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Lent gives us the opportunity to cultivate a spirit of generosity.
It is our response to the teachings of Jesus that encourages us to reach out to people in need with goods to the poor, donating money or performing acts of charity.  

Family Fasting Days 

February 14- March 25th
Benefiting Mary's Meals, Lazarus House, & Bread and Roses

Directions:

Our Religious Education program is inviting parishioners to join their students in this project that practices prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
Donate the cost of those enjoyable favorite foods and activities that you will be abstaining from during lent. Place those funds in a paper lunch bag (from home or can be picked up at the back of the church) and return with the money saved and write on the back of the bag what was done to produce the savings.  Draw a heart and cross on the front and write Family Fasting Days.
Bring your paper bag to the parish center during business hours M-F: 9-2:30pm attention to a religious education staff member.

Pray everyday during lent, keeping in mind all the children in the world who may be going hungry.

Cards & Candies

February 14- March 25th
to benefit Lazarus House, Bread & Roses & Neighbors in Need

Donate gift cards to Market Basket or Stop & Shop and Easter candies which will be wrapped and gifted tot the families using the services to the organizations above.
Bring donations to the the parish center during business hours M-F: 9-2:30pm
Attention to Religious Ed staff member.   For further info contact Bridget Rao

Communities Together Wednesday Lenten Noon Series - a time of spiritual reflection and renewal.

February 14: Faith Lutheran Of Andover- Host Pastor: Rev. Jeanette Leisek
February 21: Forest Street Union Church - Methuen - Host Pastor: Rev. Carrie Ann Burnap
February 28: Parish of Christ Church Episcopal - Andover- Host Pastor: Rev. Michael Hodges
March 6: St. Theresa Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel - Host Pastor: Fr. Gregory Vozzo
March 13: St. Paul Episcopal Church- North Andover- Host Pastor: Rev. Eleanor Prior
March 20: St. Michael Parish - North Andover - Host Pastor: Fr. Kevin Deeley
12-1PM
A time of spiritual reflection and renewal brought to you by Communities Together, Inc. Communities Together is a collaboration of Christian churches throughout the Merrimack Valley committed to witness, as one body, to the unity of Christ's love by supporting outreach programs and sharing worship experiences.

For further details click here

 

Communities Together Lenten Diaper and Children's Underwear Drive

Please bring donations of diapers, Pull-ups, and children's new underwear to the parish center or the designated bin in the entryway of the church.  These will be distributed to local social service agencies.

Monetary donations are welcome. Checks should be made payable to “Communities Together” (with “diaper/underwear drive” written on the memo line) and mailed to:
Communities Together, Inc.
P.O. Box 428
Lawrence, MA 01842

Any questions contact by email Klara Vajda or 508-265-3883

 

 

Friday Fish Bakes

benefit the Andover Knights of Columbus #1078

March 1 & 22
St. Augustine Parish Center - Fr. Smith Hall
Sit down or take out: 4:30-6:30PM

Menu:  Baked Haddock, Rice Pilaf, french fries, clam chowder, pizza for kids ( or non-seafood eaters), ice cream sundae, soda or water.

Cost:  $5/children; $15/adult (cash or checks)

Also the Knights will be assisting with the St. Michael's Parish in North Andover
on March 15th, 4:30-6:30PM.
Come and Support our neighbors!

 

 

St. Vincent dePaul Society

Your donations to this pantry help to feed local families and greatly appreciated.  Please bring items to the bins at the entryway in the church.
Specific items needed are

Monetary donations are accepted: Make checks payable to:  SVDP
and mail to:

SVDP
c/o St. Augustine Parish
43 Essex Street
Andover, MA  01810

Items needed: Gift cards to Market Basket and Stop & Shop.
Specific needs are: Canned beans or 1 lb bag of dried beans – black, red or pinto beans, Rice – 1 or 2 lb bag white or brown, no instant rice please, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Cereal (Low Sugar!), Shelf Stable Milk (e.g. Natrel, Parmalat or Schreiber): whole, 2%, 1%, skim & lactose free), Peanut Butter, Tuna Fish, Canned Soup, Canned Vegetables, and Canned Fruit
****We can only accept non-perishable items (no potatoes, breads, fresh vegetables or any refrigerated items) All donated items should have future expiration dates.

Please call 978-475-0039  x49 for further information.