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Readings from August 02—09, 2020

08/02: Eighteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time IS 55:1-3; ROM 8:35, 37-39; MT 14:13-21

08/03: JER 28:1-17; MT 14:22-36

08/04: Memorial of Saint John Vianney, Priest JER 30:1-2, 12-15, 18-22; MT 14:22-36

08/05: JER 31:1-7; MT 15: 21-28

08/06: Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord  DN 7:9-10, 13-14; 2 PT 1:16-19; MT 17:1-9

08/07: NA 2:1, 3; 3:1-3, 6-7; MT 16:24-28

08/08: Memorial of Saint Dominic, Priest   HAB 1:12—2:4; MT 17:14-20

08/09: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time  1 KGS 19:9A, 11-13A; ROM 9:1-5; MT 14:22-33

 



ATTENTION! ALL USHERS!: Thank you for your part in the hospitality ministries of our church as ushers and greeters. A Mass count is done for every Mass during the month of October of every year. We need your help to make this information most accurate possible to be send to our Archdiocese. You will find the form on the back of the church, to write down the number of attendance for each Mass. If you have any questions, call the Parish Office.


DEVOTION TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARYWe will continue our study of the St. Louis De Montfort Book "The Secret of the Rosary" on Sunday   September 30th after the 11:30 Mass in the parish hall with a potluck lunch. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion. Please bring a dish to share if you can. Contact Steve Carrigee for questions 706-593-4080.

YOUTH GROUP:  Will meet Monday, October 1st @ 6p.m. in the parish hall. You don't want to miss the opportunity to grow with your peers while having fun and deepening your faith. Mark your calendars also for October 29th! The Youth Group will meet in the Parish Hall to begin decorations for Trunk'r'treat. For questions call Tyler Flatt @ 334-540-5333

 ULTREYAThe next Ultreya for the Columbus, Ft. Benning and Phenix City Cursillo Community will be held on Sunday, October 7, at 1:30 PM ET in the parish hall of St Patrick's Church in Phenix City.  Everyone is invited to join us for a potluck lunch at 12:45 following the 11:30 AM Mass.  All Cursillistas and anyone interested in learning more about Cursillo are urged to attend. For information about Cursillo and upcoming events, call Bob Spano at 706-304-4457 or Louie Robinson at 706-464-5911.

PARISH COUNCIL: Our next meeting will be this coming Monday, October 1, 2018 @ 5:30p.m. in the Parish Hall.


ATTENTION! ALL USHERS!: Thank you for your part in the hospitality ministries of our church as ushers and greeters. A Mass count is done for every Mass during the month of October of every year. We need your help to make this information most accurate possible to be send to our Archdiocese. You will find the form on the back of the church, to write down the number of attendance for each Mass. If you have any questions, call the Parish Office.


DEVOTION TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARYWe will continue our study of the St. Louis De Montfort Book "The Secret of the Rosary" on Sunday   September 30th after the 11:30 Mass in the parish hall with a potluck lunch. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion. Please bring a dish to share if you can. Contact Steve Carrigee for questions 706-593-4080.

YOUTH GROUP:  Will meet Monday, October 1st @ 6p.m. in the parish hall. You don't want to miss the opportunity to grow with your peers while having fun and deepening your faith. Mark your calendars also for October 29th! The Youth Group will meet in the Parish Hall to begin decorations for Trunk'r'treat. For questions call Tyler Flatt @ 334-540-5333

 ULTREYAThe next Ultreya for the Columbus, Ft. Benning and Phenix City Cursillo Community will be held on Sunday, October 7, at 1:30 PM ET in the parish hall of St Patrick's Church in Phenix City.  Everyone is invited to join us for a potluck lunch at 12:45 following the 11:30 AM Mass.  All Cursillistas and anyone interested in learning more about Cursillo are urged to attend. For information about Cursillo and upcoming events, call Bob Spano at 706-304-4457 or Louie Robinson at 706-464-5911.

COMING UP SPECIAL COLLECTIONS 2020


07/05: Peter's Pence

07/19: Mission Co-op

 


 


 

Marriage Minute

Marriage Minute

“Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34) Do you need to ask forgiveness from your spouse? Maybe you need to offer it.

 If there’s nothing recent to forgive, forgive someone you’ve been holding a grudge against.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Welcome! St. Patrick Church is a celebration of Christ, Family & Community. 

We welcome you to St. Patrick's with open arms and hearts and look forward to serving you and your family.

God bless you and keep you.

  

St. Patrick Catholic Church is staffed by the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity.                                

   

NEW PARISHIONER: Welcome to our Parish Community. Please fill out our registration form!

Bienvenido a Nuestra Familia Parroquia! Por favor llene la forma de registro.


INTERIM MASS SCHEDULE TILL OCTOBER 02, 2020


English Masses

                        Saturday: 5:30pm

                           Sunday: 8:00am

                                         11:30am

                     Wednesday: 12:05pm



Spanish Masses

                    Tuesday: 7pm

                Fr. Ramon will be @ St Pats from 5pm to 7pm

                for confessions and distribution of Eucharist

                    Saturday: 7pm

                    Sunday: 9:30am

 


NOTES ON COVID– 19

Face Mask -Social Distance

 

 Dear Parishioners,

 

   You have already heard, I am sure , that Governor Ivey has extended the mask requirement and other COVID precautions until October 2, 2020.  

 

   We plan to follow these precautions at St. Patrick at our Masses and any     meetings that we might have.  We will follow this Mass Schedule for the month of August.  

 

Thank you for your cooperation.  Keep safe.  Miss you all.

 


  • Do not come to Church if you are feeling sick.
  • Sanitize your hands at entering and exiting the Church.
  • The use of face mask its HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

 


BECOMING CATHOLIC - RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)

"Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope."  (I Peter 3:15)

 

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith?  Would you like to become Catholic?  Do you desire to be Baptized?  Are you baptized but looking to come into full communion with the Catholic Church?  Are you a Catholic who is looking for a 'refresher' course on your faith?  If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then RCIA is for you!
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process whereby adults enter the Catholic Church. RCIA classes are held weekly over the course of several months.  Those who attend the RCIA classes are educated on what the Catholic Church believes and are given the opportunity to

ask question about those beliefs. 

Starting RCIA does not mean you are committed to becoming Catholic, so if you are merely curious about what Catholicism is, please feel free to attend our classes. All are welcome.

Come join Us! Every Thursdays from 6:45 to 8:00pm in the Parish Hall (In order to keep us all safe we ask for all attendants to please wear a face mask)

 


ZOOM PRESENTATION: Father Dave will be presenting his class Isaiah on Zoom, every     Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm starting on 15       September 2020.  Please be part of this             momentous  event!  Please supply your email to your     Parish Office: stpats123@gmail.com or email Lisa Flatt: msflatt1@gmail.com to             attend.  The Zoom link will also be available on Saint Patrick, and Saint Joseph Facebook page. 

 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82031651460pwd=ZDVWTG54SHowckZ0QkFXZTFTRTJhdz09

 

 



All parishioners are encourage to pray at home with their families and join to the sacrifice of the Mass by making an act of spiritual communion. You are also encourage to participate in the Holy Mass via the internet. Fr. David and Fr. Raul are working on a livestream of non-public Masses we will keep you updated on this.

 

Please pray for all those who are afflicted with this virus and those who are afraid and vulnerable. We also need to pray for all the doctors, nurses, caregivers, and public health and civil authorities working on the treatment of those who are sick and helping contain the outbreak of the COVID-19.

 

We ask that you take time to check-in with another - by phone, e-mail or social media - with families, friends and neighbors, we will get thru this by making sacrifices, and staying close to Christ in prayer.

 

Let’s seek together the maternal intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe:

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,

Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.

We fly to you today as your beloved children.

We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,

as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother,

and gain for our nation and world,

and for all our families and loved ones,

the protection of your holy angels,

that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

For those already afflicted,

we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.

Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,

wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing,

teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.

Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence,

knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,

health of the sick and cause of our joy.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,

keep us in the embrace of your arms,

help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.

Published by: Archbishop José H. Gomez,


 

Due to the current Circumstances, we have postponed our directory program until a later date. This date will be announced as soon as the determination is made as to Mass resuming and events scheduling.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  - Isaiah 41:10

 

Debido al desarrollo de las circumstancias actuales, se pospuso la  session fotografica del directorio parroquial hasta Nuevo aviso. Las nuevas fechas seran   anunciadas tan pronto se determine la reanudacion de lasMisas y otros eventos.

Asi que no temas, porque yo estoy contigo; no te angusties, porque yo soy tu Dios. Te fortalecere y te ayudare; te sostendre con mi diestra victoriosa... - Isaias 41: 10





LAZARUS OUTREACH: Important Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our service hours have changed. We have continue to help those in need thru      appointments only. Please call 706-315-7689 to make an appointment and hear available services and grocery distribution information.  We cannot accept any clothing donations at this moment; however, financial and non perishable food donations are greatly welcome.  To make a donation, please drop it off at the parish rectory during any of the Mass times on the schedule, when making your financial donation, please add "Lazarus Outreach" on the memo of the check or on the envelope.

 


Religious Education:  

Greetings from RE!  We miss you all and hope you are well.  1st Communion will occur on the following day 13 June 2020, one group at 11:00 am, and the 2nd group at 1:00 pm.  Please, let your child know that it may seem different this year, but the most important part is that they are receiving Christ in the Eucharist.  If you have any questions please let me know! Love to all!

 


 


 


BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: All information or announcements to be published in this bulletin must

 be submitted in writing at the parish office by 10am on Tuesday of each week. All request will have to be

 approved by Father David and will be published space permitted. Thank You.

 


QUINCEAÑERAS & BAPTISMS POLICIES: We want to be of service for these important events in your life. So, hopefully, these policies will 

help you and us.

       Before making plans for either a Baptism or Quinceañera, call or stop by the office for a copy of he 

policy.  The priest will meet with the people involved (parents, godparents, sponsors, the Quinceañera and so forth).  There will also be a session to learn more about Baptism and the purpose of the 

Quinceanera  Celebration. And, we have set aside specific days for this process.  Looking forward to 

working with you.

 

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)! Its for anyone that would like to learn more about our Faith to

 attend Thursday night Apologetics.  We meet every Thursday at 6:45 pm until 8:00 pm.  Come and see

 what we do!


Members of Our Parish Pastoral Council

Mrs. Donna Dawson                              Mr. William Flatt

Mr. William Harvard                             Mr. James Kehoe

Mrs. Erika O’Connor                             Mrs. Susan Temple

Mrs. Maribel Orozco                              Mr. Jose Ortiz

Mr. Alan Ruegemer

 

Thank you for your commitment to this ministry and to our parish.

May the Holy Spirit continue to guide the good work of our Parish Pastoral Council.


 


 


 




 


 


 


 

 


 




 


 


 


 




 


 


 



 


 

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PARISH COUNCIL: Our next meeting will be this coming Monday, October 1, 2018 @ 5:30p.m. in the Parish Hall.


ATTENTION! ALL USHERS!: Thank you for your part in the hospitality ministries of our church as ushers and greeters. A Mass count is done for every Mass during the month of October of every year. We need your help to make this information most accurate possible to be send to our Archdiocese. You will find the form on the back of the church, to write down the number of attendance for each Mass. If you have any questions, call the Parish Office.


DEVOTION TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARYWe will continue our study of the St. Louis De Montfort Book "The Secret of the Rosary" on Sunday   September 30th after the 11:30 Mass in the parish hall with a potluck lunch. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion. Please bring a dish to share if you can. Contact Steve Carrigee for questions 706-593-4080.

YOUTH GROUP:  Will meet Monday, October 1st @ 6p.m. in the parish hall. You don't want to miss the opportunity to grow with your peers while having fun and deepening your faith. Mark your calendars also for October 29th! The Youth Group will meet in the Parish Hall to begin decorations for Trunk'r'treat. For questions call Tyler Flatt @ 334-540-5333

 ULTREYAThe next Ultreya for the Columbus, Ft. Benning and Phenix City Cursillo Community will be held on Sunday, October 7, at 1:30 PM ET in the parish hall of St Patrick's Church in Phenix City.  Everyone is invited to join us for a potluck lunch at 12:45 following the 11:30 AM Mass.  All Cursillistas and anyone interested in learning more about Cursillo are urged to attend. For information about Cursillo and upcoming events, call Bob Spano at 706-304-4457 or Louie Robinson at 706-464-5911.


PARISH COUNCIL: Our next meeting will be this coming Monday, October 1, 2018 @ 5:30p.m. in the Parish Hall.


ATTENTION! ALL USHERS!: Thank you for your part in the hospitality ministries of our church as ushers and greeters. A Mass count is done for every Mass during the month of October of every year. We need your help to make this information most accurate possible to be send to our Archdiocese. You will find the form on the back of the church, to write down the number of attendance for each Mass. If you have any questions, call the Parish Office.


DEVOTION TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARYWe will continue our study of the St. Louis De Montfort Book "The Secret of the Rosary" on Sunday   September 30th after the 11:30 Mass in the parish hall with a potluck lunch. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion. Please bring a dish to share if you can. Contact Steve Carrigee for questions 706-593-4080.

YOUTH GROUP:  Will meet Monday, October 1st @ 6p.m. in the parish hall. You don't want to miss the opportunity to grow with your peers while having fun and deepening your faith. Mark your calendars also for October 29th! The Youth Group will meet in the Parish Hall to begin decorations for Trunk'r'treat. For questions call Tyler Flatt @ 334-540-5333

 ULTREYAThe next Ultreya for the Columbus, Ft. Benning and Phenix City Cursillo Community will be held on Sunday, October 7, at 1:30 PM ET in the parish hall of St Patrick's Church in Phenix City.  Everyone is invited to join us for a potluck lunch at 12:45 following the 11:30 AM Mass.  All Cursillistas and anyone interested in learning more about Cursillo are urged to attend. For information about Cursillo and upcoming events, call Bob Spano at 706-304-4457 or Louie Robinson at 706-464-5911.

PARISH COUNCIL: Our next meeting will be this coming Monday, October 1, 2018 @ 5:30p.m. in the Parish Hall.


ATTENTION! ALL USHERS!: Thank you for your part in the hospitality ministries of our church as ushers and greeters. A Mass count is done for every Mass during the month of October of every year. We need your help to make this information most accurate possible to be send to our Archdiocese. You will find the form on the back of the church, to write down the number of attendance for each Mass. If you have any questions, call the Parish Office.


DEVOTION TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARYWe will continue our study of the St. Louis De Montfort Book "The Secret of the Rosary" on Sunday   September 30th after the 11:30 Mass in the parish hall with a potluck lunch. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion. Please bring a dish to share if you can. Contact Steve Carrigee for questions 706-593-4080.

YOUTH GROUP:  Will meet Monday, October 1st @ 6p.m. in the parish hall. You don't want to miss the opportunity to grow with your peers while having fun and deepening your faith. Mark your calendars also for October 29th! The Youth Group will meet in the Parish Hall to begin decorations for Trunk'r'treat. For questions call Tyler Flatt @ 334-540-5333

 ULTREYAThe next Ultreya for the Columbus, Ft. Benning and Phenix City Cursillo Community will be held on Sunday, October 7, at 1:30 PM ET in the parish hall of St Patrick's Church in Phenix City.  Everyone is invited to join us for a potluck lunch at 12:45 following the 11:30 AM Mass.  All Cursillistas and anyone interested in learning more about Cursillo are urged to attend. For information about Cursillo and upcoming events, call Bob Spano at 706-304-4457 or Louie Robinson at 706-464-5911.

Gospel Glimpses 

 

  

August 02 Mt 14:13-21

The right place for the wrong reasons

   You don’t go to the dentist to shop for       curtains or a gas station for your overbite. That’s only common sense. But common sense rarely applies in human life. We do things for the most amazing reasons. We spend more money than we have to “prove” we have more than the neighbors think. We work         longer hours to make life better for families we see less of. And in the midst of all this madness, the world keeps whispering everything’s ok as long as the results are good. Why we’re     doing it just doesn’t matter.

   Doesn’t it? Jesus says we can do the right things for the wrong reasons and that makes all the difference. When the crowd followed after the miracle of loaves and fishes Jesus     confronted them. He knew that they weren’t seeking God, they were waiting for the next meal. It looked good on the surface, but their hearts were in the wrong place. We need to ask       ourselves today, why am I here at Mass? Have I come to meet God or my neighbors? Is my heart clean or just my new outfit? Before you celebrate His feast at His table take a moment to consider: Are you in the right place for the right reason?    

 


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"The family idea is dear to God and to the Church ... I declare that I recognize the value of a family spirit, of a family working in the Church, of a family that with ardor will take these words from our dear Lord’s lips: ‘Going, therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.'"

 

- Fr. Thomas Augustine Judge,  Founder of St. Patrick School and 3rd Pastor of St. Patrick Church


 

 

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might not perish
but might have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world might be saved through him.
Whoever believes in him will not be condemned,
but whoever does not believe has already been condemned,
because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 

                                

                                                                         JN 3:16-18