Let 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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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.

 

Upcoming Holy Days

Click here to view upcoming Holy Days of Obligation

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 2014/15

 

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

 

Mass:  Sundays at 09:30 a.m.

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

 

St. Patrick'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  

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Click here for St. Patrick's Prayer of the Faithful

 

Prayer Requests

Do 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 10 March at 12:00 p.m. in the Social Hall.  All parishioners are invited to attend.

 

Confirmation

Three of our parishioners celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation with their families and friends.  Bishop Coyne from the Military Archdiocese presided over the event.

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Christmas Play

The parish celebrated its annual Christmas play complete with animals, angels, Mary and Joseph and the baby Jesus.

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If you are new to the community, please introduce yourself to
Father Shayo.  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 JesusThe 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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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

 

What is Lent?

Lent is the forty-day period (or season) lasting from Ash Wednesday to
Holy Thursday.  Easter always falls on a Sunday between March 22 and
April 25, roughly corresponding to early spring in the Northern Hemisphere.  This year Easter falls on 4 Apr 2010.

Ash Wednesday, which may fall anywhere between February 4 and March 10, occurs 46 days before Easter, but Lent is nevertheless considered to be 40 days long, due to the fact that Sundays in this season are not counted among the days of Lent.  The traditional reason for this is that fasting was considered inappropriate on Sunday, the day commemorating the Resurrection of Jesus. 

Lent is a time of preparation for Holy Week, which recalls the events linked to the Passion of Christ and culminates in the Easter, the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  It is a special time of seeking God; it is a time to renew our quest and nourish our faith.

As a Catholic you have certain obligations during Lent and Easter.  Click here to learn more.

Click here to learn ...

- The History of Lent

- Why do we Need to Make Time for Lent?

- Questions you should answer during Lent

- Customs during Lent

- Abstinence

- Charity

Ash Wednesday

 Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent.  It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption.

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- Why we receive the ashes

- Who may receive ashes?

- Tradition

- Why Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation

Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday or Maundy Thursday marks the Beginning of the Sacred Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday) and is one of the most complex and profound of all religious observances.  It celebrates the institution by Christ Himself of the Eucharist and of the institution of the priesthood for in this, His last supper with the disciples, a celebration of Passover, He is the self-offered Passover Victim, and every ordained priest to this day presents this same sacrifice, by Christ's authority and command, in exactly the same way.  The Last Supper was also Christ's farewell to His assembled disciples, some of whom would betray, desert or deny Him before the sun rose again.

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Good Friday

Good Friday (also called "Great Friday" or "Holy Friday") is the most somber day of the entire year.  A silence pervades, socializing is kept to a minimum, things are done quietly; it is a day of mourning; it is a funeral.  The Temple of the Body of Christ is destroyed, capping the the penitential seasons begun on Septuagesima Sunday and becoming more intense throughout Lent. Traditional Catholics wear black, cover their mirrors, extinguish candles and any lamps burning before icons, keep amusements and distractions down, and go about the day in great solemnity.

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Easter

Easter is the greatest feast day of the year.  On this Sunday, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  Easter Sunday comes at the end of 40 days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving (Lent).  Through spiritual struggle and self-denial, we have prepared ourselves to die spiritually with Christ on Good Friday, the day of his Crucifixion, so that we can rise again with him in new life on Easter.

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Lent and Easter Obligations

Christian faithful are to do penance through prayer, fasting, abstinence and by exercising works of piety and charity.   All Fridays through the year, and especially during Lent, are penitential days.

Click here to learn more about ...

- Abstinence

- Fasting

- Easter Duty

- Distribution of Ashes

- Time of the Easter Vigil

40 Ways to Get the Most Out of Lent

Click here to learn how you can get the most out of Lent

Family Activities

Click here to read about some family activities you can participate in during the Lenten season

Marriage

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

Baptism

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.   


Click here to learn more about our seven Catholic sacraments

 

Prayer Requests - Do you have a prayer request?  Let Father Jude 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

 

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Last Updated: 3 Mar 15

 
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