Campus Ministry at St Augustine High School

sta-16-campus-ministryThe Campus Ministry at St Augustine High School in San Diego is seeing some additions. Fr Kirk Davis is the new Chaplain, and Director of Liturgy. Nicole Quirk, a member of last year’s Augustinian Volunteer community, is the new Director of Christian Service. Fr Mark Menegatti retains his position as Director of Retreats. Bro Maxime Villeneuve, on his pastoral year, teaches two classes, and assists in various Campus Ministry Projects. Jonathan Heisler, a member of this year’s Augustinian Volunteer community, is assigned to Campus Ministry for the year.

Saints Campus Ministry provides weekly Liturgy to students. Bro Max has been focusing assistance here as Fr Kirk transitions into his new role. Fr Kirk has also relied on members of the St Augustine Monastery Community, including Fr Harry Neely, Fr Gary Sanders, and Fr John Grace to hear Confessions on Tuesdays.

The Christian Service Program at Saints includes a variety of opportunities for Saintsmen to be involved in their community. Christian Service provides rotating Spring Break trips, monthly Hogar Infantil trips, weekly Vincent de Paul village trips, and other helpful connections to the students.

The Retreat Program offers annual all-class retreats to each grade, as well as an opportunity for Seniors to attend Kairos. On a weekly basis Jonathan assists Fr Mark in preparing students to serve as leaders on each of these retreats throughout the year.

Emmanuel Isaac, Pre-Novice is invested in the Habit

image1Emmanuel Isaac, one of the new Pre-Novices at the St Augustine Monastery Community, was invested with the Tunic & Cincture of the Order.

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Novitiate Class of 2015 – 2017

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This photo of the 2016 -2017 Augustinian Novices: Maurico Morales (CA), Bill Gabriel (VIL), Jeremy Hiers (VIL), Patrick Thorpe (VIL), Arturo Renteria (CA), and John Aruthas (CAN)  wearing their  novice habits, which are their official mode of clothing while in the Augustinian Novitate in Racine, WI.

Friars Studying Graduate Theology in Chicago

2016-17-theologiansFour California Augustinian Theologians are living in the Augustinian Monastery during the 2016-2017 school year. Bro. Sarfraz Alan, OSA, having completed theological studies in Pakistan, is now applying that knowledge to American use.  Bro. Philip Yang, OSA, returning from his pastoral year, is completing his final year of graduate studies. Bro. Robert Baiocco, OSA, continues his theological studies. Bro. Adnan Ghani, also of Pakistan and having completed theological studies there, is, like Sarfaz, is applying that knowledge to American use.