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DIAMOND JUBILEE
1863 - 1938
ST. AUGUSTINE CHURCH
Pittsburgh, PA


St. Augustine's Church is now (2011) known as Our Lady of the Angels. It is located on 37th Street, Lawrenceville, PA



(Contributed March, 2011 by Nancy J. Smith, nangelbuddy@com-nospam-cast.net)





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Dear Parishioners:

    The Diamond Jubilee of St. Augustine Parish is certainly a time of great rejoicing; not only for me, as present Pastor, but for all members of St. Augustine, past as well as present. It took 75 long years of untiring sacrifice and toil to make St. Augustine the Church, it is today. During these years you have had many Pastors to care for your spiritual needs. Most of them have gone to their eternal reward. Their accounting must have been an easy one because the members of their flock cooperated with them, heeded their advice and admonitions. You, too, have proved yourselves most willing to respond to any appeal that was made for the good of the parish.

    This history of St. Augustine Parish, which we are presenting to you, records only the major and material things that have been done for our parish. It is gratefully dedicated to the memory of the pioneers, both priests and people, through whose labors and sacrifices these things were accomplished.

    We are very grateful to Rev. Claude Vogel, O.M.Cap., a son of the parish, for writing the part called, "The History of St. Augustine Parish" and to Rev. John Lenhart, O.M.Cap., for the part detailing the "School and the Societies".

    We sincerely appreciate the efforts of these Fathers in gathering and publishing their findings. It was, indeed, a tremendous task to go back 75 years and gather material. Father Cyprian, who was assistant in St. Augustine for many years, deserves much credit for publishing such material in the parish periodical, St. Augustinus.

    While this history does not claim to be exhaustive, yet it is as complete as circumstances of time and opportunity would allow. It is nigh impossible to present all the happenings over such a span of years, nevertheless it is sufficient to show what sacrifices our forefathers made to build up the present St. Augustine Parish. May this history serve as an incentive to us that we, too, might follow the high ideals of those who have gone before. The best way to show our grateful appreciation is by striving to imitate and even surpass the example laid down before us.

    On this occasion let us not forget to thank God for the innumerable benefits showered upon this parish and beg Him to favor us in the future.

    Wishing you, dear parishioners, God's choicest blessings at this time of our Diamond Jubilee, I am,

Very sincerely yours,

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Pastor
Pittsburgh, Pa.
November 20, 1938










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DIAMOND JUBILEE
ST. AUGUSTINE CHURCH
PITTSBURGH, PA
Sunday, November Twentieth, Ten Thirty A. M.
NINETEEN HUNDRED THIRTY-EIGHT
SOLEMN PONTIFICAL MASS

Celebrant                                      MOST REV. HUGH C. BOYLE, D. D.
                                                                                    Bishop of Pittsburgh
Assistant Priest             VERY REV. IGNATIUS WEISBRUCH, O.M.Cap.
                                                                Provincial of Pennsylvania Province
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Deacons of Deacon of Honor  /VERY REV. BENEDICT WICK, O.M.Cap.
                                                  /VERY REV. CLAUDE VOGEL, O.M.Cap.
Deacon of the Mass                                   REV. LEO J. DONNERMEYER
Subdeacon of the Mass                      REV. WILLIAM STEHLE, O.M.Cap.
Speaker                                   VERY REV. SIGMUND CRATZ, O.M.Cap.
Master of Ceremonies                REV. AUSTIN WALDVOGEL, O.M.Cap.
Minor Officers of the Mass:
Candle Bearer                  REV. AURELIUS NICKEL, O.M.Cap.
Censor Bearer         REV. GERARD GREENEWALD, O.M.Cap.
Book Bearer                         REV. EDGAR SCHANO, O.M.Cap.
Cross Bearer                     REV. LINUS DOEMLING, O.M.Cap.
Mitre Bearer                      VEN. CONRAD RAFFEL, O.M.Cap.
Crosier Bearer                        VEN. AIDAN LUCKO, O.M.Cap.
Acolytes                         LAWRENCE FEY, GEORGE MARTIN




Sunday
+       JUBILEE BANQUET        +
IN PARISH HALL
ONE THIRTY P. M.
NINETEEN HUNDRED THIRTY EIGHT
Nine A.M.
SOLEMN HGH MASS FOR PARISHIONERS AND BENEFACTORS OF
ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH

Celebrant...................................................VERY REV. BENEDICT WICH, O.M.Cap.
Deacon..........................................................VERY REV. CLAUDE VOGEL, O.M.Cap.

Subdeacon...........................................................REV. AURELIUS NICKEL, O.M.Cap.

Master of Ceremonies..................................REV. EDGAR SCHANO, O.M.Cap.

Monday Evening, from eight-eleven o'clock
GENERAL JUBILEE HOME COMING CELEBRATION IN PARISH HALL
REFRESHMENTS

TUESDAY NOVEMBER TWENTY-SECOND

NINETEEN HUNDRED THIRTY EIGHT
Nine A.M.
SOLEMN MASS OF REQUIEM FOR DECEASED PASTORS, PARISHIONERS
AND BENEFACTORS OF ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH
Celebrant...........................................................................REV. LEO J. DONNERMEYER
Deacon    ................................REV. GERARD GREENEWALD, O.M.Cap.
Subdeacon...............................................................REV. LINUS DOEMLING, O.M.Cap.
Master of Ceremonies.................................REV. AUSTIN WALDVOGEL, O.M.Cap.
Tuesday Evening, Jubilee Card Party in Parish Hall
eight-thirty - eleven o'clock
CHILDREN'S JUBILEE  CELEBRATION  PROGRAM
Sunday, November Twenty-seventh at two-thirty
Parish Hall



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