Please note there are no weekday Masses the week of January 21st. Weekday Masses will resume on Wednesday January 30th with the 6:00PM evening Mass.

Ordinary Time

Winter 2018

 

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Many-Threaded Tapestry That Is Marriage 


Tapestry with the Wedding of Louis XIV 1725-1728 by Gobelins

   The weaver works from the back side of the tapestry while looking into a mirror in front to see the reflection of his work. Next to the mirror sits a painting of what he is weaving. The back of the tapestry is full of knots and dull colors. In front it is beautiful and ornate. The way a tapestry is made is a great allegory for marriage. Spouses look at the ideal they are trying to reproduce: God's love for humanity, Jesus' love for his Church. It is a sacrificial, lay down­ your life kind of love. While viewing the ideal, the spouses have their hands on the threads, weaving the right color at the right time to reproduce that ideal. Those strings can represent the different virtues or acts of love required by the specific situation of the relationship.

   Sometimes a spouse has to stop, tie off a string, pull it out, and start over. From the back, it can look chaotic, but slowly the ideal takes shape and the beauty of the tapestry of marriage comes into view. 
   God will marry us, says the prophet. He will take us as his own, giving us the gifts of his Spirit to enrich us. Together, we will bear fruit of new life in ourselves and others. Trying to weave that loving union with God and others may be chaotic and knotty; thus, the need to repent and try again. But with his grace, the final product, which comes into full view only at the end, will be unique and beautiful. 
                                            - Fr. Mark Haydu, LC
                                                    Ligouri Publications

 

January 13, 2019

UPDATE ON THE PARISH MAINTENANCE PROJECTS

Dear Parish Family,

     As we greet a brand new year, I want first and foremost to thank all of you who have so generously donated towards the parish maintenance projects.  As it is highlighted below, we have already exceeded our goal for the original projects as outlined in the letter back in November.  A link to that original letter can be found below as well.  May the Lord continue to bless us with all that we need to serve Him and maintain the beautiful parish properties He has given us.

     To date, we have completed the following projects.  Be sure to click on the link to see the progress of the work thus far:

  • Minor structural repair of the Church Steeple, its fascia boards, and slate tiles
  • Miscellaneous slate tile repair of the Church roof proper and the rectory, including installation of flashing on the right side of the Church to ensure  prevention of water damage to the interior wall of the Church
  • Replacement of the rectory dormer roof on the back of the buidling
  • Replacement of the water saturated modbit flat roof over the rectory side wing with new EDPM roofing system
  • Removal of old handicapped ramp at St. Joachim Mission
  • Installation of new aluminum ADA compliant handicapped ramp at St. Joachim Mission

     The last two projects which will begin in the spring and as outlined last November include the replacement of the roof at Assumption Hall along with the repair of its fascia boards and installation of a new gutter system and the lighting of the Church Steeple along with the repair of the spot lights facing the front of the Church and the lighting of the parish sign.

     Again, none of this would be possible without your generosity and the great pride which you take in our parish and its historically rich facilities.  May the Lord richly reward and bless you for all that you do for Him.

In Jesus and Mary,

Fr. Michael

 

SAINT PATRICK PARISH MAINTENANCE PROJECTS

CLICK HERE to view and download the letter to the parish describing the pending repair and improvement projects as well as to use the detachable donation slip to give to these works by cash or check.

CLICK HERE to check out the latest photos on the progress of the maintenance projects.

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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

Jan 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!
Jan 23

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...
Jan 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...
Jan 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.
Jan 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...
Jan 30

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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