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Scriptures Oct. 14– 21, 2018
XXVIII Sunday in Ordinary Time: 
WIS 7:7-11; HEB 4:12-13; MK 10:17-30
Mon Oct. 15: Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church: 
GAL 4:22-24, 26-27, 31–5:1; LK 11:29-32
Tue Oct. 16: GAL 5:1-6; LK 11:37-41
Wed Oct. 17: Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr: GAL 5:18-25; LK 11:42-46
Thur Oct. 18: Feast of Saint Luke, evangelist: 
2 TM 4:10-17B; LK 10:1-9
Fri Oct. 19: Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs:  EPH 1:11-14;  LK 12:1-7
Sat Oct. 20: EPH 1:15-23; LK 12:8-12
Sun Oct. 21: XXVIX Sunday in Ordinary Time: 
IS 53:10-11; HEB 4:14-16; MK 10:35-45Scriptures Nov. 25—Dec. 02, 2018

Scriptures for the week of Dec. 09—16, 2018
Sun Dec. 09: Second Sunday of Advent:

BAR 5:1-9;  PHIL 1:4-6, 8-11; LK 3:1-6

Mon Dec. 10: IS 35:1-10; LK 5:17-26

Tue Dec. 11: IS 40:1-11; MT 18:12-14

Wed Dec. 12: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 ZEC 2:14-17;  LK 1:26-38

Thur Dec. 13: Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr: IS 41:13-20;  MT 11:11-15

Fri Dec. 14: Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church: IS 48:17-19; MT 11:16-19

Sat Dec. 15: SIR 48:1-4, 9-11; MT 17:9A, 10-13

Sun Dec. 16: Third Sunday of Advent:   ZEP 3:14-18A; PHIL 4:4-7; LK 3:10-18


 


 


 


 

 


 


 


 



 


 

 


 



 


 


 

COMING UP SPECIAL COLLECTIONS:

Dec. 9: Retired Religious

 


 


 




Marriage Minute

When you receive Christmas cards in the mail, pray that evening for the people who sent the card. Display the cards visibly in your home to remember those family members and friends throughout Advent.

 


 


 

 

 

 

                         

 


 

 

 

 

                         

 


 






 

 

 

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! Por favor llene la forma de registro.


PRO-LIFE ROSARY, Every Saturday 5p.m.


 MASSES SCHEDULE: 

Saturdays: 5:30 p.m. English

Sundays:   8:30 a.m.  English

                   11:30 a.m.  English

                     5:00 p.m.  English
                     7:00 p.m.  En Español

Monday: NO MASS

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. English

Wednesdays: 12 Noon  followed by Adoration till 2pm

Thursday: 9:00 a.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m.

Holy days will be announced.


FEAST OF OUR IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: The Immaculate Conception its the Patronal feast of the Archdiocese of Mobile, all Catholics faithful of the Archdiocese are encourage to participate in this liturgical celebration.

MASS SCHEDULE:

Friday, December 7, 2018: 6p.m. followed by a Potluck dinner. Our Sodality    Ladies will furnish the meat and drinks. Please bring your  favorite dish to share,

Saturday, December 9, 2018: 9a.m.

 

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE: Please join us as we honor and remember the miracle that   happened on Tepeyac Hill in Mexico nearly 500 years ago. Our Blessed Mother came to us in a time of need and left behind a        message of love and compassion, and her universal promise of help and protection to all mankind.   The Novena to Our Lady starts Monday, Dec. 3 till Tuesday, Dec. 11th @ 7p.m.

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 12 CELEBRATION: The Mass will be @ 8p.m. followed with Potluck Dinner after the Mass. Please bring your  favorite dish to share. We encourage everyone to come dressed in their country of origin’s traditional attire. See you there!


NEW POLICY FOR SACRAMENTS: In January, we will      initiate our new Baptism and Quinceañera 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.

 

LAZARUSSaint Patrick Lazarus: HELP THE NEEDY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON: Sponsor a family for $30

Thanks to your generosity we were able to blessed 51 needy families with Thanksgiving Dinners.

.…For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something  to drink…Matthew 25:35

 

ATTENTION!  It is almost time for Advent, and that means our Jesse Tree, Good Deed tree is returning! "The Jesse tree helps us connect the custom of decorating Christmas trees to the events    leading to Jesus’ birth. The Jesse tree is named from Isaiah 11:1: “A shoot shall come out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.” Jesse was the father of King David. We adorn a Jesse tree with illustrated ornaments that represent the people, prophesies, and events leading up to the birth of Jesus. The           ornaments of the Jesse tree tell the story of God in the Old            Testament, connecting the Advent season with the faithfulness of God across four thousand years of history (Loyola Press)."

Stop by and see the tree! Talk to your child about the events leading up to Jesus birth. Discover as a family the AWESOME events that helped us to meet our Savior! Encourage good deeds!  The bulletin board in the Hall will have each ornament as well. Take a look, see the bible passage that goes with the ornament, and then read it as a family! Your student, the RE teachers, and any Parishioner is invited to participate.  Do something different then our normal duties! This encourages us to go above and beyond our normal routine and help our families, or do a kind deed for a stranger.  Advent begins 2    December 2018, and so does our tree!  Please write down any good deed, you or your student has done and give it to me.  At the end of Advent a prize is awarded for the most good deeds.  We have three levels: Pre K - 5th, 6th - 12, and adult.   Let's get this tree decorated!

 

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!

 

CVUL will be hosting the national Peace in the Womb ( Christmas    caroling at the Women's Health organization in 3850 Rosemont Dr,       Columbus, GA 31904 ) on Saturday, Dec 15th from 11 am till noon!

The annual March for Life will take place at the Govt Center on      Tuesday,  January 22, 2019 at 12 NOON! we are collecting booties in memory of the aborted babies here in Columbus to place on the Govt bldg steps during the March for Life as a memorial tribute to these     precious lives lost in our very own city.

 


ANGEL POSTER: As the Holidays approach we want to share our   generous Christmas Spirit with those in need. Our Angel poster is in the back of the Church and contains paper angels with detailed information to help us make a child Christmas Merrier. Please return the paper angel with an unwrapped present to the Church by December 16, 2018.

 


PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: Our next meeting will be this coming Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 @ 5:30p.m. in the Parish Hall.

 


 

LITURGY and  Flu Virus

 

        Each week, we gather together to celebrate and share the Eucharist.  We do not want this to be an occasion to “share” the flu virus.  What  can we do?

         First, we should take the normal precautions: good      hygiene, washing our hands regularly, staying home if we are feeling sick.

         Here are some things that we can do at church: 

  • Disinfectant will be available at the church door  to wash our hands;
  • the Ministers of the Eucharist will disinfect their hands before distribution of Holy Communion;
  • we will still provide the Precious Blood in the chalice — please do not receive from the cup if you are coughing, sneezing or feel ill;
  • at the Sign of Peace, we normally shake hands.  If you want to vary the way you “offer one another a sign of peace” to a bow, a nod, or a smile, that is okay.  We certainly can acknowledge each other without touching.

 


 

 


BULLETIN ADVERTISING: Interested in placing an ad in our bulletin? The back cover of our bulletin is divided in two different sizes for ad spaces, and run on a one year period. The St. Patrick parish bulletin is published each week and is made available at all weekend Masses. Your ad purchase will help us defray the cost of our weekly bulletin!  Please contact the parish office for information (334) 298-9025.




  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

 


 




 


 


 


 

 


 




 


 


 


 




 


 


 



 


 

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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 

 

 

With or without you

 Think about the last time you got involved at church, more involved than just attending Mass. For some of us it might be a long and painful dredging of our memories, so much time has passed. Oh we’re willing and able, but we’re used to letting more experienced or eager volunteers get there first. It’s easy to get        complacent, and a tad lazy, as long as the work gets done in the end. But how do we know the work is done? While we’re admiring other’s efficiency, it’s hard to see the missing part: what we could have added. Sure, that ministry or a service will “get by” without us, but who knows what it could accomplish with us?

    Consider John the Baptist. He didn’t ask who else volunteered, or if someone was more qualified. John simply got up, got out and did the job that needed doing. Now John wasn’t the only traveling preacher in Jordan, and maybe he wasn’t even the best preacher. But because John was willing, people’s hearts and minds were prepared for Jesus’       arrival. Think of the souls and lives that might have been lost, had John left his job to someone else. Are you thinking that God’s work will get done with or without someone like you? Think again.  

 

 

 


 


 


 

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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