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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 Jan. 20—27 2019
Jan 20  SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 
Is 62: 1-5, ; Jn 2: 1-11
Jan 21  Ordinary Weekday — St. Agnes
Heb 5: 1-10, Mk 2: 18-22
Jan 22  Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children Heb 6: 10-20, 10c, Mk 2: 23-28
Jan 23  Vincent, Deacon & Martyr
Heb 7: 1-3. 15-17, Ps 110: 1. 2. 3. 4, Mk 3: 1-6
Jan 24  Francis de Sales Bishop & Doctor: Heb 7: 25 – 8: 6, Ps 40: 7-8a. 8b-9. 10. 17, Mk 3: 7-12
Jan 25  Conversion of St. Paul: Acts 22:3-16, Ps117:1,2, Mk 16:15-18
Jan 26  Sts. Timothy & Titus, Bishops: 2 Tm 1:1-8, Ps 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 10,  Mk 3:20-21

Jan 27 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: NEH 8:2-4A, 5-6, 8-1; PS 19:8, 9, 10, 15; 1 COR 12:12-30;
LK 1:1-4; 4:14-21

 


 


 


 


 





 


 


 


 

 


 


 


 



 


 

 


 



 


 


 

COMING UP SPECIAL COLLECTIONS:


March 3: Black and Indian Missions

March 17: Catholic Relief Services

April 7: Aid to the Church

May 6: Collection for Lazarus

June 16: Seminarians

 


 


 


 




Marriage Minute


“Love doesn’t mean always rescuing someone from mistakes and foolishness. Tough love helps family members face the realities of cause and effect”  

(Raising Kids Who Will Make a Difference) Parents,      cultivate the courage to withstand whining.

 

 

                         

 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

 

 

                         

 


 

 

 

 

                         

 


 






 

 

 

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.


OFFICE CLOSED! Our parish office will be closed Monday, January 21, in observance to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will resume our normal schedule on Tuesday January 22, 2019.


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


WELCOME! Rev. Raul Vasquez, S.T. has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Parish in Holy Trinity effective this week.


Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi appointed Rev.     David Hamm, S.T. Pastor of St. Patrick Parish         effective this week. Fr. Dave remains as Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Holy Trinity.

 

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.


YOUTH GROUP MEETING: Monday, January 21 @6pm in the Parish Hall. Hope to see Y’All there!


DEVOTION TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY Class We will continue our study of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary reading the St. Louis De Montfort Book "The   Secret of the Mary" on Sunday January 27th  after the 11:30 Mass in the St Patrick Church    Fellowship Hall.  Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion and share the potluck lunch. Please contact Steve Carrigee for questions 706-593-4080.

 

MARCH FOR LIFE: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from Noon to 1PM @ Government Center ( 10th st)    

Speaker:  Marckdaline Johnson

BOOTIES: CVUL is collecting baby booties in memory of the over 1,000 babies aborted at the Columbus Women's Health Organization each year. Booties will be displayed once again on the Government Building steps during the    rally in memory of those babies aborted this past year, and then given to Sound Choices and Seneca to distribute to moms who have chosen life for their babies. 

*Signs will be available for the march.

*Lunch at Holy Family church hall from 1:15 to 2:30pm   * -- Donation $10.00   

 


CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL: Starts Sunday January 27th. Every parishioner should have received a letter from Archbishop Rodi announcing the 2019 Catholic Charities Appeal and asking for your prayerful generosity. Please complete the envelope that was mailed to you with the letter from Archbishop Rodi and put it in the collection basket or feel free to drop it by the parish office. If you prefer to donate online, you can text “CCA” to 91999 for a link.

Catholic Charities distributes millions of dollars to sustain Catholic ministries across our archdiocese. All the funds collected stay in the Archdiocese of Mobile.


 

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!

 

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 

 

 Something to work with

     You can’t make a cake without flour, as many a granny used to say. It’s a fact of life on this revolving world that nothing can be created “from thin air”. You have to start with the basic ingredients whether you’re baking a cake or building an ocean liner. And the Christian life is no different. Even in faith, nothing comes from nothing.

     Consider the miracle at the wedding in Cana. Jesus could have made the wine appear in empty jars. But instead the Messiah asked the stewards to fill the jars with water first. Why? Free will. God wants children that joyously run to Him, not robots who mindlessly trudge forward. So He won’t forcibly fill up our hearts with the wine of faith. He will patiently wait for us to fill those empty vessels with the water of repentance and invitation. Then and only then will He turn that simple water into something miraculous. If you’re waiting for a miracle or a renewal of faith in your life today, ask yourself this: Have I given the Master something to work with?            



     

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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