“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
- Mother Teresa
COMMUNITY BUILDING, SOCIAL & OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Volunteering in one of our Community Building, Social or Outreach ministries will give you a sense of belonging. Come and help us create ripples of good in our community that will have lasting effects for years.
Refuge is our monthly night of Eucharistic Adoration and reflection. It takes place every third Friday of the month from 7:00-8:30pm. The evening includes worship music led by parishioner Joe Cousineau and the Refuge band, a beautiful time of prayer, an opportunity to go to confession, and a talk or witness given by an inspiring individual. For more information, contact Joe Cousineau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children are invited to join Fr. Frank in the procession each Sunday at 10:30am mass. From there, they are led to the parish hall where they get to participate in the Children's Liturgy program. Children will learn about the lessons of the gospel with their peers in a way that is easy for them to understand, and there are often art activities as well. Please note that Children's Liturgy takes a break over the summer months. For more information, please contact Denis Therrien at 613-228-7646.
Alpha is an opportunity for people to explore the Christian faith. Guests appreciate the opportunity to ask their questions in a safe environment, where no question is considered too simple or too hostile. At St. Augustine, Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that explore questions about purpose, eternity and love. Each session is held in an informal setting with food, a talk and open discussion. For information on our ALPHA sessions, please contact Joe Murphy at 613-297-5383 or email@example.com.
If you already have a good understanding of Christ’s life and teachings, this volunteer work should be an inspiring journey. It prepares you to know how to explain to others our purpose in life and what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. Volunteers in this group assist with bible study, faith sharing and other formation programs. If you wish to become part of this ministry or would like more information please contact Pari and Nayla Lampsos at 613-226-6051.
Coffee Sunday is held the last Sunday of each month, right after the 9:00am and 10:30am masses. It is a wonderful time of fellowship for welcoming visitors, introducing ourselves to new Parishioners and celebrating special occasions. Two or three people volunteer team assist in acquiring various food and refreshments that will be served. If you wish to become part of this ministry or would like more information please contact Anna Robotham at 613-225-8523 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus (St. Augustine Council 16,714) are a catholic-based fraternal organization engaged in charity. Our charitable activities encompass an almost infinite variety of local, national and international projects. As a Knight, you have the opportunity to support your parish, to give back to your community and grow in your faith. This unique "band of brothers" supports each other to live out the Catholic faith more fully and works to accomplish things together they could not accomplish alone. If you wish to become part of the Knights of Columbus or would like more information please contact John Lebrun at 613-728-9154. To view our Knights of Colombus page,
Movie Nights Hospitality Team
Simple can be fun. Not every event has to be a feat to plan and execute. While there are times and places for large scale productions, sometimes a relaxing evening can be just the thing people need to unwind. Offered as an outreach to our seniors, movie nights have a fun atmosphere of fellowship! Held the first Friday of each month; volunteers assist the coordinator each month to set up and assist with a light food service and/or snacks. If you wish to become part of this ministry or would like more information please contact Barbara Miles at 613-224-3412 or email@example.com.
Volunteers on the Welcome Team are some of the first contact with the parish newcomers receive. They contact new parishioners to welcome them into the fold and help them engage in the life of the parish and the ministries. They also greet and welcome new parishioners at the Coffee Sunday gatherings and other special social events. If you wish to become part of this ministry or would like more information please call the Office at 613-225-7388 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org