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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 10:35-45

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 10:35-45

 



 


 

 


 



 


 


 


COMING UP SPECIAL COLLECTIONS:

Oct. 21: Propagation of Faith

Nov. 18: Campaign for Human Development

Dec. 9: Retired Religious

 


 


 




Marriage Minute

Re-connecting after a business trip? There are    typically two conflicting needs. The traveling spouse might be looking forward to relaxing while the  at- home spouse may be looking for reinforcements (with kids, chores, etc.). Connect first by talking, then reinforce, and finally relax together. 




 

 

 

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.

 


THE MASS

 

Walk through the Liturgy with Bishop Robert Barron and be transformed through insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ.  The Mass will help you understand how to fully, consciously, and actively participate in the source and summit of the Christian life.  The series will be each Tuesday at 6:30 pm for eight weeks ending on October 30th. Fr. David and Fr. Rigo will conduct this series.


TRUNK OR TREAT: October 31, 2018 from 6-8pm.        Decorate your trunk, and hand out   candy to the kids of our community.  Let’s give them a safe, fun filled      alternative and support the youth in our Church.  The best decorated trunk will be awarded!  Sponsored by our Youth Group.

 

SAINTS ALIVE! November 1, 2018. All Saints Day is a  Holiday of Obligation. Mass this year will be @ 7pm         followed by a “Saints Alive” gathering.  Dress like a saint, attend mass, and then parade to the Hall for     pictures, trivia games, and chili hotdogs!  It is a perfect time to teach others about our saints, and to guess theirs!  All are welcome.


LAZARUS: There is a need for assorted can vegetables and noodle soup, bar soap, toothpaste, and toilet paper for the needy. Thank you for your generosity. 


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Would you like to learn more about our Faith? Need to make your Confirmation? Have questions about our Faith? Interested in participating in RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)? Adult Formation meets every Thursday from 6:45 pm, until 8:00 pm. Apologetics has started, please come join Us!

Special Need Students:  Are you the parent/guardian of a child who has special needs? Have you hesitated having them attend Religious Education, (CCD)?  Please consider allowing your child to attend  Sunday classes.  It is important that your child be included in RE (CCD)  in the Faith, and we will help you to make this possible.  Adaptive lessons, one on one teaching, and one on one aides are available, for your students needs.

Call Mrs. Lisa Flatt@ 334-540-5329.


ROSARY RALLY: Join Us! Saturday, October 13, 2018 We will meet in the front side of St. Patrick Parish in Lazarus parking lot @ 11:30 a.m.


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS #13415: Carwash Fundraiser! Saturday,  October 20,  11am-3pm @ Steak n Shake, 1601 Bradley Park Dr, Columbus, GA 31904. See U There!

 

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.

 

Child Protection Policy: The clergy, religious, and laity who serve in the ministries of the Diocese of Mobile are committed to making Church Ministries safe for young people.

Allegations of misconduct with minors are reported as the law requires and an internal investigation is conducted.

A complaint of misconduct may be reported directly to civil authorities. In addition, a complaint may be reported to the Diocese of Mobile by calling (251) 434-1559.

A copy of the diocesan policy is available on the diocesan website www.mobarch.org or you may ask your pastor.


BOX OF JOY program. Please pack  your  Boxes with toys and other gifts and endorse your $9 check for Cross Catholic Outreach and bring it to church by October 21st. For additional boxes or information  contact: Mary Wilburn at 706-326-7660 or check out www.Cross Catholic.org/BoxOfJoy.

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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 

 

Tough love

Don't we all have high expectations for our children? We dream grand dreams for their futures.  They are extraordinary these children, meant to do amazing things. We believe unswervingly that they will succeed, even if it takes a little extra push from us. When a child falters, we pick them up and set them on the path again. When they lag, we move the bar higher. Tough love - it brings out the best in all of us.

Imagine God in the same role of parent to us. He has grand dreams of what we can accomplish. God believes we can be amazing children and grow into miraculous adults. And like most good parents, Our Father holds up that higher standard. While He gives us grace when we fail, our blessed Parent still expects better of us. Sin will be forgiven, but deep in His heart our Lord longs for the day we truly fulfill our potential. Ask yourself this week, have I been living up to His expectations or relying on His grace? And if you find you've fallen a bit behind, be brave and let Him be the loving Father He is. Ask Him for a dose of tough love.      

Mark 10:2-16

 


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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