Ordinary Time

Winter 2019


 

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Pursuing a Higher Moral Standard 


Sermon on the Mount, Silvio Consodari  1971.

   In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus offers a rather radical call to holiness. Many of us have a hard time accepting that we are all called to such levels of morality. Yet, read to whom Jesus is speaking here. The Gospel says his audience is everyone: his apostles, his disciples, and a large number of other people from around the region. The Second Vatican Council offers a reminder when it says, "Fortified by so many and such powerful means of salvation, all the faithful, whatever their condition or state, are called by the Lord, each in his own way, to that perfect holiness whereby the Father himself is perfect" (Dogmatic Constitution on the Church Lumen Gentium, 11).
     A key to progress in any personal area is

keeping hungry, never being fully satisfied.    
   The same goes for our faith and relationship with our Lord. If our goal is to be comfortable, to follow the path of least resistance, then mediocrity is our goal. Jesus is anything but mediocre. He proposes to us a high moral standard that isn't reached by coasting. 
   Our souls are hungry by design. They are never fully satisfied in this life because we desire the Infinite - we desire God. 
   Luckily, our Lord not only proposes a high moral ideal of holiness, but he also gives us his very Spirit so we can reach the heights he proposes. And so we can pray with St. Augustine, "Give me what you command, and command what you will."    

                                        - Fr. Mark Haydu, LC
                                               Ligouri Publications

For Reflection 

Do I consider myself a Catholic who is tending and working toward holiness?
Would Jesus consider me a Catholic who is tending and working toward holiness? 

 

For Prayer 

And raising his eyes towards his disciples, [Jesus} said, "Blessed are you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours."

Luke 6:20


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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

Feb 20

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!
Feb 20

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Wednesday, 6:45 PM

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Time: Wednesday, 6:45 PM
Location: Assumption Hall - 40 School Street Newport NH 03773
  Have you thought about becoming Catholic?  Do you wish to complete your sacramental initiation in the Catholic Church?  These sessions...
Feb 22

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...
Feb 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.
Feb 25

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...
Feb 27

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!

 

 

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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