2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
Please welcome the Reverend Kit Sharp McLean from Trinity Church, New Orleans as our supply priest this weekend. Join us in person with the same precautions or watch via St Augustine's website or Facebook.
8:00 am Service Bulletin
10:30am Service Bulletin
Welcome Fr. Brad St. Romain
The Vestry of St. Augustine's is pleased to announce that the Reverend Brad St. Romain will be joining us beginning in February 2021 as our Interim Rector. Fr. Brad's first Sunday with us will be February 7, 2021 and we are looking forward to the opportunity to meet and get to know him. We do have an outdoor welcoming party being planned between the 8:00 and 10:30 services on that date.
Our Vestry was quite impressed by Fr. St. Romain upon our meeting him. He is a well experienced, personable, kind, and good-humored person who is eager to get to know us as a parish and lead us through our time of transition. He understands how dear Fr. A.J. was to us and honors that.
Fr. Brad grew up in River Ridge and attended Jesuit High School before earning his undergraduate degree at LSU. After managing small businesses in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Fr. Brad was hired by Raytheon Marine Company as Regional Sales Manager and later became National Sales Manager. From 1989 to 1994, Fr. Brad and his family lived in South and Central Florida and relocated to Mandeville in 1994 where his call to ordained ministry became apparent. In the fall of 2000, Fr. Brad entered Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX, where he received a Master of Divinity degree. He was ordained as a Deacon by Bishop Charles Jenkins in December 2002 and ordained as a Priest in November of 2003 in Texas where he served several parishes as Priest in Charge, Associate Rector, and Rector. Fr. Brad
returned to the area in late 2017 and has served as Supply Priest in the Diocese of Louisiana and in the Diocese of Mississippi while working as a Hospice Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator. His experience in Hospice work began in 2002 and remains an important part of his pastoral care ministry.
Fr. Brad has three adult daughters and two grandchildren, all who remain his greatest love and reside out of state. His father, brothers, and numerous nieces and nephews, and other family members live in the area, and he enjoys getting together with them as often as possible. Living on the water in Slidell, boating, fishing, and just about any water-related activities are Fr. Brad's main hobbies.
Calling all Drivers
The Outreach Committee is looking for anyone who is interested is driving fellow parishioners to appointments. Please call or email Susan Scotton.