Archbishop José H. Gomez invites all people of good will throughout the three-county Archdiocese of Los Angeles to participate in a Novena of Prayer for Peace initiated by the Knights of Columbus through July 22. This endeavor encourages all to join in praying for peace in the wake of repeated acts of violence in communities throughout the nation in recent weeks.
“In these days when our country is mourning the deaths of police officers and others who have died in violence in our cities, let us ask God’s comfort for their families and loved ones” said Archbishop Gomez. “I encourage all of you to join me in the Novena for Peace that the Knights of Columbus have begun. Together for these next nine days (July 14-22), let’s pray St. Francis of Assisi’s beautiful prayer for peace. Let us ask God for peace in our country and in our world — and may this peace begin in your heart and mine.”
The Prayer for Peace of Saint Francis of Assisi, which is presented below, will be prayed for nine days starting today.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Link to the article on Angelus News http://angelusnews.com/articles/faithful-to-begin-walking-pilgrimages-in-solidarity-and-prayer-for-all-immigrants
Join us for the 25th Anniversary of our SAS Hula group Halau Hula o ‘Imi ‘Ike under the direction of Ms. Doody. August 6, 2016 at the Torrance Cultural Center. For tickets go to:
Let’s celebrate the amazing accomplishments and cultural heritage of our SAS learning community!
Do you need to find an excellent school for your child? …Just moved to our area and don’t know where to start? …Our Team at St. Augustine School is here all Summer to help you make this important parental decision!
- We accept students year-round…
- “90 Years of Excellence” in Catholic education
- 200 school days filled with rigor, enrichment & fun!
- Ages 2+ Licensed Preschool to Jr. H.S. (8th Grade)
- Multilingual staff available to help you!
- Convenient Summer Office Hours!
Call 310-838-3144 for an appointment!
Summer Office Hours are
M – F 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Closed July 1st – 4th for national holiday weekend!
Faculty & Staff Orientation begins August 1, 2016
Classes for students begin August 10, 2016
You are cordially invited
90th Anniversary Homecoming
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Alumni Reunion Reception
7:00 p.m. at the historic Culver Hotel
9400 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Light Hors d’oeuvres – No Host Bar
(Must be 21+ yrs. to attend) Tickets $55 each
Priority Alumni Reservation by July 29th
General RSVP by August 16th
RSVP Mary Ann Kassabgui @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, August 28, 2016
90th Anniversary Mass
11:00 a.m. St. Augustine Church
3850 Jasmine Ave., Culver City, CA 90232
The Most Rev. Bishop Thomas J. Curry
Reverend Christopher B. Fagan, Pastor
12:30 p.m. Light Reception at the Parish Hall
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. “Open Door” at School
90th Anniversary Committee:
Mrs. Beate Nguyen, M.A.Ed, Principal email@example.com
Mary Walsh, DMJ, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Marcia Scher email@example.com
90th Anniversary Donor Wall: The Donor Wall honors those who have contributed to the ongoing success of St. Augustine School. Each Donor Tile recognizes Alumni, Educators, Staff, Students, Parents and Patrons who have contributed to the school’s tradition of excellence. Purchasing a donor tile allows you to honor those individuals who have made a difference in your or your student’s life. To acknowledge one of these distinguished individuals, you can easily purchase a tile to add to this colorful, permanent memorial. (Above is a sample rendition) Please see our website to order a tile under the 90th tab (home page) or contact us at 310-838-3144 for details and assistance.
Our story began in 1926, when seven religious sisters from Belgium, the Daughters of Mary and Joseph (DMJs) came to Culver City to build a Catholic school that has served the local and global community for the past 90 years. Today, the DMJ’s charism and visionary dedication permeates our school culture for the benefit of our students, families, parishioners and the community-at-large.
SAS is a member of the I3 Innovation Institute at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Recognized for its faith-filled learning environment, rigorous academics, Ambassador Program and innovations, SAS has evolved into a 21st Century learning community that focuses on global competence, intercultural skills and student leadership. The school offers world languages of Spanish, French and Arabic and various other electives, such as digital composition.
Among our current faculty are four SAS alumnae, Ms. Doody, (Vice Principal), Mrs. Flicker (Religion Coordinator & Student Government Moderator), Mrs. Sagliani (Teacher) and Mrs. Flippen, (Early Childhood Vice Principal). Our alumni are over 3000 strong, and their work and lives were deeply impacted by the nurturing Catholic education they experienced at SAS.
Today, our Early Childhood Continuum stretches over four years from Licensed Preschool 2+, 3+, TK to Kindergarten. In collaboration with LAUp and the Race-to-the-Top, SAS meets the growing needs for young learners through quality education. In Grades 1 – 8 students continue to grow in their faith, learn to appreciate their unique cultural heritage and develop the fundamental skills needed for success in high school and beyond. For the past years, SAS graduates have had a 100% success rate in their admission to a Catholic High School of their choice.
Our year-long celebration of the 90th Anniversary is a true acknowledgement of the dedication, mission and vision of the past 90 years. We thank all religious sisters, pastors, educators, administrators, students and families who have made SAS the great school it is. We are committed to making the next 90 years as successful as the past! Join us as we celebrate the impact of Christ’s love in our school, parish and community. For details about our 90th Anniversary or to reconnect with your Alma mater, please tap “the 9oth” at the top of the navigation bar.
Learning about “caring” begins at a young age! Impacting the world in a positive way occurs through service-learning, collaboration and problem-solving. For the past years, SAS Ambassadors have supported the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) through their efforts. This year again, students are participating in the UNICEF “Trick-or-Treat” fundraiser for children around the globe.
UNICEF Ambassador Ms. Cambria visited our classrooms to speak about the need for schooling, drinking water and other necessities in life, that we often take for granted in our daily routines. By visiting with students, our children get a first-hand account of how each of us can truly make a difference for children around the world. Did you know that only 7 cents can make an impact?
So far, SAS has been able to provide 4 villages with a “School-in-a-Box!” Let’s make that five, or six ….or even more this year! Let’s Trick-or-Treat together for UNICEF! Works of Mercy, Vision of Hope!