Humanae Vitae 3

Humanae Vitae 3

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who coordinated our parish picnic last Sunday!  Particularly, thank you to members of our parish council and the Knights of Columbus.  I hope the picnic was an opportunity to spend time with fellow parishioners in a relaxed atmosp ...

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Humanae Vitae 2

Humanae Vitae 2

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In writing Of Human Life (Humanae Vitae) Blessed Pope Paul VI recognized the various challenges posed in society at the time – and still are: fear of overpopulation, the place and dignity of woman in the family and society, and the “stupendous progre ...

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Humanae Vitae

Humanae Vitae

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In a few weeks we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the landmark modern papal documents: Humanae Vitae – or Of Human Life.  It is worthwhile that we discuss the time period, the actual document’s teaching on marriage and the results – ...

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Independence – July 4

Independence – July 4

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As our choir begins their summer break, a special thank you to them and Mr. Don Cotton, our choir director, for their many hours of song and praise at Masses throughout the year. Enjoy the summer! On July 4, 1776 56 members of the Congress in the Colo ...

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SOTB – Peter and Paul

SOTB – Peter and Paul

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who participated and coordinated our Vacation Bible School.  In particular, thank you to Mrs. Jennifer Carmichael and Mrs. Catherine Cobos.  We hope the week was enjoyable as well as instructive in the Faith for the children! I ...

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Fatherhood 2018

Fatherhood 2018

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
On behalf of the spiritual fathers of the parish, we would like to wish all the men in the parish a Happy Fathers’ Day! What is a father?  How important are fathers? A father is not just the man who cooperated with our mothers and God in bringin ...

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Priest Changes at Holy Trinity

Priest Changes at Holy Trinity

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
If you had the opportunity to take a look at our diocesan website or our diocesan newspaper, the Herald, you saw the various clergy changes in our diocese.  There are a few that affect Holy Trinity. Tewes has been placed on a medical leave. He will ...

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Revolution and Education

Revolution and Education

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
How does a revolution occur?  What is a revolution?!  Deus Vult was the rallying cry of Catholic crusaders in the 1200s.  It means God Wills It!  Re-volt then is a turning away from someone, some power, etc. Most of us have studied in our basic hi ...

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Zimbabwe Pastor Martyred

Zimbabwe Pastor Martyred

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Last week I read a note written by a Zimbabwe pastor who was martyred for the Faith.  A number of people asked for a copy.  Perhaps, it would be helpful to many of us!  It is a tremendous testament of faith.  Can I say the same?! I am part of the ...

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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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