St. Maximilian Kolbe

St. Maximilian Kolbe

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In late July, 1941 a prisoner escaped from the Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz.  He knew that ten prisoners would be starved to death as retribution for his escape – such was one means of the Nazis to prevent escape.  After the ten men had been ch ...

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John Vianney

John Vianney

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
How much influence could a poor, uneducated parish priest in a village of 230 people have in the world?  The priest’s name was John Vianney.  He was to have a huge impact in France in the mid-1800s. The Cure d’ Ars understood the battle for soul ...

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Humanae Vitae 4

Humanae Vitae 4

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we continue our consideration of the landmark encyclical of Blessed Pope Paul VI, the question may arise: “If a couple is facing serious/grave circumstances – physical, economic, psychological or social – there seems to be no option to avoid pre ...

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Humanae Vitae 3

Humanae Vitae 3

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who coordinated our parish picnic last Sunday!  Particularly, thank you to members of our parish council and the Knights of Columbus.  I hope the picnic was an opportunity to spend time with fellow parishioners in a relaxed atmosp ...

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Humanae Vitae 2

Humanae Vitae 2

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In writing Of Human Life (Humanae Vitae) Blessed Pope Paul VI recognized the various challenges posed in society at the time – and still are: fear of overpopulation, the place and dignity of woman in the family and society, and the “stupendous progre ...

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Humanae Vitae

Humanae Vitae

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In a few weeks we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the landmark modern papal documents: Humanae Vitae – or Of Human Life.  It is worthwhile that we discuss the time period, the actual document’s teaching on marriage and the results – ...

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Independence – July 4

Independence – July 4

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As our choir begins their summer break, a special thank you to them and Mr. Don Cotton, our choir director, for their many hours of song and praise at Masses throughout the year. Enjoy the summer! On July 4, 1776 56 members of the Congress in the Colo ...

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Peter and Paul

Peter and Paul

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who participated and coordinated our Vacation Bible School.  In particular, thank you to Mrs. Jennifer Carmichael and Mrs. Catherine Cobos.  We hope the week was enjoyable as well as instructive in the Faith for the children! I ...

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Fatherhood 2018

Fatherhood 2018

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
On behalf of the spiritual fathers of the parish, we would like to wish all the men in the parish a Happy Fathers’ Day! What is a father?  How important are fathers? A father is not just the man who cooperated with our mothers and God in bringin ...

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Priest Changes at Holy Trinity

Priest Changes at Holy Trinity

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
If you had the opportunity to take a look at our diocesan website or our diocesan newspaper, the Herald, you saw the various clergy changes in our diocese.  There are a few that affect Holy Trinity. Tewes has been placed on a medical leave. He will r ...

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