PCPS Family Life Education

PCPS Family Life Education

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
A belated congratulations to our confirmandi who received God, the Holy Spirit last Saturday, May 12th.  I believe both groups will remember their confirmation for years to come.  I would hope because of the spiritual focus of each.  I would think sec ...

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Alfie Evans

Alfie Evans

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
What happens when secular, socialist ideas are lived out?  When God-less judges, politicians and health officials, determine what is best for you and your children?  People suffer.  In the case of Alfie Evans, innocent people are killed. Alfie Evan ...

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5th Sunday of Easter

5th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Congratulations to all of our young people who received their First Holy Communion the past three Saturdays!  May your belief in Jesus’ Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist and love for Him grow daily throughout your lives.  Thank you and congratulati ...

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Religious Ed 2018

Religious Ed 2018

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As our formal religious education classes have ended for the year thank you to all of our parents who were dedicated to the religious instruction of your children.  Thank you also to our Director of Religious Education Mrs. Jennifer Carmichael, and her ...

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St. Dominic Savio and St. Benedict

St. Dominic Savio and St. Benedict

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
I have procrastinated in communication re: the Adoration Chapel’s future availability.  After a lengthy process of finding contractors to clean our HVAC in the Chapel, and other rooms, we have been able to identify a contractor to remediate mold.  Th ...

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Divine Mercy 2018

Divine Mercy 2018

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Congratulations to all who received sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil.  A special congratulation should be given to those who became Catholic at the Easter Vigil.  May your fervor for Jesus, especially in ...

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Easter 2018

Easter 2018

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
HE IS RISEN!  ALLELUIA!  ALLELUIA! Easter is the crowning of Jesus’ victory over sin and death.  Jesus’ victory began on Holy Thursday evening at the Last Supper as He gave us Himself in the Holy Eucharist.  It is the same Jesus – albeit in ...

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Palm Sunday 2018

Palm Sunday 2018

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you for the prayers for Fr. Tewes, please continue to pray for him while he is still in serious condition, he is stable at VCU hospital. Thank you to all of those who helped with or took advantage of the various Lenten prayer opportunities for p ...

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5th Sunday of Lent 2018

5th Sunday of Lent 2018

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we head into the homestretch of Lent – just one week from Holy Week – I hope everyone has been able ‘dust off the wings’ - as one of my former pastors used to say.  Lent is a season of Penance wherein we should receive the Sacrament of Penanc ...

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4th Sunday of Lent 2018

4th Sunday of Lent 2018

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we are continuing our Lenten fast, the following passages may be of help in our understanding of penance.  The quotes are from St. Josemaria Escriva, Friends of God. Penance is fulfilling exactly the timetable you have fixed for yourself, even tho ...

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