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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Fatima

Fatima

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
The night of October 12 and morning of October 13, 1917 saw a steady rain fall upon the area of Fatima, Portugal.  October 13, 1917 was the day Our Lady had promised a great miracle – mind you she told the children it would have been greater had the m ...

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Fr. Stanley Rother

Fr. Stanley Rother

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to all of our ministries who offered their time at Ministry Weekend last weekend. For those recent graduates of high school who have remained in the area, we have a college-age Bible Study every Sunday evening from 7:30-8:30pm in the office ...

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Padre Pio

Padre Pio

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
On September 23rd we celebrate a recent saint: St. Pio of Pietrelcina, a.k.a. Padre Pio.  He was canonized by Saint John Paul II in 2000.  To summarize his life: the extraordinary became the ordinary. Padre Pio was a Capuchin Franciscan priest who l ...

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Fatima and Martha Drennan

Fatima and Martha Drennan

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This week we say ‘Thank you’ to Ms. Martha Drennan who has been our Adult Faith Formation and Liturgy Coordinator.  Martha has been dedicated in her duties over the course of the last six years at Holy Trinity.  We thank her for her many hours behi ...

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Back to School

Back to School

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This week we welcome Mr. Paul Bevins as our new Youth Minister.  He comes with over fifteen years of experience in working with teens.  His experience includes having coordinated and run our diocesan Work Camp.  Paul is happily married.  He and his w ...

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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Where were you on September 5, 1997? Or, the week after? September 5, 1997 was the day Mother Teresa of Calcutta died.  The week following saw the world celebrate her life in a way few of us have seen of any individual.  Her funeral was attended by ...

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The Pope and Infallibility

The Pope and Infallibility

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
St. Ambrose, the great bishop of Milan, wrote in the late three hundreds (fourth century): Where there is Peter, there is the Church.  Where there is the Church, there is Christ. Our Lord spoke to Peter alone in Matthew 16: 18-20, ‘Thou art rock an ...

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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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