PWCSB 2017 and Confirmation

PWCSB 2017 and Confirmation

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Today we congratulate our confirmandi and their parents after their reception of Confirmation on Saturday, May 27th.  May each of you strive to follow God the Holy Spirit’s guidance in your lives through daily prayer – particularly devotion to Jesus ...

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25th Anniversary and Fatima Festival

25th Anniversary and Fatima Festival

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
A big THANK YOU to all of our volunteers and coordinators who made our Fatima/Marian Festival so terrific.  From the Rosary procession in the morning to the various musical presentations to the beautiful art work in the halls to Rosary making to various ...

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Mother’s Day 2017

Mother’s Day 2017

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we formally conclude our Religious Education classes for this year, we thank our parents and teachers for guiding us to have a deeper understanding of Jesus Christ and His Bride, the Catholic Church.  For, one cannot love what one does not know!  As ...

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Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Congratulations to all of our First Holy Communicants!  May your belief in Jesus’ Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist always grow.  As your faith grows, may your love for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament grow as well! In October of 1917 the beginnin ...

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St. Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Congratulations to all our youngsters who received their First Holy Communion this weekend; to your parents and families!  Thank you to all of our teachers and staff, particularly Mrs. Carmichael and Mrs. Cobos, who helped to prepare them. There are ...

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Easter 2017

Easter 2017

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
“Peace be with you.”  Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing.”  Thomas answered Him, “My Lord and My God!” Such are the words of ...

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Holy Week 2017

Holy Week 2017

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who came out for our 5K and Fun Run last Saturday, April 1st.  Thank you especially to our volunteers and coordinators who made the morning enjoyable and orderly.  We raised roughly three thousand dollars for TAPS. Today we beg ...

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Pope John Paul II’s Funeral

Pope John Paul II’s Funeral

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This weekend twelve years ago was truly incredible as the world witnessed an event unparalleled in history.  The secular media even recognized the uniqueness of the Pope’s funeral.  There was not only the largest crowd in the history of the world – ...

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Fr. Jacques Philippe

Fr. Jacques Philippe

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
How often do we project our fears on the future?  How often do we worry about a future scenario?  The following quote may help.  It is taken from Interior Freedom by Fr. Jacques Philippe: “To be free of the burden of the future, and the past, we ...

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3rd Sunday of Lent

3rd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we continue our pilgrimage through Lent all of us should take some time to ‘dust off the wings’ - as one of my former pastors used to say. Lent is a season of Penance wherein we should receive the Sacrament of Penance at least once. Why? Confes ...

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