(John 3:16-18) “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him… 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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“I glorified You on earth by accomplishing the work that You gave me to do. Now glorify me, Father, with You, with the glory that I had with You before the world began.” This one unearned blessed life God has bestowed upon you has a purpose. You possess a role to play in the unfolding… Continue Reading »
Jesus said, “Where I am going you know the way.” Thomas said to him, “Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Where are YOU… Continue Reading »
God led forth His people like sheep. He guided them through the desert like a flock. He led them on secure and unafraid. (Ps 78:52-53). He is the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel.” (Genesis 49:24). He is our God and we are his people, the flock he shepherds.” (Ps, 95:7). “For I know the plans… Continue Reading »
Looking back on my own lifelong journey to draw closer to our Savior Jesus Christ, I decided to pray about, and reflect upon these six decades plus of life I have been able to experience. My life has been and remains my ongoing personal “Road to Emmaus” story. Luke’s story about these ancient disciples of… Continue Reading »
“God Almighty, guide us each day. Open our hearts to the loving wisdom of Your Holy Spirit. Open our minds to the greatest act of love brought to us through the Redemption of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Open our ears so that we may hear Your Word and listen attentively to the words of others.… Continue Reading »
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 »
“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 »