banquet and all meetings
■ Knights of Columbus, Fish Fry, Pancake Breakfast, Chase the Ace, meetings and any other planned activities
■ Prayer Group, Choir Practices, Serra Club, Senior Social Club, Finance and Parish Council Meetings and any other activity or meeting that was forgotten on this page
Donations to the Church:
■ We would be very appreciative and grateful to everyone if they still helped us pay our bills by dropping off their collection at the Parish Office between 9am-11:00 am. Thank you in advance for your generosity. The priest will offer private Masses for the donors intentions, and for all our parishioners and community members.
Church and office will be open weekdays Monday to Friday
9:00 am to 11:00 am