Ordinary Time

Summer 2017

 

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
A Show of Mercy

 

    One of the most important signs of true strength is the ability to show mercy. The Roman emperors understood this and were praised when they showed clemency toward a criminal. The one who has the power to condemn also has power to forgive.
   The artist Ippolito Scarsella—in his painting Virgin and Angels Imploring Christ Not to Punish Lust, Avarice and Pride—depicts this mercy, as it applies to Jesus, in classic allegorical fashion. Mary and the  angels are shown pleading with Jesus to hold back his wrath against lust, avarice, and pride. Jesus is rearing back to launch arrows upon them, yet Mary begs him to withhold his judgment. 
     The Book of Wisdom praises God, for “he is master of might, but governs with lenience.” The fact is, he would be fully justiļ¬ed to reprimand every vice of his creatures, yet he chooses mercy. What a wonderful lesson for all persons in authority!
   It’s enough to just look at the Gospel. The weeds are not immediately torn out or burned out of consideration of the wheat. Both are allowed to grow and develop to maturity to insure the harvest. Permitting the good to struggle with evil allows the good to grow in perfection. It also gives the bad a chance to convert.
     God gives every grace to those who love him so that we may not succumb to the challenges around us. His mercy gives the sinner every possible chance to repent and be saved. This is the heart we must have for one another and why we should never gloat about our goodness or despair of our weaknesses. While there is life, there is hope.

—Fr. Mark Haydu, LC
 

“The Spirit...comes to the aid of our weakness;
for we do not know how to pray as we ought.”
                                                         (Romans 8:26)


For Reflection
Do I more readily imitate God's judgment, justice, or mercy?
How can I practice all three?

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St. Patrick Parish 2017 GRAND ANNUAL

The weekend of July 1st and 2nd is our Grand Annual Collection, an important second collection that helps us to balance our budget, meet operating expenses, and save for the future.

If you already receive envelopes, you will have an envelope for this important yearly collection.  Your annual gift to the parish may also be mailed to the parish office or you can use the button below to make your gift towards our parish's Grand Annual.  Donations are being accepted through the month of July.

Thank you in advance for your generosity in helping our parish grow and continue the good works of God. Your gift makes all the difference to our parish family!
 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Masses


Weekend

Saturday Vigil: 4:00PM Newport
Sunday: 8:00AM Newport
  10:00AM Sunapee
     


Weekday

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

Monday, Thursday-Saturday 8:00AM
Wednesday 6:00PM

Holy Days of Obligation

8:00AM in Newport
6:30PM in Sunapee

Adoration


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place weekly at St. Patrick Church from Wednesday mornings at 9:00AM through Thursday mornings at 8:00AM.


Confessions


Confessions are available every week at
St. Patrick Church in Newport or by appointment.

Wednesdays 5:00PM - 5:45PM
Saturdays    3:00PM - 3:45PM
 

Upcoming Events

Jul 26

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!
Jul 28

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...
Jul 31

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.
Jul 31

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 2

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 7

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.
 

Directions to St. Patrick


Located at 32 Beech Street in Newport NH, the Church is fifteen minutes off of Interstate 89, exit 12.  Follow Route 11W which becomes NH-103 W/NH-11 W/Sunapee St. Click here for more detailed information.

 

Directions to St. Joachim


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.

 

Parish Office


Address: 40 School Street Newport, NH 03773
Location: Second Floor of Assumption Hall
Summer Hours: Tuesday - Friday  9:00AM to 3:00PM*  The parish office is closed Mondays during the summer from June 19th - Sept. 5th.
 
*Office is closed daily from 12:00 - 12:30PM

 

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