Dedications of the Church

Dedications of the Church

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
February 2nd was our twelfth anniversary of our church.  It is good to recall a few reasons we have churches and the parallels from the Old Testament. OT: God’s guidance in building Temple – Solomon: precious metals, carvings, etc.Holy o ...

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Legislative Activities in Virginia

Legislative Activities in Virginia

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who participated in the March for Life!  In addition to the five buses of people, we also had many people drive themselves to the March.  Thank you to those who coordinated the buses and the food for the day.  Again, ...

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March for Life 2020 & Women’s March

March for Life 2020 & Women’s March

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This past week we saw two very different marches in DC – there was also an important demonstration in Richmond vs. the liberal state elected officials who would like to limit one’s ability to defend oneself and one’s family. The two marches in ...

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Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
I believe I have failed to thank everyone who were so generous to the priests of the parish during the Christmas Season.  Thank you for your many prayers, cards and gifts it is much appreciated. This time of year reminds me of an event in 1975 i ...

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Pro-Life Sunday 2020

Pro-Life Sunday 2020

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Perhaps there are some in our parish who remember President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s words to the nation on December 8, 1941.  Following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 in which roughly 2,400 Americans died, FDR stated it ...

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Feast of the Holy Family

Feast of the Holy Family

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
The Feast of the Holy Family is always celebrated on the Sunday between Christmas and Epiphany.  It is an opportunity to ponder Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem, then in Nazareth.  Pope Paul VI referred to the holy house of Nazareth as the ...

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News of Great Joy

News of Great Joy

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
“And the angel said to them, ‘Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be a sign for you: ...

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Peace in Preparation for the Birth of Jesus

Peace in Preparation for the Birth of Jesus

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In considering the holiness and virtue of Blessed Mother and St. Joseph in preparation for the Birth of Jesus, the following quotes are helpful for us to consider. Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.  Do not lose you ...

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Our Lady’s Words of Hope to Juan Diego

Our Lady’s Words of Hope to Juan Diego

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we celebrate two feasts of Our Lady this week – December 9th, the Immaculate Conception (normally December 8th, but Sunday of Advent takes precedence) and December 12th, Our Lady of Guadalupe – it would be good for us to consider the words Our La ...

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First Sunday of Advent 2019

First Sunday of Advent 2019

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As the Incarnation of the Son of God as man in the womb of Mary AND His Birth is the central point of history – A.D.: Anno Domini, or ‘Year of the Lord’ – we begin a new Church year every Advent – culminating in Christmas.  In the midst o ...

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