Welcome to St. Augustine's Church

3035 Main Street /  Peru, New York 12972

Photo by John Ryan

~RISE~ Coming in 2019

 Imagine if hundreds of men at your parish decided to RISE up and take  their faith more seriously. It would change families, your parish, and  the world. RISE gives all men the tools needed to live faithful, more  joyful lives. See a video introduction to RISE below. 

The Chosen

If you see one film, let it be this one.

Thank you to Jannette Knight for sending us this link for us to share.  

see more here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBXOFnNTULFaAnj24PAeblg

About Us

Fr. Alan's Homily


Spiritually mindful of his call over the last 40 years, Fr. Alan brings Jesus to the forefront of our lives in his homily.

Click to read this weeks Homily

Mother Cabrini's Shrine


Located at 51 Patent Road, Peru, NY, Mother Cabrini Shrine is a magnet for pilgrimages, meditation, walks, prayer and peace.  

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Our Parish

Our Mission


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.

Mass & Sacramental Schedule


Eucharistic Liturgy

Weekend Mass

Saturday ~ 4:30 p.m.

Sunday    ~ 9:30 a.m.

Weekday Mass

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 all purpose "Adirondack" room of St. Augustine's Church on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm.  Please call Karen DeBoos-Dispo for scheduling at (518) 569-1032


Preparation should begin at least six month in advance of the proposed date of Marriage.  Contact Fr. Alan at the Rectory for 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 hose, 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 Weekly Bulletin


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!

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Coming Events



An extraordinary journey for the men in our parish (the men in your lives). 

 Men: It's time to RISE! This powerful movement is coming to our parish on February 4th, 2019.  

Five (5) minutes a day will change your life! 

 As men we’re under a lot of pressure, at work and at home. Whether you’re single, a father with kids at home, married with no kids at home, divorced or widowed, we all need help balancing the demands of each day. But not only that, we’re supposed to be living life to the full, and finding joy even amidst the grind of work and family life. I want to personally invite you to take a 30-Day Challenge with me and the men of our parish called RISE. It only takes about 5 minutes each morning, but it will give you the tools you need to take your life and relationships to the next level. [Please see me in the narthex, to sign up – or – please visit menriseup.org and sign up for the February 4th start date. The link is in the bulletin or simply click  the "FIND OUT MORE" box below. Our hope is that every man of the parish will RISE to this challenge. It’s only 30 days, but the impact it will have on your life is tremendous. click the  brief video introduction  at the top of our page to view the challenge. 

Find out more

Auxiliary Stores


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! 

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, mobile phones, electronics school supplies and MORE!

Community Soup Kitchen



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 our "Empress of the Soup Kitchen" 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"

Matthew 25:31-46

Contact Us

St. Augustine's Church

3035 Main Street, Peru, New York 12972, United States

Tel: (518) 643-2435
Fax: (518) 643-0960
Email: info@peruparish.org

Parish Office Hours