Lazarus was a man whose life was filled with daily suffering. His sisters, Martha and Mary deeply loved Him. A man like Lazarus in our modern society all too often is relegated to some obscure place in society. All too often, in our modern society, a modern Lazarus is seen as being a burden on… Continue Reading »
From the Pastor’s Desk
Father Michael Briese offers his reflections on the wonder of God’s life and love for us here at St. Mary’s Newport.
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“Did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the glory of God? So they took away the stone. And Jesus raised his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you for hearing me. I know that you always hear me; but because of the crowd here I have said this, that they… Continue Reading »
Dearest, loving Lord, Our hearts are infected with countless fears of death. A great and fearful silence now burdens far too many hearts, minds, and spirits. Death resulting from a seemingly unknown and untested illness has destroyed thousands of lives around the world. This burdensome illness has wracked far too many lives throughout our modern… Continue Reading »
Lord, You have always poured countless blessings onto humanity. For this alone, I give an abundance of thanks to You, O Lord, our God. My parents taught us to always say, “Please and thanks’. They taught us this so that one day when we would be adults we would go out into society being adults… Continue Reading »
I try & I try each and every day. I work hard. I am honest. I am responsible. I respect other people. I do not cheat, lie or try to pull a scam on anyone. I look around & see many people whose cars are expensive, their clothes are too, and they seem to be… Continue Reading »
In our self- centered culture, it is NOT even logical to be concerned about another person. This world, or at least “my part” of the world is all about me, myself and I. Our society tells us to defame, ignore and even feel free to slander our family members, old friends, neighbors, fellow employees, public… Continue Reading »
We quickly are approaching the great SEASON of LENT…A season of 40 days when we prepare ourselves for the upcoming Passion of our dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Let us NOT mistake LENT as just some liturgical Season of the Liturgical Year. No, the Message of LENT, the purpose of God’s only begotten Son… Continue Reading »
“The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him; and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, ‘Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted— and you yourself a sword will pierce—so that the… Continue Reading »
Our dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ calls you, me and every member of our one human race to love. Sounds easy! It’s not!!! Still, the Gospels are clear, declarative and resolute in their invitation to draw near to our Lord, to live life in ways which build up, rather than destroy. You and all… Continue Reading »
In the Roman Catholic Tradition, we see Jesus Christ as being the expected Savior of the world. We see Him as the One sent forth by His Father in fulfillment of the ancient prophets. We see Jesus as being the Son of Mary, the Holy Virgin and Joseph the blessed father. We see Christ as… Continue Reading »