Our liturgical celebrations at St Augustine’s needs your gifts. Please consider contributing to our worship in one of the following ways.
Sunday 9:00 AM Music Ministry
The 9:00 AM Choir’s mission is to enhance the worship experience. Anyone with a love of singing, ability to play piano, organ or guitar are encouraged to join.
For more information on the Sunday 9:00 AM Music ministry please contact Louise Lamont
Sunday 10:30 AM Music Ministry
Among the many signs and symbols used by the Church to celebrate its faith, music is of great importance. Music helps in leading the congregation in song; singing is like praying twice! Anyone who likes to sing is most welcome to join in this ministry. Practices are held every Thursday evening at 7:30 PM in the choir loft of the church.
For more information on the Sunday 10:30 AM Music ministry please contact Rosaria Quaidoo
The 7:00 pm band leads the congregation into full and active participation in the liturgy, through contemporary Christian music. If you are a gifted musician or vocalist, enjoy contemporary Christian music, and feel called to minister to youth, then this ministry is for you!
For more information on the Sunday 7:00 pm Music ministry please contact Mo and Heather Karrouze
In this ministry, individuals are responsible for operating the sound system during Masses, weddings, concerts, etc. If you have the “ear for music” we could use you!
For more information on the Sound Operator ministry please contact Jason Cross
Altar servers lead processions and assist the priest in the celebration of the Eucharist. Catholic children aged 8-18 are invited to share their gift of time in this ministry. Their sense of responsibility and dedication in assisting the priest is greatly appreciated by the parish. Training is provided.
If you want to sign up your child as an altar server, please visit our Altar Server Sign up Form.
For more information on the Altar Servers ministry please contact The Parish Office
Greeters are the “official” welcome team of the parish community. They provide a warm and inviting welcome as people arrive at church for Mass. Ministers of greeting will be asked to serve once a month at the Mass of their choice.
For more information on the Greeters ministry please contact Rosemarie Bidinosti
Sacristans are individuals charged with the responsibility of ensuring good repair and cleanliness of the Sacred Vessels, candles and linens used in the Celebration of the Mass.
For more information on the Sacristans ministry please contact Eileen Suski
Extraordinary ministers assist the priest in distribution of Holy Communion. They may also be commissioned and trained for “Pastoral Care of the Sick”, taking Communion to the ill or homebound in order that they may receive communion on a regular basis. As a Eucharistic minister, it is a special privilege to offer the Body and Blood of our Lord to fellow parishioners.
For more information on the Eucharistic Ministers ministry please contact Angela Cross
The role of the Liturgy Coordinator is to help plan and co-ordinate all ministries related to the celebration of the Eucharist. Anyone possessing an understanding of all the elements of the Mass, as well as strong organizational skills, is invited to assist and participate in this ministry.
For more information on the Liturgy Coordinators ministry please contact Pam Szmon
The Liturgy Committee helps to plan and co-ordinate all ministries related to our Masses. Its goal is to plan liturgy which encourages full, conscious and active participation by the entire congregation. Several ministries are represented on the committee. New members are welcome, whether they represent liturgical ministries or are simply interested parishioners.
For more information on the Liturgy Committee please contact Fr. Michael
This ministry focuses on enhancing the beauty of God’s house and, several months of the year, on maintaining the gardens. If anyone has a genuine interest in contributing to the beauty of the Church and grounds, this is a ministry to become involved with. Any amount of time you can offer will be most appreciated.
For more information on the Environment Committee ministry please contact Lucinda Carels
Working in conjunction with the Environment Committee, this ministry is dedicated to keeping fresh flowers and/or plants in the Church. Especially throughout the gardening season, many parishioners contribute cut flowers from their yards to be arranged and placed on the altars. Why not include some mixed annuals in your planting scheme each spring? The entire congregation will enjoy seeing the fruits of your labours decorating the Church!
For more information on the Floral ministry please contact Lucinda Carels
The weekly Intercessory Prayers are prepared by our parish secretary. Any special prayer requests that need to be added are approved by our pastor.
For more information on the Intercessory Prayers ministry please contact Pam Szmon
The Liturgy of the Word is an integral part of our Mass. Lectors have an opportunity to share God’s Word with the assembled faithful. A lector is a person of good faith, who is eager to enhance the liturgy by inspired proclamation of the readings. A talent for reading aloud, with a clear voice, is desirable. Training sessions and educational workshops are offered on an annual basis.
For more information on the Lectors ministry please contact Carol MacKenzie
Offertory Collection Team
Collectors count and record the gifts of the people collected each Sunday and deposit the funds into the parish bank account. Members are scheduled on a weekly rotation.
For more information on the Offertory Collection Team ministry please contact Vic Hercun
Children’s Liturgy (temporarily suspended)
This ministry introduces children, at an early age, to prayer and Catholic beliefs. Children’s liturgy takes place every Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. The children gather in the Parish Centre during the homily to reflect on the readings, at their level. It would be ideal to offer children’s liturgy at all Sunday Masses. Parents with young children are encouraged to experience this ministry, with their children.