St Augustine's Roman Catholic Church
400 Alcatraz Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 653-8631Add Hours
04/05/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We have been attending Mass and our children have been attending Catecism (faith formation) since October. We joined because we are very happy with the warm welcome we received and our children ENJOY being there while also learning about our faith in a very positive community open to everyone. It is a very diverse church community, which is also a plus for our family.
All of us enjoy and learn much from the sermons given by Father Mark and the Pastoral Associate, Karen. We actually now look forward to Sundays - at other churches are children always asked when it was going to be over, now they participate! My younger child enjoys the faith formation for younger kids during Mass, in which they do activities to learn at their level.
01/02/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This is Fr. Mark, pastor of St. Augustine Church in Oakland - so of course I choose to give the parish a 5 star rating! :)
I regret the need to respond in this forum, but it would be irresponsible of me not to do so . Anonymous Sunboy51 has posted a slanderous review of the parish pastoral associate which has no basis. In 2007, I had a full audit of all parish accounts and accounting procedures performed by an outside firm. The results were delivered to the parish and to the Diocese. No mishandling of funds was found. There were no missing funds. The parish is in the best financial condition it has seen in over decade.
The entire staff of St. Augustine invite you to come check out our warm and hospitable parish, on line or in person. While we are a Catholic Church, we welcome and have as members of our congregation, people of all faiths and style of life. We think you'll like what you find!
12/23/2007Provided by Citysearch -
St. Augustine's has a welcoming and diverse congregation. But, people beware! Unbeknownst to the people of St. Augustine, the pastorial associate steals money from the church for her own personal gain even though she makes more than the pastor and the office manager combined and the pastor will not do anything about it. Even a fund raiser for families who have lost loved ones from violence came up short funded and she was the one who handled the money.