Welcome to St. Augustine's Church

3035 Main Street /  Peru, New York 12972

~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.

Religious Education

Religious Education for our youth begins in September and ends the first weekend in May with the May Crowning of our Blessed Mother Mary.

Registration begins in August and we encourage families to sign up early.  

Our Program runs each Sunday (unless otherwise noted) from 10:45 am. through 12:00 pm.

For additional information contact:

 Janice Morse at the office 518.643.2435 ext. 101 or via email at janice@peruparish.org.

Coming Events

This year, Religious Edu. will be hosting a PARISH ADVENT FESTIVAL!

The festivities will begin on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 right after Religion classes.  Parish families will be able to make an advent wreath to take  home and there will also be stations for families to make crafts.  Father Alan will be there to give a blessing to all families.  More details to come, stay tuned!

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