"The military world, now as in the past, often appears as a vehicle of evangelization and a privileged place for reaching the height of holiness:  I am thinking of the centurions of the Gospel, I am thinking of the first martyred soldiers and all who throughout history, by their serving their sovereign land, learned how to become soldiers and witnesses of the one Lord, Jesus Christ."

— Pope John Paul II


Welcome  to St. Patrick's Catholic Church at Moody AFB

Father Jude ShayoLet me introduce myself, I am Father Jude Shayo, the priest at St. Patrick's Catholic Church at Moody Air Force Base.  We welcome all military affiliated members to join us at Mass.  If you are new to our community, please introduce yourself to me this Sunday.

Our faith community is dedicated to creating an environment of fellowship through worship, outreach and services.  I encourage you to become active in our ministries.  Becoming part of our ministry is a great way to get to know people while becoming an active member of the church.  In addition, service gives you a creative outlet to living your baptismal commitments, helps the parish in fulfilling its pastoral obligations, and gives us the opportunity to get to know you personally. 

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Contact Information

Address:  23 WG/HC, 5120 Austin Ellipse, Moody AFB, GA  31699


Phone Numbers:  Office:  (229) 257-3211, Fax:  (229) 257-3646

Office Hours
  Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Holy Days of Obligation


Reconciliation/Confession by Appointment


Sundays and Holy Days



Religious Education


-   Religious education (RE) is held 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (Sep - May).  Classes are for children 4 years of age through adult.  To register or for more information call the Base Chapel at 257-3211 (CCD registration is open year round). 


Click here for the Religious Education Registration Form

Click here for the Religious Education Schedule for 2012/2013


Confession:  9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. or by appointment


Mass:  Sundays at 09:30 a.m. (fellowship in the Social Hall following Mass)

  Daily Mass


Mass is celebrated Monday through Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament room.


Saint Patrick's Catholic Church

St. PSaint Patrickatrick's life and example gives us much to commemorate:

v Faith in God

v Charity toward those who have not been charitable to you

v Commitment to the welfare of others

Click here to learn more about St. Patrick

Click here for St Patrick's Prayer of the Faithful


Parish News

Prayer Requests

Prayer RequestsDo you have a prayer request?  Then visit our brand new prayer request page and let us and others pray with you.

Why do we pray?  We pray to be in communion with God; to raise our mind and heart to God in thanksgiving; to praise His glory and to request good things from God.

Can’t we simply pray for ourselves? Yes and you’re encouraged to do so but James 5:16 states we must also pray for one another and that the fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful.  With this in mind, we want to join you in your prayers.

Click here to visit our Prayer Request Page

  Parish Council Meeting

Our next Parish Council meeting will be held on 13 January at
12:00 p.m. in the Social Hall.  All parishioners are invited to attend.

Church Community Pictures


Christmas Play

The parish celebrated its annual Mass in the Grass at Grassy Pond in September.  The day started with religious education kick off followed by Mass then a pot luck lunch.

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Advent Wreaths

Annually, at the start of Advent, the youth of the chapel prepare Advent Wreaths for their religious education classrooms and for their homes.  In addition, the parish hosts a pot luck lunch to celebrate the start of Advent.

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If you are new to the community, please introduce yourself to
Father Voyt.  We invite you and your family to become active members of our faith community and want you to feel at home and experience the life of the Spirit in this parish.

We ask that you register your family with the Chapel.  Registration forms are located on the wall by the bulletin board in the foyer or you can download the form from this site.  Once completed, give your form to Father Voyt; an usher; or Ms Christine Johnson, our Religious Education Coordinator. 

You may also obtain additional registration information from the Parish Coordinator at (229) 257-2580.


The liturgical weekly readings are available to you online.  We've also provided a link for you in the event you want the readings read to you.

Click here to read or listen to this week's liturgy

Click here to read the New American Bible on line

Click here to read the Catechism of the Catholic Church on line


  Mary, Mother of God- 1 Jan 15

Fr Jude Shayo, A.J.Mary and Jesus

The name "January" comes from the Roman god Janus, the god with two faces, one looking to the past and the other looking to the future.  This is the time of year to look back at the year that has just ended and to look forward to the new year ahead of us.

The gospel today presents Mary to us as a model of that new life in Christ that all of us wish for ourselves in the new year.  We read how Mary ponders the word of God, namely, after the visit of the shepherds and after the finding in the temple, show that Mary found the word of God both in divine revelation (the angels' words to the shepherds) and in her own experiences (her encounter with her son in the temple).  Similarly, God speaks to us today through divine revelation (e.g. the Bible, the teaching and preaching of the Church) as well as through our personal experiences, if only we made time to reflect on them as Mary did.

Whatever the situation in which we find ourselves - a hardship, a disappointment, a decision to make - God has a solution, an answer that is right for us. We tell God about it in prayer but we also listen to what God has to tell us about it. Prayer is a conversation with God but sometimes all we do is pick up the phone, read out the list of our problems to God and drop the phone without listening to hear what God has to say to us. Let us today resolve to listen more to the voice of God, to treasure God's word and ponder it in our hearts. Then shall we be able to realize our new year resolution of a new life in union with God.

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Click here to listen to other homilies.

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Ten Commandments

vOrigin of the Ten Commandments:  Moses was sent by God to set the Israelites free from slavery.  Three months after leaving Egypt, Moses was called to the top of Mt Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments, which were etched in stone tablets.  The commandments are fundamental obligations of our religion and morality

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You will need at least 6 months prior to the wedding ceremony for planning and preparation.  Contact Father Steve for more details.


Baptism classes are held on the third Thursday of each month in the conference room of the chapel at 6:30 p.m.  The next class will be held on 28 Oct. 

Call Anna at 257-3211 to schedule yourself for the next class.   

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Prayer Requests

Prayer Requests - Do you have a prayer request?  Let Father Steve know.  E-mail your prayer request today, click here


Prayer Journal - Keeping a journal is a meaningful prayer practice, which can open your mind and heart so you're better able to hear what God really wants of you.   

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Other Prayer Pages

v How to Pray   v Prayers   v Stations of the Cross   v The Rosary


Purchase Fund Request Form


Purchase fund requests must be made no later than 5 days prior to the event. 

Click here to download an Adobe version of the form 


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  Last Updated:  1 Jan 15 

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