Readings from Nov. 29—Dec. 06, 2020

11/29: First Sunday of Advent IS 63:16B-17, 19B; 64:2-7; 1 COR 1:3-9; MK 13:33-37

11/30: Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle ROM 10:9-18; MT 4:18-22

12/01: IS 11:1-10; LK 10:21-24

12/02: IS 25:6-10A; MT 15:29-37

12/03: Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest IS 26:1-6; MT 7:21, 24-27

12/04: IS 29:17-24; MT 9:27-31

12/05: IS 30:19-21, 23-26; MT 9:35–10:1, 5A, 6-8

12/06: Second Sunday of Advent IS 40:1-5, 9-11; 2 PT 3:8-14; MK 1:1-8

 


 



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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COMING UP SPECIAL COLLECTIONS 2020


November 1: Lazarus Outreach Center

 


 


 


 

Marriage Minute

Marriage Minute

In a "For Better or Worse" comic the wife shows her husband a better way to fold towels. He gives her a hug and says, "You gotta know how to fold 'em, and also how to hold 'em." What household tasks have you learned from your spouse?

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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.



HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2020

MASS: 9:30AM



INTERIM MASS SCHEDULE TILL DECEMBER 11, 2020


English Masses

                        Saturday: 5:30pm

                           Sunday: 8:00am

                                       11:30am

                     Wednesday: 12:05pm



Spanish Masses

                    Tuesday: 7pm

                Fr. Ramon will be @ St Pats from 5pm to 7pm

                for confessions and distribution of Eucharist

                    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 December 11, 2020.  

 

   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: Father Dave will be presenting his class Isaiah on Zoom, every     Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm starting on 15       September 2020.  Please be part of this             momentous  event!  Please supply your email to your     Parish Office: stpats123@gmail.com or email Lisa Flatt: msflatt1@gmail.com to             attend.  The Zoom link will also be available on Saint Patrick, and Saint Joseph Facebook page. 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82031651460pwd=ZDVWTG54SHowckZ0QkFXZTFTRTJhdz09

 

 



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! Helping hands are also needed!

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.

Gospel Glimpses 

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC, has issued guidance for the celebration of Thanksgiving: “Thanksgiving is a time when many families travel long distances to celebrate together. Travel increases the chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. If you must travel, be informed of the risks involved.” The CDC goes on to point out that the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is “Having a small dinner with only people who live in your household” and “Having a virtual dinner …”

As much as this may currently be necessary for the health of loved ones, Thanksgiving means more to most people than a virtual interchange with families and friends. A virtual meal cannot substitute for being present and entering fully into the meal and the lives of others. There is the emptiness that comes from being absent from one another.
I use this as an analogy for our absence from the Eucharistic table of the Lord and from the life of the family of God, the parish. For a long time, even before the onset of the pandemic, it has been on my heart to ask all of us to join our efforts in calling the family of God to join together at the sacred table of the altar. Studies indicate that many Catholics do not understand that the Eucharist is the Real Presence of Christ or, if they do, they do not accept this teaching. We need to renew and grow in the Church’s constant understanding of the Eucharist and to share this faith with others.

In addition, these past months of contagion have been a time when many Catholics have watched the Mass broadcast through various forms of media rather than being physically present. I am deeply grateful to our priests who have made this possible through their efforts to provide ways in which our people could still watch Mass despite the fact that concern for their health kept them from personally attending Mass in church. I also am deeply grateful to many of our priests who distribute Holy Communion outside of church buildings so parishioners can receive the Sacrament even if they did not attend the celebration of the Mass.

We pray that soon a vaccine will make it possible for everyone to safely attend Mass. It may be too soon to encourage everyone to return to Mass. It may be necessary to wait for a vaccine. Even now, however, I am hearing from pastors that Mass attendance appears to be slowly increasing. This is probably the result of several factors, not the least of which is the confidence parishioners have in parish efforts to provide for the safe celebration of Mass. Regardless, the day will come when all will be safely able to return to Mass to share the Bible and the Eucharist in person. As we look forward to that day, now is the time to remember why it is important to return.

For this reason, and after seeking the advice of priest and others, 2021 will be designated “The Year of the Eucharist and the Parish” in the Archdiocese of Mobile. The year is purposely not being limited to a year of the Eucharist, but includes the parish as well. As much as driving up to the front of the church and receiving Holy Communion may be acceptable in these present circumstances, it does not equate to being an active member of the family of God, the parish. To be a little facetious, no one should be satisfied with receiving Thanksgiving dinner by driving up to grandmother’s house and asking her to bring the plate of food to the car.

The Eucharist is meant to be shared and lived. At the Last Supper Jesus told us how He wished to be worshipped — by having a meal. Food of its nature brings us together. It is clear Jesus wanted us to come together, not merely to join in the meal, but to join in living the faith with one another. This is the role and nature of the parish community to which believers are to be united. 

This unity, however, is not a human activity, it is the activity of the Holy Spirit.

What more could Jesus have done to tell us that He is with us, walking with us, journeying with us, feeding us, strengthening us, than to allow us, His mere creatures, to actually receive Him into our very bodies? How much we are loved! The more we come to know Who the Eucharist is, the more we come to know who we are.
This is also a particularly fitting time to invite others to join us in actively living out the faith. The most effective way to invite someone to attend Mass and be active in the life of the parish is through a   personal invitation. Our challenge is to open our hearts so our parishes can authentically be communities where people of all backgrounds can gather as one and where we care for the least of our brothers and sisters. If we receive the Real Presence of Christ, we are called to be the real presence of Christ to others.
This is the message we need to live and to convey to the best of our abilities. For this reason, and trying to read the signs of the times in our own pastoral reality, I am asking every parish, school and     ministry to observe 2021 as the “The Year of the Eucharist and the Parish.” The year will begin on the First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2020, and conclude on the feast of Christ the King, November 21, 2021. I am asking all pastors, principals and ministry leaders to consult with others and plan ways in which through this year we can:
n catechize our people concerning the Eucharist, 
n  evangelize others as we invite all to join with us in the family of God and around the sacred table making certain all feel welcome,
n strengthen the faith of all so we can live it in our daily lives.
This will not be a program to follow. There will be no manual to implement. This is a year to do what the Church should always be doing. However, this moment in time presents a very appropriate time to renew our efforts to heed the Lord’s call, ever old, ever new, to bring His Good News to others. 
May our Mother Mary join her prayers with ours in asking God to bless this “Year of the Eucharist and the Parish” in our Archdiocese. The Lord Himself gave Mary to us to be our mother. As we seek to build up and strengthen the family of God, may our mother intercede for us.
May God bless and protect you and your parishioners.
Our Lady of Alabama, pray for us!

Sincerely in the Lord,

Most Reverend Thomas J. Rodi
Archbishop of Mobile

 


 



 


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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