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Mission Statement

St. Augustine School develops the whole person, promotes Gospel values, inspires a love of learning, and upholds academic excellence in a nurturing community

Philosophy

St. Augustine School creates a strong spiritually centered community, living the Catholic/Christian virtues expressed through worship and service. It values the collaboration of all members of the community: Bishop, parents, alumni, students, administration, faculty, and staff. By modeling respect for all, especially in a diverse student population, the school invites all members of the community to actively participate in a faith-filled campus life.

St. Augustine School creates a dynamic academic environment where the love of learning and the pursuit of creative ideas are regularly perused. Committed and qualified faculty will emphasize high academic achievement while exploring the quest for wisdom.

St. Augustine school commits itself to provide a financially stable school where students are nurtured, respected, and encouraged to become service oriented members of the local community. St. Augustine school creates a positive atmosphere that heartens the human spirit, values the whole person and supports family value

Interested in St. Augustine High School call 724-8131 to schedule an appointment with a school administrator. If you are interested in St. Augustine Elementary or Middle School call 724-1176.

 

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK FROM ST. AUGUSTINE SPIRITUALITY CENTER

March 22-28, 2015

 

The Letter to the Hebrews 5:9 says that “Jesus is the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him,” and in John’s Gospel 12:26 Jesus says, “Whoever serves me must follow me.”  So, what does this mean to “obey” and “follow” him?  First, we must read the Bible, which reveals to us who Jesus is and what he taught through word and example.  Second, we must pray for an understanding of Jesus’ message.  Third, we should allow our faith and trust to guide us in the footsteps of Jesus.  Fourth, we must become living examples of the presence of God through our compassionate, loving and forgiving behavior.  Then, we can say that we truly “obey” and “follow” him.

 

This week we have the wonderful Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord.  The Angel Gabriel announces to Mary that the Spirit of God will overshadow her and she will conceive the Son of God.  God takes on flesh in the Person of Jesus – the Second Person of the Trinity.  Father, Son and Holy Spirit are all present in this marvelous revelation.  What a strong and amazing woman Mary was at such a young age to accept the Word of God.  She must have felt some trepidation and fear, but gave herself over completely to “obey” and “follow” God in full faith and trust.  Spend some time thanking Mary for her bravery and love in giving us Jesus.

 

Next Sunday is Palm Sunday.  Let us intensify our preparation this week for the events of Holy Week.  This is the most sacred time of the Church year and we should attune ourselves to the events of Holy Week with a humble and thankful spirit. “Jesus is the source of eternal salvation.”

 

Your sister on the journey,

Sister Rosemarie Goins