The Little Sisters of the Poor

The Little Sisters of the Poor

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
DO YOU KNOW OF THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR? They care for the dying who have nowhere else to turn. The Sisters survive on donations as their residents do not pay. An excerpt from the Becket Fund follows to update you on recent attacks against our r ...

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Humanae Vitae

Humanae Vitae

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
TO ALL OF OUR MARRIED COUPLES: If you were given a marriage strengthening tool that boasted an international divorce rate of less than 5%, would you be interested? I would think that every married couple would want to know what it is! What if I were t ...

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What is Truth?

What is Truth?

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Quid est veritas? What is truth? Such are the words of Pontius Pilate to Jesus Christ. Pilate was standing before Truth Itself and He could not recognize Him. What is truth? By definition, truth is that which is in accord with reality. If I say ...

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Summer Acts for Teens

Summer Acts for Teens

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
We hope everyone had a holy and joyful July 4th! Two weeks ago saw our teens – about 25 from Holy Trinity and many adults – participate in the Diocesan Work Camp south of Woodstock, Va. In total, over 1200 teens and adults helped many disadvantage ...

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Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage

Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone – particularly Mrs. Leary, Mrs. Carmichael and all our teachers and helpers - who helped make our Vacation Bible School such a tremendous experience! It was a joy to have the children running around for the week! As the week en ...

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Religious Liberty

Religious Liberty

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
A religion that does not interfere in the secular order will soon discover that the secular order will not refrain from interfering with it. Such are the words of the Venerable Fulton J. Sheen who was the Catholic American orator of the 20th century. ...

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Father’s Day

Father’s Day

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who came out to our parish picnic last Sunday! It was a beautiful day to celebrate with Fr. Brian and Fr. Tom. Both will begin their assignments on June 25, 2015 – Fr. Brian at Holy Trinity; Fr. Tom at George Mason University. Tha ...

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Priest Transition at Holy Trinity

Priest Transition at Holy Trinity

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we enjoy our parish picnic this weekend it will be a perfect opportunity to thank Fr. Tom for his dedicated three years of priesthood at Holy Trinity. It will also be an opportunity to celebrate Fr. Brian McAllister’s ordination to the priesthood an ...

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Priesthood

Priesthood

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This weekend is a joyful one in our diocese! Yesterday, Bishop Loverde ordained seven men to the priesthood and one to the diaconate. One of these men is our own Fr. Brian McAllister who has been assigned with us this past year. Fr. Brian will have a Mas ...

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Modesty

Modesty

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Summer is back! - great opportunities to be out in the heat having a lot of fun whether at the park, lake or beach. Of course, summer comes with various styles of dress. Every year is good to address – no pun intended – the topic of Modesty in a posi ...

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