St. Augustine’s is hosting a Bus Trip to NYC on Saturday, August 24th  for lunch at Tony’s Di Napoli and then to see the Broadway show, Beautiful The Carole King Musical.  The cost is $190 dollars and will cover the lunch and Broadway premium seating tickets as well as the bus, the tip for the driver and a snack on the ride down.  Seating is limited so reserve your spot today!  You can choose to pay the total or a nonrefundable deposit of $100 will reserve your seat now.  The rest of the total amount is due by July 15th.


COST $190 per person

August 24th, 2019


Trip Itinerary

6:45 am Board bus at St. Augustine’s
11:30 am Tony’s Di Napoli for Lunch
2:00 pm Beautiful The Carole King Musical
10:00 pm Approximate arrival at St. Augustine’s

For further information contact the Parish Office at (518)235-3861

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“For five years, Beautiful, the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning Carole King musical, has thrilled Broadway with the inspiring true story of one woman’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

From the string of pop classics she wrote for the biggest acts in music to her own life-changing, chart-busting success with Tapestry, Beautiful takes you back to where it all began – and takes you on the ride of a lifetime.

Featuring over two dozen pop classics, including “You’ve Got a Friend,” “One Fine Day,” “Up on the Roof,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” and “Natural Woman,” this crowd-pleasing international phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember – and a story you’ll never forget.” (Excerpt is taken from



“Tony’s has served up some of the best Old New York Italian favorites since 1959. To truly appreciate this restaurant, come with a large family and a large appetite. Portions are huge, designed to serve two to three people.

My cooking comes from Southern Neapolitan traditions, and are served up in huge family style platters that serve 2 to 3 people. My recipes have been handed down to my children who have continued to bring our traditions to you. We have watched thousands of New York families grow up with us at our dinner table, and we invite you to come and see us anytime or give us a call and we’ll deliver our delicious food to you.” (excerpt is taken from



This past Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Noon as we Celebrate First Holy Communion for the children of the Parish.  At Baptism, the parents of these children committed to raising them in the faith so that they may be welcomed to our Eucharistic Table.  Please pray for these young ones!  Also at this Noon Mass, our First Communicants will honor the Blessed Virgin Mary and Crown her with flowers.

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Patrick Martin A.
Alivia Ann C.
Jaylynn Eva Maria H.
Jordan Joseph H.
Elaina Lily H.
Madeline Rose J.
Vivienne Yong Sirius S.
Aviana Capri T.

 Please pray for them!


Holy Week and
Easter Schedule

Palm Sunday 2019 Highlights


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HOLY THURSDAY 2019 Highlights


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GOOD FRIDAY 2019 Highlights


Paschal Triduum

Please join us as we observe the Paschal Triduum beginning with Holy Thursday Evening Mass.  On Holy Thursday we will be joined by the Waterford Knights of Columbus during the Mass, and the Washing of the Feet and stripping of the Altar will take place.  The Blessed Sacrament will process to the Altar of Repose at our St. Nicholas Shrine and everyone is invited to prayer near the Altar of Repose into the later evening.  The Knights of Columbus will even walk you to your cars if you would like to spend time with the Blessed Sacrament. The next evening, while the Blessed Sacrament is in the Altar of Repose we will have a Good Friday Service of the Lord’s Passion with Adoration of the Holy Cross at 7:00 pm.  Holy Communion will be distributed to the faithful.  And the final Paschal Triduum evening, the holiest of nights, is the Easter Vigil, the first Mass of Easter beginning at 8:00 pm Saturday, April 20th.  This Mass begins with the Easter new fire kindled, the Paschal Candle is blessed and then lit and that flame is then passed to the faithful’s candles.  Salvation history is recounted in the readings of the Liturgy of the Word and Mass commences with the reintroduction of the Gloria and the Alleluia.  This mass reminds us that…” we are an Easter People and alleluia is our song!” (Pope St. John Paul II Angelus; Sunday, 30 November 1986?)

Easter Vigil 2017
Photo credit Marita Jadlos

Paschal Triduum Offerings:

HOLY THURSDAY  – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper & the washing of the feet
April 18th 7:00 pm

GOOD FRIDAY – April 19th
Stations of the Cross at 3:00 pm

Service of the Lord’s Passion and Holy Communion
 7:00 pm

EASTER VIGIL – The First Mass of Easter
April 20th 8:00 pm



Celebrate Easter and the Resurrection of the Lord, with us on Sunday, April 21, 2019.

Alleluia, alleluia.
Christ, our paschal lamb, has been sacrificed;
let us then feast with joy in the Lord. (CF. 1 COR 5:7B-8A)


SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2019
8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am



Raffle Basket Bonanza

April 13th and 14th


Sacred Heart Sodality is replacing their usual Bake Sale with a Raffle Basket Bonanza. More than ten themed baskets are in the raffle each made with love by the Sacred Heart Sodality members.
Raffle tickets will be available for sale at the Masses the weekend of Palm Sunday, April 13th and 14th.

This is a major fundraiser for Sacred Heart Sodality and the work that they do in our parish and in our community.

Themed Baskets

If you are interested in joining Sacred Heart Sodality and the important work that they do please visit their page here:

Sacred Heart Sodality



On Friday, April 5th, the Ultreya Prayer Group hosted Soup before Stations.  Thank you for the delicious “Lenten Friendly” soups Ultreya!



On Friday, April 5th, Sacred Heart Sodality presented Stations of the Cross, Through the Eyes of Mary.  This annual event is presented during Lent each year and is a beautiful representation of the sorrow of Mary as she beheld the death of her son, Jesus.


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HIGHLIGHTS – St. Patrick’s Mass Celebration

We hope everyone who attended enjoyed our Mass on March 17th honoring St. Patrick and our Irish Heritage! A big thank you to all who worked so hard to plan this special Mass.

Thank You to Father Kelly and the Parish Staff for the planning and coordinating and for hosting the delicious refreshments afterward in St. Rita’s Room.

Thank you to the Altar Servers, lector, and Choir for working so hard on the Mass.

Thank you to the Waterford Council Knights of Columbus for helping again and doing what only the Knights can do!

And thank you to our special guests, the bagpiper who added an authentic sound to our Mass, Irish Step Dancers from Boland’s School of Irish Dance, Richard our Soloist who also gave memorable performances in St. Rita’s Room after Mass.






Sunday, March 17, 2019

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“Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ at my right, Christ at my left…
…Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks to me,
Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me…”

~ An excerpt from St. Patrick’s Breastplate





“The Fund was created by her family to address the needs of the students, graduates, and families of the Lansingburgh School District who need a helping hand or a moment of sunshine.”

ON MARCH 9TH and 10TH, after all the Masses, there will be a speaker discussing a local non-profit, THE MARY FUND.

This fund is in honor of Mary Breton, who passed from Cystic Fibrosis and other complications in 2004, and helps students and their families in the Lansingburgh School District. On these dates, $5 raffle tickets will be sold for a chance at 1 of 3 raffle prizes.

The raffle prizes are:

  1. 4 Season Passes to the Great Escape or any Six Flags that includes parking
  2. Brown’s Brewing Growler with 12 refills AND 2 Season endzone tickets to Albany Empire
  3.  A four-course dinner for 4 with beer pairing from Brown’s Brewery. May be used as a sitdown at Brown’s or chef will cater at your home.

The purchased raffle tickets will be pulled at THE MARY FUND Party on March 29th(you do not have to be present to win).


If you would like to attend THE MARY FUND Party at Revolution Hall on Friday, March 29th at 6:00 pm tickets are $55 to purchase and include your choice of Sliced Sirloin, Chicken Milanese, or Herb Crusted Haddock. Also includes beer, soda, and coffee.

The Party will also offer door prizes and Chinese auction and the Raffle for above prizes



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RSVP BY MARCH 13 or call 233-9550

For more information, you can visit and like their Facebook page or email them at


Mary Breton was a spunky courageous little girl, who battled Cystic Fibrosis along with many other illnesses in her short 12 years of life.  Mary lived life to the fullest in every way possible.  She loved school, especially the socialization and was very compassionate.  Mary never let anything slow her down and never thought of herself as sick.  On Sunday, June 20, 2004, she spent the day with family at The Great Escape, she went on rides she was never on before.  The following Wednesday, she graduated from Rensselaer Park Elementary School, something she always talked about accomplishing.  We, her family, are extremely proud of her.  The following Sunday, June 27, 2004, Mary gained her angel wings.  Although she is gone, her memory, love of life compassion for others and love of reading live on through THE MARY FUND.


The Fund was created by her family to address the needs of the students, graduates, and families of the Lansingburgh School District who need a helping hand or a moment of sunshine.  With the assistance of Star and Strand Transportation, we provide transportation home for children who become ill at school and would have to walk possibly as far as 18 city blocks.  We also financially support the BackPack program which provides a backpack filled with food to go home with needy children for the weekend.  We help with both the Winter and Spring clothe a student program.  The fund provided forty, $5 gift cards, as awards to the sixth-grade student of the week program. We have provided monies for field trips, the traveling children’s museum to school.  Starting in 2016, we brought speakers for middle and high schools.  Speakers have spoken on suicide prevention, drug use and having good character.  Many funds also have helped with special education programs.  Sometimes assistance is given to families that have fallen on difficult times.



Our Christmas Masses have been posted.  Please save the times for this very holy night.

There will be two Vigil Masses offered on December the 24th at 4:00PM and 6:00PM.  The 6:00PM Mass is with a Children’s Pageant.   There will also be a Midnight Mass which begins promptly at Midnight with a procession of the Christ Child to the St. Nicholas Altar where there will be a Blessing of the Crèche. Please join at us 11:30 pm to enjoy a Service of Carols presented by our Choir and Choir Director, Michael Musial.

On Christmas Morning, December 25th, there will be one Mass offered at 10:00 am



4:00pm – Vigil Mass

6:00pm – Vigil Mass with Pageant

11:30pm – Service of Carols
Midnight – Mass with the Blessing of the Crèche


10:00am – One Mass for Christmas Morning

Christmas Pageant

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Make a memory for your child this Christmas!

Our annual Christmas pageant takes place on Christmas Eve, December 24th at the 6:00 pm Mass in St. Augustine’s Church. The more the merrier!

* All children of the parish are invited to participate.
* Small children are invited to be sheep or angels.
* There are no speaking parts.

There will be one rehearsal Friday, Dec. 21st from 6:00-8:00 pm. If your child is interested please call Cindy Brisson at (518) 237 8043.


HOLY DAY- Immaculate Conception

Holy Day of Obligation

Please join us to celebrate the Holy Day of Obligation on December 8th for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Masses Offered to fulfill obligation are

Friday, December 7th at 7:00pm

Saturday, December 8th at 9:00 am

*Sunday Obligation Masses are at their usual times of Saturday, 4:00 pm, Sunday at 8:00am and 10:30 am

St. Anne and St. Joachim

Each year the Church venerates the memory of Saints Anne & Joachim on July 26th (We offer a Novena to St. Anne every year).  There is a traditional story that dates back to the 1st century that recalls the barrenness of St. Anne and St. Joachim.  The grief-stricken couple separated but trusted God to fulfill their desires.   They each were visited by an angel and were told that their old age would not hinder the gift of a child, one that would be part of salvation history.  St. Anne and St. Joachim ran to each other from their locations; St. Anne in her garden and St. Joachim in the desert and they met at Jerusalem’s Golden Gate.  They embraced and kissed on the joyous news.

USCCB Novena Card for St. Anne and St. Joachim

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Many confuse this feast day with the Annunciation or with the Blessed Virgin’s Assumption into heaven.  Mary was conceived without “Original Sin” so that she was a proper vessel for God’s only Son.  This conception is known as the Immaculate Conception which is celebrated on December 8th every year.   In Lk 1:28 the archangel hails her as, “full of grace”, which is confirmation of this doctrine.  Because she was conceived without original sin, Mary remained immaculate the remainder of her days.  Christ’s redemptive work began at Mary’s conception so that at the Annunciation Jesus Christ could be conceived in the Virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Later, by God’s power, Mary was taken up to heaven which is the Assumption.

Immaculate Conception by Peter Paul Rubens ( oil on canvas, circa 1628)


Saint Anne at the Probatica from Aleteia on Vimeo.