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Tel: (518) 643-2435
Welcome to St. Augustine's Church
3035 Main Street / Peru, New York 12972
We will begin public Mass again this weekend; however, we MUST abide by the guidelines of public worship. Please read the below notice from our Diocese carefully.
Return to Worship and Reopening of Churches
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It will be wonderful to see you and once again be in the presence of Christ.
Before we begin the celebration, We would like to review with you the precautions we are implementing to keep us all safe and healthy.
First and foremost: Anyone who is at higher risk or is feeling sick should remain at home. Anyone who has been in close contact with a COVID positive individual should self-quarantine for 14 days. We encourage all parishioners to heed this directive.
You will need to "sign in" when you arrive at church. PLEASE keep social distancing in mind as you enter the church. If you are with your family, please sign in as a family. i.e. "The John Doe Family". If you are attending as an individual, please sign in as yourself. i.e. "Jane Doe".
Ushers will be available to help you at all times.
During Mass, please respect signage and markers placed to assure safe social distancing by maintaining at least a six-foot distance from others outside of your household. Please wear your mask. Members of a single household do not need to practice social distancing in church, they may sit together, but everyone must wear a mask.
There will be no offertory procession, no holding of hands during the Our Father and no Sign of Peace. It is important that we keep a healthy social distance whenever possible and that we wear face masks when it is not possible.
We will not pass the collection basket. The collection basket will be at the exits of the Church, please continue to support our parish financially by either using electronic giving, mailing your gift or placing your envelope in baskets available at the exits of the church.
The bulletin will be available at the exits of the church.
The celebrant and assisting ministers, will perform hand hygiene after receiving Communion and prior to distributing Communion.
For Holy Communion, remove your face covering prior to approaching for Communion. Please receive Communion in the hand. Replace your mask after receiving Communion. Scientists tell us that momentary interaction, like receiving Communion, presents an acceptable risk, especially if you sanitize your hands before leaving church and the priest or minister sanitize their hands before distributing Communion.
The cup will not be offered.
Once you have received Holy Communion, please move directly to the exits of the Church. There are two exits; one to the left and one to the right (behind the organ). Maintain social distancing inside and outside of church. Once you are outside, go directly to your vehicles and leave. Do not gather in the parking lot.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. All are asked to follow these guidelines because that is the only way to stay healthy and respect the health of others.
Let us seek the intercession of Saint Joseph, protector of the Church, as we come together.
In His Peace
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"