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 2019

 

Reconciliation

Wednesday, March 20th

7pm - 8.30pm

Sacrament of Penance

St Francis Xavier Church, Frankston

 

Eucharist

Tuesday April 2nd

7pm-8.30pm

Parent Information Night

St Francis Xavier Primary School, Frankston

Sunday May 19th

10.30pm – 11.30pm

Sacrament of First Communion

St Francis Xavier Church, Frankston

Confirmation

Saturday September 14th

6pm – 7pm

Commitment Mass
St Francis Xavier Church, Frankston

Sunday September 15th

10.30pm -11.30pm 

Commitment Mass
St Francis Xavier Church, Frankston

Friday October 18th 

All Day

Confirmation Retreat Day
SFX Parish Centre, Frankston

Friday October 25th

7pm - 8.30pm

Confirmation
St Francis Xavier Church, Frankston


Dates to remember

21st July
25th August
17th November
10.30pm -11.30pm St Augustine's Family Mass
St Francis Xavier Church, Frankston
19th July 12pm Watoto Choir from Uganda performance at JPC

25th August
10.30am Parish mass & Multicultural Festival
Fr Chinua's 25th Ordination Anniversary
St John's Church and Hall



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:

Rev. Chinua Okeke CSSp

 

Translator

 

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