Please note there are no weekday Masses scheduled between Monday, August 7th and Monday, August 21st. Weekday Mass will resume again on Wednesday, August 23rd according to the regular Mass schedule.

Ordinary Time

Summer 2017

 

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Walk in Faith
 

    Lanfranco’s Christ Saves Peter From Sinking in the Water is placed in a rather hidden place in the Vatican—on purpose. When a newly elected pope walks out of the Sistine Chapel, he processes across the Sala Regia (royal hall) and into the Loggia della Benedizione 
(blessing hall) to step out onto the façade of St. Peter’s and greet the world for the first time. Along the way he passes this painting of Peter sinking in the water. It speaks to that sinking feeling he probably experiences at that time! 
     This Gospel passage holds a great lesson for us all, even the pope. When Jesus comes walking on the water, he scares the disciples; they think he is a ghost. Sometimes Jesus scares us by what he asks, by how he wants to bless and shape us if we say “yes.”  Jesus tells us not to be afraid, but Peter says, “Lord if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.”  That the ghostly figure responds doesn’t prove it is Jesus; it just proves whoever it is has heard Peter and answered. 
     To really know if it is Jesus, Peter has to get out of the boat. He has to walk in faith and take a risk. Only once he steps out on the water, can he do the impossible. Even then, his faith falters and he notices the waves. Such is our experience. Even when we trust, step out, and Jesus does great things, we are still weak!  But no need to worry: Jesus loves our effort and will always reach out and grab us. In the end, that is what we want, isn’t it? To touch Jesus, to know it is him. 

 —Fr. Mark Haydu, LC

At once [Jesus] spoke to them, 'Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.'  Peter said, 'Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.'”
                                                       (Matthew 14: 27-28)


For Reflection
When have you felt Jesus’ presence most strongly in your life? Did it coincide with a difficult task or time of trouble?  Which winds distract you from Jesus?

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Aug 21

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.
Aug 21

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...
Aug 23

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!
Aug 25

Ultreya

Friday, 7:00 PM

Ultreya
Time: Friday, 7:00 PM
Location: Assumption Hall - 40 School Street Newport NH 03773
       "Ultreya" is a Spanish word, derived from the original Latin, meaning Onward!   It was in common use by...
Aug 28

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.
Aug 28

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...
 

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Location: Second Floor of Assumption Hall
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