Father Shelton RIP

Father Shelton RIP

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, Our Lord called Fr. Jim Shelton to Himself.  Where do you start to write about this man who lived a truly human life many times over?  He was always a faithful Catholic.  It seemed as if he had adventure in hi ...

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Religious Education 2020

Religious Education 2020

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
You may have noticed a few ‘new’ things around the campus this past weekend – four picnic tables by the pond and fresh-painted curbs.  Due to the cancellation of our diocesan WorkCamp, our teens did their own local WorkCamp entirely outdoors. ...

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Fr. Peter Fegan

Fr. Peter Fegan

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
You may have noticed a tall priest at Holy Trinity the last week.  Fr. Peter Fegan is a Dominican Friar who will be one of our full-time parochial vicars.  It is a bit of a homecoming for him as he grew up just off Vint Hill Road in Fauquier C ...

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Fr. Isaiah & Mr. Trevor Rowland

Fr. Isaiah & Mr. Trevor Rowland

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This weekend will be the final weekend at Holy Trinity for Fr. Isaiah.  He will be returning to Uganda where his order, the Apostles of Jesus, has many apostolates.  We thank him for his dedicated service to God and the people of Holy Trinity ...

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4th of July 2020

4th of July 2020

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
On July 4, 1776 56 members of the Congress in the Colonies declared themselves independent of unjust English rule.  The signing of the Declaration of Independence serves as the date of independence for the United States of America.  How the no ...

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Peace vs Fear

Peace vs Fear

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
How often in the history of our nation – indeed the world – has there been civil strife?  How often has there been threat of contagion and disease?  Who found peace in those times?  Where did they find true peace – in their own hear ...

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Religious Liberty

Religious Liberty

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
A religion that does not interfere in the secular order will soon discover that the secular order will not refrain from interfering with it. Such are the words of the Venerable Fulton J. Sheen who was the Catholic American orator of the 20th century. ...

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Pentecost 2020 and Riots

Pentecost 2020 and Riots

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Well, what a week it has been. I was looking forward to our first public Masses since March 16, 2020.  It was terrific to have people back in the church for Mass.  It was the high Church Feast of Pentecost, the Birthday of the Church:   ...

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Pentecost Sunday 2020

Pentecost Sunday 2020

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Pentecost Sunday 2020 saw a ‘re-birth’ of sorts in our parish.  This was the weekend that we could once again have public Masses! Pentecost often termed the ‘Birthday of the Church’. Yes, Jesus had founded the Catholic Church with Peter ...

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Pentecost 2020

Pentecost 2020

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
The following two paragraphs were part of Pope St. John Paul’s homily on the Eve of Pentecost, June 2, 1979.  Please be mindful that he was speaking to millions of Poles who had lived under atheistic communist dictatorship since World War II.&nbs ...

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