Faith

ST AUGUSTINE – PATRON SAINT

Born/died - 13 November 354 – 28 August 430
St Augustine is the patron saint of brewers. His mother was St Monica and his father was a Roman leader in North Africa in the 400's AD.


At the age of 16 he went to university in Carthage and was a gifted student. His biggest problem was that he loved to go to wild parties and did so for the next ten years.


One day St Augustine heard Bishop (St) Ambrose speaking about Jesus. He and his best friend, Alipius, were changed significantly by St Ambrose's wise words. Soon after, St Augustine had a revelation from God and converted fully to Christianity in 387AD.


Aurelius Augustine was baptised, became a priest and then a bishop. He founded religious orders and is regarded as one of the greatest saints who ever lived.


On the wall of his room he had the following sentence written in large letters:
                                             

Here we do not speak evil of anyone.


Interesting facts:
St Augustine was the Bishop of Hippo when the Visigoth barbarians attacked and sacked Rome in 410AD. Many people believed that their civilisation was about to come to an end, but Augustine’s writings helped get them through their difficult times.


In 439AD the Vandal barbarians invaded North Africa and besieged the city of Hippo where Augustine lived. He locked himself in his room with all his writings and prayed until he died. A year after his death the Vandals took over the city.


St Augustine is known as one of the ‘Doctors of the Church’ and one of the greatest Catholic writers in history.


Our School Prayer
Lord
This is our school.
Help us to make it a friendly place.
Let the rooms be full of happiness
let love be here
love for God
love for one another
and love for being alive.
Help us always to remember
that by working together
we can build a school of which we can all be proud.
Amen

 

Sacramental Program 2016


Reconciliation

Wednesday, March 9th

6pm - 7pm

Sacrament of Penance

St Francis Xavier Church, Frankston

 

Eucharist

Wednesday April 13th

7pm-8.30pm

Reflection Night

St Francis Xavier Primary School, Frankston

Friday April 22nd 

All Day 

Eucharist Reflection Day

Xavier Centre, Frankston

Saturday May 14th

6pm – 7pm

Sacrament of First Eucharist

St Francis Xavier Church, Frankston

Sunday May 15th

10.30am – 11.30am

Sacrament of First Eucharist

St Francis Xavier Church, Frankston

Confirmation

Wednesday October 12th

7pm – 8pm

Reflection Night

Xavier Cenre, Frankston

Friday October 21st  

All day 

Confirmation Reflection Day

Xavier Centre, Frankston

Wednesday October 26th 

7pm – 8pm

Sacrament of Confirmation

St Francis Xavier Church, Frankston

Parish Details

Parish Address:

60 Davey Street, Frankston VIC 3199

Parish Office/Secretary:

Xavier Centre

Phone:

03 9783 3484

Fax:

03 9783 2210

Email:

stfrancisparish@bigpond.com

Website:

www.cam.org.au/frankston

Parish Administrator:

Fr. Adaikkala Raj Lourdusamy (Fr. Raj)



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Parish Details

 

60 Davey Street, Frankston VIC 3199

Phone:  03 9783 3484
Fax:  03 9783 2210

Email:  stfrancisparish@bigpond.com
Website:  www.cam.org.au/frankston