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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Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Each month of the year has a different focus.  March is dedicated to the Patron and Protector of the Holy Family and the Church, St. Joseph.  His feast day is March 19th, though it will be Monday, March 20th this year. Who is this incredible man tha ...

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Stations of the Cross 2017

Stations of the Cross 2017

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we begin our yearly 40 day pilgrimage to Our Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection, it would be good to highlight a particular prayer that has been part of the Church’s liturgy going back to the 13th century: Stations of the Cross. Lent is a t ...

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NINEVEH 90

NINEVEH 90

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This coming Wednesday we begin our second season of Penance, Lent – Advent is the first.  This Lent and Easter Seasons will occur as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s apparitions to the three children in Fatima, Portuga ...

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St. Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine’s Day

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This past Tuesday was February 14th, St. Valentine’s Day.  It reminds me of three beautiful words: Pitchers-Catchers-Report.  Spring Training for Major League Baseball!  Actually, I hope no husband included those words in a Valentine’s card to his ...

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Marriage and Renewal of Vows

Marriage and Renewal of Vows

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to all of our couples who came out for Renewal of Marriage Vows Mass!  Holy Trinity is blessed with so many families.  It is joy to have married couples celebrate with each other who have been married for only a few years to a few decades!  ...

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PWCSB Task Force

PWCSB Task Force

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO OUR PARISH!  On February 2nd we celebrated the ninth anniversary of the dedication of our church.  We thank Our Lord for the gift of our parish and for His continued spiritual blessings to all of us at Holy Trinity! I would like ...

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March for Life, Million Woman March

March for Life, Million Woman March

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who participated in the March for Life on January 27, 2017.  I am not sure if I have ever heard of a local parish taking FIVE BUS LOADS of people to the March!  High Schools, colleges and universities, yes.  But, a parish??!!!!  ...

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Pro-Life Sunday 2017

Pro-Life Sunday 2017

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we recall on January 22nd the infamous decision of a few male judges in 1973 to legalize the killing of unborn babies, it is good for us to ponder what we can do.  Yes, we just witnessed the inauguration of a new president – yes, he is not perfect. ...

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