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.

 



Join Us


Upcoming

 

Holy Days of Obligation


 

Sundays and Holy Days

 

Religious Education

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

 

Click here for the RE Registration form

 

Click here for the RE schedule for 2013/2014

 

Confession

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

 

Mass

 

Sundays at 9:30 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.

 

  No daily Mass on 11 Nov 14 (federal holiday)

 



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

 

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. 

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.


  Knights of Columbus Coat Drive

The Knights of Columbus is hosting a coat drive for the St. Francis Center.  They are asking for slightly used coats of all sizes to donate for the migrant workers in our area.  If you would like to donate please bring your coat(s) to room 11 in the Chapel.


  Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time is next Sunday, November 2.  Don't forget to change your time backward one hour.


  All Souls' Prayer Intention Requests

Next Sunday we will be celebrating All Souls' Day dedicated in the remembrance of the departed.  There will be an All Souls' Day Prayer Intention Requests book in the foyer during the month of November, if you would like to recognize any of your dearly departed.

 



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.

Click here to see more photos 



Newcomers


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 Shayo; 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.



Liturgy

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


Homily


  The Greatest Commandment - 26 Oct 14

Fr Jude Shayo, A.J.

True love of God and true love of our fellow human beings are like two sides of the same coin.  One cannot exist apart from the other.  That is what we find in today's gospel.  Jesus is asked about the greatest commandment in the law.  The book answer, of course is love of God.  But Jesus does not stop there.  He goes on to give a more practical answer.  He gives the other side of the coin as well, which is love of neighbor.  True love of God and true love of neighbor are practically one and the same thing.  As Jesus said, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind." This is the greatest and first commandment.  And a second is like it: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets" (Matthew 22:37-40). 

Greatest Commandment

For Jesus, true love has three dimensions:  (a) love of God, (b) love of neighbor, and (c) love of oneself.  The first two are positively commanded; the last one is not commanded but presumed to be the basis of all loving.  The commandment to love your neighbor as yourself presumes that you love yourself.

Those who say, 'I love God,' and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen" (1 John 4:20).


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

The 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



Sacraments


Marriage

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

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.


Click here to learn more about our seven Catholic sacraments



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.   

Click here to learn more
 



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 


Disclaimer

The links to other web pages in this website are listed solely for the user's convenience.  St. Patrick's Catholic Church assumes no responsibility for, nor does it necessarily endorse, these websites, their content, or their sponsoring organizations.

 


  Last Updated:  26 Oct 14

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