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Readings for the Week of  Dec 08—15, 2019
Dec. 8: Second Sunday of Advent

IS 11:1-10; ROM 15:4-9; MT 3:1-12

Dec. 9: The Immaculate Conception  

Gn 3:9-15, 20/Eph 1:3-6, 11-12/Lk 1:26-38 

Dec. 10: 40:1-11/Mt 18:12-14 

Dec. 11: [Saint Damasus I, Pope] Is 40:25-31/Mt 11:28-30

Dec. 12: Our Lady of Guadalupe 

Zec 2:14-17 or Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab/Lk 1:26-38 or 1:39-47

Dec. 13: Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr

Is 48:17-19/Mt 11:16-19

Dec. 14: Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church Sir 48:1-4, 9-11/Mt 17:9a, 10-13

 


 


 


 



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:

Nov. 17: Campaign for Human Development

Dec. 15: Retired Religious

 


Marriage Minute

Marriage Minute

 

Take a moment today to be a “secret admirer”.  Just gaze at your beloved as he or she goes about life.  Think fondly of this person you love.

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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, Thursday and Fridays: 9:00 a.m. English

Wednesdays: 12:05 Noon  followed by Adoration till 2pm

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. We will celebrate Mass Monday, December 9th  @ 6:30p.m.

 

NOVENA FOR OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE: Everyday @ 7p.m. from  Dec. 3rd to 11th. (Sunday the 8 will be @ 6:30 p.m.)

CELEBRATION: Thursday, December 12th, Mass @ 7p.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!


Christmas Schedule

RECONCILIATION: Prepare for the Christmas Season by celebrating the Sacrament of  Reconciliation during Advent. Fr. David will be available Tuesday, Dec. 10th and Tuesday, Dec. 17th from 6pm to 7pm 

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 Christmas Eve

5pm English

8p.m. Spanish

10pm English

 

Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019 Merry Christmas!

Christmas Day: 11am Bilingual Mass

 

New Years Schedule

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Vigil Mass at 10:00 p.m.

FEAST OF MARY THE MOTHER OF GOD:

(Holy Day of Obligation) followed by a New Years   Fellowship Potluck in the Parish Hall,

please bring your favorite dish to share. All are welcome!

 

Happy New Year 2020!

Wednesday January 1, 2020

11am Bilingual Mass

FEAST OF MARY MOTHER OF GOD

(Holy Day of Obligation)

 


 


2019 Parish Census.

Thank You! To everyone that promptly filled up their 2019 parish census form. 

If you haven’t filled up yours please do so. Forms will be available in the back of the Church.

 

 

SER CATOLICO HOY: Clases suspendidas hasta nuevo aviso.


 

ST. PATRICK LAZARUS OUTREACH: Our outreach is in need of canned vegetables, soup, and meals, 

nonperishables like box potatoes and macaroni. Bar soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, deodorant, 

diapers all sizes.

BOX OF JOY: We already have 96 wonderfully filled Boxes of Joy returned. Thank you for your 

speedy response! We still have boxes out there to be filled and brought in. Please get them in 

as soon as possible. 

  

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: (CCD) Registration for the 2018-2019 class is now open!

Thank you for all of you who volunteered to be a RE teacher this year! You are joining a GREAT team! 

If you are thinking about being a RE teacher, and are hesitant, give me a call and I can let you know about

how GREAT and REWARDING it can be!  


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.

 

LAZARUS: Our Outreach Center is open every Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 11am.


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.

 

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 

 

 

December 8, 2019                                         Matt 3:1-12

 

Fashion Statement

Walk through any mall today and you’re bound to get a few shocks: fluorescent hair, vampire wannabes, jeans worn half-mast.  Eye popping styles create a portable cone of notoriety drawing attention to the brave youths who wear them. And the shock value works. Whether we admire or detest the styles, we find ourselves wondering just who those people are, or who they want us to think they are.

John the Baptist might have fit right in, draped in his distinctive camel skin tatters.  An ascetic desert life, with minimal food and clothing, gave John a jarring impact before he spoke a word. But unlike today’s trend-hounds, John’s fashion statement said ‘my mind is not focused on this world. God has given me a greater vision’. People shocked by John’s clothes were also drawn by his spirit, his devotion to God. The sight of John in this week’s gospel gives us pause to ask…what am I wearing today, inside and out? Am I dressed with God’s love and message of salvation?                             

 

cropped image of stained glass to show detaile of dove

"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