Our modern Church has invited over a billion of the living people on this Earth. Millions and millions have responded to this Divine invitation by accepting it and joining in the 24/7 ministries taking place at every hour of every day somewhere on God’s planet Earth. The faith of our King of King’s modern disciples… 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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We are the fruit of the Lord. God created you, me and all humanity out of Divine love and in His image and likeness. He created us with a firm Divine invitation to enter into His creation and to walk humbly in the company of His Divine Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. God grants us… Continue Reading »
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 “someone… Continue Reading »
Our common human condition sometimes drives us to “wonder”, “Why is he or she able to get the same pay I get even though I have more experience or I work longer hours?” Why wonder about the good fortune or blessings others might experience or possess? Why worry about the life another person is able… Continue Reading »
Be a forgiver! Pray and learn about and actually begin your spiritual efforts to let go of the past; to forgive those who trespass against you and to become the more forgiving person our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ calls us to be. C’mon! Start now. You are in church and even if not… still,… Continue Reading »
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 if… Continue Reading »
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 »
“Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world… Continue Reading »
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 »
Like the mother in today’s reading trust in our Lord. Your faith is pure gift. Faith derives from our Creator. Man and woman were created out of Divine Love and in God’s image and likeness. Both men and women have a role to play in the unfolding of God’s Kingdom here at hand. How will… Continue Reading »