Prince William County School Board Summary

Prince William County School Board Summary

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Life Chain last Sunday.  Our Lord took care of the weather for us.  It was a tremendous opportunity to silently and prayerfully stand up for the unborn who cannot stand up for themselves. I have re-read the ...

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Mass to God the Father, Part 5

Mass to God the Father, Part 5

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you again to everyone who came out, emailed or called our School Board.  Someone who has been around Prince William County School Boards for decades said it was the most people at a meeting since he has been in the county.  There were roughly 500 ...

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Mass to God the Father, Part 4

Mass to God the Father, Part 4

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who helped with letters and emails to our School Board and presence at its meeting this past week.  Some will say that the Church should stay out of politics.  True.  However, when politicians delve into matters of morality, they ...

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PWCS Proposed Non-Discrimination Policy

PWCS Proposed Non-Discrimination Policy

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
On Wednesday, 9/7/16, the Prince William County School Board met to discuss and receive public input on its newly proposed “non-discrimination” policy that seeks to elevate “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to protected classes wit ...

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Mass to God the Father, Part 3

Mass to God the Father, Part 3

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Last week I mentioned that most of the prayers at Mass are addressed to God, the Father.  Perhaps, it would be good to go over some examples. The Collect of the Mass is the Prayer that immediately precedes the Readings.  It is often called the Openi ...

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Mass to God the Father, Part 2

Mass to God the Father, Part 2

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
We hope everyone has an enjoyable and safe Labor Day! And, TWO four day weeks to begin school! (Those in Fauquier are rolling their eyes as school began a little earlier in Fauquier than Prince William.) Did you catch the phrase in last week’s c ...

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Mass to God the Father, Part 1

Mass to God the Father, Part 1

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who made it to the Potomac Nationals’ game!  It’s always good to hang out at a ballgame – especially when the home team wins on a walk off hit! As school is cranking up, we hope all of our youngsters – and parents! – w ...

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Why We Do What We Do, Summary

Why We Do What We Do, Summary

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to our families that braved the heat a week or so ago to ‘spruce’ up the flower beds around the church and the church sign!  I think you got a few souls out of purgatory being out in the heat! We wish all of our collegians safe travels ...

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Why We Do What We Do, Part 9

Why We Do What We Do, Part 9

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Back to Gestures Following the Agnus Dei/Lamb of God it is customary to kneel in preparation for Holy Communion.  You will notice that the priest – after he prays his prayer before Holy Communion – genuflects to Jesus in the Host.  He then raise ...

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Why We Do What We Do, Part 8

Why We Do What We Do, Part 8

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Gestures Following the Great Amen everyone stands to pray together to our Heavenly Father using the prayer that Jesus taught us.  It is fitting that very early on in Christianity the Church inserted the Our Father – the prayer that Jesus taught us ...

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