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.

E-mail Father Jude

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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, 9:30 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 3 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

 

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

Mass on Sunday:  9:30 a.m.

 

Daily Mass:  Normally, 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  

Click here to learn more about St. Patrick

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

 

What is Advent? 

The word advent is derived from the Latin adventus, which means "coming" or "arrival."  In the societies of the Roman empire, the word adventus referred to the arrival of a person of dignity and great power - a king, emperor, or even one of the gods.  For Christians, Advent is the time when the church patiently prepares for the coming of the King of Kings, Jesus Christ.

 

Click here to learn ...

- What is the Church's focus during Advent?
- What are the colors of the vestments?
- How to Prepare during Advent
- Asking for the Grace We Desire
- Keeping Focused in the "Background"
- Letting Rituals and Gestures Be Open to Grace

 

 

Advent Customs

Click here to lAdvent Wreathearn about ...

      - Advent calendar
      - Advent plays
      - Christmas trees
      - Nativity scene
      - Christmas carols
      - Evergreens
      - Holly
      - Jesse tree
      - Mistletoe
      - Poinsettia

 

 

How to Have a Meaningful Advent

Click here for some ideas on how to have a meaningful advent season.

 

 

Advent Prayers

Click here for some prayers you can use during Advent.

 

 

Advent Wreath

The origins of the Advent wreath are found in the folk practices of the pre-Christian Germanic peoples who, during the cold December darkness of Eastern Europe, gathered wreaths of evergreen and lighted fires as signs of hope in a coming spring and renewed light. 

 

Click here for more information on the origin, use and prayers for the Advent wreath in your home.

 

Prayer Requests 

Do you have a prayer request?  Then visit our 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?  The answer is "Yes" and you're encourage 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

 


Religious Education

If you are interested in being a Religious Education (RE) teacher for the 2017-2018 school year or if you have taught last year and would like to teach again please e-mail Christine Jonson.  Click here.

Student registration for Pre-K through RCIA  is ongoing.  Please see Christine in the Social Hall to sign up.


Catholic Women of the Chapel (CWOC)

CWOC meets on the first and third Monday of the month here at the chapel (at time other locations TBD) from 6:30-8:00 pm.  Please join us for this enlightening time together.


  Feast of the Immaculate Conception

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a holy day of obligation.  Mass will be held on 8 December at 5:30 p.m. 

For more information on this holy day click here.


Mass on the Flight Line

Mass is held in the Maintenance Group training room at 1200 hrs for maintainers and flight line workers.


  Parish Council

Our next Parish Council meeting will be held on 14 December at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel.  All parishioners are invited to attend.


  Advent Project

This year our Advent project is to assist the St Francis Center of Valdosta.  Throughout the year, the center helps families in need throughout our community.

This year we are collecting bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper and paper towels for the center.  Please place your items in the basket in the foyer of the church.  Thank you for your generosity.

"Recognizing the needs of others is a sign of genuine conversion, which only happens when the heart is ready to be changed by Jesus.  Conversion and forgiveness of sins are two aspects of mercy.  How often do we tell ourselves:  ' must change; I cannot continue like this.  On this path, my life will not bear fruit.  It will be a useless life, and I will not be happy.'  Jesus invites us to change our lives.  On this path,, my life will not bear fruit.  It will be a useless life, and I will not be happy.'  Jesus invites us to change our lives.  He, with the Holy Spirit, plants in us the seed of this restlessness in order to change our lives a little bit for the better.  Just open the door, and he will do all the rest.  He does everything.  But open wide the door, so that he can heal us and carry us forward.  Jesus won people over with kindness, with love."

 

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.

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

 

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

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.  The next class will be held on 28 Jan 16 at 6:00 p.m. 

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.   

Click here to learn more
 

Other Prayer Pages

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

 

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 Nov 17
 
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