Pro-Life Sunday 2022

Pro-Life Sunday 2022

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
January 22, 1973 saw seven ‘educated’ men declare unborn babies are less than human.  The Catholic Church has always taught that a human being begins to exist at conception. There are those in our country involved in the media and polit ...

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Christmas Thanks and Supreme Court

Christmas Thanks and Supreme Court

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to those who helped make the Christmas Masses beautiful and reverent: Mr. Trevor Rowland and the choirs that spent many hours preparing for Christmas; everyone that decorated the church; the ushers, lectors, and altar servers who gave of their ...

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New Year 2022

New Year 2022

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
On behalf of Fr. Bork and Fr. Carr we hope all of you have begun the new year with peace and joy. How is 2022 shaping up?!  I mean in our minds as we look forward to another year of God’s grace in our vocations, in reception of the sacram ...

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Christmas 2021

Christmas 2021

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock.  The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear. &nb ...

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Saint Anselm

Saint Anselm

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Saint Anselm lived 1033-1109.  He was a Benedictine monk who wrote extensively on theological and philosophical topics.  His quote is found in the Divine Office for December 8th.  Tremendous meditation as we prepare for Chr ...

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
The 1500s were a cataclysmic century for Catholicism in Europe.  About 1520 the splintering of Christendom would begin, led by a disgruntled Augustinian monk named Martin Luther – he would found Lutheranism.  He would be followed b ...

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Second Sunday of Advent

Second Sunday of Advent

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
How is that gift coming for Jesus on His Birthday?! If you are struggling with ideas, perhaps a few for prayer, penance and works of love: Daily Mass and/or weekly Eucharistic AdorationDaily Rosary, especially the Joyful MysteriesDaily Angelus – ...

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First Sunday of Advent 2021

First Sunday of Advent 2021

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
We hope everyone had a holy, joyful and safe Thanksgiving. As we begin another Advent in preparation for the coming of the Christ Child, the following quote from St. John Paul II would be worth our consideration. Elizabeth’s start of joy at the ...

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Thanksgiving 2021

Thanksgiving 2021

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Americans celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November.  It is a holiday instituted by George Washington and confirmed by Abraham Lincoln for the fourth Thursday of November.  Both presidents explain that Thanksgiving is ...

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Solanus Casey

Solanus Casey

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Barney Casey came from a large family in Oak Grove, Wisconsin. At the age of 21, and after he had worked as a logger, a hospital orderly, a streetcar operator, and a prison guard, he entered St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee.  The studies were ...

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