The Season of Lent

Winter 2019


Second Sunday of Lent

Transfiguring Our Lives through Christ

Transfiguration (detail), 1516-1520.  Raphael.  Vatican Museums.

   The same three apostles who are present in the Garden of Gethsemane are also at the transfiguration. On both occasions they fall asleep! But when they awake at the transfiguration, they see something totally different. They see Jesus radiant and resplendent like they had never seen him before. This revelation of his glory is meant to strengthen their faith and prepare them for seeing Jesus later, sweating blood in the agony of the Garden. Experiencing the joy and beauty of Jesus is essential to persevering through the inevitable passions we will have to undergo. Faith is not all about suffering, but about joy, love, and intimacy with Christ. Yes, love sometimes means we must suffer, but the fruit is greater intimacy. A diamond is made under great pressure and love must past through temptations.

  All three synoptic Gospels unite the transfiguration with Peter’s profession of faith. The reality of the passion and cross should not shake the apostle’s faith, but they should realize that his exaltation can only be accomplished in the cross: “And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself” (John 12:32).
   The sufferings we see in the world, in our own past and present, shouldn’t shake our faith in Jesus, either. Overcoming sin comes from embracing suffering.
   Jesus is so radiant that he awakes the apostles from their slumber. May the consuming love with which we burn for Jesus transfigure us into beautiful lights that awaken this world from its slumber of faith as well.
                                       —Fr. Mark Haydu, LC

For Reflection 

What area of your life or heart does Jesus want to transfigure into a brighter tesimony for Him?
All light comes from energy consumed and transformed.  How does that truth apply to your spiritual life?


For Prayer 

"While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white."

Luke 9:29


A part-time position as Facilities Manager is now available at St. Patrick Parish in Newport, New Hampshire.   Twenty-five hours per week, the position entails the cleaning, maintenance, upkeep and security of the parish churches and the various other facilities and grounds.   The applicant must be responsible and committed to keeping the parish grounds and facilities clean and attractive to preserve the image of the facility and to provide a suitable environment for staff, parishioners, students, and visitors.  Knowledge of smaller maintenance repair jobs and the operation of various types of equipment is needed.  Additionally, this position entails the responsibility for parish safety compliance as directed by the norms and regulations of the Diocese of Manchester.  If interested, please download and submit the completed application along with a resume and three letters of reference to Fr. Michael Monette at 

Applications are being accepted through Friday, April 5, 2019.

Click here for the Application for Employment


Parish News and Beyond . . .

What to do for Lent? - 03/15/2019

Check out our new parish's own webpage dedicated to the Lenten season. On this page, you will find some of the great things you and your family and do this Lent to grow in your life of faith. Click on Lent 2019 under the PARISH LIFE TAB up above. Read more

Relic Tour of St. John Vianney - 03/15/2019

The incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney, patron saint of parish priests, has begun its national US Tour. It will stop at various Churches and Shines for the people of God to be able to pray., including our own St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester. Read more

New Catholic Website to Inspire - 03/15/2019

St. Joseph Communications has developed a new parish website called Daily Catholic Wisdom which delivers inspiring Catholic thoughts and quotes to your inbox daily along with deeply discounted prices on good Catholic books. Read more

NEW! FORMED Marketplace - 03/15/2019

Did you know that now offers a marketplace to purchase new great Catholic content in addition to all the On Demand material available through the parish subscription? Check out the latest releases. Read more

Mark your calendars for LIFE! - 03/15/2019

Opening in theaters nationwide, UNPLANNED is the powerful new film based on the autobiography of former abortion clinic manager Abby Johnson. Abby’s journey reminds to keep fighting for the rights of the unborn. Check out the official movie site. Read more

Are you ready for a BREAKTROUGH? - 03/16/2019

There is no better time than Lent to commit more fully to a praying life. Inspired by the film BREAKTHROUGH (coming to theaters this Easter), Ignatius Press invites you to experience FORTY DAYS of Breakthroughs through the personal stories of its author Read more

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


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


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

Mar 22

Religious Education (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd)

Friday, 3:30 PM

Religious Education (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd)
Time: Friday, 3:30 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.
Mar 23

Saturday Evening Vigil Mass

Saturday, 4:00 PM

Saturday Evening Vigil Mass
Time: Saturday, 4:00 PM
Location: St. Patrick Church - 32 Beech Street Newport NH 03773
  Sunday Mass with Cantor.  This fulfills a person's Sunday Obligation to attend Mass.
Mar 24

Sunday Mass

Sunday, 8:00 AM

Sunday Mass
Time: Sunday, 8:00 AM
Location: St. Patrick Church - 32 Beech Street Newport NH 03773
  Sunday Mass with Choir and Cantor.
Mar 24

Sunday Mass

Sunday, 10:00 AM

Sunday Mass
Time: Sunday, 10:00 AM
Location: St. Joachim Mission - New Hampshire Route 11 Sunapee NH 03782
  Sunday Mass with Folk Group
Mar 24

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.
Mar 25

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
Hours: Monday - Friday  8:30AM to 2:00PM  
*Office is closed daily from 12:00 - 12:30PM


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