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Readings for the Week of  August 18th, 2019

Aug 18  20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 
Jer 38: 4-6. 8-10, Heb 12: 1-4; Lk 12: 49-53
Aug 19: Jgs 2: 11-19, Mt 19: 16-22
Aug 20:  Memorial of Saint Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church: Jgs 6: 11-24a, Mt 19: 23-30
Aug 21: Memorial of Saint Pius X, Pope: Jgs 9: 6-15, Mt 20: 1-16 

Aug 22: Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed

Virgin Mary: Jgs 11: 29-39a, Mt 22: 1-14
Aug 23: RU 1:1, 3-6, 14B-16, 22; MT 22:34-40

Aug 24: Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle:
RV 21:9B-14; JN 1:45-51

Aug 25: Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time: IS 66:18-21; HEB 12:5-7, 11-13; LK 13:22-30

 


 


 


 


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.

COMING UP SPECIAL COLLECTIONS:

Sep. 1: Lazarus Outreach 

Sep. 15: Burse Club

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.

 


 


 







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.



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.

 

CATOLICISM SERIES BY BISHOP BARRON: Beginning September 10, 2019, every Tuesday @ 6:30p.m. in the Parish Hall. 

                                                 All are welcome!

 

BLESSED TRINITY SHRINE RETREAT: Family Fun Festival 2019!

Come Join Us! ADMISSION IS FREE! Saturday, September 14th from 9am to 3pm EST.  All are welcome!

 


 

BOX OF JOY: Our Archdiocese is once again participating in "Box Of Joy" program. "Box of Joy" aims to give Christmas gifts to children in Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. More on this will follow. If you would like to help us make this and extra special Christmas for children in need by being part of our team of organizers call Mary Wilburn at Lazarus (334) 298-8552 or (706) 326 7660.

 

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!  

It is almost time to start the RE year! Classes are offered twice on Sundays of the school year.  Times are:  10:15 a.m., and 5:45 p.m., this is perfect timing to allow your child, and you to attend Mass! Registration will be during Masses on the weekend of 18 August 2018. It is important for the student to be registered as early as possible. 

First day of class is 8 September. Please see Mrs. Lisa Flatt @ 334 -540-5329 or call the office for more information.

 


 

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.


 

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 

 

No Politics or Religion Discussed Here

 

Political elections can bring out the best and worst in people. Despite a growing cynicism, polls show that our individual opinions are still deeply held and strongly defended. Many of our political allegiances are formed early in life, by ethical, moral and religious codes. As we mature we may find ourselves on the opposite political side from spouses, children or friends. In fact, the combustible subject of politics has been banned from many dinner tables for fear it will permanently sever otherwise peaceful relationships.  

If politics divides our households, how can the gospel do less? Jesus’ message evokes powerful responses, whether positive or negative. What we feel depends on where we stand, for Him or against Him. As  today’s gospel says, He has come to draw the battle lines and each of us must choose. It won’t always be easy to stand with Him. We may be the only one holding up His banner in our family. We may find ourselves estranged from people we love and respect for His sake. But He offers us this comfort: He is standing beside us, arms open, waiting for them too.        

 




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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