St. Joseph

St. Joseph

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Each month of the year has a different focus.  March is dedicated to the Patron and Protector of the Holy Family and the Church, St. Joseph.  His feast day is March 19th, though it will be Monday, March 20th this year. Who is this incredibl ...

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Naumann Pro-Abortion Politicians No Holy Communion

Naumann Pro-Abortion Politicians No Holy Communion

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
February 19, 2019 By Archbishop Jospeh F. Naumann Reprinted with permission from Catholic News Service Recent efforts to perpetuate and expand abortion in state laws have illuminated the deplorable actions of some Catholic public officials and ...

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Lent 2019

Lent 2019

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you again to all who helped with our parish anniversary on February 2nd . Lest we overlook our youngsters, congratulations to all who received their First Penance the last few of weeks!  We hope you experienced the joy and peace that comes ...

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Socialism in Papal Documents

Socialism in Papal Documents

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Continuing our discussion of Socialism per recent popes.  Both St. John Paul II and Benedect XVI lived under socialist/communist regimes – John Paul in Poland with Nazis then Communists; Benedict in Germany with Nazis then in Bavaria with Communi ...

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Socialism Part 1

Socialism Part 1

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In recent weeks we have heard a bit more conversation on socialism.  In simple terms, socialism is a social doctrine where there is centralized ownership and control of goods.  Private property is limited as often are related rights – educat ...

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Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to all of our couples who came out for Renewal of Marriage Vows Mass on St. Valentine’s Day!  It was a terrific turnout.  Holy Trinity is blessed with so many families.  At the Mass our couples ranged from less than two years ...

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What is a consecrated vocation?

What is a consecrated vocation?

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
What is a consecrated vocation?  Is it for the societal inept?  Why aren’t there more priests and sisters?  How are vocations to the consecrated life fostered? The essence of a consecrated vocation is similar to that of a married voc ...

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March for Life 2019

March for Life 2019

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
If my memory serves me correctly – which is a dangerous statement – I failed to thank all who remembered us priests at Christmastime.  Thank you for your many prayers and gifts – especially the sweets that have produced the need for more exer ...

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Snow, Winona, Saints & Technology

Snow, Winona, Saints & Technology

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
We hope everyone made it safe and sound through our first snow of 2019! I was trying to return from the Midwest in the midst of the snowstorm –O joy! In the midst of spending a good many hours in airports large and small, I noticed an incredible ...

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March for Life

March for Life

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Again, we clergy hope that your new year has begun in a holy and joyful manner!  How are those New Year’s resolutions going?! Over the last week I have been reminded that we have hit the flu and cold season.  As we have done in the past, ...

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