Epiphany

Epiphany

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
There is a conflict between Faith and Science! Really? Not from the angle of Faith, namely the Catholic Faith. The Catholic Faith has no fear of science. Why are people of science fearful of the Faith? Ah, some will say they are not afraid of Faith. Why ...

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The Holy Family

The Holy Family

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
On behalf of all the priests we hope that everyone is having a holy and joyful Christmas! Recall, Christmas is not just the celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ for one day. It is eight day celebration of Jesus’ Birth and the God-man’s presence i ...

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Jubilee 2015

Jubilee 2015

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This past Tuesday was the patronal feast for us Catholics in America – the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was also the beginning of the extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis. What is a Jubilee Year? Since ...

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Season of Advent

Season of Advent

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Fr. Tewes, Fr. Brian, Fr. Shelton and I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving! Ready or not! This weekend begins the season of Advent in preparation for Christmas. Wouldn’t we all admit that Advent is a bit of a struggle? Why? Well, ...

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Thanksgiving in St. Augustine, Florida

Thanksgiving in St. Augustine, Florida

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to all who gave of their time and talents in putting on our Golf Tournament in late October and our 5K/Fun Run just last week. Both events were enjoyable and drew many different ages of athletes. The golfers definitely had a ‘bit’ warmer da ...

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Praying Mothers of Lu

Praying Mothers of Lu

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Yesterday, November 7th, Bishop Loverde celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving for his 50 years of priesthood. In light of his anniversary of priesthood. The following story follows. It is quite incredible of a parish that was about FIVE TIMES SMALLER THAN HO ...

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Purgatory

Purgatory

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
The month of November is dedicated to the ‘Poor Souls’. Sometimes people see Purgatory as something negative, but it is far from it. It is a place of God’s mercy and justice that is alluded to in the Scriptures. November is the month when, in a par ...

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All Saints’ Eve / Halloween

All Saints’ Eve / Halloween

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
I hope all of our youngsters had an enjoyable and holy All Saints’ Eve! One may ask, “What is All Saints’ Eve?” “Father, don’t you mean ‘Halloween?’” Yes, the two are one and the same. Halloween takes its name from the feast day that fo ...

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Servant of the Servants of God

Servant of the Servants of God

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Servus Servorum Dei . . . Servant of the Servants of God Such is one of the titles of the Pope. It is a title for every bishop, priest and deacon to live by. It is the message of the Gospel for this Sunday for all of us to consider. How often is au ...

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Historicity and Authenticity of the New Testament IV

Historicity and Authenticity of the New Testament IV

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
After a hiatus of a couple of weeks, it would be well to complete our apologetic of the veracity of the Four Gospels, particularly the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. We can accomplish this proof by examining the four other possibilities rather t ...

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