Earlier today, USCMA was informed about the passing of one of our members, Brother Dennis Newton, SVD. He passed away on Saturday April 5th, 2014. All of us here at USCMA ask you to join us in prayer for Bro. Dennis’s family, community and friends.
Here are a few words from the Divine Word Missionaries on the passing of Bro. Dennis:
Brother Dennis, originally from Waterloo, Iowa, entered the high school seminary run by the Divine Word Missionaries in East Troy, Wisconsin, in 1966. After high school, and graduation from Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa in 1974, Bro. Dennis worked two years in Japan. He entered the novitiate and professed first vows in 1977. He worked at the Holy Rosary Institute in Lafayette, Louisiana, for six years before professing perpetual vows as a Divine Word Missionary. Brother served for five years as Treasurer for St. Augustine Seminary in Mississippi and eleven years at Divine Word College in Iowa as Business Manager and National Vocation Director. He was also Vice-provincial of the Divine Word Chicago Province and worked as Mission Office Director at the Divine Word Missionaries Mission Center in Techny, Illinois where he tirelessly created and supported many Divine Word Missionary Projects around the world. His name will be remembered and honored by those he served in many remote Missions in almost every continent. Brother Dennis constantly fought homelessness and poverty; he changed the lives of many and inspired all who knew him.
Please keep Brother Dennis, his family and all of us here at the Mission Office in your prayers. We certainly will work to continue Brother Dennis’ vision to serve the poor and needy throughout the world.
Additional information is posted in our website: www.svdmissions.org.
Thank you for your support to our Missions. May God bless you abundantly.
Fr. Robert Kelly SVD and Deacon Ivan Lazcano