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, 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:  8:45 a.m. to 9:15 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.

Mass in the Grass

Annually, St Patrick's Catholic Community holds Mass at Grassy Pond.  The year's event was held on 9 Sep 18 and included a religious education kick-off event and a picnic.

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St Patrick Celebration

On 16 Mar 19, the parish celebrated Saint Patrick, our patron saint.  In addition to Mass, the parish hosted a potluck dinner followed by games for young and old.

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  Lent Mass and Service Schedule

- Palm Sunday, 14 Apr 19 @ 9:00 a.m.  Note: Mass starts 30 minutes early

- Holy Thursday, 18 Apr 19 @ 5:00 p.m.  Followed by Eucharistic Adoration from 6 p.m. until midnight.  Please sign up to spend an hour with Him.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the foyer.

- Good Friday, 19 Apr 19 @ 5:00 p.m.

- Easter Vigil, 20 Apr 19 @ 8:30 p.m.

- Easter Sunday, 21 Apr 19 @ 9:30 a.m.

  Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated on 28 Apr 19.  This feast was instituted by Pope Saint John Paul II, is celebrated every year on the Octave of Easter.

Click here to learn more about Divine Mercy Sunday.

  Live Rosary

There will be a live rosary on 28 April at 11:15 a.m. outside of building 440 (weather permitting).

  Money Counter Training

There is a yearly requirement for ushers to attend money counter training.  Our next training event will be held on 5 May at 10:30 a.m. or 12:05 p.m.  If you cannot attend this training, then please contact Angela Olson or MSgt Wallace at (229) 257-3211.

  Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council Meeting will be held on 9 May 19 @ 5:00 p.m.  We will project any events we want to have during the year.  All parishioners are welcome and we value your input.

  Parish Lenten Project

Please bring the following items and place them in the basket in the foyer:  pasta, pasta sauce, macaroni and cheese, cereal, grits, fruit cups/cans, rice (preferably 16 oz), peanut butter and jelly, paper products, paper towels and toilet time. 

These items will be donated to the St Francis Center.

  Parish Council President or Vice President

We will have a vacancy on the parish council in May 19.  If you're active duty and interested in serving on the parish council as the council president or as the vice president, then inform Fr Shayo, Mary Estep or Christine Johnson.

  Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is scheduled for 3-8 June, 9:00 a.m. - noon.  Registration is open for students and volunteers.  Forms can be picked up in the Catholic Office, room 11.

Make your VB the mane event!  This epic African adventure engages the whole herd.  At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.

You can help make this experience even richer by donating one or more of the following items:  Antibacterial gel, wet wipes, plastic table cloths (all colors), paper towels, napkins, Ziploc resealable bags (gallon and sandwich), 9 oz clear plastic cups, 3 oz cups, 9-12 oz water bottle w/lids, brown paper bags, foam dinner plates, dominoes, Skittles (2 lb bags), Chester's Puff corn, pretzel sticks, Ritz crackers, Saltine cr=aackers, gluten free crackers, pita chips (triangle shaped), Graham crackers, mini rice cakes, crushed pineapples (canned), Mandarin oranges (canned), mini marshmallows, Animal crackers, Rice Chex cereal, banana chips and Keebler ice cream cones.


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 21 April 2019.

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 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

Click here to learn more about Lenten Practices

40 Ways to Get the Most Out of Lent

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Family Activities

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

Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday, a feast instituted by Pope Saint John Paul II, is celebrated every year on the Octave of Easter. 

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"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

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


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.   

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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


Purchase fund requests must be made no later than 5 days prior to the event. 

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                                                                                                          Last Updated:  31 Mar 19
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