Food, Fun, and Festivities. An Event You Don’t Want to Miss

What is a community?
Is it many individuals who live alone in separate houses, isolated from their neighbours
or coworkers? Or is it a group of people who come together, interact, and spend joyful
time with each other?
As we arise from a miserable and quarantined pandemic, St. Augustine invites
everyone to experience a united community of people living together. The first Festival
of Joy will be held on Saturday, August 13, at 1 pm.
There are numerous things that bring people enormous happiness: eating mouth-
watering food, listening to heartwarming music, or meeting new people. The Festival of
Joy is proudly home to all these fun activities, and many more.
Brandon is a place of unending cultural diversity, with global representation of people
from all over the world. St. Augustine’s Festival of Joy is where you can see, meet, and
taste your community’s ethnic diversity. Multicultural food world will be made straight
from families homes and available for you to eat. After all, there’s often nothing better
than tasting new food and realizing that you consumed it with delight.
The Festival of Joy is also the place to burn the calories you gained by eating
international cuisine. Fun activities and games like: tug a war, sack race, three legged
race, face painting, woolly shepherd and many more, organized for both the youngest
children and the oldest adults. Working together towards the common goal of winning a
game is the best way to bring a community together. The festival is the perfect
opportunity for this teamwork and community cooperation.
And to fill the background, the community’s musicians will perform live music on a
stage. Many people have talents rarely seen, but the Festival of Joy will be a day for the
musicians to shine and demonstrate their musical abilities. The music is not limited
solely to the musicians, however. Singing from all community members at the festival
will be encouraged- an opportunity for you to feel a unified community by singing under
one voice with others.
For those curious about the Catholic lifestyle, the festival will also involve a Holy Mass
and prayers. The Festival of Joy is the perfect opportunity to start finding internal
happiness, peace, and self-improvement alongside others who strive to do the same.
What’s not to enjoy about the festival? While the summer is still in sight and before the
cold winter quickly rolls around the corner, St. Augustine’s Festival of Joy is the best
time to come together as a community. Spice up the last month of summer by meeting
new and diverse people, eating homemade food you’ll find nowhere else, and playing
games that make you smile and laugh.
Just don’t forget to bring a lawn chair and a water bottle. Although summer is slowly
ending, August can still have scorching heat in store.
Save the date -August 13. Find the Festival of Joy at 327 4th; Street, Brandon, Manitoba.
For more information, call the office of St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish at (204) 727-

Prayer Group Annoucement

You are all welcome to join the PRAYER GROUP every Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM for un ceasing fervent prayers, worship, testimonies, and sharing of “Today’s” readings.

Come in person or bring/send in your prayer request or testimony about what God through Christ, has made manifest for you. (1 Ths. 5: 17; James 5:16-18 & Rev. 12:11). 

Prayer Group

The prayer group invites all members and those wishing to join for a meeting on Wednesday March 23, 2022 at 7:00 pm in Rm 108 at the church. Matters to discuss include but not limited to the way forward for our future meetings. Endeavour to attend in person, and bring a friend.

Adoration Vigil

There will an Adoration Vigil for the situation in Ukraine/Russian following the Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 11th until Saturday at 9 am.
For those of you moved by the needs of these people please join us even for 30 minutes. Please sign your name at the east door indicating your time.

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday through Lent at 7:00 pm

March 4

Catholic Women’s League

March 11

Outreach Ministry

March 18

Knight of Columbus

March 25


April 1

Development and Peace

April 8

Life’s Vision

April 15 (Good Friday)


Receptionist/Secretary – St. Augustine’s of Canterbury Parish

St. Augustine’s of Canterbury Parish in Brandon, MB, is seeking applications from individuals to become part of the Parish team. St. Augustine parish is a large, dynamic faith community dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus as taught by the Roman Catholic Church through Word, Sacrament and Service. The successful candidate would be in a position that provides a wide variety of Receptionist/Secretary duties of the Parish such as (but not limited to):

 Managing the phones and welcoming guests,

 Collating and typing of the weekly bulletin,

 Maintenance of all sacramental registers and preparation of sacramental and marriage certificates,

 Maintenance of liturgical ministry lists, mass intentions and assisting with organizing for funerals,

 Managing all incoming and outgoing mail,

 Updates to weekly calendars input of relevant info into the website,

 Registration of all new parishioners,

 Ordering of office and church supplies,

 All typing as required including recording of minutes for Finance meetings.

Demonstrated knowledge of parish operations and of the Catholic Faith is an asset. The position is for 35 hours per week. A competitive salary is offered. Please direct applications along with a resume outlining your education and experience, to the attention of Fr. John E. Okosun, at St Augustine of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, Brandon Manitoba Canada, R7A 3H1, or to no later than March 9, 2022.  While we thank each applicant for their interest, only selected candidates will be contacted.

Donation Envelopes

Please remember to pick up your 2022 box of donation envelopes on the table in the east entrance, but do not use them until 2022. (Some of you may have different envelope numbers this year). Also, another reminder that all 2021 donations must be received by Dec. 31, 2021 to be included on your 2021 donation receipt, as per Canada Revenue Agency.