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Scriptures Oct. 14– 21, 2018
XXVIII Sunday in Ordinary Time: 
WIS 7:7-11; HEB 4:12-13; MK 10:17-30
Mon Oct. 15: Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church: 
GAL 4:22-24, 26-27, 31–5:1; LK 11:29-32
Tue Oct. 16: GAL 5:1-6; LK 11:37-41
Wed Oct. 17: Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr: GAL 5:18-25; LK 11:42-46
Thur Oct. 18: Feast of Saint Luke, evangelist: 
2 TM 4:10-17B; LK 10:1-9
Fri Oct. 19: Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs:  EPH 1:11-14;  LK 12:1-7
Sat Oct. 20: EPH 1:15-23; LK 12:8-12
Sun Oct. 21: XXVIX Sunday in Ordinary Time: 
IS 53:10-11; HEB 4:14-16; MK 10:35-45

Scriptures Nov. 11 - 18, 2018

Sun Nov. 11: XXXII Sunday in Ordinary Time:
1 KGS 17:10-16; HEB 9:24-28

Mon Nov. 12: Memorial of Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr:  TI 1:1-9; LK 17:1-6

Tue Nov. 13: Memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin:  TI 2:1-8, 11-14;  LK 17:7-10

Wed Nov. 14:  TI 3:1-7; LK 17:11-19

Thur Nov. 15:  PHMN 7-20; LK 17:20-25

Fri Nov. 16: 2 JN 4-9; LK 17:26-37

Sat Nov. 17: Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious: 3 JN 5-8; LK 18:1-8

Sun Nov. 18: Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

DN 12:1-3; HEB 10:11-14, 18; MK 13:24-32


 


 


 



 


 

 


 



 


 


 


COMING UP SPECIAL COLLECTIONS:

Nov. 18: Campaign for Human Development

Dec. 9: Retired Religious

 


 


 




Marriage Minute


(Reader’s Tip) 

Say “thank you,” especially for the little things. It lets your spouse know you noticed and appreciated what they did, no matter how little the task.

 

 

 

 

                         

 


 






 

 

 

Welcome! St. Patrick Church is a celebration of Christ, Family & Community. 

We welcome you to St. Patrick's with open arms and hearts and look forward to serving you and your family.

God bless you and keep you.

  

St. Patrick Catholic Church is staffed by the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity.                                

   

NEW PARISHIONER: Welcome to our Parish Community. Please fill out our registration form!

BIENVENIDO! A nuestra familia! Por favor llene la forma de registro.


PRO-LIFE ROSARY, Every Saturday 5p.m.


 MASSES SCHEDULE: 

Saturdays: 5:30 p.m. English

Sundays:   8:30 a.m.  English

                   11:30 a.m.  English

                      5:00 p.m. English
                      7:00 p.m. En Español

Monday: NO MASS

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. English

Wednesdays: 12 Noon  followed by Adoration till 2pm

Thursday: 9:00 a.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m.

Holy days will be announced.

 

 


PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: Our next meeting will be this coming Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 5:30p.m. in the Parish Hall.


LAZARUSHELP THE NEEDY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON: Sponsor a    family for $30 The following will be given to a needy family: Ham or Turkey, white and sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, baked goods and bread.

…For I was hungry and you gave me something  to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something  to drink…Matthew 25:35


SODALITY BAKE SALE: Just on Time for Thanksgiving Dinner! The Ladies of the Sodality are having their Annual Bake Sale! November 17th—18th, 2018 after all Masses at St. Patrick’s Fellowship Hall. Please support this cause, this is their main fundraiser.

 

THANK YOU!: We had a great turnout for our First Annual Trunk or Treat!  We had many trunks, and served over 200 kids! The public voted for the best trunk, and our Youth Group won!  Start thinking of ideas for next year!

    Saints Alive was a great event!  We had many Saints during Mass, and then at the party afterwards.  A big thank you to all who made this event a success; especially The Jaime's, Minnie's Uptown, Knights of Columbus, and Ladies of Sodality!  We had great fellowship, great food, great games, and got to learn about Saints!  What a blessed way to celebrate our Saints!


 

CHRIST THE KING: The Archdiocesan celebration of the Feast of Christ the King will be held on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in Bienville Square in downtown Mobile. The Christ the King Procession will walk west on Dauphin Street to Cathedral Square while reciting the Holy Rosary.  Upon conclusion all will enter the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception where Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m.  During Mass, Archbishop Rodi will confer the annual Christ the King Medal to those selected by their pastor to be recognized for their exemplary service to the parish community.  Everyone is invited to participate in this celebration and witness to our faith and heritage.

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Would you like to learn more about our Faith? Need to make your Confirmation? Have questions about our Faith? Interested in participating in RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)? Adult Formation meets every Thursday from 6:45 pm, until 8:00 pm. Apologetics has started, please come join Us!

Special Need Students:  Are you the parent/guardian of a child who has special needs? Have you hesitated having them attend Religious Education, (CCD)?  Please consider allowing your child to attend  Sunday classes.  It is important that your child be included in RE (CCD)  in the Faith, and we will help you to make this possible.  Adaptive lessons, one on one teaching, and one on one aides are available, for your students needs.

Call Mrs. Lisa Flatt@ 334-540-5329.


NEW PASTORAL COUNCIL: The Pastoral Council and Fr. Dave have agreed to begin a process in November to form a New Pastoral Council which will begin working in January.

      From now until November 25th we will be receiving  nominations.  Between November 25th and December 16th Father Dave will interview those who have been nominated and then select those who will serve beginning in January.

      See sample of the nomination form on the back page of this bulletin. This contains the purpose of the Pastoral Council as well as suggestions about the qualification for a member.  You can nominate more than one person if you wish.  The  present members of the Pastoral Council are also eligible for nomination. Thank you for your consideration.

      Next weekend, we will have more information about the process

 



BULLETIN ADVERTISING: Interested in placing an ad in our bulletin? The back cover of our bulletin is divided in two different sizes for ad spaces, and run on a one year period. The St. Patrick parish bulletin is published each week and is made available at all weekend Masses. Your ad purchase will help us defray the cost of our weekly bulletin!  Please contact the parish office for information (334) 298-9025.




  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

 


 




 


 


 


 

 


 




 


 


 


 




 


 


 



 


 

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PARISH COUNCIL: Our next meeting will be this coming Monday, October 1, 2018 @ 5:30p.m. in the Parish Hall.


ATTENTION! ALL USHERS!: Thank you for your part in the hospitality ministries of our church as ushers and greeters. A Mass count is done for every Mass during the month of October of every year. We need your help to make this information most accurate possible to be send to our Archdiocese. You will find the form on the back of the church, to write down the number of attendance for each Mass. If you have any questions, call the Parish Office.


DEVOTION TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARYWe will continue our study of the St. Louis De Montfort Book "The Secret of the Rosary" on Sunday   September 30th after the 11:30 Mass in the parish hall with a potluck lunch. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion. Please bring a dish to share if you can. Contact Steve Carrigee for questions 706-593-4080.

YOUTH GROUP:  Will meet Monday, October 1st @ 6p.m. in the parish hall. You don't want to miss the opportunity to grow with your peers while having fun and deepening your faith. Mark your calendars also for October 29th! The Youth Group will meet in the Parish Hall to begin decorations for Trunk'r'treat. For questions call Tyler Flatt @ 334-540-5333

 ULTREYAThe next Ultreya for the Columbus, Ft. Benning and Phenix City Cursillo Community will be held on Sunday, October 7, at 1:30 PM ET in the parish hall of St Patrick's Church in Phenix City.  Everyone is invited to join us for a potluck lunch at 12:45 following the 11:30 AM Mass.  All Cursillistas and anyone interested in learning more about Cursillo are urged to attend. For information about Cursillo and upcoming events, call Bob Spano at 706-304-4457 or Louie Robinson at 706-464-5911.


PARISH COUNCIL: Our next meeting will be this coming Monday, October 1, 2018 @ 5:30p.m. in the Parish Hall.


ATTENTION! ALL USHERS!: Thank you for your part in the hospitality ministries of our church as ushers and greeters. A Mass count is done for every Mass during the month of October of every year. We need your help to make this information most accurate possible to be send to our Archdiocese. You will find the form on the back of the church, to write down the number of attendance for each Mass. If you have any questions, call the Parish Office.


DEVOTION TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARYWe will continue our study of the St. Louis De Montfort Book "The Secret of the Rosary" on Sunday   September 30th after the 11:30 Mass in the parish hall with a potluck lunch. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion. Please bring a dish to share if you can. Contact Steve Carrigee for questions 706-593-4080.

YOUTH GROUP:  Will meet Monday, October 1st @ 6p.m. in the parish hall. You don't want to miss the opportunity to grow with your peers while having fun and deepening your faith. Mark your calendars also for October 29th! The Youth Group will meet in the Parish Hall to begin decorations for Trunk'r'treat. For questions call Tyler Flatt @ 334-540-5333

 ULTREYAThe next Ultreya for the Columbus, Ft. Benning and Phenix City Cursillo Community will be held on Sunday, October 7, at 1:30 PM ET in the parish hall of St Patrick's Church in Phenix City.  Everyone is invited to join us for a potluck lunch at 12:45 following the 11:30 AM Mass.  All Cursillistas and anyone interested in learning more about Cursillo are urged to attend. For information about Cursillo and upcoming events, call Bob Spano at 706-304-4457 or Louie Robinson at 706-464-5911.

PARISH COUNCIL: Our next meeting will be this coming Monday, October 1, 2018 @ 5:30p.m. in the Parish Hall.


ATTENTION! ALL USHERS!: Thank you for your part in the hospitality ministries of our church as ushers and greeters. A Mass count is done for every Mass during the month of October of every year. We need your help to make this information most accurate possible to be send to our Archdiocese. You will find the form on the back of the church, to write down the number of attendance for each Mass. If you have any questions, call the Parish Office.


DEVOTION TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARYWe will continue our study of the St. Louis De Montfort Book "The Secret of the Rosary" on Sunday   September 30th after the 11:30 Mass in the parish hall with a potluck lunch. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion. Please bring a dish to share if you can. Contact Steve Carrigee for questions 706-593-4080.

YOUTH GROUP:  Will meet Monday, October 1st @ 6p.m. in the parish hall. You don't want to miss the opportunity to grow with your peers while having fun and deepening your faith. Mark your calendars also for October 29th! The Youth Group will meet in the Parish Hall to begin decorations for Trunk'r'treat. For questions call Tyler Flatt @ 334-540-5333

 ULTREYAThe next Ultreya for the Columbus, Ft. Benning and Phenix City Cursillo Community will be held on Sunday, October 7, at 1:30 PM ET in the parish hall of St Patrick's Church in Phenix City.  Everyone is invited to join us for a potluck lunch at 12:45 following the 11:30 AM Mass.  All Cursillistas and anyone interested in learning more about Cursillo are urged to attend. For information about Cursillo and upcoming events, call Bob Spano at 706-304-4457 or Louie Robinson at 706-464-5911.

Gospel Glimpses 

 

30th Sunday of Ordinary Time

October 28, 2018

 

    Original Faith

 

     Jesus said that the blind man was saved by his faith. But what faith was that? Not his belief in the Trinity, which was unknown at the time. Not his belief in the death and resurrection of Jesus, which had not yet happened.

     At its root, faith is not a belief in certain dogmas, but a raw response to mystery. Einstein, who was an agnostic, wrote: "The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. To sense that behind everything we experience there is something that the mind cannot grasp, whose beauty and sublimity reaches us only indirectly: this is religiousness. Those who cannot wonder and stand in awe areas good as dead."

     Faith is the response to mystery. We sense that there is something bigger and better than us; bigger and better than anything outside us; something so big and so good that we cannot even give it a name. It calls itself "I am" — and we translate that as God. But before we approach that mystery, we encounter three other mysteries closer at hand: the universe, our self, and others.

     We stand in awe before the magnificence of mountains, the beauty of the stars, the terror of a tsunami, the mesmerizing roar of tides. And we wonder: Where did it come from? Where will it end? What is time, how extensive is space? This can be an        occasion of faith.

     We stand in front of the mirror that reflects our own mystery. Who am I, what am I doing here? Do I matter? Does anyone care about me? Do I have a future? Like an   image in a mirror of a mirror of a mirror, my depth is fathomless.

     We stand in awe before the mystery of others. How should we respond to someone we can never really know? Talmudic scholar Emmanuel Levinas thinks that the other person is a challenge to us, a demand on our recognition. The other actually calls us into being, formulates who we are. The mystery of the other is an occasion of faith.

     The radical mysteries of God, nature, our self and the other are too vague, too     diffuse, too powerful to be sustained for long. So we structure them, codify them,    categorize them into manageable pieces. The mystery of God becomes dogmas of Trinity and Incarnation; the mystery of the cosmos becomes physics and chemistry; the mystery of the self becomes ego and id; the mystery of the other becomes neighbor and stranger. And all this specialization guts religion.

   Religion is supposed to be an unbreakable trust in a personal God, but for many, it is a list of doctrines. Morality is supposed to be a loving response to a caring God, but for many it is cold obedience to impersonal laws. Prayer is supposed to be answering the call of God, but too often it is the frantic attempt to contact God. The Gospel indicates the way, not the destination. The kingdom of God is here, not in heaven. Eternal life starts now, not sometime later. The sacraments are the divination of everyday affairs,  not magical bolts from the blue.

     Doctrines and catechism and creeds are useful ways to explain and expand on    original faith. But they can also obscure and even replace original faith. More complex things are not always better. Enthusiasm can be reduced to routine; personal response can be institutionalized.

     The original faith of the blind man was not complicated. He simply believed that Jesus could heal him. The original creed of Christians was simple: Jesus is Lord! The origi­nal moral code was simple: Love!                                     

 


 


 

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"The family idea is dear to God and to the Church ... I declare that I recognize the value of a family spirit, of a family working in the Church, of a family that with ardor will take these words from our dear Lord’s lips: ‘Going, therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.'"

 

- Fr. Thomas Augustine Judge,  Founder of St. Patrick School and 3rd Pastor of St. Patrick Church


 

 

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might not perish
but might have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world might be saved through him.
Whoever believes in him will not be condemned,
but whoever does not believe has already been condemned,
because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 

                                

                                                                         JN 3:16-18