3rd Sunday of Advent 2017

3rd Sunday of Advent 2017

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Perhaps, a word or two of explanation re: the schedule for Christmas Eve.  As you may have noticed, there is no 4pm Mass on Christmas Eve.  There were a few considerations in making the decision to leave off the 4pm Vigil. How many families are go ...

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Blessed Solanus Casey

Blessed Solanus Casey

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Have you ever heard of Barney Casey?  No, he is not ‘Mighty Casey’ from the poem!  Actually, many would not have classified him as able to do much when he was ordained a priest. Barney came from a large family in Oak Grove, Wisconsin. At the age ...

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First Sunday of Advent 2017

First Sunday of Advent 2017

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
A belated thank you to everyone who took advantage of Fr. Riley’s time with us for our parish mission! Today, we begin our yearly preparation for the Birth of Jesus Christ, Our Savior!  Last year we had a whole four weeks.  This year we have only ...

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Luther Third of 10 Teachings

Luther Third of 10 Teachings

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
We hope everyone had a safe, joyful and holy Thanksgiving!  Let’s not forget that the word ‘Eucharist’ means ‘Thanksgiving’!  The Mass is the greatest Act of Thanksgiving that we can give to Our Lord.  The Spanish understood this truth when ...

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Thanksgiving Proclamation George Washington

Thanksgiving Proclamation George Washington

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
There are those in our society who would argue against public officials advocating/practicing public prayer to Almighty God.  George Washington would disagree.  As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, it is worthwhile to include our first president’ ...

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Luther Second of 10 Teachings

Luther Second of 10 Teachings

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who helped plan, coordinate and attend our Confirmation Retreat in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  Particularly, thank you to Mrs. Carmichael and Mrs. Cobos for their dedication. Thank you as well to our staff who helped the diocese spon ...

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Luther First of 10 Teachings

Luther First of 10 Teachings

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
500 years ago on October 31st a disgruntled Augustinian monk began his break with the Catholic Church.  Martin Luther was to begin a revolt that has had huge consequences in the last 500 years.  One in particular is that prior to 1517 there were only T ...

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Halloween

Halloween

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
I hope all of our youngsters will have an enjoyable and holy All Saints’ Eve!  One may ask, “What is All Saints’ Eve?”  “Father, don’t you mean ‘Halloween?’”  Yes, the two are one and the same.  Halloween takes its name from the fea ...

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St. John Paul II Hope & Joy

St. John Paul II Hope & Joy

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you again to everyone who helped and came out for our Rosary Procession on the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun in Fatima, Portugal.  It was beautiful to hear 500+ people praying and singing hymns in honor of Our Lady! You may have n ...

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Retreat 2017

Retreat 2017

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who have been a part of helping us celebrate the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions in Fatima this year.  Particularly, thank you to those who helped with our consecrations to Jesus through Mary, our Rosary processions a ...

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