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

Let me introduce myself, I am Father Jude Shayo, A.J., 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.

Join Us


v Holy Days of Obligation

v Reconciliation/Confession by Appointment

Sundays and Holy Days

v Religious Education


-   Religious education (RE) is held 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. (Sep - May).  Classes are for children 4 years of age through adult.  To register or for more information call the Religious Education Coordinator at 257-1675 (CCD registration is open year round). 

Click here for the Religious Education Registration Form

Click here for the Religious Education Schedule for 2013/2014

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


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


  Daily Mass

v 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 11 November at
12:00 p.m. in the Social Hall.  All parishioners are invited to attend.

St. Francis Center

The St. Francis Center is an outreach Ministry at St. John's and they are expanding every week.  They are in need of cereal, rice (1 pound bags), pasta/sauce, canned meats, canned fruits and vegetables, pork and beans, chili and soup. 

They are also looking for volunteers to help out on Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 9:30 am and 2:00 pm. 

If you would like to donate items please bring them by the Chapel to Room 11.  If you would like to volunteer please all the St. Francis Center at (229) 242-8656 and speak with Sr. Nula.

  St. John's Race and Carnival

The St. John's school will be hosting a fund raising road race and carnival on Saturday October 25th.  The road race will have both a 5k and a one mile run. 

You can register at www.stjohnroadrace.org or pick up a registration form at the school office. 

After the race there will be a Wizard of Oz themed carnival.  There will be games, bounce houses, a rock wall and much more.

  Liturgical Training

There will be a liturgical training on Sunday, October 26 at 12:30 pm for all current and new lectors, Eucharistic ministers and ushers.  If you would like to volunteer in one of these ministries, then please attend this mandatory training.


October is the Month of the Holy Rosary

The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. According to an account by 15th century Dominican, Mary appeared to St. Dominic in 1206 after he had been praying and doing severe penances because of his lack of success in combating the Albigensian heresy.  Mary praised him for his valiant fight against the heretics and then gave him the Rosary as a mighty weapon, explained its uses and efficacy, and told him to preach it to others.

The rosary is a very rich prayer in the Catholic Church's treasury.  It originated from the Church's liturgical prayer, which used the 150 psalms of the Old Testament, and developed into a way of prayer for people who couldn't read or who didn't have full access to the Bible.  The 150 psalms were later replaced with simple, easily memorized prayers such as the Our Father and the Hail Mary.  Additions were made over the centuries, and the rosary's current form took shape in the sixteenth century.

Click here to learn how to pray with the Rosary

Click here  to hear Father Jude explain the gift of the Rosary

Church Community Pictures

Mass in the Grass

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.

Click here to see more photos 

Fr Steve's Retirement

Chaplain, Lt Col Stephen Voyt retired from the Air Force after 31 years of faithful service.  He served as the Wing Chaplain at Moody AFB for the past 4 years.

Fr Steve's retirement ceremony was held on 4 August.

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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


  Give to God What Belongs to God - 19 Oct 14

Fr Jude Shayo, A.J.

Give to God What Belongs to God

In the Gospel the Pharisees ask Jesus whether it’s lawful to pay taxes to the Roman Emperor.  They hope he will say "No" so that he gets in trouble with the Romans.

But Jesus doesn’t answer the question directly.  He changes the angle of the conversation. 

Jesus asks for a coin, points to the picture of the Emperor on it, and says give to the Emperor what is the Emperor’s and give to God what is God’s.

Jesus is recommending not absolute but qualified loyalty.  That is to say, if a government provides needed goods and services then we must, in justice, give back to the government our loyalty and support.  To use this passage as a justification of unconditional loyalty and support of corrupt and totalitarian governments in a misunderstanding of what Jesus is teaching.

Christians must together discern whether and to what extent a given government and its policies merit their loyalty and support. But total and absolute loyalty and service is a debt that we owe to God and to God alone.

How do we pay what we owe God?  By loving others, using our gifts and abilities for the glory of his name and, in every way, living in a manner worthy of the reign of God.

Click here to stream or download the mp3 audio file to your computer/device.

Click here to listen to other homilies.

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Ten Commandments

vThe Origin 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

Click here to learn more about the Ten Commandments




You will need at least 6 months prior to the wedding ceremony for planning and preparation. 

Contact the Parish Coordinator at 257-2580 for more information.


Baptism classes are held on the third Thursday of each month in the conference room of the Chapel at 6:30 p.m. A minimum preparation time of 3 months is required for baptisms.  Baptism classes are offered the fourth Thursday of the month. 

To register, contact the Parish Coordinator at 257-2580.

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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

Questions and Answers

What is it meant by "Church Etiquette?"

Church etiquette is designed to make our Eucharistic celebrations reverent, preserve the sacred character of our liturgies, and make all who gather with us comfortable.

Conversation:  Out of respect for the liturgy and those who wish to engage in private prayer before and after Mass, please maintain a reverent silence in the main body of the church.  Conversation should be limited to the lobby.  Also, crying children should be taken to the crying room in back of the church.

Communication Devices:  Kindly remember to silence all cell phones and before entering the church.

Arriving on Time:  We ask that you make every effort to be on time for Mass.  If you arrive after the Gospel has been proclaimed, please refrain from receiving Communion that day.

Leaving before the Final Blessing:  The time after Communion gives us an opportunity to offer thanks for the gift we have received.  The Final Blessing is an important part of the Mass.  At the dismissal, our commission to go out and spread the good news of Jesus Christ is celebrated.  Please remember that the celebrant should be the last person to enter and the first one to leave Mass.

Proper Attire:  Dress should be modest and not attract undue attention.  This reflects a respect for Jesus, self, and others at Mass.

Food and Drink:  Please do not bring any food, drink or chewing gum into the church.

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:  19 Oct 14 

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