On May 1st, the Feast of Saint Joseph, Bishop Terry R. LaValley will consecrate the Diocese of Ogdensburg to Saint Joseph, our spiritual father, for the sake of our families, our marriages, our Church and our sick. You can read Bishop’s letter (attached). The Sisters of Saint Joseph Motherhouse in Watertown will host the Consecration on May 1st at 11:00am. Due to the current health crisis, the Consecration will not be open to the public. You can participate and join us in prayer via livestream here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHJ-rox5a9w&feature=youtu.be
Livestreams and other ways to stay connected to your faith during this time of isolation can be found at www.rcdony.org/covid-19on the Diocese of Ogdensburg YouTube channel and Facebook page.
So grateful for support:
Bishop LaValley, our pastors and the Development Office are so grateful of the continued support during this COVID-19 pandemic isolation. Parish Offertory envelopes are being mailed, dropped off and gifts on-line (where offered), It’s Our Church, It’s Our Future Capital Campaign and Bishop’s Fund Appeal gifts and pledge payments continue to come in via mail and on-line (see below) as well. As we have not been able to gather together to share our faith, the continued support to stay spiritually engaged and the continued generous financial support from parishioners throughout the Diocese of Ogdensburg has been both noticed and appreciated.
“We may be separated due to the health crisis, but we are united in the Body of Christ,” said Bishop LaValley. “Thank you for continuing to pray with us through social media opportunities provided. I want to thank you for continuing to support your parish though Sunday envelopes or special donations as your parish relies on your generous support.” Bishop added “I am so grateful for parish priests who, utilizing creative means, are providing parishioners with spiritual support and pastoral presence that is crucial, especially during times like these. I urge you to contact your parish priest should you or your neighbor have particular needs that they can address. Your loved ones remain in my prayers.”
Please join us here at the Diocese in praying for the end of this pandemic, for the healing of those who are afflicted with this dreadful virus, our health care workers, public safety workers and all those providing essential services.
For your convenience, below are links for your It’s Our Church, It’s Our Future Capital Campaign & Bishop’s Fund Appeal pledge payments and/or gifts.
https://www.rcdony.org/giving/donate-now-capital-campaign.html (Capital Campaign link)
https://www.rcdony.org/giving/donate-now-bishop-s-fund.html (Bishop’s Fund Appeal link)
Scott M. Lalone
Scott M. Lalone
Executive Director of Development & Foundation
Diocese of Ogdensburg
622 Washington Street
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
Please continue your offerings to your parish. Would you consider using our Online Giving? If you need help, please call the parish office and we will get you set up. 518.643.2435
While we are away from the office, please call us to schedule a Mass.
We will return your call as soon as possible. 518 .643.2435
Spiritually mindful of his call over the last 40 years, Fr. Alan brings Jesus to the forefront of our lives in his homily.
If we do not teach our children to love Jesus...
The world will teach them not to
Located at 51 Patent Road, Peru, NY, Mother Cabrini Shrine and St. Patrick's Oratory is a magnet for pilgrimages, meditation, walks, prayer and peace.
Program Goals and Mission
The BackPack program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children on weekends when breakfasts and lunches arent available. The program provides bags filled with food that is child-friendly, nonperishable and easily-consumed. Bags are packed each week by school staff and discreetly distributed to participating children every Friday afternoon.
Each week, participating students receive:
-2 breakfasts (cearel, oatmeal packets,granola bars)
-3 entreesmac & cheese, PB&J,spaghetti o's,tuna, soup)
-loaf of bread or shelf stable grain
-fruit fresh whenever possible
-2 snacks ( cookies, popcorn,pudding)
-1 gallon milk card (every other week)
-1 egg card for 1 dozen eggs every other week
-Canned vegetables once a month
If you are interested in donating Please make checks payable to:
Peru Primary Backpack Program
Michelle L. Rawson
Peru Central School District
Elementary Principal, Primary Building
116 Pleasant Street, P.O. Box 68
Peru, NY 12972
In Jesus name
Aware of the challenge of our Baptism in Jesus Christ and of the invitation by God to grow together in love, we the parishioners of St. Augustine's / St. Patrick's Parish Community seek to celebrate joyfully and worthily the Sacraments of our Church, to serve with compassion the needs of our parishioners and to work together with other Christian Traditions in our community.
Saturday ~ 4:30 p.m.
Sunday ~ 9:30 a.m.
Monday ~ Friday 8:00 a.m.
Saturday ~ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday ~ 7:15 am - 7:45 am
Pre-Baptismal Class is held in the "Adirondack" room of St. Augustine's Church on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. Please call the Parish Office for an appointment 518.643.2435
Preparation should begin at least six month in advance of the proposed date of Marriage. Contact Fr. Alan at the Rectory for the pre-Cana Course (518) 643-6759.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
Jesus calls to you: "Could you not watch one hour with Me?"
"In this silence of the white host, carried in the monstrance, are all His words; there is his whole life given in offering to the Father for each of us; there is also the glory of the Glorified Body, which started with the resurrection, and still continues in heavenly union."
[Pope John Paul II, Angelus Address]
"What will convert America and save the world? My answer is prayer. What we need is for every Parish to come before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in Holy Hours of Prayer."
~Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Adoration is held each Friday beginning directly after morning Mass and closing with Benediction at 7:00 p.m. Please join us and strengthen your relationship with Christ Jesus and simply sit in reverence with our Lord.
Sponsored by the Brothers and Sister of Charity Peru Cell Group
Home Bound & the Sick
Please notify us if you know someone who would like to receive the Sacrament of someone who is unable to come to Mass but would like to receive the Eucharist. The hospital and Nursing Homes are visited regularly. Please notify us if you or a family member or friend is in the hospital of Nursing home. Contact Mr. Manchester for scheduling and information at (518) 643-8977.
Our bulletin is read around the WORLD!
Please feel free to download our bulletin and share it with friends, family and neighbors. It is packed full of information, schedules, events, fun and good reading. You can catch up on "what's happening" in our parish and if you would like to volunteer for anything, we would love to have you!
Stay tuned..The Applefest committee hasn't met yet this year, but they should be getting together soon. We will keep you updated on what's happening!
St. Vincent dePaul's and Rogers House
are our auxiliary stores.
At St. Vincent dePaul's we have a clothing for men, women, children, toddlers and infants; jewellery, shoes, accessories, linens, bath towels. If you are lucky to be in the store at the right times, you will even find Wedding gowns, Prom dresses and even Scuba wet suits! Hours of Operations are
Mon-Fri 10:00 am ~ 2:00 pm
Sat. 9:00 - noon.
Thursday evening hours from April through November from 6:30 p ~ 8:30 p
Rogers House is our household store. Walking through the store you find Christmas all year round, pots & pans, cutlery, utensils, small appliances, furniture, beds, dressers, tables chairs, dishware, trinkets, nick-nacs, tires, tools, car parts, things for the "man cave", toys, bicycles, school supplies and MORE!
Mon-Fri 10:00 am ~ 2:00 pm
Sat. 9:00 - noon.
Our Community Soup Kitchen is open each Wednesday from 4:30pm - 5:45 pm. We invited you to join us for a nice meal, good conversation and community life. A lot of our produce are donated during the summer months by farms and parishioners who grow in their own gardens! It cost approximately $3.00 per plate to feed our guests. Any donation is greatly appreciate and very much welcome!
Thank you for all you do to help in our continued success.
We operate via an all volunteer staff.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Novalee Martineau at 518-726-0797.
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink"