The spirit of the Lord is upon me;
He has appointed me to preach Good News to the poor;
he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted
and to announce that captives shall be released and the blind shall see that the downtrodden shall be feed from their oppressors,
and that god is read to give blessings to all who come to him.


Luke 4:18-19


In 1992, after many years of financial struggle and declining membership, the individual leaderships from five North St. Louis Parishes came together to lay the plans for a new, merged parish.After extensive discussion, prayer and deliberation, Saint Augustine Parish was formed from the five original parishes of St. Barbara, St. Rose of Lima, St. Edward the King, St. Mark the Evangelist and Notre Dame of Lourdes (Wellston). Thus, a new era in Catholic parish life began on the North Side of St. Louis.  Under the spiritual leadership and administration of its only Pastor, Monsignor Robert J. "Fr. Bob" Gettinger, St. Augustine Parish has continued to serve the spiritual, physical and social needs of the people of its parish and the community. We focus our time, talents and treasures on five ministries, Evangelization, Liturgy, Education, Christian Service and Administration/Finance. Thus, we are ever mindful in all of our celebrations, whether they are joyous, sorrowful or glorious, that God created us in His image and we are good!

About us

Pastoral Team


Monsignor "Fr. Bob" Gettinger, Pastor

Monsignor Gettinger has been the Pastor at St. Augustine since the merger of the five parishes.  He is the shepard of his flock at St. Augustine.  He leads them to serve the Lord through spiritual growth and - bobjgetz@sbcglobal


Deacon Otis White Sr.,

Deacon White is retired, but continues to  be a spritiual leader at St. Augustine


Deacon Ed Grotpeter


Michele Brown,  Parish Administrative Officer

Michele assists Monsignor Gettinger with the administrative needs of the parish.  She is available at the rectory on Monday and Friday


Carolyn Watts, Parish Secretary

Carolyn provides secretarial support for the parish.  She is responsible for submitting the parish bulletin each week.  She requests that all submissions for the bulletin be sent to her by Tuesday each week.


Simeon Layne Jr., Director of Music

Simeon is responsible for the celebration of the Liturgy through music.  He directs both of the St. Augustine choirs and shares his musical talents throughout the


Parish Council President

Ceclia Shipp is the President for the St. Augustine Parish Council


Finance Committee

Tonny Mugera is the Chairman of the Finance Committee


Women of Faith

Katherine Beasley is the Chairman of the Women of Faith


Men of Faith

William "Bill" Murphy is the Chairman of the Men of Faith



Catholic Men for Christ Conference

Joel Jones is the Parish Captain


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Last update May 29, 2020