Ordinary Time

Fall 2017

October 29, 2017


October is always a special time of the year as the fall folige is in full swing and the beauty of the natural world reflects the wonder of God's beauty.  It is also the month dedicated to our Blessed Mother and to the praying of her Rosary.  This year happens to be the centennial of her apparations in Fatima, Portugal in 1917.  Finally, October is also Respect Life month where we pray in a special way for a greater respect and protection of all human life from conception to natural death.

However, October is also a special time when we remember and pray for our priests.  October 29th is Priesthood Sunday, a day to reflect on the meaning of the priesthood and to pray for all priests who have given their lives in sacrifice to serve the Church.

This year, our local Knights of Columbus Council is sponsoring a novena to pray for an increase of vocations to the priesthood for the Diocese of Manchester.  It will begin on October 20th and end on October 28th.  Please consider joining us in asking God for more laborers for his harvest.

The novena may be accessed here together with other recsources such as a coloring page for young people.  Feel free to print out these resources and remember to pray the novena each day.  Invite others to pray it with you.  Pray it together as families.  Together, let us implore the Lord to bless the local Church with more vocations to the priesthood.



Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

We're the Supporting Cast

  Life can make us think we are in control of our lives.  We plan, think, execute, and succeed (or fail). Then along comes an illness, an accident, a job loss, or one of countless other things, and we realize we really aren’t in control of much. This famous phrase sums it up: Man proposes, God disposes. We can transfer this same false assumption into our relationship with God and expect Mass, prayer, and liturgy to work for us, fill us, and entertain us. But liturgy and prayer are about giving God his glory above all else. 
     When we pray, and especially when we enter into communal liturgy, we are reminded once again that it is all about what God is doing. Isaiah says the Lord will provide for all people. God will provide! We might prepare, serve, or participate, but the director, producer, and main actor is God. We are the supporting cast. That is why liturgy is not so much about our planning, participation, or entertainment but about entering into harmony with God’s action and praising him as he asks. 
    The same point can be found in the Gospel. The king sends out invitations for his son’s wedding and prepares the feast. He adjusts to the unexpected lack of interest and invites others. The ones who arrive are the ones the master has invited. 
     It would be foolish for one of the invited guests to vaunt their importance.  Their role is to humbly enjoy and gracefully help the king and the newlyweds to shine on their night! 

 —Fr. Mark Haydu, LC

“I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me...My God will fully supply whatever you need, in accord with his glorious riches in Christ Jesus."
                                                    (Philipians 4:13, 19)

For Reflection

What attitudes do I regularly bring  with me to Mass? Is Mass about my pleasure or God’s glory? How often do I serve even when there’s nothing in it for me? How can I commit to more unselfish service? 

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  10:00AM Sunapee


All Weekday Masses are offered at
St. Patrick Church in Newport.

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Upcoming Events

Oct 22

Religious Education Classes (Grades 9-10)

Sunday, 5:00 PM

Religious Education Classes (Grades 9-10)
Time: Sunday, 5:00 PM
Location: Assumption Hall - 40 School Street Newport NH 03773
  Click here for the full Religious Education schedule or contact the Religious Education Director Mrs. Charlotte Antal with any questions.
Oct 23

Monday Night Rosary Group

Monday, 7:00 PM

Monday Night Rosary Group
Time: Monday, 7:00 PM
Location: St. Joachim Mission - New Hampshire Route 11 Sunapee NH 03782
  Join fellow parishioners who gather weekly at St. Joachim Mission to pray the rosary.
Oct 23

AA Meeting

Monday, 7:30 PM

AA Meeting
Time: Monday, 7:30 PM
Location: Assumption Hall - 40 School Street Newport NH 03773
  Information on Alcoholics Anonymous   For More Information of the A.A. Meeting at St. Patrick Parish/Assumption Hall please...
Oct 25

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!
Oct 26

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Thursday, 7:00 PM

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Time: Thursday, 7:00 PM
Location: Assumption Hall - 40 School Street Newport NH 03773
  Have you thought of becoming Catholic?  Do you wish to complete your sacramental initiation in the Catholic Church?  These sessions are...
Oct 27

Religious Education (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd)

Friday, 3:00 PM

Religious Education (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd)
Time: Friday, 3:00 PM
Location: Assumption Hall - 40 School Street Newport NH 03773
  Click here for the full Religious Education schedule or contact the Religious Education Director Mrs. Charlotte Antal with any questions.

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Located at 5 Georges Mill Road in Sunapee NH, the Church is seven minutes off of Interstate 89, exit 12.  Follow Route 11W; Church is across from the Sunapee Fire Station.  Click here for more detailed infomation.


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