Readings from Jan. 24—31, 2021

01/24: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jon 3:1-5, 10; 1 Cor 7:29-31; Mk 1:14-20

01/25: Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle Acts 22:3-16; Mk 16:15-18

01/26: Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, bishops:   2 Tm 1:1-8; Mk 3:31-35

01/27: Heb 10:11-18; Mk 4:1-20

01/28: Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church Heb 10:19-25; Mk 4:21-25

01/29: Heb 10:32-39; Mk 4:26-34

01/30: Heb 11:1-2, 8-19; Mk 4:35-41

01/31: IV Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Dt 18:15-20; 1 Cor 7:32-35; Mk 1:21-28

 


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.

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CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL 2021

 

Today is Catholic Charities Appeal Sunday!

In every parish across the archdiocese, each parishioner is asked to prayerfully consider making a pledge to the 2021 Catholic Charities Appeal. Catholic Charities funds more than 30 ministries that help thousands of people in need in central and south Alabama. The basic Pledge is $50 a month or $600 for the year. We ask that everyone complete and return a pledge card and give what you can afford. If you prefer to donate online, you can text “CCA” to 91999 for a link. In the spirit of charity, we ask that you prayerfully consider a pledge to this year’s Catholic Charities Appeal. Please, help our parish meet our goal this year and obtain 100% participation.

 

“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have; God is pleased by sacrifices of that kind.” – Hebrews 13:16

 


 


 


 


 


 



Marriage Minute

(Reader’s Tip) I try once a day to write my wife a text or a note to tell her I love her. She does the same for me.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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 January 22, 2021


English Masses

                        Saturday: 5:30pm

                           Sunday: 8:00am

                                       11:30am

                     Wednesday: 12:05pm



Spanish Masses

                    Tuesday: 7pm

                    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 March 05, 2021.  

 

   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.

 


 

ZOOM PRESENTATION: 

Peace and the Grace of God to each of you!  The next class will be on 24 January 2021 @ 6:30, and we will jump right into Isaiah 41. 


Religious Education: Greetings from your RE teachers!  This weekend 24 January will be all of the Sacrament classes.  This includes; 1st year Communion, 2nd year Communion, 1st year Confirmation, and 2nd year Confirmation.

Dates to keep in mind:

1st Reconciliation: 17 April 2021 @ 12:00 pm (noon)

1st Communion: 2 groups 1st group – 22 May 2021, 2nd group, 5 June 2021

1st Communion Retreat: 20 March 2021 @ 10:00 am Hall, with parents

Confirmation Retreat: 15 May 2021 (Saint Joesph, Mother Grace)

Confirmation: August 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm (noon)

As always we are at your service: 334-540-5329

 


 


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:

LAZARUS OUTREACH CENTER

Important Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our service hours have changed. Please call 706-315-7689 to make an appointment.

We are reopening the Thrift Shop! As that is our way of supporting the out reach center. Please bring you Clothing and household goods donations! 

PLEASE, share your blessings with those who are in need by making a financial donation or non-perishable food items to our out reach food pantry. This will help alleviate the shortages now and through the holiday season.

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.


Archbishop

 Thomas J. Rodi

YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST

 

Archbishop Rodi has designated 2021 as the year of the Eucharist in the Archdiocese of Mobile. In this space in the bulletin this year, you will find excerpts from the Encyclical Letter of St. John Paul II, “On the Eucharist in its Relationship to the Church” which he wrote in 2003. These excerpts will be a reminder of the beauty and centrality of the Eucharist in our lives as Catholics.

If you would like to read the entire Encyclical it is readily available online. I found it at vatican.va the official website of the Vatican. It is under Saint John Paul II’s encyclicals.

 

ON THE EUCHARIST (encyclical letter of St. John Paul II)

3. The Church was born of the paschal mystery. For this very reason the Eucharist, which is in an outstanding way the sacrament of the paschal mystery, stands at the centre of the Church's life. This is already clear from the earliest images of the Church found in the Acts of the Apostles: “They devoted themselves to the Apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (2:42). The “breaking of the bread” refers to the Eucharist. Two thousand years later, we continue to relive that primordial image of the Church. At every celebration of the Eucharist, we are spiritually brought back to the paschal Triduum: to the events of the evening of Holy Thursday, to the Last Supper and to what followed it. The institution of the Eucharist sacramentally anticipated the events which were about to take place, beginning with the agony in Gethsemane. Once again we see Jesus as he leaves the Upper Room, descends with his disciples to the Kidron valley and goes to the Garden of Olives. Even today that Garden shelters some very ancient olive trees. Perhaps they witnessed what happened beneath their shade that evening, when Christ in prayer was filled with anguish “and his sweat became like drops of blood falling down upon the ground” (cf. Lk 22:44). The blood which shortly before he had given to the Church as the drink of salvation in the sacrament of the Eucharist, began to be shed; its outpouring would then be completed on Golgotha to become the means of our redemption: “Christ... as high priest of the good things to come..., entered once for all into the Holy Place, taking not the blood of goats and calves but his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption” (Heb 9:11- 12).

4. The hour of our redemption. Although deeply troubled, Jesus does not flee before his “hour”. “And what shall I say? 'Father, save me from this hour?' No, for this purpose I have come to this hour” (Jn 12:27). He wanted his disciples to keep him company, yet he had to experience loneliness and abandonment: “So, could you not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation” (Mt 26:40- 41). Only John would remain at the foot of the Cross, at the side of Mary and the faithful women. The agony in Gethsemane was the introduction to the agony of the Cross on Good Friday. The holy hour, the hour of the redemption of the world. Whenever the Eucharist is celebrated at the tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem, there is an almost tangible return to his “hour”, the hour of his Cross and glorification. Every priest who celebrates Holy Mass, together with the Christian community which takes part in it, is led back in spirit to that place and that hour.

“He was crucified, he suffered death and was buried; he descended to the dead; on the third day he rose again”. The words of the profession of faith are echoed by the words of contemplation and proclamation: “This is the wood of the Cross, on which hung the Saviour of the world. Come, let us worship”. This is the invitation which the Church extends to all in the afternoon hours of Good Friday. She then takes up her song during the Easter season in order to proclaim: “The Lord is risen from the tomb; for our sake he hung on the Cross, Alleluia”.

 


 


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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