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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Evidences of a Lack of Humility

Evidences of a Lack of Humility

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who time out to participate in our parish mission with Fr. George McInnis of the Fathers of Mercy.  We hope it was a time of spiritual enhancement and conversion.  The necessary virtue for spiritual growth and conversion is humili ...

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4th Sunday of Lent

4th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Today we welcome Fr. George McInnis of the Fathers of Mercy. He will preach all of our Masses as well as lead our parish mission this week.   The parish mission is a terrific opportunity for all of us to take a step away from secular duties and activit ...

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