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Becoming Antiracists

This summer our Bishops announced that all parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of New York would be invited to participate in a holy conversation about racial justice while reading Ibram X Kendi’s book How to be an Antiracist. Addressing racism, white privilege and white supremacy requires a great deal of work that we cannot do alone. The most successful efforts in dismantling injustices in our society have historically required people of faith on the front lines.

St. Augustine’s will read this book together in September (schedule below). On October 22, we are invited to join an online event with Ibram X. Kendi.


If you want to participate in St. A’s reading group, please email Mother Jenny at rector@stacroton.org.

We will gather via Zoom on September 3rd, 17th and 24th at 12 pm and 7 pm for an hour-long guided discussion. Schedule of reading is as follows:

  • September 3rd: Chapters 1-6
  • September 17th: Chapters 7-12
  • September 24th: Chapters 13-18

A message from our Bishop and more information about this program can be found on the Antiracism Committee website: Click Here.

Back-to-School College Q&A

Many St. A’s families are preparing to send their children to college campuses this Fall. In the midst of this pandemic there are many concerns our families have to keep their loved ones safe.


On Tuesday, August 11th St. Augustine’s hosted a College Back to School Q&A. The recording of this session can be accessed with the link below.

College Back to School Q&A Recording Password: JX+A#Bf8

Dr. Gary Stallings helped answer and respond to questions and concerns for parents as they prepare their children to return to college campuses. Dr. Stallings is a physician, medical school professor, and member of St. A’s.

Please feel free to share this with other families you think would find this useful.

Here is a list of helpful resources that were mentioned during the conversation:

CDC – How to Prevent Getting Sick

CDC – Living in Shared Housing

CDC – Considerations for Higher Education Administrators

CDC – Guidance for Shared Housing

Easter Bible Study – The Gospel of Matthew

Once again, St. Augustine’s is joining the wider church’s Good Book Club to read the Bible. During the Easter season we will read the Gospel of Matthew together.

How to Participate

All you really need to participate is to get your hands on a Bible. Mother Jenny recommends the Harper-Collins NRSV Study Bible. The translation we most frequently read and study in church is the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV). We are starting a week late, which means we’ll run into the first week of Pentecost.

  • The schedule of readings begins on April 19th, the Second Sunday of Easter. It can be found below.
  • Follow St. Augustine’s on Facebook and on Instagram @stascroton for regular updates and insights.
  • Read along with Forward Movement’s A Journey with Matthew. This book is available for purchase from Forward Movement and as an eBook on Amazon. Each daily reading is accompanied by a reflection.
  • Join us for Zoom Bible Studies as we schedule them throughout the season. Keep an eye out for announcements in our weekly emails and on our website.

Schedule of Readings

SUNDAY April 19
Matthew 1:1-25

MONDAY April 20
Matthew 2:1-23

TUESDAY April 21
Matthew 3:1-17

WEDNESDAY April 22
Matthew 4:1-22

THURSDAY April 23
Matthew 4:23-5:20

FRIDAY April 24
Matthew 5:21-48

SATURDAY April 25
Matthew 6:1-18

SUNDAY April 26
Matthew 6:19-34

MONDAY April 27
Matthew 7:1-20

TUESDAY April 28
Matthew 7:21-8:13

WEDNESDAY April 29
Matthew 8:14-34

THURSDAY April 30
Matthew 9:1-26

FRIDAY May 1
Matthew 9:27-10:15

SATURDAY May 2
Matthew 10:16-42

SUNDAY May 3
Matthew 11:1-24

MONDAY May 4
Matthew 11:25-12:21

TUESDAY May 5
Matthew 12:22-45

WEDNESDAY May 6
Matthew 12:46-13:23

THURSDAY May 7
Matthew 13:24-43

FRIDAY May 8
Matthew 13:44-58

SATURDAY May 9
Matthew 14:1-21

SUNDAY May 10
Matthew 14:22-15:11

MONDAY May 11
Matthew 15:12-28

TUESDAY May 12
Matthew 15:29-16:12

WEDNESDAY May 13
Matthew 16:13-28

THURSDAY May 14
Matthew 17:1-20

FRIDAY May 15
Matthew 17:22-18:14

SATURDAY May 16
Matthew 18:15-35

SUNDAY May 17
Matthew 19:1-22

MONDAY May 18
Matthew 19:23-20:16

TUESDAY May 19
Matthew 20:17-34

WEDNESDAY May 20
Matthew 21:1-22

THURSDAY May 21
Matthew 21:23-46

FRIDAY May 22
Matthew 22:1-22

SATURDAY May 23
Matthew 22:23-46

SUNDAY May 24
Matthew 23:1-22

MONDAY May 25
Matthew 23:23-39

TUESDAY May 26
Matthew 24:1-22

WEDNESDAY May 27
Matthew 24:23-41

THURSDAY May 28
Matthew 24:42-25:13

FRIDAY May 29
Matthew 25:14-30

SATURDAY May 30
Matthew 25:31-46

SUNDAY, May 31
Matthew 26:1-16

MONDAY June 1
Matthew 26:17-35

TUESDAY June 2
Matthew 26:36-56

WEDNESDAY June 3
Matthew 26:57-75

THURSDAY June 4
Matthew 27:1-23

FRIDAY June 5
Matthew 27:24-44

SATURDAY June 6
Matthew 27:45-66

SUNDAY June 7
Matthew 28:1-20

St. A’s joins Croton Houses of Worship to host Croton Caring Committee’s March 7th Senior Luncheon

Along with the other communities of faith in Croton-on-Hudson, St. Augustine’s is participating as a host of the CCC Senior Luncheon on Saturday, March 7th in the Municipal Building at noon. St. A’s is responsible for bringing the entree, Baked Ziti (each casserole to feed approximately 10 people). Please let us know if you are able to contribute a pan of Baked Ziti or would like to volunteer to help serve by contacting our office at by email (office@stacroton.org) or phone (914-271-3501).

Click here to find Mother Jenny’s favorite Baked Ziti recipe if you need inspiration!

Join us February 25th for our annual Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras Pancake Supper!

Before we bear the sackcloth and ashes of Lent we will gather to celebrate our common life and fellowship with this fun family event. We’ll have:

  • Pancakes (plain, chocolate chip AND blueberry)
  • Bacon & Sausage
  • Fruit Salad
  • Plus other yummy breakfast treats!
  • Kid’s activities
  • Beads & masks!!!

Please click here to RSVP and/or volunteer to help with this exciting event!!

Epiphany Bible Study – The Gospel of John

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Michael Curry, and Forward Movement are inviting churches to participate in the Good Book Club’s study of the Gospel of John during the season of Epiphany (January – February).

St. Augustine’s is excited to join this study to immerse ourselves in God’s word during the season when we reflect on how God has been revealed to us in the Incarnation of Jesus Christ.

How to participate

All you really need to participate is to get your hands on a Bible. Mother Jenny recommends the Harper-Collins NRSV Study Bible. The translation we most frequently read and study in church is the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV). You can also find a number of apps for your smartphone and online resources for reading the Bible.

  • Rector’s Bible Study on Sundays – Join us in the Parish House during Coffee Hour (9:45 am) on scheduled Sundays to talk about the week’s readings. January 12, 19; February 2, 23.
  • Thursday Brown Bag Bible Study, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – This group will meet weekly January 9 – February 13 to study the Gospel of John together. Bring your lunch with you and we’ll discuss the Gospel of John together.
  • The schedule of readings begins on January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany. It can be downloaded here. You can find the daily readings with links to the chapters and verses here.
  • Handouts with brief cartoon and written reflections will be provided in church and in our weekly emails.
  • Follow St. Augustine’s on Facebook and on Instagram @stascroton for regular updates and insights.
  • Participate in a free Webinar taught by Montreal Theological College Principal (and Andrew Owen’s Godfather!!) The Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink on January 13th at 7pm. Information can be found here.
  • Additional resources and opportunities for engagement are also available on The Good Book Club website.

We look forward to embarking on this study as a community in 2020! Please contact Mother Jenny if you have any questions.