Obama on the Crusades & Inquisition

Obama on the Crusades & Inquisition

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
It is good to know there are honest historians and schools out there that will teach the truth about problematic topics such as the Crusades and the Inquisition.  Unfortunately, our president does not seem to have had the opportunity to read such histor ...

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March for Life 2015

March for Life 2015

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
There were three very interesting groups represented at the March for Life this year – there are many pro-life groups, but just highlighting a few: Silent No More which consists of men and women who speak out publicly of their regret and experience of ...

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Pro-Life Sunday

Pro-Life Sunday

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to all who were involved in one way or another in the March for Life last Wednesday. We had three buses go – and our Kentucky visitors took an additional two buses! Thank you to everyone who braved the elements to stand up for the little ones ...

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This is My Beloved Son

This is My Beloved Son

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
“This is My Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” These are the words of God the Father at the Baptism of Jesus. They can and should be applied to each of us. It is a tremendous daily meditation. “This is My Beloved son/daughter, in whom I ...

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
We hope everyone’s New Year has begun well! Often times at the beginning of year people make New Year’s resolutions.  It is a helpful process to make resolutions.  Successful people normally make resolutions and set goals.  They may not reach t ...

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Epiphany of Our Lord

Epiphany of Our Lord

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who helped make Christmas beautiful and joyful at the parish!  From those involved in the music, especially Mrs. Kathy Cumber and the various choirs, to those who decorated the church, to those who served at Masses in various roles ...

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The Holy Family

The Holy Family

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
The happiest home was a single room house of a family of three who lived in modest poverty.  They were the happiest family because their focus was on Jesus Christ.  THE Happy Family is The Holy Family of Nazareth – Jesus, Mary and Joseph.  They give ...

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Christmas and the Christ Child

Christmas and the Christ Child

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Please take note of our many opportunities for the sacrament of Penance/Confession this week, especially this evening at our parish penance service – 12 priests and counting! The following excerpt is from Pope Emeritus Benedict’s Christmas address ...

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Rejoice Sunday

Rejoice Sunday

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice! So are the words of St. Paul in his letter to the Philippians.  It is because the Lord is close at hand. This Third Sunday of Advent is often called Gaudete Sunday or Rejoice Sunday.  The reason is bec ...

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Finding True Peace

Finding True Peace

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; the calf and the lion shall browse together, with a little child to guide them. . . The baby shall play by the cobra’s den, and the child lay his hand on the add ...

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