Ordinary Time

Fall 2017

 

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A Message of Reform

 

    Alessandro Farnese was elected Pope Paul III in 1534 amidst very difficult times. Martin Luther had left the Church, and many German bishops, along with their kings, were separating from the faith. Part of the push for separation was financial, another part was political, and a third part was spiritual. The papal court and clerical life in Rome were often criticized, encouraging separation. 
     Pope Paul III started a reform by calling on nine respected cardinals to investigate the accusations and propose measures. The suggestions were received and true reform began to take root—although much of the success was due to the Council of Trent (called by the Pope in 1545) and the many saints active at the time: Ignatius, Philip Neri, Teresa of Ávila, Francis de Sales, Charles Borromeo, and others. 
    Another measure taken was to contract Michelangelo to paint two frescoes in the Papal Pauline Chapel—the conversion of St. Paul and the crucifixion of St. Peter—a kind of sixteenth-century marketing campaign. This chapel would send a message to all popes and the papal court; indeed, the frescoes challenged everyone in the Curia. Amidst the temptation to power and luxury, the pope was saying, “If you want power, it’s the power to serve which requires true conversion and embracing the cross.”
     The chapel needed a pithy Latin phrase to drive home this message of reform. It comes from today’s second reading: “To me, life is Christ, and death is gain.” That’s a good phrase to live by as we seek our own ongoing conversion.

 —Fr. Mark Haydu, LC

“For to me, life is Christ, and death is gain."
                                                         (Philippians 1:21)


For Reflection

Do I love without strings attached or do I love to get something in return?

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Sep 27

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday, 9:00 AM

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Time: Wednesday, 9:00 AM
Location: St. Patrick Church - 32 Beech Street Newport NH 03773
  Come spend an hour before the Lord as our parish gathers weekly to adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Please consider signing up for a weekly hour to spend in prayer with our Lord. Call the parish office to add your name to the list of adorers!
Sep 28

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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday, 9:00 AM

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Time: Wednesday, 9:00 AM
Location: St. Patrick Church - 32 Beech Street Newport NH 03773
  Come spend an hour before the Lord as our parish gathers weekly to adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Please consider signing up for a weekly hour to spend in prayer with our Lord. Call the parish office to add your name to the list of adorers!
 

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