Fourth Sunday of Advent

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you, thank you to everyone who participated in our Bethlehem Walk!  Whether confirmandi who helped make various items over the last few months, or those who set-up and cleaned up, or those who were in costume or behind the scenes, what a tremendou ...

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Thanks to Bishop Loverde

Thanks to Bishop Loverde

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who offered prayers and sacrifices for Bishop Loverde and Bishop Burbidge.  We gave our spiritual bouquets to each of them this past week – as Bishop Burbidge was installed as our bishop.  It is a beautiful and practical way to ...

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Second Sunday of Advent

Second Sunday of Advent

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; the calf and the lion shall browse together, with a little child to guide them. . . The baby shall play by the cobra’s den, and the child lay his hand on the adder ...

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First Sunday of Advent

First Sunday of Advent

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Fr. Tewes, Fr. Brian, Fr. Shelton and I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving! This year we get four full weeks of Advent as Christmas will end the fourth week of Advent. Advent is a tremendous season of the year wherein we strive for ...

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Mass to God the Father, Part 8

Mass to God the Father, Part 8

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we prepare for a tremendous American tradition of publicly thanking Almighty God as a nation, it would be good to read (perhaps at Thanksgiving dinner) the Thanksgiving Proclamation of the first president of the United States of America, George Washin ...

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Confirmation Retreat and Year of Mercy

Confirmation Retreat and Year of Mercy

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who helped make our confirmation retreat a tremendous spiritual day for our confirmandi, particularly Mrs. Jennifer Carmichael and Mrs. Catherine Cobos.  It is always a terrific day wherein our confirmandi are able to pray at the t ...

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Election 2016

Election 2016

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we go to the polls this coming week it is good for us to ponder the guidance of the Church and our bishop. The Catechism of the Catholic Church #2240 states that we, as Catholics, have a moral responsibility to exercise our right to vote. The bi ...

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Mass to God the Father, Part 7

Mass to God the Father, Part 7

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
We have received a few inquiries re: the annual golf tournament and 5k Run that in past years we have had in the fall.  In light of a few issues this past fall, we are planning to shoot for spring for both events next year.  We will try to make public ...

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Mass to God the Father, Part 6

Mass to God the Father, Part 6

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Please do not forget to offer prayers for Bishop Loverde as he retires from being our bishop and Bishop Burbidge as he will be installed as our bishop on December 6, 2016.  You can access the link on our website for our spiritual bouquets for bishops. ...

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Bishop Burbidge

Bishop Burbidge

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Hope everyone has had a good (short) week! Last weekend I spoke a bit of our new bishop, Bishop Burbidge.  As we will welcome him as a next bishop, it is good for us to thank Bishop Loverde for his tireless efforts for our spiritual benefit over the ...

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