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 14 October 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.

  Knights of Columbus, 50's, 60's & 70's Dinner Dance

The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Dinner Dance on October 4, 2014 to help raise funds for the new St. Anthony of Padua Church in Ray City, GA which combines with Queen of Peace Church in Lakeland.  Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased by calling Queen of Peace Church Office at (229) 896-7549, Rita Henkels (229) 300-2867 or purchased at the Knight of Columbus Hall.  Doors will open at 6:00 pm.

  Blessing of the Animals

There will be a Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 4 at 10:00 am at the St Francis Center at 520 E. Mary St. 

The St. Francis Center invites pet parents to bring their special furry friends for a Blessing of the Animals, in recognition of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.  Pets of all kinds are welcome, but please be sure to have your pet in a secure carrier or on a leash.  If you pet doesn't like crowds or is will, you may bring a picture to be blessed. 

For more information contact the St. Francis Center at (229) 242-8656.


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.

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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


  Parable of the Vineyard Workers- 21 Sep 14

Fr Jude Shayo, A.J.Parable of the Vineyard

In the Gospel there is the Parable of the Vineyard Workers hired late.  This story evokes many feelings and often much conversation because of the issue of "fairness."  Why should a worker who worked the whole day get paid the same wages as a worker who worked one hour?

When it comes to God's mercy and love, it's not a matter of fairness.  One who came to God early in life isn't given more than the one who came to God later in life.  Our God is so generous as to offer us salvation regardless of how little we have paid our share of service and loyalty to His promises. 

When you come right down to it, most, if not all, of sin is about worrying more about ourselves and our relation to others than keeping our souls and being focused on God.

Lord help me always to be willing to be generous. Open my eyes for opportunities to share myself and fill the cup of someone who may be needing a full portion but who can only give an hour.  Help me to ever judge by what is FAIR but give as You would! 

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

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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

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:  21 Sep 14 

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