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Posted August 08, 2012 in Community Featured, Des Moines West

St. Augustin Catholic Church is celebrating its namesake with a patron saint’s feast day on Aug. 25.

St. Augustin is historically known as one of the greatest Christian philosophers of all time. His approach to philosophy and theology framed the concepts of original sin and just war and thus the Catholic Church. That’s why Des Moines has both a church and a school named after him.

St. Augstin Catholic Church is celebrating its patron saint’s feast day on Saturday, Aug. 25. St. Augustin Feast Day will begin with a special 5 p.m. Mass followed by food, games, inflatables and activities for the entire family. The celebration promises to be a “fun-filled evening of prayer and fellowship for all ages to enjoy,” according to the church announcements, and all are welcome.

And while you’re at it, youth leaders remind it’s time to register for the St. Augustin Religious Education program. RE helps students know and understand what it means to live a life of faith. Registration forms are located at the church at 545 42nd St., or download them from www.staugustin.org.

Members of Central Presbyterian Church are celebrating fall with a Bounce Back into Church Block Party as part of its fall Sunday school kick-off. The festivities will take place on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 9 – 10 a.m. at 39th Street and Grand Avenue featuring a bouncy house, ice cream, homemade baked goodies, face painting and tattoos, sidewalk chalk art, parachuting, a fire truck to explore, live entertainment and more.

“Have a homemade lemon bar while you sit and listen to music, hear the laughter of children and feel the spirit at Central,” says organizer Sheri Egge.

Learn more by visiting the website at www.dmcpc.org, or call the church at 515-279-3658.

Now that it’s cooled off a bit, members of Temple B’Nai Jeshurun are planning an outdoor Shabbat, bringing its largely singing service out under the starts on Aug. 17, starting at 6 p.m., followed by burgers and hot dogs. Camp chairs are available, but attendees are welcome to bring their own or a blanket to sit on. In case of rain, the service will move indoors, but burgers and hot dogs will still be served.

Learned more about the Jewish temple online at www.templebnaijeshurun.org, or see it in person at 5101 Grand Ave.

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