ATTENTION!!! SCAM ALERT!!! PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO ANY REQUESTS, TEXT OR OTHERWISE, REQUESTING GIFT CARDS! This is a SCAM. Texting, emailing and robo-call scamming has increased, so please be vigilant! If you’re unsure if a text or email from the St. Anastasia is legitimate, PLEASE contact the parish office at 904-471-5364 to verify the veracity of the message. #stanastasiacc #staugustine #coronavirus #COVID #scamalert

In the last couple days, many have received an email allegedly from Bishop Estévez that ultimately enlists the “target” recipient into spending money to buy Amazon gift cards and then sending along the card information and receipt to an unknown recipient. This is not a new SCAM technique at all in our area or nationwide.

· Sometimes the SCAMmer indicates they are one of the priests of our diocese or someone else well known to us who is stuck in some tough situation or overseas and in need of money.

· Others have acted as a member of law enforcement and indicate that by this    action the recipient or someone close to them or that they care about can avoid legal action of some sort.

· When you hear anything like this that urgently requires you to provide your personal information, banking data, or obtain money-instruments and pass information to someone unknown to you…alarms should go off in your head. DON’T do it!

1. SCAM Alerts:  https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alerts

2. Phone Scams: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0076-phone-scams

3. Email Scams, or “Phishing”: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0003-phishing

4. Hacked email: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0376-hacked-email

5. Family Emergency Scams: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0204-family-emergency-scams

6. Fraud: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0060-10-things-you-can-do-avoid-fraud


Q&A about Discernment for the Priesthood – Assumption Church DC

August 1st 9 a.m. – 2nd 1 p.m.
Priestly Vocation Discernment Retreat
“Take courage; get up, he is calling you.” (Mk 10:46)
Includes Mass, talks, small group discussions,
and time for prayer, adoration, and confession
Marywood Retreat & Conference Center, St. Johns
Contact vocations@dosafl.com or call (904) 262-3200, ext. 101 to register



Man crashes vehicle into Ocala church and sets it on fire with ...

Man Crashes into Ocala Parish and Starts Fire

Below, Bishop John Noonan and Father Patrick O’Doherty reflect on the recent crash and fire at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala. VIDEO

Please pray a Rosary and ask our Blessed Mother for her intercession on behalf of our Brothers and Sisters in the Diocese of Orlando.



ATTENTION!!! SCAM ALERT!!! PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO ANY REQUESTS, TEXT OR OTHERWISE, REQUESTING GIFT CARDS! This is a SCAM. Texting, emailing and robo-call scamming has increased, so please be vigilant! If you’re unsure if a text or email from the St. Anastasia is legitimate, PLEASE contact the parish office at 904-471-5364 to verify the veracity of the message. #stanastasiacc #staugustine #coronavirus #COVID #scamalert

Prayer for Priests

Gracious and loving God, we thank your for the gift of our priests. Through them, we experience your presence in the sacraments. Help our priests to be strong in their vocation. Set their souls on fire with love for your people. Grant them the wisdom, understanding, and strength they need to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Inspire them with the vision of your Kingdom. Give them the words they need to spread the Gospel. Allow them to experience joy in their ministry. Help them to become instruments of your divine grace. We ask this through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest.

Amen.


Rev. Timothy M. Lindenfelser

Pastor of the Church

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