WORSHIP: The Intimate Encounter with Christ

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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Faith in Action

Posted: 9/25/17 | by | Category: Reflections, Spiritual Common Sense, Uncategorized

Our Catholic faith has always been a faith in which we hear the Divine invitation or request and we either freely and knowingly choose to follow or ignore our Lord’s words. We make free choices to follow in the footsteps of Christ or we choose to do things “my way” or in accord with “someoneContinue Reading »


Posted: 9/5/17 | by | Category: Reflections, Spiritual Common Sense, Uncategorized

Jesus said to His disciples, “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone”. Whatever you are doing in life right now, or whatever choices you make in your ongoing family, friendship and other relationships, please always strive to forgive those who trespass against you. Even ifContinue Reading »

The Poor Rich Man

Posted: 8/29/17 | by | Category: Reflections, Spiritual Common Sense

Mt 19:16-22 “A young man approached Jesus and said, “Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?” He answered him, “Why do you ask me about the good? There is only One who is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.” He asked him, “Which ones?” And Jesus re-plied,Continue Reading »

The Expected Christ

Posted: 8/23/17 | by | Category: Reflections, Uncategorized

Christ said unto Peter, “And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the nether world shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven;Continue Reading »