Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-20

 

As a community of disciples, our goal is to foster lifelong learning and conversion through experience, reflection, prayer, and study.  Please explore the opportunities below, and also visit our News and Events pages and consult our Prayer Resources for opportunities to grow as a disciple.    

Become Catholic/RCIA

Curious about the Catholic Faith?  Thinking about becoming Catholic?  

Join us to learn more about the Catholic faith.  We host regular events for those learning about the faith and/or those considering joining the Catholic Church.  Contact the parish office to find out when our next gathering is.  

RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the way in which adults become full, active and participating members of the Catholic Church, including:

  • the rite of Baptism of adults
  • the reception of baptized adults into full communion in the Catholic Church

The initiation is a gradual process which takes place within the community of the faithful that progresses from inquiry, to a formal period of learning about and preparing to join the Church, to the rites of initiation or reception, and continued support and membership thereafter.

Catholic Council of Women (CCW)

Grandmas in Prayer

Grandma’s in Prayer (& Spiritual Grandmas)
Meet for an hour, pray for your Grandchildren
Starting September 25th
Every Wednesday 1:00 —2:00 .
St. Teresa Room at St. Augustine.
For question s you may call Teri Pfeil 437-1232

Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus Council #1201, is a fraternal organization committed to making the community of Austin a better place. Open to all Catholic men 18 years of age and older, the Knights of Columbus support many volunteer activities
throughout the year such as Pancake Breakfasts, the Tootsie Roll Drive, Blood Drives, and Friday Night Dinners at the KC Hall. These activities allow us to financially assist our youth, local schools, local parishes, and the many vocations of the Catholic Community. Our efforts of time and talent allow our council to grow in the four core virtues of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.

For more information on the Knights of Columbus, contact the parish office.

Natural Family Planning

Learn about your faith and discover a method of family planning that is just as effective as the Pill and whose benefits go beyond the physical.  The Couple to Couple League provides Natural Family Planning (NFP) instruction that is both thorough and engaging for all ages and stages of fertility.  CCL is the largest NFP provider in the U.S. and 98% of students say the class was beneficial to them.  Contact John or Rebecca Gust at rgust.ae@gmail.com or 507-437-4537 for more details, or check for a course offering at http://register.ccli.org/.

That Man Is You (TMIY)

That Man Is You men’s program this Thursday in Jennings Hall; 5:30 to 6:50 AM. Light breakfast served.

Sept. 1 – Week 1 – The Unveiling of Love
A New Trader Story
Real Impact of the 7 Steps of TMIY
Despite the News – Love is Possible
The Stats on Young People and Love
The Church Has the Answer
The Path Forward
Come to meet other men of the parish and grow your spiritual side. Call Mary at 437-4537 for more information.

Women of Hope

meet at St. Augustine in the St. Ambrose room on Tuesday, September 3rd from 11:00am–12:00pm. Open to all women experiencing the loss of a husband and how do I move on. Grief is a journey we can help each other through. Contact Joyce Jennings at 507-440-4378 with any questions or concerns.