Three Transcendentals

Three Transcendentals

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
There are three transcendentals that the Catholic Church seeks to bring to the world: Truth, Beauty and Goodness. Our Lord charged the Apostles, Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son a ...

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Divine Mercy 2021

Divine Mercy 2021

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Congratulations to all who were received into the Catholic Church and all who received sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil.    May your fervor for Jesus, especially in the Holy Eucharist at Mas ...

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Holy Week 2021

Holy Week 2021

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Please mark your calendars for Holy Week’s liturgies.  To get the full impact of Easter, it is necessary to be a part of the Church’s liturgies from Holy Thursday to Easter.  The Mass of the Lord’s Supper will occur on Holy Thursday at 4 ...

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Fr. Joe Peek RIP

Fr. Joe Peek RIP

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
So, March of 2020 we were told we had to ‘flatten the curve’ by scientists, politicians, media and big tech.   We were told it would be fifteen days to limit everything we do; limit life; shut down?!  I am happy to put March 16th behi ...

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Solemnity of St. Joseph

Solemnity of St. Joseph

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we prepare to celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph this Friday, the following quote from St. Bernardine of Siena (1400s) is a good meditation. Whenever the divine favor chooses someone for a special grace or an exalted position, it endows the per ...

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Bill #5 of 2021

Bill #5 of 2021

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
The House of Representatives recently passed Bill #5 of 2021.  It is deceivingly named, Equality Act of 2021.  It is anything but.  It will now go to the Senate to be voted on.  We had better get everyone we have ever come in contact ...

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Fr. Ciszek on Total Self-Abandonment

Fr. Ciszek on Total Self-Abandonment

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Fr. Walter Ciszek was ordained a Catholic priest in 1937.  Born in Pennsylvania to Polish immigrants, he was sent to eastern Poland as a missionary.  Just two years later, the Soviet Union invaded eastern Poland.  Fr. Ciszek followed the ...

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First Sunday of Lent

First Sunday of Lent

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Lent has begun this past Wednesday, Ash Wednesday.  It is our spiritual trek to Good Friday and Easter.  What a tremendous season Lent is!  Have you decided on the prayer, penance and almsgiving that you will strive to perform in union wi ...

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Biden – Abortion and Reproductive Health Care

Biden – Abortion and Reproductive Health Care

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In just a few weeks, Joe Biden has been true to his word. Joe Biden gave the following remarks on 1/22/21: Today (1/22/21) marks the 48th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade. In the past four years, reproduc ...

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The Present Moment – Fr. Nicholas Grou

The Present Moment – Fr. Nicholas Grou

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As I write this column we are expecting a good bit of snow.  Let the games begin!  I am not sure which priest has the best arm.  We may find out tomorrow.  Considering Fr. Bork and Fr. Carr grew up north of the Mason-Dixon, they may ...

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