"Remember this, when people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from God; and this is why those who priest themselves cannot praise God." (St. Augustine Sermon 170, 11). The excerpt quoted above captures in a fitting manner the urgent need to counteract the conventional withdrawal from God by many in the society today. This worrisome withdrawal is strongly influenced by widespread modernism and deep-seated crave for an ever increasing secular lifestyle. "This informs the reason why as Augustinians we articulate the need to consistently bring back the young scholars under our care to the ever-present warmth and light of Christ the interior master and wellspring within. By so doing, we hope to counteract the gnawing effects on these worldly values and restore search for God as having a pride of place in the lives of our students.
Therefore in a bid to accompany each and every student in his or her journey of faith, we meaningfully engage students to actively participate in our lively Christian community of faith through an animated liturgy. This is achieved by dynamic weekly spiritual schedules which consist of the following: Daily celebration of the Eucharist
According to the catechism of the Catholic Church, the purpose of the sacraments is to sanctify the faithful to build up the body of Christ and to ultimately lead believers to give worship to God. In other words, the sacraments are adequate and effective spiritual tools that aid our students in their search for God.
That is the reason why the Augustinian service and presence in St. Augustine's College gives utmost priority to administering the sacraments or preparing interested students for the sacraments.
Non-Catholics who are interested in this journey of faith (through the sacrament) can always make an appointment with the College Chaplain for further clarifications.
Students of St. Augustine's College actively participate in the inaugural mass for Catholic Schools held at the commencement of every new academic session. This august liturgical function affords our students the opportunity for an interactive session with the local ordinary of Lafia Diocese, Most Rev, Dr. Matthew Ishaya Audu, the education commission of Lafia Diocese and their peers from sister catholic schools. After all, no man is an Island.