Ordinary Time

Summer 2017

 

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Eye of God

 

    The Book of Romans meditates on a truth we sometimes neglect, but that has inspired many artists. Creation longs to share in the freedom of God’s kingdom. Sin has affected nature, so salvation will also set it free from corruption. What would a glorified planet look like? Charles Burchfield, a nature painter, tried to imagine just that. 
     He painted thousands of scenes from his bedroom in Salem, Ohio. He became obsessed with dramatizing landscapes and was known to sketch as he walked to and from school. His love and meditations didn’t keep him from entering the army, but given his gifts, he was assigned to the camouflage unit, using his skills to paint tanks and drapery. Some of his designs are still used today. 
   What Burchfield discovered was that a pristine nature scene was a divine image. The forms, the colors, the patterns were all created by God and guided by his providence. By painting these scenes, one was truly touching the hand of God and entering into his mind. His painting Eye of God in the Woods illustrates the eye of God in a sun that pierces through the trees of a snowy forest with a rolling brook. 
     God speaks in nature motifs. Scripture is full of them. Jesus also used nature as a model for his teachings: seeds sown in different soils, clouds predicting rain, a sparrow, a catch of fish.
     Nature is a glorious soil from which inspiration can sprout. This week, meditate and marvel at the beauty of creation and, like Jesus, take lessons from it for your spiritual life.

—Fr. Mark Haydu, LC
 

“[Hope] that creation itself would be set free from slavery to corruption and share in the glorious freedom of the children of God”
(Romans 8:21)


For Reflection
How often do I spend outdoors enjoying nature?
What messages from God can I find in the natural world today?

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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 24

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 24

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...
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...
 

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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