Litany of Saint Joseph

Litany of Saint Joseph

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Lord, have mercy on us Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Jesus, hear us, Jesus, graciously hear us. God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the World, have mercy ...

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Year of Saint Joseph

Year of Saint Joseph

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to all who helped make Christmas so beautiful and joyful at Holy Trinity.  First and foremost, thank you to everyone who have desired to receive the sacraments.  For example, the week before Christmas so many received the Sacrament of Pe ...

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Epiphany

Epiphany

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
There is a conflict between Faith and Science!  Really?  Not from the angle of Faith, namely the Catholic Faith.  The Catholic Faith has no fear of science.  Why are people of science fearful of the Faith?  Ah, some will say the ...

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Christmas 2020

Christmas 2020

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
On behalf of all the priests we hope that everyone is having a holy and joyful Christmas!  Recall, Christmas is not just the celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ for one day.  It is eight day celebration of Jesus’ Birth and the God-man ...

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4th Sunday of Advent

4th Sunday of Advent

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
A cold, dirty, impoverished, isolated stable.  Can I identify with Jesus, Mary and Joseph this Christmas? How have my pious practices been going?  One would think we have had a few less distractions this Christmas than in ‘normal’ years ...

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3rd Sunday of Advent

3rd Sunday of Advent

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Every few years I have the opportunity to teach high schoolers about one of the most critical centuries in human history, the 16th century.  If you were alive in 1500 in Europe, you could go to any country in Europe and find Mass.  ALL of Chri ...

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Fear

Fear

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
At the Incarnation of the Son of God, there is a natural emotion that is addressed in the Gospels: Fear, the aversion to a perceived danger. The Archangel Gabriel appears to Zechariah and tells him, ‘Do not be afraid, for your prayer is heard, . . ...

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Isolation

Isolation

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
It is not good that the man should be alone (Gen. 2: 18) And, the Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us. (Jn 1: 14) Isolation is the condition that an individual is not in contact with other human beings.  It is an unnatural state for a huma ...

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Fr Jacques Philippe on Difficulties

Fr Jacques Philippe on Difficulties

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
We hope everyone has a holy, joyful and safe Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving, though some may argue, is a national holiday to give thanks to Almighty God!  It was established by George Washington to be on Thursday, November 26, 1789.  Lincoln ...

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Fr Jacques Philippe on God’s Will (Interior Freedom)

Fr Jacques Philippe on God’s Will (Interior Freedom)

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
When uncertain about God’s will, it is very important that we tell ourselves: ‘Even if there are aspects of God’s will that escape me, there are always others that I know for sure and can invest in without any risk, knowing that this investment al ...

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