Confirmation 2016

Confirmation 2016

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Congratulations to our 180 young people who received Confirmation this past Saturday, May 21st!  Thank you to all of your parents who have chosen to impart and raise you in the Faith that Jesus established upon Peter and the Apostles!  Thank you to all ...

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Graduation 2016

Graduation 2016

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This time of year is always a joyful time as graduations from grade school, high school, college, etc. abound.  As decisions are made as to the next step, especially as regards high school and college, perhaps it is good to ask a few questions. As pa ...

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Mother’s Day 2016

Mother’s Day 2016

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Congratulations to our second group of young people who received their First Holy Communion this past weekend!  May your belief in Jesus’ Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist and love for Him grow daily throughout your lives.  Thank you and congratula ...

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May Devotion to Mary

May Devotion to Mary

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Congratulations to our first group of young people who received their First Holy Communion this past Saturday!  May your belief in Jesus’ Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist and love for Him grow daily throughout your lives.  Thank you and congratula ...

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Advanced Medical Directives

Advanced Medical Directives

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This weekend you will find Advanced Medical Directives that have been provided us by our diocese.  These directives should be incorporated into every person’s medical directives.  They will be different than those given/offered in most secular hospit ...

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Monsignor Scannell

Monsignor Scannell

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
St. Agnes was the third parish I was assigned as a diocesan priest in Arlington.  Our pastor was Fr. Jim Gould – present pastor of St. John’s in Warrenton.  In residence we had TWO retired monsignors each being ordained over 50 years – Msgr. T. P ...

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LGBT in North Carolina

LGBT in North Carolina

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
We must obey God rather than men . . . So, they (Peter and John) left the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they had been found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name. Such are the words of the Acts of the Apostles from our First R ...

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Divine Mercy 2016

Divine Mercy 2016

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Congratulations to all who received sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil.  A special congratulation should be given to those who became Catholic at the Easter Vigil.  May your fervor for Jesus, especially in ...

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Easter 2016

Easter 2016

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
“Peace be with you.”  Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing.”  Thomas answered Him, “My Lord and My God!” Such are the words of ...

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Palm Sunday 2016

Palm Sunday 2016

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This weekend you will notice that all the statues are covered.  Why?  As we approach Holy Week when Our Lord’s beauty is marred by His sufferings, we cover the beautiful things in the church.  These physical ‘touches’ help us to focus and prepar ...

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