Fatima – Aug 14-15

Fatima – Aug 14-15

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
The Administrator of Ourem, Santos, locked Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta in a room in his own house no August 13th.  As the clock struck Noon – the hour Our Lady was to have visited them – the children began to worry.  Francisco spoke, “Our Lady m ...

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Education and College

Education and College

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
One of the beautiful experiences in a parish is interacting with tremendous people.  At times, such an experience can last many years.  At other times, it may only last a few years.  In the case of our Youth Minister, Tim Judge, we have had four treme ...

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Fatima

Fatima

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you again to everyone who came out to the picnic.  Again, thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make it such an enjoyable afternoon! I mentioned last week the apparition of Mary on July 13, 1917 to the three children in Fatima, Portuga ...

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Fatima

Fatima

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Hope everyone is having a holy, enjoyable and safe summer! As we are within the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions to the three children at Fatima, Portugal, I thought it would be well to mention the Blessed Virgin Mary’s third apparition ...

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Fr. Augustine Tran

Fr. Augustine Tran

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This weekend we welcome Fr. Augustine Tran who comes to us from St. James in Falls Church.  Fr. Tran has been ordained thirteen years.  He brings with him the rich tradition of Vietnam – particularly, having lived under a dictatorial regime.  We loo ...

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4th of July 2017

4th of July 2017

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
All of the clergy hope that you and your family had a holy and joyful celebration of our nation’s independence! Thank you to Dawn Filipowicz who has guided our gift shop for the last two years. We are grateful for the many hours each week that Dawn ha ...

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Corpus Christi 2017

Corpus Christi 2017

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in our outdoor Corpus Christi/Eucharistic Procession last Sunday!  It was a joy to see many of our First Holy Communicants with some of our recent Confirmandi participate at the front of the procession. ...

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All social engineering begins with verbal shuffling.

All social engineering begins with verbal shuffling.

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
A priest/Moral Theology prof at my college once stated, ‘All social engineering begins with verbal shuffling.’ It is a true statement when you look at history. For example, last century the communists of China, Russia and Eastern Europe allowed ...

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Trinity Sunday 2017

Trinity Sunday 2017

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This Sunday is our ‘patronal’ feast day as we celebrate Holy Trinity Sunday.  Traditionally, following Ascension there are a row of feasts – Pentecost, Holy Trinity, Corpus Christi, Sacred Heart of Jesus, to name a few. ‘Let us make man in ou ...

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Pentecost 2017

Pentecost 2017

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
We congratulate our confirmandi who received God the Holy Spirit in the sacrament of Confirmationthis past Saturday.  Thank you to all the parents who prepared your young men and women for the sacrament.  Thank you to all of our volunteers – teachers ...

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